Category Archives: Fashion in song

Fashion in Song – Fashion (2009)

I am, I’m too fabulous I’m so, fierce that it’s so nuts I live, to be model thin Dress me, I’m your mannequin J’adore Vivienne habillez moi, Gucci, Fendi, et Prada. Valentino, Armani too. Merde I love them Jimmy Choo … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Fashion Pack (1979)

Amanda Lear’s Fashion Pack disco hit charted during the summer of 1979. The song is about the fashionable lifestyle of Studio 54 denizens, and includes references to Yves St. Laurent, Lou Lou Falaise, Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily… It was … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Take Back Your Mink (1955)

The burlesque number Take Back Your Mink was written by Frank Loesser, composer and lyricist for Guys and Dolls which premiered on Broadway in 1950. The play’s writer Abe Burrows was selected as the winner of the 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Drama but because he … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Point of No Return by Nu Shooz (1986)

I am bending the rules with this addition because the song isn’t about fashion, but the video uses stop motion to animate a lot of shoes and sneakers – and after all, the band’s name is Nu Shooz… The band … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy (1950)

The Chatanooga Shoe Shine Boy by Red Foley was at the top of charts in 1950, and was later covered by other artists, including Frank Sinatra, Pat Boone, and Bing Crosby. Have you ever passed the corner of Fourth and … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Them Terrible Boots (1963)

The Orlons were formed in a Philadelphia high school in 1960. They called themselves The Orlons (after the synthetic fibre) because a popular group at their school called themselves The Cashmeres. After singing back-up for other performers, The Orlons recorded … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Bustle Fluffah (2012)

A fun video by the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 2012

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Fashion in Song – The Hat My Father Wore on St. Patrick’s Day (1909)

First recorded by Billy Murray, 1909, the song was revived 40 years later by Gene Kelly in the 1949 film Take Me Out to the Ballgame. “Where did you get that hat?” folks ask me every day “Isn’t it a … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – You Dyed Your Hair Chartreuse (1951)

Recorded by Louis Jordan and the Tympany Five on August 15, 1950, Chartreuse was released early the next year. You’re a freckled gal You’re a pug-nosed cutey, sweet as Charlotte Russe You’ve got big blue eyes So I ask you … Continue reading

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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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