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What songs have there been where the name in the title is shared by someone you know or have known?

Asked by ucme (46021points) June 6th, 2010

Many songs have the name of someone or other as the title.Have you or do you still know a Delilah, Sharona, Frankie etc?

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shego's avatar

Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls
Janie’s got a gun by Aerosmith

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Mamradpivo's avatar

There was a song on Vampire Weekend’s first album called “Bryn.” My wife is Bryn, and it’s not a particularly common name. So we listened to it until we got tired of it and I haven’t heard it since.

Wasn’t the foreign minister of Great Britain Jack Straw? I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure he wasn’t from Wichita. And he didn’t strike me as someone to share women and wine with.

Blondesjon's avatar

John Jacob Jingleheimer Scmidtt.

it just so happens that his name is my name too

ucme's avatar

@Mamradpivo He was indeed, & yes you are right, he’d probably be more at home sipping tea & playing croquet with his public school chums.Hoorah.

marinelife's avatar

Wake Up Little Susie

ucme's avatar

@Blondesjon I have no idea who that is but sure sounds like a fungi, oops not mushroom for error.

Trillian's avatar

I gave birth to a Rhiannon. But I did not name her after that wretched song.
I’ve known a few Mandy’s – Barry Manilow
A couple Sherry’s – Steve Perry, Frankie Valli
One Dawn – Franki Valli
A Brandy – Looking Glass
An actual Norma Jean – Elton John
Several Amy’s – Elton John
A few Julie’s – Bobby Sherman
A couple Lisa’s – Crystal Gayle
One Gloria – Van Morrison
One Donna – Phil & Don
And I myself am the Leader of a Pack. A pack of what may be better not mentioned…

Aethelwine's avatar

Schoolhouse Rock used my name when I was a child.

Dammit Janet is my favorite.

ucme's avatar

@Trillian…. A pack of cougars? Only kidding, come on you wouldn’t hit a guy eating his sandwich now would you?

shego's avatar

Roxanne- The Police
Maria Maria- Santana
Rockin’ Robin- Bobby Day

rebbel's avatar

It’s a pity he misspelled it, but….
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie

ucme's avatar

I had a dog named Rebel once, he absolutely lived up to his name, but that’s another story altogether.

arpinum's avatar

Cecilia – Simon and Garfunkel.

DrBill's avatar

Timothy (Remember that song?)
Candida
Susanna
Roxanne
Sherry
Dawn
Arizona
Brandy
Norma Jean
Jean
Dianne
Amy
Julie
America
Lisa
Gloria
Donna
(big) John
I’m sure theres more…

gailcalled's avatar

Mona Lisa
Don’t tell Lulu.
H-A-double R-I-G-A-N
Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets
My boy Bill
I dream of Jeannie with the light brown eyes
Miss Otis regrets
Lydia, the tattooed lady

cookieman's avatar

Rosana by Toto
Julia by the Beatles
Veronica by Elvis Costello

Blondesjon's avatar

@gailcalled . . . you knew a mona lisa?

janbb's avatar

Lola is a song I frequently sing to my friend’s epnonymous Pomeranian much to her – and my friend’s – chagrin.

Trillian's avatar

@ucme , One of these days, Alice….
How’d you like to think “Cougar” out the other side of your face? (This is an expression that my mom used to say, and for years I didn’t get it, being a very literal minded person)

filmfann's avatar

Off topic, a little. I went to school with a girl named Sandy Brown. She was a beautiful black girl, and was very popular.
Then the commercial for a television began airing.
The commercial had that little girl from Annie describing the colors in the picture:
“My hair is red, my dress is green, and my dog is sandy brown.”
Every time anyone saw Sandy for months after that, they would bark.
Life is unfair.

janbb's avatar

I know at least three people named Sandy Brown.

Blondesjon's avatar

@janbb I know at least three folks that answer to Charlie Brown and not a single one of them is a balloon toting, make-up faced, circus comedian.

gailcalled's avatar

Do you know any big bad Leroy Browns?

Blondesjon's avatar

I am, unfortunately, not acquainted with the most ferocious fella in the entire Burg.

gailcalled's avatar

@Blondesjon: You don’t live on the South side of Chicago? My mistake.

janbb's avatar

I do know some Junkyard Dawgs, however.

Blondesjon's avatar

It’s not a titular reference but I am friendly with King Kong.

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