20 essential songs for your Pride Month playlist

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“Let’s Have A Kiki” by The Scissor Sisters

You can’t possibly expect to have a kiki without the song “Let’s Have A Kiki” on your playlist!

If you don’t know what a kiki is, you should probably close this playlist right now. Kidding! Let the lyrics explain it to you: “A kiki is a party for calming all your nerves. We’re spilling tea and dishing just desserts one may deserve.”

The Scissor Sisters already made their mark as a queer group with songs like “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’” before releasing “Let’s Have A Kiki” in 2012. The term “kiki” originates from gay lingo in the black and Latin communities and is often used by drag queens. Thanks to the Scissor Sisters, now it’s part of the common gay vernacular.

Much of the song is a talk-singing hybrid, which makes it the perfect song to sing along to with a crowd. It’s also the perfect song to vogue to and if you don’t know how to vogue, who cares? Just throw your arms around and have fun, it’s Pride! There’s no judgment on the dance floor, unless you’re being messy, then you need to rein it in.

There’s even a portion of the song that’s just random words sung in repetition, and if there’s one thing the LGBTQ community loves in a song, it’s a little repetition! Yaaaas queen, repeat those words over and over! “Kiki, so so, oui oui, non non!”

It’s truly just a fun song that is so shamelessly queer, it had to be on this list.