Many artists over the years have created songs about fashion since it is such a huge part of our lives and is a big deal to those in Hollywood. There are timeless songs dedicated to beauty and fashion, and we’re going to tell you about the top 21 songs related to fashion below!
1. Vogue – Madonna
We can’t have a list of the best songs about fashion without first mentioning Madonna and her hit song from 1990, Vogue. This song was about ballroom culture in the 1980s and old glamour and style in Hollywood; she references that in the lyrics.
Vogue was one of Madonna’s biggest hits, hitting the Billboard Hot 100 as a number-one single. It charted in more than 30 countries. When we hear this song, we can’t help but do the pose from the iconic music video and smile because of how fashion has changed throughout the years.
2. Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake Feat. Jay-Z
Suit & Tie was released in 2013 by Justin Timberlake, featuring Jay-Z. This song specifically talks about putting on a suit and tie, and taking his woman out for the night. It’s a song that has a lot of horns and percussions.
We love the mid-tempo beat of the song because it makes us want to dance, grab our partner, and have some fun at the club. What’s great about the song is that it’s inspiring and makes you want to put on your best outfit instead of sitting around your home in pajamas.
3. Fashion Beats – The Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas released Fashion Beats in 2010, a song that Fergie released because she wanted to give Blondie credit for helping her become the singer she is today.
When we hear this song, we just want to get up and dance because it’s so upbeat and even has synth beats throughout the song. This song is about using fashion to create self-expression and stresses the importance of fashion in our lives. If you hear this song, you’ll want to put on your best dancing shoes and outfit and hit the clubs.
4. Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
ZZ Top had a huge hit with Sharp Dressed Man in 1983 and was the first single from Eliminator. Both Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons wrote this song, and what we enjoy most is the guitar riff which is so catchy that it sticks in your mind long after the song is over.
This song has simple yet true lyrics, highlighting how women can’t get enough of a guy dressed up in his nicest suit and jewelry. A huge success for the band, it peaked at number eight on the Mainstream Rock Airplay chart and reached 56 on the Billboard Hot 100.
When we hear this song, we crank it up and sing along the line, “Cause every girl crazy for a sharp-dressed man.” It’s easy to imagine a guy standing in the mirror, putting on his Sunday best just to impress a girl.
5. Fashion! – Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has had many songs about fashion but Fashion! is one of her most well-known hits coming off her debut album in 2008. The inspiration behind it was that Lady Gaga had struggled previously in the fashion industry even though she loved all things fashion.
This song is very upbeat and has a lot of influences from synth-pop, so it makes us want to get up and dance every time it comes on. It’s a song about celebrating who you are and your own individual style, which makes it an even better song to just get up and show the world your moves.
6. My Adidas – Run-D.M.C.
Run-D.M.C. is a rap group that stood out in the 1980s, and the hit song My Adidas made perfect sense for this group since they wore Adidas shoes with their tracksuits. This song landed them a deal with Adidas and jumpstarted musicians getting brand endorsements.
This song mixes rap with a little rock and punk, so we’ve enjoyed hearing this song and feeling the power behind the group as they sing about shoes. What’s not to love about Run-D.M.C.? The energy they put off just makes it feel like we have adrenaline running through our veins.
7. I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
I’m Too Sexy was a hit in 1992 by Right Said Fred that dealt with fashion, and while meant to be a joke, this song turned into a hit pretty quickly for the British band. This song was mocking people at the gym and how they would dance and pose shirtless in front of the mirror.
What we loved about this song was how the video depicted the catwalk dance made famous by fashion shows. This song is one of those songs we hate to admit we love, but when it comes on the radio, we sing along to it every time.
8. Fashion – David Bowie
Fashion by David Bowie came out in 1980 and it’s a song that rips a little bit on the fashion industry and how superficial it all is. Some of the lyrics are also playful and Bowie’s vocals are enigmatic which makes us want to listen to the song even more!
This song hasn’t waned in popularity over the years and is still a song we listen to when we want a fun, campy song that is also a little tongue-in-cheek. While not everyone enjoys Bowie’s style, this song will make you a fan if you listen to the lyrics.
9. Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
The King himself, Elvis Presley, had a song that really went into fashion and style: Blue Suede Shoes. This song was released in 1956 and was a hit from the moment it was first on the radio with its simple lyrics and catchy beat.
Blue Suede Shoes is a funny song because he talks about all of the things you can do to him, such as step on his face or burn his house, but don’t step on his blue suede shoes. When we think of this song, we think of a group of teenagers dancing to it at a diner, like in Happy Days. It’s charming and a song that will continue to be a hit for decades to come.
10. These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
Nancy Sinatra was a fashion innovator, so it made sense that she would release a song about fashion called These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ in 1966. This song instantly became a hit and topped the charts in multiple countries.
When we hear this song, we just can’t help but sing along because it’s catchy, and its lyrics and beat are unforgettable. It’s relatable because the lyrics pertain to a woman who is angry and fed up with the man in her life, and she will now take it into her own hands. If you’ve ever had a cheating partner or someone who didn’t appreciate you, then you can relate to this song, which strikes a chord deep within our hearts.
11. Fashion Killa – A$AP Rocky
Rap artist A$AP Rocky released Fashion Killa in 2013, and this song delves into the details of A$AP Rocky’s style, which he has become famous for through the years. The song also talks about how his woman has great fashion sense and knows how to look better than anyone else out there.
