Socks! We know you love em, and we do too! Pop culture's new favorite word is 'socks' and you can tell this by the number of times you hear the word sock in popular hit songs. Really, it's true, many recent and even historic songs mention the word socks and some even use socks as the soul-topic of the song. Socks have been a favorite clothing item for years; they keep your feet warm and toasty, they keep your ankles and toes from getting sores and blisters, and they come in a variety of colors and patterns to keep your outfit fun and entertaining (like on ABCs Shark Tank). Just ask some of our sock of the month club members. To see just how much of an impact literal socks and the word 'socks' has had on our culture just take a look at the following 'sock' centered songs:
1. Black Socks
A timeless classic is what you can call the 'Black Socks' song. Think back to your Boy Scout days and you may remember this fun and popular little ditty:
"Black socks, they never get dirty, the longer you wear them the stronger they get. Sometimes I think I should wash them, but something inside me says No, no, not yet. Not yet, not yet, not yet..."
Song found on scoutsongs.com. This song was a fun way to pass the time while sitting around the campfire, waiting for food to cook, or even while trudging along the 10-mile hike. Why was it so popular? Because it was short, sweet, easy to remember, it highlights socks, and it is so completely and undeniably true! Black socks never get dirty! And let's be honest, to a 12-year-old boy, saying "not yet" to washing your socks sounds like a great idea. That is why a lot of moms out there are buying a boys or girls sock subscription.
2. Trolls Holiday – Double-Down Speed Round
DreamWorks decided to take their hit movie 'Trolls' and make a short holiday special called, 'Trolls Holiday' This came out around the Holidays just this past year. Of course the short featured many great songs and one in particular mentions the absolute fantastic footwear – socks! Take a look:
"It's time to double down
In the speed round
Got a holiday you're gonna like better stick around
Well my favorite's a "Big Hug Ball Day"
That's a big ball of hugs
Or "Shock a Friend Day"
Rub your feet on the rug
And touch everyone you love
Well, there's a very special day
We call an "equinox"
It's a great opportunity
to celebrate socks
Socks socks socks so-so-Socks!"
Music found at musixmatch.com. Let's just take life advice from the Trolls, they are after all the happiest creatures in the land, and celebrate socks, socks and more socks! Sounds like a pretty safe way to stay happy.
3. Your Socks Don't Match
Now let's go way back, back to 1944 and take a look at the song by Louis Jordan (with Bing Crosby) 'Your Socks Don't Match.' Of course, mismatched socks has been a trend as well, but having mismatched socks in certain circles can tell others you are not up to a job, and it used to drive women crazy – and not in a good way.
"We heard a chick just the other day
Cooling out her boyfriend in every way
She kept on a-sking
Full of complaints
Like she expected folks to be saints
She insisted that he be me
So this was her complaint complete
(Report to the nation)
I like the dimple in your chin
I like the tricky way you grin
Still you ain't no kind of cat
(You know why don't you?)
Boy, your socks don't match!"
Song lyrics found at genius.com. Be aware boys! Sometimes girls like it better when your socks match.
4. R-E-S-P-E-C-T (Sock it to me)
When the song 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' by Aretha Franklin came out, a new term became very popular – Sock it to me. According to phrases.org, "The phrase 'to sock it to someone' originally meant 'to put something bluntly' (and was used as such by Mark Twain)." But later the phrase took on a more crude meaning. Here are the lyrics to some of the song:
Find out what it means to me
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)
Whoa, babe (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)
I get tired (just a little bit)
Keep on tryin' (just a little bit)
You're runnin' out of fools (just a little bit)
And I ain't lyin' (just a little bit)(Re, re, re, re)
when you come home(Re, re, re ,re) 'spect
Or you might walk in (respect, just a little bit)
And find out I'm gone (just a little bit)
I got to have (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)"
Lyrics found at songfacts.com. No matter who you are, this song comes on and you will start spelling the word Respect and singing 'sock it to me.'
5. White Socks Flip Flops
If there was ever a fashion no-no it's to wear socks with your Flip Flops. According to Huffingtonpost, wearing socks and sandals is actually the number one fashion faux pas! This song by Super Fury Animals highlights the fact that you will look like an outsider when you are wearing your 'white socks flip-flops.'
"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 (x4) I put on my white socks, flip flops
Put on white socks, flip flops"
Song lyrics found at absolutelylyrics.com. Socks are amazing, just make sure to wear them with the right shoes to truly appreciate their look and function.
Socks! Whether you are singing about actual socks or you use the word 'sock' in a phrase like 'Sock it to me' it is a great accessory for song lyrics and your feet!
And now that you are in the mood to buy some awesome socks you can visit us at www.sayitwithasock.com and get a fun sock of the month club membership. This membership provides you with brand new fun and exciting socks delivered right to your door each and every month.
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