Thursday, September 07, 2006

A List, by any other name.

I have decided, in the numerous spare 15-minute segments of my life when I am not enjoying fame, to come up with a list of all the songs I have (or vaguely remember hearing or owning or something) that contain female names.

Alphabetical order.


But like I said, I have moments when I am not enjoying fame. Like just now, now and later. Same for yesterday, today and probably for much of tomorrow.

There are some weird selections like Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans by The Smashing Pumpkins (when will they release their new album?) Who calls herself or their daughter Porcelina? There are two songs with the name Hope in them. I remembered that it can be a name when I included a Mazzy Star number. The vocalist for Mazzy Star is Hope Sandoval. There was the possibility of adding more weird names from dancetracks was really tedious. Like more tedious than to sort the list I have into alphabetical order. So I didn't bother. Other weird female names in this list are Gold, Phoenix and China. These names seem to be better suited for American Gladiators but heck, I didn't say the list is for common names. The most common name in this list, by far, is Mary.

U, W, X and Y are empty. Not for a purpose. There are empty because I don't have any.

So anyway, here's the what how.

Aisha – Death In Vegas
Alice – Cocteau Twins
Amie – Damien Rice
Annie – Vanessa Carlton
Cadillac Annie – Clarence Reid
Amber – 311
Alison – K
Amber (Insect Intelligence) – Banco de Gaia
Anna Begins – Counting Crows
Amy Hit The Atmosphere – Counting Crows
Ann - Bread
Aubrey – Bread
Angelica – Lamb
Angel – Massive Attack
Angel – Sarah MacLachlan
Adia – Sarah MacLachlan
Ava Adore – Smashing Pumpkins
Annie Dog – Smashing Pumpkins
Amber Waves – Tori Amos
Yes, Anastasia – Tori Amos
Angel – Unbelievable Truth
Angel – X-press 2

Blossom – Ryan Adams
Broken Barbie Doll – Rialto

Carolina Rain – Ryan Adams
Charlie – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Cherry Lane – Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
China Blue – Julia Fordham
Crystal Ball – keane
Hotel Chelsea Nights – Ryan Adams
Celestine – Banco de Gaia
Crystal – New Order
Catherine’s Wheel – Rialto
Cherry – Smashing Pumpkins

Dakota – Stereophonics
Dani California – red Hot chilli peppers
Diamond Dogs – Beck
When Debbie’s Back From Texas – Stina Nordenstam
Daphne Descends – Smashing Pumpkins

Elizabeth, you were born to play that part – Ryan Adams
Emily – Keane
Emily – Louis Eliot
Evangeline – Cocteau Twins
Erica Kane – Aaliyah
Goodnight Elisabeth – Counting Crows
A Letter To Elise – The Cure

Faron Young – Prefab Sprouts

Georgia Rain – Joshua Kadison
Ginger – Hooverphonic
Gold – Lamb
Gold In The Air Of Summer – Kings Of Convenience
Grace – Jeff Buckley
Why Georgia – John Mayer

Hazel – Cocteau Twins
Helena - Chemical Brothers
Just Like Honey – Jesus And The Mary Chain
Honey – Moby
Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us – My Chemical Romance
Hope – Toad the Wet Sprocket
Hope There’s Someone – Antony And The Johnsons

Isobel – Bjork
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Isobel – Dido
Iris – Live

Thoughts Of Mary Jane – Nick Drake
Joey – Nick Drake
Jacqueline – Franz Ferdinand
Jessie – Joshua Kadison
Jolene – 10,000 Maniacs with David Byrne
Lazy Line Painter Jane – Belle & Sebastian
Photo Jenny – Belle & Sebastian
Judy Is A Dick Slap – Belle & Sebastian
Josephine – The Wallflowers
Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine – The Killers
Jackie’s Strength – Tori Amos
Josephine – Tori Amos

