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Songs with Socks in the Lyrics

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Girl listening to music on headphones - Songs with socks in the lyrics

Socks are a fashion favorite. Not only do they keep your feet warm and cozy, but they can also make a statement. With that kind of power, why don't we sing about them? Well, we do! Socks make a great accessory to your outfits and your lyrics! There are a bunch of songs that have socks in the lyrics. Here are our top five.

Respect by Aretha Franklin

When this song comes on, we bet you can't help but belt out the 'sock it to me' lyrics! Not so much about the socks you wear, but the song does have a catchy line!

R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Find out what it means to me
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Take care, TCB
Oh (sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)
A little respect (sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)

White Socks/Flip Flops by Super Furry Animals

Recognizing the fashion faux pas, the Super Furry Animals' song highlights the not-so-popular statement of wearing white socks with flip flops. Even songs warn against this style blunder.

I look like a loser coming from the gutter
Want to be a writer and be a key reader
Listen to my opera now I'm a good listener
Got to make my mind up so go around later
Hey hey hey
I'm a red rooster
A real cold killer, a real live wire
Switch it off and start again
Switch it off and start again
Switch it off and start again
Switch it off and start again
I put on my white socks, flip flops
Put on white socks, flip flops

Your Socks Don't Match by Bing Crosby and Louis Jordan

Even as far back as the 1940s, socks were popular. This classic song addresses how a woman may not find a man suitable if he can't match his socks. So pay attention, guys. Girls like a man with matching socks!

I like the dimple in your chin,
I love the tricky way you grin,
Still you ain't no kind o' catch,
You know why, don't you?
Tell 'em!
Boy, your socks don't match!

Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles

Possibly the greatest band of all time, The Beatles, even sang about socks. Although a more somber take on the footwear, they mention fixing a hole in socks. But don't get too discouraged. Not only lonely people repair holes in their socks.

Father McKenzie
Writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear
No one comes near
Look at him working
Darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there
What does he care?

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft

No other song better describes the revolting smell of unwashed socks. Stink, stank, and stunk says it all!

You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch!
You're a nasty, wasty skunk!
Your heart is full of unwashed socks
Your soul is full of gunk
Mr. Grinch!
The three words that best describe you
Are as follows, and I quote
"Stink, stank, stunk!"

Honorable Mentions:

Sock it to Me Baby by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
I Want a New Duck by Weird Al Yankovic
Double-Down Speed Round by Anna Kendrick from Trolls Holiday
Good Day by The Kinks
True Fine Love by Steve Miller Band

Find Your Sock Sound

There are so many more songs out there that mention socks. We're sure there's one that not only fits your feet but also your genre. So, if you're looking to get your feet tapping, create a playlist of songs with socks in the lyrics, and check out our fun, patterned socks while you give them a listen.



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