Thursday, April 7, 2011

Christina Aguilera Tops Gay-Empowering Song Poll

It looks like "Born This Way" isn't the gay anthem of our generation. But guess what is? That's right, it's Christina Aguilera's "I am Beautiful." According to Digital Spy, "Christina Aguilera's 'Beautiful' has been named the most empowering pop song of the last decade for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in a new poll."
Equality charity Stonewall polled more than 1,000 online supporters to find out which song they thought had the most empowering message. Aguilera's 2003 hit achieved 33% of the vote, ahead of the 25% achieved by Boyzone's 'Better' in second place.

The Irish group became the first boyband to feature a gay couple in a music video, when the late Stephen Gateley was shown with a male partner. Lady GaGa's 'Born This Way' placed third with 17%, followed by Gossip's 'Standing In The Way Of Control' and Katy Perry's 'Firework' in fourth and fifth position respectively.

Responding to the news, Christina Aguilera said: "I'm delighted to have been voted the most inspirational pop act by Stonewall's supporters - my gay fan base is so important to me and this continues my special relationship with them."
The song was written by Linda Perry and I can definitely see what people like about it. I feel like a message that "I'm beautiful no matter what they say" is a lot more empowering than "God makes no mistakes." Then again, I'm totally biased.


The video is cheesy, but totally awesome. It's like what Katy Perry's "Firework" video was trying to do.

2 comments:

  1. I normally don't listen to that kind of music. But, this is an amazing song.

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  2. I heard about this on the radio this morning and I was kinda surprised that Born This Way even made it on the list considering all the outrage about the lyrics. Christina's song is just awesome. I've always liked it and it's message.

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