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52 Songs About Legs and Feet

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Whether you have shapely legs and manicured toes or chicken legs and ugly feet that should be hidden, celebrate the basic beauty and usefulness of legs, feet and toes with a playlist of songs about them.

Whether you have shapely legs and manicured toes or chicken legs and ugly feet that should be hidden, celebrate the basic beauty and usefulness of legs, feet and toes with a playlist of songs about them.

Bare Feet in the Summertime

When the weather turns warm, bare legs, feet, and toes pop out everywhere like daffodils. All winter long, people hide their legs under long pants. They safely tuck their feet away in closed-toe shoes. But all bets are off in the summertime as sandals, flip flops, and bare feet become part of the unofficial uniform.

If you don't mind showing off your legs, feet, and toes, then make a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs to celebrate the basic beauty and functionality of these body parts. Legs and feet represent much more than a way to get you from point A to point B.

1. "Legs" by ZZ Top

The narrator of this 1984 classic rock song boasts that the young woman he has his eye on flaunts her long, gorgeous legs to get what she needs. Out on the dance floor, she uses those legs to seek attention from admirers, and he's one of her biggest fans. The song was used in a commercial to sell L'Eggs pantyhose later, in 1988.

2. "Bare Feet" by Caroline Jones

In this zippy 2018 country song, a young woman celebrates her youth and freedom by using her bare feet to run after her dreams. She casts away doubts and feels the world's heartbeat through her bare feet. Even if she may slip on occasion, she knows she'll find her footing eventually.

3. "Fire Under My Feet" by Leona Lewis

There's no way you're keeping the woman in this 2015 pop song down. She has fire under her feet, and there's no putting out those flames! Just like everyone else, she's made her mistakes and faced her share of challenges. However, now she's fighting back so strong that nothing is gonna hold her back. You go girl!

4. "Knees" by Bebe Rhexa

Love has fizzled between the narrator and her partner in this 2018 pop song, but they haven't broken up yet. Unfortunately, they don't touch, don't talk, don't laugh, or even fight. There just seems to be nothing between them anymore, thus the narrator gets down on her knees to make her case:

Don't be scared to leave
If I'm not all you need
Then just set me free
I'm down on my knees, tonight.

As lovely as Bebe Rhexa's voice is, I have to call a timeout on this song to wonder why this sad woman wants to hand over complete decision making to Mr. Wrong? She's obviously not getting what she needs either from the relationship. Get off your knees, girl, and make a clean break!

If you're going through a breakup or anticipating one, make a playlist of songs about heartbreak and break-ups to help get you through that emotional rough patch.

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5. "Head Over Heels" by Tears for Fears

The man in this 1985 pop ditty feels confused and vulnerable. We've all felt like this, right? He is attracted to someone who doesn't reciprocate the intensity of his emotions:

Something happens and I'm head over heels
I never find out till I'm head over heels
Something happens and I'm head over heels
Ah, don't take my heart, don't break my heart
Don't, don't, don't throw it away.

6. "Hot Legs" by Rod Stewart

The man in this 1977 rock tune affectionately refers to the young woman he's seeing as "Hot Legs." She should be calling him "Dirty Old Man." Sure, the standards were different back then, but yuck. Hot Legs is only seventeen, and the guy actually tells her to bring her mother along. This song would not fly today.

There are a number of other popular songs from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s that wouldn't fly today either, so check them out, if you're interested. Standards have certainly changed.

7. "Barefootin'" by Robert Parker

Although this R&B tune from 1965 is simple, it's incredibly catchy. The narrator encourages his audience to stand, take their shoes off, and pat their feet—in other words, dance barefoot! (People also enjoy barefoot running, skiing, hiking, soccer, and skateboarding.)

8. "Falling In Love (Is Hard on The Knees) by Aerosmith

This rock song became an international hit in 1997. It's about a guy who falls in love with various women but feels taken advantage of. They use him for sex which becomes obvious when a partner calls him by someone else's name during lovemaking.

9. "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" by Jake Owen

Nothing says "casual" like being in blue jeans and bare feet. In this 2011 country song, a group of twenty-somethings celebrates their youth down by the local river with beer, music, and friends.

