Songs In Fashion – My Top Ten

This week’s Top Ten is fashion themed. Songs In Fashion, as in songs about clothing and dressing up, songs about fashion and things you can wear. I thought this would be an easy Top Ten, but I’m discovering quickly they never are. I could curate a couple of playlists, or more, of “fashion” songs I love. But, you have to do what you have to do – and I had to cut them down to ten. So, here it goes, My Top Ten Songs about Fashion – at least for today.

Songs In Fashion
My Top Ten
May 11, 2021

Fashion Song 1: “Fashion” by David Bowie

“Fashion” by David Bowie – from the album, Scary Monsters (1980)

“Fashion,
turn to the left.
Fashion,
turn to the right.
Ooh fashion.
We are the goon squad and we’re coming to town.
Beep-beep,
beep-beep.”

Fashion Song 2: “Red Shoes” by Throwing Muses

“Red Shoes” by Throwing Muses – from the album, The Real Ramona (1991)

“You want red,
so I got red shoes,
’cause red becomes you.
This red becomes you.”

Fashion Song 3: “Raspberry Beret” by Prince

“Raspberry Beret” by Prince – from the album, Around The World In A Day (1985)

“She wore a raspberry beret,
the kind you find in a second hand store.
Raspberry beret,
and if it was warm she wouldn’t wear much more.
Raspberry beret,
I think I love her.”

Fashion Song 4: “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Sinéad O’Connor

“The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Sinéad O’Connor – from the album, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (1990)

“Everyone can see,
what’s going on.
They laugh ’cause they know they’re untouchable,
not because what I said was wrong.”

Fashion Song 5: “Dress” by PJ Harvey

“Dress” by PJ Harvey – from the album, Dry (1992)

“Put on that dress.
I’m going out dancing.
Starting off red.
Clean and sparkling.”

Fashion Song 6: “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” by Cake

“Short Skirt/Long Jacket” by Cake – from the album, Comfort Eagle (2001)

“I want a girl with a mind like a diamond.
I want a girl who knows what’s best.
I want a girl with shoes that cut.
And eyes that burn like cigarettes.”

Fashion Song 7: “You Can Leave Your Hat On” by Joe Cocker

“You Can Leave Your Hat On” by Joe Cocker – from the album, Cocker (1986)

“You give me reason to live.”

Fashion Song 8: “Boogie Shoes” by KC & The Sunshine Band

“Boogie Shoes” by KC & The Sunshine Band – from the album, KC & The Sunshine Band (1975)

“I want to put on my my my my my,
boogie shoes,
just to boogie with you.”

Fashion Song 9: “Girls On Film” by Duran Duran

“Girls On Film” by Duran Duran – from the album, Duran Duran (1981)

“Girls on film (two minutes later).
Girls on film.
Girls on film (got your picture).
Girls on film.”

Fashion Song 10: “Leather” by Tori Amos

“Leather (live) by Tori Amos – originally from the album, Little Earthquakes (1992)

“I could just pretend that you love me,
the night would lose all sense of fear.
But why do I need you to love me,
when you can’t hold what I hold dear?


Oh God, could it be the weather?
Oh God, why am I here?
If love isn’t forever,
and it’s not the weather?
Hand me my leather.”

What fashion songs are your favorite?

Songs In Fashion: My Top Ten

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