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I have one of those first names that just isn't musically inspirational (Murray).

There's romance galore to be found for Paul and Paula, and the greatest songwriters of all time have written songs dedicated to Michele, Julia, Angie, and even Billie Jean.
How about Roxanne? Gloria?

So with all of the songs out there with a name in them, how do you feel about sharing your name?

I knew two Micheles who both told me that they "hated" the Beatles tune of the same name.
I once met a lawyer named Bernie and when I told him that there was a song out there entitled, "My Attorney, Bernie" he was at first incredulous, second amused, and third "pretty sure that (he) wouldn't like it".

I don't think I'd like any song with my name in it, either.
I could see someone like Weird Al using it, maybe, but nothing too romantic or serious.
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I like this little ditty even thought the message does not apply to me.

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tickmanfan wrote:
I like this little ditty...

Me too. Always have. I bought their album when it came out back in 1979 (1980?).
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Joe, though I never shot my old lady for messing around with another man.

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Well this is a little disturbing.

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Here is the one I had to live with in high school:
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Amazingly, TWO songs I know of with my name.

It ain't spelled right, but I'm used to that.



Then there was an old REM song...



Also I just found some song called "Wendell Walker", which I'd never heard of before.
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MABBY wrote:

I knew two Micheles who both told me that they "hated" the Beatles tune of the same name.


Same for my wife. She loathes it when I start singing it.

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I have one of those first names that just isn't musically inspirational (Murray)


Yeah, same here. Not a lot to rhyme with Gregory. Come to think of it tthough, Greg is in the Brady Bunch theme song.
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Actually, my name was totally immortalized in a song that everyone knows!

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Justin, Justin, bo-bustin',
Banana-fana fo-fustin',
Me, my, mo-mustin',
Jusssssstin!

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In real life though, I don't think my name has ever been used in a song -- it wouldn't rhyme and doesn't have the kind of rhythm that would fit naturally into lyrics, and I say that as a musician and singer.

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... it was really nothing.
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Strangely, I find myself unmoved:

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Huh, I was expecting "Rusty Cage".
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When your first name is Joe, you are often asked where you are going with that gun in your hand. I don't mind. It's a good song.
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Everybody thinks it's "Don't bring me down, Bruce". (from ELO Don't Bring Me Down)
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Mono Puff (side project of John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants) has a song called Imaginary Friend. Halfway into the song, a random voice says "Erik" and nothing else. Scared the shit out of me the first time I heard it. I thought someone snuck into the room.

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My brother used to taunt me with this song, and I still hate it:



There's a bit more material for my last name, but this one has the greatest title:



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"Rob" and "Robert" don't seem to have inspired much music that inspires me. The closest I can get is:






OTOH, a distant relative lent our family name to this:



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Dave wrote:
Huh, I was expecting "Rusty Cage".


Rust Never Sleeps ?
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tickmanfan wrote:
I like this little ditty even thought the message does not apply to me.



Another one for you, TMF:
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I always kind of liked this one.


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