"gay" song...

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i'm looking for a song that's kind of acknowledged as a "gay" song but has lyrics about being a strong person or just has a positive message. can anyone help me out?

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My personal fave (well, it is

My personal fave (well, it is the only one that I can think of. lol) is "All the things she said" by TATU. I love the song and video.

*Loving you is the hardest thing I have ever done, yet I can't find anything more worth while*

Anonymous's picture

My current favorite...

Currently the song that speaks to me about relationships is
D.H.T. "Someone"

Its really upbeat yet mellow, my kinda music :)

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Pink had a song a few years back I think that is called Lets Get the Party Started and personally I liked it and when it says "I am comming out lets get the party started" can be used to say I am comming out of the closet lol. But also Christina Aguilara's I Am Beautiful doesn't have gay lyrics but it appeals to gay people since hell we are beautiful and nothing well get me down lol.

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That and there's a transvesti

That and there's a transvestite as well as two guys making out in the video.


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Pink actually says she is coming "up," not "out."

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"We Are the Champions" by Qu

"We Are the Champions" by Queen. It is THE GAY ANTHEM, but if you ignore context, it could just be about a person who triumphs over adversity against all odds.

My god, Queen kick ass!

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"Proud" - Heather Small I am

"Proud" - Heather Small
I am What I am - dido

~ A Tiger in a Cage + Never Sees the Sun ~

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if you have itunes, go into t

if you have itunes, go into the "essentials" sections, theres 4 or 5 groups devoted to Queerfolk

~ A Tiger in a Cage + Never Sees the Sun ~

rowie's picture

im coming out - donna summers

im coming out - donna summers...it just so gay - i love the lyrics "im spreading love, there is no need to fear"
and i agree we are the champions - queen is oh so good!

+ if i cant be a good example ill just have to be a horrible warning +

**you must be the change you wish to see in the world**

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jump out of the closet and into the pit

limp wrist- I love hardcore boys

peace and equality

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You'll Thank me Later

Top 100 Gay Songs!

1. Abba - Dancing Queen (1976)
(Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus)
The Swedish popgroup Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with 'Waterloo'. From then on they conquered the world with songs like 'Money, money, money', 'The winner takes it all' and 'Chiquitita'. Dancing Queen was Abba's only number one in the USA.
Nowadays Bjorn Again is a great Abba-cover-group. Nice covers of 'Dancing Queen' are by the San Francisco Gay Mens Choir, Luka Bloom and the Sydney gay & lesbian Choir.
Charts: Netherlands: 1 (1976) and 15 (1993), USA: 1, UK: 1

2. Gloria Gaynor - I will survive (1979)
Also covered by a.o. Diana Ross (with a VERY gay video clip) and Dutch student band: The Hermes House Band (nr 1 in the Netherlands in 1994). Gloria Gaynor herself also released a Spanish version of this song. The first disco album I ever bought was by Gloria Gaynor: Never can say goodbye.
Charts: Netherlands: 4 (1979) and 14 (remix, 1988)

3. Diana Ross - I'm coming out (1980)
Need I say more, with a song title like that?
Charts: Netherlands: 23

4. Boys Town Gang - Can't take my eyes off you (1982)
This song was a hit for Andy Williams in 1968.
Charts: Netherlands: 1

5. Village People - Y.M.C.A (1978)
(Jacques Morali / Victor Willis / Henri Belolo)
Even though they had quite a gay appearance and they were obviously meant for the gay music market, as far as I know only two members of the Village People were gay: The indian Felipe Rose and cowboy Randy Jones. Rose was discovered by Jacques Morali when he worked as a dancer in gay bars in New York.

Charts: Netherlands: 1

6. Pet Shop Boys - Go West (1993)
The original version of 'Go West' was sung by the Village People, which was a hit in 1979. The PSB version has a great videoclip.
Charts: Netherlands: 3

7. Miguel Brown - So many men, so little time (1983)
In 1989 a remix of this song was released.
Charts: Netherlands: 11

8. The Weather Girls - It's raining men (1983)
The Weather Girls first known as The Two Tons as backingvocalist to gay disco star Sylvester. In 2001 Geri Halliwell released a new version of this song. On the internet you can also find a great live version by k.d. Lang with Andy Bell from Erasure.
Charts: Netherlands: 31

9. Sylvester - You make me feel (mighty real) (1978)
In 1990 Jimmy Somerville released his version of this song.
Charts: Netherlands: 25
Jimmy Somerville's version

10. Dana International - Diva (1998)
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest of 1998, where transsexual Dana represented Israel.
Charts: Netherlands: ?

