The legendary G-A-Y celebrates 20 years at the forefront of club culture with a brand new compilation three CD and digital album, released on Sony Music.
Taking in the vast history of the club and the many incredible acts who have graced its stage, "G-A-Y The Album" recreates the soundtrack of a night at the world's leading gay club.
"G-A-Y The Album" features hits from across the 20 years of G-A-Y's existence to date, including many remixes and versions that are exclusive and not available elsewhere digitally. The album is both a potted history of the club's involvement in UK pop and a taster of the great atmosphere of a G-A-Y night - including classics that were the inescapable hit of their year and have been a mainstay on the dance floor ever since, and featuring songs from some of the many huge artists who have thrilled the crowds. "G-A-Y The Album" shows just why clubbers and musicians alike have kept returning week after week for the last two decades.
Starting as a small club night in the early 90s, G-A-Y has transgressed its initial beginnings to become an institution of the British club scene. Under the guidance of founder Jeremy Joseph, over the years it has played host to performances from the likes of Madonna, Rihanna and Lady Gaga to One Direction and The Spice Girls. Initially held at Busbys - which then became LA2, G-A-Y then became synonymous with Saturday nights at London's famous Astoria. Following the venue's destruction in 2008 the club has since moved to Heaven, where it's remained one of London's key club nights ever since. London is also home to two G-A-Y bars, whilst Manchester G-A-Y venue is now the busiest gay bar in the city.
Jeremy Joseph says: "I can't believe that G-A-Y is 20 Years old. It's been an incredible journey of highs and lows. I never had a vision for G-A-Y, just to create something I enjoyed and hoped other would as well. G-A-Y has always been about supporting artists at the beginning of their careers and supporting them as they grow, and in return as they get bigger, they continue to perform at G-A-Y."
Tracklisting: (*** denotes an exclusive song, otherwise unavailable digitally)
1. Madonna - Hung Up SDP EXTENDED MIX***
2. Adele - Rolling In The Deep (Villa Remix)
3. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream (Manhattan Clique Edit)
4. Rihanna - Diamonds (The Bimbo Jones Vocal Edit)
5. Lady Gaga - Poker Face (Dave Audé Edit)
6. P!nk - So What (Bimbo Jones Radio Mix)
7. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe (Almighty Club Mix)
8. Jessie J - Domino (Myon And Shane Remix)***
9. Cheryl - Call My Name (Wideboys Remix Radio Edit)
10. The Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha (Ralphi Rosario Mix)
11. The Saturdays - All Fired Up (The Alias Radio Edit)
12. Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland - SexyBack (Linus Loves Remix)***
13. Olly Murs - Troublemaker (Cutmore Radio Edit)
14. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
15. Nicki Minaj - Starships
16. Britney Spears - Toxic (Armand Van Helden Remix - Edit)
17. Girls Aloud - Girls Aloud Megamix
1. Icona Pop feat Charli XCX - I Love It - Dirty Version
2. Little Mix - Wings (The Alias Radio Edit)
3. Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing (Extended Mix)***
4. RITA ORA - How We Do (Party) (Gustavo Scorpio Radio Mix - Dirty)***
5. Alexandra Burke - Bad Boys (Moto Blanco Radio Mix)
6. Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love (Moto Blanco Remix Radio Edit)***
7. McFly - Shine A Light
8. JLS - The Club Is Alive (Wideboys Stadium Mix)***
9. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) (Project 46 Radio Edit)
10. Danni Minogue Vs. Flower Power - You Won't Forget About Me (Vocal Radio Edit)***
11. Melanie C - I Turn To You (Hex Hector Radio Mix)***
12. Sugababes - Push The Button (DJ Prom International Edit)
13. Christina Aguilera - Beautiful (Peter Rauhofer Radio Edit)***
14. Jennifer Lopez - Waiting For Tonight (Hex's Momentous Radio Mix)***
15. C line Dion - My Heart Will Go On (Tony Moran Mix)***
16. Loreen - Euphoria
17. Iggy Azalea - Bounce (Danny Howard Remix)
18. Sam And The Womp - Bom Bom (Radio Edit)
19. Ke$ha - We R Who We R (Fred Falke Radio Mix)***
1. Kylie Minogue - Better The Devil You Know (The Mad March Hare Mix)
2. Cher - Believe (Almight Definitive Remix)
3. Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life (Morales Radio Mix)
4. Whigfield - Saturday Night (Radio Mix)
5. Steps - Last Thing On My Mind (Wip't Up In The Disco Mix)***
6. Gina G - Just A Little Bit (Motiv8 Radio Edit)
7. M People - One Night In Heaven
8. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Murder On The Dancefloor
9. Kerry Ellis - Defying Gravity (G-A-Y Remix)
10. Aqua - Turn Back Time (Metro Scuba Club Mix)***
11. Alex Party - Don't Give Me Your Life
12. Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse - Valerie
13. Shakira - Whenever, Wherever
14. Five - Keep on Movin'
15. Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
16. S Club 7 - S Club Party
17. Take That Feat. Lulu - Relight My Fire
18. Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
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