The Marie Claire Denim Playlist

In honor of Marie Claire's first-ever denim issue, editor Lauren Valenti chooses her favorite odes to the indigo stuff.

Putting the cultural significance of denim into words is a tall order, but I like to think Yves Saint Laurent said it best: "They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, [and] simplicity."

The beauty of blue jeans is that they are all things, to all people. And because music and style are so intrinsically linked, many an artist has waxed poetic about the all-American staple in their songs.

In honor of our first-ever denim issue, we're pressing play on the quintessential odes including Stevie Nicks' "Blue Denim" [you got them 501's and I got my own jeans], Ginuwine's "In Those Jeans" [looking good plenty tight, tell me is there any more room for me] and, Lana Del Rey's "Blue Jeans" [Blue jeans, white shirt, walked into the room, you know you made my eyes burn].

Throw on your favorite pair — may they be acid-washed, distressed, skin-tight, or bell-bottomed — and let this 14-track playlist remind you why it doesn't cooler, or more classic, than blue jeans.

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