Even when visibility for LGBTQ artists is at an all-time high, it can still be hard to find love songs that are explicitly about the gay experience. Whether it’s a gorgeous ballad about falling in love with a boy, or a thundering track about bringing it to the bedroom, gay and bisexual guys deserve to have their experiences reflected in songs, too.
Instead of waiting to hear that perfect track about man-to-man romance, we decided to offer a helping hand with this list of 30 gay love songs.
Queer pop’s golden boy Troye Sivan is a master of crafting songs about queer relationships, and this one is no exception. “Lucky Strike” shimmers with dreamy synths while Troye confesses to his lover all of different reasons he finds him so attractive.
While Sam Smith may have once faced criticism for a lack of gender-specific pronouns in his songs, “Him” more than makes up for it. This heartbreaking ballad follows a young man coming out of the closet to his father by confessing his love for another man, all while Smith’s stunning vocals convey both the pain and the tenderness of the song at the same time.
While the subtext of “Preacher” hints at a particularly one-sided desire, there is no denying that this bouncing bop off of Years & Years’ Palo Santo is an excellent love song about finding yourself face to face with “the one.”
Wanna let your lover know just how sexy you find them? Look no further than MNEK’s simmering single “Tongue.” The British star’s track employs his exuberant sexuality, a hard-hitting beat and expertly-crafted melodies to make this one of the sexiest songs about gay romance in recent memory.
Pop upcomer Vincint wants you to stop beating around the bush with his dramatically passionate single “Mine.” From suggesting light attraction to literally pleading his lover to be with him, Vincint pulls out all of the stops on the heart-pounding love song.
Throughout his career, Sakima has shown us time and time again that he knows how to write good music about gay sex. But what differentiates “Show Me” is its tenderness — while on past songs, Sakima focuses on the heat and passion of gay romance, this sensual track frames sex as a means of loving communication between two partners.
Inspired by The Little Mermaid’s “Kiss the Girl,” Keiynan Lonsdale’s debut single turns the Disney classic on its head, encouraging his listeners to follow their heart and kiss the boys they love. With the help of some entrancing melodies and gorgeous singing on Lonsdale’s part, “Kiss the Boy” successfully displays the singer’s unique ability to make his audience swoon with a song.
The lyrics to Brockhampton’s electrifying music has never shied away from frontman Kevin Abstract’s gayness. But “Something About Him,” a short, slowed down ballad from the group’s hit album Iridescence, brings the rapper’s experience to the forefront, as he expounds on why he’s infatuated with his lover.
Indie-pop stars Cub Sport dialed into their romantic side with their self-titled 2019 record’s “Butterflies.” The track’s commanding melody perfectly contrasts the head-over-heels emotion they portray through the lyrics, making this a fun, strange trip through gay romance.
Former Vampire Weekend member Rostam manages to combine the ever-present ethereal quality of his music with touching lyrics about struggling to find your dream partner. As always, Rostam’s artful interpretation of complex love comes across beautifully in this dreamy track.
Taking inspiration from the 1994 film of the same name, Frank Ocean’s smooth jam “Forrest Gump” is an ode to unapologetic queer love. The track displays not only a deep love of the 1994 film, but shows emotional maturity in acknowledging the reality of losing the person you love most.
Seattle-based singer/songwriter Perfume Genius accesses the most affectionate part of himself with “Alan,” a heartfelt ode to the singer’s boyfriend, Alan Wyffels. The song’s lyrics highlight the quieter, more tender parts of a relationship, encapsulating the idea of feeling safe in someone’s arms.
Sometimes all a good song needs is a simple bassline and some sultry vocals. That’s what listeners get when listening to pop singer Alextbh’s seductive “Still Mine,” as they follow the singer’s persistent hang-up on an ex-lover.
In “Dance Like You,” Vardaan Arora finds himself entranced by a dancing stranger, wishing he could be with him. With the appropriate club-ready production backing him up, Arora shows what falling in love on the dancefloor really feels like.
Love and passion are universal languages, as Solomon Ray expertly demonstrates in his sensuous bop “Así Así.” Switching constantly between English and Spanish, the singer asks his bilingual lover to give him everything he’s got.
When you combine the talent and confidence of drag star Shea Couleé with the otherworldly production of art pop artist Gess, you’re met with the haunting love song “Gasoline.” As Couleé breaks down her lover’s preconceptions about what love is, Gess delivers a distorted melody, sending their listeners to the stars.
