Saturday, December 22, 2007

SONGS ABOUT THINGS YOU... WEAR



1) CLOTHES & FOOT WEAR


BERET

Ballad Of The Green Berets-SSGT BARRY SADLER (1966)
Raspberry Beret-PRINCE (1985)


BIKINI

California Girls-BEACH BOYS (1965), DAVID LEE ROTH (1985 / I dig a French bikini on a Hawaiian island doll)
I Feel Better Than James Brown-WAS (NOT WAS) (CIA men dressed in bikinis) (1990)
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini-BRIAN HYLAND (1960)
Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer-NAT KING COLE (1963 /and on the beach youll see the girls in their bikinis)


BOOTS

Going Back To My Roots-RITCHIE HAVENS (1980)
These Boots Are Made For Walking-NANCY SINATRA (1966)
Fools Gold-STONE ROSES (1989 / the Marquis de Sade never made no boots like these)
Rain-TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY (1987 / snap on you wet boots - also: raincoat)


CAP

I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That-ELTON JOHN (1988 / don’t wanna be a feather in your cap)


CASHMERE

Pink Sunshine-WE'VE GOT A FUZZBOX AND WE'RE GONNA USE IT (1989 / no blue jean Hamlets and no cashmere Romeos)


COAT

Burning Down The House-TALKING HEADS (you might need a raincoat)
The Man In The Raincoat-PRISCILLA WRIGHT
Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)-EURYTHMICS (I wanted a new mink coat)
I Don’t Wanna Go To Chelsea-ELVIS COSTELLO (dressed in white coats)
Levi Stubbs Tears-BILLY BRAGG (she ran away from home in her mothers best coat)
Man In The Mirror-MICHAEL JACKSON (as I turn up the collar on my favourite winter coat)
Pretty In Pink-PSYCHEDELIC FURS (her lovers walk through in their coats)
Rain-T.T. D’ARBY (put on your raincoat - also: boots)
The Rain-ORAN JUICE JONES (let me hang up that coat)
Shine On-HOUSE OF LOVE (there’s nothing real just a coat of arms)
Subterranean Homesick Blues-BOB DYLAN (the man in the trench coat)
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore-WALKER BROTHERS (Loneliness is the coat you wear)


COLLAR (SHIRT)

Blue Collar Man-STYX
Killermont Street-AZTEC CAMERA (with collar upturned)
Lipstick On Your Collar-CONNIE FRANCIS (1959)
Man In The Mirror-MICHAEL JACKSON (as I turn up the collar on my favourite winter coat)
Private Dancer-TINA TURNER (let me loosen up your collar)
Sound Of Silence-SIMON & GARFUNKEL (I turned my collar to the cold & damp)


COSTUME

Games Without Frontiers-PETER GABRIEL (1980 / dressing up in costumes, playing silly games)


DRESS

Breakfast In Bed-UB40 feat. CHRISSIE HYNDE (baby you can dry the tears on my dress)
Hangin’ Around-STRANGLERS (Big girl in the red dress)
Long Cool Woman[In A Black Dress] -THE HOLLIES
Mary Jane’s Last Dance-TOM PETTY (put on that party dress - also: underwear)
MacArthur Park-RICHARD HARRIS (1968), DONNA SUMMER (1978 / I recall the yellow cotton dress)
The River-BRUCE (no wedding dress)
Roxanne-POLICE (you don’t have to wear that dress tonight)
2CV-LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS (I was impressed by her casual dress)
Year Of The Cat-AL STEWART (she comes out of the sun in a silk dress)


FEZ (HEAD)

The Fez-STEELY DAN (1976)


GLOVE (HAND-ARM)

Abracadabra-STEVE MILLER BAND (1982 / with the touch of a velvet glove)
Love Glove-VISAGE (1984)
Lover Why-CENTURY (1985 / I'm keepin' memories inside a woollen glove)
Somewhere In My Heart-AZTEC CAMERA (1988 / ambition & love wearing boxing gloves)
True Blue-MADONNA (1986 / your heart fits me like a glove)
Valotte-JULIAN LENNON (1984 / it fits so tight, closer than a glove)


HIGH HEELS (SHOES-BOOTS)

Free Your Mind-EN VOGUE
Get Back-BEATLES (wearing her high heel shoes and her low neck sweater)
Hurt’s So Good-JOHN MELLENCAMP
I Want That Man-DEBBIE HARRY (I wanna pair of pink high heels)
Neh Nah Nah-VAYA CON DIOS
The Way You Make Me Feel-MICHAEL JACKSON (hey pretty baby with the high heels on)


