Popular songs pay homage to historic events, famous people and, in a few cases, some truly memorable articles of outdoor clothing. No matter if you are going out on the town or out to the beach, sit back and enjoy some of these fashionable hits:
"Short Shorts" (Performed by the Royal Teens)
Before he became an integral part of the Four Seasons, Bob Gaudio was a member of a group called the Royal Teens. With fellow band member Tom Austin, the teenage Gaudio co-wrote the song "Short Shorts," which paid homage to those girls who favored that particular article of clothing.
"Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" (Performed by Brian Hyland)
Written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss, this song about a very bashful beachgoer was inspired by Vance's two-year-old daughter at the beach. Teenage singer Brian Hyland originally recorded the tune decades ago, but the exploits of the girl in the tiny polka dot bikini can still be heard in movies, on television shows and in commercials.
"Devil With the Blue Dress On" (Performed by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels)
Typically paired with the song "Good Golly Miss Molly," this high-energy tune honors a woman in high heels, pearls, an alligator hat and, of course, that infamous blue dress.
"Red High Heels" (Performed by Kellie Pickler)
On this cut off the album Small Town Girl, Kellie Pickler sings about getting the runaround from her current boyfriend. Tired and frustrated at his attitude, she plans to get dressed up, look up the guy who has a crush on her and torment the negligent boyfriend. As the crowning touch, she will slip on her pair of killer red high heels before going out on the town.
"Straight Skirt" (Performed by Gene Summers and His Rebels)
Written by Mary Tarver in 1958, this song celebrates the straight skirt, also known as the pencil skirt. The lead singer admits in the lyrics that he is pretty much helpless when the object of his affection walks by him wearing a tight, straight skirt.
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