The profitable tune Erasure’s ‘A Little Respect’ was then broadcast to kick off the launch of Virgin Radio Delight UK at this time.
Erasure’s Andy Bell stated: “I would wish to thank all of the Erasure followers for voting for us and A Little Respect for Delight Anthems. It is an evergreen basic and we sit up for seeing you on tour in October. And as soon as once more, thanks very a lot to Virgin Radio and all people concerned. Completely happy Delight everybody!”
Some enormous anthems, together with 9 to five by Dolly Parton and Shania Twain’s Man! I Really feel Like A Girl, landed simply outdoors the highest twenty, whereas the likes of Taylor Swift, Years & Years, Katy Perry and Dua Lipa all acquired loads of votes too.
Right here, in reverse order, are the High 20 Delight Anthems, as voted for by Virgin Radio UK listeners.
20. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Loosen up
19. George Michael – Outdoors
18. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Any person (Who Loves Me)
17. Keala Settle – This Is Me
16. Climate Women – It is Raining Males
15. Queen – I Need To Break Free
14. Diana Ross – I am Coming Out
13. Gloria Gaynor – I Am What I Am
12. Pet Store Boys – It is A Sin
11. Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
10. ABBA – Gimme Gimme Gimme
9. Britney Spears – Stronger
8. Cher – Consider
7. Madonna – Vogue
6. Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Wants You
5. Spice Women – Spice Up Your Life
4. Girl Gaga – Born This Method
3. Steps – Tragedy
2. Christina Aguilera – Stunning
1. Erasure – A Little Respect
You may hear the High 10 tracks from 8.30pm tonight with Stephen Sullivan on Virgin Radio Delight UK.
For extra cracking anthems like these, make sure to tune into Virgin Radio Delight UK, which is able to broadcast till the top of September. The station seeks to cut back inequality by addressing vital points each on-air and on-line, sparking conversations round subjects comparable to: trans-rights, homosexual adoption points, residing with HIV and serving to dad and mom perceive LGBTQ+ points by working carefully with varied LGBTQ+ companions.
You’ll be capable of hear presenters from throughout the LGBTQ+ neighborhood on Virgin Radio Delight UK, comparable to Drag Race UK star Tia Kofi and creator Matt Cain plus Emma Goswell, Debbie Ryan, Phil Clifton, Shivani Dave, Stephen Sullivan and Vicki Blight. The Chris Evans Breakfast present with Sky and the Graham Norton Radio Present with Waitrose may even be broadcast on the brand new station too.
Matt Cain can be internet hosting a weekly Sunday afternoon journal present, and there can be one-off documentaries, together with a glance again 5 years on from the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando, and the historical past of LGBTQ+ affect on dance music from disco to deal with.
There may even be common specials, comparable to a My Delight Playlist the place a big member of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood picks their ten favorite songs, and tells the tales behind their decisions.
There are additionally collaborations deliberate with Delight occasions everywhere in the UK.
Virgin Radio Delight UK is now reside on DAB in London, on-line or by way of the Virgin Radio app.