The Top 75 Most Iconic Gay Anthems Deserving Of The Title Of Being Called The "Gay National Anthem"

Yesterday, Donald Trump called the "YMCA" the Gay National Anthem.

Which, like, okay...but there are 75 WAY better choices and we decided to rank them because that's what we do here.

ABC

Without further ado, a completely serious list* of 75 songs that I would gladly salute the flag to...

*Keep in mind, this list is extremely skewed towards millennials. Also, not that serious, except to, like, me.

75."If U Seek Amy" by Britney Spears

In 2008 Britney Spears snuck

In 2008 Britney Spears snuck "f-u-c-k" onto the radio and sent Megyn Kelly into a tizzy. Let's do the same with our National Anthem in 2022.

Jive

74."I Wanna Be Bad" by Willa Ford

This is an early-'00s song that has an inspiring message that will be relevant to the gay community in 2017 and 3017. Thank you, Willa, for that. 

This is an early-'00s song that has an inspiring message that will be relevant to the gay community in 2017 and 3017. Thank you, Willa, for that.

Lava/Atlantic

73."That's The Way It Is" by Celine Dion

Our anthem should be something our most esteemed members of society, gay men and their mothers, can enjoy.

Our anthem should be something our most esteemed members of society, gay men and their mothers, can enjoy.

Sony BMG Music

72."Commander" by Kelly Rowland

Because nothing goes off quite like early 2010s Kelly Rowland. Let's commemorate that!

Because nothing goes off quite like early 2010s Kelly Rowland. Let's commemorate that!

Universal Motown Records

71."Fancy" by Reba

Yes, that would put our National Anthem at over six minutes and only a chosen few would know the lyrics, but damn, that would be iconic. 

Yes, that would put our National Anthem at over six minutes and only a chosen few would know the lyrics, but damn, that would be iconic.

Geffen

70.Kelly Clarkson singing literally anything

Kelly could cover

Kelly could cover "Baby Shark" and I'd stand proud and salute the flag to that.

Bravo! Productions

69."2 On" by Tinashe

Because Tinashe's name on the National Anthem will finally give her the recognition she derserves.

Because Tinashe's name on the National Anthem will finally give her the recognition she derserves.

RCA Records

68."C'Mon" by Kesha

Because the National Anthem should have one of pop's finest bridges.

Because the National Anthem should have one of pop's finest bridges.

RCA

67."Work From Home" by Fifth Harmony

Yes, Fifth Harmony is (one of the messiest) girl groups of all time, but damn, this really is an anthem. 

Yes, Fifth Harmony is (one of the messiest) girl groups of all time, but damn, this really is an anthem.

SME

66."Heartbreaker" by Mariah Carey

Arguably Mariah's gayest song. Very deserving of the title of Gay National Anthem. Also, replace the founding fathers on that South Dakota monument with Bianca.

Arguably Mariah's gayest song. Very deserving of the title of Gay National Anthem. Also, replace the founding fathers on that South Dakota monument with Bianca.

Columbia

65."Say You'll Be There" by the Spice Girls

I would also be okay with this being our

I would also be okay with this being our "Pledge of Allegiance."

Virgin

64."Dirty Talk" by Wynter Gordon

This is probably the filthiest song ever written, it's fitting for a Gay National Anthem.

This is probably the filthiest song ever written, it's fitting for a Gay National Anthem.

Neon Records

63.Literally anything from Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour album.

Start to finish, I wouldn't be mad about a 50-minute National Anthem if it was this.

Start to finish, I wouldn't be mad about a 50-minute National Anthem if it was this.

UMG

62."Potential Breakup Song" by Aly & AJ

The Aly & AJ gays would riot if it wasn't on this list, so here it is.

The Aly & AJ gays would riot if it wasn't on this list, so here it is.

Hollywood Records

61."Stuck" by Stacie Orrico

Because this wouldn't be a BuzzFeed list without a mention of the queen of soul, Stacie Orrico.

Because this wouldn't be a BuzzFeed list without a mention of the queen of soul, Stacie Orrico.

