Saturday Hustle - September 1
As Jamaicans start the countdown to the biggest night in retail therapy when the Jamaica Observer celebrates Fashion's Night Out, the Saturday Hustle team shares five songs that are sure to help to get you in the mood to shop.
Love or Labels - Fergie
The song rose to popularity when the first Sex and the City movie was released, as it was the opening song of the hit movie. It describes a woman who would rather pour her emotions and time into shopping than into a relationship. Not only was it catchy, but it also encapsulated the love for labels and fashion that the series had become known for, over the years, before becoming a movie. The soundtrack peaked at number one on the Billboard Soundtrack Charts in 2008, weeks after it was released.
Throw it in the Bag - Fabulous feat The Dream
Louis Vuitton and Gucci down to her feet/Yup just like me/ I'm the one, with them ones/ Forget the price on the tag and just throw it in the bag.
Though the song did not do well on the charts, its popularity and radio airplay could not go unnoticed. The song, which is about shopping without considering the prices of the items you like, was the first single released from the album Loslo's Way in 2009.
Shopping - Shop Boys
're S-H-O-PP-I-N-G/ 're shopping/ 're S-H-O-PP-I-N-G/ 're shopping/Our gain your loss/ that's the price you pay/I heard it in House of Commons: everything's for sale/
Pet Shop Boys were English electronic/pop that rose to prominence in the ’80s. Though many have used their single Shopping as ultimate shopping anthem, the verses were actually laced with political innuendo, which mocked the practice of retail therapy. Nonetheless, it’s still a noteworthy mention.
Whatever You Like - TI
Whatever You Like was released on rapper TI's sixth studio album Paper Trail. The rapper declares his love to a woman by telling her she can buy her heart's desire — whether it be clothes, shoes, houses, cars, etc. The song set a new Billboard record for the biggest leap to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, as the single skyrocketed from Number 71 to Number One after just three weeks on the charts.
Bad Girl - The Pussycat Dolls
The song was initially recorded by Rihanna and Chris Brown for the soundtrack of the movie
Confessions of a Shopaholic, which was released in 2009. However, a decision was later made for the song to be redone by The Pussycat Dolls, and their version was featured on the album. It charted at number 23 on the Billboard 200 chart and number 11 on the Billboard Soundtrack Charts.