Melanie C “Sporty Spice” & Lisa “Left Eye TLC” Lopes featured below & at #25
ISIS – (Horn-Rock Band) – Carol MacDonald, Nydia Mata, et al. #5
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Sweet Darlin’ Woman by Meg Christian released 1993 – vj ulihedi.
The Fortune Teller with Claire Yvonne & Paola Cro directed by Paul Mazzio. NB Claire’s performance is the cat’s pajamas. This lesbian gem is a throwback. It’s reminiscent of the days of the silent B&W “grinder loops”, complete with honky tonk music, grainy negative, title cards and sound effects. You will be left wanting more!
Obsession by Fem2Fem released 1993
I Kissed A Girl by Patricia & Colette uploaded June 2009
Northern Star by Melanie C – Live performance at Jools, Holland 1999. Es Macha Diosa!
B. D. Woman’s Blues by Lucille Bogan released 1935 – B. D. aka Bull Dyke, Bulldagger. “They can lay their jive just like a natural man.” NB Lyrics dropdown – vj centurian0192
For My Lover by Tracy Chapman – “Follow my heart…Deep in this love no man can shake.” released April 5, 1988.
Lick It (uncensored) by God-des & She – vj mercilessmissus
Peggy Gordon by Sinead O’Connor – note the same-sex emphasis at 4:41 – 5:07.
Pretty Woman by K D Lang, Bonnie Raitt, Debbie Peterson, Emmylou Harris, Carla Azar, Lisa Coleman, Cindy Bullens, Wendy Melvoin, Tina Weymouth, and friends. performed 1990 – vj unkaswine
Jolene by The White Stripes. It’s both unique and so LGBTQ
Walk Away Renee by Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy released 2006, Adieu False Heart ”Your name and mine inside a heart…”
Mujer Contra Mujer (Woman vs Woman) by Mecano – scenes from Maidens in Uniform 1958 – vj 1982 romy
Marie by Laura Berkson performed by Vox Femina Los Angeles – vj casaprime.
You Can Sleep While I Drive by Jewel & Melissa Etheridge – live duet- (0:01 through 3:31) – vj MyyyTunes3.
It starts with the eyes, always with the eyes! Jewel, in particular, almost never breaks eye contact. Gradually, she engages Melissa’s eyes. Watch the body language throughout, e.g. 3:07-8 and the oh so subtle purse of Jewel’s lips toward Melissa at 0:41-2. One of the finest mixtures of passion and performance in a live duet, ever recorded.
Come Over Here by Sarah Bettens
I Don’t Do Boys by Elektra
The Weakness In Me by Joan Armatrading – released 1982 – Arguably the First same-sex love triangle song. ”It does Get Better.”
I Want To Be With You by Mandy Moore – vj xxRaninbow1978xx
Hold You by Karima Francis – vj 8LJV
Sun, Night and Moon – Sol, Noche y Luna by Chenoa – vj mjgmf3
Love on a Two-Way Street by Laura Nyro – live cover 1972 bi-sexual as to her beloved. see categories for post of lyrics, etc. To access the song please cut & paste the link below – then scroll down to the title “Love on a Two-way Street.”
Valerie by Amy Winehouse – RIP
Never Be The Same Again by Melanie C Sporty Spice and Lisa Left Eye Lopes released 1999. This song is unique as a same-sex duet in that the performers dialogue with each other, e.g. Mel C: “I’m hoping that you feel the same?” Left Eye: “Yeah.” at 1:02-1:07.
Me and Mrs Jones by Sarah Jane Morris released 1995 and banned that year by the BBC
Prove It On Me Blues by Ma Rainey performing as a Bull Dyke released 1928 vj lucymusicfan. Please be sure to click the 2nd link below. The artwork, the cultural lesbiana, the lyrics, and the article by Jonathan Ned Katz are not to be missed.
SEE this awesome OutHistory link below
When only the ineffable will do. Kiss scene from When Night Is Falling – vj theundefinedgirl
Here’s A Health To All True Lovers by Lisa Moscatiello & Rosie Shipley from Well Kept Secrets. Lisa’s treatment of this traditional Scottish ballad is in the style of sean-nós nua.
Quand L’amour Meurt (When love dies) by Marlene Dietrich – Morocco (1930) - dir. Josef Von Sternberg – youtube vj JohnElefante.