UMG

60."Groove Is In The Heart" by Deee-Lite

Because I've always thought the National Anthem should be something you can dance to.

Because I've always thought the National Anthem should be something you can dance to.

Elektra 0591

59."Heart to Break" by Kim Petras

Because this and

Because this and "Coconuts" would be fine by me.

Bunhead

58."Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani

Because it's nice to remember a pre-Blake Shelton Gwen :)

Because it's nice to remember a pre-Blake Shelton Gwen :)

Interscope

57."In My Pocket" by Mandy Moore

Fourscore and twenty-something years ago Mandy Moore snuck

Fourscore and twenty-something years ago Mandy Moore snuck "nothing but panties in my pocket" into a song and I've been thinking about it since.

EMI

56."Say My Name" by Destiny's Child

It would also be cool to have a National Anthem with Say-My-Name-esque freeze dancing like they do in the music video.

It would also be cool to have a National Anthem with Say-My-Name-esque freeze dancing like they do in the music video.

Columbia

55."Love on Top" by Beyoncé

Because the Gay National Anthem should be impossible for normal people to sing, like I sound like a tortured ghoul trying to hit these notes.

Because the Gay National Anthem should be impossible for normal people to sing, like I sound like a tortured ghoul trying to hit these notes.

Sony

54."Finally" by CeCe Peniston

Simply a sensible choice for the Gay National Anthem — it's also a song has been heard at more Prides than almost every other song on this list. 

Simply a sensible choice for the Gay National Anthem — it's also a song has been heard at more Prides than almost every other song on this list.

A&M Records

53."No Scrubs" by TLC

An anthem with a positive anti-men message with a verse about DVD on digital TV screens.

An anthem with a positive anti-men message with a verse about DVD on digital TV screens.

LaFace Records

52."Too Little Too Late" or "Leave (Get Out)" by JoJo

Two angry high school bops that still sound great at age 14 and age 44.

Two angry high school bops that still sound great at age 14 and age 44.

UMG

51."Not Myself Tonight" by Christina Aguilera

Like the entire Bionic album, it was ahead of its time. *Throws gum.* 

Like the entire Bionic album, it was ahead of its time. *Throws gum.*

RCA

50."Man! I Feel Like a Woman" by Shania Twain

Because what an anthem that would be!

Because what an anthem that would be!

Mercury Nashville

49."Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" by Selena

Anything for Selenas <3

Anything for Selenas

UMG

48."Fergalicious" by Fergie

Because what a so delicious National Anthem that would be!

Because what a so delicious National Anthem that would be!

A&M Records

47."Love At First Sight" by Kylie Minogue

Because a Gay National Anthem should just be a medley of Kylie Minogue songs TBH.

Because a Gay National Anthem should just be a medley of Kylie Minogue songs TBH.

WMG

46."Cool for the Summer" by Demi Lovato

If we could have a Gay National Anthem specifically for the summer, this would be it.

If we could have a Gay National Anthem specifically for the summer, this would be it.

Hollywood Records

45."Telephone" by Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé

Because we as gay people will get the

Because we as gay people will get the "Telephone" sequel we deserve, especially with this as our National Anthem.

Interscope

44."Only Girl (In The World)" by Rihanna

A National Anthem for bottoms everywhere. Think about it, like read the lyrics.

A National Anthem for bottoms everywhere. Think about it, like read the lyrics.

Def Jam

43."She Wolf" by Shakira

Because we as gay people can fully relate to

Because we as gay people can fully relate to "I'm starting to feel just a little abused like a coffee machine in an office."

Epic

42."Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera, Mya, Lil' Kim, and Pink

 I'd just like to think our founding fathers pussy popping to this one. 

I'd just like to think our founding fathers pussy popping to this one.

UMG/ WMG/ Sony

41."Damaged" by Danity Kane

I'd honestly be happy with this or

I'd honestly be happy with this or "Show Stopper" as the Gay National Anthem TBH.

Bad Boy Entertainment

40."Work Bitch" by Britney Spears

There was both a cultural and economic shift when this song was released. Our politicians are still chasing that.

