Who knows why everyone waited ’til the last weekend of Pride to drop, but with the wealth of new music we have going into this major Pride weekend, we are NOT complaining.Well, we are complaining, but not about that:With the Supreme Court’s recent decision to slam the country’s reproductive rights — and, if Justice Thomas has his way, queer rights — back into the dark ages, now is the perfect time to remember Pride’s roots as a riotous protest.
If the spirit of Marsha P. Johnson just so happens to call to you this weekend, so be it.However! In honor of the component of Pride that stands for joy and celebration of queerness, here are five energizing tracks from this week that should keep your feet moving and your social media doom-scroll interrupted.Welcome to this week’s essential bop round-up:The fact that Madonna has fifty (50!) #1 Billboard dance chart hits to compile into an album is testament to the career that she’s had.
Her allyship to the queer community is alive and well too; Thursday night’s Finally Enough Love release party was an NYC Pride extravaganza.
Even though this week’s release is just an abridged 16-track version of the 50-track release to come in August, it’s still impossible to pick a specific song to feature.