shoe game: songs about footwear.

I was driving home today from Toledo after my ten year high school reunion last night. I made a few mix CDs to listen to on the drive and one had the classic nonsense Nelly song, ‘Air Force Ones’.

NELLY – AIR FORCE ONES

And I thought, “God, who sings a whole song about shoes?”

And realized that actually, I could think of a lot of songs about shoes.

PAOLO NUTINI – NEW SHOES

Classic rap, most likely directly inspired Nelly:

RUN DMC – MY ADIDAS

Whatever this is:

KELLY – SHOES

And actually, there are some really good shoe related songs:

PAUL SIMON – DIAMONDS ON THE SOLES OF HER SHOES

ARCTIC MONKEYS – DANCING SHOES

GAVIN DEGRAW – DANCING SHOES

ELVIS COSTELLO – (THE ANGELS WANNA WEAR MY) RED SHOES

Also – not shoe related, but did you know this exists? Duet with Elmo, dressed as Elvis Costello.

Speaking of Elvis…

ELVIS PRESLEY – BLUE SUEDE SHOES

I feel like there are probably a lot of country songs about shoes (I’m thinking cowboy boot related). I could think of three, two of which are about heels:

KELLIE PICKLER – RED HIGH HEELS

PISTOL ANNIES – HELL ON HEELS

BROOKS & DUNN – BOOT SCOOTIN’ BOOGIE

I cheated and looked on YouTube and found a few other country songs:

KENNY CHESNEY – FLIP FLOP SUMMER

RANDY HOUSER – BOOTS ON

Not country but a classic boot song:

NANCY SINATRA – THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING

The title makes you think it’d be a country song but this is from the rapper who sings Thrift Shop:

MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS – COWBOY BOOTS

The late, great Amy Winehouse:

AMY WINEHOUSE – F*** ME PUMPS

For Madison Avenue:

KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND – BOOGIE SHOES

And finally, the three worst songs on this list =

VANESSA HUDGENS – SNEAKERNIGHT

JENNIFER LOPEZ – LOUBOUTINS

NEW SONG – CHRISTMAS SHOES

Garbage. Absolute garbage.

Here, instead, watch this:

PATTON OSWALT – CHRISTMAS SHOES

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