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19 Queer Broadway Love Songs That Will Make You Feel Things

Because "love wins" is more than just the tagline to Rocky the Musical.

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1. "Changing My Major" (Fun Home)

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"I’ve never lost control due to overwhelming lust, but I must say that

I’m changing my major to Joan

I’m changing my major to sex with Joan

I’m changing my major to sex with Joan,

With a minor in kissing Joan"

2. "I'll Cover You" (Rent)

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"Open your door, I'll be your tenant

Don't got much baggage to lay at your feet

But sweet kisses, I've got to spare

I'll be there and I'll cover you"

3. "What More Can I Say?" (Falsettos)

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"It's been hot,

Also very sweet

And I'm not usually indiscreet

But when he sparkles,

The earth begins to sway

What more can I say?"

4. "You Walk With Me" (The Full Monty)

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"Is it the wind there, over my shoulder?

Is it your voice calling quietly?

Over the hilltop, down in the valley

Never alone for you walk with me"

5. "Bare" (Bare)

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"I've never been this bare

I've never felt such honesty

A moment of such peace

Knowing what you mean to me"

6. "I Honestly Love You" (The Boy From Oz)

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"I'm not trying to make you feel uncomfortable

I'm not trying to make you anything at all

But this feeling doesn't come along every day

And you shouldn't blow the chance

When you've got the chance to say

I love you"

7. "Wicked Little Town" (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

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"And if you've got no other choice

You know you can follow my voice

Through the dark turns and noise

Of this wicked little town"

8. "Song on the Sand" (La Cage aux Folles)

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"Though the years race along

I still think of our song on the sand

And I still try and search for the words

I can barely remember"

9. "Just True" (Yank!)

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"No going back, not now

Too many know to go back and hide

To go back in disguise

Hundreds of thousands

Who felt lost and alone before

Have found each other in the war"

10. "Sailing" (A New Brain)

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"The sun is on my neck, the wind is in my face

The water's incredibly blue

And I'd rather be sailing

Yes, I'd wanna go sail

And then come home to you"

11. "Love Who You Love" (A Man of No Importance)

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"There's no fault in lovin'

No call for shame

Everyone's heart does exactly the same

And once ya believe that, you'll learn how to say

I love who I love who I love"

12. "Best Kept Secret" (Bare)

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"All I ever want is there in your eyes

They tell me I'm all right and I realize I always knew

We whisper words when we're alone at night

I want to hear them in the morning light

'Cause with love on our side maybe we'd be all right"

13. "Ring of Keys" (Fun Home)

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"Your swagger and your bearing

And the just right clothes you're wearing

Your short hair and your dungarees

And your lace-up boots

And your keys, oh

Your ring of keys"

14. "Best Worst Mistake" (If/Then)

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"You can guard your heart forever

Keep it safe and keep it sound

But love won't feel so heavy

If you spread that shit around"

15. "If You Were Wondering" (The Boy From Oz)

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"If you were wondering

Who I love

I love you

'Cause that's all I have to do"

16. "An Old-Fashioned Love Story" (The Wild Party)

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"I need a good-natured, old-fashioned

Lesbian love story

The kind of tale my mama used to tell

Where the girls were so sweet

And the music would swell

And in the end the queen would send the men off to hell"

17. "The Word of Your Body (Reprise)" (Spring Awakening)

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"Come, cream away the bliss

Travel the world within my lips

Fondle the pearl of your distant dreams

Haven’t you heard the word of your body"

18. "Take Me or Leave Me" (Rent)

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"No way can I be what I'm not

But hey, don't you want your girl hot?

Don't fight, don't lose your head

'Cause every night, who's in your bed?"

19. "The Origin of Love" (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

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"Last time I saw you

We had just split in two

You were looking at me

I was looking at you

You had a way so familiar,

I could not recognize,

'Cause you had blood on your face

I had blood in my eyes"

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