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
turn to the left.
turn to the right.
We are the goon squad and we’re coming to town.
Fashion Song 2: “Red Shoes” by Throwing Muses
“You want red,
so I got red shoes,
’cause red becomes you.
This red becomes you.”
Fashion Song 3: “Raspberry Beret” by Prince
“She wore a raspberry beret,
the kind you find in a second hand store.
and if it was warm she wouldn’t wear much more.
I think I love her.”
Fashion Song 4: “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Sinéad O’Connor
“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
“Put on that dress.
I’m going out dancing.
Starting off red.
Clean and sparkling.”
Fashion Song 6: “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” by Cake
“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 give me reason to live.”
Fashion Song 8: “Boogie Shoes” by KC & The Sunshine Band
“I want to put on my my my my my,
just to boogie with you.”
Fashion Song 9: “Girls On Film” by Duran Duran
“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
“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?