The 50 Gayest Songs of All Time: Hooray!

Kylie_minogue_lJust in time for the first peep of spring, an Australian website has tallied the votes of thousands of Aussies to compile a definitive list of the 50 Gayest Songs of All Time. Now, far be it from us to pick fights with our comrades Down Under, but though we agree with many of their choices, it does seem sometimes as if more than just their toilet-bowl water spins the wrong way. Where is the Rufus Wainwright? The Scissor Sisters? The Smiths, for sparklin’ out loud?? Surely, we could lose a Kylie (pictured) song or three…

Below, the poll’s top 20:

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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"
5. Kylie Minogue, "Your Disco Needs You"
4. The Weathergirls, "It’€™s Raining Men"
3. Gloria Gaynor, "I Will Survive"
2. Village People, "YMCA"
1. ABBA, "Dancing Queen"

Take this list, readers, and tell us: How would you Gay It Forward?

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  • Amanda

    According to Television Without Pity’s Jacob, the gayest song of all time is “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham! It’s hard to disagree. This list has no validity without George Michael.

  • Amanda

    And where is the Elton John? I would put “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” (the duet version with George Michael) and “Rocket Man” on here.

  • Darla

    Notably missing:
    Freedom, George Michael
    I’ll tumble for ya, Culture Club
    I.m still standing, Elton John
    Should make the list…just stunned there is no EJ…oops, Sir EJ.

  • Suz

    It’s not a list of the gayest artists of all time, it’s a list of the gayest songs. So just because Rufus Wainwright is gay, it doesn’t necessarily mean one of his songs belongs on this list. I’m just saying.

  • Anon

    How about “Let’s Hear it for the Boy”

  • Matthew

    I’m Too Sexy is the gayest song of all time.

  • Shana

    Not every gay song has to be disco. I’m thinking Melissa Etheridge’s “Come to My Window” for that line “what do they know about this love anyway.”

  • queen of disrepair

    I am bitterly disappointed that Peter Brown’s “Do you Wanna Get Funky with Me?” is not on this list. Wham is way back at 40rty something on the main list. Haddaway is also missing *sigh*.

  • heer

    How can 2 obscure Kylie Minogue songs beat out “I’m Coming Out” for a spot in the top 10?

  • GP

    Wake Me up Before You Go-Go has to be the gayest song ever even if you didn’t know George was gay. As for EJ, he’s gay but I don’t think of his songs as gay. Anyone remember Phoebe’s famous line from Friends: Hold me Closer Tony Danza?! That would definitely make the list

  • to heer

    Because Kylie is the Aussies’ Madonna.

  • birdgirl39

    I know this is not specifically a “gay” song, but I have yet to meet a gay man who DOESN’T know the words to this one….”I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor. Oh, hey….GAYnor! Get it?

  • mykietown

    Pet Shop Boys, “West End Girls”
    George Michael, “Faith”
    George Micheal, “Freedom”
    Wham!, “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”
    Celion Dion, “River Deep, Moutain High”
    Erasure, “I Love to Hate You”

  • mikey

    I’ve long contended that Jailhouse Rock is the gayest song ever:
    Number 47 said to Number 3
    “You’re the cutest jailbird I ever did see
    I sure would be delighted with your company
    Come on and do the Jailhouse Rock with me”
    There aren’t many co-ed prisons out there, so who is this number 3 that number 47 has his eye on? Just what is the Jailhouse Rock, anyway — it sounds like a code phrase to me. And how would one use a wooden chair as a substitute for a partner?
    I love The King and I don’t think he meant anything by the song, I’m just saying.

  • GP

    I see one of my favorites came it at No. 43: KD Lang’s “Constant Craving.” LOVE THAT SONG.

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