K-pop stars don’t usually get opportunities to express their same-sex love thanks to Korea’s rigid anti-gay policies. But pop singer Holland defied expectations with his release of “Neverland,” one of the first K-pop songs with openly gay connotations. As Holland begs his lover to fly with him to a place where they can be free, you’ll find yourself both crying and applauding at the same time.
If the sexy falsetto tones of Bronze Avery’s voice don’t immediately melt your heart, then perhaps the words to this irresistible earwom “Want 2” will. Offering himself up to his new love interest, singing “Let’s do what we wanna do/ Imma take my time on you/ Swear I gotta list of that shit I wanna do,” Avery not only shows off his vocal dexterity, but his emotional availability.
Getting caught up in the heat of passion happens to everyone, and songwriter to the stars Jesse Saint John (Britney Spears, Camila Cabello) invites you to live in that moment with “What Do U Like.” Listening to Saint John’s sex-laden dance track makes you excited to hear what comes next on his already star-studded streak of expert pop writing.
Even if he’s only released a live version of this song, Wrabel manages to pull at your heartstrings with the lovesick “That’s What I’d Do.” Singing about an unselfish desire to show someone love, Wrabel brings his sensitive musical stylings to an all-time high on this beautiful new song.
On his debut track “Boy,” up-and-coming pop singer Aaron Porter shows off every sensual trick in his arsenal. The song deals with allowing yourself to be more vulnerable in front of your crush, while simultaneously showing them why they belong with you.
A Great Big World’s “Hold Each Other” begins as most other love songs do — a boy singing about the girl who keeps him young at heart. But by the song’s second verse, the duo’s openly gay member, Chad King, chimes in to show that exact same sentiment to a boy, thus showing once again that pronouns matter when it comes to penning a queer love song.
Pentatonix members Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying turn on the charm in their high-energy dance track “Fantasy.” Singing about a picture-perfect relationship, the talented duo bring listeners into a dreamy landscape of love and romance.
Ryan Ashley’s tender vocals perfectly mirror his compassionate lyrics on his heartwarming single “Care for You.” Sometimes true love is showing someone that you are there for them, and Ashley expertly exemplifies the ideal partner here.
Sometimes you just can’t wait for that special man to make his way over to you, which alt-pop singer Morgxn manages to convey in his song “xx.” Coming from a singer with a discography full of songs about pain, loss and heartbreak, “xx” plays out as a beaming pillar of light that will fill you with flirtatious joy.
While the subject matter of the 2018 film Boy Erased may not lend itself to pure romantics, it’s clear that Troye Sivan’s collaboration with Sigur Rós’ Jónsi for the film’s soundtrack perfectly does. Basking in the light of pure love, Sivan’s crystal-clear baritone pairs perfectly with Jónsi’s simple production, creating not only an extremely moving scene for the film, but a beautiful love song for the ages.
Some may say that teenage love is inherently silly, but young pop singer Robokid instead focuses on the hopeless romanticism that comes with it on “17.” With a hazy production and an instantly catchy beat, Robokid manages to capture the teenage experience in a song.
Sometimes, the simple possibility of love can be just as romantic as the real thing, as pop upcomer Leo Kalyan demonstrates in his song “Horizon.” Accompanied by a thundering bass and a quiet melody, Kalyan explains how even just a touch from his lover can send him into a spiral of pleasure.
Take dance-pop producer Jax Jones, add in pop stars Years & Years, and you get the extremely fun and flirty “Play.” Centering around a man bringing his emotional walls down to start having some fun with his same-sex lover, “Play” will have you and your partner up and dancing in no time.
Above all, the most important kind of love that a person can find is self love, which Dev Hynes and Carly Rae Jepsen explore at length in “Better Than Me.” The song deals with Hynes’ constant fear that he is either not black or queer enough, but ultimately sends home the message that the truest love you can find is deep within yourself, not in someone else.
25 Best Pride Songs and LGBTQ Anthems to Blast During Pride Month and Beyond
Celebrate Pride with these iconic anthems and hit party tunes!
Besides watching the best LGBTQ movies and reading great books by LGBTQ authors, one of the best ways to celebrate Pride is obviously through music — and luckily for you, we’ve rounded up all the best Pride songs for your playlist right here. These LGBTQ anthems and songs by queer artists celebrate love and acceptance of all people, and range from classic hits that’s long been regarded as iconic gay anthems (like „Y.M.C.A.“ or Madonna’s „Vogue“!) to newer, more recent tracks by today’s most powerful voices in music.