The narrator meets a red-haired beauty who is new to town, then grabs his guitar to entertain his friends as they sing along. Together, they have a southern summer barefoot blue jean night.

If you're a red head like the girl in this song, then add this tune to your playlist of songs that give shout outs to redheads.

10. "Head to Toe" by Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam

Talk about going from zero to 60. Today the woman in this 1987 rock song instantly transitions a friendship to a romantic relationship with a kiss.

It must have been magical because it leads not only to sleeping with him but also to declarations of forever love. Suddenly, she swears she loves him top to bottom, head to toe, promising that she will never leave. Awkward!

"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." - Henry David Thoreau, American writer

"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." - Henry David Thoreau, American writer

11. "Get on Your Feet" by Gloria Estefan

Tired of the status quo? Don't just stand back and let life happen all around you. Stand up, step up, get up on your feet. The world needs you.

This high energy pop song from 1989 encourages you to stop being a bystander in life:

Get on your feet.
Get up and make it happen
Get on your feet
Stand up and take some action.

Whether you change your world through voting or volunteering, celebrate the need to make the world a better place with a playlist of songs about changing the world.

12. "I'm a Believer" by Lenny Kravitz

Although life moves fast, make sure you live for today and remain authentically you. That's the message behind this energetic 2014 rock tune. From his head down to his tippy toes, the narrator believes in living for the moment and being true to himself.

27 Idioms About Legs, Feet and Toes

How many of these leg, foot, and toe idioms do you use?

to have a hollow leg - to be able to consume a large quantity of food or drink

to drag one's feet - to procrastinate

itchy feet - restless

one foot in the grave - to be near death or in very poor health

to have two left feet - to be very clumsy

to dig your heels in - to behave stubbornly

my foot - a way of expressing skepticism

to make one's toes curl - to cause acute disgust, embarrassment, or anguish

to think on one's feet - to solve a problem spontaneously

to be toes up - dead

to put one's foot in it - to do or say something to get oneself in an unfortunate situation

to shake the dust from one's feet - to depart gladly with no intention of ever returning

to get one's sea legs - to become accustomed to being on a ship

to give leg bail - to run away

to shake a leg - to hurry (or to dance)

sex on legs - an extremely sexually attractive person

to find one's feet - to become accustomed

to leg it - to go somewhere on foot

doesn't have a leg to stand on - unsupported by evidence

to wait on someone hand and foot - to serve someone continuously

to cool one's heels - to calm down

can talk the legs off an iron pot - very talkative

to show a leg - to get out of bed

talk the hind legs off a donkey - endlessly talkative

to put one's toe in the water - to try an activity to see if you like it

to shoot oneself in the foot - to say or do something that is not in one's own best interests

to foot the bill - to pay, to accept financial responsibility

13. "Toes" by Zac Brown Band

In this country hit from 2009, the narrator slips off to Mexico for a tropical vacation where he can sit and relax with his toes in the water and a beer in his hand. He enjoys escaping the concrete and cars of the city, trading all that stress for tequila and bikini-clad senoritas.

When his money runs out, the easygoing fella bids farewell to his new friends and returns home to Georgia. He continues his beach party there, this time with his toes in his local lake. Life is good.

14. "On Bended Knee" by Boyz II Men

I don't know whether the dude in this 1994 R&B song is down on one knee or both because he gives mixed messages, however let's just say he's begging his partner for another chance. He doesn't understand what caused their relationship bust-up and just wants it back to be the way it used to be.

Whatever he did to steer it off course, he apologizes and pleads with her to return, refusing to believe their love is over. He seems pretty earnest. Should she give him a chance? The song was an international hit in part because people could identify with it so much.

If you're trying to repair a broken relationship with your ex, why not send them a song from our playlist about reunited love and getting back together?

15. "Down on My Knees" by Trisha Yearwood

In this 1992 country song, the female narrator makes it clear that she values her significant other and doesn't want to be without him. Although she sometimes takes the security of their love for granted, she'd be lost if her partner ever went away. If that occurred, she'd immediately be down on her knees to implore him to return.

