Saturday, March 8, 2008

50 Gayest Songs of All Time?

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, http://www.samesame.com.au/ compiled a list of the 50 Gayest Songs of All Time, as decided by those who voted on their website. Since it's Australia-based, the list goes heavy on Minogue, but it's hard to dispute the gayness of most of the entries. By my rough calculation, we own (in some form) just under half of the selections. Clearly, our music library is not quite fabulous enough. The song I most regret not owning: Olivia Netwon-John's “Xanadu”. Time to sign into iTunes.

50. Elton John and George Michael “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”

49. Dead or Alive “You Spin Me (Like A Record)”
48. Pet Shop Boys “New York City Boy”
47. Diana Ross “Chain Reaction”
46. Deborah Harry “I Want That Man”
45. Cher “Strong Enough”
44. RuPaul “Supermodel (You Better Work)”
43. KD Lang “Constant Craving”
42. Culture Club “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”
41. Chaka Khan “I’m Every Woman”
40. Wham “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”
39. Paul Lekakis “Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room)
38. Kym Mazelle “Young Hearts Run Free”
37. George Michael “Outside”
36. Donna Summer “I Feel Love”
35. Dannii Minogue “This Is It”
34. Belinda Carlisle “Summer Rain”
33. Peter Allen “I Go To Rio”
32. Sylvester “You Make Me Feel Mighty Real”
31. Heather Small “Proud”
30. CeCe Peniston “Finally”
29. Madonna “Express Yourself”
28. Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
27. Charlene “I’ve Never Been To Me”
26. Tim Curry “Sweet Transvestite”
25. Barry Manilow “Copacabana”
24. Barbara Streisand and Donna Summer “No More Tears”
23. Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”
22. Sister Sledge “We Are Family”
21. Queen “I Want To Break Free”
20. Dolly Parton “9 to 5”
19. Coming Out Crew “Free, Gay and Happy”
18. Village People “In the Navy”
17. Frankie Goes To Hollywood “Relax”
16. Village People “Macho Man”
15. Judy Garland “Over The Rainbow”
14. Bronski Beat “Smalltown Boy”
13. Diana Ross “I’m Coming Out”
12. Cher “Believe”
11. Gloria Gaynor “I Am What I Am”
10. Alicia Bridges “I Love The Nightlife”
9. Madonna “Vogue”
8. Olivia Netwon-John “Xanadu”
7. Kylie Minogue “Better The Devil You Know”
6. Pet Shop Boys “Go West”
4. The Weathergirls “It’s Raining Men”
3. Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive”
2. Village People “YMCA”

and, drum roll, please . . .

1. ABBA “Dancing Queen”


2 comments:

stringbeanjean said...

let's dance baby!!!!!

matthew h said...

Coincidence or not, I saw Xanadu: The Musical this past weekend. That must up the gay quotient a bit.

(And hello. I know you from Flickr.)