What exactly defines a song as a Pride anthem, you ask? There’s everything on our list from empowering songs of freedom and individuality, to heartfelt tracks that celebrate love in any and all kinds of forms. Regardless of which tune you choose to blast, though, each of these 25 songs for Pride captures the spirit and strength of the LGBTQ community — and are great picks for celebrating Pride this month and every month after that. So press play and let your rainbow flag fly — and don’t forget to don your best Pride apparel (and your most colorful rainbow makeup, of course)!
This iconic pop ballad is not just a Grammy-winning track — it’s also a tender, inspiring anthem of love that has taken on a special meaning with the LGBTQ community, which Lauper has long been an advocate for. “I see your true colors / And that’s why I love you,“ she sings. „So don’t be afraid to let them show / Your true colors are beautiful like a rainbow.”
Gaga, who has long been an advocate for LGBTQ rights (and is bisexual herself), proclaims in this catchy anthem: “No matter gay, straight or bi / Lesbian, transgendered life / I’m on the right track, baby / I was born to survive.” The song (and album) later inspired Gaga’s non-profit organization, the Born This Way Foundation
Inspired by New York’s underground gay ball scene during the late 1980’s, Madonna’s „Vogue“ is an iconic classic that brought the vogue-ing tradition into mainstream pop. With its infectious house- and disco-influenced beat, the song celebrates finding escape on the dance floor no matter who you are!
„Girls Like Girls“ was the song that put Hayley Kiyoko on the map as an up-and-coming singer in 2015 — and catapulted her on the way to earning the fan-created moniker of „Lesbian Jesus.“ The song itself is a charming lesbian anthem (not to mention it has an adorable music video!), with lyrics like „Girls like girls / Like boys do / Nothing new.“
Apparently, Chic’s Nile Rodgers was inspired to write this funky 1980 dance hit for Diana Ross after seeing multiple drag queens dressed as the singer at a New York gay club. Since then, the song has become an empowering and celebratory LGBTQ anthem for — you guessed it — coming out!
Featuring a catchy synth-pop beat that’s hard not to dance along to, this hit song from lesbian twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin is a queer-friendly party tune that belongs on every Pride playlist — especially since the the music video depicts friends and lovers of all genders in a truly feel-good depiction of love.
How could we forget legendary rock band Queen? Featuring Freddie Mercury’s powerful signature vocals, „I Want to Break Free“ is a classic emancipation anthem about yearning for freedom and independence — not to mention the track is accompanied by a truly iconic music video featuring the entire band in drag!
This lustrous, hypnotic 2014 track from Perfume Genius — the project of Seattle singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas — serves as a defiant response to what Hadreas calls „gay panic“ to celebrate being unapologetically yourself, making it an essential Pride anthem from one of today’s most powerful queer voices.
In this catchy 2013 track celebrating bisexuality and polyamory, Panic! At the Disco’s frontman Brendan Urie sings: „Girls love girls and boys / And love is not a choice.“ The singer himself came out as pansexual in 2018, and has long been an advocate for LGBTQ rights.
This one’s a song that truly belongs on any and every playlist — but it’s also a ubiquitous gay anthem that has been adopted by generations of „dancing queens“ within the LGBTQ community. Who could ever resist its infectious disco beat and feel-good tune, after all?
Hailed as a catchy heartbreak anthem for the ages, this dance-pop ballad from Swedish singer Robyn was apparently inspired by the artist’s love of „inherently sad, gay disco anthems.“ It’s hard not to relate to this „sad banger“ of a song that depicts dancing alone in the club while pining after your unrequited love!
This catchy, upbeat track from openly queer and pansexual singer Janelle Monáe captures queer desire — and embraces sexual fluidity — with great funky beats and sensual rhythm reminiscent of Prince (who collaborated with Monáe on the track), making it an absolute must-listen for Pride and beyond.
Shortly before officially coming out as a gay man in 1998, George Michael recorded „Freedom! ’90“, a track that explores his struggles with his personal identity. With lyrics such as “There’s something deep inside of me / There’s someone else I’ve got to be,“ this classic song endures as a powerful ode to breaking free to become your true self.
This hit track from hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis features Mary Lambert, an openly lesbian artist, as she sings: „And I can’t change / Even if I tried / Even if I wanted to.“ The urgent, reflective song made an especially powerful statement about same-sex relationships during its release in 2012.
