Pride playlist I can blast from my bike please!
June 16, 2018 7:48 PM   Subscribe

I'm riding my motorcycle for the first time in the Pride Parade this year! I'm super stoked and plan on strapping a camping speaker to my handlebars so I can have some jams going while I ride. Since this is for Pride I'd love to feature queer artists/songs, but am totally open to non-queer artists/songs if they have a special meaning to you. The more upbeat the better! Thanks all!
posted by carnivoregiraffe to Society & Culture (14 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Everything is AWESOME!!! by Tegan and Sara

Queer Canadian identical twin sister singer-songwriter duo. I'm sure they have other upbeat songs too, this is just the first one that came to mind.
posted by Secret Sparrow at 8:13 PM on June 16, 2018 [2 favorites]

Rise Up! by the queertastic Parachute Club
posted by jb at 8:23 PM on June 16, 2018 [2 favorites]

I would weep with happiness if you would blast at least one Janis Joplin.
posted by BostonTerrier at 8:42 PM on June 16, 2018

Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves is an awesome, upbeat song with a great message, in the Country/Western style, for a little change of pace.

Have a blast at Pride! :)
posted by darkstar at 8:53 PM on June 16, 2018 [1 favorite]

The Devil in the Kitchen by Ashley Macisaac

Gay Canadian Celtic Fusian fiddler (and step dancer) known for flashing Conan O'Brian
posted by Secret Sparrow at 9:03 PM on June 16, 2018 [1 favorite]

Carl Bean's I Was Born This Way is an anthem.
posted by rhizome at 9:43 PM on June 16, 2018

If you’re riding with Dykes on Bikes you can suck up with a little Pink :D
Get the party started (Remember to sing coming out instead of coming up), good cruising beat
Raise your glass (Celebrating dirty little freaks)

Also of course Diana Ross I’m coming out
posted by Iteki at 12:46 AM on June 17, 2018 [2 favorites]

darkstar: great song!!!
posted by james33 at 5:25 AM on June 17, 2018 [1 favorite]

Ria Mae is a queer Canadian pop artist with some fun upbeat tunes. Check out Clothes Off, Gold, and Bend.
posted by yawper at 5:59 AM on June 17, 2018

Read My Lips (Enough is Enough) - Jimmy Sommerville

There's More to Love Than Boy Meets Girl - The Communards

Red Letter Day - Pet Shop Boys
posted by Hanuman1960 at 7:19 AM on June 17, 2018 [1 favorite]

My Pride mix starts with “You make me feel (Mighty Real)” by Sylvester, big hit with my pals.
posted by Riverine at 11:10 AM on June 17, 2018

Melissa Etheridge’s Yes I Am and All American Girl come to mind
posted by childofTethys at 5:54 PM on June 17, 2018

Response by poster: Thank you all for the help! Had a blast, next year I might invest in a louder speaker. It was nice to have tunes while in the staging area, but by the time the bike were all roaring you couldn't hear a thing. I knew how rocking the tunes were though, thanks to all of you.
posted by carnivoregiraffe at 6:03 PM on June 17, 2018 [1 favorite]

The radio-blasting bikers in my city have full-on sound systems, it's no joke. I'm not sure you can even get a boom box to duct-tape onto your handlebars big enough to project much to bystanders. Depends on the motor and exhaust I suppose.
posted by rhizome at 6:43 PM on June 17, 2018

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