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We need to examine this disparity.

 
 
Reply Fri 5 Apr, 2013 05:55 pm
Start by counting the number of song titles that contain women's names. Sherry (Sherry, Sherry, baby), Kathleen (I'll take you home again, Kathleen.) , Gloria (GLORIA!!), Paula (Hey, hey, Paula) the list goes on.

Women need to step up and start writing songs about men.

Joe(or we, as men, as going to start to suspect you don't love us.)Nation
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 5 Apr, 2013 06:02 pm
@Joe Nation,
Great thread concept there.
Alas, I've historically liked listening to male singers.
Well, those were the times.

Thinking:

Harold...
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Fri 5 Apr, 2013 06:04 pm
Does "A Boy Named Sue" count.?

I always liked "Bobby's Girl" too. And of course, Louie, Louie
Frankie and Johnnie? Mr. Sandman?

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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 5 Apr, 2013 07:09 pm
Johnny Angel
Johnny B. Goode
Jimmy Mack
Mickey
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 5 Apr, 2013 08:07 pm
@jespah,
Diana

Maryann (all day, all night, MaryAnn....)))

Peggy Sue

Run around Sue

Cathy's Clown (Technically about the boy, but without Cathy, you don't have a song.)

The anonymous
PRETTY WOMAN

Joe(I can do this all night)Nation
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Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 5 Apr, 2013 08:34 pm
@Joe Nation,
Ach.. the disparity is that it was a mans world and there were way more men makin' money in music.
That being said, here are some classics about the boys..
A Boy Named Sue Bad,
Bad Leroy Brown
Ben - MJ
Brian Wilson - Bare Naked Ladies
Bennie and the Jets
Charlie Brown
Duke of Earl
Fernando
Goodbye Earl - Dixie Chicks
Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
Hey Jude
Johnny Be Good
Louie Louie
Me and Bobbie McGee
Night Pat Murphy Died - Great Big Sea - A Canadian classic.
Rocky Raccoon
Roll Over Beethoven
Sweet Baby James
Tom Dooley
Vincent - Don McLean
You Can Call Me Al

Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sat 6 Apr, 2013 04:33 am
Without even having my breakfast, my brain says to me~~

Sweet Caroline.
Delilah
Roxanne


Joe(now for some coffee)Nation
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 6 Apr, 2013 05:54 am












I'm just gettin' started . . .
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sat 6 Apr, 2013 06:39 am
@Ceili,

Ach.. the disparity is that it was a mans world and there were way more men makin' money in music.
That being said, here are some classics about the boys..
A Boy Named Sue Bad,
Bad Leroy Brown
Ben - MJ
Brian Wilson - Bare Naked Ladies
Bennie and the Jets
Charlie Brown
Duke of Earl
Fernando
Goodbye Earl - Dixie Chicks
Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
Hey Jude
Johnny Be Good
Louie Louie
Me and Bobbie McGee
Night Pat Murphy Died - Great Big Sea - A Canadian classic.
Rocky Raccoon
Roll Over Beethoven
Sweet Baby James
Tom Dooley
Vincent - Don McLean
You Can Call Me Al

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Great list, Ceili, I would like to point out several glaring truths that are staring back at me from my coffee cup.
Does anyone else notice that most songs with Male Title Names are about the men and something that happened.
Tom Dooley murders and then gets himself hanged, hung, whatever.
Rocky Raccoon gets himself shot.
So does Leroy Brown and "Sue" gets a piece of his ear cutoff by his dad., Jimi's Joe is headed off somewhere with a gun in his hand.
Vincent, godblesshim, takes his own life.
Charlie Brown is an idiot.

I could go on.
(I would like to point out that Kris Kristofferson wrote "Bobby McGee" about his hitchhiking companion of the female persuasion. "Somewhere near Salinas, I let her slip away, looking a home and I hope she finds it... ." Originally recorded by Roger Miller, of all people, it was covered by Janis Joplin.... nobody ever thoughts about the Miller version again.)

I am about to make the point that songs written with Male Titles are mostly narratives about the guy(s) whereas songs with Female Names in the Titles are , um, are romantic entreaties and protestations of love designed to get the female named in the title to take her top off and stay awhile. Smile

When I start playing my guitar again, I want to learn to play Layla.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th3ycKQV_4k&feature=youtu.be

Joe(♫♫♪♪♫Layla, I'm begging darlin', please...♫♪♪♪♫)Nation




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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sat 6 Apr, 2013 06:54 am
@Setanta,
Good ones, Setanta! I'll give you Johnney Angel, a really good moon-y tune about wanting the boy.

Joe(why the hell can't I figure out how to insert video. Where's Dale when I need him?)Nation
PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sat 6 Apr, 2013 06:56 am
Roy Orbison's Lia (or is it Leah?)
Candy Girl
Susie-Q
Marianne
Joanna

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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sat 6 Apr, 2013 06:57 am
Roy Orbison's Lia (or is it Leah?)
Candy Girl
Susie-Q
Marianne
Joanna
and SHERRY!!

Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sat 6 Apr, 2013 11:52 am
@PUNKEY,
Good ones



goodie

Joe(I have a new skill)Nation
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 6 Apr, 2013 01:41 pm
@Joe Nation,
[youtube]followed by the url, not Earl[/youtube]

(oops, you got there first)

Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sat 6 Apr, 2013 03:24 pm
@ossobuco,
Yes. Thanks, osso. Several people have given me that information over the past six months but I have been too thick to try to remember it. I finally did what I's supposed to do,

Joe(I looked it up)Nation
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 6 Apr, 2013 09:56 pm
Poor Judd Is Dead
Billy Joe McCallister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge
We're in the backseat kissing and hugging with Fred
Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 6 Apr, 2013 10:07 pm
@Roberta,
Hit the road, Jack. And don't you come back no more, no more no more no more.
Hit the road, Jack. And don't you come back no more.

Whad you say?
Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 6 Apr, 2013 10:28 pm
@Roberta,
Oh, where have you been, Billie Boy, Billie Boy?

Sorry this isn't all in one post. Too much time for them popping into my head for me to edit.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 7 Apr, 2013 03:34 am


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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 7 Apr, 2013 03:39 am
"Bell Bottom Blues" was NOT originally by Clapton and Whitlock . . . they stole the idea for the song from an earlier minor hit in England, and changed the music and the lyrics.

 

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