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Are there any songs that make you glad you don't have the name of something that's mentioned in the song?

Asked by Dutchess_III (40033points) July 13th, 2010

Like, “Carolina.” .... “Nothing would be finer…” :)

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poofandmook's avatar

Glad my name isn’t Roxanne or Lola.

janbb's avatar


Dutchess_III's avatar

@janbb My, my, my, my, my!! Good job you guys! I really couldn’t think of any other songs! And, actually, I know of three songs with the name “Valerie” in them, and I don’t mind them…

tinyfaery's avatar

I always wanted a song with my name in it. Last year She Wants Revenge finally made one. No I won’t say what it is. It’s not a popular song.

I had a best friend named Cecilia for many years and I drove her crazy singing S&G to her. Good times.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@tinyfaery I thought that was “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John….:)

poofandmook's avatar

My name is in three songs that I know of… “Jessie” by Joshua Kadison (which I like), “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield, and I’m mentioned in “Mambo #5” by Lou Bega.

janbb's avatar

@poofandmook There’s also Janis Ian’s song “Jessie Come Home” which makes me bawl every time I hear it, but i think that’s to a guy. (But maybe not.)

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

There was a song written with my name in it. It’s rather nice, though.

“Tiny Dancer” was a moniker given to me by a boyfriend in high school. That was okay, too.

But…the one I never liked (for obvious reasons) was “Short People.” Yes, I got teased unmercifully with that one. It’s not exactly something you can hide. :)

I’m suppose I’m glad I’m not named stella

“Stella Was a Diver and She was Always Down” by Interpol.

my apologies if you are named stella…it’s not a popular song…promise

janbb's avatar

@DarlingRhadamanthus Do they have to pick you up just to say “hello” too? I know the feeling!

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

@janbb….LOL….I just bring a stepstool. I’m thoughtful like that…!

knitfroggy's avatar

Beth by KISS is my song. I love it and I’m glad that someone wrote a song about a girl with such a boring name. I don’t know any other Beth songs other than I heard once that the first song Elvis Costello wrote when he was a kid was called Beth Ann, which is my name, and I’ve always wished I could hear that song.

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poofandmook's avatar

@Dutchess_III: I saw “Valerie” performed live by Steve Winwood. AWESOMENESS.

rebbel's avatar

I am glad i am a boy and that my name isn’t Sue.

Seek's avatar

Oh, gosh… Song lyrics do have a tendency to become nicknames, don’t they?

Jeremiah (was a bullfrog) – a cousin of mine.
Faith (no more) – a lady I used to work with.
Tommy (can you hear me?) – too many people.
Alyson (my aim is true) – Me.
(hey) Mickey (you’re so fine) – friend from fifth grade.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@poofandmook Which one? The one the Monkees sang? “I love her
Vaaa aaaaa aaaal erie…”?

filmfann's avatar

My neice has a friend named Crystal Blue. Everyone calls her Crystal Blue Persuasion.

poofandmook's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr: it’s actually spelled “Allison” I believe… if we’re talking about Elvis Costello.

@Dutchess_III: nope!

Seek's avatar

I know, but my name is spelled “Alyson”, and it’s my name we’re talking about. Actually, I was named after that song.

poofandmook's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr: Oh, well okay then lol :)

gailcalled's avatar

Miss Otis, Lulu, Lydia (the tattooed lady), Misty, Madame Arthur, Louise ( of whom every little breeze whispers), Gigi, Mariah, Charmaine, Carmen, Papageno, Mimi, (mi chiamo), Mary Ann (Harry Belafonte).

(My daughter is Alison.)

downtide's avatar

I’ve never heard of a song with my name in it so I googled and I found one by Radiohead. It’s about someone committing suicide and it’s not very flattering.

Seek's avatar


Sucks, doesn’t it? The one I was named after is about murdering a prostitute.

There’s also Annihilator’s “Alison Hell” – about a girl trapped in a basement by a lunatic. Whee!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh heavens!

Earthgirl's avatar

Come On Eileen! by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
This one drove my friend Eileen crazy! (not literally) check out the funny 80’s video. Who knows of another 80’s pop band with a violin, banjo and accordian?!

downtide's avatar

@Earthgirl That was one of my favourite songs of the 80s.

Earthgirl's avatar

downtide The video is great, I had never seen it until now!

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