The Music of Ross Dress For Less

A few years ago my wife (girlfriend at the time) and I were driving through downtown Dallas when a very familiar song came through the radio. The Song was I Melt With You by Modern English.

Without thinking I said to her “ Oh, this is one of my favorite Ross Dress for Less Playlist Songs”.


I then had to explain to her that I spent an inordinate amount of time hanging out in Ross stores when I was young. My dad traveled for work a lot which meant I spent most of my time being the third wheel for my mother and sister’s weekend shopping excursions. This almost always included trips to Ross, TJ Maxx, and Marshall’s. From the outside…..hell even from the inside, all of these stores were basically the same. If you wanted a pair of Tommy Hilfiger jeans for cheap in the 90’s you went to one of these 3 stores. The zipper might be sewn in backwards, you may have a non functioning pocket or maybe they were just few seasons too old to be cool  but “who cares?” they were $10-$15 cheaper! Woo! Even though these 3 stores were all so similar in so many ways there was 1 BIG difference to me and I noticed it almost immediately even as a little kid.

Ross had a bomb-ass playlist of catchy as hell songs.

One-hit wonders, musical geniuses, and even some downright sexy tunes for little Josh to enjoy while his Mom and big sis tried on all of the most fashionable and sometimes slightly irregular clothes they wanted.

Josh’s Top 10 Ross Dress for Less Playlist:

  1. Ace of Base “All That She Wants”

  2. The Police “Roxanne”

  3. Modern English “I Melt With You”

  4. Simple Minds “Don’t You Forget About Me”

  5. INXS “Need You Tonight”

  6. Robert Palmer “Addicted to Love”

  7. Tears for Fears “Head Over Heels”

  8. Dead or Alive “You Spin Me Round”

  9. Lou Bega “Mambo No. 5”

  10. Baltimora ”Tarzan Boy”

Of course, my list does not even scrape the surface of the awesome songs that Ross drilled into my brain. What are you favorite Ross songs? Do you have any songs that remind you of a specific retail store? Let us know.

Posted on January 8, 2018 .