LGBT stars share songs that shaped them with Attitude & Spot
In paid partnership with Spotify.
In a brand new Attitude video series, produced in partnership with Spotify, a handful of LGBTQ stars come to play to share the secrets of their playlists – music and podcasts – and some of the revelations will surprise even those closest to them.
Starting this Thursday (June 3) with BBC Radio 1’s Adele Roberts, the six-part series that will be revealed in the coming weeks shares sounds of life, love, marriage and even soundtracks from potential funerals – and these unique combinations celebrate the difference joy.
We also hear from Celebrity chef winner Riyadh Khalaf, DJ and drag superstar Jodie Harsh, model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, singer-songwriter Joesef and James Barr and Dan Hudson, hosts of the hit podcast series A Gay and A NonGay.
There is something to laugh about, but also deeply personal moments, without having the dry eye in the house. Additionally, through the Attitude Magazine Foundation, all participants in this series received £ 500 in donations on their behalf to a charity of their choice.
Keep an eye here and on YouTube, and find backing playlists on Spotify.
ONLY ADELE ROBERTS
Cool Queen Adele Roberts of BBC Radio 1 has a fire in the hold – she streamed Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ to stick it to homophobes, and if you hear her playing ‘Get It On Tonight’ by Montell Jordan, you’re lucky.
But, she asks, if you haven’t seen Jane McDonald’s “Dance Yourself Dizzy” cover live, are you even living?
Adele’s £ 500 charitable donation via the Attitude Magazine Foundation will go to Switchboard LGBT, which provides a unique listening service to LGBTQ people by phone, email and instant messaging.
Listen to Adele’s playlist on Spotify.
ONLY RIYAD KHALAF
We know that broadcaster, author and activist Riyad Khalaf not only dances as if no one is watching him, but also sings as if no one is listening to him.
He admits that his neighbor overheard him in the shower playing Sia’s “Move Your Body”, although it was deadmau5 who rearranged his organs. Which we don’t think is an understatement.
Riyadh’s £ 500 charitable donation through Attitude Magazine Foundation will go to The Food Chain, which ensures people living with HIV in London can access the nutrition they need to be well, stay well and lead healthy lives and independent.
Listen to Riyadh’s playlist on Spotify.
ONLY JODIE HARSH
Not that we would wish anyone dead, but the funeral of drag superstar DJ Jodie Harsh is going to strike! Madonna is playing live and there will be lasers, real lasers.
But before all that, she explains why Tina Turner makes her cry and reveals the only true queer anthem. How do we know all this? Because we have rooted ourselves in Jodie’s listening habits without fear or favor. And it’s dirty (rich).
Jodie’s £ 500 charitable donation via the Attitude Magazine Foundation will go to akt, which supports LGBTQ young people aged 16 to 25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.
Listen to Jodie’s playlist on Spotify.
ONLY MUNROE BERGDORF
Model and activist Munroe Bergdorf starts her day with Hot Boyz before hanging out with Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change to talk about sibling rivalry. Like you do.
However, with the tissues ready, she was not beyond a moment of tears as she listened to True Colors by Cyndi Lauper. What is all this? It’s all revealed in Attitude’s new video series, in partnership with Spotify, where LGBTQ + friends share their unique playlist combinations.
Munroe’s £ 500 charitable donation through the Attitude Magazine Foundation will go to the Black Trans Foundation, which is building a world where black and gender nonconforming transgender people have the same access to healthcare and opportunities as their cisgender counterparts .
Listen to Munroe’s playlist on Spotify.
ONLY ONE GAY AND ONE NON GAY
If you ever needed proof that we all walk to the beat of our own drum (or triangle), then watch James Barr and Dan Hudson of Gay and a famous non-gay podcast compare the music choices.
There is more Bruce Springsteen than it seems reasonable, Carly Rae Jepsen is proposing but apparently only one man has a say in the music of the wedding.
The charitable donation of £ 500 from one gay and one non-gay via the Attitude Magazine foundation will go to Mermaids, which provides support to transgender and transgender children and youth, their families and support professionals.
Listen to James and Dan’s playlist on Spotify.
His mother took him to see the Spice Girls while his father took his brothers to see Oasis and The Verve. And that’s how the trajectory of the life and times of singer-songwriter Joesef was defined.
But what musical education, and who would have known that it would end in a marriage with Frank Ocean? Probably.
Joesef’s £ 500 charitable donation via the Attitude Magazine Foundation will go to LGBT Youth Scotland, which provides quality youth work to LGBTQ youth and works in partnership for LGBTQ equality and human rights.
Listen to Josef’s playlist on Spotify.
Listening is everything, and no one listens like you. Or, as this series will prove, like everyone else …
To learn more about your own listening habits, visit spotify.com/onlyyou.