EXCLUSIVE: These Are Troye Sivan's Ultimate Pride Playlist Picks
It's time to get your glitter out and let your rainbow flag fly high, because Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have officially kicked off!
What better way to celebrate that with one of our country's most loved LGBTQI icons, Troye Sivan!?
The South African-born Australian singer songwriter and all round sweetheart has not only made his mark as a pop sensation here in Oz, but has thousands of adoring fans all over the world.
...So, it's safe to say, Troye knows a thing or two about creating the ultimate playlist, and as such, has #blessed us with his favourite pride tracks.
You are very welcome.
1. Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next
Is there a more iconic duo than Troye Sivan and Ariana Grande? We think not. These BFFs have become all our friendship goals over the past few years, and following their 2018 collab 'Dance to This,' Troye made a brief but amazing cameo in the video for Ariana's 'Thank U, Next.' Blink and you'll miss it above...
2. Calvin Harris & Sam Smith - Promises
Speaking of iconic duos, Sam Smith marked his foray into the world of electronic dance music last year with the help of Calvin Harris for 'Promises.' If this vibey track doesn't get you dancing, we don't know what will.
3. Dua Lipa - New Rules
Dua Lipa's 2017 single 'New Rules' is the ultimate bounce back track. Whether you're tempted to text your ex, or you're just trying to focus on being your best self, Dua has the new rules you need.
4. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
...And while we're on the topic of letting the negativity go, Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' is the perfect antidote. It's darn near impossible to listen to this track by Troye's buddy without singing along.
5. Troye Sivan - Bloom
It wouldn't be a Troye Sivan-approved playlist without one of his iconic tracks. From Troye's album of the same name, 'Bloom' is the ultimate coming-of-age track, matched with a poppy, bright, bouncing video that is all about celebrating your sexuality.
6. RuPaul - Sissy That Walk
Would a pride playlist be complete without a RuPaul track? Absolutely not. Featuring the top four queens from Season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race, the video for 'Sissy That Walk' is almost (if not equally) as fierce as feeling you get when you listen to it.
7. Madonna - Vogue
Did you know that Madonna's 'Vogue' was supposed to be a throwaway track on the B-Side of 'Keep It Together'? Lucky it wasn't, because 'Vogue' topped the charts and became an iconic track for the LGBTQI community, with a music video inspired by the underground black and latinx subculture of the ball communities in Harlem.
8. Lady Gaga - Born This Way
With lyrics like "don't be a drag, just be a queen," and a thumping chorus repeating "baby, I was born this way," Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' is the ultimate love yourself track. Speaking to Billboard, Gaga said, "Harkening back to the early '90s, when Madonna, En Vogue, Whitney Houston and TLC were making very empowering music for women and the gay community and all kind of disenfranchised communities, the lyrics and the melodies were very poignant and very gospel and very spiritual and I said, 'That's the kind of record I need to make.'"
9. Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around
Troye gives Aussie songstress Kylie Minogue a nod for the 9th spot on his pride playlist, with 'Spinning Around.' With a huge LGBTQI fan base, Kylie Minogue has a number of bangers that strike a chord with the gay community, but 2000's 'Spinning Around' has to be one of the most popular.
10. Hayley Kiyoko ft. Kehlani - What I Need
Since Hayley Kiyoko dropped 'Girls Like Girls' in 2015, she's gained a huge following in the LGBTQI community. Fast forward to 2018 and Hayley teamed up with Kehlani on 'What I Need,' a love story between two women of colour who are best friends. With 17M views on YouTube, it's no surprise Hayley has the number 10 spot on Troye's pride playlist.