The future of music

25 Best Lesbian Songs & Artists To Listen To

December 21, 2023
lesbian songs

I’ve curated a collection of the best lesbian songs and artists, showcasing tracks and musicians that resonate with and celebrate the lesbian experience.

This article is your guide to an empowering and diverse playlist, highlighting voices that proudly represent and uplift the LGBTQ+ community.

Top Lesbian songs & artists to listen to

  • “Girls Like Girls” by Hayley Kiyoko
  • “All I Want Is to Be Your Girl” by Holly Miranda
  • “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga
  • “Only a Girl” By Gia Woods
  • “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” by Girl In Red
  • “Girls” by Beatrice Eli
  • “I F*cking Love You” by Zolita
  • “Like You” by Asiahn
  • “Pynk” by Janelle Monáe
  • “The Power of Two” by Indigo Girls

1. “Girls Like Girls” by Hayley Kiyoko

Hayley Kiyoko is one of the most prominent lesbian musicians, and she released the song “Girls Like Girls” back in 2015 in her Album This Side of Paradise

The lesbian artist’s music has a funky, fun edge and talks about a girl trying to get into relationships with other girls who are involved with men. 

Interestingly, the song is filled with zero apologies—as Hayley says, she’s not apologetic for breaking walls down. 

2. “All I Want Is to Be Your Girl” by Holly Miranda

Holly Miranda, an amazing lesbian musician released this song back in 2015. 

The song’s lyrics emphasize the impulsiveness, silliness, and surprise of falling for the right girl. 

This explains the lyrics, “I wasn’t looking for love, but she found me.”

So, whether you are married or dating, “All I Want Is to Be Your Girl” is a song that cuts across all lesbian relationships. 

The song inspires lesbian couples to dance all night long and let go of their troubles. 

3. “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga

This is a very popular song among the lesbian community. 

The song is about loving every part of yourself, regardless of who you are—your gender or race doesn’t matter, as your sexuality does. 

The song’s message makes it a great lesbian anthem, allowing lesbians to express who they are. 

Born This Way” is a song about loving and liberating yourself—one of the best things you can ever do. 

4. “Only a Girl” By Gia Woods

This song is written by a gay female singer and is about self-empowerment and embracing one’s identity as a lesbian.

The lyrics express the idea that being gay or lesbian is not something to be ashamed of and encourages listeners to be proud of who they are.

The song also highlights the societal pressure and stereotypes of being a girl and how Gia Woods chooses to break them and be true to herself. 

The song is a celebration of individuality and self-acceptance.

5. “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” by Girl In Red

Written by the lesbian artist Girl in Red, “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” is a song about the longing for a romantic relationship.

The song is written from the perspective of a girl crushing on another girl, but the message of wanting to be loved and accepted is universal.

In the song, Marie Ulven expresses the desire to be with someone and to be loved, as well as the feelings of insecurity and vulnerability that come with unrequited love. 

6. “Girls” by Beatrice Eli

The objectification and sexualization of women is common in pop music culture. 

That’s what this song by Beatrice Eli conveys—but from the point of woman to woman. 

“Girls” still deals with women’s objectification and sexualization, but what makes the song different is that a woman writes it. 

The song conveys the message that it’s OK for a woman to have dirty thoughts about another woman. 

7. “I F*cking Love You” by Zolita

Zolita, one of the best sapphic artists, talks about the relatable feeling of being cautious and trying not to get too attached to someone because you are afraid of the outcome. 

“I F*cking Love You” is a great lesbian song that passes the message of loving from a distance, the worry of letting your guard down, and not telling anyone anything. 

As Zolita Sings, “Sometimes you keep your guard up to avoid being hurt, but you end up meeting a girl who breaks your shield down.”

8. “Like You” by Asiahn

This song is about a woman who is in a troubled relationship.

The woman meets a beautiful woman in a club and is tempted to stray from her relationship, but her morals won’t let her do that. 

“Like You” also showcases Asiahn’s amazing voice—the lesbian music video has a live prelude where Asiahn showcases her amazing talent. 

We can categorize “Like You” as a sexy lesbian love song—its sensual and deep beats are ideal for creating the perfect mood on a date night. 

9. “Pynk” by Janelle Monáe

“Pynk” is a song that deals with female sexuality and empowerment.

The song touches on the idea of embracing one’s femininity and the power that comes with it.

Its video features imagery of pink, a color often associated with femininity. 

It also features Monáe and her female friends in pants that resemble a female reproductive organ, representing the celebration of female sexuality. 

10. “The Power of Two” by Indigo Girls

This lesbian tune describes a couple wiping each other’s tears, enjoying their time together, and vowing to stay together forever. 

“The Power of Two” is a powerful duet that can melt your heart—and it mostly speaks to women whose love and bond are stronger than their fears and challenges.

As they strum their acoustic guitars, the Indigo Girls perfectly blend their melodious voices as they sing how the power of two can save multiple lives. 

11. “Wasted Youth” by Fletcher

“Wasted Youth” is a classic lesbian song about falling in love while young. 

This is one of those lesbian anthem songs that talk about learning how to appreciate and discover yourself and how important that is. 

Besides that, the song has a rebellious streak, as it tells youths they can do whatever they want with their lives. 

It is relatable to anyone who felt like they were not living up to their potential or wasting their youth.

12. “Who Are You Waiting For?” by Melissa Etheridge

Melissa wrote this song as a tribute to her wife, Linda Wallem, and sang it to her at Santa Ynez Mountain range while exchanging their vows. 

This is a song that you can play if you want to create some memorable moments with the person you love. 

