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Lazy Sunday Podcast and My Top 5 Songs… With Names in them.

Thanks everyone for leaving me their lazy sunday songs. Here is the podcast, hope you enjoy!

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Here are My Top Five Songs with Names in them. Is your name on the list? Someone you know? Just want to hear a song? Leave your favourites in the comment section!

5. Razzle Dazzle Rose, Camera Obscura

4. Emily Kane, Art Brut

3. Evil, Interpol EDIT I had to put Interpol in after their stomping good show on Sunday.

2. Jane Says, Janes Addiction

1. Roxanne, The Police


November 29, 2007 - Posted by | Music, My Five, Podcast


  1. I think this is the hardest one so far…. requires thinking.

    Comment by Kate | November 30, 2007 | Reply

  2. – Me and Mia, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
    – Jolene, Ray LaMontagne
    – Eve, the apple of my eye, Bell X1
    – Rosanna, Guggenheim Grotto
    – Samson, Regina Spektor

    In no particular order as they are all bloody excellent. Good blog idea!

    Comment by Kirsten | November 30, 2007 | Reply

  3. Leonard Cohen – Suzanne
    Declan O’Rourke – Sarah
    Nick Drake – Thoughts of Mary Jane
    Guggenheim Grotto – Maria
    Iron & Wine – Jezebel

    Nice and lazy for a sunday….

    Comment by Steve | November 30, 2007 | Reply

  4. Dammit, that “Maria” song is actually called “Cold Truth”.


    I’d have to go with James Yorkston: “St. Patrick”

    Comment by Steve | November 30, 2007 | Reply

  5. Okay I have put a lot of thought into this, which I shouldn’t be doing as I should be writing my thesis, anyhoo!
    (as usual no order of preference)

    Jolene – Dolly Parton, much better and the original
    Mustang Sally – The Commitments
    Mary – The 4 of us
    St. Pauli – Art Brut
    Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel

    Comment by Iano | November 30, 2007 | Reply

  6. Ray LaMontagne’s song is a different one as far as I know, not a cover of the Dolly Parton song. so maybe they can both make it 🙂

    Comment by Kirsten | November 30, 2007 | Reply

  7. Yeh, there are at least two songs called Jolene and “Cold Truth” is fine, the name doesn’t have to be in the title

    Kate, it’s not that hard. Kate by Ben Folds?
    Also Layla, Lola, Angie, Hey Jude, Lovely Rita, Sexy Sadie (loads of Beatles songs), Hey Joe, Sweet Adeline, Sweet Caroline, Peggy Sue, Johnny B. Goode, Cecilia Ann, Jaqueline, Lazy Painter Jane, Michael, Stella was a Diver, Judy, Laura, Mary, My Sharona, Suzanne (Leonard Cohen & Weezer), Amie, Billie Jean, Jessica’s Numbers, Don’t Look Back in Anger, Polly, Sister Jack, So Kind Stacy.

    Loads more!

    Comment by Tom | November 30, 2007 | Reply

  8. Julia by the Beatles
    Africa by Toto (Africa is a chick’s name too!)
    Layla by Cream (although I like Clapton’s acoustic version)
    Jolene performed by the White Stripes
    Jesus by Queen
    Delilah by Queen (OK it was about Freddie’s cat but it counts)
    Mustapha by Queen (from the Jazz album, to help you find it Tom!)

    You know which one I want

    Comment by Brian | December 2, 2007 | Reply

  9. Definitely yes for both versions of Jolene songs, and also Jane Says!

    Special mention for Ben Folds as the ultimate name-in-song artist in my opinion – am biased towards Jane of course, but also Kate, and Zac & Sara.

    Now to continue my narcissism:
    Jane – Barenaked Ladies
    Lady Jane – Rolling Stones

    and finally, if surnames count:
    Mrs Potter’s Lullaby – Counting Crows

    Comment by Jane | December 2, 2007 | Reply

  10. Hahaha its not hard to think of them- its hard to choose them when all th music is so different

    still here goes:

    1. Eleanor Rigby- The Beatles
    2. Sally Cinnamon- The Stone Roses
    3. Mr. Jones- Counting Crows
    4. Also by the counting crows, Anna Begins acoustic version from Across the Wire
    5. Ben Folds Five- Kate (its just so obvious)

    Also an honourable mention for Stella by Interpol which was amazing at the gig.

    Comment by Kate | December 3, 2007 | Reply

  11. also have to include Uncle Pat by Ash

    Comment by Kate | December 3, 2007 | Reply

  12. Hi Tom,

    enjoyed last week’s podcast, especially the lemonjelly song – keep up the good work.

    La Voyage de Penelope – Air
    Andy Warhol – David Bowie
    The boy looked at Johnny – The Libertines
    Roscoe – Midlake
    Judy is a punk – The Ramones

    Comment by Will. | December 3, 2007 | Reply

  13. Good job wwith the podcasts Tom! This weeks one was tough though so I put 7 instead of 5.

    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt.1 – The Flaming Lips
    Van Lear Rose – Loretta Lynn
    Grace Kelly Blues – Eels
    Rock me Amadeus – Falco (just cause…!)
    Angie – The Rolling Stones
    Gloria – Patti Smith version
    Mr. November – The National

    Comment by Oeoz | December 4, 2007 | Reply

  14. Liza Radley – The Jam
    Jolene (Dolly Parton Cover) – The White Stripes
    Sylvia – Pulp
    Ziggy Stardust – Bowie
    Suzanne (Leonard Cohen Cover) – Nina Simone
    Louie Louie – The Kingsmen
    Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
    Leif Erekson – Interpol
    Stella Was a Diver… – Interpol
    Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
    Rudie Can’t Fail – The Clash
    Allison – Pixies
    Jimmy Joe Roche – Dan Deacon
    Smackwater Jack – Carole King
    Angelene – PJ Harvey

    Can never pick just 5!

    Comment by Jenna! | December 4, 2007 | Reply

  15. Oh man, there’s so many!

    Sweet Magdalena of My Misfortune – Cracker
    Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) – Bruce Springsteen
    Jolene – Cake
    Hey Julie – Fountains of Wayne
    Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne
    Cindy Tastes of Barbeque – Luna (I kid you not, that’s a song!)
    Renee is Crying – Luna
    Jerry Was a Race Car Driver – Primus
    Jeremy – Pearl Jam
    Alec Eiffel – The Pixies
    Friends of P. – The Rentals
    Starla – Smashing Pumpkins
    Theresa’s Sound-World – Sonic Youth
    Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns – Mother Love Bone
    Suzanne – Weezer

    Comment by MattD | December 9, 2007 | Reply

  16. I enjoyed the post, I know your pain/inspiration. I have a page that list over 4,000 songs that have female names in the title or lyrics.

    Comment by | January 23, 2009 | Reply

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