This is your ultimate gay-themed playlist! Let’s get started!
- Macklemore: Same Love. This was just released, actually. A very intelligent rapper’s take on the unequal treatment of homosexuality in both pop and hip-hop culture.
Key lines:And I can’t change/Even if I tried/Even if I wanted to/My love, my love, my love/She keeps me warm
If I was gay/I would think hip-hop hates me/Have you read the YouTube comments lately/”Man that’s gay”/Gets dropped on the daily/We’ve become so numb to what we’re sayin’/Our culture founded from oppression
- Hatsune Mika & Megurine Luka: Magnet. This is a vocaloid song about forbidden love between two girls. The lyrics are really beautiful, you can see the English translation here.
Key lines: I want to embrace you, I want you to tell me/That you don’t think this is a mistake/I want you to kiss me, I want you to remake me/I want to drown in this moment of captivation/Every moment, it’s harder to restrain myself/If this is love, I want to wear it on my sleeve/The “strange feeling” turns into an unbearable longing/I would follow you to the end of forever
- Melange Lavonne: Gay Bash. This very powerful song describes a friend’s anger and sadness after her friend was the victim of an anti-gay hate crime.
Key lines: Listen, you ain’t a Christian, you go and preach hate/you call yourself a church, together you congregate/ then turn around, point the finger,discriminate/ spit in my face condemn me for being gay
So I gotta be strong now I got my reason to/stand up for people like Kev who stopped breathing/Cause I’m there with you every step of the way/You ain’t gotta be afraid of what society say/Cause I been there before, the lowest point in my life/Considered suicide and felt that I wanted to die/But I survived and you are not alone in this fight/Take a stand for equality and fight for your right.
- Sophie B. Hawkins: Sweet Sexy Woman. Passionate and sensual lesbian love song, perfect for sexytime ;D
Key lines: I could worship you/ and I do… Sweet, sexy woman/I was born to love you/Now I’m hypnotized.
- The Veronicas: Take Me On The Floor. For all our bi ladies out there, this sexy and fun dance tune talks about desire for both sexes.
Key lines: I wanna kiss a boy/I wanna kiss a girl…
- Elton John: All The Girls Love Alice. Cheeky song about a young lesbian seducing women right and left.
Key lines: All the young girls love Alice/”Tender young Alice,” they say/”Come over and see me/Come over and please me/Alice, it’s my turn today”
- Jen Foster: She. The quintessential lesbian pride song, what else can I say?
Key Lines: I have heard it said so many times, “Love is blind”/So why are you staring?/You say that love is all we need, well/Does that apply to me?/’Cause I have found someone/That I think is beautiful/And I have fallen in love/And I’m telling you/She Means everything to me/She Makes me feel nothing else matters/Not even what the world thinks of me
It’s simple as can be/I love her, she loves me/This is what everybody dreams of/There’s nothing to be afraid of, there’s nothing to be afraid of, after all it’s only love
- Jen Foster: I Didn’t Just Kiss Her. The real lesbian response to “I Kissed a Girl.”
Key Lines: I didn’t just kiss her/We went all the way and we liked it/She likes to think she didn’t invite it/But these scratches aren’t because she tried to fight it
- Black Kids: I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You. Adorable song about a girl’s crush on another girl.
Key Lines: You are the girl that I’ve been dreaming of ever since I was a little girl.
- Electric Six: Gay Bar. We’ve gotta have some silly and fun stuff on here too, right?
Key Lines: YOU/ I wanna take you to a gay bar…
- Paul Oakenfold ft. Brittany Murphy: Faster Kill Pussycat. Sexy club tune describes girl’s attraction to another girl.
Key Lines: Faster kill, faster still, pussycat/those high heels are not your friends/honey you know where the world is at/come home with me when the party ends. You turn me on…
- Tomboy: OK2BGAY. What can I even say? It’s practically a Pride parade in a song.
Key Lines: It’s okay to be gay, let’s rejoice with the boys in a gay way/Hooray for the kind of man that you will find in the gay way
- Rise Against: Make it Stop (September’s Children). Back to the serious stuff, this song is an incredibly moving response to the recent gay teen suicide pandemic. I get chills every time I hear it.
Key lines: Push me and I’ll push back./I’m done asking, I demand./From a nation under God,/I feel its love like a cattle prod./Born free, but still they hate./Born me, no I can’t change.
Too much blood has flown from the wrists/Of the children shamed for those they chose to kiss./Who will rise to stop the blood?
- Roy Zimmerman: Defenders of Marriage. This brilliant comedian takes a satirical stab at the flawed logic of the anti-gay right.
