Music That Inspired A Movement

With the advent of HIV/AIDS came music that defined a generation.

BY Tracy E. Gilchrist

February 07 2013 7:47 AM ET

Sinead O’Connor “You Do Something To Me”
One of 20 outstanding Cole Porter tribute tracks on 1990’s Red, Hot + Blue benefit album, O’Connor’s searing rendition of “You Do Something to Me” also boasts a cool, retro queer video. The Red Hot Organization released the wildly successful album that sold more than one million copies and raised millions for organizations including AmFar and ActUp. More than a dozen other compilation albums would follow but the first one was a stand-out boasting songs including Annie Lennox “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye,” Erasure’s “Too Darn Hot,” k.d. Lang’s “So in Love,” and David Byrne’s “Don’t Fence Me In,” to name a few.

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