25 Essential LGBTQ Pride Songs

From Sylvester to Perfume Genius to everyone in between, editors pick the most evocative, transformative songs

Donna Summer, "I Feel Love" (1977)

It's the Moog-driven song that singlehandedly birthed modern EDM, and debuting in 1977 amid orchestral, vocal-forward disco, the track sounded like a transmission from a distant, sexy planet. More than that, though, the groundbreaking collaboration between Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte translated, in a brand-new sonic language, the strange, scary ecstasy of erotic desire and fulfillment, and connected the modern dance floor with the sublime; what's more queer than that? Disco goddess Summer initially needed some convincing. "Giorgio brought me this popcorn track he had recorded," she later recalled, "and I said, 'What the hell is this, Giorgio?'" –JR