JACKET

Downbound Train-BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (put on my jacket)
I Feel Love-LL COOL J (I’ll lay down my jacket)
I.G.Y.-DON FAGEN (there ‘ll be spandex jackets one for everyone)
Hi! My Name Is-EMINEM (jacket zipped of)
Nice in Nice-THE STRANGLERS (once she wore leather jackets...(diamond rings)
Point Blank-BRUCE
This Is England-THE CLASH (I’ve got my motorcycle jacket)


JEANS

Americanos-HOLLY JOHNSON (Blue Jeans and Chinos)
Baby Got Back-SIR-MIX-A-LOT (1992 /Deep in the jeans she's wearing)
Blue Jean Blues-ZZ TOP
Chuck E's In Love-RICKY LEE JONES (1979 / Where's his jacket and his old blue jeans)
C’mon Everybody-EDDIE COCHRAN (I got some money in my jeans)
Crocodile Rock-ELTON JOHN (old blue jean)
Do The Strand-ROXY MUSIC (in furs or blue jeans)
I Can’t Dance-GENESIS (blue jeans sitting on the beach)
Jeans On-DAVID DUNDAS
First Be A Woman-E. O’MALEY
Forever In Blue Jeans-NEIL DIAMOND
House Of The Rising Sun-ANIMALS (blue jeans)
Maxine-DON FAGEN (in jeans and pearls)
Music Time-STYX (girls in tight jeans)
Pink Sunshine-FUZZBOX (no blue jean Hamlets no cashmere Romeos)
Revival-EYRUTHMICS (washed up and faded like a dirty old pair of jeans)
Rock On-DAVID ESSEX (blue jean baby queen)
Twistin’ The Night Away-SAM COOKE (here’s a fellow in blue jeans)
Velcro Fly-ZZ TOP (look at the hooks on your pants.. ...hold the seams of your fine blue jeans)
What It Feels Like For A Girl-MADONNA (tight blue jeans)

also see:
Τίποτα / Tipota-ΗΡΩ / IRO (blue jean ξεβαμμένο)


KILT

Modern Dance-LOU REED (2000 /In a kilt in Edinburgh)


LINGERIE

Love In An Elevator-AEROSMITH (1989 / lingerie second floor)


NEGLIGEE

Centerfold-J. GEILS BAND (1981 / to see her in that negligee is really just too much)


PANTS

Boom! There She Was-SCRITTI POLITTI (1988 / a Gaultier pants)
Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got, To Get What She Wants) -JAMES BROWN (1971)
It’s Still Rock’n’roll To Me-BILLY JOEL (a bright orange pair of pants - also see: sneakers)
I’ll Be Good To You-Q. JONES feat. R.CHARLES & CHAKA KHAN (turn my pants upside down)
Velcro Fly-ZZ TOP (hey look at the hooks on your pants)...hold the seams of your fine blue jeans)


POCKET

Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent-GWEN GUTHRIE
(1986 / we’re only wasting time if your pockets are empty)


RAGS

Car Wash-ROSE ROYCE (keep those rags & machines)
Monday Morning Blues-BREATHE (I have dreams of trading rugs to riches)
Princess In Rags-GENE PITNEY


SANDALS

Love For Real-EVERLAST feat. N'DEA DAVENPORT (2000 / she wore sandals on her feet)


SHIRT

Button Off My Shirt-PAUL CARRACK
Christian-CHINA CRISIS (a torn shirt)
Election Day-ARCADIA (pull my shirt off)
500 Miles-HOOTERS (not a shirt on my back)
La Camisa Negra-JUANES (2004)


SHOES

Beast Of Burden-ROLLING STONES (1978 / no shoes on my feet)
King Of Rock’n’roll-PREFAB SPROUT (up from suede shoes my baby blues)
Meet El Presidente-DURAN DURAN (high heeled shoes (1987 / song about Margaret Thatcher)
Revolution Baby-TRANSVISION VAMP (high heeled shoes)
Shame-EURYTHMICS (with yer brand new shoes)
Sowing The Seeds Of Love-TEARS FOR FEARS (mud on your shoes)
Twist In My Sobriety-TANITA TIKARAM (All Gods children need traveling shoes)


SKIRT (φούστα)

Funky Nassau-BEGINNING OF THE END (mini skirts, maxi skirts)
Short Skirt Long Jacket-FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS
Walk This Way-RUN DMC (little skirt hanging up her knee)


SLEEVE

I Say Nothing-VOICE OF THE BEEHIVE (wear it on my sleeve)


SNEAKERS

Beach Baby-FIRST CLASS (1974 / with beat up sneakers and a pony tail)
High Heel Sneakers-JERRY LEE LEWIS
It’s Still Rock’n’roll To Me-BILLY JOEL (1980 / you get more mileage from a cheap pair of sneakers)


SOBRERO (HEAD)

Saddle Up-DAVID CHRISTIE (1982)


SOCKS

Eleanor Rigby-THE BEATLES (1966 / look at him working, darning his socks in the night)