11. Shirley Bassey - This is my life (1979)
Diva La Bassey goes disco.
Charts: Netherlands: 4

12. Kylie Minogue - Your disco needs you (2001)
Albumtrack, which is as far as I know only released in Germany as a single. It's sort of 'Pet Shop Boys meet Donna Summer in a Village People song'.

13. Army of Lovers - Crucified (1991)
Swedish popband.
Charts: Netherlands: 2

14. Right said Fred - I'm too sexy (1991)
Charts: Netherlands: 20

15. RuPaul - Supermodel (You better work) (1993)

16. Soft Cell - Tainted love (1981)
Singer Marc Almond can also be found on number 93. The original of the song 'Tainted Love' was sung in 1964 by Gloria Jones.
Charts: Netherlands: 5

17. Eartha Kitt - Where is my man (1983)
Charts: Netherlands: 12

18. Marianne Rosenberg - Ich bin wie du (1976)
Charts: Netherlands: 2

19. Grace Jones - Slave to the rhythm (1985)
Charts: Netherlands: 3

20. Bronski Beat - Why (1984)
The British popgroup with Jimmy Somerville.
Charts: Netherlands: 2

21. Village People - Macho man

22. Divine - Shoot your shot (1982)
Second hit by American drag act Divine (real name Harris Glenn Milstead). His first hit was 'Native love (step by step)'.
Charts: Netherlands: 3

23. Leif Garrett - I was made for dancin' (1978)
Leif Garrett (1961) was a young American actor when he had this hit in 1978.
Charts: Netherlands: 11

24. Disco Tex and his Sex-o-lettes - Get dancin' (1974)
Charts: Netherlands: 14

25. Gloria Gaynor - I am what I am (1984)
Disco version of the song from the gay musical 'La Cage aux folles'.

26. Linda Wagenmakers - No goodbyes (2000)
The Dutch participant to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000. She became number 13 in this contest.

Charts: Netherlands: 9

27. Karen Young - Hot Shot (1978)
Charts: Netherlands: 2

28. Communards - Never can say goodbye (1987)
This song was a hit in 1974/1975 for Gloria Gaynor.
Charts: Netherlands: 3

29. Abigail - Constant craving
The original version of this song was sung by k.d. Lang. I mention Abigail's version because it's more danceable.

30. Bette Midler - To deserve you (1996)
The Divine Miss M. Actrice and singer, who started performing in New York in the gay sauna's (with Barry Manilow on piano).

31. Take That featuring Lulu - Relight my fire (1993)
Another cover; this time of the 1980 hit by gay singer, songwriter and producerDan Hartman.
Charts: Netherlands: 12

32. Cher - Believe
Charts: Netherlands: 3

33. Pet Shop Boys - Somewhere
The Pet Shop Boys do Bernstein with this song from the musical 'West Side Story'.

34. Farley Jackmaster Funk - Love can't turn around (1986)
Charts: Netherlands: 4

35. Gala - Freed from desire (1997)
Charts: Netherlands: 6

36. Bronski Beat - Smalltown boy (1984)
Charts: Netherlands: 1

37. Boys Town Gang - Ain't no mountain high enough (1981)

38. Donna Summer - Love to love you (1975)
According to some you can hear more than 20 orgasms in the 16 minutes-version of the song. Donna Summer was a gay icon until she said that Aids was a punishment from God for gays. Later she denied that she had said this.
Charts: Netherlands: 4, USA: 2

39. Amanda Lear - Follow me (1978)
Was she really a man or wasn't she? That was the question about Amanda Lear in the seventies. She wasn't.
Charts: Netherlands: 2

40. Village People - In the navy (1979)
(Jacques Morali / Victor Willis / Henri Belolo)
This song came from the fourth Village People album: Go west. In the Netherlands Dutch singer Ome Henk did a comical Dutch version of 'In the navy' as 'Op de camping'.
Charts: Netherlands: 1

41. Erasure - Lay all your love on me (1992) One of the songs from the Abbaesque-mini-CD.
Charts: Netherlands: 7

42. Baccara - Yes sir, I can boogie (1977)
(Rolf Soja, Frank Dostal)
Discosong from Spanish female duo Maria Mandola and Mayte Mateus. It was the best sold single in Europe in 1977. The girls also had a number 1 hit in the Netherlands in the same year with 'Sorry, I'm a lady'.
Charts: Netherlands: 1

43. Gina G - Ooh aah....just a little bit (1996)
Another song for the Eurovision Song Contest. This time for the UK. She became number 8.

