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What Will Be The Gay Song Of Summer For 2012?

“We Are Young”
Fun.
This raucous indie-pop ditty already has massive cultural saturation in its favor yet, somehow, we’re still charmed by it. “Tonight, we are young / so we’ll set the world on fire.” Who doesn’t feel like that while waving a pina colada in the air at a sweaty summer BBQ?

By:           JOHN RUSSELL
On:           Jun 15, 2012
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  • 42 Comments
    • NovaNardis
      NovaNardis

      I kind of hate to admit it, because the song is terrible. But being in Rehoboth for the summer I have no qualms calling this one.

      If you spend more than an hour in at Aqua or Blue Moon down here, I guarantee you will hear hear “Call Me Maybe”. Thankfully (I think) they have not put it in karaoke rotation yet, so at least there’s that.

      Jun 15, 2012 at 5:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mattsy
      mattsy

      Im gonna go outside the box and select Lets Have A Kiki by Scissor Sisters as song of the summer. Not only b/c its a great fun song, but also b/c I HATE most of the songs chosen here, esp WE R YOUNG!!! UG I HATE THAT SONG!!!!!!!!!!!

      Jun 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon
      Jon

      Call me maybe :D CRJ

      Jun 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott
      Scott

      In what universe does this author live? None of these songs will be the anthem of summer. “Party in the USA” is an anthem. “It’s Raining Men” is an anthem. The summer anthem is lively and gets you up to dance. You turn it up loud in the car and sing along. It appeals to gay men and straight women. My candidate’s are:

      1) One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”. Good harmonies and who doesn’t want to be told that being shy gets a boy hot under the collar?

      2) Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger”. Similar message to “I Will Survive”.

      3) Dark horse candidate: Korean group Boyfriend’s single “Boyfriend”. Released in 2011 so it may not be eligible for summer of 2012 but who in America has heard it?

      4) Carly Rae’s “Call Me Maybe”. The only reason this song made the list is the video’s hot guy and ending. When you sing it in the car you’ll remember his smile.

      Jun 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Luis Gonzalez
      Luis Gonzalez

      Of all the tracks mentioned, “Only The Horses” has the best chance at being the gay anthem of the summer. With that said, there are many more to choose from. Clarkson’s “Stronger”, Adam Lambert’s “Never Close Our Eyes” and “Outlaws of Love” or Scissor Sisters’ “Let’s Have a Kiki”

      Jun 15, 2012 at 7:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Is there such a thing as a gay song? Oh, my, I must have missed the memo from Gay Inc. Gay Inc is telling us that there are such things as gay songs. Therefore, there must be such a thing as a “gay song”.

      Gee, I’ll have to check to see if there’s a dating service for these so-called gay songs. Grindr profile, maybe?

      Jun 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 6 · jason wrote, “Is there such a thing as a gay song?”

      Try this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITSdd0fpCMY

      (the song doesn’t start immediately)

      Jun 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe
      Joe

      Lana Del Rey for the win!!!!

      Jun 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay
      Jay

      I agree with Jason. It’s certainly NOT going to be Cazwell’s r a c i s t shit song “Rice n Beans”.

      Jun 15, 2012 at 8:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Elloreigh
      Elloreigh

      I don’t know about “gay song of summer 2012″, but Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me, Maybe” is the only one of these that has the kind of pop appeal to end up rivaling Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” of last summer and her song “California Gurls” from the summer before that.

      Not saying it’s the ‘best song ever'; I’m just saying it has broad appeal and the kind of happy, bouncy feel required for a summer pop smash hit.

      Jun 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Here’s a funny parody of Call Me Maybe by some guys in the burbs. It’s called Call Me Gaybe:

      Jun 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cesar Silva
      Cesar Silva

      I only seem to agree with Lana del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness”…ahhh!

      Jun 15, 2012 at 9:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      Ugh, Goyte needs to go away and go away fast.

      Jun 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Here’s yet another parody of Call Me Maybe, this time by some college guys:

      Jun 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      What, not a single suggestion that the song of the summer could in fact be in the Magic Mike movie??? Is the str8t girl on v/c? As for the gay song of Summer ’12, if Queerty suggests it, def NOT the gay song of Summer ’12. Note to Queerty: when it comes to anyone song becoming the summer anthem, yes, that is the proper term, summer anthem (gay song of the summer, cringe), no one decides what it is, no one votes, it just happens, in a gay birds taking flight sort of way.

      Jun 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Red Assault
      Red Assault

      I’m sure you mean “the most over-played pop song” and not “gay song.”

      None of these are gay songs.

