[DAY 21] 30-Day Song Challenge

I’m tired. And hungry. And my eyes are burning. And I’m grumpy. And I don’t wanna go to Wal-Mart after work. But I have to. Gross. I’m behind on replying to your comments, but I will. Promise. Just been a hell of a day at sea.

Let us enjoy some tunes, shall we?

Day 21: A Song You Like with a Person’s Name in the Title

My first pick (the first that popped into my mind) was “Jolene”. And no, I don’t mean the “Jolene”. I mean this one, by Ray LaMontagne. (And no, JMF, this doesn’t mean you know my musical inclinations of late. Fine. Hmph.) I love this song. And Ray LaMontagne.

This one is perhaps an obvious selection. Or so it seems to me, but who doesn’t love Leonard Cohen? (If you don’t, stay silent or begone!)

This is definitely a favorite. Good ole Bob Dylan, with his “Visions of Johanna”.

How about “A Letter to Elise” by The Cure? Yes, don’t mind if I do.

Would this be a list of songs about women without “Billie Jean”? Thanks, Michael Jackson.

Surely you knew the Peppers would be back. I love “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie” and so should you. There are plenty of folks who find them overrated and derivative (of themselves) and stale has beens. But they’re one of the bands I credit with music that “saved my life”. More than once. So I love them and unashamedly so. I’ve seen them in concert twice and hope to again someday.

Ahhhhh Jimi Hendrix. Here’s another good one: “The Wind Cries Mary”.

I cannot explain how much, or quite why, I love this song. I mean, really love this song. Here’s “Vera” by Pink Floyd.

I think that’ll do nicely. Hard to stop on this one, but that’ll do, pig.

What are some of your favorite songs with the name of a woman in the title?


9 thoughts on “[DAY 21] 30-Day Song Challenge

  1. I love your choices! I haven’t heard a few of these: always fun to hear new music (namely the Ray LaMontagne and RHCP choices, these songs are new to me)

    Not putting *the* Jolene? Cool — I will, then. But the weird slowed down (45RPM to 33RPM) version because it’s weird/cool/fun.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4mCIsmiAWc <– classic Boston action!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvGpvQbkccE <– I only know of this because of the TV show "Angel". I love it's the only song he's willing to sing at karaoke (which is one more than you, apparently).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_JRleUDlqw <– time for me to plug a Texas indie artist who I used to follow religiously back in the early aughts. True story, I got drunk one time and said that a song he wrote sounded exactly like an Elvis Costello song I had heard (and found out that was a cover too, the song "She") and he was like well influences come from a lot of different places and I was like no man, it's like the same CHORDS though and GENERAL MELODY. Anyway, that might have been the last time I saw him.
    (Costello's song:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O040xuq2FR0) (Phil's song that sounds like it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjZZ6jqOgCY)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD8LFdCMM4w <– I once dated a Judy so this song took on a different meaning then. Love me some TMBG. I wish the song was longer, though. Fun lyrics (as always).


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    1. Ray LaMontagne is new to you?! And RHCP?! What the…okay, Ray I can get. And I’m glad I get to be the one to introduce him to you. As for RHCP, hopefully you meant strictly that song.

      Weird version of Jolene! I dig it for its freakishness.

      Great choices! Except.

      Did you really just Barry Manilow me?!


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  2. I was trying to say the songs you included here are new to me. The band and artist I recognize.
    It would be weird to go through life and not have heard of RHCP. I’m sure it happens.

    Yes, you’ve been Manilow’d.


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