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Friday, March 07, 2008

Sounds Familiar?

I got this from AJ, who got it from this Australian website. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, they asked people to vote for the gayest songs of all time. I suspect that because the majority of voters are Aussies, several of the Minogue sisters’ camp classics made it into the list.

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The 50 Gayest Songs of All Time

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 Kham “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”
09. Madonna “Vogue”
08. Olivia Newton-John “Xanadu”
07. Kylie Minogue “Better The Devil You Know”
06. Pet Shop Boys “Go West”
05. Kylie Minogue “Your Disco Needs You”
04. The Weathergirls “It’s Raining Men”
03. Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive”
02. Village People “YMCA”

And The Gayest Song of All Time is:

ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”

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That ABBA took the number one spot isn’t surprising. They were a huge hit in Australia (watch the Aussie movies The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Muriel’s Wedding and you’ll see what I mean).

This is kinda embarrassing, but there are only 5 songs that I’m not familiar with (35. Dannii Minogue “This Is It”; 34. Belinda Carlisle “Summer Rain”; 33. Peter Allen “I Go To Rio”; 31. Heather Small “Proud”; and 19. Coming Out Crew “Free, Gay and Happy”). But let me state that maybe I do know some or all of them, I just didn’t realize that those were the titles and singers (for example, I suspect I actually know “I Go To Rio”).

And one, 07. Kylie Minogue “Better The Devil You Know”, I actually have on CD except that I don’t really listen to it.

Otherwise, I know all the songs and can actually sing a snippet from them, hehehe. =)

3 comments:

lobster-tony said...

I know all of them! Hahaha. I lurve working out to some of them....and that includes Belinda Carlisle's "Summer Rain". I didn't expect that to get into the top 50 gayest songs of all time tho. :P

joelmcvie said...

@TONY: Alam mo, hindi ka bakla! LOL

cant_u_read said...

e kung ako ang pina-survey nila, ang magnu-number 1 jan ay:

"sasara ang bulaklak
bubuka ang bulaklak.
dadaan ang reyna
pakendeng-kendeng pa.
boom tiyaya
boomtiyaya
boom yeah yeah"