„I like my girls just like I like my honey / Sweet, a little selfish,“ Kehlani sings in this soft, sugar-sweet track. The openly queer pop and R&B artist delivers a sultry acoustic track to her female lover in „Honey,“ making it a tender ode to queer love.
For fans of powerful, confessional tracks, this slow ballad from gay singer Sam Smith follows a man coming out of the closet, professing the belief that sexuality should be accepted despite religious teachings: “Don’t you try and tell me that God doesn’t care for us / It is him I love, it is him I love.”
One of the most popular tracks of the 1970’s, Village People’s „Y.M.C.A“ endures as one of the most iconic gay anthems to this day. The song functions as a clever ode to gay cruising culture at athletic centers — not to mention it’s simply irresistible as a dance number!
For „Strangers,“ a catchy synth-pop track off her second album in 2017, Halsey teamed up with Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony (both of whom are openly bisexual) to deliver a love duet between two women. Using same-sex pronouns throughout the entire song, Halsey has called the track a “love song for the LGBT community.“
Three years after „Girls Like Girls,“ Hayley Kiyoko delivered yet another great LGBTQ anthem back in 2018 — this time with „Curious,“ a pop earworm that focuses on a woman struggling with unresolved feelings for an ex-girlfriend, who’s now in a new relationship with a man. Even just the lyrics of „I’m just curious / Is it serious?“ alone is seriously catchy!
This iconic track from the famous drag queen pays tribute to „sashaying“ down the runway, inspiring generations within the LGBTQ community to embrace their fierceness. Featuring an uptempo beat — and RuPaul’s signature phrase „You better work!“ — it’s easy to understand why the song has become such a celebrated gay anthem.
Country artist Kacey Musgraves puts forth a worthwhile mantra for Pride in this empowering song: „Say what you feel, love who you love / Cause you just get so many trips ‚round the sun.“ It’s a track that celebrates remaining true to yourself, making it a resonating pick for the LGBTQ community.
Released just last year, Taylor Swift’s fun, unapologetically bold pop track saw the pop star become a more outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights, with lyrics such as „Why are you mad / When you could be GLAAD?“ The music video itself is basically just one big Pride fest full of LGBTQ celebrities!
This one from the Scissor Sisters is perhaps the queer party tune for the ages. With a nod to popular lexicon of the LGBTQ community that refers to a gathering of friends for the purpose of gossiping, „Let’s Have A Kiki“ honors an American gay social tradition (complete with a truly campy instructional dance music video
This pop hit dominated charts everywhere back in 2010, but it’s also a song that’s long resonated with the LGBTQ community as an bold empowerment anthem. „Baby, you’re a firework / Come on, let your colors burst“ can definitely be interpreted as a celebration of Pride and all its rainbow colors!
Here’s another great self-empowerment pop anthem we’re blasting for Pride and everyday — especially since Sara Bareilles apparently wrote the song for a friend struggling to come out of the closet! The upbeat track celebrates courage in all forms, encouraging the listener to „Say what you wanna say / And let the words fall out / Honestly I wanna see you be brave.“
The Ultimate 2020 LGBTQ Pride Playlist That’ll Make You Want To Party
Happy Pride month 2020! Pride will definitely look a little different this year as many events and parades have been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but that won’t stop the LGBTQ community from being proud of who they are and making the most of June. We’re making pride a virtual party and every party needs a good playlist. And who better to turn to than LGBTQ artists and producers? Here are our favorite Pride songs to get you in the spirit this year.
This song may not be about LGBTQ representation, but if you ever needed a song by a member of the community about life in quarantine while in quarantine, this is the ultimate anthem. Just like the song says, „Zoom is the new club.“
Todrick really did remix his own song „Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels“ to give us life while we’re quarantining.
This video was shot at 2014’s LA Pride so it has a special place in our hearts and on this list.
Miley took over the Internet with this song when it came out and it’s lyrics make you feel like nothing can stop you from living your best life.
In the description of this song’s music video, transgender artist Shea Diamond writes, „I began writing ‚I Am Her‘ as a statement to a world that said I shouldn’t exist. I wrote it as an anthem for all those that felt shunned for simply being who they were.“
This song is about leaving a not-so-great relationship, but it’s also got such an upbeat beat, it will help you get over any ex.
The bright colors all over this music video and synthy beat of the song will totally make you want to dance with the puppets in the video.
