If you're looking to add some fun songs to your super "girly" playlist, why not add some songs about shoes! You may be surprised (I was) to know that there are a bunch of songs out there dedicated to shoes. So whether you have shoes on the brain, or really want to spice up your girl's day playlist, here are 7 songs about shoes to add!
1. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra
When you think of songs about shoes, this may be the main one that comes to mind, most likely because Jessica Simpson did a cover of it in 2005 for The Dukes of Hazzard remake. The original version, however, was sung by Nancy Sinatra back in 1966 and hit #1 in the US and UK pop charts! She was encouraged to sing the song as if she were a sixteen-year-old girl giving the "brush-off" to a forty-year-old man. It's definitely one of those songs that helps us ladies feel empowered and sexy!
2. "Dancing Shoes" by Arctic Monkeys, Green River Ordinance, and Gavin Degraw
"Dancing Shoes" is definitely a popular song name as I found 3 or more artists who had a song with this name! The three I've heard of though are from the Arctic Monkeys, Green River Ordinance, and Gavin Degraw. All three songs are completely different music styles with completely different lyrics, so listen to them all and see which you love the best. Who knows, you may end up loving all three! I personally love the Arctic Monkeys version best but I may be biased as I've been a big fan of their band overall.
3. "New Shoes" by Paolo Nutini
There's just something about this song that makes me smile. Plus, we can all relate to having your bad mood turned around by getting to wear a pair of new shoes! The song was originally released in 2007 but you have probably heard it on TV when it was used in a Puma commercial. Either way, listening to this song will definitely get it stuck in your head for the rest of the day so be careful!
4. "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" by Paul Simon
"Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" was a song written and performed by Paul Simon, from his album 'Graceland,' in 1986. The song also has back-up vocals from the South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. It was said to be written about a short relationship Paul Simon had with a diamond mine owner's daughter while recording in South Africa. She was very rich and privileged, yet she acted very down to earth, like a poor girl would. It's a great song to listen to when you need to remind yourself to always stay humble and down to earth, no matter how far you get in life.
5. "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins
I bet most of you had no idea that "Blue Suede Shoes" was originally written and recorded by Carl Perkins in 1955, not Elvis! It is considered one of the first rock and roll records and incorporated elements of blues, country and pop music of the time. It wasn't until a little later the Elvis Presley performed his version of the song, as well as Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran. The song is said to be inspired by the great Johnny Cash, who told Perkins of an airman who referred to his military regulation air shoes as "blue suede shoes." If you want a more classical song that was inspired and sung by many legends in the music industry, listen to "Blue Suede Shoes"!
6. "Boogie Shoes" by KC and the Sunshine Band
Ready for some disco? Then you have to get "Boogie Shoes" on your playlist! The song was quite popular when it was released in 1975 and appeared on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack in 1977. Recently, the song was brought back to life in an episode of Glee in 2012. "Boogie Shoes" is a fun song that will get you dancing and thinking back to the disco days!
7. "Fire in Your New Shoes" by Kaskade
If you're looking for a newer song about shoes, and love electronic dance music, Kaskade's 2010 song "Fire In Your New Shoes" may be your perfect match! The song features the lead singer from Dragonette, Martina Sorbara, and you can't help but dance when you listen to it. I mean, the song itself is talking about dancing! "Twirl your dresses around" and "lift your cotton socks" are lyrics from the song and make it seem like it was written just for us ladies!
It's fun to have a bunch of songs on a playlist that have to do with a certain thing. If you want to create the perfect "girly" playlist, fill it with fun songs that have to do with shoes, pink, clothes, and hair! It's amazing how many different songs there are out there that have to do with those things and it will amuse your friends when they catch on to what your playlist shares in common. Do you know any other songs that have to do with shoes? Have you ever had a playlist where the songs revolved around a certain category?