How Erasure beat out Lady Gaga and Cher for the 'Ultimate Pride Anthem'

The synth-pop classic was named the 'Ultimate Pride Anthem'
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June is Pride Month and there’s plenty of fantastic songs you can pump up the volume to celebrate. What song is the ultimate Pride anthem? Ask 10 different individuals and you’re likely to get 10 different answers.

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The U.K.’s Virgin Radio (via NME) took their shot at figuring out the “Ultimate Pride Anthem” as they polled listeners to find out which track would take the top spot.

The results feature classic anthems like “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga and “Believe” by Cher, but a surprising entry took the top spot.

“A Little Respect” by Erasure was named as the “Ultimate Pride Anthem” in the poll as it’s certainly a song deserving of the title.

“I’d like to thank all the Erasure fans for voting for us and ‘A Little Respect’ for Pride Anthems,” singer Andy Bell said. “It’s an evergreen classic and we look forward to seeing you on tour in October… Happy Pride everyone!”

While everyone has their own anthem to celebrate Pride Month, you can’t go wrong with adding “A Little Respect” to your playlist.

In case you’re looking for even more tunes to celebrate Pride, we’ve put together this playlist of 7 new anthems you have to check out. Featuring the likes of Haley Kiyoko, Lil Nas X, Rebecca Black, Big Freedia, Rina Swayama, and more, this playlist will get you bopping your head all while celebrating the diversity, creativity, and ingenuity of the LGBTQIA+ community.

WATCH MORE: 5 truly underrated LGBT anthems


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