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Old 08-26-05, 05:03 AM
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Song titles that are girl's names

Alison by ElvisCostello
Beth by KISS
Melissa by Allman Bros

Name some more.
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Old 08-26-05, 05:27 AM
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Compiled from my collection or from personal recollection:

Amie - Pure Prairie League
Veronica - Elvis Costello
Li'l Christine - Material Issue
Diane - Material Issue
Renee Remains The Same - Material Issue
Valerie Loves Me - Material Issue
Valerie - Steve Winwood
Christine Sixteen - KISS
Shandi - KISS
Angie - Rolling Stones
Angie Baby - Helen Reddy
Lenny - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Mary Had A Little Lamb - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Maria - Men At Work
Lisa Listen - Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
Lisa, Listen To Me - Blood Sweat & Tears
Annie Christian - Prince
Annie's Song - John Denver
Good Judy Girlfriend - Carmen Electra
Come Back Traci - Sloppy Seconds
Stuffin' Martha's Muffin - Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper
Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Love-Child - Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper
Mandy - Barry Manilow
Carmen - Paula Cole
Carmen - Tony Orlando & Dawn
Who's In The Strawberry Patch With Sally - Tony Orlando & Dawn
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Dinner With Delores - Prince
My Sharona - The Knack
Lucinda - The Knack
Roxanne - The Police
Lorelei - Styx
Little Suzie - Styx
Suzi (Wants Her All-Day What?) - Extreme
Jill - Harry Connick, Jr.
Ana Ng - They Might Be Giants
Jenny (867-5309) - Tommy Tutone
Sweet Mary Of Silence - Mazzy Star
Hands Of Mary - Kari Wuhrer
Mary Ann Is A Pistol - Brother Phelps
The Return Of Maggie Brown - Del Amitri
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Desiree - Neil Diamond
Alice's Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie
Little Jeannie - Elton John
Barbara Ann - Beach Boys
I Ain't Sharin' Sharon - Jim Stafford
Cow Patty - Jim Stafford
Jennifer - Bobby Sherman
The Ballad of Dorothy Parker - Prince
Sarah - Prince
Darling Nikki - Prince
Angelia - Richard Marx
My Michelle - Guns N' Roses
Michelle - The Beatles
When Margaret Comes To Town - John Mellencamp
Jack & Diane - John "Cougar" Mellencamp
All For Leyna - Billy Joel
Pamela - Toto
Rosanna - Toto
Layla - Derek & The Dominoes/Eric Clapton
Gloria - Laura Branigan
Gloria - Van Morrison
Jamie's Cryin' - Van Halen
Liza Jane - Vince Gill
Leona - Sawyer Brown
Betty's Bein' Bad - Sawyer Brown
Black Betty - Ram Jam
Carrie Ann - Styx
Carrie Ann - The Hollies
Carrie - Europe
Amanda - Boston
Hollyann - Boston
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry

Ok...that's about all I can come up with in my state of boredom. I'm going to bed now.

EDIT: Since the Count came back and elaborated, I scratched out the songs containing any other word other than a girl's name. I guess I should have realized that his description was actually pretty simple.

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Old 08-26-05, 07:43 AM
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I made a cd like this about 4 years ago, I'll have to dig it up.

Most popular name seems to be Mary. There are 3 songs listed above, here are some more:

Proud Mary - CCR
Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty...
Crazy Mary - Pearl Jam
Suite Sister Mary - Queensryche
The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix

Few others off the top of my head:

Della Brown - Queensryche
Lady Jane - Queesryche
Anna Lee - Dream Theater

Jack & Diane - John Mellencamp
Downeaster Alexa - Billy Joel (about a boat, but Alexa is his daughters name)

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Old 08-26-05, 08:24 AM
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Unless I missed it above, I can't believe with the Mary mentions no one thought of:
"Mary, Mary" -The Monkees

Also (only listing what I own):
"All The Young Girls Love Alice" -Elton John
"Angeline" -Elton John
"Annie's Driftin' Heart" -Sue Foley
"Baby Jane" -Rod Stewart
"Be My Yoko Ono" -Barenaked Ladies
"Cappuccino Rosie" -Jason & The Scorchers
"Caroline" -Fleetwood Mac
"Christie Lee" -Billy Joel
"Citizen Jane" -Bernie Taupin (it's been awhile since I've heard the song, but I think that's the title, from his "Tribe" album)
"Cushie Butterfield" -Sting (don't ask who originally did it.. actually, not that I really know, but I think it may be 'traditional')
"Dear Yoko" -John Lennon
"Deborah" -Dave Edmunds
"Don't Listen To Linda" -The Monkees
"Donna" -Ritchie Valens
"Emily" -Elton John
"Enid" -Barenaked Ladies
"Gina" -Stray Cats
"Gloria" -Brian Setzer Orchestra
"Hello Mary Lou" -Ricky Nelson
"Jane" -Barenaked Ladies
"Janie, Don't Take Your Love To Town" -Jon Bon Jovi
"Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie" -Eddie Cochran
"Joanne" -Michael Nesmith
"Josephine" -Billy Joel
"Lady Samantha" -Elton John
"Laura" -Billy Joel
"Leave Virginia Alone" -Rod Stewart
"Louise" -Oingo Boingo
"Maria" -Blondie
"Maria" -Brian Setzer
"Marie Provest" -Nick Lowe
"Mary" -Oingo Boingo
"Maybe Katie" -Barenaked Ladies
"Me & Sara Jane" -Genesis
"Michelle's Song" -Elton John
"Miranda" -Fleetwood Mac
"Miss Gradenko" -The Police
"Maureen" -Nick Lowe
"Oh Diane" -Fleetwood Mac
"Peggy Sue" -Buddy Holly (and the sequal, "Peggy Sue Got Married")
"Poor Jenny" -Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds (a cover song)
"Romeo & Juliet" -Dire Straits
"Rosalinda" -Billy Joel
"Rosie In The Middle" -Brian Setzer
"(Be My Girl) Sally" -The Police
"Sandy" -Air Supply
"Santa Rosa Rita" -'68 Comeback Special
"Sue's Boogaloo" -Sue Foley
"Susie (Dramas)" -Elton John
"Suzie Q" -CCR, though I forget who did it originally.. Screaming Jay Hawkins..?
"Suzanne" -Peter Gabriel (cover of a Leonard Cohen song)
"Switchboard Susan" -Nick Lowe
"Take A Message To Mary" -Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds (another cover song)
"There Goes Lucy" -Rembrandts
"Valleri" -The Monkees
"Welcome To The Room...Sara" -Fleetwood Mac

