🏳️‍🌈 More Musical Numbers

Yesterday, I introduced my Song Gayness Rating System, which is probably bunk but was fun to create.

Now let’s look at the scores for some well-known songs:

“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga136.5Well, duh.
“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor123.5If you’ve never seen anyone pantomime this song on the dance floor, you haven’t really been to a gay club.
“Vogue” by Madonna123.5Strike a pose.
“YMCA” by the Village People123.5You can hang out with all the boys.
“Smalltown Boy” by Bronski Beat115.5Downbeat lyrics with upbeat music.
“Believe” by Cher104The vocoder breaks new ground in terms of singing styles and camp.
“MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)” by Lil Nas X102Unapologetically gay rap song.
“Follow Your Arrow” by Kacey Musgrave102I kissed a girl … in a country song? Groundbreaking!
“I Was Born to Be Gay” by Carl Bean99The only thing weighing down this score is that the song wasn’t a mainstream hit.
“I Want to Break Free” by Queen97.5The drag queen Queen video was so groundbreaking at the time that MTV banned it.
“Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland90Cue the hate mail from people who think this song should have been rated higher.
“Same Love” by Macklemore85I was sick of this song two nanoseconds after it came out.
”Last Dance“ by Donna Summer50Held back by the Donna Summer rule

Want to check my math or calculate your own scores? Download the Excel template here: