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.
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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