Ziggy Stardust is the gayest album of all time

David Bowie and The Smiths dominate the top 100 gayest records

David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust LP has been voted as the greatest gayest record of all time by Out Magazine. Over 100 actors, musicians and critics (including Boy George, Rufus Wainwright and Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears) chose 10 albums "that left the most indelible impressions on their lives".

Bowie gets top honours, and also features for Diamond Dogs and Hunky Dory. But it's The Smiths who really take home the bacon with self-titled The Smiths in second place plus The Queen Is Dead, Meat Is Murder and Hatful Of Hollow dominating the top 40. Morrissey also gets a nod for solo effort Viva Hate at no. 92.

Queen, Elton John and Pet Shop Boys appear several times, helping to make this very much a list of great gay artists – or acts closely associated with them – voted for by gay artists. There are one or two exceptions, of course…

100. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
99. Joni Mitchell - For The Roses
98. Ferron - Testimony
97. Janis Ian - Between The Lines
96. Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
95. Culture Club - Kissing To Be Clever
94. Hair Original Broadway Cast - Hair
93. Sade - Lovers Rock
92. Morrissey - Viva Hate
91. Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
90. Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
89. Fifth Column - To Sir With Hate
88. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
87. Madonna - Confessions On A Dance Floor
86. Madonna - Madonna
85. Nina Simone - Anthology
84. Cyndi Lauper - True Colors
83. Bette Midler - The Divine Miss M
82. Cher - Believe
81. Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah
80. Rufus Wainwright - Want One
79. T Rex - Electric Warrior
78. Various - The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack
77. New Order - Substance
76. Ani DiFranco - Imperfectly
75. Carole King - Tapestry
74. Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
73. Various - Fame Soundtrack
72. Donna Summer - Once Upon A Time
71. Elton John - Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
70. Rent Original Broadway Cast - Rent
69. Frances Faye - Caught In The Act
68. Nirvana - Nevermind
67. Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey
66. Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
65. Le Tigre - Le Tigre
64. Patti Smith - Easter
63. Björk - Debut
62. Jeff Buckley - Grace
61. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
60. REM - Automatic For The People
59. Bronski Beat - The Age Of Consent
58. Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
57. Prince - Dirty Mind
56. Team Dresch - Personal Best
55. David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
54. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
53. Culture Club - Colour By Numbers
52. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
51. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome
50. Rufus Wainwright - Poses
49. Patti Smith - Horses
48. Cris Williamson - The Changer And The Changed
47. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
46. Madonna - Ray of Light
45. Bikini Kill - Pussy Whipped
44. Pet Shop Boys - Very
43. Prince - Purple Rain
42. ABBA - Gold
41. Melissa Etheridge - Yes I Am
40. Pet Shop Boys - Behavior
39. Laura Nyro And Labelle - Gonna Take A Miracle
38. Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis
37. Blondie - Parallel Lines
36. Madonna - Erotica
35. Yaz - Upstairs At Eric's
34. Donna Summer - Bad Girls
33. The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow
32. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
31. Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstacy
30. Diana Ross - Diana
29. Pet Shop Boys - Actually
28. Queen - The Game
27. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
26. Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters
25. k d lang - Ingénue
24. Sylvester - Living Proof
23. Deee-Lite - World Clique
22. The Gossip - Standing In The Way Of Control
21. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
20. Queen - A Day At The Races
19. The B-52s - The B-52's
18. George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. I
17. Lou Reed - Transformer
16. Queen - A Night At The Opera
15. George Michael - Faith
14. Erasure - The Innocents
13. Ani DiFranco - Dilate
12. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Various - Hedwig And The Angry Inch Soundtrack
10. Antony And The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
9. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
8. Madonna - The Immaculate Collection
7. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
6. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
5. Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall
4. Indigo Girls - Indigo Girls
3. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
2. The Smiths - The Smiths
1. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

(Via Out.com)

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