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     Following the theme of stilettos and shoes I thought I’d talk about shoes today, more importantly songs with shoes in the title. I am still trapped inside thanks to snow and can only wear snow boots so I need cheering up.

Here’s my top five songs with “shoes” in their titles. What are yours?

5. Goody Two-Shoes –Adam Ant:

“Goody two, goody two, goody goody two shoes
Goody two, goody two, goody goody two shoes
Don’t drink, don’t smoke – what do you do?
Don’t drink, don’t smoke – what do you do?
Subtle innuendos follow..”

Loved the 80s and this is one of those songs that brings it all flooding back to me.  My guess was that Adam Ant was the farthest anyone could possibly be from being a “goody two shoes”, but that’s what made the song so memorable.

4. Boogie Shoes- KC and the Sunshine Band:

“I Want To Put On My My My My My
Boogie Shoes Just To Boogie With You”

The disco era wouldn’t have been complete without this tune from KC and the boys in 1978- a time in when bellbottoms were groovy and John Travolta made white suits with black shirts totally happenin’ in a far out kinda way. Time of your life, ‘eh Johnny?

3. Footloose- Kenny Loggins:

“Now I gotta cut loose, footloose
Kick off my Sunday shoes
Please Louise pull me off of my knees
Jack, get back
Come on before we crack
Lose your blues everybody cut footloose”

This was a great song from the 80s- the title track from the original motion picture soundtrack “Footloose” starring Kevin Bacon as a teenaged boy who loved to party and moved to a town where there were “No Dances Allowed” due to a horrific post-prom car accident. The moral of the story? Everybody’s gotta cut “Footloose” every once in a while!

2. Blue Suede Shoes -Carl Perkins:

“Do anything that you want to do, but uh-uh,
Honey, lay off of my shoes
Don’t you step on my Blue suede shoes.
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.”

Even though this song was made incredibly popular by Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins was the man who wrote it and recorded it for millions of fans for both current-at-the-time and future generations. I have a pair of maroon suede shoes. Maybe I should change the lyrics.

1. The Boots are Made for Walking- Nancy Sinatra, Jr.:

“These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.”

My mother’s favourite and one I heard all the time when I was young. Nancy Sinatra gets her point across in quite a unique fashion and this song has been included in many a movie soundtrack, including “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” during the introduction to the “fem-bots” scene. Great stuff!

choc stilettosShare you favourite song by adding it in the comments below. Tweet and share this post too and you could win your very own chocolate stiletto as pictured above.

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