44. Alicia Bridges - I love the nightlife (1978)
Used on the soundtrack of 'The adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the desert'.
Charts: Netherlands: 9

45. Abbacadabra - Mamma mia
Abbacadabra is a UK coverband which makes uptempo versions of Abba hits.

46. Flirts - Passion (1982)
Charts: Netherlands: 22

47. Blondie - Atomic (mix)

48. Sister Sledge - We are family (1979)
Charts: Netherlands: 14 (1979) and 39 (1985)

49. Yazoo - Don't go (1982)
Charts: Netherlands: 2

50. Bette Midler - I'm beautiful
Song from the album 'Bathhouse Betty'.

51. Gloria Gaynor - Reach out (I'll be there) (1975)
Charts: Netherlands: 4

52. Madonna - Vogue (1990)
Charts: Netherlands: 2

53. Geri Halliwell - G.A.Y.
Former Spice Girl.

54. Yvonne Elliman - Love Pains (1982)
Yvonne Elliman played Maria in the film version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Tim Rice musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. In 1978 she also had a hit with 'If I can't have you', which is a Bee Gees song and is featured in the film and musical 'Saturday Night Fever'.
Charts: Netherlands: 19

55. Dead or Alive - You spin me around (1985)
Charts: Netherlands: 6

56. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax (1984)
Charts: Netherlands: 5 (1984) and 8 (1993)

57. Patrick Cowley & Sylvester - Do you wanna funk (1982)
Charts: Netherlands: 14

58. Communards - Don't leave me this way (1986)
Charts: Netherlands: 1

59. Foxy - Get off (1978)
(Ish Ledesma / Calvin Drigs)
Foxy was an American group; the members were all originally from Cuba.
Charts: Netherlands: 1

60. Sin with Sebastian - Shut up and sleep with me (1995)

61. Cher - Strong enough (1999)

62. Bohannon - Let's start II dance again (1981)
Charts: Netherlands: 6

63. Luv' - U.O.Me (1978)
Dutch female trio.
Charts: Netherlands: 3

64. Venga boys - Boom Boom Boom Boom (1999) Another Dutch group. Though it's denied that the male members are gay, I have the highest doubts about that! One of the former members worked in a gay/mixed bar in Rotterdam.
Charts: Netherlands: 1

65. Pet Shop Boys - New York City boy

66. Divine - Native love (1982)
Charts: Netherlands: 34

67. Phats & Small - Turn Around
What a great song!

68. Boney M : Sunny (1977)
(Bobby Hebb)
The original of this song was written and sung by American Bobby Hebb and was a hit in 1966. Cher and Georgie Fame also released this song in the same year. For Boney M see also 97.
Charts: Netherlands: 1

69. Whitney Houston - I will always love you (remix)
The original version of this song is sung by country singer Dolly Parton, who also wrote this song.

70. London cast - Fame (remix)
The original version of 'Fame' was sung by Irene Cara on the soundtrack of the movie with the same name.

71. Cyndi Lauper - Girls just wanna have fun (1984)
Charts: Netherlands: 3

72. Anita Ward - Ring my bell (1979)
Charts: Netherlands: 2

73. Communards - You are my world (1987)
Charts: Netherlands: 24

74. Moby - Bittersweet symphony

75. Sheryl Lee Ralph - In the evening (1984)
Charts: Netherlands: 16

76. Yazoo - Situation (1982)
Alison Moyet and Vince Clark were Yazoo. Vince Clark later teamed up with Andy Bell in Erasure.
Charts: Netherlands: 16

77. George Michael - Outside
George Michaels first single after his arrest when he was caught with his pants down.

78. Charlotte - Take me to your heaven
Swedish entry to and winner of the Eurovision song contest in 1999.

79. Julie Andrews - Do re mi (DJ Weasl Lederhosen mix)
Just a little bit of fun here. This song from "every" gay man's favorite soundtrack of 'The Sound of music'. I don't know if this is available on CD, but I found it on Napster.

