We’re used to seeing the contestants of RuPaul’s Drag race lip-syncing for their lives, but many have gone on to take the stage and perform live with successful music careers.
The anticipation of Adore Delano’s upcoming album Whatever hit fever pitch in August it’s safe to say that music from Drag Queens is as popular as ever before. The build-up to Adore Delano’s latest single Negative Nancy was at fever pitch, something Adore was worried about by warning fans of the direction the new music would be going in.
But with the long-awaited album finally, here, it’s time to reflect on how increasingly popular the music Scene is amongst RuPaul Drag Race girls.
Adore Delano: The breakout star of the drag race girls. Arguably one of the most talented singers to come out the competition. Adore is most certainly the drag artist that can easily make it into the mainstream charts. A former contestant on American Idol at the age of 15, his voice has gotten better and stronger, the party era was well… a party.
But the game changed with the After-Party album, each song is raw and powerful.
Adores first album ‘Until death do us party’ had the perfect mix of fun party songs and beautiful love songs. Her latest album ‘After Party’ however was a more somber collection of chilled reflective songs. Whilst not as upbeat as her previous album, it’s easily her best set of songs. The voice is full of passion.
Their voice is nothing but perfection, but new style Adore is what fans came to expect. Latest single Negative Nancy is nothing but teenage angst it’s a great song to let loose and scream too. As for the album… if you don’t have it shame on you! Whatever contains some of her best work in my opinion; Pretty Boys Cry, No School, and Butterfly are angry, perfection and gorgeous.
Alaska 5000: Personally I love Alaska’s music, it’s fun and not serious at all. But the irony is she doesn’t have to have a great voice! Most songs are spoken word commentary style and have you hooked from the beginning. All songs are insanely catchy with great tempos and upbeat themed.
First album Anus was cleverly done and latest release Poundcake features the fantastic What’s the T. If you want to take a dip in the Alaska pool indulge in these; This Is My Hair, What’s The T, Hieeeee and Your Make Up Is Terrible.
As you can see from the titles it’s all fun and games. What’s the T, the video containing Rugirls from past seasons heightened the video to become one of her most recognized and popular tracks.
The AAA girls: Made up of Alaska 5000, Willam Belli and Courtney Act, these queens are back with a sizzling new album Access All Areas. The album is chock full of comedic parodies, however, stand out tracks include recently released AAA. Meet and Greet is a fun track mocking the process of meeting fans along with detailed etiquette. Be prepared for having this song stuck in your head.
Jinkx Monsoon: The theatrical season 5 winner keeps it classy with her songs. Ladies In Drag is so gorgeous and her vocals are ear-shatteringly fantastic. Taken from her The Inevitable Album, the album is loaded with showbiz numbers that can easily be taken from a musical. Jinkx recently released a teaser video with whats to come on her new album ‘The Ginger Snapped.’ During the DragBall Jinxk did talk briefly about her upcoming release for the end of September/ early October.
Sharon Needles: The queen of spooky herself has a fantastic catalog of music, with each themed to her dark and gothic Aesthetic. PG-13 has hits such as Dressed to Kill and Call Me on The Ouija Board. The Taxidermy album is the album to go to for Sharon Needles, it is full to the brim with hits such as Dracula, Supernature and Hollywoodn’t. The release of new album Battle-Axe is due for this month. Whilst on the music panel at DragWorld UK discussing her music she decided to drop the news on excitable fans!
Trixie Mattel: The Queen of comedy Trixie Mattel has become a country queen after her release of her album Two Birds. This gorgeous album is chock full of ballads and upbeat songs. Standout tracks include Mama Don’t Make Me Wear That Dress, it is perfect, it’s fun and you want to sing along to it.
No list is complete without everyone’s drag mother RuPaul, some of his songs are indeed not great. But no one can deny the uplifting and power-driven Sissy That Walk, this song is the ultimate up lifter if you’re feeling hard on yourself.
And of course there are hundreds of tracks from other queens that are awesome and popular, this, however, would take forever to write. This is the extensive list that is religiously played on my iPod!
Get out and see what the drag music industry is about, you never know what you might just find your new favorite song!