(aired 9/10/10)

clothes (zoot suit)

Wearables Part 1: All Garments Except Footwear

The topic of apparel has a full closet of fitting songs. The brainstorm of suggestions from you listeners gave me a diverse lineup of music that have titles and lyrics all relating to various garments — zoot suit, blue jeans, pencil skirt, sweater, black slacks, sunglasses, and much more. Thanks to Jim Giancarlo for the theme idea!

There will also be a second edition of this attire theme concentrating solely on the soul of your soles. In other words, all the songs will be about footwear. Our brainstorming showed me that there were enough about shoes, socks, boots, etc. to get a whole show to itself. So stay tuned to hear Part 2 in a couple weeks, on September 24th.

  1. Mr. Zoot Suit — Ingrid Lucia and the Flying Neutrinos [suggested by Jim Giancarlo]
  2. clip: Zoot Suit Riot [Spanish version] — Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
  3. Zoot Suit Riot — Cherry Poppin’ Dadies [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  4. Man In Black — Johnny Cash [suggested by Robyn Janssen, Bryan Pancheau]
  5. The Dress — Blonde Redhead [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  6. I’m Too Sexy — Right Said Fred [suggested by John Jarrell, Robin Bearman]
  7. clip: We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off — Jermaine Stewart
  8. Hot In Here — Nelly [suggested by Laura Howser Frantz]
  9. Green Green Dress — original cast recording from “Tick, Tick… Boom!” musical [suggested by Jim Giancarlo]
  10. You Can Leave Your Hat On — Randy Newman [suggested by Julaine Morley]
  11. Pencil Skirt — Pulp [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  12. clip: Devil with a Blue Dress / Good Golly Miss Molly — Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels [suggested by Ian Dock, Jayne Wangen, Fred & Laura Perloff] – from Blue show
  13. clip: Raspberry Beret — Prince [suggested by Crystal Hannan, Noli Hoye] from Fruit show
  14. Various clips of Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Polka Dot Bikini:
    [song suggested by Crystal Hannan, Jayne Wangen, Ian Dock, Fred/Laura Perloff, Dee Yoh]
    Bikini Amarillo — The Sacados (in Spanish)
    ポルカは、ビキニドット — Kyu Sakamoto (in Japanese)
    Itsi Bitsi Petit Bikini— Dalida (in French)
    Biquíni de Bolinha Amarelinha Tão Pequenininho— Blitz (in Portuguese)
    – Kermit and Miss Piggy’s version
    – Brian Hyland (original version)
  15. Shirt — Peter Mulvey [suggested by Noli Hoye Taylor]
  16. Pink Pegged Slacks — Eddie Cochran [suggested by Rusty Drake]
  17. Fabric of My Life — Zooey Deschanel [suggested by Derek Keevi]
  18. Camarillo Brillo — Frank Zappa [suggested by David Pederson]
  19. clip: Eddie Are You Kidding — Frank Zappa [suggested by David Pederson]
  20. clip: Sharp Dressed Man — ZZ Top [suggested by Jayne Wangen, Ian Dock, Fred & Laura Perloff]
  21. Cheap Sunglasses — ZZ Top [suggested by John Jarrell]
  22. I Wear My Sunglasses At Night — Corey Hart [suggested by Robyn Janssen]
  23. This Shirt — Mary Chapin Carpenter [suggested by Rob Brooks]
  24. La Garde Robe d’Elizabeth — Amélie-Les-Crayons [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  25. clips: Pants On The Ground [on American Idol and Say Aah Remix Blend] — General Larry Platt [suggested by John Jarrell, Jayne Wangen]
  26. Pants on the Ground — Jimmy Fallon as Neil Young [version suggested by Jayne Wangen]
  27. Lines In The Suit — Spoon [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  28. Shirt [edited segment] — Bonzo Dog Band [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  29. The Dress Looks Nice On You — Sufjan Stevens
  30. Undone (The Sweater Song) — Weezer [suggested by Crystal Hannan, Fred Perloff]
  31. Short Skirt, Long Jacket — Cake [suggested by Blossom Hester Dawes, Derek Keevil]

Originally aired on KSKQ on September 10, 2010. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

One Response to “Clothes”