"It's better to die standing than live on your knees." - Emiliano Zapata, a Mexican revolutionary

"It's better to die standing than live on your knees." - Emiliano Zapata, a Mexican revolutionary

16. "Knocks Me Off My Feet" by Donell Jones

Are you so enamored with your sweetheart that you could simply faint? If so, you're not the only one. This lovestruck guy loves his darling so much that has knees turn to Jello and he falls out! The 1996 R&B crossover hit was originally recorded by Stevie Wonder in the 1970s, but it was more successful the second time around.

17. "Bubbly" by Colbie Callait

Well, this is awkward. The woman in this cutesy 2007 pop tune describes the exhilaration of being physically attracted to her partner. With all the sophistication of someone much younger, she describes how her lover's sexual charisma appeals to every inch of her body:

You give me feelings I adore
I get the tingles in a silly place
It starts in my toes, and I crinkle my nose
Wherever it goes I always know
That you make me smile, please, stay for a while now
Just take your time, wherever you go.

18. "My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink and I Don't Love Jesus" by Jimmy Buffett

The guy in this 1977 country ditty had too much to drink last night at the local bar. As a result, he woke up among a stranger's silk sheets with a headache and a bad attitude. It's a helluva way to start a day.

If you like this song, why not take a look at our playlist of songs about one-night stands?

19. "Below My Feet" by Mumford & Sons

The narrator in this 2012 rock tune is cold, lost to God, and asleep in a dark grave. He begs not to stay dead by pleading that he's still faintly alive: "Keep the earth beneath my feet." Although he struggles with Christianity, he asks for more time so that he may serve and learn.

20. "When I'm Back on My Feet Again" by Michael Bolton

To be back on your feet again means to be doing better after going through difficult times or circumstances. We don't know the types of challenges the man in this 1989 soft rock song has endured, but he does express his eagerness to move forward with his life.

Acknowledging that getting back on his feet again might take some time, the narrator sees a day in the near future when

  • his eyes will see the sun
  • his tears will dry up
  • he'll stand tall and project an image of strength again, and
  • he'll be proud to be out in public.

If you're facing a personal battle in your own life, stay committed to overcoming your obstacles using a motivational playlist of songs about survival and triumphing in the face of challenge.

"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm." - Abraham Lincoln, 16th American President

"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm." - Abraham Lincoln, 16th American President

Even More Songs About Legs and Feet

Do you have a suggestion for a song that should be on this Legs, Feet & Toes playlist? Make a comment below

SongsArtistYear Released

21. Two Bare Feet

Katie Melua

2009

22. Barefoot and Crazy

Jack Ingram

2009

23. Feet Don't Fail Me

Queens of the Stone Age

2017

24. Knee Deep

Zac Brown Band (featuring Jimmy Buffett)

2011

25. Barefoot and Buckwild

Lauren Alaina

2013

26. Feet Don't Touch the Ground

Stoney LaRue

2007

27. Knock Me Off My Feet

Dan Talevski

2016

28. Stomp Your Hands, Clap Your Feet

Quiet Riot

1984

29. Feet in the Water

3 Doors Down

2009

30. Back on the Ground

Scotty McCreery

2011

31. Under My Feet

Ginny Blackmore

2015

32. Did I Shave My Legs for This?

Deana Carter

1997

33. Now My Feet Won't Touch the Ground

Coldplay

2008

34. Feet Wet

Corey Smith

2015

35. Feet Don't Fail Me

NEEDTOBREATHE

2014

36. Shake a Leg

AC/DC

1980

37. Get on Your Knees

Nicki Minaj (featuring Ariana Grande)

2014

38. Girl Almighty

One Direction

2014

39. Drop Dead Legs

Van Halen

1984

40. On Your Knees

Great White

1987

41. The Ground Beneath Her Feet

U2

2000

42. The First

Teagan and Sara

2000

43. Get a Leg Up

John Cougar Mellencamp

1991

44. Toe to Toe

Barenaked Ladies

2014

45. Cold Feet

Tracy Chapman

1995

46. Head Over Feet

Alanis Morrisette

1995

47. Tippy Toes

Robin Thicke

2014

48. Back on My Feet Again

The Babys

1980

49. 3 Legs

Paul & Linda McCartney

1971

50. Stink-Feet

Frank Zappa

1974

51. Agony of Defeet

Parliament

1980

52. Legs (Bring the Wolf Out of Me)

Sun

1983

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 FlourishAnyway

Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 01, 2020:

