Music The Best Songs About Clothes  

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Music and fashion have always gone hand in hand, so it makes perfect sense that there are a lot of songs about clothing. Rock stars and musicians need to look as good as they sound, and their fashion sense is often the subject of their songs themselves. With this list, you can find songs that address just about any item in your closest, whether it's a specific piece or an entire ensemble. Try on some of these tunes and hear which ones never go out of style. 

Sartorial songs are nothing new. “Short Shorts” was a hit single by the rock ‘n roll group the Royal Teens back in the '50s, and the term is still used to describe, well, short shorts. “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” was a No. 1 hit single for Nancy Sinatra in the '60s, and remains by far her most popular song to this day.

Which of these songs would you let influence your wardrobe? Vote up your favorite songs about clothes below! If there's a song you love that isn't on the list, go ahead and add it to the list!

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Elvis Presley

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Prince, The Revolution

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Paul McCartney

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Bruce Springsteen

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Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Wanz

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Run–D.M.C.

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Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention

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Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z

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Neil Diamond

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KC & The Sunshine Band

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The Presidents of the United States of America

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The Pretenders

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3 1
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The Donnas

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2 0
fishnets and cigarettes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Clothes
Larry Torre added NY Dolls

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Nelly, St. Lunatics

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Stockings -Suzanne Vega is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Clothes
Larry Torre added

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Watching The Cothes Go Round -... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs About Clothes

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Larry Torre added Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Elvis Costello

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Three Button Hand Me Down - Th... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs About Clothes

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The Smiths

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Lana Del Rey

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Pharrell Williams, Jay-Z

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Meat Puppets

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Dodie Stevens

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The Everly Brothers

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Fleet Foxes

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Sinéad O'Connor

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Outkast, Jazze Pha, Sleepy Brown

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Destiny's Child

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Arkells

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John Grant

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Gordon Lightfoot

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Bob Dylan, The Band