Rita Ora just dropped a new song with Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, and Charli XCX called "Girls." And judging by the lyrics, which include lines like "I'm 50/50 and I'm never gonna hide it" and "I might kiss a girl from Great Britain," the track is making no bones about bisexuality. (Ora, however, tells Billboard not to overthink it: "It’s not actually that deep...the real message is just about freedom.") But while the subject matter is rather outspoken, the message of "Girls" is hardly new: Over the years, several pop stars from Demi Lovato to Panic! at the Disco have stepped out with their own odes to bisexuality and bicuriosity. In honor of "Girls," here are 12 other jams about playing for both teams:
Panic! At the Disco, “Girls/Girls/Boys”
Threesomes. Brendon Urie took all the guessing out of this one and said in a Genius annotation that this track is about the first threesome he ever had. Urie’s also had bisexual experiences, telling PrideSource in 2013 that, “I have, in the past, experimented in other realms of homosexuality and bisexuality.” Girls can love girls and boys and boys can love girls and boys.
Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”
Who thought one could make so many sexual innuendos using casino terms? “Poker Face” is all about masking your sexuality, and Gaga even said in an interview with BBC's Jonathan Ross, “When I was making love to my old boyfriend, I used to think about women sometimes.” Mother Monster took this track to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
Franz Ferdinand, “Michael”
“Beautiful boys on a beautiful dance floor” is the lyric that essentially sums the song up. Although lead vocalist Alex Kapranos has been linked to singer Eleanor Friedberger, he croons about wanting “Michael” close to him on the dance floor.
Rihanna, “Te Amo”
This bad gal RiRi jam comes complete with a Latin-influenced track and lyrics full of heat, lust and adventure. Although Rih been linked to her share of hot guys (Drake, Leonardo DiCaprio, Travi$ Scott), there’s no doubt she’s singing about lady love in this track: “Pulled me out on the beach, danced in the water, I start to leave/ She's begging me and asking why it's over.”
Bright Eyes, “Lover I Don’t Have To Love”
Conor Oberst was years ahead of Tinder. He sings about wanting both a man and a woman, someone to comfort him but not necessarily someone he has to love and be affectionate with.
Katy Perry, “I Kissed A Girl”
Don't pretend you didn’t run to the nearest drugstore for some new cherry chapstick after this track dropped. The electro-pop gem sat comfortably at the top of the Hot 100 for 7 weeks.
Kehlani, “1st Position”
Kehlani is anything but shy in this sexy R&B jam. She wants to show you what it’s like to “rock with something trill” and does a damn good job. While Kehlani isn’t necessarily down with labels, she told Complex in 2015, “I like who I like. I’ve dated both men and women.”
David Bowie, “John, I’m Only Dancing”
There are a few ways to interpret this classic, but the most commonly accepted theory is that the singer is assuring John that he’s only dancing and will remain faithful.
The Veronicas, “Take Me On The Floor”
Kissing boys, kissing girls and doing it all while letting loose and getting close on the dance floor (Or bedroom floor, whichever you prefer).
Demi Lovato, “Cool For the Summer”
Demi isn’t afraid to admit that she gets a little curious. This bop about a same-sex summer romance dominated the radio in 2015 and peaked at No. 11 on the Hot 100.
Halsey & Lauren Jauregui, "Strangers"
Halsey, who is openly bisexual, scored a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 back in 2017 with her album 'hopeless fountain kingdom,' which features a song titled “Strangers.” It's a groundbreaking duet with Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony -- another out-and-proud bisexual woman.
Hayley Kiyoko, "Curious"
The singer dubbed "Lesbian Jesus" by her fans cheekily confronts a former flame who's got a boyfriend and a thing for Kiyoko, suggestively asking her, "[Do] you let him touch you/ The way I used to." It was accompanied by a steamy video to boot.