Peggy - There truly is a playlist for just about everything. Some topics are a little tougher than others, though.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 01, 2020:

At least I was familiar with "Barefootin." It is amazing there are so many different topics for songs!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 17, 2019:

Ramengi - These were fun additions. Thanks for your comment and have a great day!

Ramengi on October 16, 2019:

I have three more:

Frank Zappa, "Stink-foot" (Most thorough story? Complete with a talking dog showing up at the end!)

Parliament: "Agony of defeet" (by far the best title!)

and a bit more middle-of-the-road:

Sun: "Legs (bring the wolf out of me)"

These three are spot on for the list IMHO. All three don't only mention feet or legs, they are *about* feet or legs!

I am not so sure if this really fits despite the title, because it isn't really about legs or feet:

Funkadelic "(Not Just) Knee Deep"

but then, how many songs on the list are really about legs or feet?

Zappa also has "Dancin fool" without feet or legs in the title but with the important line "one of my legs is longer than the other and both of my feet too long".

There are many songs about legs and feet. :)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 24, 2019:

Lori - No problem. Easy a fair amount. I hope you keep writing. I look forward to seeing what else you write!

Lori Staley Truzy from Raleigh, NC on February 24, 2019:

Guess I missed it.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 24, 2019:

Lori - It's listed as #13, but I appreciate the suggestion. Have a great week ahead! Thanks for visiting.

Lori Staley Truzy from Raleigh, NC on February 24, 2019:

How about "Toes" by Zac Brown Band?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 14, 2018:

Nat Zen - I hope you enjoyed the playlist. Taking a good look at lyrics sometimes gives you a surprise about what you've been tapping your feet to. Thanks for reading.

Nat Zen on November 14, 2018:

I just had to click this article for it's interesting and unique title! Great Hub! I will never hear these songs the same way again!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 14, 2018:

Liz - Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Liz Westwood from UK on October 14, 2018:

I had no idea there were so many songs about legs and feet. Another great compilation.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 13, 2018:

Genna - Thank you for that nice compliment. I haven't run out of topics yet! I love Rod Stewart, too. He's timeless to me!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on October 13, 2018:

As I sit here, listening to the music, I continue to be amazed at your boundless themes for song...you are remarkable. :-) I haven't heard Stewart's Hot Legs in a gazillion years. Just loved this. Thank you!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 11, 2018:

Peg - I love Rod Stewart. I just never thought much about any of his lyrics! Hope you are doing well.

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on October 11, 2018:

Amazing that so many songs have been written about legs and feet. Back in the forties, women's legs were called gams. (Nice gams.) Of course, you can't say that anymore. Listening now to Rod Stewart. Brings back fun memories!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 09, 2018:

Dora - Their sound is timeless. Glad you enjoyed this. Have a wonderful week, sweet lady.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 09, 2018:

I love the sound of Boyz II Men. Played their song while I read your interesting list. What great ideas you have! Thanks for sharing.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 09, 2018:

Devika - Thank you for your comment.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 09, 2018:

I like this list of songs. I never thought about these songs in the way you did. An interesting approach here.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Linda - Thank you! There's a playlist for just about everything!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 08, 2018:

You have so many good ideas for playlist themes, Flourish. I would never have thought of looking for songs about legs and feet!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Mary - Thank you for reading. I enjoy the idioms, as I always find some that stump me as well and enjoy adding those so people can hopefully learn a tidbit or two. Have a wonderful week.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 08, 2018:

I love the songs but I enjoyed the idioms. I am not familiar with a few so I got to learn something new.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Tim - I'm just a little slow on the draw tonight, that's all. That ZZ Top song is certainly sexist. The narrator is loving the girl for her shapely legs rather than her brain -- so like TOTALLY 1984.

