Category Archives: Fashion in song

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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Fashion in Song – Harajuku Girls (2004)

Apparently the ‘Harajuku’ trend (the colourful artsy way of dressing that grew out of the Japanese take on Goth in the 1990s and was named after a fashionable part of Tokyo) is beginning to fade in Japan. When the trend was … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Black Slacks (1957) Penny Loafers and Bobby Socks (1957)

Black Slacks by Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones. The group formed in 1956 and this was their biggest hit before they disbanded in 1961. When I go places I just don’t care You’d know why if you’d see what I … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Baubles, Bangles, Beads (1953)

From the 1953 musical Kismet, this video with Peggy Lee dates from 1959 Baubles, bangles, Hear how they jing, jing-a-ling-a, Baubles, bangles, Bright, shiny beads. Sparkles, spangles, My heart will sing, sing-a-ling-a, Wearing baubles, bangles and beads. I’ll glitter and gleam … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Mr. Poppleton’s Moustache – c. 1860

I can’t find a publication date for this c. 1860 comic song, but it was composed by English song writer and lyricist Henry Walker and published in London.                     They say … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Too Funky (1992)

Although the lyrics for ‘Too Funky’ are not about fashion, the concept for the video was inspired by a Thierry Mugler benefit fashion show. The costumes for ‘Too Funky’ were created by Thierry Mugler and George Michael donated the song, and all its … Continue reading

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