Song A Day Challenge, Day 5: The Good Gay Stuff

Thanks to Danica from Living the Beautiful Life for nominating
me for the Five-Day Music challenge.

The Rules are:

Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
Post what the lyrics mean to you.  (Optional)
Post the name of the song and video
Nominate two (or one) different blogger each day of the challenge

I close the 5 Day Song A Day Challenge with a short  compendium
of music performed by openly gay performers.

Prior to the release of ‘Caravan Tonight‘ on Mercury Records in 1974
popular music assumed everyone was straight.

Steven Grossman’s decision to come ‘out’ when he recorded ‘Caravan Tonight’  was one of millions of decisions made by everyday people who decided to celebrate their lives instead of living in shame.

Revolutions are fought and won by everyday people who choose to stand up for themselves and push back.

Succeeding generations of everyday people sustain these revolutions when
they use their newly won freedoms to push back and free others.


Steve Grossman – Can’t Papa Blues, 1974


Steve Grossman – Circle Nine Times 1974

Tom Robinson – Glad To Be Gay, 1978

Sylvester – You Make Me Feel, 1978



Patrick Cowley – Menergy, 1981


The Tom Robinson Band: Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, 1992


K.D. Lang – Constant Craving, 1992


Melissa Etheridge – I’m The Only One, 1993


Lost The Love – Joan Armatrading, 1995


Me’Shell Ndegéocello – Leviticus: Faggot, 1996


Me’Shell Ndegéocello: Who Is He And What Is He to You, 1996


George Michael – Flawless, 2004


Rayvon Owen – Can’t Fight It, 2016



Tom Goss – Son of a Preacher Man. 2016

I nominate:




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14 thoughts on “Song A Day Challenge, Day 5: The Good Gay Stuff

  1. ❤ George Michael, Rob! I was sad when he came out of the closet. It was a sad day for straight women everywhere! He was so handsome! At least he was happier for awhile when he was out. I like “Constant Craving” too.

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    1. I guess alot of women were sad when he came out. But his music grew because he could sing honestly about his life. The song ‘flawless’ is a great example of that. The line that ‘you’re more than just an F’d up piece of ass’ spoke to young gay men in a very real way.

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      1. So true, Rob. The song he dedicated to his lover who passed away (“Jesus to a Child”) is beautiful. He was such a talented singer and writer. I’ve liked him since I was a kid, since his Wham! days. I couldn’t stop listening to his music after he passed away. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who was shocked when he passed.

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