Jewelry The Best Songs About Jewelry  

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They say that “diamonds are a girl's best friend,” but jewelry seems to be a musician's best muse. Some of the best songs about jewelry reference specific jewels in their titles, but other good jewelry songs talk about rings, necklaces, iced out chains, and bracelets in their lyrics.

In 2008, Beyonce released the jewelry anthem, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and Prince had a hit with “Diamonds and Pearls” in 1991. “You know that we are living in a material world/And I am a material girl,” Madonna sang on her track, “Material Girl.” She was clad with diamonds in the video for this 1984 hit single.

Run the Jewels' self-titled track also appears on this list of the top songs about jewelry, as does “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by The Beatles. The jewelry mentioned in these songs can be metaphorical like "Diamonds" by Rihanna, but many of these songs are about literal precious stones and metals. On Big Sean's "First Chain," the rapper recalls when Kanye West gave him his first gold chain. 

Do you have a favorite song about jewelry? Vote up the tracks you think shine brightest and add any we may have missed.
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18 8
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Madonna

2
17 8
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18 9
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18 9
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5
12 4
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Shirley Bassey

6
11 4
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8 4
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Rihanna

8
6 2
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3 0
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10
5 3
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David Bowie

11
4 2
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Soul Asylum

12
4 2
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ABBA, Studio 99

13
4 2
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Iron & Wine

14
4 2
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Sheryl Crow

15
3 1
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8 7
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Run the Jewels

17
8 7
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Transplants

18
3 2
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The Everly Brothers

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3 2
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Less Than Jake

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3 2
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2 1
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6 6
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Lady Gaga

23
4 4
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Sade

24
2 2
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2 3
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2 3
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2 3
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Big Sean f/Nas, Kid Cudi

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4 6
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The Notorious B.I.G.

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3 5
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The Jackson 5

30
2 4
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1 3
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Rick Ross, Stalley