Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Top Ten: Transvestite/Transgender Songs

10. The Killers – Somebody Told Me

9. David Bowie – Lady Stardust

8. Frank Zappa – Bobby Brown Goes Down

7. Queen – I Want To Break Free

6. The Beatles – Get Back

5. Aerosmith – Dude (Looks Like a Lady)

4. The Beatles – Polythene Pam

3. Blur – Girls and Boys

2. The Kinks – Lola

1. Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side


  1. I never knew that the Beatles had two (count 'em, TWO)transvestite/transgender songs. And "Lola" is totally one of the best songs every :-)

    1. they have 3 i think your forgetting Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da which has the famous line " Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face
      And in the evening she's a singer with the band."

    2. Um, Faith, that's Molly, not Desmond.

  2. I think it's pretty well known that John Lennon and probably Paul and maybe even George all had homosexual experiences, so if anything... I'm more shocked there's only two. I was surprised David Bowie only had one I could find (maybe I missed one).

    1. David Bowie also had "Rebel Rebel" which is a pretty good song, too.

  3. Would The Damn qualify?
    Jet Boy, Jet Girl and a number of others..

  4. It could go either way... so I'm sure it counts. We're very accepting around here.

  5. I miss Cyndi Lauper - Ballad of Cleo add Joe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybx6x8EiP4o


  6. I suppose you can interperate any song any way you wish, but I'm curious why you believe "Get Back" is about transgenderism. The traditional understanding is that it's about getting back to your roots & the path of life you once abandoned. Lennon himself said in an interview once that it was a re-interperatation of "Lady Madonna". I just think finding transgenderism/transvestisism in there a bit of a stretch. Too each is own I guess.

  7. "Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman
    But she was another man"

    It is a stretch. Most of the list is quite a stretch, to be honest. It's not easy finding many songs related to this theme, at least from the classic song catalog that most people would be familiar with.

  8. im surprised garbage's cherry lips isn't on here

  9. I must confess, it was a finalist.

  10. Lilly the pink by Scaffold

  11. MUSIC VIDÉO : Artists transvestites through time.
    Rudyem - Cliché in Liberty : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWHVjs00Ljs

    Big kiss :p




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