As Melissa sings, “Wherever you go, I will go, too. Wherever you stay, I’ll stay with you,” the lyrics inspire loved ones to hold their hands together. 

Listening to this song can make you realize that the person you’ve been waiting for all along is just in front of you. 

13. “Loving Her” by Katie Pruitt

Katie Pruitt’s “Loving Her” is another great lesbian song that encourages lesbians to embrace their love and be thankful for it. 

The song has some beautiful lyrics, one of them being, “if loving her girl is a sin, then Katie doesn’t want to go to heaven.”

The song’s lyrics are full of affirming messages, which make it a heartfelt song. 

14. “Her” by Dizzy Fae

Because Dizzy knew that she wasn’t straight from a young age, she didn’t have a big problem when releasing this song. 

“Her” was one of Dizzy’s songs about girls loving girls which explains why the video has a sensual dance between Dizzy and another woman. 

Dizzy says that when writing the song, she knew that everyone would love the song, despite their orientation—and that was right. 

15. “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching” by Saara Aalto

This song is about being who you are and having fun without caring what other people think.

The song has a catchy lesbian theme and an empowering message, and it was the official anthem of the 2019 London Pride, which unites thousands of lesbians and other members of the LGBTQ community. 

The lyrics encourage people not to hide anymore but scream like they’ll not be silenced. 

16. “She Keeps Me Warm” by Mary Lambert

American lesbian singer-songwriter Mary Lambert released this song in 2014 as a single, and it was included in her album Now That’s What I Call Music.

“She Keeps Me Warm” is a love song with a message of acceptance, equality, and love, and it celebrates the love between two people of the same gender.

The lyrics express the idea that everyone deserves to be loved and accepted for who they are, and the song became a hit and was widely adopted by the LGBTQ+ community as one of their lesbian anthems.

17. “Boyfriend” by Dove Cameron

Dove Cameron, a renowned lesbian singer released this song in 2022, part of her album Summer Viral Hits 2022.

In the song, Dove expresses her queerness of being bisexual, and it became a big hit, especially among TikTok users. 

Dove sings about how she’d be a better boyfriend to a girl she likes than her current boyfriend.

She goes on to say that she can do everything the boyfriend never did, and she sings that she’d leave it up to the girl to decide. 

18. “Constant Craving” by K. D. Lang

This is one of the best lesbian pop songs that encourage women to let it carry them away. 

The song’s magnetic tune focuses on youth, beauty, and desire, and Lang reveals a softer side of her life when she yearns for another lady who’s out of her reach. 

“Constant Craving” earned K. D. Lang received her first Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1993, putting her in the limelight as one of the best lesbian pop singers

19. “Daughter” by L Devine

Most women have had to endure having disapproving and conservative parents who don’t approve of them dating other women. 

Devine talks about the pain of that and also helps lgbt+ female singers going through the same situation know they are not alone. 

The song is very empowering, and the lyrics say that love shouldn’t be stopped because of people with prejudiced views. 

20. “She Knows” Hollie Col

Hollie is one of the leading Australian lesbian female singers whose songs captivate listeners thanks to their raw emotions. 

“She Knows” is a letter to the person who’s dating a person you love, as the lyrics explain, “You’ll never know her as I do, and she knows it.”

The song’s video is like a lesbian-themed short film, where she tries to use all cute ways to win back her ex-girlfriend. 

21. “I’d Be Your Wife” by Mary Lambert

The song is one of the best lesbian love songs with a message of commitment, dedication, and love.

The lyrics express the idea that the singer would be willing to do anything for the person she loves and that she wants to be there for them through all the ups and downs of life. 

“I’d Be Your Wife” song is powerful and emotional music that showcases the LGBT female singer’s powerful vocals and songwriting talent.

22. “Boyfriend” by Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara are some of the most iconic gay women singers.

The song is about lesbians who are not ready to commit, but the other partner wants them to. 

“Boyfriend” is based on Sara’s experience, where she was dating a woman who had never dated a woman before. 

23. “I Don’t Do Boys” by Elektra

“I Don’t Do Boys” is among the lesbian favorites that encourage lesbians to express their desires and show up who they are, which is usually a good thing. 

The song’s chorus has many lyrics about Elektra’s love for other girls with class and high status. 

24. “I Didn’t Just Kiss Her” by Jen Foster

Jen Foster wrote this song in response to Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl”. 

Unlike Katy Perry, who says she was just experimenting, Jen, one of the openly gay female singers, sings about what she and her partner did more than a kiss. 

Jen sings, “we went all the way, and I loved it,” and the song inspires lesbians to express their desires. 

This is a playful and fun song that encourages lesbians to be open. 

25. “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town

There are not too many lesbian love songs in the country music genre. 

However, “Girl Crush” is one of those lesbian country songs about girls liking girls. 

Although the WLW artist says that all she wants is a woman to make her man jealous, the way she lingers on her crush’s lips, beauty, and long hair suggests otherwise. 

Lesbian Songs & Artists – Final Thoughts

We hope this list of good lesbian songs has provided you with some insight and inspiration for new music that you can add to your playlist.

Related Articles:

Best Gay Singers & Musicians

Best Gay Songs of All Time

Will Fenton

Will, the founder of MIDDER, is a multifaceted individual with a deep passion for music and personal finance. As a self-proclaimed music and personal finance geek, he has a keen eye for futuristic technologies, especially those that empower creators and the public.

view profile

black female singers
Previous Story

29 Best Black Female Singers (Most Popular & Famous)

Best football hype songs
Next Story

30 Best Football Hype Songs Ever

Latest from Entertainment & Playlists