Refugee by Tom Petty. Songs that have often been taken to be secretly coded as gay or lesbian To complement the songs about male homosexuality: But its hand-clappy, surf-rock vibe is good fun, and a tongue-in-cheek video, featuring singer Dick Valentine cavorting homoerotically around the White House with a cadre of scantily clad Gaybraham Lincolns, helped make the song a hit at the…you know. Though he later sloppily retracted the statement in a drug fog he was living on a rumored diet of coke, milk and peppersit remained a momentous occasion in pop music. Share On lineapp Share On lineapp.
The song which definitively placed them in the pantheon sold a staggering 10 million-plus copies worldwide and remains a wedding and bar mitzvah mainstay, even as it alludes to man-on-man action in public gyms.
But attempting to write a gay anthem in reeks of sweat and substandard self-awareness. It also doesn't hurt that Mika is such a dreamboat. Arrow Created with Sketch. For her part, Ross was in the process of extracting herself from her long relationship with Motown when "I'm Coming Out" arrived on the charts, giving the song additional significance for the music legend.