Fresh Ten Best Lesbian Songs

It’s during these warm summer months that we find ourselves relaxing at the beach with our iPods, traveling in the car with our road trip mixes, and spending our days having outdoor BBQ’s with fun tunes to soundtrack the day. So, with that in mind, here are our favorite songs from the talented lesbian and bisexual musicians out there who proudly sing about their girl on girl love. These are our Fresh Ten Best Lesbian Songs.

10. “The Promise,” by Tracy Chapman. The multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist has never publicly addressed her sexuality, but it’s songs like “The Promise” that just seem to scream all-female sentiment.

9. “Love Song #1,” by Meshell Ndegeocello. Although singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and multi-instrumentalist Meshell Ndegeocello has been reported to be bisexual, we choose to believe that powerful lyrics like, “I adore you/ Your mind, body & soul/ I’ve searched my whole life/ For you, baby/ You’re deeper than love/ Deeper than blood,” come from her same-sex loving point of view.

8. “Secret,” by Missy Higgins. Vocal about being bisexual, Higgins admitted in a 2008 interview that “Secret” was about an ex-girlfriend who was not comfortable going public with their relationship.

7. “Radical,” by Catie Curtis. Her latest release is called Sweet Life and Catie couldn’t be sweeter when she sings about how non-radical her love for another woman is and that: “It’s all right, we’re gonna be fine / Even if this world is taking so much time / And though I mind what people say / Love is stronger than any words anyway.”

6. “Drive,” by Melissa Ferrick. The line, “this is where I want to live/ right here between your hips/ where all the love you hold and hide/ it’s where it lives/ right here between your hips/ this is where I want to live/ it’s where all the love you give exists,” says it all about this favorite by the openly lesbian, American singer-songwriter.

5. “Like The Way I Do,” by Melissa Etheridge. As one of the most well known, accomplished, and popular lesbian musicians of all time, we couldn’t leave Melissa Etheridge off this list.  And with lyrics like, “Tell me does she love you like the way I love you/ Does she stimulate you attract and captivate you / Tell me does she miss you existing just to kiss you / Like the way I do,” “Like The Way I Do” stood out as the song to honor.

4. “I Kissed A Girl,” by Jill Sobule. It’s definitely not the deepest or most romantic song on our list, but “I Kissed A Girl,” by Jill Sobule definitely puts that other, more recent, song – by the same name – by a female musician, to shame.

3. “Sweet Sexy Woman,” by Sophie B. Hawkins. Famous for her hit, “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover,” it’s songs like “Sweet Sexy Woman” that have made her one of the most popular musicians ever among the lesbian community.

2. “If It Isn’t Her,” by Ani DiFranco. Married to a man but forever a lesbian and feminist icon, DiFranco is no stranger to the benefits of the all-female relationship. “I have been playing too many of those boy girl games,” she sings in “If It Isn’t Her.” “She says honey you are safe here/ this is a girl girl thing.”

1. “The Right to Love,” by K.D. Lang. Bittersweet and beautiful, Lang’s voice as she sings, “My love and I ask little of the world/ The right to sigh together in the rain / And walk with heads up in the sun/ And share our joy and our pain,” is perfection.

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  1. I would have preferred “listen” by Sophie B Hawkins, but other than that, great list!!

  2. You forgot Jen Foster’s song called “SHE”

    I have heard it said so many times, “Love is blind”
    So why are you staring?
    You say that love is all we need, well
    Does that apply to me?
    ‘Cause I have found someone
    That I think is beautiful
    And I have fallen in love
    And I’m telling you
    She
    Means everything to me
    She
    Makes me feel nothing else matters
    Not even what the world thinks of me
    They told me when I was a little girl, “Love’s a pearl -
    You’re lucky if you find it,
    So share that precious beauty with the world,”
    Now suddenly they say I’ve got to hide it
    But I have found true love
    And there is nothing you can do
    Just try and stop me, just try and stop us
    Good luck to you, ’cause
    She
    Means everything to me
    She
    Makes me feel nothing else matters
    Not even what the world thinks of me
    (She…she…she…)
    It’s simple as can be
    I love her, she loves me
    This is what everybody dreams of
    There’s nothing to be afraid of, there’s nothing to be afraid of, after all it’s
    Only love
    ’cause
    She
    Means everything to me
    She
    Makes me feel nothing else matters

  3. Tracy Chapman # 1

  4. Tegan and Sara, hello! “The Con” “Back in Your Head” and “Nineteen” are all great summer songs. ^^

  5. wow! totally agree on the “what about tegan and sara!” most amazing two people in the world!!

    but if u had them and uh huh her i would really like ur list.. but i like it anyway! hah

  6. Avatar of Val

    Or you could listen to song Crush Me from indie artist Valerie Cox that says “Thrill me, thrill me, girl you’re gonna kill me.” It’s on the Extraordinary Girls album.

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