Category Archives: Fashion in song

Fashion in Song – A Zoot Suit for my Sunday Gal (1942)

Recorded several times by different artists in 1942 including the Andrew Sisters, here is the Kay Kyser version: I want a zoot suit with a reet pleat And a drape shape, and a stuff cuff To look sharp enough to … Continue reading

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Fashion as song – Union label (1978)

Written by Paula Green and Malcolm Dodds, 1975: Look for the union label when you are buying that coat, dress or blouse. Remember somewhere our union’s sewing, our wages going to feed the kids, and run the house. We work … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Raspberry Beret (1985)

I tried posting this fashion song when Prince died, but I couldn’t find it online anywhere… ¬†Raspberry Beret was the first single released from Prince’s 1985 album ‘Around the World in a Day’. BTW – this song really isn’t about … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Doin’ the Raccoon (1928)

Raymond Klages and J. Fred Coots (best known for their 1934 hit Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town) wrote Doin’ the Raccoon in 1928. The song is about the craze for raccoon coats – a style popular with the collegiate … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Lipstick on Your Collar (1959)

This 1959 hit for Connie Francis was written by George Goehring and Edna Lewis: When you left me all alone at the record hop Told me you were going out for a soda pop You were gone for quite a … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Pants, by Veggietales (2001)

This 2001 children’s silly song tells the tale of online shopping… Welcome viewers, what comes next? A pair of pants with stripes or checks Dig in your wallet, dump out your purse Who’ll be the one to buy the first…pair…? … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Fashion Killa (2013)

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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