Saturday, September 18, 2010

Top 20 Songs on First Name Basis

One of my best friends challenged me to come up with a list of songs with first names in their titles. Never one to back away from a challenge, I rolled up my sleeves and proceeded to answer to her request. Here are my conditions: First names are just one word. Two word first names or two first names are not allowed. Therefore, Billie Jean, Barbara Ann or Bobby Sue became inelegible. Also, I'm not counting songs written for pets with human names. So, no Mandy or Ben here. Also, I'm not accepting full names (first name + last name), which leaves out Tim McGraw by Taylor Swift, for example. Finally, I'm not accepting songs that mention a first name as part of their title. I want songs that the first name is the title, not part of it. Get it? Then, no Arthur's Theme, or Alice's Restaurant or even Hey Jude or My Sharona. Ufff!!! So, finally... Here are my top 20 songs using a first name as their title: The Top 20 Songs on First Name Basis.

1. Van Morrison / The Doors - Gloria

2. Blondie - Maria

3. Don McLean - Vincent

4. Kiss - Beth

5. Abba - Fernando

6. Fleetwood Mac - Sara

7. The Police - Roxanne

8. The Beatles - Michelle

9. Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon

10. Toto - Rosanna

11. Eric Clapton - Layla

12. Elton John - Daniel

13. The Kinks - Lola

14. The Goo Goo Dolls - Iris

15. Suzanne Vega - Luka

16. The Rolling Stones - Angie

17. Boston - Amanda

18. Carly Simon - Jesse

19. Steely Dan - Peg

20. Umberto Tozzi / Laura Branigan - Gloria

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