Konstantine – Something Corporate
Hello Kitty Kat – Smashing Pumpkins

Goodbye Lucille #1 – Prefab Sprout
Lola’s Theme – Shapeshifters
Lolita – Stereophonics
Lily (my one and only) – Smashing Pumpkins
Sweet Leilani – Chris Isaak
Lisa Listen – Lisa Loeb
Luna – Smashing Pumpkins

Thoughts Of Mary Jane – Nick Drake
Magnolia Mountain – Ryan Adams and the Cardinal
Marian – Nouvelle Vague
Mary’s In India – Dido
Mary’s of the Sea – Tori Amos
Martha’s foolish Ginger -Tori Amos
Metal Mickey – Suede
Mary Jo – Belle & Sebastian
Bloody Mary (A Note On Apathy) – Five For Fighting
Mary Of Silence – Mazzy Star
Mayfair – Nick Drake
For Martha – Smashing Pumpkins
Marianne – Tori Amos

Nancy Boy – Placebo
Nightingale –Norah Jones
Nadia – Nitin Sawhney
Natalie’s Party – Shack
Natale’s Song – Sia
Believe Me Natalie – The Killers

Ophelia – Natalie Merchant

Phoenix – Daft Punk
Pearly Dewdrop’s Drops – Cocteau Twins
Polly – Nirvana
Pennyroyal Tea – Nirvana
Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans – Smashing Pumpkins

50 ft Queenie – PJ Harvey

Walk Away Renee – Rickie lee Jones
El Tango De Roxanne – Ewan MacGregor et al
Through The Eyes Of Ruby – Smashing Pumpkins
Rachel’s Song – Vangelis

All for you Sophia – Franz Ferdinand
Susie – Humpback Oak
Sally Ann – Natalie Merchant
Shanti/Ashtangi – Madonna
Shanti – Banco de Gaia
Serena – Duncan Sheik
To Sheila – Smashing Pumpkins
A Girl Named Sandoz – Smashing Pumpkins
Starla – Smashing Pumpkins
Shelia Take A Bow – The Smiths
Scarlet’s Walk – Tori Amos

Talula – Tori Amos


Violet – Seal
Ultraviolet (light my way) – U2
Ultra Violet – Cable
Violaine – Cocteau Twins
Venus As A Boy – Bjork
Virginia – Tori Amos




Zoe Tay – The Boredphucks


Tan Kok Seng said...

I made my own list and interestingly enough, there seems to be only one duplication with your list:

Amanda – Boston
Miss Amanda Jones – March Violets
Angeline is Coming Hone – The Badlees

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Candy – Iggy Pop
Caroline is an Asshole – The Oddfellows
Sweet Caroline – Niel Diamond
Taste of Cindy – The Jesus and Mary Chain
Oh Carol – Neil Sedaka

Diana – Paul Anka

Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles

Gloria – Laura Branigan

Joanna – Kool and the Gang

Kayleigh – Marillion

Luka – Suzanne Vega
Layla – Eric Clapton
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – The Beatles

Marlene on the Wall – Suzanne Vega
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Proud Mary – Credence Clearwater Revival
Michelle – The Beatles
Mona Lisa – Nat King Cole
Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard

Roxanne – The Police
Rosanna – Toto

Sara – Starship
Oh Sheila – Ready for the World

Veronica – Elvis Costello
Venus as a Boy – Bjork

Little fish said...

Looks good! But we have the same problem of U, W, X and Y....damn. How come nobody name songs after Ursula, Winnie, Xena or Yvonne?

N.H. said...

Matthew Sweet - Winona

And yes, I think it was named for Ms Ryder... though this was waaay before her slide to obscurity and that little shoplifting incident.

Interestingly enough, the album was called Girlfriend, which also contained a track called Evangeline. One for all the girls he's loved? ;)

Little fish said...

N.H! It's you!!! Great to see you're back blogging again! =) Thanks for the Winona tip.

I remember that album cover. Looked like Singa the courtesy lion. sorta.

Tan Kok Seng said...

One more that I heard on the radio last night (sorry, not U, X or Y):

Nikita - Elton John

s.a.m. said...

I will restrict myself to just the first letter of the alphabet:

Alison - Elvis Costello