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by Steven G (subscribe)
Too much tertiary education... Former performer/wrestler, teacher, scientist; Published author & Father... Want to be a writer if I grow up...
Published October 17th 2021
Give me hair, lots of hair
Some of you have memories that are way too good…

Earlier this year, I discussed how I had been hauled into the world of online dating by looking at songs about eyes, which is what I like. Last week, out of the blue, I was asked by two separate people, quite coincidentally, how my search was going.

I had to admit that it was going really, really badly. One of them asked about what else I like apart from eyes. Really, the only other physical trait I tend to look at is hair. I prefer longer hair, but that's me. Well, it turned out that the two discussions went nowhere and just left me feeling a little sad and alone.

But it also got me thinking about songs about hair. Because why not?
hair, song, rock, pop
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So, I went through my collection and found – surprise! – songs about hair. I have a few, though not as many as I did with eyes. And with that brief introduction, let's go into the list! Not songs about being hairy, or the 'hair of the dog', but about hair. One song per artist, one version of each song, out of my own collection, I need to like the song, hair or hairstyles in the title – same rules as always.

Songs about hair!


'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair' (1949)

I have not placed an artist here because it comes from the musical South Pacific and most versions from the pre-1960 era sound very similar. It is a fun little song about just getting rid of all thoughts of a man they don't want to think about any longer.


'Red Blue Jeans And A Pony Tail' by Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps (1957)

Early rock, that rockabilly style that Gene Vincent was so renowned for, and that influenced so many artists who came after him. This is a song about how Gene likes his girlfriend to dress. It's really that simple. Such a different time.


'Long, Long Ponytail' by The Fireballs (1960)

A hang-over from music from the previous decade, guitar-based, though not as raw as Gene. Still, this song is about what the singer likes – the long ponytail. Again, really simple. Lyrics were so much easier to write back then! Oh, and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the surprisingly good guitar solo. In 1960!


'Let Your Hair Hang Down' by The Tremeloes (1967)

Though known for their vocal harmonising, this song is more focused on the instrumentation and lyrics, being a song about the times – letting your hair down was a slang term for having fun. This is a great little song from a band known for not enough of their great music.


'Hair' by Doug Parkinson In Focus (1969)

From the rather infamous musical of the same name. Why infamous? On stage, it had a nude scene. Even today, that's considered rather "out there". Anyway, I've gone with the Doug Parkinson version from the original Australian cast recording because, well, his voice is magnificent. It's a great song as it is, but he makes it soar.


'Almost Cut My Hair' by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1970)

A lament by one of the greatest super-groups to ever grace the stage. Feeling sad, and the singer's response was to consider cutting their long hair. That's it. It is not a showcase for the quartet to sing the way that very few others could match, this was more about them all getting a chance to show their guitar-playing chops. But that's the song.


'Sister Golden Hair' by America (1975)

A song that is sometimes known as 'Meet Me In The Middle' (I even heard someone on FM radio who should have known better call it that), this song is about a beautiful woman with, surprisingly, golden hair. A glorious song, and one of America's best.


'Baby, Let Your Hair Grow Long' by Brian Wilson (1988)

From Wilson's stunning, self-titled album, his debut solo album, this album has become contentious because of the presence of Eugene Landy and his wife all over it (Landy, for those not in the know, was accused by many of abusing Wilson to further his own career). However, the music and songs are still generally good. This track is a might over-produced, but still a fine number.


'Get A Haircut' by George Thorogood And The Destroyers (1993)

George Thorogood with the cry of parents everywhere, dating back decades. I still hear it even today. This is just a fun bit of rock and roll by one of the best proponents of that style, still going strong today. George Thorogood has always been good value.


'A Nation Of Haircuts' by Roger Taylor (1998)

Virtually a protest song from Queen's singing drummer about how people are too interested in their image and not the world around them. I have said in the past I think his singing has been overshadowed Freddie Mercury, but he is still a fine vocalist, as seen here.


'I Wanna Cut My Hair Like Marky Ramone' by Spazzys (2004)

From Australia's own all-female modern punk band comes this strange track about a desired hairstyle. Interestingly, that particular hairstyle was one I saw often in the mid-2000s on both males and females. Just an all-purpose haircut, I guess.


'Hair' by Little Mix (2015)

Ignore the "guest" rap bits by Sean Paul (why do modern artists think this helps?), this song is just a fun pop song about getting a man out of a girl's hair, and doing her hair to make her feel better. Sort of an update of the first song on this list. Fun track. Some themes are timeless…


And there we have it – 12 songs about hair from over the years.

To my regular readers, thank-you for inquiring after me. To new readers, I hope you at least enjoyed the list. Hair songs seem to be a bit of fun, so I hope you all had that – fun.

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