Tuesday, February 22, 2011

100 Best Songs with a Girl's Name in the Title - Part 1 of 5

The other day I was looking at an album that had several songs with a girl's name in the title. Then I started thinking of some others "Girl's Name Songs" and decided to compile a list of my favorites - there are hundreds of them! Shrinking the list is proving to be quite a challenge, so I'm going to limit it to 100. This is Part 1 in a 5 Part series.

Scroll down to the bottom to listen to this entire series on Spotify. - Bret

See Emily Play - Pink Floyd
Released as non-album single; appeared on the U.S. edition of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)

The Wind Cries Mary - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
From the album Are You Experienced (1967)

Jane Says - Jane's Addiction
From the album Nothing's Shocking (1988)

Angie - The Rolling Stones
From the album Goats Head Soup (1973)

A Letter to Elise - The Cure
From the album Wish (1992)

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles
From the album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

Sweet Jane - The Velvet Underground
From the album Loaded (1970)

Virginia Plain - Roxy Music
From the album Roxy Music (1972)

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Released as non-album single (1969)

Christine's Tune - The Flying Burrito Brothers
From the album The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969)

Letter to Hermione - David Bowie
From the album Space Oddity (1969)

Shayla - Blondie
From the album Eat to the Beat (1979)

Marian - The Sisters of Mercy
From the album First and Last and Always (1985)

Lenny - Stevie Ray Vauhghan
From the album Texas Flood (1983)

Allison Road - Gin Blossoms
From the album New Miserable Experience (1992)

Roxanne - The Police
From the album Outlandos d'Amour (1978)

Tomorrow, Wendy - Concrete Blonde
From the album Bloodletting (1990); original version by Andy Prieboy

Sheila Take a Bow - The Smiths
Released as non-album single; on the compilation Louder Than Bombs (1987)

Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
From the album Revolver (1966)

Caroline Says II - Lou Reed
From the album Berlin (1973)

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  1. what, no layla from eric clapton?

  2. Carrie/Europe...Amanda/Boston...Rosanna/Toto. Did I miss Michelle/Beatles on your list? Fly High, Michele/Enuff Z'Nuff.

  3. Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel... Lola - The Kinks

  4. From Randy Newman's classic "12 Songs,"


  5. Layla has to be #1!! No doubt about it! Best some ever!