G Philly‘s Top 10 Songs of 2013

G Philly Top 10G Philly‘s resident DJ Patrick DeMarco has done such a great job covering the gay-music scene on the blog this year that I asked him to help compile G Philly‘s definitive list of the best songs of 2013. (We had to get in on this end-of-year listicle fun, too!) To get the results, he asked each of us to turn in our personal Top 10’s so he could do some fancy calculations and inject a little of his own expertise to come up with a collective list of our favorite tunes. What does the list say about us? We love our divas. Give us a good dance song or a power ballad any day. We’re so gay. But you already knew that.

Places like Pitchfork or City Paper may scoff at our results, but I think it’s a great list. Sure, there are some obvious inclusions. Gaga shows up twice (you may be surprised at which two songs we chose) and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis make an appearance for one of the most pro-LGBT tunes of the year.  The No. 1 song, however, threw me for a loop. See what that is and how everything else ranked in our video list below. If you’re on Spotify, you can listen to all of our favorites in a playlist here.

10. “Closer” by Tegan and Sara

9. “Venus” by Lady Gaga

8. “Same Love” by Macklemore and

Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert

7. “Overdose” by Ciara

6. “Royals” by Lorde

5. “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus

4. “Do What U Want” by Lady Gaga

feat. R. Kelly

3. “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus

2. “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk

feat. Pharrell Williams

1. “Clarity” by Zedd feat. Foxes


Patrick DeMarco

  1. Overdose” by Ciara
  2. Work Bitch” by Britney Spears
  3. Do What U Want” by Lady Gaga
  4. Big Banana” (Dave Aude remix) by Havana Brown feat. R3hab and Prophet
  5. American Girl” by Bonnie McKee
  6. The Sound Of Love” by Cassie feat. Jeremih
  7. Can’t Make You Love Me” by Ester Dean
  8. Flashing Lights” by Havana Brown
  9. Cinderella” by Diana Vickers
  10. We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus

Josh Middleton

  1. Get Lucky” by Daft Punk
  2. PrimeTime” by Janelle Monae feat. Miguel
  3. Royals” by Lorde
  4. Retrograde” by James Blake
  5. Q.U.E.E.N.” by Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu
  6. Venus” by Lady Gaga
  7. Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke
  8. We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus
  9. Same Love” by Macklemore
  10. Do What U Want” by Lady Gaga feat. R. Kelly

Alexander Kacala

  1. Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus
  2. Get Lucky” – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell and Nigel Richards
  3. Safe and Sound” – Capital Cities
  4. Do What U Want” – Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly
  5. Closer” – Tegan and Sara
  6. Royals” – Lorde
  7. Alive” – Empire of the Sun
  8. Clarity” – Zedd featuring Foxes
  9. Sacrilege” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  10. Replay” – Zendaya

Brandon Baker

  1. Gypsy” — Lady Gaga
  2. Wrecking Ball” — Miley Cyrus
  3. Venus” — Lady Gaga (Garden panty!)
  4. Just Give Me a Reason” P!nk feat. Nate Ruess
  5. Clarity” — Zedd
  6. Brave” — Sara Bareilles
  7. Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake
  8. Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
  9. Say Something” — A Great Big World and Legend X
  10. Counting Stars” — OneRepublic

Jayson Flores

  1. Avril Lavigne – “Here’s to Never Growing Up
  2. Avril Lavigne – “Rock N Roll
  3. Krewella – “Alive
  4. Zedd – “Clarity
  5. Lady Gaga – “Applause
  6. Katy Perry – “Roar
  7. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball
  8. Paramore – “Still Into You
  9. P!nk – “Just Give Me a Reason” (feat. Nate Ruess)
  10. Katy Perry – “Unconditionally