September 16, 2020
These songs are not necessarily about the LGBT community yet songs that we play loud and clear. We rave with them and feel alive when we hear them.
That being said, let’s dive right in!
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Oops!… I Did It Again is a song by the ever famous Britney Spears (we’re going to act like you don’t know her) from her second album of the same name.
It was released on March 27, 2000, as the lead single from the album. It’s a song about a female who views love as a game and decides to use that to her advantage by playing with her lover’s emotions.
Gitchie, gitchie, ya-ya, da-da (da-da-da) sang everyone in 2001, and we cannot disagree. The song Lady Marmalade captured hearts as being the most iconic collaboration with Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Pink.
The song is famous for its sexually suggestive chorus of “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?”, which translates into English as “Do you want to go to bed with me (tonight)?”.
My Neck, My Back, still a current bop, is a song written and record by American rapper Khia. It was released in April 2002 as the lead single from her debut album.
It’s known for being extremely sexually suggestive, here Khia explains in detail how to perform an oral on her. The song went through multiple edits to make it radio friendly.
Crazy in Love is a song by American singer Beyoncé featuring American rapper Jay-Z. Its lyrics describe a romantic obsession that causes the protagonist to act out of character.
And ofcourse we added the rather new version too, we’re not crazy. Okay, maybe we’re crazy. The song became a sex anthem after the first film of the trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. It features a slower version of the original, with violins and exceptionally sensuous voicing of Beyonce herself.
JoJo’s Leave (Get Out) is a slower song, about heartbreak. JoJo was only 13 when the song peaked at number 1, making it a gold hit. She is still the youngest solo artist to have a number one single peak at the Billboard Pop Song Charts.
We have a tie between The Pussycat Dolls Don’t Cha and Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani. To be very fair, this year saw one of the greatest surges in gay anthems making it exceptionally impossible to choose.
The Pussycat Dolls, however, actually got the song after former artist Tori Alamaze gave up her rights to the song. The song was remade and immediately in praise for its catchy tunes.
What do we need to say about Gwen Stefani?
p.s she looks the same, to this day.
The Pussycat Dolls are thriving through this list with 2 entries, we present Buttons. You can still hear this timeless classic blaring through the speakers with people from every getting down and dirty to the floor.
It wouldn’t be a list about gay anthems if Rihanna wasn’t on it. Her first, but not only, an entry in this list. Umbrella.
Surprise Fact: The song was originally written with Britney Spears in mind, but her label rejected it.
Mariah Carey’s Touch My Body had to be on this list. The song’s lyrics feature a double message, with the first describing sexual fantasies with her lover, while also jokingly warning him against recording or releasing information regarding their rendezvous.
3 songs by Lady Gaga, because why not? The Goddess of Pop music, Lady Gaga stole her way through 2009 with hits like Love Game, Poker Face and Just Dance, most of which are still favorites by all of us!
2010 was another 2005 with more than 6 songs trying to fit itself into this list. But as we must – we give the crown to Rihanna with Rude Boy. The song with its reggae feel makes you want to twist your hips and sink to the floor.
But Lady Gaga’s Alejandro was such a close call, we just had to include it too!
It’s Britney, and she’s back to get her throne. Dance Till The World Ends is a catchy dance number which played at nightclubs years after it’s release; that’s a significant win to being a gay anthem!
So Call Me Maybe? said everyone in 2012 thanks to Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song about a girl hoping to get a call back from her crush. The music video takes a spin on things, showing an exceptionally hot male who turns out to be gay. The quirky song got a lot of praise for it’s cute and hopeful lyrics.
Miley Cyrus is finally on the list with We Can’t Stop. The song is a pop and R&B song about a house party and recreational drug use. The lyrics follow Miley on an adventurous night while “dancing on Molly”
This was a hard one, between Ariana’s Problem and Chandelier by Sia the options were so vast. So we decided to go a little out of the mainstream and choose Tinashe’s 2On. The song is one of the most underdog on this list, but we appreciate Tinashe and so should you!
The song can’t be a summer hit if it doesn’t have a summer song – Cool For The Summer by Demi Lovato was a summer anthem..well, it is a summer anthem. The song attracted attention for its bi-curious insinuations and sexually suggestive lyrics.
Ariana didn’t lose out on the list, with her hit singles Dangerous Woman and Into You, we felt her carefree and self-loving spirits. Surprisingly, we almost didn’t get the song Dangerous Woman until Ariana re-aligned her album, scrapping the previous name Moonlight and removing Focus from her discography.
The Cure by Lady Gaga, and surprisingly no other competitors. Talk about a bad summer, eesh!
It can’t be gay pride anthems without Troye Sivan and aren’t we glad he came out with songs My My My and bottom anthem Bloom. We’ve seen this boy grow into the mature adult he is now thanks to his earlier youtube days. We’re proud to see him represent the gay community and hope to see him go a long way.
You thought we were going to say Taylor Swift’s You Need To Calm Down? Well the song sure is a bop, but Ashley O from Netflix series Black Mirror has stolen our hearts. Thank You Miley!