STOCKINGS

Bad Medicine-BON JOVI (wrapped in stockings and a dress)
Fluorescent Adolescent-ARCTIC MONKEYS (you used to get in your fishnets, now you only get in your night dress)
Tom’s Diner-SUZANNE VEGA
Undercover Agent For The Blues-TONY JOE WHITE (I was blinded by the blackness of her long silk stockings)
Waltz Darling-MALCOLM McLAREN (in my stockings)


SUIT

Middle Of The Road-PRETENDERS (1983 / big diamond rings & silk suits)
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth-REM (you wore our expectations like an armored suit)


SUSPENDERS

Y Viva Suspenders-JUDGE DREAD (1976)


SWEATER

Get Back-BEATLES (1969 / wearing her high heel shoes & her low neck sweater)


TIE

Let’s Go-EURYTHMICS (he had a red silk tie)
Typical Male-TINA TURNER (loosen up the silken tie)


TOUPEE (HEAD)

Incommunicado-MARILLION (a toupee on the cabaret scene)


TROUSERS

Baggy Trousers-MADNESS (1980)
Black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots-VAUGHN MONROE
Never Let Me Down Again-DEPECHE MODE (1987 / as long as I remember who’s wearing the trousers)


TUXEDO

Bad Sneakers-STEELY DAN (white tuxedo)
I Feel Better Than James Brown-WAS (NOT WAS) (1990 / tuxedoed dolphins bring you breakfast)


UNDERWEAR

Mary Jane’s Last Dance-TOM PETTY (1993 / she’s standing in her underwear)


VEIL

Long Black Veil-BARRY WHITE
Mandinka-SINEAD O’CONNOR (I’m dancing the seven veils)


2) JEWELRY YOU WEAR


BRACELET

Woman Of The Rings-ERIC BURDON (I still have your bracelet on my wrist)


CHAIN

Dreadlock Holiday-10cc (silver chain)


CROWN (HEAD)

King Without A Crown-ABC
Learning To Fly-TOM PETTY (break your heart steal your crown)


DIAMONDS (see also rings)

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend-MARILYN MONROE
Diamonds Are Forever-SHIRLEY BASSEY
Forever Young-ALPHAVILLE (1984 / diamonds are forever)
Where Do You Go To My Lovely-PETER SARSTEDT(the diamonds and pearls in your hair)


EARRINGS (HEAD)

Green Earrings-STEELY DAN (1976)


RING

Can’t Buy Me Love-BEATLES (diamond ring)
Can’t Give You Anything-STYLISTICS (diamond rings)
Express Yourself-MADONNA (you don’t need diamond rings or eighteen carat gold)
For Your Love-YARDBIRDS (diamond rings)
I Got You Babe-SONNY & CHER (I got you to wear my ring)
In Too Deep-DEAD OR ALIVE (I could buy you ten real diamond rings)
It’s My Party-LESLEY GORE (Judy’s wearing his ring)
La La Means I Love You-DEL-FONICS (I don’t wear a diamond ring)
Middle Of The Road-PRETENDERS (big diamond rings & silk suits)
Nice In Nice-THE STRANGLERS (she’s got diamond rings from her dad)
Rose Garden-LYNN ANDERSON (I could promise you things like big diamond rings)
Sweet Sixteen-BILLY IDOL (engagement ring)
This Diamond Ring-GARY LEWIS
Ticket To Heaven-DIRE STRAITS (with the diamond ring)
Twistin’ The Night Away-SAM COOKE (diamond rings)
What’d I Say-RAY CHARLES (see the girl with the diamond ring)
Wrapped Around Your Finger-POLICE (starring at the ring on your finger)


WATCH

Heart Of The City-MARTIN STEPHENSON (show me a mug with wristwatch as big as his hand)


3) OTHER THINGS YOU "WEAR"


BRACES

Drop The Boy-BROS (1988 / no more braces on my teeth)


COLOGNE

Condition Of The Heart-PRINCE (1985 / she would wear the same cologne as you)


CONTACT LENS (HEAD)

Sex Laws-BECK (1999 / Contact lens)


FEATHERS (HEAD)

Lola-KINKS (1970 / yellow feathers in her hair)


GLASSES (HEAD)

The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades-TIMBUK 3 (he wears dark glasses... shades)
Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)-LEO SAYER (1975)
Sunglasses At Night-COREY HART (1984)


HEADPHONES (HEAD)

Playboy-ADAM ANT (1983)


HELMET (HEAD)

Space Oddity-DAVID BOWIE (put your helmet on)
The Unknown Soldier-DOORS (bullet strikes the helmet’s head)


LIPSTICK

Girls On Film-DURAN DURAN (1981 / lipstick cherry)
Punish Me With Kisses-THE CURE (I write my name in lipstick on the mirror as I leave)


