Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Romance on the rocks: 10 LGBTQ songs for the sexually frustrated

Gay people write some of the best music about sexual frustration. Could this be because many LGBTQ people have spent their lives equating love with shame? It's getting better, that's for sure. I hear songs celebrating all kinds of love nowadays. Still, heartbreak abounds. Gay or straight or bi or trans or questioning or whatever, every once in a while it feels good to lay face first in the middle of your bed with the speakers turned up, singing along to your favorite sad love song. You don't have to be gay to appreciate what heartache feels like. Here's a list of my favorite songs by LGBTQ artists singing about sexual frustration:

1. Somebody to Love by Queen:



2. Someone Saved My Life Tonight by Elton John:



3. Crying by k.d. lang:



4. How Soon Is Now? by The Smiths:



5. Smalltown Boy by Jimmy Somerville:



6. Pretty Persuasion by R.E.M.:



7. Lover I Don't Have to Love by Bright Eyes:



8. Romeo and Juliet by The Indigo Girls:



9. Lola by The Kinks:



10. The Man That Got Away by Jeff Buckley: