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Judy Garland! Diana Ross! David Bowie! Billie Holiday! The Top Ten GAY Albums YOU NEED to Own for Radio Andy

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WOWers, World of Wonder Co-Founder Fenton Bailey, Executive VP of Development Tom Campbell, and WOW Report Editor James St. James have collaborated with reality TV guru and friend of WOW, Andy Cohen, on a weekly Top Ten Countdown of the things from the past week that make us go…WOW!

It’s a pop-culture obsessed hour complete with colorful diatribes, opposing opinions, and a dissection-like discussion that will make your drive home from work more fabulous!

You can now WATCH us recording the WOW Report in our gallery storefront on Hollywood Boulevard, just across the street from Hollywood’s oldest restaurant Musso & Frank!

This week, we’re doing things a little different. We’ve culled down James’ list of the 75 Albums Every Gay Man Needs to Own to JUST TEN! We air TODAY at 3PM EST on SiriusXM, and again at 3PM PST (that’s 6PM EST). You can also catch the show on the SiriusXM app!

Let’s get started…

10) ONJ Greatest Hits by Olivia Newton John 

Tom’s first pick is Olivia Newton John‘s 1977 ONJ Greatest Hits with all of Olivia’s country music hits between 1971 and 1977.

Skip forward to ONJ Greatest Hits by Olivia Newton John @2:12

9) Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday by Billie Holiday 

James’ first pick is Billie Holiday‘s collection of songs Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday. From Amazon:

“This incomparable collection draws on the 10-CD boxed set Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia (1933-1944), representing not only her finest work, but American jazz and pop singing at its zenith.”

Skip forward to Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday by Billie Holiday @6:49

8) Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret by Soft Cell 

Fenton’s first pick from James’ list is Soft Cell‘s 1981 album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret featuring one of the quintessential songs of the 1980s – “Tainted Love.”

Skip forward to Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret by Soft Cell @10:21

7) Dreamgirls by the Original Broadway Cast 

Tom’s second pick is the Dreamgirls soundtrack – but the 1981 Broadway version by the original cast, darling…

Skip forward to Dreamgirls by the Original Broadway Cast @16:29

6) The Velvet Underground & Nico by the Velvet Underground & Nico 

James chose the 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico – by the Velvet Underground & Nico, of course – as his second pick. This album’s cover art is arguably more famous than the album itself!

Skip forward to The Velvet Underground & Nico by the Velvet Underground & Nico @22:01

5) The Slider by T-Rex 

Fenton chose The Slider by English glam rock band T Rex for his second pick. It was released in July 1972 and featured the singles “Telegram Sam” and “Metal Guru.” T Rex is perhaps best known state-side for their song “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” featured on their previous album Electric Warrior.

Skip forward to The Slider by T-Rex @27:26

4) Diana by Diana Ross 

Tom’s favorite from the list? Of course it’s Diana Ross‘ triumphant 1980 return to the top with her album Diana featuring the smash singles “Upside Down” and “I’m Coming Out.”

Skip forward to Diana by Diana Ross @32:59

3) Klaus Nomi by Klaus Nomi 

James’ top pick on the list is the self-titled debut of Klaus Nomi – who is best known in the states for singing back-up for David Bowie on a 1979 performance on SNL, but was much more than just that to James…

Skip forward to Klaus Nomi by Klaus Nomi @37:14

2) Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie 

Speaking of David Bowie, his 1972 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is Fenton’s top pick from James’ list.

Skip forward to Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie @41:28

1) Judy at Carnegie Hall by Judy Garland

How could Judy Garland‘s Judy at Carnegie Hall NOT be number one on our list? It’s probably the gayest album of all time!

Skip forward to Judy at Carnegie Hall by Judy Garland @47:28

Listen in at 3:00PM EST and again at 3:00 PST (6 PM EST) on SiriusXM! Or listen whenever you want on the SiriusXM App!

And be sure to give your ears the gift of THE WOW REPORT on Radio Andy SiriusXM EVERY Friday.

Do something this weekend that makes YOU go WOW!!!

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