Top Ten Songs With a Person's Name in the Title


The Top Ten

1 Hey Jude - The Beatles

My favourite Beatles song!

2 Angie - The Rolling Stones

One of the all time great classical songs. Should be in the top three.

3 Layla - Derek and the Dominoes

Very good song, but after the guitar part it's always disappointing

Patti Boyd must have ben quite a woman. Two of the greatest love songs of all time were written about her, Eric Clapton's Layla and George Harrison's Something. - PetSounds

4 Vincent - Don McLean

Don't know why this song was ranked so far down on the list. It was written as a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh with the opening line Starry, Starry Night dedicated to his painting 'The Starry Night'. One of the great classical songs.

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5 State of Grace - Reba McEntire
6 Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel

Dammit! How did I forget this! - PetSounds

7 Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

Paul McCartney at his best...

8 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
9 Roxanne - The Police
10 Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies

@PetSounds - There are many songs on this list that mention real persons: Beethoven, Elvis, Uma Thurman, Mick Jagger, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Jesse James, John and Yoko... - Metal_Treasure

@Metal_Treasure - This is an ancient list and that's an ancient comment! All those were added afterward. - PetSounds

The only song on this list which undoubtedly mentions a real person. - PetSounds

There are many songs on this list that mention real persons: Beethoven, Elvis, Uma Thurman, Mick Jagger, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Jesse James, John and Yoko... - Metal_Treasure

I love this song. No doubt that it should be #1 - PositronWildhawk

Really like this song - Curti2594

The Contenders

11 Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
12 Helena - My Chemical Romance

Helena is a really emotional song speaking about the Ways' grandmother Elena who passed on. I like it. It is amazing, and Gerard's voice really does it justice.

13 Bubba Shot the Jukebox - Mark Chesnutt
14 Stan - Eminem
15 Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
16 My Name is Mud - Primus
17 867-5309 / Jenny - Tommy Tutone
18 Ava - Famy
19 I Try to Think About Elvis - Patty Loveless
20 Julia - The Beatles
21 My Sharona - The Knack
22 Song for Eva Mae - Frank Turner
23 Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor - Eels
24 Jerry Was a Racecar Driver - Primus
25 Betty's Got a Bass Boat - Pam Tillis
26 Emily - From First to Last
27 Sara Smile - Hall & Oates
28 Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys

For those of you wondering what Brian Wilson shouts during the bridge, it's "Hal and his famous ashtray! ", referring to Hal Blaine, a session drummer. Not "Al and his famous gas ray! ", referring to Al Jardine, the Beach Boys' rhythm guitarist, as I thought for many years. - PetSounds

29 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles
30 Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - The Beatles
31 Darlene - T. Graham Brown
32 Annie's Song - John Denver
33 Daniel - Elton John
34 Maria Maria - Santana
35 Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
36 Lucy - Skillet
37 Jolene - Dolly Parton
38 Floyd the Barber - Nirvana
39 Hey Julie - Fountains of Wayne
40 Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) - Billy Joel
41 Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel
42 James - Billy Joel

Just realized a much better Billy Joel song with a name in the title is Movin' Out (Anthony's Song). - PetSounds

43 Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
44 Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
45 Ruby Soho - Rancid
46 Martha - Tom Waits
47 Rise Up Lazarus - Patty Loveless
48 Rudy - Supertramp
49 Bennie and the Jets - Elton John

I make this thing which people have to guess what is my favorite song named after a character in the lego movie and It's Benny but I thought it's Bennie but it's Benny the spaceman and actually there is an album cover of this song called Benny and the jets so it counts - Kevinsidis

50 Hey There Delilah - Plain White T'S

@Petsounds. This song is about a girl named Delilah. The singer went on s date with her and wrote this song about her. He said it in an interview. - happyhappyjoyjoy

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Top Remixes (10)

1. 867-5309 / Jenny - Tommy Tutone
2. Hey Jude - The Beatles
3. Stan - Eminem
1. Vincent - Don McLean
2. Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
3. Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
1. Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
2. Roxanne - The Police
3. Angie - The Rolling Stones

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