Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Post About Songs About Girls

No Wednesday song yesterday, because I figured I would let that gargantuan post have its run of the place for a full day. To make up for it, this week's song (embedded below) also involves a game you can play along with if you'd like -- songs with a woman's name as the title. Has to be just a name. This eliminates, for instance, "To Ramona" and "Sweet Jane." A cursory scan of my music collection turns up these as examples: "Debra" by Beck; "Julianne" by Ben Folds Five; "Alison" by Elvis Costello; "Fiona" by Lyle Lovett; "Ann Jane" by The Jayhawks; "Diane" by Material Issue; "Roxanne" by The Police; "Emma" by Richard Buckner, etc., etc. I'm leaving out several of my favorites. Feel free to include yours in the comments.

And now for the song: "Lola" by The Kinks. Enjoy.


Blogger travisneal said...

I play this game on long road trips with friends, so I am curious too see some more answers. It is funny how every trip I have to correct someone who answers with "Velouria" by The Pixies or "Tyler" by The Toadies.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Dan Carlson said...

"Angelyne," The Jayhawks
"Victoria Lee," Old 97's
"Josephine," The Wallflowers
"Maureen," Fountains of Wayne
"Winona," Matthew Sweet
"Veronica," Elvis Costello
"Jolene," Dolly Parton

That's all I can remember. I've got an iTunes playlist with nothing but name songs.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

The White Stripes do a great cover "Jolene"

9:54 AM  
Blogger Cindy Fey said...

Buddy Holly "Peggy Sue"

9:36 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

Angie, Rolling Stones
Bertha, Grateful Dead
Alison & Veronica, Elvis Costello
Barbara Ann, Beach Boys
Melissa, Allman Bros.
Gina, Blues Traveller
Daria, Cake
Kate, Ben Folds Five
Suzie Q, CCR
Katie Mae, Grateful Dead (w/ Pigpen)
Maggie Mae, The Beatles/Rod Stewart
Rosalita, Bruce Springsteen
Sara, Bob Dylan

love it,
fun (road trip) game, indeed!
thanks, as ever,

11:12 PM  
Anonymous pf said...

G-L-O-R-I-A! van morrison/Them

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Evangeline" by Matthew Sweet
"Arlene" by Widespread Panic

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um. Why can't you answer with Velouria by the Pixies?

5:50 AM  

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