No sooner than I finished yesterday's post — I found an issue with the website, which lead me down a rabbit hole of multiple issues. Mind you, nothing that affects the user experience but triggers my anal instincts of perfection. By the time I finished and resolved to leave some issues for another day — my day was lost and I was too tired to finish volume 4 of the Ultimate Gay Anthems & PRIDE Classics that I promised I was going to do.
Rick has been out of town so that allowed me to get up early this morning and get to work on cleaning up this mix, while replacing a couple of tracks with better versions. Then I started adding stuff I had forgotten about and this 4-hour set turned into nearly 5 hours.
The end result is shear perfection and frankly a delight for GenX and early Millennials. I had decided to skip on mixing up a variety of styles for the final two volumes, which makes things a bit easier so volume 4 is big room circuit but nothing that's over the top. There's a lot of gay anthems and quality classic gay pride cuts here.
As I had previously stated, this series is as close as you're going to get to a best of the Diva Hall of Fame people have asked me for. What's nice about this is that all those leading ladies that I never got around to inducting or for whatever reason didn't feel it was warranted — are included here. People like Jeanie Tracy, Kimberly Davis, Anastacia, Suzanne Palmer (who really deserves an entry), Paula Cole, Shania Twain, Heather Small (of M People), Judy Cheeks, Alison Limerick, Lara Fabian, Nelly Furtado, Debby Holiday, Amber, Goldfrapp, Sarah Atereth, Deborah Cooper, Beth Sacks, Pepper MaShay, Andra Day, Latanza Waters, CeCe Peniston, Sabrina Johnston, Shawn Christoper, Soraya Vivian (Degrees of Motion), Thelma Houston and so many more have touched our little gay hearts at one point or another in our drama-filled lives that it's a travesty that I can't acknowledge all of them.
Consider this series their honorary induction and acknowledgement of what they've meant to so many of us. We say, thank you from the bottom of our little queer hearts.
We've got one more set to go, which will be the remaining Hi NRG and house music tracks before jumping into the annual Gay Anthems For A New Generation so we can wrap up our 2022 Gay Pride offerings before festivities start kicking off. Until the next time...ENJOY!
Album: Ultimate Gay Anthems & Pride Classics Vol. 4 Genre: Circuit, House, Hi NRG Year: 2022 Total Time: 04:53:20
1. DJ Bill Bennett & Suzanne Palmer - Fame (Bill Bennett & Pete Masitti Video Mix)
2. Donna Summer - I Feel Love (Rollo & Sister Bliss Monster Mix Full Extended Mix)
3. Kristine W - Feel What You Want (Junior's NY Xtended Vocal)
4. Shannon - Give Me Tonight (Hex Hector & Dezrok 2000 A.D. Club Mix)
5. Lara Fabian - I Will Love Again (Hex Hector & Mac Quayle Main Mix)
6. Shades Of Love - Body To Body (Keep In Touch) (Junior Vasquez Club Mix)
7. Deborah Cox - Nobody's Supposed To Be Here (Hex Hector's Club Mix)
8. Nelly Furtado - I'm Like A Bird (Junior Vasquez Club Remix)
9. Debby Holiday - Diva (Chris Cox Club Anthem)
10. Amber - Sexual (Li Da Di) (Thunderpuss 2000 Club Mix)
11. Britney Spears - Work Bitch (George M. Extended Mix)
12. Erika Jayne - One Hot Pleasure (Ralphi Rosario Club Mix)
13. Goldfrapp - Ooh La La (Peter Rauhofer Reconstruction Mix)
14. Lady Gaga - Bad Romance (DJ Paulo's Gaga Oh La-La Remix)
15. Sarah Atereth - It Doesn't Take Much (Tracy Young Club Mix)