This song is all about being shown the respect you DESERVE!
This track is all about living you authentic self and saying „f*ck you“ to anyone who disagrees. This song is also the last track on the band’s album Transgender Dysphoria Blues, where lead singer Laura Jane Grace opened up about the aftermath of transitioning as a transgender woman.
This song was released after Domo let the world know she’s bisexual after identifying for years as a lesbian. FYI: Sexuality and gender are fluid and live on a spectrum.
Pride is basically a huge, month long kiki so adding this dance track to any LGBTQ lineup is a mood.
The lyrics of this song talk about Sam’s struggle with religious beliefs clashing with sexuality. It’s a raw and powerful ballad in the face of self-doubt and hatred.
Kehlani told MTV News that she wrote this song about a girlfriend she had. The sweet, soft guitar she sings over will have you wishing you were Kehlani’s gf.
The comments on this video all talk about the heavy gay vibes they feel from it so that says everything you need to know.
If you haven’t heard any of Big Freedia’s music you’re missing out, but this song is a great introduction to the energy Freedia brings into any space.
This bop will have you dancing and wishing quarantine was over.
In this song, Frank takes on the role of Jenny from the movie Forrest Gump and talks about his first love, a guy.
The last line of the chorus „And love is not a choice,“ says it all.
Do we even need to recommend this one? You probably know every word already, but if you don’t, stop everything you’re doing and listen to all of „Dirty Computer“ right now please.
Is it even possible to make a Pride playlist without including a hit from Hayley Kiyoko? „Curious“ is too catchy to not listen to it at least once a day.
St. Vincent always has queer bops to jam to, but this song is especially cool, since it was part of a bigger project with Bob Dylan, Kesha, and other stars to make traditional love songs queer so that LGBTQ couples can have fitting songs to play at their weddings.
This ballad is the ultimate love song for when your S.O. is non-binary. Singer/songwriter, Be Steadwell, is a breakout queer artist whose new album, Queer Love Songs, will blow you away. „I don’t have to call you girlfriend, you gotta be my wife, maybe you could be my comrade, be my teammate for life ,“ Be sings.
You may recognize this song if you listen to one of our favorite podcasts, Queery by Cameron Esposito. It’s a song all about self-exploration and learning who you are and where you fit in in the world.
Mal Blum is a queer artist whose songs have a unique, jovial feel to them. This one in particular is super calming— save it for if Pride gets a little too overwhelming and you need a good tune to decompress with.
Mary Lambert became a queer icon with her song, „She Keeps Me Warm.“ But if you haven’t listened to her music beyond that, you’re truly missing out. „Secrets“ is just one example of how fun, bold, and unapologetically queer Lambert’s style is. Plus, how can you say no to a song with lyrics like, „Can’t think straight, I’m so gay“?!
We also couldn’t make it through a Pride playlist without a Troye cameo. „Wild“ is a total bop that will definitely be making the rounds across Pride celebrations this year, so add it to your library ASAP.
We need more love songs by queer women that unapologetically talk about their queer relationships. And LGBTQ icons Halsey and Lauren Jauregui are here to make that happen. We’re still obsessed with this jam, even a year after its release.
Another cool visibility song, The Replacements focus on two androgynous people who love each other and don’t care what the world thinks.
This goofy tune is catchy AF and has definitely been a Pride favorite since its release.
The video contains sensitive themes, so please be careful when watching! We love this song almost as much as we love queer artist/creator Angel Haze.
Hannah and Maggie are an adorable queer duo who sing catchy love songs that we can’t help but fall in love with. This super-cute music video is giving us all the good Pride vibes.
Get a Little Bit Closer With These 21 LGBT Songs About Love
There’s nothing like a great love song to inspire you to reach for your own romantic heights. It’s even more powerful when you can really relate to the lyrics. Yet, in the hetero-heavy world of romantic music, great gay love songs and fantastic lesbian love songs can be hard to find. So, we’ve created a playlist of LGBT songs about love that can help change all that.
Want pronoun-appropriate gay love songs? We’ve got em. Looking for lesbian love songs written by openly-out artists? We’ve got them too. Think that the best LGBT songs about love are those that simply celebrate love in all its forms? This is the Spotify® playlist for you.
Gay songs by hella rad women of color
The video for „Count on Me“ is trippy and gay as hell.
„You wanna know what’s new about me? I finally know I’m a lesbian!”
