Bryan Safi… total dreamboat, am I right, ladeez? I sort of wish he wasn’t gay, but if that were the case, we wouldn’t have the excellent “That’s Gay” segment on CurrentTV’s brilliant infoMania. So here’s a Bryan Safi-inspired mix of catchy songs to help you blur the gender lines and celebrate the sexuality spectrum. Put on your rainbow suspenders, donate to Stop 8 and rock out with your softpack out.
1. I Wanna Be A Girl – King Khan and the Shrines
King Khan, you can be anything you want to be.
2. Sex me up – Datarock
“I’m into S&M/I’m neither butch or femme/now don’t you understand/I’m into any man!”
3. Sweet Transvestite – Tim Curry from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
I know I included a Rocky Horror song in my last BitchTapes, but come on. It’s so appropriate for every occasion! Plus you can lip-sync along in that campy Tim Curry pout that makes it look like your lips are melting off your face.
4. Billy Brown – Mika
This is a nice, if inconclusive, companion to “Bobby Brown” by Frank Zappa.
5. Gay Bar – Electric Six
“How was your weekend?” “It was cool… we went out to a gay bar, then we started a nuclear war.”
6. She Gets All the Girls – The Groovie Ghoulies
Infectious Ramones-core to pump you up before a night out at the lez bar.
7. Lola (Kinks cover) – The Raincoats
“I’m not dumb but I can’t understand/why she walks like a woman but talks like a man”
8. Serpentine – Peaches
I bet Peaches has a hard time deciding what to dress up as for Halloween.
9. Sex Changes – Dresden Dolls
This song is about sexual reassignment surgery, losing virginity, pregnancy, abortion, plastic surgery and probably six or eight other things. It also scares the crap out of me.
10. Are You A Lady? – Bratmobile
11. Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure
Even Robert Smith isn’t immune to socialized gender norms!
12. Big Girls Don’t Cry – Four Seasons
No one cries, apparently.
I couldn’t get my hands on an mp3 of “Fagette” by Athens Boys Choir, so here’s the YouTube video!