The awesome power of the bisexual female having both genders in her thrall. Marlene on the one hand is a total dish rag/ floor mat to Gary Cooper. Yet, she still manages one of the greatest Drag King scenes ever performed.
Marlene stealing a kiss from Eve Southern. N.B. the eye contact between Marlene & Eve as it leads up to the kiss. See 1:44-2:24 infra Btw check out Marlene’s shoes!
Black Magic Woman by Patricia Barber
Anywhere by Evanescence – Fire by Deepa Mehta – vj beepcaz
Secret by Missy Higgins
Sweet Woman by Cris Williamson released 1977
“Life without music would be a mistake.”
Roads by Portishead – When Night is Falling - mix
An intensely emotional singer of women in the style of Laura Nyro. Two by Anais Mitchell, singer/songwriter - # 102 “Shenandoah”
AND #57 "Venus"
Wenn die beste Freundin (When my best Friend) by Marlene Dietrich and Margot Lion “…which became the theme song of lesbians in late 1920s Berlin.” see also links at #34 infra
Pissing In The River by Patti Smith – vj claracorrmorrison All Over Me
Désiree by Laura Nyro released November 1971.
“Laura Nyro performing Desiree, I couldn’t find this on youtube so I just made it. It is presumed and almost sure that Laura Nyro’s treatment of her song “Desiree” is one of the most undisguised professions of love by a woman singing to another woman ever recorded. I just love Laura Nyro!” vj 3assal
Cute For a Girl by Alix Olson
I like Girls by Axe Girl – The 2K7 tour was titled Lock Up Your Daughters. Spashley cover by vj GINGERQUEEN
A LOVE COUPLET for LAURIA
Two Women – Due Donne by Paola Turci - Laura a lesbian love song - another over the top cover by vj mjgmf3
Maria and I - Io e Maria by Paola Turci - cover vj cover mjgmf3
I Didn’t Just Kiss Her by Jen Foster - see lyrics link at #85
Let’s Get This Party Started by Pink
Twist in My Sobriety by Tanita Tikaram
Mrs Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter by Phranc
Maggie May by Cathy Young. Note her same-sex emphasis as she echoes. “But you turned into a lover , oo, what a lover, you wore me out…” 1:55-2:03 – Recorded in October, 1972. The same-sex emphasis and the time frame make her cover unique in the annals of pop music. Vj cover by petecsanky. “From Cathy Young’s 1973 GRT Album “Travel Stained”
Raspberry Swirl by Tori Amos. This is an important overt display of same-sex attraction in popular music. “When the boys can’t be men, everybody knows I’m her friend. Everybody knows I’m her man.” ”In some of my relationships with a few of my women friends, I play a certain role. Heh, this is really getting in…I know, I hope my father’s not watching this. He just doesn’t know what to do. The strait jacket’s coming. But you know I always told my dad – you know gays, lesbians, he just has to get used to it. One of the nieces and nephews is gonna be one, he’s just gotta get ready. So what I said was ah to Beanie, who’s the love of my life. My husband understands this, that we’re married. We’re absolutely married. And I adore her with all my heart…because this is for her and I’m in love with her…” Kudos Wikipedia.
Te Amo by Rihanna featuring Laetitia Casta
1. Timer by Laura Nyro - released 3/3/68 - is the "Thirteenth confession" of Eli and the Thirteenth Confession.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cX7ahizSh8 – kurt11110
2. Emmie by Laura Nyro – released 3/ 3/68 – Pop’s, first lesbian love song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NCWMS98BKE&feature=related – vj sylvette323b
3. Désiree by Laura Nyro & Labelle – released 11/17/71
4. Maggie May by Cathy Young Vj cover by petecsanky. Recorded in October, 1972
5. I Only Want To Be with You by Alix Dobkin released 1973 on Lavender Jane
6. She loves me by Isis released 1974.
7. Gloria by Patti Smith released 1975
8. Sweet Woman by Cris Williamson released 1977
9. Sunday Girl by Blondie released 1979 - as a Drag King OMG
10. High School Confidential by Carole Pope and Rough Trade – originally released 1980
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euqNbgL8YP8&feature=related - 1986 concert
with Peaches – Montreal 2007
11. Valerie by Quarterflash released 1981
12. Crimson & Clover by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts 1983
13. When you were mine by Cyndi Lauper released 1983
& a separate cover by Tegan and Sara
14. The Weakness In Me by Joan Armatrading – released 1982 – Arguably the First same-sex love triangle song. ”It does Get Better.”
