Sunglasses have special powers. In Big Daddy, Julian becomes invisible when he puts on a pair of magic shades and James Bond is always using a pair of tricked-out shades to catch the bad guy. But these powers aren’t just found in Hollywood, they’re found in everyday life.

Sunglasses have the power to boost our confidence, make us nostalgic for a better time and basically make us look good. So it’s no wonder that musicians have been paying homage to everyone’s favorite accessory for decades now.


  • Sunglasses at Night – Corey Hart
  • Cheap Sunglasses – ZZ Top
  • The Future’s So Bright – Timbuk 3
  • Shades – Dean Martin
  • Sunglasses – The Tea Party
  • Buy You A Drink – T-Pain
  • Debbie – B-52s
  • Drivin’ into the Sun – Sherrie Austin
  • I Wear My Stunna Glasses at Night – Federation
  • Dark Sunglasses – F. Doernberg
  • Boys of Summer – Don Henley
  • Shade Game Fresh – Deuce Deuce
  • Pork and Beans – Weezer
  • Sunglasses After Dark – The Cramps
  • Past My Shades – B.o.B.
  • Outlaw Blues – Bob Dylan
  • Shades – Iggy Pop
  • Loom – Ani DiFranco
  • Stunnas – Jagged Edge
  • Love is All We Need – Celine Dion
  • 2-Step – DJ Unk
  • Shades – Vision Divine
  • Summer Drive Song – Backseat Goodbye
Can you think of any songs we forgot?
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