It’s an overcast, rainy day here at the Logolenses office, not exactly perfect weather for sunglasses but it has got me thinking about all of the references to sunglasses in pop culture.
When I was growing up in the 80s, a pop star named Corey Hart released his hit “I Wear My Sunglasses at Night” and suddenly, that was to coolest thing to do. Later, Corey Hart said wearing your sunglasses at night starts to hurt your eyes after a while, but the song is still a hit among 30-somethings all over the world. Had Mr. Hart chosen Logolenses customized sunglasses, he could have featured his song title on them and his visibility would have been less strained.
The song “Cheap Sunglasses” by ZZ Top came out in 1980, when I was just an infant. Later in college, I rediscovered the song and started listening to it all the time. ZZ Top, while known better for their long hair and beards, were also known for their trademark shades.
There is the punk music styling’s of The Cramps and their song “Sunglasses After Dark”, the most famous line being…“Sunglasses after dark/ aaah, they’re so sharp/ and you’ll be cool /and the squares will drool…”
Nothing better than some old-school Cramps to get you in a sunglass wearing mood. For Cramps fans, you can always wear your Logolenses customized sunglasses after dark.
The 1980s also brought us Timbuk’s “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” which I remember rocking out to on the school bus and at the roller skating rink downtown.
An obscure sunglasses musical reference comes from the song “Debbie” by The B-52s, which is a tribute to Debbie Harry of the band Blondie. ”Shell-shocked supersonic blonde/ Hyper phonic female/ Dark sunglasses on/ everyone is here to see/ her all-girl rock band”
Lastly, is Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer”, specifically the line that says “You’ve got your hair slicked back and those Retros on, baby.” The Retro style glasses were originally designed by Ray-Ban and are the same style of glasses hipsters wear now
Several other singers have paid tribute to sunglasses including Bob Dylan in his song, “Outlaw Blues”, Rage against the Machine’s song “Tire Me” pays homage to sunglasses, as does Dean Martin’s song, “Shades”.
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