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    Updated on Jul 19, 2020. Posted on Jun 17, 2020

    From 1990 To 2020 — Here's What The "Gay Song Of Summer" Has Been For The Past 30 Years

    From "Say You'll Be There" to "Super Bass."

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    💥Every year, there is a song of summer for straight people and a song of summer for gay people.💥

    This is an updated version of an old list. Each song was selected based on which songs were performing well on the charts in their respective year.

    1990: "Vogue" by Madonna

    WMG

    Honorable mentions: “All Around the World” by Lisa Stansfield, “The Power” by Snap!, and “Alright” by Janet Jackson.

    1991: “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)” by Crystal Waters

    PolyGram Records

    Honorable mentions: “Let the Beat Hit ’Em” by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, “Touch Me (All Night)” by Cathy Dennis, and “I Wanna Sex You Up” by Color Me Badd.

    1992: “Finally” by CeCe Peniston

    A&M

    Honorable mentions: “Rhythm Is a Dancer” by Snap!, “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” by En Vogue, and “Take a Chance on Me” by Erasure.

    1993: "I'm Every Woman" by Whitney Houston

    Sony Music

    Honorable mentions: "That's The Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson, "Show Me Love" by Robin S., and "Supermodel (You Better Work)" by RuPaul.

    1994: "100% Pure Love" by Crystal Waters

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    Honorable mentions: "Always" by Erasure, "The Sign" by Ace of Base, and "Whatta Man" by Salt-N-Pepa feat. En Vogue.

    1995: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Nicki French

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    Honorable mentions: "Freak Like Me" by Adina Howard, "Run Away" by Real McCoy, and "Red Light Special" by TLC.

    1996: "Always Be My Baby" by Mariah Carey

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    Honorable mentions: "Sweet Dreams" by La Bouche, "Fastlove" by George Michael, and "Be My Lover" by La Bouche.

    1997: "Say You'll Be There" by Spice Girls

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    Honorable mentions: "Do You Know (What It Takes)" by Robyn, "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" by Backstreet Boys, and "I Want You" by Savage Garden.

    1998: "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy and Monica

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    Honorable mentions: "Together Again" by Janet Jackson, "Stop" by the Spice Girls, and "No, No, No" by Destiny's Child.

    1999: "It's Not Right but It's Okay (Thunderpuss Mix)" by Whitney Houston

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    Honorable mentions: "No Scrubs" by TLC, "That Don't Impress Me Much" by Shania Twain, and "Believe" by Cher.

    2000: "He Wasn't Man Enough" by Toni Braxton

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    Honorable mentions: "Oops! I Did It Again" by Britney Spears, "Better Off Alone" by Alice DJ, and "Feels So Good" by Sonique.

    2001: "Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink

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    Honorable mentions: "Bootylicious" by Destiny's Child, "All for You" by Janet Jackson, and "I Wanna Be Bad" by Willa Ford.

    2002: "My Neck, My Back" by Khia

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    Honorable mentions: "Foolish" by Ashanti, "Full Moon" by Brandy, and "Love at First Sight" by Kylie Minogue.

    2003: "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé

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    Honorable mentions: "Miss Independent" by Kelly Clarkson, "Never Leave You — Uh Ooh, Uh Oooh!" by Lumidee, and "Stuck" by Stacie Orrico.

    2004: "Leave (Get Out)" by JoJo

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    Honorable mentions: "Naughty Girl" by Beyoncé, "Move Ya Body" by Nina Sky, and "Dip It Low" by Christina Milian.

    2005: "Don't Cha" by the Pussycat Dolls

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    Honorable mentions: "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani, "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey, and "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson.

    2006: "Buttons" by the Pussycat Dolls

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    Honorable mentions: "Bossy" by Kelis, "Me & U" by Cassie, and "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira.

    2007: "Umbrella" by Rihanna

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    Honorable mentions: "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie, "Glamorous" by Fergie, and "The Sweet Escape" by Gwen Stefani.

    2008: "Damaged" by Danity Kane

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    Honorable mentions: "When I Grow Up" by the Pussycat Dolls, "Touch My Body" by Mariah Carey, and "Break the Ice" by Britney Spears.

    2009: "LoveGame" by Lady Gaga

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    Honorable mentions: "Pokerface" and "Just Dance" by Lady Gaga, and "Obsessed" by Mariah Carey.

    2010: "Rude Boy" by Rihanna

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    Honorable mentions: "Your Love Is My Drug" by Kesha, "California Gurls" by Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg, "Alejandro" by Lady Gaga, and "Can't Be Tamed" by Miley Cyrus.

    2011: "Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj

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    Honorable mentions: "Till The World Ends" by Britney Spears, "On the Floor" by Jennifer Lopez, and "The Edge of Glory" by Lady Gaga.

    2012: "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen

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    Honorable mentions: "Starships" by Nicki Minaj, "Titanium" by David Guetta and Sia, and "We Found Love" by Rihanna.

    2013: "American Girl" by Bonnie McKee

    Epic

    Honorable mentions: "Come & Get It" by Selena Gomez, "The Way" by Ariana Grande, and "Body Party" by Ciara.

    2014: "Problem" by Ariana Grande

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    Honorable mentions: "Chandelier" by Sia, "2 On" by Tinashe, and "Shower" by Becky G.

    2015: "Cool for the Summer" by Demi Lovato

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    Honorable mentions: "Worth It" by Fifth Harmony, "One Last Time" by Ariana Grande, and "Run Away With Me" by Carly Rae Jepsen.

    2016: "Work From Home" by Fifth Harmony

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    Honorable mentions: "This Is What You Came For" by Calvin Harris and Rihanna, "Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande, and "Into You" by Ariana Grande.

    2017: "The Cure" by Lady Gaga

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    Honorable mentions: "Cut to the Feeling" by Carly Rae Jepsen, "Bodak Yellow" by Cardi B, and that's, like, it. It was a very gross #MascOnly summer.

    2018: "No Tears Left to Cry" by Ariana Grande

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    Honorable mentions: "One Kiss" by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa, "Solo" by Clean Bandit and Demi Lovato, "Sin Pijama" by Becky G and Natti Natasha, and either "My My My!" or bottom anthem "Bloom" by Troye Sivan.

    2019: "On a Roll" by Ashley O

    Netfix

    Honorable mentions: Literally anything by Lizzo, basically all of Carly Rae Jepsen's Dedicated, "Ever Again" by Robyn, and the fast speaking part in Katy's "Never Really Over."

    2020: "Savage Remix" by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé

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    Honorable mentions: The album Chromatica by Lady Gaga (in full) and the album Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa (in full).

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    Here's the playlist on Apple Music and Spotify:

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