ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man
"Sharp Dressed Man" is a song performed by ZZ Top from their 1983 album Eliminator. The song was produced by band manager Bill Ham, and recorded and mixed by Terry Manning. Pre-production recording engineer Linden Hudson was very involved in the early stages of this song's production.
The guitar solo in the song was chosen by Guitar World as number 43 in their 2009 list of the 50 Greatest Guitar Solos.
The "Sharp Dressed Man" music video continues the story of the "Gimme All Your Lovin'" video, and forms a loose trilogy ending with the video for "Legs". In the video, a male parking valet is remade as a star by a trio of women driving up in the Eliminator car; the band grants him the keys to the car.
The video was directed by Tim Newman, who had also directed the video for "Gimme All Your Lovin'". Warner Bros. Records record executive Jeff Ayeroff said that Warner did not want to do a second video, but he convinced them to pay more money for the "Sharp Dressed Man" video.
Clean shirt, new shoes And I don't know where I am goin' to Silk suit, black tie, I don't need a reason why They come runnin' just as fast as they can 'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man
Gold watch, diamond ring, I ain't missin' not a single thing Cufflinks, stick pin, When I step out I'm gonna do you in They come runnin' just as fast as they can 'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man
Top coat, top hat, And I don't worry 'cause my wallet's fat Black shades, white gloves, Lookin' sharp lookin' for love They come runnin' just as fast as they can 'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man
Songwriters: Frank Beard / Billy Gibbons / Dusty Hill Sharp Dressed Man lyrics © BMG Rights Management