As we wrap up 1987 and move into 1988, we get the first music from Tracy Chapman as well as Morrissey's first post-Smiths work. Neither artist has publicly proclaimed their sexual orientation as lesbian or gay, but I don't consider them to be in the closet. Sometimes it's hard to decide whether or not to include an act who is believed to be gay despite not publicly coming out. I take 'em one by one.
Also included is the comeback hit for Aerosmith, in which Stephen Tyler isn't deterred by finding out the lady he fancies is not actually a lady.
This playlist consists of twenty songs, most performed by artists who fall somewhere under the LGBTQ umbrella, a couple with queer lyrical content.