Saturday, January 26, 2008

Games we Play on the Bus: Part 1!

Matt and I are playing the Girls'-Names-In-Songs game.
Rules are these:
1) No typing random names into search engines or whatever to try and find ones - it's no fun that way. Ones you already know, or that you hear or remember, are fine. As are ones which you come across randomly.
2) No kids' songs, show tunes, or folk songs. (I'd imagine there are quite a few in R&B and country, but I don't really know enough about the genres to exclude them.)

Anyone got any suggestions for the list?



Good Golly, Miss Molly

Unlucky in Love (Anne-Marie)

In Lily's Garden

Letter to Geri

Amazing Grace

The Holly and the Ivy (Matt says this doesn't count as they're not used as names. I argue that if Amazing Grace counts, this does too.)

Song for Whoever (Shirley, Deborah, Julie, Jane, Jennifer, Alison, Phillipa, Sue, Annabel, Cathy)


Amphetamine (Amy)


Hey Mona

Looking for Linda



Oh, Carolina

Where the Wild Roses Grow (Elisa)

Sweet Caroline


Hey There Delilah

Peggy Sue / Peggy Sue got Married

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Janie's Got a Gun

Give my Love to Rose

Living on a Prayer / It's my Life (The same Gina)

To Youth (My Sweet Roisin Dubh)

Jenny from the Block

8675309 Jenny

Alice, What's the Matter?

Living Next Door to Alice (Alice, Sally)

I Know, Huh? (Sandra)

The Dirty Glass (Darcy)


Die, Ricki, Die

The Kids Aren't All Right (Jamie)

Girls (Christina, Kim)

Jessie Paint a Picture

Oh, Susannah

Mustang Sally

I May Just Have to Murder James Blunt (Katie)

Wake Up, Little Susie

Picture Postcards from L.A. (Rachel)

Let It Be (Mary)

Copa Cobana (Lola)

Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor

Daisy Bell (or Daisy, Daisy)

Goodbye Earl (Mary Anne, Wanda)

Romeo and Juliet


Folding Stars (Eleanor)

Eleanor Rigby

Come on, Eileen


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At 12:09 am, Blogger Mouse said...

I'm sure I'll think of more soon...

At 12:50 am, Blogger Nettie said...

There's 'Clementine' and 'Hail Mary' by Mark Owen, Unkle Cracker's 'Letter to my Daughters' (Skyler and Madison Blue), ummm I know I know more but I can't think of any at the moment.

At 3:49 am, Blogger Smerk said...

So many songs for Sarah...latest one I know of is by Eskimo Joe.

Jacquelin by Franz Ferdinand.

Can't think of any more at the moment.

At 5:09 am, Blogger Smerk said... I start going through my music collection...

Henrietta - The Fratellis
Roxanne - The Police
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Salvation Jane - INXS
Daniella - John Butler Trio
Caroline - John Butler Trio
Grace Kelly - Mika
Boadicea - Enya
Bette Davis Eyes
Jackie - Redzone
Smooth Criminal (Annie) - Alien Ant Farm
Dani California - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Venus - Banarama
Eleanor Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand

And I think that covers my collection that would fit with your rules.

At 10:08 am, Anonymous Daveg22 said...

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Sally Cinnamon?

At 2:41 pm, Blogger MadCarlotta said...

Maria - David Sylvian
Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
Anna Ng - They Might Be Giants
Lucretia my Reflection - Sisters of Mercy
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Allison - Elvis Costello/Pixies
Velouria - Pixies
Sweet jane - Patti Smith
The Ballad of Lucy Jordan - Marianne Faithful

Do trannies count? :) If they do:

Candy says - Velvet underground
Destroyer - The Kinks

At 1:53 am, Anonymous Accipiter said...

Let's see, what hasn't been named already. . .

"Adriana" by Rua Port'Alba

"Adrienne" by The Calling

"Aicha", "Sahra" by Khaled

"The Downeaster 'Alexa'", "All For Leyna" by Billy Joel

"Amanda" by Boston

"Sweet Amber" by Metallica

"Airline Amy" by Weird Al Yankovic

"Farewell Andromeda", "Annie's Song", "Calypso" by John Denver

"Angel" by Aerosmith

"Angelina", "Angelique-O", "Mary's Boy Child", "Suzanne" by Harry Belafonte

"Anna Begins" by Counting Crows

"Ariane" by Acoustic Alchemy

"Barbara Ann" by The Regents

"Bethena" by Scott Joplin

"Brandy, You're a Fine Girl" by Looking Glass

"Candy", "Mona Lisa", "Sweet Lorraine", "Ramblin' Rose" by Nat King Cole

"Carol", "Maybellene" by Chuck Berry

"Charlena", "Donna" by Ritchie Valens

"Chelsea Bridge" by Duke Ellington

"Darien" by the Petersons

"Debbie Denise", "The Revenge of Vera Gemini" by Blue Öyster Cult

"Dinah" by Louis Armstrong

"Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie No More" by Taj Mahal

"Dolly Dagger", "The Wind Cries Mary" by Jimi Hendrix

"Dolores", "Salomé" by Grupo Naidy

"See Emily Play" by Pink Floyd

"Eva, Szivem Eva" by Csókolom

"Flora's Secret" by Enya

"Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle", "Polly" by Nirvana

"Frankie and Johnny" by Benny Goodman

"Franziska" by Taken

"Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles

"Georgia-Lina" by James Brown

"Grace" by U2

"Just Like Greta" by Van Morrison

"Hannah Jane" by Hootie and the Blowfish

"Achchha Ji Main Hari" by Asha Bhosle

"Haushinka" by Green Day

"Ida" by Rachid Taha

"Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls

"Isobel", "Venus As a Boy" by Björk

"I Dream Of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair" by Glenn Miller