MAKE UP

Johnny’s Not Here-LOVE & MONEY (Sweet shipwrecked 17 with her makeup all over her face)
Roxanne-POLICE (1978)
Unpretty-TLC (1999)


MASCARA

Electric Guitars-PREFAB SPROUT (Mascara meltdown)


MASK (HEAD)

He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)-ALICE COOPER (1986)
The Last To Know-JOHNNY HATES JAZZ (behind the mask you wore)
Time Will Crawl-DAVID BOWIE (when your mask went on)


PERFUME

Bell Bottomed Tear-BEAUTIFUL SOUTH (this is the perfume I wore)
Caribbean Queen-BILLY OCEAN (1984 / I get so excited just from her perfume)
I Want You-SAVAGE GARDEN (a smell of perfume)
Rock Me Tonight-FREDDIE JACKSON (the perfume you wear)
Something Stupid-FRANK & NANCY SINATRA (your perfume fills my head)


4) VARIOUS "CLOTHES" SONGS

All The Young Dudes-MOTT THE HOOPLE (stealing clothes from MARKS & SPARKS)
Bad Young Brother-DEREK B (we wear fresh fly Adidas... black 501’s Versace leather jackets)
Bang Bang-CHER (you wore black & I wore white)
Big Shot-BILLY JOEL (in your fine Park Avenue clothes)
The Boxer-SIMON & GARFUNKEL (winter clothes)
Call Me-BLONDIE (wrap me in designer sheets)
Dirty Laundry-DON HENLEY
Dance Away-ROXY MUSIC (you’re dressed to kill)
Dress You Up-MADONNA (dress you up with my love... let me cover you with velvet kisses)
Fool (If You Think It’s Over)-CHRIS REA (all dressed in black)
He’s The Greatest Dancer-SISTER SLEDGE (finest clothes (Gucci, Fiorucci... dressed to kill)
I Like You In Velvet-MALCOLM McLAREN (skirt, coat)
I’m Waiting For The Man-VELVET UNDERGROUND (dressed in black)
In These Shoes-KIRSTY McCALL (dressed to kill)
It’s Still Rock’n’roll To Me-BILLY JOEL (what’s the matter with the clothes I’m wearing)
Living La Vida Loca-RICKY MARTIN (she ‘ll make you take your clothes off and)
Meet El Presidente-DURAN DURAN (dressed in flimsy clothing use your lipstick line)
My Love Is My...-WATERBOYS (2000 / dressed like a scarecrow)
Ooh To Be Ah-KAJAGOOGOO (clothes in Vogue)
Painted Black-ROLLING STONES (girls go by dressed in their summer clothes)
P.I.M.P.-50 CENT (2003 / She got a thing for that Gucci, that Fendi, that Prada that BCBG, Burberry, Dolce and Gabana)
Puttin’ On The Ritz-TACO (dressed up like a million dollar trouper.... and others)
San Francisco-SCOTT MACKENZIE (be sure to wear some flowers in your hair)
Sharp Dressed Man-ZZ TOP
She’s A Rainbow-ROLLING STONES (dressed in blue)
She’s Got All The Friends That Money Can Buy-CHUMBAWAMBA (Versace & Prada)
Stranger In Town-TOTO (1984 / Dressed in black was a man I didn't recognise)
Streets Of Philadelphia-BRUCE (my clothes don’t fit me no more)
Telephone Mama-GAZEBO (dressed to kill)
The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me-BRYAN ADAMS (Armani suits, Gucci shoes, Versace style)
The Boys Are Back In Town-THIN LIZZY (dressed to kill)
Tougher Than The Rest-BRUCE (you’re all dressed up in blue)
Vincent-DON McLEAN (the ragged men in ragged clothes)
Wear Your Love Like Heaven-DONOVAN
Where Do You Go To My Lovely-PETER SARSTEDT (your clothes are all made by Balmain)
Who Do You Want For Your Love-ICICLE WORKS (I have seen you standing in your Sunday best and all)
Woman In Red-STEVIE WONDER


BEING NAKED

Father Figure-GEORGE MICHAEL (to be warm(1) bold(2) and naked at my side)
The Second You Sleep-SAYBIA (leave me naked by your side)
Stripped-DEPECHE MODE (let me see you stripped down to the bone)
Torn-NATALIE IMBRUGLIA (lying naked on the floor)
&
Midsummer Nights-KENNY ROGERS (1983 / she's only wearing a smile)


SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS:

Balaclava-THE ARCTIC MONKEYS (2007 / a mask originating from Balaklava, Ukraine)
Homburg-PROCOL HARUM (1967 / a hat originating from Bad Homburg, Deutschland)


GROUPS:

BLUE MINK
CARDIGANS
DIAMONDS (Hit: Little Darlin', 1957)
RAINCOATS
SHARP TIES (Hit: Get That Beat, 1981)

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