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Top 10 Songs Named After Groupies, Mistresses and Femme Fatales

Posted by Juliana Tessaro on


Back in the day, a lot of bands wrote love songs and named them after their favourite ladies. Sometimes the lyrics were flattering and made other girls jealous, but in other cases, it wasn’t a declaration of love.

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Nevertheless, these songs inspired parents to named their daughters after them; so, if you’re name is on this list, chances are, your parents love the respective song (and have amazing taste!).

10. "Amanda" - Boston

“And I feel like today’s the day/I’m lookin’ for the words to say/Do you want to be free/Are you ready for me”

Amanda is a lucky girl. A song devoted to her, expressing true love and a desire to be together forever.

9. "Melissa" - The Allman Brothers Band

“There are no blankets where he lies/Lord, in his deepest dreams/the gypsy flies/with sweet Melissa”

Not written specifically about a girl named Melissa, it is still a beautiful tune.

8. "Michelle" - The Beatles

“Until I find a way/I will say the only words I know/That you’ll understand/Michelle, ma belle”

Pretty straightforward, a guy falls in love with a French girl and neither speaks the other’s language, so the only way to communicate is by proclaiming his love for her through a few French lyrics.

7. "My Michelle" - Guns N' Roses

“Everyone needs love/You know that it’s true/Someday you’ll find someone/That’ll fall in love with you”

Written about a friend of the band who wanted a song written about her, “My Michelle” doesn’t paint a pretty picture, but the honesty in it makes it better than if it was a love song.

6. "Mary's Last Dance" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

“Last Dance with Mary Jane/One more time to kill the pain/I feel summer creepin’ in and I’m/Tired of this town again”

Whether it is a song about weed or if it’s about a girl, no one really knows. Guitarist Mike Campbell said it is up to the listener’s interpretation.

5. "Lola" - The Kinks

“Girls will be boys and boys will be girls/It’s a mixed up muddled up shook up world/Except for Lola

Truer lyrics have never been written. This song is SO AHEAD of its time. Even though Lola was in fact born a male, she transitioned to a woman and now there’s a great song about it.

4. "Angie" - The Rolling Stones

“With no lovin’ in our souls/And no money in our coats/You can’t say we’re satisfied/Angie, Angie”

A heartbreak song, with different rumours as to how it came to be, but in the end just a beautiful yet heartbreaking song about two people breaking up even though they still love each other.

3. "Suzie Q" - Creedence Clearwater Revival

“Well, say that you’ll be mine/Baby all the time/Suzie Q”

A Dale Hawkins cover, Suzie Q is a song about a guy’s infatuation with Suzie, and how he loves everything about her. Simple lyrics but very sweet.

2. "Jamie's Cryin'" - Van Halen

“Now Jamie wouldn’t say ‘All right’/She knew he’d forget her/And so they said goodnight/And now he’s gone forever”

Poor Jamie just wants a relationship, and the guy she likes only wants a one night stand. Not a flattering song to come with the name, but hey, cool guitar riffs, so Jamie is still a winning name.

1. "The Wind Cries Mary" - Jimi Hendrix

“You can hear happiness/staggering on down the street/footsteps dressed in red/and the wind whispers, Mary”

Kathy Etchingham, who was Jimi’s girlfriend, states this song was written about her (using her middle name Mary) after an argument with Jimi.

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