Monday, 8 April 2013

My Top Ten Boot Songs

Having done shoes - I had to follow it with boots. No prizes for guessing #1.

Special mentions to Little Boots and Ian Dury's New Boots & Panties which, if it had a title track, would be in here.

10. Black Sabbath - Fairies Wear Boots

Basically song about Ozzy hallucinating because he's been doing some bad shit.

9. The Auteurs - How I Learned to Love the Bootboys

Are you scared to dance with Luke Haines?

8. Sonic Youth - Dirty Boots

Great guitars!

Wikipedia informs us that, "the song lyrics contain sexually themed euphemisms, such as 'jelly roll'". Just in case you were wondering.

7. Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Leg End in His Own Boots

Undiluted hatred in every line. Wonder who it was about?

6. Iron Maiden - Die With Your Boots On

If you start to hear more Iron Maiden and Taylor Swift round these parts, blame Rob.

That said: this is grrrrreat.

5. Adam Ant - Puss 'n' Boots

Having already appeared in the Shoe Top Ten, it makes you wonder whether Adam had some kind of foot fetish?

Why does nobody make videos like this anymore?

4. Franz Ferdinand - Eleanor, Put Your Boots On

One of their best songs that doesn't mention Terry Wogan.

3. The Velvet Underground & Nico - Venus In Furs
Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather...
I used to dedicate this song to Gwyneth Paltrow and sing the lyrics, "Whiny, whiny, whiny Gwyneth Paltrow." But since she was in Iron Man, I don't hate her as much.

See also Venus In Flairs by Half Man Half Biscuit, because it's great.

2. Drive-By Truckers - Go-Go Boots

Just amazing storytelling here: a hypocritical man of the cloth plays around on his wife... and then things turn nasty.
Missy wore them go-go boots; it did something for him
Made him think his wife back home was homely and boring
He met these guys who didn't mind getting dirty
He was a pillar and his alibi was sturdy
It only took a little bit of cash and the deed was done
1. Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking

Are you ready, boots? Start walking...

Which is your best boot?


  1. No Honor Blackman, Kinky Boots?

    1. Ouch. You're right, of course, that should probably have been #2.

  2. Ha! I've corrupted you. I am so sorry. Yeah, those are great guitars on Dirty Boots - I love that track. I have no idea what 'jelly roll' means but I'm scared to look it up.

    1. I don't even want to think about it.

  3. Well, I refer you back to my previous Ian Dury offering...

    1. And I refer you back to my opening comment on this very post.


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