Here are a few of my fav millinery music tracks. Do you know of any other songs using hats as theme?
Written in 1946 for a musical it was immortalised by Barbara Streisand.
Comic song "Where did you get that hat?" by Stanley Holloway
"Any place I hang my hat is home" could be every milliner's theme song.
Beck cover of "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" originally by Bob Dylan.
What's your fav?
I, too, remember that one!
Although it doesn't have the word 'hat'- there's the Irving Berlin song 'Easter Parade'- 'I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet...'
I remember the song " On the Sunny Side of the Street"
You can leave your hat on - our favorite rendition is by Etta James, of course
One song I can't seem to shake off is "Raspberry Beret" by Prince. I wear berets a lot and I hear that song when I wear them! And yes, I have found them in second hand stores sometimes!!!
My absolute favourite is
Joe Cocker's "you can leave your hat on"
Musical theatre geek pitching in here:
The song "Ribbons Down My Back" from the musical Hello, Dolly is not only about hats ... it's sung by a character who is a milliner!
The song "The Ladies Who Lunch" from the musical Company isn't about hats, but one of its signature lyrics "Does anyone still wear a hat?!" is iconic in musical theatre circles.
And there's "Finishing the Hat" from Sunday in the Park with George. The song is actually about a hat in a painting, but it has interesting relevance to all art forms, too.