80. Holly Johnson - Americanos (1989)
Former lead singer of Frankie goes to Hollywood.
Charts: Netherlands: 6, UK: 4

81. Madonna - Don't cry for me Argentina (remix) (1997)
One of the few times Madonna got a positive review for her acting was when she played Evita Peron in the filmmusical 'Evita'. The original version of this song was sung by Julie Covington, who had a hit with it in 1977.

82. KC & the Sunshine band - That's the way I like it (1975)
Charts: Netherlands: 1

83. Chaka Khan - I'm every woman (1979)
Charts: Netherlands: 19

84. Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer - No more tears (enough is enough) (1979)
Charts: Netherlands: 20

85. Jocelyn Brown - Somebody else's guy (1984)
Jocelyn Brown also teamed up with 'Right said Fred' in the song 'Don't talk just kiss' in 1991.
Charts: Netherlands: 25

86. Ce Ce Peniston - Finally (1992)
Charts: Netherlands: 6

87. Kool & the Gang - Celebration (1980)
Charts: Netherlands: 2

88. Wham - Wake me up before you go go (1984)
Charts: Netherlands: 1

89. Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield - What have I done to deserve this (1987)
That's what some Dusty-fans thought when they heard she would be working together with the Pet Shop Boys.
Charts: Netherlands: 2

90. Tarkan : Simarik (1999)
Worldmusic in the gay charts. A Turkish song also known as the "kiss-kiss-song". Every now and then there are rumours about Tarkan being gay, though so far Tarkan denies.

91. Grace Jones - Pull up to the bumper (1981)
Charts: Netherlands: 20

92. Tavares : Don't take away the music (1976)
Charts: Netherlands: 3

93. Bronski Beat & Marc Almond - Love to love you/ I feel love / Johnny remember me (1985)
Two Donna Summer hits "Love to love you" and "I feel love" combined with a classic hit from 1961 by Johnny Leyton: Johnny remember me.
Charts: Netherlands:

94. Pointer sisters - I'm so exited (1984)
Charts: Netherlands: 18

95. Hildegard Knef & Extrabreit - Fur mich soll es rote Rosen regnen
German legend Hildegard Knef, who died in 2002, in a disco mix.

96. Stephen Gateley - New beginning (remix)
Stephen Gateley, member of the Irish boyband Boyzone.

97. Boney M : Ma Baker (1977)
(Frank Farian / Fred Jay / Hans-Georg Mayer)
Boney M are also on 68 with 'Sunny'.
Charts: Netherlands: 1

98. Madonna - Ray of light
With every record Madonna releases I'm again wondering how she manages to make something completely new and daring.

99. Donna Summer - This time I know it's for real (1989)
Charts: Netherlands: 5

100. Judy Garland - Over the rainbow (1939)
(H. Arlen / E. Harburg)
The song Judy Garland sang in the movie 'The Wizard of Oz' in 1939. Chosen by the American Recordindustry as the best song of the 20th century. It's one of the gay anthems.


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ha ha ha...

omg half of these songs are on my dance dance revolution game... but i only read the top quarter... is this a coincidence?

adbak's picture

The cat's out of the bag

You guessed it! DDR is a tool for homosexual recruitment.

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what i love is "its my life"

what i love is "its my life" by bon jovi, just cause its all about just being urself and living ur life to the fullest. not really a "gay" song though, it just speaks to me

"Never apologize for saying what you feel. It's like apologizing for being real."

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How Soon is Now

How Soon Is Now by The Smiths,
Theme song for the show Charmed.
It is *absolutely* my favorite song and if any song is about homosexuality and has a positive message, it's that one. It can apply to many other things, not just homosexuality.

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Though not neccessarily a

Though not neccessarily a gay song, it will fit for some people on here:

"Androgynous" by the Replacements. It's a jazzy little pop song with somewhat sarcastic lyrics.

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The song is called Gay Bar,

The song is called Gay Bar, but I don't have a clue who it is by.....

"And you wonder why baby's so hairy....cause he's a werebaby!"

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It's by The Electric Six,

It's by The Electric Six, that is one of my favorite songs.

"When you're a kid, they tell you it's all... grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have a kid, and that's it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It's so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better. " Doctor Who Epi