"Ask For Janice" by the Beastie Boys

"The Jean Genie", "Blue Jean" by David Bowie

"Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie", "Long Tall Sally" by Eddie Cochran

"Jenny Jenny", "Lucille", "Groovy Little Suzy" by Little Richard

"Cotton Jenny" by Gordon Lightfoot

"Josephine", "Three Marlenas" by the Wallflowers

"Judy In Disguise" by John Fred

"Judy's Turn to Cry" by Lesley Gore

"Precious Kate", "Tiffany Queen" by the Byrds

"Kathy's Song" by Eva Cassidy

"Lili" by Kal

"Lily", "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans" by the Smashing Pumpkins

"Sad Lisa" by Cat Stevens

"Lola" by Marlene Dietrich

"Loreta and Desereé's Bouquet" by George Winston

"Maggie's Farm" by Bob Dylan

"Maggie May" by Rod Stewart

"Margaret" by Seven Mary Three

"Maria, Maria" by Santana

"Lady Marian" by Clannad

"Martha" by Meat Loaf

"Proud Mary", "Susie Q" by Creedence Clearwater Revival

"Minnie the Moocher" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

"My Michelle","New Rose",
"Patience" (okay that one's a stretch) by Guns 'N' Roses

"Crepuscule With Nellie" by John Coltrane

"Penelope's Song" by Loreena McKennitt

"Penny Lane" by the Beatles

"Penny is Poison" by the Verve Pipe

"Radhe Krishna", "Waiting for Parvati" by Cheb i Sabbah

"Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac

"Help Me, Rhonda" by the Beach Boys

"La Rose" by Lesiëm

"Really Rosie" by Carole King

"Ruby Tuesday" by the Rolling Stones

"Ruby, My Dear" by Coleman Hawkins

"Sarah Yellin'" by Three Doors Down

"Sindai" by Siti Nurhaliza

"Susana" by Vusi Mahlasela

"Tara" by Yungchen Lhamo

"Meet Virginia" by Train

"Yertle the Turtle" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

And how about "Whatsername" by Green Day? ;)

Pretty much all of those are in my collection, which is how I was able to remember them. Then I started thinking about girls' names that I knew, and tried to remember any songs with those (which only got me two: "Amanda" and "Meet Virginia").

And I think that this qualifies as the longest comment I've made on this blog, ever!

At 8:49 pm, Anonymous Astarte said...

Waltzing Matilda?

Deanna, Song Of Joy, Lucy, Crow Jane, The Kindness Of Strangers (Mary) and Watching Alice by Nick Cave&The Bad Seeds.

A Letter To Elise and Wendy Time by The Cure.

A Letter To Hermione and Janine by David Bowie.

Judy And The Dream Of Horses by Belle&Sebastian.

Melody by Blonde Redhead.

Lisa Says, Stephanie Says, Candy Says, Sister Ray and Sweet Jane by Velvet Underground.

So Long, Marianne, Alexandra Leaving, Seems So Long Ago, Nancy and Joan of Arc by Leonard Cohen.

Sheila Take A Bow by The Smiths.

Magdalena, Rose, Judith and Breña by A Perfect Circle.

There are some others...

At 5:51 pm, Anonymous Sharruma said...

Cathy's Clown
Sally Simpson - The Who
Mary Mary - Monkees
Alison Smith - Nirvana
Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
Maxwells Silver hammer (Rose and Valerie) - Beatles

I'll return to add more later

At 9:34 pm, Anonymous Sharruma said...

Rebecca - Albert Hammond
Oh Diane - Fleetwood Mac
Reanne - Fleetwood Mac
Marie's A Woman - Five Day Rain
Beautiful Zelda - Bonzos
Deborah - Tyranasaurus Rex
Rene - Small Faces
Sydney Gill - The Smoke
Auntie Mary's Dress Shop - Tomorrow
Country Dan & City Lil - Timebox
Come Back June - Pussy
Aline Cherie - Nirvana
Jacqueline - Nirvana
Rose is Out In The Rain - Nirvana
June - Nirvana
Sweet Lorraine - Uriah Heep
Desiree - Strawberry Alarm Clock
Lily The Pink - Scaffold
Kyria - Scaffold
Delilah - Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Come Away Melinda - Uriah Heep
Lucy Blues - Uriah Heep
Pandora's Box - Procol Harum
Eve Of Destrution - Barry Mcguire.
Look out Here comes tomorrow (Mary & Sandra) - Monkees

that'll do for now, I may add more later if I can be bothered.

At 1:19 pm, Anonymous Iri said...

Nettie - Type O Negative,
Wake up Boo - The Boo Radleys,
Alice in Hell - Annihilator.

At 10:11 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
Suzanne - Hope Sandoval
I Love You, Suzanne - Lou Reed

Judy - Headstones
Judy - Hunter Valentine
Give Judy My Notice - Ben Folds

Grace - Jeff Buckley
Grace - Apocalyptica
Grace, Too - Tragically Hip

Lola - the Kinks

Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Peggy Sue Got Married - Buddy Holly
Peggy Sue - Blink-182

Allison Foley - Better Than Ezra
Allison Road - Gin Blossoms

Amelia - Natalie Imbruglia

Ana's Song - Silverchair

Anna Molly - Incubus

Ariane - Tenth Planet

Ariel vs. Lotus - Limblifter

Barbara Ann - Beach Boys

Oh my god there's so many more..............

My Michelle - Guns n Roses


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