What are your favorite gay songs

The gayest music ever

The US magazine "OUT" asked gay celebs about their favorite music and created the list with the "100 Gayest Albums". A list of surprises.

From Dennis Klein

When the British band "Bronski Beat" released the record "The Age of Consent" in 1984, the classification was very clear. This is a gay album! Not only because the band members were gay, their lyrics were also about gay life, love and suffering. Steve Bronski, Larry Steinbachek and Jimmy Somerville created the first political synth pop album in music history and thus became part of the movement that fought for the emancipation of a sexual minority.

The connection is not always as easy to establish as here, but music that appeals to gays and lesbians through its interpreters or through its content and presentation has existed since the beginning of pop history. Be it the great divas and gay mothers from Barbra Streisand to Cyndi Lauper that we love so much, be it the artists like David Bowie, who at least for a while play with androgyny and sexual ambiguity. Be it the deceased legends like Freddie Mercury or the new generation of openly gay musicians like Rufus Wainwright or Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters.

The gay magazine "OUT" published a list with the 100 gayest albums in the current issue. In addition, the editors asked numerous gay celebrities for their assessment of what should be on the list. David Bowie landed in first place with his Ziggy Stardust, The Smiths were able to place four times and Barbra Streisand is surprisingly missing. After all, Judy Garland turns up for it. And even the Beatles made it with their drug record "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band", if only at number 100. It is definitely a refreshing musical-homophile mixture of four decades of pop history. Here is the complete list including links to Amazon to listen to in the albums:

Places 1 to 50

1. David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, 1972
2. The Smiths, The Smiths, 1984
3. Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman, 1988
4. Indigo Girls, Indigo Girls, 1989
5. Judy Garland, Judy at Carnegie Hall, 1961
6. The Smiths, The Queen is Dead, 1986
7. Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1973
8. Madonna, The Immaculate Collection, 1990
9. Cyndi Lauper, She's So Unusual, 1983
10. Antony and the Johnsons, I Am A Bird Now, 2005

11. Hedwig and the Angry Inch Soundtrack, 2001
12. The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Velvet Underground & Nico, 1967
13. Ani DiFranco, Dilate, 1996
14. Erasure, The Innocents, 1988
15. George Michael, Faith, 1987
16. Queen, A Night at the Opera, 1975
17. Lou Reed, Transformer, 1972
18. George Michael, Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. I, 1990
19. The B-52s, The B-52's, 1979
20. Queen, A Day at the Races, 1976

21. David Bowie, Hunky Dory, 1971
22. The Gossip, Standing in the Way of Control, 2006
23. Deee-Lite, World Clique, 1990
24. New Years Eve, Living Proof, 1979
25. k.d. lang, Ingénue, 1992
26. Scissor Sisters, Scissor Sisters, 2004
27. Eurythmics, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), 1983
28. Queen, The Game, 1980
29. Pet Shop Boys, Actually, 1987
30. Diana Ross, Diana, 1980

31. Sarah McLachlan, Fumbling Towards Ecstacy, 1993
32. The Smiths, Meat Is Murder, 1985
33. The Smiths, Hatful of Hollow, 1984
34.Donna Summer, Bad Girls, 1979
35. Yazoo, Upstairs at Eric's, 1982
36. Madonna, Erotica, 1992
37.Blondie, Parallel Lines, 1978
38. Dusty Springfield, Dusty in Memphis, 1969
39. Laura Nyro and Labelle, Gonna Take A Miracle, 1971
40. Pet Shop Boys, Behavior, 1990

41. Melissa Etheridge, Yes I Am, 1993
42. ABBA, Gold, 1992

43. Prince, Purple Rain, 1984
44. Pet Shop Boys, Very, 1993
45.Bikini Kill, Pussy Whipped, 1993
46. ​​Madonna, Ray of Light, 1998
47. The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs, 1999
48. Cris Williamson, The Changer and the Changed, 1975
49. Patti Smith, Horses, 1975
50. Rufus Wainwright, Poses, 2001

Places 51 to 100

51. Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Welcome to the Pleasuredome, 1984
52. Kate Bush, Hounds of Love, 1985
53. Culture Club, Color by Numbers, 1983
54. Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes, 1992
55.David Bowie, Diamond Dogs, 1974
56. Team Dresch, Personal Best, 1994
57. Prince, Dirty Mind, 1980
58. Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville, 1993
59. Bronski Beat, The Age of Consent, 1984
60. R.E.M., Automatic for the People, 1992

61. Sleater-Kinney, Dig Me Out, 1997
62. Jeff Buckley, Grace, 1994
63.Björk, Debut, 1993
64. Patti Smith, Easter, 1978
65. Le Tigre, Le Tigre, 1999
66. Soft Cell, Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, 1981
67. Hüsker Dü, Candy Apple Gray, 1986
68. Nirvana, Nevermind, 1991
69. Frances Faye, Caught in the Act, 1959
70. Rent original Broadway Cast, Rent, 1996

71. Elton John, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, 1975
72. Donna Summer, Once Upon a Time, 1977
73rd Fame Soundtrack, 1980
74. Michael Jackson, Off the Wall, 1979
75. Carole King, Tapestry, 1971
76. Ani DiFranco, Imperfectly, 1992
77. New Order, Substance, 1987
78th The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack, 1975
79. T. Rex, Electric Warrior, 1971
80. Rufus Wainwright, Want One, 2003

81.Scissor Sisters, Ta-Dah, 2006
82. Cher, Believe, 1998
83.Bette Midler, The Divine Miss M, 1972
84. Cyndi Lauper, True Colors, 1986
85. Nina Simone, Anthology, 2003
86. Madonna, The First Album, 1983
87. Madonna, Confessions on a Dance Floor, 2005
88. Hüsker Dü, Zen Arcade, 1984
89. Fifth Column, To Sir With Hate, 1986
90. Kate Bush, The Kick Inside, 1978

91. Grace Jones, Nightclubbing, 1981
92. Morrissey, Viva Hate, 1988
93. Sade, Lovers Rock, 2000
94. Hair Original Broadway Cast, 1968
95. Culture Club, Kissing to Be Clever, 1982
96. Nick Drake, Bryter Layter, 1970
97. Janis Ian, Between the Lines, 1975
98. Ferron, Testimony, 1980
99. Joni Mitchell, For the Roses, 1972
100. The Beatles, Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967