GLBT Friendly Songs

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    Jun 17, 2008 2:01 PM GMT
    Well... I'm in my country music mood right now and while searching for similar music to Funky Nashville (who were on the movie Guys and Balls soundtrack) I came across I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House. They're old-school country rock'n'roll (southern rock), they broke up 2 years ago though, I think. icon_sad.gif Kinda reminds me of the old songs of Goo Goo Dolls but more country-ish.

    Anyway I was pleasantly surprised at one of their songs LOL. Click their link above and play the third song on their playlist - Westboro Baptist Church.

    Anybody got similar songs? Gay-friendly or gay-themed songs that aren't exactly blatantly gay (like that Up The Butt song ROFL which was bleh)?

    I've come across a few. Third Eye Blind's Jumper for instance is gay-themed I think. And I have reason to believe Goo Goo Dolls' Iris is too. hehe

    One of the more assuredly GLBT bands I know is the bluegrass band The Ditty Bops, whose song There's A Girl has undoubtedly lesbian connotations. icon_wink.gif

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    Jun 17, 2008 2:31 PM GMT
    "Jumper" is a gay themed song? Wow I did not get that impression. I thought it was about a guy trying to talk a friend out of suicide.

    Too many GLBT friendly songs to list, but I will mention some gay or gay friendly groups/singers.

    - Scissor Sisters;
    - Franz Ferdinand;
    - The Indigo Girls;
    - Hidden Cameras ("Golden Showers" is a song about you know what);
    - Rufus Wainwright;
    - The Communards;
    - Erasure;
    - The Smiths;
    - Morrissey.
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    Jun 17, 2008 2:57 PM GMT
    Please don't read anything into this, but Golden Streams is one of my favorite songs. It is layered so richly.

    Queer-punk band Pansy Division is also a lot of fun.
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    Jun 17, 2008 3:04 PM GMT
    Haha, it is one of the best songs from the album. And no I didn't read anything into the fact that you like it, as long as you do me the same courtesy.icon_wink.gif

    Thanks for the heads up on the Pansy Division. I love that play on words with "Panzer Division".
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    Jun 17, 2008 4:20 PM GMT
    Does this count?

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    Jun 17, 2008 4:34 PM GMT
    If you're into hip hop, there's a few good artists out there like Qboy, Deadlee, and Deep Dickollective.
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    Jun 17, 2008 4:41 PM GMT
    And there's the Hazzards (although they've fleshed out their sound quite a bit since this was released.


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    Jun 17, 2008 4:45 PM GMT
    Duh.

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    Jun 17, 2008 6:42 PM GMT
    you people are focusing way too much on random modernish songs, and completely missing the classic LGBT songs that were monumental in their openness toward human sexuality for their time.

    Some examples:
    1. Killer Queen- by Queen. Almost any song by Queen for that matter (I Want to Break Free also comes to mind), but this one is particular is about a super diva trans-gendered woman.

    2. Take a Walk on the Wild Side- by Lou Reed. A nice, mellow song about a variety of LGBT people just living life for fun.

    3. YMCA- by the Village People. A classic gay anthem about just "hanging out" with the boys down at the Y icon_wink.gif

    etc., etc., etc.

    Im not saying these songs are better or anything, just note that these artists were brave enough to be proud of who they are through their music during a time when it was MUCH more difficult to do so
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    Jun 17, 2008 6:43 PM GMT
    Don't forget Janet...

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    Jun 17, 2008 6:53 PM GMT
    Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    Depeche Mode
    Erasure

    any 80's electro synth group
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    Jun 17, 2008 7:21 PM GMT
    Sedative saidWell... I'm in my country music mood right now and while searching for similar music to Funky Nashville (who were on the movie Guys and Balls soundtrack) I came across I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House. They're old-school country rock'n'roll (southern rock), they broke up 2 years ago though, I think. icon_sad.gif Kinda reminds me of the old songs of Goo Goo Dolls but more country-ish.

    Anyway I was pleasantly surprised at one of their songs LOL. Click their link above and play the third song on their playlist - Westboro Baptist Church.

    Anybody got similar songs? Gay-friendly or gay-themed songs that aren't exactly blatantly gay (like that Up The Butt song ROFL which was bleh)?

    I've come across a few. Third Eye Blind's Jumper for instance is gay-themed I think. And I have reason to believe Goo Goo Dolls' Iris is too. hehe

    One of the more assuredly GLBT bands I know is the bluegrass band The Ditty Bops, whose song There's A Girl has undoubtedly lesbian connotations. icon_wink.gif




    Sometimes I think people read too much into things. Like looking for hope at the end of a tunnel.

