fashion playlist

projects — Danielle on April 21, 2007 at 10:27 am

I like collecting songs about the fashion industry, but still my list is not quite long enough for a proper playlist, which to my mind should be 12-18 songs. If you have any to add, let me know!

David Bowie – Fashion well, obviously

Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy the perfect early 90s supermodel song

The Kinks – A Dedicated Follower of Fashion I haven’t heard this one yet (iTunes doesn’t have it grrr) but found it via Fops and Dandies a new favourite fashion blog.

Leonard Cohen – First we take Manhattan the best cynical fashion industry song. (Actually most of them are cynical, sarcastic, or almost parodies, aren’t they?) I like the version sung by Jennifer Warne.

Joel Plaskett Emergency – Fashionable People heard this one on Jian Ghomeshi’s new CBC show Q. It has a line I love – fashionable people, doing questionable things.

I think to qualify the song either has to have the word “Fashion” in it or directly reference the fashion industry somehow. Does anyone have any additions to the playlist?

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    1. Ha! I believe you’ve left out what MH and I would believe to be the most important; Bryan Adams, The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me is You. We played copious amounts of Bryan in the lab last year, no doubt pissing off our rap-loving classmates to no end. But whoever arrives first rules the stereo, right? ;)

      Comment by Eleanor — April 22 2007 @ 2:38 am
    2. Oh my… now I have to listen to Bryan Adams again. Thanks for reminding me again why I didn’t work in the lab – between 50 Cent and Bryan Adams, musical taste at Ryerson is a contentious issue at best.

      I’m beginning to think listening to this playlist all the way through may be dangerous.

      Speaking of fashion soundtracks, I’ve been alerted that the Lagerfield’s got one too –

      Comment by Danielle — April 22 2007 @ 8:30 am
    3. We used to make Elisa listen to “Fitty” (sp?) on her headphones. I just cannot handle that shit. Checking out the link now…

      Comment by Eleanor — April 22 2007 @ 1:15 pm
    4. I just wanted to add, from my new favorite album, Of Montreal’s “Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?”…it’s not necessarily fashion related, but sort of? Anyway, the song is “Suffer for Fashion.”

      Comment by Tiff — April 25 2007 @ 10:57 pm
    5. What? No Pet Shop Boys? Erasure? Yaz? Flying Lizards?

      I think my quintessential fashion song is “Money (It’s What I Want”. Flying Lizards did an industrial cover of the Beatles song in the mid- to late- 80s. I don’t know why I’m stuck on it. It’s so overplayed. But, it’s good walk, pose, and chantay music.

      Oooh! Yeah… where’s the RuPaul love, eh? Supermodel? C’mon ya can’t tell me you don’t like that one, too.

      Viva Glam!

      Comment by J C Sprowls — April 27 2007 @ 10:58 pm
    6. Thanks Tiff and J C Sprowls – I’ll have to hop on the itunes and check these things out.

      JC – I’m stuck on the money song too, it never occured to me that it was fashiony.

      Comment by Danielle — April 29 2007 @ 7:23 am
    7. What about Cake’s “Short Skirt/Long Jacket”? I love that song – they do a good job of getting the style of the imaginary chick nailed.

      Comment by Emily — May 26 2007 @ 1:26 pm
    8. I’m a bit late here, however, Fashion Rules by Chicks On Speed is a wonderful fashion song. Also, Underwear by Pulp has a small reference to fashion (If fashion is your trade, then when you’re naked, I guess you must be unemployed yeah)

      Comment by Jen — June 7 2007 @ 5:18 pm
    9. Emily – Cake did a whole album called Fashion Nugget didn’t they? I think I get that now.

      Thank you Jen I’ve never heard this song I shall check it out =D

      Comment by Danielle — June 7 2007 @ 9:10 pm
    10. […] Recapping from my original post… […]

    11. There are a lot songs about fashion:

      Visage-Fade to Gray
      Jill Sobule-Supermodel
      RuPaul-Supermodel(you better work)
      Jimmy James-Fashionista
      America’s top model theme
      Papas Fritas-way you walk
      Jay Z-change clothes
      Sufjan Stevens-that dress looks nice on you
      Suede-she’s in fashion
      Kraftwerk-robots,showroom dummies
      Same Same-supermodel
      Polaroid-so damn beautiful
      Peter Bjorn&John-young folks
      My dying bride-heroine chic
      Mickey Avalon-So rich so pretty (MY FAV!!!!)
      Kanye West-all falls down
      Kanye West-Stronger
      Imagination-just an illusion
      Klaxons-golden skans
      Garbage-you look so fine
      Funkerman-sexy people
      Jimmy Hendrix-foxy lady
      Bratz-ooooh fashion
      Lindstrom and Prinz Thomas-mighty girl
      The Knife-heartbeats
      New Young Pony Club-the bomb
      Goldfrapp-ooh la la
      DJ Shadow-backstage girl
      Soundtrack The Devil wears Prada-Tre tres Chic
      Help she can’t swim-are you feeling fashionable
      Colder-to the music
      RuPaul-looking good feeling gorgeous
      The Cribs-hey scenesters
      Madonna-Vogue,Runway lover,Human nature
      The Flirts-Passion
      Chicks on Speed-Glamour girl
      Felix da Housecat-ready to wear
      Phoenix-victim of the crime
      Primal Scream-some velvet morning(with Kate Moss)
      U2-she moves in mysterious ways
      Kelis-like you
      Justin Timberlake-sexyback
      Scissor sisters-filthy gorgeous
      Diana Ross-upside down
      E.L.O.-evil woman

      Comment by Helena — July 14 2007 @ 11:29 am
    12. Eden’s crush-glamorous life
      T Funk ft Inaya Days-Glamorous life
      Sheila E-Glamorous life
      Sia-breathe me
      Silverchair-Ana’s song
      New Order-crystal
      Oasis-champagne supernova
      Keziah Jones-beautiful Emily
      George Michael-too funky,flawless
      Pretty Ricky-should’ve been a model

      Comment by Helena — July 14 2007 @ 11:37 am
    13. […] post shall hereafter bear the brunt of all future edits to the fashion playlist. A list, that once I asked for submissions, turned into a most exhaustive and wonderful thing. Thanks to everyone who made suggestions, and if […]

    14. How about Fergie

      Labels & Love

      also Jennifer Hudson “All dressed up in love” Both in SATC soundtrack, which is so awsome.

      Comment by Eva — March 6 2009 @ 9:54 am

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