I'm sure I could think of more given time..

(in a constant state of editing...! Is my taste in music showing yet? )

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Old 08-26-05, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
I made a cd like this about 4 years ago, I'll have to dig it up.

Most popular name seems to be Mary. There are 3 songs listed above, here are some more:

Proud Mary - CCR
Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty...
Crazy Mary - Pearl Jam
Suite Sister Mary - Queensryche
The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
How about Cross Eyed Mary? Did not see it listed.
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Julia- The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby- The Beatles
Judith- A Perfect Circle
Isobel- Bjork
Song for Myla Goldberg- The Decemberists
Jacqueline- Franz Ferdinand
All for you, Sophia- Franz Ferdinand
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Originally Posted by Cusm
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Sara - Ween
Also a "Sara" by Fleetwood Mac and Starship.
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Originally Posted by reverie
"Suzie Q" -CCR, though I forget who did it originally.. Screaming Jay Hawkins..?
50s rockabilly Dale Hawkins. Later on he produced "Western Union" by The Five Americans.

I'm trying to limit these to what the OP said, titles that ARE girls' names, not just that have girls' names in the title:

Sexy Sadie - The Beatles
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Lucille - Little Richard
Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Maybellene - Chuck Berry
Nadine - Chuck Berry
Wendy - The Beach Boys
Windy - The Association
Lola - The Kinks (you did say girls' names, not actual girls)
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Brandy - Looking Glass
Liza - composers: Gershwin, Gershwin, Kahn
Polk Salad Annie - Billy Joe Royal
Short Fat Fannie - Larry Williams
Delilah - Tom Jones
Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond
Laura - composer: Raskin
Diana - Paul Anka
Oh! Carol - Paul Anka (a bit of a cheat, with the Oh!)
Tammy - Debbie Reynolds
Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway
Sherry - The Four Seasons
Jennifer Juniper - Donovan
Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy
Candida - Tony Orlando and Dawn
Melissa - Allman Brothers (apparently the title isn't "Sweet Melissa")
Jessica - Allman Brothers

Sorry if there are any duplicates from others in the thread ...

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50s rockabilly Dale Hawkins. Later on he produced "Western Union" by The Five Americans.

I'm trying to limit these to what the OP said, titles that ARE girls' names, not just that have girls' names in the title:
Ah yes, you are correct! I even have it on a compilation... bad me!

I stuck to names first, but then I saw everyone else continuing on, so like a good American I blindly followed!

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Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Gotcha covered on that one.
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Mary Mary - Run DMC
Rhianna - Fleetwood Mac
Misty - Ray Stevens
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Personally, I started naming songs on the assumption that the OP meant to say "songs that have girls' names in them" or "songs that contain girls' names". I guess he can clarify if he wants.

Julie, Do Ya Love Me - Bobby Sherman
Meet Virginia - Train
Lovely Rita Meter Maid - The Beatles
Song For Catherine - K's Choice

Pollyanne - Meredith Brooks
Maggie M'Gill - The Doors
Darlene - Led Zeppelin
Susannah's Pajamas - The Family
Think Of Laura - Christopher Cross


EDIT: Same here.

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Originally Posted by bigjim25
Misty - Ray Stevens
[title Nazi]

This is the Errol Garner/Johnny Burke song, right? "Look at me, I'm as helpless as a kitten up a tree ...".

"Misty" is this case is an adjective, not a name. Sample lyrics:

"I get misty just holding your hand"
"I get misty the moment you're near"
etc.

[/title Nazi]
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Originally Posted by obscurelabel
[title Nazi]

This is the Errol Garner/Johnny Burke song, right? "Look at me, I'm as helpless as a kitten up a tree ...".

"Misty" is this case is an adjective, not a name. Sample lyrics:

"I get misty just holding your hand"
"I get misty the moment you're near"
etc.

[/title Nazi]
You're correct. I gotta call the same thing on "Miss Gradenko" by The Police. It might be about a girl, but I don't think that qualifies as a girl's name.
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You're correct. I gotta call the same thing on "Miss Gradenko" by The Police. It might be about a girl, but I don't think that qualifies as a girl's name.




Thank you, Count, for this thread. It has kept my mind well entertained during work, and just thinking of lots of songs I haven't in ages!
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Oh, I almost forgot. "Yoko" is a parasite, not a woman.
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Oh, I almost forgot. "Yoko" is a parasite, not a woman.
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Here's a weird coincidence...

In naming songs early this morning, and perusing them again when I woke up earlier, I saw I had named "Gloria" by Laura Branigan. I was reminded that she passed away a while back, and I looked up her website to see how long ago it had been.

It's been exactly one year ago today! Weird, huh?
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