Name that song! What are your favorite songs with a name in the title?

This question was inspired by my response to a contact's question. It was in regards to a song dedication for her dog that passed away. I responded with Henry Gross - "Shannon"

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I always get a kick when on YouTube, I read comments such as "My name is _______ and my parents named me after this song"..

That said, one of my faves was a power ballad that I used to dedicate to an ex girlfriend of mine..

Boston - "Amanda"

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I know The Beatles have had many..What's your favorite? Oh, and BTW, no generic list in alphabetical order, please.


58 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    I'm listing songs from my high school sock hop years:

    Norman - Sue Thompson

    Denise - Randy & the Rainbows

    Harvey's gotta girlfriend - The Royal Teens

    Bobby's girl - Marcie Blaine

    Sherry - The Four Seasons

    Lucille - The Everly Brothers

    Claudette - The Everly Bros.

    Johnny Jingo - Hayley Mills

    Sheila - Tommy Roe

    Donna - Ritchie Valens

    Jim Dandy - Lavern Baker

    Please don't ask about Barbara - Bobby Vee

    I saw Linda yesterday - Dickey Lee

    Oh, Carol - Neil Sedaka

    Just tell her Jim said hello - Elvis Presley

    Maries's the name of his latest flame - Elvis

    Tammy - Debbie Reynolds

    Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly

    Michael (row the boat ashore) - The Highwaymen

    Hello, Mary-Lou - Ricky Nelson

    Gina - Johnny Mathis

    Diana - Paul Anka

    Betty in Bermudas - The Dovells

    Runaround Sue - Dion

    Hey, Paula - Paul & Paula

    Judy's turn to cry - Lesley Gore

    Frankie (my darling) - Connie Francis

    Teddy - Connie Francis

    Cindy's birthday - Johnny Crawford

    James (hold the ladder steady) - Sue Thompson

    Eddie my love - The Teen Queens

    Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares

    Amy - Paul Peterson

    Tall Paul - Annette Funicello

    Sally go 'round the roses - The Jaynetts

    Maria Elena - Los Indios Tabajaras

    Hit the road, Jack - Ray Charles (from 1961 but it's still popular within American society)

    Source(s): I hope this wasn't what you called a generic list. If it is I'll start shortening my future answers.....I need to squelch my prolixity, Harvey.
  • ?
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    10 years ago

    Amber- Stick To Your Guns

    Erida- Stick To Your Guns (She's the Goddess Of Hate, so I think it counts)

    To Izzy And The Boys- The Last Starfighter

    Logan Circle: A New Hope

    You're Not Salinger, Get Over It- The Wonder Years

    Solo & Chewy: Holdin' It Down- The Wonder Years

    Jesus Of Suburbia- Green Day

    Mike Kennedy Is A Bad Friend- The Wonder Years

    Gaia Bleeds- Set Your Goals (Earth Goddess)

    Polly- Nirvana

    Franco Un-American- NOFX (Like James Franco lol)

    Buzz Aldrin: The Poster Boy For Second Place- The Wonder Years

    Washington Square Park- The Wonder Years

    Andria- La Dispute

    New Years With Carl Weathers- The Wonder Years

    Ramirez- The Acacia Strain

    See God- Trapped Under Ice

    Raphael- Set Your Goals

    My Life As Rob Gordon- The Wonder Years

    Hey There Delilah- Plain White T's

    Source(s): Itunes
  • 10 years ago

    Ah, so many..

    Guys First-

    Chuck E's In Love - Rickie Lee Jones

    Jimmy Mack - Martha and the Vandellas

    Mark on the Bus - Beastie Boys

    Sweet Baby James - James Taylor

    You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon

    Louie Louie - The Kingsmen

    Jesse's Girl - Rick Springfield

    Hey Jude- Beatles, yes it's a


    4th of July Sandy - Bruce Springsteen

    Rosalita - Bruce Springsteen

    Bobby Jean- Bruce Springsteen

    Amanda -Boston

    Jenny- Tommy Tutone

    Proud Mary - Ike and Tina Turner

    Sarah Smiled - Hall & Oates

    Jefferson Starship - "Jane"

    Valerie -Steve Winwood

    Cecilia -Simon & Garfunkel

    Layla -Eric Clapton


    Oh Sheila - Ready for the World -

    Roxanne -The Police

    Melissa -The Allman Brothers

    Penny Lane- Beatles..(most from the Beatles)

    ....and many more.... :)

    Source(s): Sandy Songs - Personal Audio File..(That's Me : )
  • 6 years ago

    Favourite song of all time = Bruce Guthro - Without Words

    Runrig - Clash Of The Ash

    Skillet - One Day Too Late

    The Fray - How To Save A Life

    MIKA - My Interprotation

    Daniel Powter - If Only I Could Cry

    David Glen Eisley - Sweet Victory

    Guns N Roses - Sweet Child O Mine

    Lyrnyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama

    Gary Jules - Mad World (rock version)

    Smash Mouth - All Star

    Blink 182 - All The Small Things

    Green Day - American Idiot

    Paramore - That's What You Get

    Evanescence - Bring Me To Life

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  • 10 years ago

    Billie Jean...Michael Jackson

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    Nikita...Elton John

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  • Ryan
    Lv 5
    10 years ago


    I'd say my favourite song with a name in was Tom Sawyer by Rush.

    My top 5 would go:

    Rush - Tom Sawyer

    Police - Roxanne

    Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac

    Boston - Amanda (fantastic choice man, love Boston)

    Foreigner - Luanne

    I have no specific reason for liking the songs unfortunately, other than how awesome they are.

    Favourite Beatles named song is probably Hey Jude, can't help it, it's a great song (I don't profess to be a huge Beatles fan!).

  • From all Genre's

    Zoey Jane - Staind

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    Jolene - Dolly Parton

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    Arlene - Crystal Bowersox

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    Alison - Elvis Costello

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    I also like Linda Ronstadt's cover.

    Johnny B Goode - Chuck berry

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    Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac

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    Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

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    Angie - The Rolling Stones

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    Baba O'Riley - The Who

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    Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band

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  • 10 years ago

    Cecila by Simon and Garfunkel

    Jack and Diane by John Cougar Mellancamp

    Sherry by Franki Valli and The Four Seasons

    Janie's Got A Gun by Aerosmith

    Jamie's Cryin by Van Halen

    Brandy You're A Fine Girl by Looking Glass

    Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield

    Oh Donna by Ritchie Valens

  • 10 years ago

    Andy You're A Star - The Killers.

    Angie - Rolling Stones.

    Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runner.

    Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix.

    Roxanne - The Police.

  • spivey
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Youtube Alison Elvis Costello

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