There was both a cultural and economic shift when this song was released. Our politicians are still chasing that.

RCA

39."Hail Holy Queen" by the nuns from Sister Act

Because whoever says gay people weren't religious don't know the obsession we have with the nuns from Sister Act.

Because whoever says gay people weren't religious don't know the obsession we have with the nuns from Sister Act.

Warner Bros.

38."Wannabe" by the Spice Girls

Because this song birthed a whole generation of gays. 

Because this song birthed a whole generation of gays.

UMG

37."Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus

The closest thing we get to an actual gay/straight alliance is when this song plays. Like everyone loses their shit.

The closest thing we get to an actual gay/straight alliance is when this song plays. Like everyone loses their shit.

Hollywood Records

36."I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston

Because, quite frankly, it's a crowd-pleaser that sounds as good today as it did 35 years ago. Timeless!

Because, quite frankly, it's a crowd-pleaser that sounds as good today as it did 35 years ago. Timeless!

SME

35."Like a Prayer" by Madonna

If this were the Gay National Anthem it would inevitably turn into the gayest sing-along ever, and that's exactly how it should be.

If this were the Gay National Anthem it would inevitably turn into the gayest sing-along ever, and that's exactly how it should be.

Warner Records Label

34."All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey

December, March, the middle of August: gay people lose their God damn minds whenever this comes on regardless of the time of year.

December, March, the middle of August: gay people lose their God damn minds whenever this comes on regardless of the time of year.

Columbia

33."Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj

Every single homosexual of a certain age knows every lyric to this song.

Every single homosexual of a certain age knows every lyric to this song.

Young Money

32."Why Did You Do That?"/ "Hair Body Face" by Ally

Because imagine every NASCAR race starting with a dual performance of these songs. Iconic!

Because imagine every NASCAR race starting with a dual performance of these songs. Iconic!

Warner Bros.

31."Touch" by Little Mix

Because by making this the Gay National Anthem, Americans will wake the fuck up and give Little Mix a chance.

Because by making this the Gay National Anthem, Americans will wake the fuck up and give Little Mix a chance.

Syco

30."Breathe On Me" by Britney Spears

A National Anthem that's also a deep cut. We support it!

A National Anthem that's also a deep cut. We support it!

RCA

29."Nobody's Supposed To Be Here" (Dance Mix) by Deborah Cox

HOW. DID. YOU. GET HERE. >>>>

HOW. DID. YOU. GET HERE. >>>> "oh say, can you see."

Arista Records

28."Rumors" by Lindsay Lohan

Making

Making "Rumours" our Gay National Anthem would definitely help with the Lohanaissance.

Casablanca Records

27."Hung Up" by Madonna

Maddona x ABBA. I can hear God.

Maddona x ABBA. I can hear God.

Madonna/ WMG

26."Dancing Queen" by ABBA

Old, young, gay, straight, would get behind this one.

Old, young, gay, straight, would get behind this one.

Polar Music International

25."My Neck, My Back" by Khia

Khia introduced a generation to eating ass and we should commemorate that.

Khia introduced a generation to eating ass and we should commemorate that.

Artemis

24."Buttons" by the Pussycat Dolls

Nicole, please, just get the group together.

Nicole, please, just get the group together.

UMG

23."Physical" by Dua Lipa

Any song from Future Nostalgia could be on this list, I just had to pick one. Now please go argue about

Any song from Future Nostalgia could be on this list, I just had to pick one. Now please go argue about "Hallucinate" elsewhere.

WMG

22."We Found Love" by Rihanna

The Gay National Anthem should have an A+ beat drop, and

The Gay National Anthem should have an A+ beat drop, and "We Found Love" has one of the best ones ever.

Def Jam Recordings

21."Judas" by Lady Gaga

If sporting events started with tearful rendition of

If sporting events started with tearful rendition of "Judas," they'd be a whole lot better, I'll tell you that!

Interscope

20."Formation" by Beyoncé

Because

Because "When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster" are powerful and relatable lyrics. Our current National Anthem wishes it had that.