We enjoy this song because it’s upbeat and makes us want to go shopping or throw on our best outfits and dance. It’s also great because he namedrops many of the biggest names in fashion, including Alexander Wang, Versace, and Balmain.
12. Low – Flo Rida Feat. T-Pain
Flo Rida released Low in 2007, and it’s about a woman at a club who catches the attention of Flo Rida. He talks about her style and how her boots have fur on them. It’s a song that makes you realize what you wear matters to others. It saddens us that the opposite sex will check you out to see what you have on and will use that to decide whether you’re worth more of their time.
13. Forever In Blue Jeans – Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond released Forever In Blue Jeans in 1978, and it has stood the test of time and is a song we keep going back to because it’s a huge metaphor for life. We love this song because it’s all about realizing all of the money in the world doesn’t matter to him and is not important.
Forever In Blue Jeans is about Neil wanting to be with the love of his life and having her by his side instead of fame or money, and we just think this is a beautiful message in such a materialistic world. We can’t get enough of the sweetness in the song that makes us want to melt, and it pulls at our emotions, remembering love is what makes this world go around.
14. Undone (The Sweater Song) – Weezer
Weezer’s hit song Undone (The Sweater Song) was released in 1992, and like most Weezer songs, this song has an upbeat vibe and is full of energy. It uses a story of a sweater thread and how it’ll unravel once you begin walking away, which was used by a college professor to show how effective a thesis can be. It’s just a positive song that makes us want to jump up and down and dance. There’s just something fun and happy about Weezer, and this was one of their biggest hits.
15. Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
Blue Velvet by Bobby Vinton came out in 1963, and the lyrics are haunting and sinister, which is what we love about it. Instead of being about love and the happy side of romance, it’s darker and sends chills up our spine every time we hear it. It’s a classic because the chorus is one you won’t forget, and the melody is catchy.
16. Blue Jeans – Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey released Blue Jeans in 2012, and it talks about the popularity of designer jeans back in the 2000s. In the song, she talks about Dior, Gucci, Prada, and other high-end brands, and it’s all about criticizing the fashion industry.
We love how she uses the fashion terminology throughout the song as metaphors, such as using s mannequin throughout the chorus. It’s a song that is all about celebrating your style, and the melody is so catchy that we still sing the song hours after hearing it.
17. Rich Girl – Gwen Stefani feat. Eve
The 2004 Rich Girl by Gwen Stefani and Eve is relatable to everyone who wants the clothing and accessories that rich girls have, which is what Gwen Stefani talks about in the song. Eve is there as the woman that has money and the most expensive clothing in the fashion industry, so it’s a great contrast. When we hear this song, we relate so much to Gwen while envying Eve for everything she does have and wishing we were her.
18. Glam – Christina Aguilera
Glam was released in 2010 by Christina Aguilera, and this song just makes us want to jump out of bed and begin getting ready for work or school. In this song, she is encouraging us to get our makeup on and put on our best clothes or accessories.
We hear this song and want to stand in front of our mirror, trying on our best outfit and posing before heading out the door to ensure we look our best. It’s upbeat and makes us want a positive attitude about our bodies, clothes, and overall appearance.
19. Thrift Shop – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. wanz
Thrift Shop is a fun song by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis about trying to get into the biggest after-parties in the fashion industry but going into a thrift store to find the best look. Instead of spending a ton of money on a shirt or some pants, there are some trendy hot items when you’re on a budget.
If you’ve ever gone into a Goodwill or another store to find clothes on the cheap, then you’ll relate to this song because it’s about not feeling bad about getting good deals at these consignment shops. We just smile when we hear this song because it’s about working with what you have and not letting your budget make you feel less than others.
20. Big Hoops (Big The Better) – Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado released Big Hoops in 2012, and this song is a throwback to the old R&B music from the 1990s. This song has a little old-school hip hop that will make you want to groove. She sings about her fashion style from the 90s, which makes us feel nostalgic remembering the wide blue jeans and big hoop earrings, and it’ll make you laugh remembering what you looked like back then too!
21. She’s In Fashion – Suede
Suede has a great fashion-related song with the hit: She’s In Fashion, released in 1999. This is an excellent song that goes into how the fashion industry is shallow, and the people within the fashion world are also shallow, and all they care about is their image.
We listen to this song and feel sad for those within the industry because they are materialistic and don’t care about people, only what they look like or what brand they are wearing. This song will cut you to your core and make you think about whether the fashion world is worth getting into because it’s dark and ugly. The bassline in the song will pulsate throughout your body, and the lyrics will make you feel angry at the fashion industry.
From the time she was little, Florence loved listening to music and quickly learned how music can make you happy and feel fulfilled. One of her favorite memories is being in the garage with her dad working on classic cars with the local rock station blaring in the background. Ever since Florence was 3, she loved grunge music and spent hours listening to bands such as Alice in Chains, Mad Season, Soul Asylum, and Soundgarden.
She also enjoys classic rock, modern rock, nu metal, alternative rock, and old 90’s R&B. Her love of music grew as she got older, and used music to help her get through tough times in her life. More often than not, you’ll see Florence with earbuds in while she’s writing, cooking, cleaning, and doing other tasks. She also loves to debate music with her friends such as which lead singer is the best vocalist, the most iconic guitar solos in music, and what songs are really the best of the decade.