the continuing fashion playlist
Recapping from my original post…
David Bowie – Fashion well, obviously
Right Said Fred – Iâ€™m Too Sexy the perfect early 90s supermodel song
The Kinks – A Dedicated Follower of Fashion I havenâ€™t heard this one yet (iTunes doesnâ€™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, arenâ€™t they?) I like the version sung by Jennifer Warne.
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Fashionable People heard this one on Jian Ghomeshiâ€™s new CBC show Q. It has a line I love – fashionable people, doing questionable things.
Thanks to everyone who commented suggesting great songs to add.
Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me is You. Submitted by fellow Ryerson Fashion Design ’06er Eleanor. The lab back in our day had a somewhat, er …eclectic soundtrack throughout the day. Me, I played the local CBC news at 7am and then the international magazine show The Current an 8:30am. The midnight crew listened to Fitty Cent or Elton John or who knows what.
Of Montreal – Suffer for Fashion. Tiff from TorontoStreetFashion.com suggested this one and I actually really like it a lot – shuffleworthy!
RuPaul – Supermodel (You Better Work). JC Sprowls offers up this forehead slapper.
Cake – Short Skirt Long Jacket. That girl – that outfit! I love this song! Thanks Emily. Hey, didn’t Cake do a whole album called Fashion Nugget? That was the album where they covered I Will Survive.
Chicks on Speed – Fashion Rules. This fashion song seems dry and literal but I haven’t had a chance to hear the whole song yet. This song and the next one were suggested by Jen, who just found out she got into my old fashion school! Plus, she’s playing my challenge over at TFS, you can too.
Pulp – Underwear. Rounding off our playlist in progress, this song offers up this line to take us out…
If fashion is your trade, then when you’re naked, I guess you must be unemployed yeah.
What do you think, omissions, additions? Could you listen to this playlist all the way through?