You Wear It Well: Songs that reference items of clothing

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  1. strummer101

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    The Replacements, "Waitress in the Sky"

    "She don't wear no pants and she don't wear no tie
    Always on the ball, she's always on stride
    Struttin' up the aisle, big deal you get to fly
    You ain't nothing but a waitress in the sky"
     
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  2. lv70smusic

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    I scrolled through the thread and didn't see these two mentioned, surprising to me since they are the first two that came to my mind:

    Aretha - "Freeway of Love" opens with the line, "I knew you'd be a vision in white/How d'ya get your pants so tight."

    Sister Sledge - "He's The Greatest Dancer" is all about how the man looks and acts and contains this lyric, "He wears the finest clothes, the best designers heaven knows/Ooh, from his head down to his toes/Halston, Gucci, Fiorucci/He looks like a still, that man is dressed to kill."

    And Sylvia (Robinson) and Barry (White) surely have multiple songs where they are pleading for the object of their affections to disrobe.
     
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  3. wavertonwood

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    Happy Mondays - Loose Fit

    Don't need no skin types in my wardrobe today
    Fold them all up an' put them all away

     
  4. lv70smusic

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    Madonna - "Dress You Up" contains the line "All your suits are custom made in London."

    Sheena Easton's "Strut" contains lines that talk about wearing leather and lace and is basically a song about her rebuking a man's request that she strip and give him sexual pleasure, saying she isn't a "girl for hire."

    Sheila E's "Glamorous Life" opens with the line "She wears a long fur coat of mink."
     
  5. kiefer2

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    "I'm talkng 'bout smithereens
    Just you in a pair of jeans
    Now I know what crazy means"-"Blown Away"-Pam Tillis

    "Hung my cotton dress on rusty wire"-"Nothin' Better to Do"-Leann Rimes

    "Working all day for a mean little man
    With a clip on tie and a rub on tan"-"Hey Julie"-Fountains of Wayne

    "This shirt is old and faded
    All the color's washed away"-"This Shirt"- Mary-Chapin Carpenter

    "She wore a raspberry beret"-"Raspberry Beret"-Prince

    "I slip into my shoes and slide into the night"-"Dressed to Kill"-Cher

    "I lost a bet to a guy in a chiffon skirt, but I make these high heels work"-"Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time"-Panic! At The Disco

    "Coat of Many Colors"-Dolly Parton

    "In the summertime we didn't have shoes to wear"-"Coal Miner's Daughter-Loretta Lynn

    "Keep your filthy paws off my silky drawers"-"Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee"-Stockard Channing

    "Got half a mind to spend my whole paycheck n one of those dresses
    Those strapless black ones that are so famous for teaching lessons-"Strange"-Reba McEntire


    " stepped into a satin dancing dress that had a split in the side clean up to my hip"-"Fancy"-Bobbie Gentry


    And let's not forget the accessories!-

    "You got your hair slicked back and those Wayfarers on, Baby"-"The Boys of Summer"-Don Henley




    Now I'll be thinking of this s&%t all day!
     
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  6. unclefred

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    The Tennessee Bird Walk- Jack Blanchard

    Remember me my darling When spring is in the air
    And the bald headed birds Are whispering everywhere.
    And you can see them walkin' Southward in their dirty underwear
    Tennessee bird walk.
     
  7. HfxBob

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    Bryan Adams - The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me is You

    Horrible song I might add. :nyah:
     
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    Just implied here:
     
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  16. Pennywise

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    Alice Cooper - You Look Good In Rags

    "Forget about Vogue or them hundred dollar jeans,
    You make a two dollar T-shirt obscene."
     
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    have we had the Dan & Gaucho yet?

    Who is the gaucho amigo
    Why is he standing
    In your spangled leather poncho
    And your elevator shoes
     
  19. fretbuzzed

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    Sweet Gene Vincent

     
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  20. strummer101

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    The Kinks, "Low Budget"
    "Excuse my shoes they don't quite fit
    They're a special offer and they hurt me a bit
    Even my trousers are giving me pain
    They were reduced in a sale so I shouldn't complain
    They squeeze me so tight so I can't take no more
    They're size 28 but I take 34"

    The Kinks, "Out of the Wardrobe"
    "She wears the trousers and smokes a pipe
    And he washes up
    She helps him wipe
    'Cos when he puts on that dress he looks like a princess"
     
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    Leave it up to your imagination:
     
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