Key Lines: We’re an army of dicks/With a militant stance/Let’s get the government out of our lives and into our pants/Defenders of marriage! Defending the institution against people who want to get married.
- t.A.T.u: All The Things She Said. I’m sure all of you know this one already—the beautiful story of a young lesbian couple against the world. The video makes a powerful statement by showing the couple seemingly in a fence with disgusted onlookers, but the camera angle turns at the end to show it’s really the onlookers who are trapped in the fence.
Key lines: And I’m all mixed up, feeling cornered and rushed/They say it’s my fault but I want her so much/Wanna fly her away where the sun and rain/Come in over my face, wash away all the shame/When they stop and stare, don’t worry me/‘Cause I’m feeling for her what she’s feeling for me/I can try to pretend, I can try to forget/But it’s driving me mad, going out of my head
- Koda Kumi: Cutie Honey. This song describes the female narrator longing for a beautiful girl and wishing she would notice her.
Key lines: She’s the popular, “right now” girl/She’s the perky, voluptuous girl/Please look at me, Honey!/Come on…Come on, just a little bit.
- Ute Lemper: The Lavender Song. Classic cabaret-style lesbian pride song. Originally written in the 1920s, the lyrics still ring true today.
Key Lines: We’re not afraid to be queer and different/if that means hell — well, hell we’ll take the chance/they’re all so straight, uptight, upright and rigid/they march in lockstep, we prefer to dance/We see a world of romance and of pleasure/All they can see is sheer banality/Lavender nights, our greatest treasure/where we can be just who we want to be
- Koda Kumi: Taboo. Pansexual J-Pop star Kumi does it again, boldly asking the listener which sex is the “key” that opens their heart in a video that playfully celebrates finding bliss with the same sex.
Key Lines: Escape from the darkness that engulfs your body./Sneak off to the destination that always hits the right spot/If you give me the signal, Imma let you get inside./Grasp the handle and drive away.
- Jeffree Star: Bitch, Please! One of Jeffree’s MANY songs flaunting his gay, genderfucking fabulousness.
Key Lines: Ain’t no bitch who can do it like me, I got a PHD in faggotry!
- Lady Gaga: Born This Way. Does this even need an introduction?
Key Lines: No matter gay, straight, or bi/lesbian, transgender life/I’m on the right track, baby, I was born to survive.
- Lady Gaga: Americano. Gaga talks about falling in love with a girl.
Key Lines: I met a girl in East L.A./In floral shorts as sweet as May/She sang in eights into barrio chords/We fell in love, but not in court.
- Candye Kane: I’m In Love With A Girl. Bisexual blues star croons about the pitfalls of multicultural love.
Key Lines: Stammer, stutter, get tonguetied/When I kiss her I lose mind./By night I call her baby, by day it’s sweetie pie. She’s so cute, my juicy fruit, she’s the apple of my eye.
- Candye Kane: Who Do You Love? Candye reassures the listener that love is love, no matter who you are.
Key Lines: Who do you love?/It’s all right./Makes no difference to the Lord above, cause/He loves you no matter who you love. /If you discover, it’s alright,/that you need a gay lover, that’s alright.
- Candye Kane: She Was My Baby Last Night (Hey Mister!) Candye addresses a man with a lover who’s seeing girls on the side.
Key lines: I know she won’t admit it, but she spent all night with me. If you can’t keep her busy, Mister, you might as well set her free.
- Candye Kane: What Happened To The Girl. Candye talks about seeing a beautiful girl and not being able to forget her.
Key Lines: She had the cutest Mona Lisa smile, I thought I had the time to try and make her mine. Something about her I just can’t explain, like a faded dream, don’t even know her name.
- Diana Ross: I’m Coming Out. Classic gay anthem celebrates letting the world know who you are.
Key lines: I’m coming out/I want the world to know, got to let it show.
- Rihanna: Te Amo. Rihanna sings about a passionate dance with a girl.
Key Lines: ”Te amo, te amo,” she says to me/I hear the pain in her voice/Then we danced underneath the candelabra, she takes the lead/That’s when I saw it in her eyes, it’s over /I said, “te amo, wish somebody’d tell me what she said”/Don’t it mean “I love you”?
- The Smiths: Cemetary Gates. Celebrates companionship between outcasts and features the cutest way to say “I’m gay” ever.
Key Lines: Keats and Yeats are on your side, while Wilde is on mine.
- Jessie J: Do It Like a Dude. Genderbending, tough song is the ultimate butch anthem.
Key Lines: I can do it like a brother, do it like a dude/grab my crotch, wear my hat low like you.
H: We’re just going to talk about how like 5 of my favorite songs are on here, Koda Kumi is like I can’t even words, and I cosplay Magnet Miku! ^.^