West Side Story is up for an impressive seven nominations, including Best Picture. The movie, based on the musical by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, centers around a pair of star-crossed lovers and includes one of the most beloved songs in musical theater history, “Maria.” Of course, there have been countless other tunes that share the same title.
Here are five of the gayest songs about a chick named Maria…“!Un, dos, tres! ¡Un pasito pa’lante, Maria!” Before coming out as gay in 2010, Ricky Martin released this absolute banger off his 1995 album A Medio Vivir.
The Spanish language flamenco/dance/salsa track is about a “sexy angel fallen from heaven” named María and topped the charts in several different countries.