Songs About Duds

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Duds" is a slang term with several meanings. One of which is clothing.
    So let's think of some songs about same.

    Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet.
    Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy.

    A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation) Written and sung by Marty
    Robbins. A number one hit when I was a junior in High School.
    A Youtube video from the same year has Matt Dennis singing
    to Rosemary Clooney: Violets For Your Furs.

    The Bird On Nellie's Hat. Sung by a lot of folks since it was
    written in 1906 (including the Muppets).
    Blue Suede Shoes written and recorded by the legendary guitarist
    Carl Perkins.

    So now you can hum while thinking about hats, hosiery, hems and


  2. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    'Devil With a Blue Dress On' sung by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

    'Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini' sung by Brian Hyland

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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Patti

    I remember the Yellow Polka Dot bikini. Not familiar with the other
    song. Reminds me of a movie I'm not familiar with either. The
    Devil Wears Prada.

    I guess Prada makes shoes. Not to be confused with the Prado which
    is a museum in Madrid.


  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good one Rock.

    "Button Up Your Overcoat"

    "Blue Jean"

    "Blue Jean Girl"

    "Be Bop a Lula" ..she's the girl in the red blue juens...

    "Second Hand Rose" ..wears second hand clothes...

    "Coat of Many Colors"

    "Top Hat"

    "Has Anybody Seen My Gal" ..turned down hose...

    "Dance With a Dolly With a Hole in Her Stocking"

    "Blue Jean Baby"

    "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails"

    "Alice Blue Gown"

    "Lady in Red"

    "Down by the Old Mill Stream" ...dressed in gingham too...

    "These Boots Were Made for Walking"

    "Put on Your Dancing Shoes"
  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey, GB. Good fur you. Ya got a bunch.

    I believe Nancy Sinatra was wearing go go boots when she made the
    Boots Were Made For Walking video.

    The Girl That I Marry will wear satin and laces.
    Easter Parade. In your Easter bonnet.... Two by Irving Berlin.

    Top Hat, White Tie and Tails sung By Fred Astaire in the movie Top Hat.
    Put A Shine On Your Shoes from The Band Wagon; again by Fred.

    Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle. Recorded by Gene Autry,
    Bing Crosby and John Charles Thomas. The last named was an
    opera, concert and radio singer; very popular in the 30s and 40s.

    On the Sunny Side of the Street; Grab your coat and get your hat.
    Any Dream Will Do from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
    Dream Coat. I wore my coat with golden lining; bright colors

    High Heel Sneakers ca. 1964. I found that album with the cover
    photo of tennis shoes with high heels in the 29 cent bin at
    Aaron's Record Store. Bought it for the cover.

    Oops! Just noticed you already posted one of the Irving Berlin
    songs. I read years ago Irving wrote more hits than any
    other composer. Wrote the lyrics too.

    I hope Diane is OK.
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  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I'm here, I'm here!!!!!!! :)

    Hi y'all!



    Alas, this is all I have to add. Still feeling down with the "crud" that's been talked about on the ChitChat Board. :(

    Hugs, Diane

  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, I hope you feel better soon! Those videos are songs I've never heard before. Very good. The Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat looks like Carmen Miranda. Remember her? GB
  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Patti, I remember both of those. Good songs. How are you doing? GB
  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Those go go boots of Ms. Sinatra's were white. She only had one hit song that I can recall, and that was it. Another one hit song was Debbie Boone's You Light Up My Life and I think Tammy was Debbie Reynolds one hit. Then, there was one for Grace Kelly, True Love with Bing Crosby.

    We could start a thread with one hit wonders! Can anyone think of some more? :) GB
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Good to hear from you, Diane. Hope you feel better soon. Be
    nice if we all did, huh? Not much chance of that, I'm afraid. Both
    of the songs you posted are new to me. Was that group named
    after Buddy Holly?

    I remember Carmen Miranda from some mediocre 20th Century Fox
    films. Like Betty Grable (Fox's biggest star) she was popular and
    talented, but that studio made lousy musicals. Too cheap to hire
    good composers. BTW, I always though Carmen was from Mexico.
    Wikipedia says she was Portuguese. Not sure where she grew up.

    I think Carmen was caught in a sort of vertical vise. He wedgies
    were pushing her up and her headgear was pushing her down. No
    matter, I guess. She was a big success , and an iconic inspiration to

    GB, Grace Kelly's singing has been a matter of controversy for a long
    time. Most sources say her voice was dubbed. Some insist it
    wasn't. I think if she really had a good singing voice she would have
    been singing regularly.

    I remember several one hit wonders from my school years. Will post
    them later. Gotta run to the library with Gordon. We have 3
    DVDs due back today. (Late fee is a buck a day.) We have 8 items to
    pick up.

    Adios (or as they say in Portugal) Tchau

    OK, I'm back from the library. GB, do you want to start a new thread
    for one hit wonders? If you don't, I'll volunteer. BTW Gordon
    says one hit wonders go with R &B groups. Most of them seemed to
    have only one hit. Don't know myself. Never listened to R & B.
    Doo Wop (which Gordon likes) seems to be pretty close to R & B.

    Ya ever notice how the music (or books or movies or whatever)
    that we like is wonderful? And the stuff we don't like (but other
    people love) is just junk.



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  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Go ahead and start the new thread. I'll see if I can find more 'one hit wonders'. GB