15. Roadnotes by Laura Nyro released 1984 U
16. I Kissed a Girl by Jill Sobule
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QaeojQLGQ8 - Official 1995
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs11BwErZJQ&feature=related - live with Melissa Ferrick & Jill Sobule
17. Peggy Gordon by Sinead O’Connor & a separate cover by Andrea Corr & The Corrs & a youtube cover.
N.B. link below – youtube cover by nikiarrowsmith
18. Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover by Sophie B. Hawkins & in a duet with Melissa Etheridge
19. Tonight’s the Night by Janet Jackson
20. Show Me Love by T.A.T.U.
21. All The things She Said (Ya Soshla S Uma) by T.A.T.U.
22. Drive by Melissa Ferrick
23. I Don’t Cry Anymore by Catie Curtis cover by peacetonight7
24. Girl from the North Country – by Lisa Moscatiello & Rosie Shipley – Definitive version of a traditional song from Well Kept Secrets & a separate cover by Katy Davidson - Dear Nora & a youtube cover by Kaymmill – now defunct.
25. Never Be The Same Again by Melanie C “Sporty Spice” and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLfPUd0-kj8&feature=relatedlive duet – TOP of Pops – song touted as number 1
26. Squeezebox Days by The Murmurs
27. Shameless by Ani DiFranco
28. Tell Me by God-Des and She
29. Leah by Rachael Sage
30. The Whole Night by Ani DiFranco great you tube cover by kayenne1
31. All You Got by Tegan and Sara
32. Valerie by Amy Winehouse
33. Alison by Janis Hoyt & the Maryjanes
34. Wenn die beste Freundin (When my best Friend) by Marlene Dietrich and Margot Lion “…which became the theme song of lesbians in late 1920s Berlin.” The links below feature different performances. A sample in English of the Ute Lemper cover (3rd link below) “When The Special Girlfriend” is in the movie Kissing Jessica Stein.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhDV1lnT4iU&feature=related – dance duet sample
http://www.rhapsody.com/player?type=track&id=tra.20625166&remote=false&page=&pageregion=&guid=&from=&hasrhapx=false&__pcode= -Kissing Jessica Stein sample – Ute Lemper
35. Girl I told Ya by Valeria
36. I kissed a girl by Katy Perry (see song 85)
37. You Can Sleep While I Drive by Melissa Etheridge. In a duet with Jewel and a duet with Amy Grant.
38. Send Me You by The Butchies
39. Let’s Get This Party Started by Pink
40. Gotta Get Over Greta by The Nields (preview link) “Two skinny tomboys on our bikes – Riding forever into the summer night. There is no marriage more sublime. There is no divorce more final.”
41. The Weakness In Me by Joan Armatrading a cover by Melissa Etheridge
42. Tangled up in Blue by The Indigo Girls
& Redacted version – youtube cover by ehburns2
43. She’s A Lady by Patricia Barber
44. Beauty*2 by Ladytron
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duy55RwlM6A mibblet cover
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBP7-DJzUX8 brujales cover
45. Crazy by Alanis Morissette - Five star cover of a brilliant song by Seal. Alanis is in excellent voice, ingeniously weaving an intriguing storyline containing love triangles, bisexuality, dyke drama – wow!
