150+ Songs With Women's Names in the Title

Updated on May 24, 2020
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Carson suffers from a serious case of melophilia. Geeking out on her favorite music artists is her guilty pleasure.

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Carson McQueen

Nowadays, it seems as if people are quick to raise their eyebrows when songs with women's names hit the airwaves. But even if it has become the biggest cliché in music, a song with a girl's name in the title never fails to capture our imagination.

Who was Michael Jackson referring to in "Billie Jean?"

Was Barry Manilow's "Mandy" inspired by a real person?

Why does Tom Jones sing "Delilah" with so much passion?

Such questions spring to mind whenever we hear songs that are probably inspired by the singer's or composer's real-life sweethearts. We can never say for sure, though, and that's precisely what makes them curious, engaging, and timeless.

Songs written for a specific girl can be seen across all genres of music, from pop and rock to hip hop and country. And while they often tell the story of first love, many songs also depict darker themes such as rejection, loneliness, and despair.

It's fascinating to sift through hundreds of songs with women's names in the title, and I've listed some of the best ones below for you to check out!

Best Songs With Women's Names

1. ”Mandy” by Barry Manilow

2. “Amie” by Pure Prairie League

3. “Angie” by The Rolling Stones

4. “Beth” by Kiss

5. “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

6. “Cecilia” by Simon & Garfunkel

7. “Cherry Cherry” by Neil Diamond

8. “Dear Marie” by John Mayer

9. “Diana” by Paul Anka

10. "Nikita" by Sir Elton John

11. “Oh Donna” by Ritchie Valens

12. “Donna” by Hair

13. “Doreen” by Old 97’s

14. “Elvira” by Oak Ridge Boys

15. “Elenore” by The Turtles

16. “Gloria” by Laura Branigan

17. “Goodnight Elisabeth” by Counting Crows

18. “Help Me Rhonda” by The Beach Boys

19. “Hey Paula” by Paul and Paula

20. “Janie’s got a gun” by Aerosmith

21. “Jane Says” by Jane’s Addiction

22. “Jennifer Juniper” by Donovan

23. “Jessica” by The Allman Brothers Band

24. “Joana” by Kool & The Gang

25. “Judy in Disguise” by John Fred and his Playboy Band

26. “It’s Judy’s Turn to cry” by Lesley Gore

27. “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

28. “Layla” by Derek and the Dominos

29. “Long Tall Sally” by Little Richard

30. “Barbara Ann” by The Beach Boys

31. “Lorelei” by Styx

32. “Lovely Rita” by The Beatles

33. “Anna Begins” by Counting Crows

34. “Lucille” by Kenny Rogers

35. “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart

36. “Marie Laveau” by Bobby Bare

37. “Melissa” by Allman Brothers

38. “Mony Mony” by Tommy James & The Shondells

39. “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel

40. "Lucky" by Britney Spears

41. “My Maria” by Brooks & Dunn

42. “My Sharona” by The Knack

43. “Nadine” by Chuck Berry

44. “Oh Carol” by Neil Sedaka

45. “Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly

46. “Cracklin’ Rosie” by Neil Diamond

47. “Dawn (Go Away)” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

48. “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

49. “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac

50. “Macarena” by Los Del Rio

51. “Rosanna” by Toto

52. “Roxanne” by The Police

53. “Ruby” by Kenny Rogers

54. “Sexy Sadie” by The Beatles

55. “Sheila” by Tommy Roe

56. “Suzie Q” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

57. “Sweet Caroline” by DJ Otzi

58. “Sweet Jane” by The Velvet Underground

59. “Sylvia’s Mother” by Dr. Hook

60. "Sara," by Starship

61. “Valerie” by Steve Winwood

62. “Wake up Little Susie” by Everly Brothers

63. "Oh, Sherrie," by Steve Perry

64. "Carrie" by Europe

65. "Desiree" by Neil Diamond

66. "Valleri" by The Monkees

67. "Maria" by Men At Work

68. “Anna” by Arthur Alexander

69. “Arms of Mary” by Chilliwack

70. “Barbie Girl” by Aqua

71. “Norman and Audrey” by Lord Nelson

72. “Cathy’s Clown” by Everly Brothers

73. “Cindy” by Ricky Nelson

74. “Carrie Anne” by The Hollies

75. “Corinna, Corinna” by Ray Peterson

76. “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” by The Beatles

77. “Don’t Walk Away Eileen” by Sam Roberts Band

78. “Dreamboat Annie” by Heart

79. “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles

80. “Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s

81. “Hello Mary Lou” by Ricky Nelson

82. “Jack & Diane” by John Mellencamp

83. “Julia” by Fast Romantics

84. “Lady Madonna” by The Beatles

85. “Little Jeannie” by Elton John

86. “Lorraine” by Explainer

87. “Lucy in the Sky” by The Beatles

88. “Maggie M’Gill” by The Doors

89. “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart

90. “Iris” by Goo Goo Dolls

91. “Matilda” by Harry Belafonte

92. “Michelle” by The Beatles

93. “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett

94. “My Michelle” by Guns N’ Roses

95. “Penny Lane” by The Beatles

96. “Sara” by Jefferson Starship

97. “See Emily Play” by Pink Floyd

98. “Sheena is a Punk Rocker” by Ramones

99. “So Long Marianne” by Leonard Cohen

100. “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes

101. “Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains of Wayne

102. “Tell Laura I Love Her” by Ray Peterson

103. “Think of Laura” by Christopher Cross

104. “Tracy” by The Cufflinks

105. “Maria Maria” by Santana

106. “Jane” by Barenaked Ladies

107. “Jane, Do Ya Love Me” by Bobby Sherman

108. “Layla” by Derek and the Dominos

109. “Black Betty” by Ram Jam

110. “Stacy” by Quinn XCII

111. “Colette” by Billy Fury & The Four Jays

112. “Clementine” by Bobby Darin

113. "Carol” by Chuck Berry

114. “Mary Ann” by Stevie Wonder

115. “Monique” by Frank Sinatra

116. “Mimi” by Dean Martin

117. “Jezebel” by Gene Vincent

118. “Suzanna” by Harry Belafonte

119. “Judy (Something for Everybody) by Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires

120. “Roxanne” by Arizona Zervas

121. “Maybellene” by Chuck Berry

122. “Geraldine” by Jack Scott

123. “Gigi” by Dean Martin

124. “Mary Hamilton” by Joan Baez

125. “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” by Fats Domino, Lloyd Price

126. “Angelina” by Louis Prima

127. “Rosetta” by Ray Charles

128. “Donna” by Ritchie Valens

129. “Ramona” by Louis Armstrong

130. “Anna Molly” by Incubus

131. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by Deep Blue Something

132. “Donna” by Ritchie Valens

133. “Bernadette” by The Four Tops

134. “Meet Virginia” by Train

135. “Good Golly Miss Molly” by Little Richard

136. “Jolene” by Dolly Parton

137. “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” by Bruce Springsteen

138. “The Wind Cries Mary” by Jimi Hendrix

139. “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” by Crosby, Stills and Nash

140. “Along Comes Mary” by The Association

141. “Lola” by The Kinks

142. “For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her” by Simon & garfunkel

143. “Gloria” by Them

144. “A Rose for Emily” The Zombies

145. "Sarah Smile” BY Hall and Oates

146. “Josie” by Steely Dan

147. “Cara-Lin” by The Strangeloves

148. “Aubrey” by Bread

149. “Fanny (Be Tender With my Love)” by Bee Gees

150. “Ruby (Don’t Take Your Love to Town)” by Kenny Rogers

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      Liz Westwood 

      6 weeks ago from UK

      There are a lot more songs like this than I realised.

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