      Jun 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zane
      Zane

      I’ll put in a plug for “Leave Your Shoes On.” I agree with everyone who said “Let’s Have a Kiki” though.

      Jun 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lodgebear
      Lodgebear

      Song of the summer should be “Titanium” by David Guetta featuring Sia. A great dance anthem for the summer.

      Jun 15, 2012 at 10:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      I had to laugh at this:

      Jun 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SD
      SD

      Let It Go by Dragonette

      Jun 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven
      DouggSeven

      I go up to cottage country every weekend in northern Ontario and the song you hear everywhere is Nicki Minaj’s Starships. I’d have to vote that song of the summer in my circle. We Are Young and Call Me Maybe are good choices, but everything else wasn’t even close. Turn Up The Radio by Madonna – as a summer song? Other than listening to the clip provided for 15 seconds and having to turn it off quickly, I’ve never even heard of it – and hopefully will never have to again.

      Jun 16, 2012 at 12:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Starships is awful. It sounds like a song by Mickey Mouse. Nicki Minaj has no talent at all.

      Jun 16, 2012 at 12:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven
      DouggSeven

      @jason: It’s a good, fun pop song. And everyone knows talent is within the producers of pop music, never the artist – ironically so.

      Jun 16, 2012 at 12:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      @DouggSeven: Not true. There are a lot of artists within the chamber pop and baroque pop category who write, produce and pretty much do everything else for their own music. Just because they’re not mainstream doesn’t mean that they’re not “pop” considering their compositions.

      Jun 16, 2012 at 2:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      @jason: “Gee, I’ll have to check to see if there’s a dating service for these so-called gay songs. Grindr profile, maybe?”

      Just so you know, dating services are not miracle workers. They can only do so much for witches like you. :)

      Jun 16, 2012 at 2:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      Most of these “summer songs” are cheapened by remixes while some are created through plainly lazy song writing. Often times, people equate accessibility with quality. A really good song should make you feel alive, not give you the delusion that life is easy.

      Jun 16, 2012 at 2:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven
      DouggSeven

      @Belize: You know exactly what I meant. Nice troll attempt though.

      Jun 16, 2012 at 2:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tadpolicus Wex
      Tadpolicus Wex

      Since the vast majority of these songs were produced in 2011 – I’m gonna choose another 2011 song to rep Summer 2012, JLS Take A Chance On Me Wideboys Extended Mix…super bass, trance and a huge hook OR Wynter Gordon’s Buy My Love!

      Jun 16, 2012 at 7:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AshNYC
      AshNYC

      Scissor Sisters—Let’s Have a Kiki!

      Jun 16, 2012 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NovaNardis
      NovaNardis

      If not Call Me Maybe, my suggestion would be Starships. Again, not that it’s good music. ;-) But it is catchy.

      Jun 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201
      QJ201

      @jason: it’s like a PG rated Andrew Christian vid with even younger guys.

      Jun 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JON
      JON

      I really like the song, but the original version. I can relate to the lyrics. It happened to me…when my supposed best friend and partner broke up with me. It was like we were never even together. It sucks how humans treat one another.

      Jun 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Unfortunately, gay men have lost their taste in real music. Nowadays, they dance to computer-generated crap to complement their drug use. Sad, utterly sad…the downfall of our community.

      Jun 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Liam
      Liam

      The A & F video was a lot better.

      Jun 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harry
      Harry

      Call Me Maybe all the way!

      Jun 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      Gotye sucks.

      Jun 16, 2012 at 11:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chpinnlr
      chpinnlr

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM2d28lBM3k This is a much beter Scissor Sister song from there new album!

      Jun 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ldiv
      ldiv

      Glad You Came is over a year old. I remember listening to it last summer and it was great but it’s a bit late to be jumping on it now…

      Jun 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cherry Groove
      Cherry Groove

      I think it’s safe to say that homosexuals will continue to fall in love in a hopeless place and keep dancing on their own well into the late hazy days of summer.

      Jun 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      Only the Horses by Scissor Sister will be the song of the Summer!!!

      Jun 18, 2012 at 7:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oreo
      Oreo

      I work at a bar and I feel every other song is “Call me Baby” or there is a damn drag queen performing it… Yes its catchy but I believe it shouldn’t be Summer Song. My top 5 in no particular order:

      1) Only the Horses – Scissor Sister
      2) Titanium – David Guetta
      3) Work Hard, Play Hard – Wiz Khalifa
      4) F*ckin Best Song Ever – Wallpaper
      5) Turn up the Muisc – Chris Brown

      Jun 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Trelin
      Trelin

      Rihanna “Do Ya Thang”

      Jun 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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