13 Songs about Jewelry
Back from the very beginning, people's love for jewelry is expressed through art, crafts, poems, poetry. However, times have changed. One way of expressing love for trinkets today is found in songs about jewelry. Songs about bling, money, prestige are many nowadays, and we can't help but notice them. Are you a big fan of jewelry and accessories, too? Perhaps you can relate to some of these compositions. Here are thirteen jewelry-inspired songs that won't only make you groove to your feet, it will remind you why you love your jewelry pieces after all.
1. Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
Yes, perhaps everyone knows about this famous song sung by Marilyn Monroe and later on revived by the iconic Nicole Kidman. A part of its lyrics says, "The French are glad to die for love. They delight in fighting duels. But I prefer a man who lives and gives expensive jewels." Now, that's a demand. This most memorable song also pays tributes to the famous jewelry store "Tiffany and Co." This is one of the songs about jewelry that could last in the music industry like the diamond. Tb, his creation, is a classic.
"Shine bright tonight, we're beautiful like diamonds in the sky." Although Rihanna meant it as an encouraging song, people know exactly what Rihanna means when she says we need to shine bright like the diamonds. Diamonds are one of the most brilliant gemstones in the world today. One fascinating fact about this song is that Rihanna sang this song during the runway performance of Victoria's Secret models who, brace yourself, marched on the runway with sparkly gemstones. If you're looking for an excellent gemstone song, this is it. Sparkle like an authentic diamond, dazzling lady!
3. Material Girl
"They can beg, and they can plead, but they can't see the light. Coz, the boy with a cold hard cash is always Mr. Right." Although not necessarily saying about jewelry, what would you expect to give to a Material Girl? Yes, expensive perfumes, sophisticated clothes, and dazzling jewelry, of course. Although we can't precisely say "Girl Power," this pretty much sums up most girls' desires nowadays. Talk about a song that tells about a true story. But this song is the bomb because this means a lot! This song has made Madonna famous.
4. Diamonds are Forever
"Diamonds are forever, They are all I need to please me, They can stimulate and tease me, They won't leave in the night, I've no fear that they might desert me." This vintage classic from singer Shirley Bassey is considered one of the most iconic songs about jewelry, and we realize that she's speaking the truth here. Diamonds are indeed forever. Not only that, it's true when it comes to the gemstone's physical qualities, but it rings a lot of truth, especially with the fact that the diamonds' beauty, grace, and appeal will never truly fade no matter how long the time is. And if you feel like an empowered, capable single woman, go on. Indulge in diamonds. You deserve them, you know.
5. Black Diamond
Black Diamond is a classic song performed by Kiss. This song received particular attention during the 1970s because of the poignant message it sends. Although the song does not center on the famous black diamond gem that is starting to become a favorite item in the jewelry market, it still has connections. Black diamonds are often tagged as gemstones, which can be acquired through harsh, difficult labor processes. After extraction, the benefits go to the rich people, leaving the other less fortunate individuals to suffer the consequences of them being poor. This song is often associated with misery and hopelessness of being financially incapable, such as poignant reminders, especially if you consider that this song boomed in the 70s.
6. Lady Marmalade
"We drink wine with diamonds in the glass by the case the meaning of expensive taste." This song about diamonds and the sophisticated life in general, which was popularized by Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink, and Lil Kim will forever serve as a remembrance of the famous movie 'Moulin Rogue!' This upbeat hip hop song tells about the high life from the streets and the endless of expensive gifts women like her receive from her admirers. Contrary to life's reality, this song depicts this woman's life in a glitzy, glamorous, and jewelry-filled fashion. Forever a classic, this one is.
7. Single Ladies
Now, who could forget the lyrics "If you like it, then you should put a ring on it?" Beyonce's popular song (coupled with her fantastic dancing skills) has become the national anthem of many single women out there who wants to tell their men, "Put a ring on it!" The engagement season does not choose any time or occasion, so if you're one of those men out there who still has not dropped down to one knee, you better take cues if you're girlfriend is playing one of the most famous jewelry songs of all time. Put a ring on it, man.
8. Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands
Not totally an "I'm a song about your favorite diamond ring," but can be identified much by the people. Reba Mcentire's "Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands" is a song about how a woman still can be unhappy despite having the perfect wedding band on her hands. She implies that a wedding ring and the wedding vows are just simple, meaningless things in a marriage if the relationship isn't fed well. Just like what she's saying in the song, "it's just a ring on your finger when you got time on your hands."
9. Baubles, Bangles, and Beads
A classy song from the legendary music man, Frank Sinatra, this song Baubles, Bangles, and Beads, sound perfect for anyone who loves the glimmer and shimmer of jewelry pieces. Old Hollywood is very popular when it comes to actors and actresses being so keen on their fashion and jewelry style. I can even imagine some of the brightest stars of that time dancing to this tune with their bangles, baubles, and beads shimmer while they dance to the beat of this song for jewelry. Fancy!
Could anyone imagine that one of the oldest, most popular metal can be the object of one song that captivated millions? This is what happened when Spandau Ballet released their song entitled "Gold." A song that talks more about being confident about oneself over the actual gold metal, we can say that indeed, they have made a remarkable comparison right here. "You are gold, always believe in your soul" is probably one of the most quoted lyrics of all time... and to think it has a connection with jewelry pieces! Amazing.
11. Leaving on a Jet Plane
Leaving someone to go to someplace else is one thing. Leaving someone with a promise to return is another. The knowledge that you are to leave the love of your life can be daunting sometimes, but when there's a promise to come back, waiting becomes easier. This is the main message of the song "Leaving on a Jet Plane." The song's highlight was emphasized in the lyrics "Every place I go, I'll think of you. Every song I'll sing for you. When I come back, I'll bring your wedding ring." Oh, isn't that a sweet promise?
12. Jewels and Drugs
When you think of Lady Gaga, what comes to your mind? Well, we immediately think of everything sparkly: diamonds, outfits, champagnes, you name it. Lady Gaga has not fallen short so far of people's expectations. She wants every song explosive, and her song "Jewels and Drugs" prove how fierce she can go. In one of her hit songs, "Jewels and Drugs," she perfectly describes what it's like to have a high life. This particular song about jewelry makes you feel like living in the fast lane.
"I've never seen a diamond in the flesh, I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies." This tongue in cheek song from the Australian singer Lorde is different from the other songs mentioned above. While all other songs play their ode and respect and appreciation for sparkly things, Lorde's piece is a total opposite: you can tell it by the way she says: "We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair." It seems like this young Australian singer isn't too fond of the luxuries.
Pro jewelry or not, these jewelry songs indeed made a mark and a difference in music. Even up to this day, these songs can still be heard booming on the radio. Perhaps it is because they live as long as the jewelry pieces they love: forever. Don't sit there waiting. Keep sparkling, darling.