Got the Rolly on My Arm and I’m Pouring Chandon: A History of Labels in Lyrics
It seems like you can’t turn on the radio, or more realistically open up your Pandora, without hearing some serious name-dropping in your favorite tunes. But label-whoring in lyrics goes way back in the day before Kanye West was the Louis Vuitton Don and Gwen Stefani‘s Harajuku-mania.
Eartha Kitt – “Santa Baby” (1953)
Lyric: “Come and trim my Christmas tree/With some decorations bought at Tiffany’s.”