    On that note I saw this video and noticed a gay couple (I watched the video again and I can't seem to see it, maybe I saw too much into this video as well icon_lol.gif ) in it and thought it was nice overall, not my thing but had an image of "gay positiveness" in it none the less.

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    Jun 17, 2008 7:31 PM GMT
    I don't think there's any song gayer than AC/DC's "Big Balls" song.

    "balls that are held for pleasure are the balls that I like best" *giggle
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    Jun 18, 2008 7:28 AM GMT
    inuman said

    Sometimes I think people read too much into things. Like looking for hope at the end of a tunnel.


    ROFL yeah, I guess.

    Ok I admit, Iris probably isn't gay, but come on, would a band actually make a song solely for a movie? ... okay yeah, maybe they would. ROFL

    But yes, Jumper is gay themed.

    From Wikipidia Entry: Jumper

    "Jumper" is a song by the American rock band Third Eye Blind, released on their 1997 self titled album, and written by vocalist Stephan Jenkins. Released as a single, the song peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

    This song is most likely thought to be about a friend of Jenkins' who committed suicide, as it sounds as if the singer is saying all the things he should have said sooner, because his friend had already died. "He's on the table and he's gone to code", for example, seems to refer to his friend on a hospital bed, and that his lifeline has disappeared. In an interview it was revealed that the song is about a friend of his who was gay, and was criticized after coming out of the closet, and this song was a sort of "talk-down" to prevent his friend from killing himself.

    A cover of the song has been record by BEDlight for BlueEYES featuring Sebastian Davin of Dropping Daylight for the album Punk Goes '90s.
  • tokugawa

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    Jun 18, 2008 9:49 PM GMT
    The group GREEN DAY has some songs and lyrics which can be considered gay, at least one about cross dressing:

    King for a Day, (from the 1997 album NIMROD,)

    and at least one about BDSM:

    Blood, Sex and Booze, (from the 2000 album WARNING.)

    On the subject of BDSM, while not gay specific, some classics are:

    1) It Hurts to be in Love, by Gene Pitney (1964)

    2) Hurt so Good, by John Cougar (Mellencamp,) (1982)

    3) Master and Servant, by Depeche Mode (1984)

  • inuman

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    Jun 19, 2008 1:01 AM GMT
    Sedative said[quote][cite]inuman said[/cite]

    Sometimes I think people read too much into things. Like looking for hope at the end of a tunnel.


    ROFL yeah, I guess.

    Ok I admit, Iris probably isn't gay, but come on, would a band actually make a song solely for a movie? ... okay yeah, maybe they would. ROFL

    But yes, Jumper is gay themed.

    From Wikipidia Entry: Jumper

    "Jumper" is a song by the American rock band Third Eye Blind, released on their 1997 self titled album, and written by vocalist Stephan Jenkins. Released as a single, the song peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

    This song is most likely thought to be about a friend of Jenkins' who committed suicide, as it sounds as if the singer is saying all the things he should have said sooner, because his friend had already died. "He's on the table and he's gone to code", for example, seems to refer to his friend on a hospital bed, and that his lifeline has disappeared. In an interview it was revealed that the song is about a friend of his who was gay, and was criticized after coming out of the closet, and this song was a sort of "talk-down" to prevent his friend from killing himself.

    A cover of the song has been record by BEDlight for BlueEYES featuring Sebastian Davin of Dropping Daylight for the album Punk Goes '90s.
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    I was just saying that people look for things when there is nothing there to look for, come on we're in the 21st century, there's got to be openly gay singers and song writers now, find those and learn to love those if you really want to be more attached to a part of your life.icon_cool.gif

    Remember it's a part of you, not who you are and if it's who you are, your living a very small part of your lifeicon_smile.gif
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    Jun 19, 2008 1:10 PM GMT
    inuman said
    I was just saying that people look for things when there is nothing there to look for, come on we're in the 21st century, there's got to be openly gay singers and song writers now, find those and learn to love those if you really want to be more attached to a part of your life.icon_cool.gif

    Remember it's a part of you, not who you are and if it's who you are, your living a very small part of your lifeicon_smile.gif


    Believe me, I'm mostly mainstream alt rock. But it's kinda nice to know that there are songs that support GLBT rights though. icon_razz.gif