You Wear It Well: Songs that reference items of clothing

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Hollow Horse, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Derek Slazenger

    Derek Slazenger Specs, rugs & rock n roll

    Prince - Little Red Cravat
     
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  2. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    The Byrds - So You want To Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
     
  3. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Neneh Cherry, "Buffalo Stance":
    "There's the girls on the block with the nasty curls
    Wearing padded bras sucking beers through straws
    Dropping down their drawers, where did you get yours?"

    Jet, "Are You Gonna Be My Girl":
    "Big black boots"

    Bee Gees, "I Want Home":
    "Take off your dress, put on a new one
    I'm going to take you out tonight
    Put on a dress, make it a blue one
    Ev'rything's gonna be all right"
     
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  4. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise
     
  5. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    Donovan - Jersey Thursday
    Also, I guess a jersey is an item of clothing. :)
     
  6. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Taylor Swift, "Tim McGraw":
    "When you think happiness
    I hope you think that little black dress
    Think of my head on your chest
    And my old faded blue jeans"

    Elton John, "Tiny Dancer":
    "Blue-jean baby..."

    Jeannie C. Riley, "Harper Valley P.T.A.":
    "Well the note said, "Mrs. Johnson, you're wearing your dresses way too high..."
    "And they were sure surprised when Mrs. Johnson wore her miniskirt into the room..."
     
  7. Aurora

    Aurora Forum Resident

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    "Where Beauty Lives in Memory" - Dolly Parton

    She wears a dress cut low in the front
     
  8. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    and also "Thick As a Brick", which contains the stanza
    as well as the line
    There are not all that many songs that mention jockstraps, especially in prog rock.
     
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  9. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    Jeans are very popular in the world of rock, especially rock from the US.

    Here's another reference:
    Harry Chapin - I Wanna Learn a Love Song
     
  10. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    Joni Mitchell - Song For Sharon
     
  11. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Can't stop buying music.

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    Tom Waits - Goin' Out West

    I know karate, voodoo too
    I'm gonna make myself available to you
    I don't need no make up, I got real scars
    I got hair on my chest, I look good without a shirt
     
  12. Hollow Horse

    Hollow Horse To pretend to be happy could only be idiocy Thread Starter

    I know. I don't have a leg to stand on.
     
  13. Hollow Horse

    Hollow Horse To pretend to be happy could only be idiocy Thread Starter

    That ties in nicely with The Beat's 'Mirror In The Bathrobe'

    They had a habit of doing clothing-related songs having done 'Tunic To Talk To'. :whistle:
     
  14. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Can't stop buying music.

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    I Got A Rocket In My Pocket - NRBQ

    I got a rocket in my pocket and a roll in my jeans
    Now let's go someplace where we can rock a bit
    I got a rocket in my pocket and the fuse is lit
     
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  15. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

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    Todd Rundgren, "You Don't Have To Camp Around"

    "Save the satin undies, don't pluck out your eyebrows
    Stow the mincy lisping, you don't have to camp around"
     
  16. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

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    Todd Rundgren, "Party Liquor"

    "You do weird things on party liquor
    And the rude boys line up to get in her knickers
    When she's face down on party liquor"
     
  17. David Fischer

    David Fischer Forum Resident

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    Billy Joel - Keepin' The Faith

    We wore matador boots only Flagg Brothers had them with the Cuban heel/
    Iridescent socks with the same color shirt and a tight pair of chinos/
    I put on my shark skin jacket, you know the kind with the velvet collar,
    And ditty-bop shades
    Oh yeah


     
  18. GREENSLEEVES - English folk song
     
  19. NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN - The Moody Blues (1967)
     
  20. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    Elton John - First Episode At Hienton
     
  21. Raunchnroll

    Raunchnroll Forum Resident

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    Blue Jean Blues - ZZ Top
     
  22. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Old Guy Who Drinks Brown Liquor"

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    Liverpool UK


    Liam Clancy - “Fiddler’s Green”


    “Wrap me up in me oilskins and jumper.
    No more on the docks I'll be seen.
    Just tell me old shipmates I'm takin' a trip, mates
    And I'll see you one day in Fiddler's Green.”
     
  23. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

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    The Who:

    My jacket's gonna be cut and slim and checked
    Maybe a touch of seersucker, with an open neck
    I ride a G.S. scooter with my hair cut neat
    I wear my wartime coat in the wind and sleet
     
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  24. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Old Guy Who Drinks Brown Liquor"

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    Liverpool UK


    Lindisfarne - “Scarecrow Song”

    “You've cast away your coloured coat
    The illusions seemed too strong
    Now in the wintery season
    You can hear the Scarecrow Song”
     
  25. Stereosound

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    Good one. Beginning reminds me of Spellbound by AC/DC.
     
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