Sony ATV

19."Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry

Better than any 200 year old Francis Scott Key poem.

Better than any 200 year old Francis Scott Key poem.

EMI

18."Waiting for Tonight" by Jennifer Lopez

Because the Gay National Anthem would involve green lazers.

Because the Gay National Anthem would involve green lazers.

SME

17."Stars Are Blind" by Paris Hilton

Play this as the national anthem, first dance at my wedding, and especially at my funeral. A song for all ocassions!

Play this as the national anthem, first dance at my wedding, and especially at my funeral. A song for all ocassions!

Cash Money Records

16."The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica

The most iconic duet in American history, and I seriously mean that. No joke.

The most iconic duet in American history, and I seriously mean that. No joke.

WMG

15."On A Roll" by Ashley O.

Because a fictional pop star with a bad lilac wig had the best pop song of 2019 and we should celebrate that.

Because a fictional pop star with a bad lilac wig had the best pop song of 2019 and we should celebrate that.

Netflix

14."Rain On Me" by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande

I truly believe we live in a world that was BRON* and ARON**. It was that important.*Before

I truly believe we live in a world that was BRON* and ARON**. It was that important.

*Before "Rain On Me" ** After "Rain On Me"

Lady Gaga/ UMG

13."He Wasn't Man Enough" by Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton's opus. We'd only be so lucky to have this as the Gay National Anthem.

Toni Braxton's opus. We'd only be so lucky to have this as the Gay National Anthem.

SME

12."Get Outta My Way" by Kylie Minogue

I'd vote for Kylie Minogue for president, and yes I don't give a fuck if she's Australian.

I'd vote for Kylie Minogue for president, and yes I don't give a fuck if she's Australian.

WMG

11."Vroom Vroom" by Charli XCX

Because before I am an American, I am a Charli XCX fan.

Because before I am an American, I am a Charli XCX fan.

Asylum

10."Sparks" by Hilary Duff

If

If "Sparks" were our National Anthem it technically wouldn't have flopped, so that's that.

SME

9."React" by the Pussycat Dolls

Because like our country, the Pussycat Dolls are fractured. I pray that someday we'll see them unified again.

Because like our country, the Pussycat Dolls are fractured. I pray that someday we'll see them unified again.

Merlin / Via youtube.com

8."All for You" by Janet Jackson

I'd love a National Anthem with lyrics like

I'd love a National Anthem with lyrics like "got a nice package alright, guess I'm gonna have to ride it tonight."

BMI

7."Together Again" by Janet Jackson

A bipartisan anthem we can all get behind.

A bipartisan anthem we can all get behind.

Virgin Records

6."Run Away With Me" by Carly Rae Jepsen

Red, white, and justice for Carly Rae Jepsen.

Red, white, and justice for Carly Rae Jepsen.

UMG

5."Into You" by Ariana Grande

The signing of the Declaration of Independence, man landing on the moon, and Ariana Grande releasing

The signing of the Declaration of Independence, man landing on the moon, and Ariana Grande releasing "Into You" in 2016: All iconic American milestones.

Republic

4."Dancing on My Own" by Robyn

We should use our National Anthem as an opportunity to celebrate the great country of Sweden where the greatest pop music comes from.

We should use our National Anthem as an opportunity to celebrate the great country of Sweden where the greatest pop music comes from.

Konichiwa

3."It's Not Right But It's Okay (Thunderpuss Remix)" by Whitney Houston

I've always thought the National Anthem could use a dance mix, and damn, would this make a great National Anthem (dance mix).

I've always thought the National Anthem could use a dance mix, and damn, would this make a great National Anthem (dance mix).

Arista

2."Believe" by Cher

Cher releasing

Cher releasing "Believe" in 1999 was an actual American cultural shift. We haven't been the same since.

Warner Music UK

1."Gimme More" by Britney Spears

Because nothing, and I mean nothing, is more American than

Because nothing, and I mean nothing, is more American than "It's Britney bitch." You knew this was going to be #1 when clicking on this list.

RCA

And here's a playlist below (and also on Apple Music):