Goodbye 2014! By many accounts, you were a pretty dark and f*cked up year.
Consequently, a lot of the best music that came out this year was pretty intense. In taking stock of this year’s gayest songs, we listened to and enjoyed a lot of music full of questioning and aggression. Intentional or not, it seemed like a lot of that music reflected the prevailing mood regardless of whether it was joyous or angst ridden.
Also… this year’s list is a bit of a sausage party. We were almost completely dickmatized–musically speaking. After all, determining a song’s gayest-ness is not science.
What is it based on? In unilaterally deciding the gayest songs of the year, we consider the following: allusions to or celebration of being gay; allusions or celebration of having sex with a person of the same sex; reverberations of otherness or queerness that feel liberating or subversive; punk-rock effeminacy; the way a song made us take our shirts/pants off in public on Pride Day; the way a song made us practice our seductive Prince face whilst staring in the mirror before hitting the club/logging on to Grindr/demo-ing a bag of All Dressed chips.
Mainly, this list comprises songs we want to hear at the gay bar tonight. DJs, please take note(s).