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Best gay anthem: 'Y.M.C.A.' or 'I Want to Break Free'?
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A festive crown for the winner
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Village People and Queen beat out some stiff competition in the first round of our gay anthem bracket. Both iconic acts are known for their pride anthems and strong gay fan armies. In the music video for Queen's "I Want to Break Free," the band is cleverly dressed in drag, while delivering an underlining gay message about gaining independence. The Village People was much more out there with "Y.M.C.A.," a fun disco hit about men cruising gyms. Which gay pride anthem is the greatest? 👬🎤

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Best gay anthem: 'Y.M.C.A.' or 'I Want to Break Free'?
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Don't forget to cast your vote for the rest our “Gay Anthem" debates below!

For the past several decades—women and LGBTQ pop music artists have openly declared their "true colors,” supported gay rights and empowered LGBTQ communities to be born their way. Enter the "Gay Anthem.” And there’s no better way to celebrate Pride Month than to honor the pop divas (women and queers included) in music who have influenced LGBTQ movements, and ultimately pick the greatest gay anthem of all time.

Queen's "I Want to Break Free" beat out George Michael's "Freedom! '90," and Village People's "Y.M.C.A." slightly topped ABBA's "Dancing Queen" in the first round. Now it's Village People versus Queen.

Now, time to vote on your favorite anthem for pride in the second round:

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Check out some significant lyrics to the gay disco classic "Y.M.C.A.," per Genius.

🎶It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A
They have everything for you men to enjoy
You can hang out with all the boys
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A
You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal
You can do whatever you feel🎶

Watch the music video of the catchy earworm below.

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Here are some notable lyrics to Queen's classic "I Want to Break Free" below, also thanks to Genius.

🎶I want to break freeI want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You are so self satisfied I don't need you
I have got to break free
God knows, God knows I want to break free🎶

Watch the iconically bold music video from the '80s below.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Best gay anthem: 'Y.M.C.A.' or 'I Want to Break Free'?
#TeamVillagePeople
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamQueen