Song titles that are girls’ names

I was particularly proud of this song queue I created this morning:

Kathleen, Josh Ritter
Evangeline, Matthew Sweet
Gracie, Ben Folds
Jolene, Cake
Allison, Pixies
Gloria, Them
Maybellene, Chuck Berry
Layla, Derek And The Dominos
Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
Peggy Sue, Buddy Holly
Lola, The Kinks
Roxanne, The Police
Alison, Elvis Costello
Jezebel, Iron & Wine
Julianne, Ben Folds Five
Kate, Ben Folds Five
Mary, Joe Purdy
Laura, Charlie Parker

I’m sure there are tons more, but these are the ones I thought of / found on our tunez server this morning.

10 Replies to “Song titles that are girls’ names”

  1. There are probably as many of those as there are names for girls. You should continue the list.

    You’ll need these…

    Luka – Suzanne Vega
    Sara – Starship
    Veronica – Elvis Costello
    Jenny – Tommy Tutone
    Mandy – Barry Manilow
    Rosanna – Toto
    Ana Ng – TMBG
    Wendy – Beach Boys
    Eleanor Rigby – Beatles
    Josephine – Wallflowers
    Cecilia – Simon and Garfunkel
    Daria – Cake
    Janeane – Muckafurgason
    Christie Lee – Billy Joel
    Susie Q – CCR

  2. I also forgot this lovely gem that can be found on the old Rev 105 Archive disk: Caroline, by Kirsty MacColl. This is an incredibly catchy tune, that I got stuck in my head this morning after checking the book Coraline (by Neil Gaiman) out from the Minneapolis Public Library.

    I couldn’t immediately remember who sings it (because I don’t know this Kirsty MacColl at all–maybe I should–), so I searched from my iphone, and got hundreds of song titles containing Caroline, including titles by OutKast, Fleetwood Mac, David Gray and Low. Now I want to find all these and listen to them!

  3. So to sum my previous comment up:
    Caroline, by Kirsty MacColl
    Caroline, by Low
    Caroline, by OutKast

    I haven’t listened to the others yet. Here’s some more “new” ones:

    Cecilia Ann – The Pixies
    Priscilla – Suzanne Vega
    Isobel – Bjork
    Lydia – Her Space Holiday
    Nanci – Toad The Wet Sprocket
    Chelsea – Counting Crows
    Gina – Geggy Tah
    Margaret – Jill Sobule

  4. john e. smoke-butthole surfers
    naomi-neutral milk hotel
    daniel-elton john
    madeline-mary – bonnie prince billy
    julio iglesias-butthole surfers
    dorothy-critters buggin
    ziggy stardust-david bowie
    clementine-elliot smith
    louise-howlin wolf
    doralee-jesse sykes
    anne-john frusciante
    vincent van gough, salvador dali-jonathan richman
    laura, sally walker – leadbelly
    suzanne-leonard cohen
    rubin-marvin pontiac
    lizzy, joan of arc – melvins
    frankie, louis collins-mississippi john hurt
    gideon-my morning jacket
    seamus-pink floyd
    louise-shannon wright
    lucinda-tom waits
    dudley-yeah yeah yeahs

  5. wendy was by the association not the beach boys
    a lot missing here i was looking for an actual list but yall helped with some .. although don’t limit yourself to pop / rock ya missed a bunch of country songs

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