„Y’all told a 19 year old who had just escaped the lowest point of his life that he would never have a hit again.“
For the project, the singer also will release a new track: his cover of the iconic song „You Don’t Own Me.“
This great post has been making the rounds on Tumblr.
It’s a playlist of mostly queer, gay, or bi people singing songs about love — same-sex love, in particular. Because sometimes you need a love song that can capture your experience more accurately.
Boy Meets Boy: 7 Gay Love Songs
Boy meets boy, and sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t – and in both cases it can lead to some incredible gay love songs. The tunes below are some of our favorite romantic songs sung by men in love with men. From celebrations of love that lasts to reflections on first crushes, these songs will make you swoon.
1. Hold Each Other – A Great Big World Best love lyric: Something happens when I hold him/He keeps my heart from getting broken
Chad King sang love songs with female pronouns because, as he told Billboard, ”it’s just what people do”. Hold Each Other shows King getting real. When bandmate Ian Axel sings about the woman he loves, King joins in – singing about the man who belongs in his arms. It’s wonderful.
2. Capers – Kele Okereke Best love lyric: No, I’m not in love, I don’t claim to be/But are you free on Sunday?
Best known as the front man of Bloc Party, Kele Okereke’s solo projects show a whole new side of the gay indie icon. Capers, for instance, is a sweetly jaunty love song about a man who insists he’s not in love… but his skipping heart and delight in the date reveal the truth.
3. Forrest Gump – Frank Ocean Best love lyric: Forrest Gump you run my mind boy/ Running on my mind boy
Even in 2019, when openly out artists sing love songs, it’s more common to hear ‘you’ rather than ‘him’. Frank Ocean is different. Forrest Gump is that rare gay love song that doesn’t shy away from male pronouns – in this case the teenaged dream who a younger Ocean once loved from afar. Anyone whose high school crush was unrequited can sympathize.
4. My My My! – Troye Sivan Best love lyric: Now, let’s stop running from love/Running from love
At just 22, Troye Sivan is a queer music icon, thanks to his inclusive videos (made to show the LGBTQ+ relationships he didn’t see growing up 1). His music has always been thoughtful, but in new single My My My! there’s joy too, celebrating the fact that Sivan is head over heels in love.
5. Just Some Guy – Anthony Rapp Best lyric: And I’ve said these things to other boys, but right now the old words feel so new
Seen Rent? Then chances are you know Anthony Rapp, aka the definitive Mark Cohen. He’s also responsible for Just Some Guy: possibly the world’s sweetest gay love song. Nothing else quite captures that gleeful disbelief you feel when the man of your dreams loves you back.
6. Love is Love – Trey Pearson Best love lyric: Don’t wanna leave can’t get enough/l know that LOVE İS LOVE
Trey Pearson found fame as a married, straight, Christian rock singer. Then, in 2016, he made the decision to come out publically, quickly becoming an advocate for gay Christians who crave a more accepting kind of faith. Even if you don’t share his religion, you can believe in 2017’s Love is Love; a magical song about finally allowing yourself to embrace true love and desire.
7. What A Beautiful Day – Brett Every ft. Belinda Crawford Best lyric: Your father said, while giving his toast/That, “Of all my beliefs, I believe in love most
A gay love song sure to strike a chord with marriage-minded singles, Brett Every’s tale of two men getting hitched is simple and beautiful (and hard to listen to without a few happy tears!). Written in 2012 to support same-sex marriage rights, the song is just as poignant today – it’s no wonder it won ‘Best Love Song of the Year’ at the Out Music Awards in 2012. 2
Girl Meets Girl: 7 Lesbian Love Songs
There are so many gorgeous lesbian love songs out there. Yet lists of the most romantic songs by women about women often includes the likes of Katy Perry and t.A.t.u – music more about marketing than meaning. The lesbian love songs below are different; they’re genuine tales of girls meeting girls and falling deeply, heart-stoppingly in love.
1. All I Want is To Be Your Girl – Holly Miranda Best love lyric: I wasn’t looking for love but she found me
Since The Jealous Girlfriends went on hiatus, lead vocalist Holly Miranda has been busy with solo projects, like this oh-so-catchy song about new love. If you’re crushing on a lady, this is the ideal tune to play while dancing around your bedroom – hairbrush mic optional.
2. She – Jen Foster Best love lyric: It’s simple as can be/I love her, she loves me
Over the last 15 years, Jen Foster’s She has become a lesbian love anthem. It’s easy to see why: She is both a beautiful love song about an inspiring romance and a demand for tolerance (with lyrics like ‘Just try and stop me, just try and stop us/Good luck to you,’ this is no mere plea).
