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Fashion in Song – Fashion Killa

Released 2013, by A$AP Rocky — Warning, racial epithets.

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Fashion in Song – Ballad of the Garment Trade (1962)

From 1962’s Broadway hit ‘I Can Get It For You Wholesale’ If you don’t want to get nervous Do yourself a great big service Stay away please far from seventh avenue You can lose your sense and reason Guessing what … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Shiny Stockings (1958)

Count Basie recorded Shiny Stockings in 1956 and released the instrumental piece on his 1957 album April in Paris, but its the 1958 recording with Ella Fitzgerald singing the lyrics she wrote for the song that is especially nice: Those … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Shoe Shopping (2017)

A Country song this time — Shoe Shopping by Old Dominion was released this year on their album Happy Endings. Some don’t last the way they should Some make you feel good for a little while And then you throw … Continue reading

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Oldest extant clothing…

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Fashion in Song – The Sweater (1992)

(lyrics are spoken) Girls, I know you will understand this and feel the intrinsic incredible emotion You have just pulled over your head the worn, warm sweater belonging to a boy Now, you haven’t had a passionate kissing session or … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – I wear Speedos (2017)

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Fashion in Song – Blue Jeans

In Honour of the Canadian Tuxedo here are 17 songs about Blue Jeans for Canada’s Sesquicentennial: Venus in Blue Jeans, 1962 Blue Jeans, 2012 Forever in Blue Jeans, 1978 Dem Jeans, 2006 Blue Jean Blues, 1975 Baby Makes Her Blue … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Boogie Shoes (1975)

Released in July 1975 on KC and The Sunshine Band’s first album, the song also appeared in the the film Saturday Night Fever in 1977. Girl, to be with you is my favorite thing, yeah Uh huh, and I can’t … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Mr. Zoot Suit (1999)

This 1940s style song was written and performed by the Flying Neutrinos for the 1999 film Blast From the Past: He’s got great big feet, he’s jumping to the beat He’s been dancing in the street He’s dressed so fine, … Continue reading

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