46. Oh My God by Pink featuring Peaches – youtube cover geminiif
youtube cover jamessouth
youtube cover terminite
47. I Like Girls by Axe Girl – you tube cover GINGERQUEEN. GQ’s entire Spashley series on youtube is 5-star.
48. Kissing by Bliss – N.B. Piper Perabo, as a baby-dyke, presaging her role as Rachel in Imagine Me & You – youtube cover juneseventeen
49. Hush Sweet Lover by Kd Lang
50. The Road by Leslie Leone
51. Why Couldn’t It Have Been Me? by Ari Fox Lauren
52. Angels Never Call by Aimee Mann & ’Til Tuesday
53. For My Lover by Tracy Chapman
54. I Don’t Wanna Talk About It by the Indigo Girls. “…I certainly never thought we’d record a song that Rod Stewart had done.’ E.S.” (Rarities – liner notes)
55. Not A Love Song by Uh Huh Her
56. Ballad in Plain D by the Indigo Girls – youtube cover KDANTEATER
57. Venus by Anais Mitchell
58. Here’s a Health to All True Lovers by Lisa Moscatiello & Rosie Shipley from their album Well Kept Secrets
Contrasting the same-sex emphasis supra is this version by Scottish traditional singer, Belle Stewart
59. Halo by Bethany Joy Lenz
60. Spanish Harlem by Janet Seidel and a separate cover by Rebecca Pidgeon
61. Black Magic Woman by Patricia Barber
62. Prove It on Me Blues by Ma Rainey released 1928. “Went out last night with a pile of my friends. They must have been women cause I don’t like no men.”
63. B. D. Woman’s Blues by Lucille Bogan released 1935 (B. D. aka Bull Dyke) “…they can lay their jive just like a natural man.”
64. Walk The Dog & Light The Light (Song of the Road) by Laura Nyro, released 1993
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_R4eyjQnEg&feature=channel_page youtube cover vj denknee
65. Sweet Woman by Cris Williamson released 1977
66. You Had Time by Ani Difranco
67. Softcore by Dusty Springfield with Carole Pope at the Rough Trade 1986 Farewell Concert – Montreal. Carole to Dusty “You like to be on top?”
68. Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter by Phranc
69. Come Over Here by Sarah Bettens
70. If You Go Away by Dusty Springfield
71. Viens, Malika - Lakme by Maddy Mesple and Danielle Millet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph0RPXcpDes&feature=channel_page - VJ starrynight003
72. Shy by Ani DiFranco
73. Sally Go Round The Roses by Fanny
74. Te Amo by Rihanna
75. Just Like A Woman by Barbara Higbie, Teresa Trull, Vicki Randle, et al
76. Take me or leave me by Idina Menzel & Tracie Thomas
77. Come To My Window And Inevitable by Shakira & Melissa
78. I Hate your ex-girlfriend by God-des & She
79. Cute For a Girl by Alix Olson
80. One More Hour by Sleater-Kinney
81. Perfect by Doria Roberts
82. These Boots Were Made For Walkin’ by Two Nice Girls
83. Josephine by Brandi Carlile
84. I Want Her (T. A. T. U.) by fan, VJ kelley1384. Props to kelley1384 for capturing the ubiquitous positive images of women in same-sex sensuality/affection, the hallmark of T.A.T.U.
85. I Didn’t Just Kiss Her by Jen Foster. The lyrics are 5 star.Csee also song #36
86. Two Girls Strong by Ferron and Bitch
87. I Spent My Last $10 (On Birth Control and Beer) by Two Nice Girls
88. The Queer Song by Two Nice Girls
89. Baby, One More Time by Gretchen Phillips
90. This is for my babe! a lesbian love song by sweet chiq13
91. Hey Girl (lesbian song) by Grawford
92. Mujer Contra Mujer (Woman Vs. Woman) by Mecano - cover by VJ mjgmf3
93. She by Jen Foster
94. Show me your pussy by Lords of Acid
95. Eyes in the Back of My Head by The Cliks
96. Only Straight Girls Wear Dresses by CWA cover by VJ mjgmf2
97. I’m Not Giving You Up by Gloria Estefan VJ cover of I Can’t Think Straight by mjgmf2
98. I Don’t Do Boys by Elektra
99. Secret by Missy Higgins
100. Telephone by Lady GaGa & Beyoncé
101. Like Me by Chely Wright
102. Shenandoah by Anais Mitchell
103. Rasberry Swirl by Tori Amos
104. There she goes by Sixpence None The Richer
105. Puerto Pollensa By Sandra Mihanovich special thanks to gaby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFRWnj7vHyI
106. Dame un minuto + de ti – Give me one more minute with you by Sandra Mihanovich
lyrics in English Sandra Mihanovich
107. If It Isn’t Her by Ani DiFranco
108. Twist in my Sobriety by Tanita Tikaram
109. Woman to Woman by Fem 2 Fem
To make the list: the singer must be a woman; the love lyrics must be obvious; and the love object must be unmistakably a woman. Not friendship love, but undisguised sensuality, an open expression of same-sex attraction.
Please feel free to circulate the list and to make suggestions.