3. Girl – The Internet ft. KAYTRANADA Best love lyric: Would you let me call you my girl, my girlfriend, my girlfriend?
The Internet’s Syd is not without controversy, 3 but here she’s simply smitten and ready to give her girl the world. The dreamy, electro-soul of this track is the perfect accompaniment to her vocals, creating the musical equivalent of ecstatic, late-night, whispered sweet nothings.
4. Constant Craving – k.d. lang Best love lyric: Maybe a great magnet pulls/All souls to what’s true
Is it even legal to create a playlist of lesbian love songs and not include the iconic k.d. lang? Constant Craving turns an astonishing 26 years old in 2018 (it was released in 1992, the year k.d. lang came out as gay), and yet it is still fresh and fantastic. In fact, it’s possibly the definitive tune about lesbian longing, desire, and love.
5. Come to My Window – Melissa Etheridge Best love lyric: Come to my window/I’ll be home soon’
The first single Melissa Etheridge released after coming out in 1993, this song struck a chord with lesbians and queer identifying folk everywhere. So much so that they changed the meaning – the line ‘what do they know about this love anyway’ originally referred to gossipy friends, but Etheridge says the gay community has helped it mean much, much more. 4
6. Better Than Love – Hayley Kiyoko Best love lyric: Somebody tell me what’s better than love?/Better than love
Hayley Kiyoko made a huge impact with 2015’s Girls Like Girls. Since then, the former Disney star has been experimenting with different takes on the lesbian love song – here, she switches out the tough gay anthem for pure, bubbling joy. As romantic songs go, this is pretty special.
7. She Keeps Me Warm – Mary Lambert Best love lyric: Do you like kissing girls?/Can I call you ‘Baby’?
She Keeps Me Warm started life as the hook of Macklemore’s mega-hit Same Love. Soon, however, people were clamoring to hear a full length version from singer Mary Lambert – and oh boy did she deliver. This gorgeous lesbian love song is so heartfelt and happy, we even had to include it on our list of the 100 best love songs of all time.
Love is Love: 7 LGBT Songs About Love
Recent years have seen the release of more and more gay love songs and lesbian love songs. Now, no matter what pronouns you prefer, or what love song style you like, chances are you can find something that makes your heart flutter. That said, there’s still plenty of room for the classic LGBT songs about love – anthems that have becoming a rallying cry for those who believe that love is love, and what matters is not who you love but that you love.
1. Power of Two – Indigo Girls Best love lyric: The closer I’m bound in love to you/ The closer I am to free
The Indigo Girls have been writing LGBT-friendly songs about love and life for decades. And, while their love songs often lean more towards the unrequited end of things, here all parties are all in. They’ve weathered a lot together and come out stronger, and the result is beautiful.
2. Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover – Sophie B. Hawkins Best lyric: I’ll do such things to ease your pain/Free your mind & you won’t feel ashamed
This 90s jam was one of the earlier songs to make a frank reference to lesbian romance (‘makin’ love to her with visions clear’), but, seeing as singer Sophie B. Hawkins identifies as omnisexual, it can also be read as more broad than that; an LGBT song about love that will appeal to anyone pining for a friend in a bad relationship.
3. Somebody to Love – Queen Best lyric: I’m OK, I’m alright (he’s alright, he’s alright)/I ain’t gonna face no defeat
Not all great love songs have to be about relationships and Somebody to Love shows this on multiple levels. Both an ode to the love lessons you learn while single, and a plea to the world to show more tolerance for all types of love, this is an utter classic.
4. Closer – Tegan and Sara Best love lyric: I want you close, I want you/I won’t treat you like you’re typical
Twins Tegan and Sara are famously known for their LGBTQ+ activism (they even helped create an ice-cream that supports gay marriage!). 5 Here though, they’re focused on celebrating the fun of love, specifically the overwhelming giddiness of teenage crushes. Even adults can remember that feeling – this track helps us realize that it’s never too late to feel it again.
5. All the Lovers – Kylie Minogue Best lyric: If love is really good, you just want more/Even if it throws you to the fire, fire, fire
Although not a queer-identifying artist, Kylie falls firmly into the ally category. Indeed, as she told Reuters is a tribute to her beloved gay audience (the music video, featuring a wealth of LGBTQ couples, backs that up). A stunning tribute it is too; a disco-pop love song that’s perfect for those that have loved and lost, but are ready to keep on trying.
