People have been passionate about fashion for centuries. Clothing and style have always been a way to express oneself, and over the years, there have been countless songs written about it. Here are 20 of our favorites that will have you dancing in your clothes and dreaming about the latest runway trends.
Vogue – Madonna
“Vogue” is a song by American singer Madonna. It was released as the lead single from her 1990 album of the same name. The song became Madonna’s eighth number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in over 30 countries. “Vogue” remains one of Madonna’s most iconic and popular songs, with many critics praised its dance remixes and music video. The song is based on Parisian ballroom culture of the late 1980s, with references to old Hollywood glamour.
Fashion Beats – The Black Eyed Peas
“Fashion Beats” is a song by American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, from their sixth studio album, The E.N.D. The song was released as the fourth single from the album on August 24, 2009. Written by group members will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Fergie, and produced by Will.i.am, “Fashion Beats” is an uptempo dance-pop and electro house song with influences of Chicago house and features synth beats throughout its composition. The song’s lyrics deal with the idea of self-expression through fashion and state that clothing choices are more important than musical genres.
Fashion – David Bowie
“Fashion” by David Bowie is a quintessential 1980s song. The lyrics are playful and campy, yet they also contain a sharp edge of commentary on the superficiality of the fashion world. Bowie’s characteristically enigmatic vocal performance adds to the song’s overall allure. The result is a timeless track that has remained popular for over three decades.
“Fashion” was released as the lead single from Bowie’s 13th studio album, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). The album was a critical and commercial success, reaching the top of the UK Albums Chart and selling over two million copies in the United States.
Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
Sharp Dressed Man is a song by the American rock band ZZ Top. It was released in 1983 as the lead single from their album Eliminator. The song was written by band members Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill, and it was produced by band member Frank Beard. The song features simple lyrics and a catchy guitar riff, and it became one of the band’s most successful singles. It peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song has been used in a variety of films and television shows, and it was ranked at number 446 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Dedicated Follower of Fashion – The Kinks
“Dedicated Follower of Fashion” is a 1966 song by The Kinks. It was released as the lead single from their album Face to Face. The song is about a man who is desperately trying to keep up with the latest fashion trends, but he always seems to be one step behind. Despite his best efforts, he is always ridiculed by the “in crowd” for his outdated clothing. In the end, he comes to the realization that it is better to be your own person than to blindly follow the latest trends. “Dedicated Follower of Fashion” was a commercial success for The Kinks, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart. In addition, the song has been praised by critics for its sharp satire and clever lyrics. Today, it is considered one of The Kinks’ most iconic songs.
Undone (The Sweater Song) – Weezer
Weezer’s “Undone (The Sweater Song)” is a song about feeling overwhelmed and underprepared. The protagonist is trying to make sense of their life and their place in the world, but they feel like they’re constantly coming up short. The lyrics touch on themes of anxiety, depression, and self-doubt, all of which are relatable for many people. The song’s catchy melody and accessible lyrics have helped it to become one of Weezer’s most popular songs, and it has been covered by various artists over the years. Whether you’re struggling with mental health issues or just feeling a little lost, “Undone (The Sweater Song)” is a song that can offer comfort and understanding.
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ is a song by fashion designer Nancy Sinatra. The song was released in 1966 and became an instant hit, reaching the top of the charts in several countries. The song is about a woman who is fed up with her man and decides to take matters into her own hands. The lyrics are empowering and relatable, and the catchy tune makes it impossible to forget. Over the years, the song has been covered by many artists, including Madonna and Jessica Simpson. However, it is Sinatra’s version that remains the most popular and well-known. These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ is a timeless classic that perfectly captures the spirit of independence.
Devil with a Blue Dress On – Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
Devil with a Blue Dress On is a song by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels that was released in 1966. The song became a hit, reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is notable for its catchy hook and driving beat. The lyrics tell the story of a man who is tempted by a woman wearing a blue dress. The woman in the song is likely a metaphor for temptation or sin. Despite the subject matter, the song is upbeat and catchy, making it a classic of 1960s pop music.
Fashion! – Lady Gaga
“Fashion!” is a song by American singer Lady Gaga. It was released as the lead single from her debut studio album, The Fame (2008). The song was written by Gaga, RedOne, and Akon, and produced by RedOne. The song was inspired by Gaga’s love of fashion and her struggles in the fashion industry. The song is an uptempo dance-pop track with synth-pop influences. The song deals with the topic of self-acceptance and individualism. Gaga has said that the song is about “celebrating your own uniqueness”.
Blue Jeans – Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans” is a song about fashion, specifically the designer jeans that were popular in the early 2000s. The song references several high-end brands, including Gucci, Prada, and Dior, and employs fashion imagery throughout the lyrics. For example, Del Rey compares herself to a “model in a magazine” and a “mannequin” in the chorus. In addition, the song makes use of blue jeans as a metaphor for the shallowness of the fashion world. Despite its criticism of the industry, “Blue Jeans” is ultimately a celebration of style and self-expression. With its catchy melody and sleek production, the song is a perfect example of Lana Del Rey’s signature sound.
Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
Blue Velvet is a song by Bobby Vinton that was released in 1963. The song was originally recorded by Fashion, an American R&B group, but Vinton’s version quickly became a pop sensation. The song is best known for its velvety smooth sound and its sultry, suggestive lyrics. While the song’s title may evoke images of blue satin sheets and romantic interludes, the lyrics actually describe a more sinister side of desire, with references to ” curtains drawn for you and me” and ” shadows playing on the wall.” Despite its dark undertones, Blue Velvet remains a timeless classic, thanks to its catchy melody and unforgettable chorus.
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
Blue Suede Shoes was released in 1956 by Elvis Presley, and it immediately became a sensation. The catchy tune and simplistic lyrics made it a hit with both teenage audiences and adults, and it quickly rose to the top of the charts. The song is credited with helping to popularize rock and roll, and it has been covered by numerous artists over the years. Today, it remains one of Elvis Presley’s most enduring hits, and its legacy continues to influence popular music.
Forever In Blue Jeans – Neil Diamond
Forever in blue jeans is a song recorded by Neil Diamond. It was released in 1978 as a single from his album You Don’t Bring Me Flowers. The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 2 on the Cash Box Top 100. The song has been covered by many artists, including Billy Joel, Dolly Parton, and Stevie Wonder. The lyrics of the song describe a man’s love for a woman who is always there for him, no matter what he is going through.
Cut Your Hair – Pavement
Pavement’s “Cut Your Hair” is a song about the pressures of conformity and the temptations of materialism. The lyrics paint a picture of a young person who is caught between two worlds: the world of their dreams, and the world of reality. On the one hand, they long to be free from the constraints of society and to pursue their own dreams. On the other hand, they are faced with the pressure to conform to societal norms and pursue a more conventional lifestyle.
Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend – Marilyn Monroe
“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” is a song written by Jule Styne and Leo Robin for the 1949MGmusical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The song was introduced by Carol Channing in the original Broadway production, which ran for 740 performances. It was sung by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. In the opening verse of the song, Monroe describes how diamonds are a girl’s best friend and how other precious stones are like friends, but “they won’t last a day without diamonds.”
She’s In Fashion – Suede
Suede’s “She’s In Fashion” is a song about the shallowness of the fashion industry and the people who populate it. The lyrics are biting and sarcastic, painting a picture of a world where the image is everything and substance means nothing. The music is dark and brooding, with a thumping bassline that gives the song an underlying sense of menace. It’s a song that perfectly captures the seediness of the fashion industry, and it’s sure to make you think twice about ever attending another fashion show again.
Blazin – Nicki Minaj
Published in 2010, “Blazin” is a song by American rapper Nicki Minaj. The track features guest vocals from fellow American rapper Kanye West and is produced by Chase N. Cashe and Needlz. It is the fifth single from Minaj’s debut studio album, Pink Friday (2010). Musically, “Blazin” is an up-tempo hip hop song that contains elements of R&B. The song’s lyrics revolve around materialism and taunting rival gangs. Upon its release, “Blazin” received positive reviews from music critics, with many praising Minaj’s verse and the production.
Fashion Killa – A$AP Rocky
Fashion Killa by A$AP Rocky is a song about, you guessed it, fashion. In the song, Rocky raps about how he is attracted to girls who are well-dressed. He name-drops a number of high-end designers and labels, and even includes a helpful shopping list for his would-be fashion victims. While the song is certainly frivolous, it also contains a serious message about the power of clothing. In a world where first impressions are everything, fashion can be used as a tool to attract attention and get ahead. For better or worse, the way we dress often says more about us than words ever could. So whether you’re dressing to kill or just looking for some new clothes, remember that fashion always makes a statement.
Old Fashioned – Panic! at the Disco
Old Fashioned is a song by American rock band Panic! at the Disco. It was released as the second single from their fifth studio album, Death of a Bachelor (2016). The song was written by band members Brendon Urie and Jake Sinclair, with production handled by Mike Crook. The song is a mid-tempo pop rock ballad with influences from Motown and doo-wop music. The lyrics of the song speak about wanting an old-fashioned love, one that is simple and pure. Panic! at the Disco has stated that the song was inspired by classic songs such as “Stand by Me” and “Earth Angel”.
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy – Queen
“Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy” is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury and released on their fourth album, A Night at the Opera, in 1975. The song is an ode to old-fashioned romance, and its lyrics reflect Mercury’s own flamboyant personality. The song begins with a simple piano melody, which is soon joined by electric guitars and a bassline. The chorus features Mercury’s powerful vocal performance, accompanied by a choir of backing singers.