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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

20 Songs to Celebrate Marriage Equality

With the Supreme Court's rulings this morning that both DOMA and Prop 8 are unconstitutional, many of my Facebook friends have been posting their favorite songs to celebrate this historic day. So here are 20 groovy (and diverse) tunes in honor of marriage equality:

"Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" from The Wizard of Oz (1939)

"God Bless America" by Kate Smith (1943)

"Get Happy" by Judy Garland from Summer Stock (1950)

"Happy Days Are Here Again"/"Get Happy" by Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland (1963)

"The Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Judy Garland (1963)

"Chapel of Love" by The Dixie Cups (1964)

"L-O-V-E" by Nat King Cole (1964)

"The Times They Are a-Changin'" by Peter, Paul and Mary (1964)

"Sadie, Sadie" by Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl (1968)

"Let's Get Married" by Al Green (1974)

"Love Is in the Air" by John Paul Young (1977)

"Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen (1979)

"Everybody Rejoice (A Brand New Day)" from The Wiz (1978)

"Somebody's Getting Married" from The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

"Talkin' 'bout a Revolution" by Tracy Chapman (1988)

"Finally" by CeCe Peniston (1991)

"Bye Bye Baby" by Madonna (1993)

"Get the Party Started" by Pink (2001)

"I Can Hear the Bells" from Hairspray (2007)

"Marry Me a Little" by Neil Patrick Harris from Company (2011)


Anonymous said...


Lance said...

Let's hope that Illinois get's it all together this Autumn and approves Marriage Equality... then we can look forward to seeing Marc & Michael's Wedding pictures!! =)

BrianB said...

Dear God I don't know if I ever posted a message here before now, but no time has been better. What a wonderful collection of memories!

No one loves the Dixie Cups more than me but to be honest Going to the Chapel is owned by Bette Midler after her performance at the the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh (RIP) in 1973 when she got the whole audience to stand up and sing it with her. I will never forget the feeling of subversiveness and possibility that electrified the audience during that moment!

Nothing of marriage equality is new, just the increasing acceptance.


Marc said...

Let's hope so, Lance - but as for a wedding, no one is picking out a china pattern just yet. :)

Marc said...

Thanks for your comment, BrianB! I love both the Dixie Cups' and Bette Midler's versions of "Chapel of Love" as well - but a Facebook friend featured the Dixie Cups so that's what I went with.