6. A Little Bit of Love – RuPaul Best love lyric: A little bit of love /Goes a long, long way
The goddess that is RuPaul is responsible for many of the queer community’s most uplifting moments. A Little Bit of Love is no exception – it’s an LGBT love song for the community, rather than for a particular person. Here, RuPaul acknowledges that times can get tough, but as long as there is love, you’re going to shine.
7. I Still Love You – Jennifer Hudson Best love lyric: You make my life complete/I still love you baby
For the I Still Love You video, Jennifer Hudson teamed up with Human Rights Campaign to create a piece that is both a song about love and an argument in favor of marriage equality. 6 The romantic (yet totally danceable) result is definitely one for the wedding playlist!
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Listening to peer gynt while reading Agatha Christie is quite an experience and I urge yall to try it, the emotions are just wild.
Also thank you to the person who mentioned peer gynt, I cant remember your name but just know I love and cherish you
Anyone know any songs about a girl or woman being romantically interested in another girl or woman and just realizing or coming to terms with being gay (or bi or whatever)? I feel like there should be a song about that specific thing somewhere.
Amber Liu and Hayley Kiyoko will be the death of me in this year of 2018.
okay gays i’ve made this playlist collaborative, add songs that make you Weep or just feel That Type Of Way!
There are some songs that i have liked but when some of my friends hear themthey say they are gay, yet others like them.
So if i couldnt decide i will let NG users do it for me.
Soccer Practice and Do You Take it in the Ass? are the gayest songs I’ve ever heard.
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Just if u like a Justin Timberlake song or somthing.
I never liked him alot but do you think listening to that song is gay?
Soccer Practice and Do You Take it in the Ass. It’s as close as you can get.
That song is awesome you know why? Cause men and women are attracted to that handsome beast… Yeah ill say it that guy is pretty good looking…. Cause i dont believe in love anymore anymore!
He meant, how can you tell if a song has sexual relations with another song of the same
Maybe if you guys didnt read but people post songs they think could be gay and others rate them.
BTW too sexy for shirt is so incredably gay women love it so its straight in my opinion
Well gosh darn-it! I guess I didn’t know.*laugh track*That’s our DickandNoodleSoup!
Well, one of my friends said that Stairway to Heaven was gay……
Every single Simple Plan, Atryu, MxPx and AFI song.
Newgrounds is probably the most gayest thing I ever heard of.
that IS a good song,but just creepy since it is literally gay
MACHO MACHO MAAAAN!!!!! WHO WANTS TO BE A MACHO MAN!!!
Who gives a damn, your music is your music… Don’t mater what other people think… THe only „gay“ song is „its raining men“
IN THE NAVY!!!You can put your mind at THE NAVY!!!You can sail the seven seas!!
Never heard of it.. Then agian i don’t listen to anything new but the worse songs or by J.T i think he should be shot!
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I will agree that about 99% of all Villagpeople Songs are on the Gay List
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Heterosexual guys like myself are so insecure that whenever a ‘gay’ list comes out (top gay cars, top gay TV shows, top gay favorite actresses, etc.), they anxiously look at that list and try to prove they are not gay by acknowledging that they do not like those very same things that the gays like. Stupid? Yes. Homophobic? Sure, but that’s just the way it is. In fact, the opposite holds true. I hear you lose your gay identity card if you’re not a fan of shows like Queer as Folk.
Let’s take the test with music. Last year an Australian website tallied the votes of thousands of Aussies to compile a definitive list of the 50 Gayest Songs of All Time. So, whether you are homosexual or heterosexual, this list will tell you something about yourself. Count the songs that you own. My results are at the bottom. And if you want to complete your collection, click on the link and buy the mp3 from Amazon.
Now, please visit cause you’re clearly interested in this! Also vote on the Top Lesbian Songs.
I have five six, plus two others by singers who covered those songs. But not anymore.
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OK, you may not know The Feeling, but they were super popular in the United Kingdom a few years ago. The frontman, Dan Gillespie, is gay he writes the most delightfully poppy songs inspired by Queen EVER so listen to this.
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OK, so there are arguments that this song is about making it in the music industry as a woman, but the music video is gay (not just because of the butchiness, girls TOTALLY KISS), and Jessie J is openly bisexual. Really feels like this song is about, well, being just as capable of „doing it.“
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