Top Ten Gayest Songs Ever

Today Daily Show veteran Frank DeCaro kicked off NYC Gay Pride Weekend with this countdown on his Sirius radio show, OutQ 106.

Top Ten Gayest Songs Ever
1. Lucille Ball and Bea Arthur – “Bosom Buddies”
2. Sylvester – “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”
3. ABBA – “Dancing Queen”
4. Andy Bell & k.d. lang – “Enough is Enough”
5. Tim Curry – “Sweet Transvestite”
6. Pete Shelley – “Homosapien”
7. Doris Day – “Secret Love”
8. Klaus Nomi – “You Don’t Own Me”
9. The Weather Girls – “It’s Raining Men” [Fun fact: co-written by Paul Shaffer]
10. The Smiths – “Handsome Devil” / David Bowie – “Boys Keep Swinging” (Tie!)

I’ve never even heard of #1. But I do have a funny story about #9.

At my sister’s wedding (April ’05), the band played “It’s Raining Men.” In subsequent weeks, I jokingly insisted to my mother how AWESOME that moment was. Jokingly. But somehow she got it in her head that she LOVED the song. She insisted it be played at my wedding to Eliza six months later. On our big night, I gave the band explicit instructions not to play it under any circumstances. Even if the groom’s mother requested it. Post-honeymoon I get this e-mail…

From: Stereomom
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 8:58 AM
To: Stereogum
Subject: Hi

You didn’t play It’s Raining Men. It’s not nice.

I should’ve got her a Weather Girls CD for Mother’s Day. Or sent her this.

Arnold Schwarzenegger – “It’s Raining Men” (MP3 Link Expired)

Anyone got the Journey tune?

Anyway, back to DeCaro’s list. It’s missing Rufus does Judy, but Amrit went ($90!) and should have some commentary for y’all later.