But don't worry because the leggy lady went on to become corporate VP of something or other and used a business degree to get there. And the guy clarified that it was indeed fried chicken legs that he was referring to, not his friend's legs, as he would never disrespect her.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Linda - I gladly welcome cool weather. Not only do I dislike the heat but also I find it yucky to look at people's toes. I would much rather have them wrap up those bad boys in some tennis shoes so I can't see them. Call it weird, but it's just a pet peeve of mine. You're right about that song! That is going way, way back! Have a wonderful night in your wool socks.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on October 08, 2018:

Hi, Flourish,

I'll try this again. I don't think I posted my last comment and you may not have seen it.

Your playlist is great. I love the ones I have listened to since first reading your play list.

Very creative.

I think legs and feet should be honored. They are so important and don't get much notice, as you pointed out.

I remember the Z-Z Top song, though. On first hearing it, I thought it a bit sexist. But I enjoy the guitar playing of those guys, so I ignored many of the lyrics.

However, your list is wonderful, interesting, and entertaining.

Much gratitude,

Sincerely,

Tim

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Sam Montana - Thanks for the song suggestion and for reading. Have a great week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Tim - Now that I have fried chicken legs in my mind, I'll never hear that song quite the same way, you know. Thanks for the laugh. Have a great week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Frances - It's a wonderful motto for life! We all need a righteous cause that we'd fight for. Thank you for reading.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Chris - Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment. I certainly didn't expect to gather this many songs about legs, feet, and toes! Go figure!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Heidi - Happy Monday to you, too! Have a great week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Bill - Well, I guess now you have 48 songs to pick from! Thanks for stopping by!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Leland - That's actually #1, "Legs" by ZZ Top. My favorite song on the playlist! Thanks for stopping by!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Louise - Thank you for stopping by! My favorite is "Legs" by ZZ Top. Have a great week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Pamela - It's funny how there does seem to be a playlist for just about anything, eh? Thanks for reading!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on October 08, 2018:

If ZZ Top's Legs and Rod Stewart's Hot Legs weren't in this list, I would've been shocked. :) Fun list, as always. Happy Monday!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Shawindi Silva - I definitely enjoy music. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

Frances Metcalfe from The Limousin, France on October 08, 2018:

Another great playlist, Flourish. I love the sentiment better to die on your feet than die on your knees. Don't you think that's great advocate for life in general? I'm doing my best!

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on October 08, 2018:

I'm glad you mentioned Z-Z Top first. Although I would make fun of this song and swore the narrator really wanted some good home cooked chicken legs.

The feet and legs do so much for us. I'm glad you created this play list. Many of these are unfamiliar to me, but I will become acquainted with them.

Excellent work as always, Flourish.

Love your creative mind.

Much respect and admiration,

Tim

Krzysztof Willman from Parlin, New Jersey on October 08, 2018:

That's a fun topic to make a playlist about. I had no idea how many songs were about legs and feet. I hope the research into this topic/playlist was equally fun.

Sam Montana from Colorado on October 08, 2018:

Fun article. You left off "3 Legs" by Paul McCartney from the Ram album.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on October 08, 2018:

Love this, but unfortunately it's now time to cover up with wool socks and Birkenstocks again.

May I suggest one more for your happy list? (It's WAAAAY before your time). "Happy Feet" by Paul Whiteman and his Rhythm Boys with Bing Crosby, 1930.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 08, 2018:

I had nothing...absolutely zero guesses. You stumped me!

Leland Johnson from Midland MI on October 08, 2018:

What about "She's got legs" ZZ Top?

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on October 08, 2018:

That was so much fun to read! Who knew there is so many songs about legs and feet! There's so many great songs in your list!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 08, 2018:

I never would have even thought about this topic for songs. Many were new to me, but it was interesting.

Shawindi Silva from Sri lanka on October 08, 2018:

All right, I think you are interested in music, isn't it? If yes I would like to read more articles about songs from you. It is great.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 08, 2018:

Shawindi Silva - Thanks.

Shawindi Silva from Sri lanka on October 08, 2018:

Interesting !!