Jan 092014

On a whim I went searching for video footage of Peter Blegvad performing anything from his 1983, Andy Partridge-produced album, The Naked Shakespeare. I’ve always loved this album. Colin Moulding contributes bass to a few songs. Terry Chambers may appear as well. I need to dig it out and digitize it.

Anyhow…to my surprise, I found a clip of Blegvad lip-syncing “Karen” on Top of the Pops, or some English show like that. The video is mildly not safe for work owing to the appearance of a tastefully naked butt.

Anyhow…rather that attempt to strike up an in-depth conversation over the works of Blegvad, I thought I’d do my part by simply exposing him to some of you and then launching a Last Man Standing on Name Songs. There’s one catch: We must list them in alphabetical order, beginning with my entry, “Karen,” a name that begins with the letter K.

It shouldn’t be hard to list a name song beginning with an L, M, N, O, or P, but we’ll see how far we get toward the end of alphabet. We will exclude the letter X from play. How many name songs are written to Xavier? (NOTE: If we can get through Z one time, we can consider eliminating that letter from play in the second round.) If we get all the way through to J, we will start over at K.

Got that? Let the first name song, beginning with L, appear in the Comments!

UPDATE: Comments are set to close sometime tomorrow (1/20/14). Consider the conclusion to this Last Man Standing a race against the clock!


  481 Responses to “Last Man Standing: Name Songs…In Alphabetical Order, Beginning With L!”

  1. hrrundivbakshi

    Lucille, Little Richard

  2. hrrundivbakshi

    Mary, Mary — The Monkees

  3. “Nadine,” Chuck Berry

  4. misterioso

    “Ophelia”, the Band

  5. The Divine Comedy – Our Mutual Friend

  6. misterioso

    Gotta be a name, MrHuman, such as “Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly.

  7. Shoot, we’re up to Q names. This is another letter that may be out of play following this round. We’ll see. For now, “The Mighty Quinn” moves us onto what should be an easy R name!

  8. cliff sovinsanity

    Roxanne Roxanne – UTFO

  9. trigmogigmo

    “Sussudio” — Phil Collins

  10. Timothy Leary’s Dead – The Moody Blues.

  11. Under the Milky Way: – The Church

  12. Unless you mean there’s a woman named Under, I don’t think that answer works.

    But, “Tales of Brave Ulysses” does. Just ask the tiny purple fishes.

  13. ladymisskirroyale

    Veronica – Elvis Costello

  14. Matthew Sweet – “Winona”

  15. ladymisskirroyale

    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots – The Flaming Lips

  16. “Ziggy Stardust”


  17. “Amy,” by Poco, or whatever Southern Lite Rock band that was.

  18. cherguevarra


  19. cherguevarra


    Bertha – Grateful Dead

  20. cliff sovinsanity

    “Caroline” – Link Wray & The Wraymen

  21. 2000 Man

    David Watts – The Kinks.

  22. Hank Fan

    Eleanor Rigby

  23. “Frank’s Wild Years” – Tom Waits

  24. Suburban kid

    Gabrielle – The Nips

  25. I’m Henry the 8th -Herman’s Hermits

  26. cherguevarra

    Iris’ Song For Us – Vashti Bunyan

  27. Suburban kid

    Jolene – Dolly Parton

  28. What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? – REM

  29. cherguevarra

    Laura, Scissor Sisters

  30. mockcarr

    Martha My Dear

  31. cherguevarra

    Roy Wood – Nancy Sing Me A Song

  32. Suburban kid

    Oliver’s Army – Costello

  33. ladymisskirroyale

    Johnny Hit and Run Pauline – X

  34. “Little Queenie,” by Chuck Berry. We’ll see if any more Q names are available.

  35. cliff sovinsanity

    “Quincy Punk Episode” – Spoon
    If we go around the horn again I think we should drop the letter Q because this one hurt my brain.

  36. ladymisskirroyale

    Ricky’s Theme – Beastie Boys

  37. “Sarah Smile,” by Hall & Oates, Mrs. Andyr’s favorite band.

  38. ladymisskirroyale

    Sorry to bogart the next letter, but in honor of Mr. Everly, I wanted to make sure “S” was properly memorialized:

    Wake Up Little Susie

  39. “Tony’s Theme” – Pixies

  40. ladymisskirroyale

    Can we use the same name twice (different song)? If so, U could be re-represented by “Ullyses,” this time by Dead Can Dance.

    Or would you consider Uncle Albert?

    • I think we should avoid repeating proper names in different songs, but I will accept titles, which will give us at least another round or two for the letter Q. “Uncle Albert” is Albert’s name, as far as his nephews and nieces are concerned.

  41. Suburban kid

    Victoria – The Kinks

  42. Sticking with the Kinks, “Do You Remember Walter.”

    Remember, X is most likely out of play. After Y, I think we can find another Z name song.

  43. ladymisskirroyale

    Yuri-G – PJ Harvey

  44. Tommy Guerrero – “Zapata’s Boots”

    Bam! Z again!

  45. Suburban kid

    Amos Moses – Jerry Reed

  46. Bruce Springsteen’s Zero & Blind Terry

  47. “Caroline No,” The Beach Boys.

    Do I hear a D name song?

  48. “Daniel and the Sacred Harp”, by the Band.

  49. cherguevarra

    Evangaline – Matthew Sweet (again)

  50. Suburban kid

    Freddie’s Dead – Curtis Mayfield

  51. cliff sovinsanity

    Gary Gilmore’s Eyes – The Adverts

  52. Can I take H & I with one entry?

    Captain Beefheart – Harry Irene

  53. Jack and Diane, for the J alone.

    We await a new K entry.

  54. Suburban kid

    Jack on Fire – Gun Club

  55. Suburban kid

    Well if it’s going to be that kind of party.,…

    Katy Too – Johnny Cash

  56. Hank Fan

    Lisa Says – VU

  57. Monica -The Kinks, who have more name songs than I would have thought.

  58. Suburban kid

    (Free) Nelson Mandela – the Special AKA

  59. Does Odessa by Caribou count? I’ve heard Odessa used as a first name.

    • Please cite where you heard a person with this name. More importantly, is it used as a name in this song? If not, no dice.

      • One person who I know, and looking on IMDB, actresses named Odessa Rae, Odessa Sykes, and Odessa Munroe.

        It isn’t used as a name in the song, but it isn’t used as anything in the song – and Quincy Punk Episode by Spoon was accepted and the word Quincy doesn’t appear in that song (an analogous situation because I always assumed that the song was referring to Quincy, MA, or some other town called Quincy).

        But it doesn’t matter – “Oliver Boy” by Flogging Molly.

  60. cherguevarra

    Pierre – Carole King (& Sendak)

  61. cliff sovinsanity

    “San Quentin” – Johnny Cash

    • cliff sovinsanity

      According to Wikipedia, Saint Quentin is the patron saint of bombardiers, chaplains, locksmiths, porters, tailors, and surgeons and his name is invoked against coughs, sneezes, and dropsy.

  62. Desert Shore (feat. Mark Kozolek) – “Randy Quaid”

    for the R, but gimme an honorable mention for the Q

  63. Susie…ooh, better save this one for the next time around! How about “My Sharona”? Onto T!

  64. “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”, Dylan


  65. Suburban kid

    “Mi[uzi] Weighs A Ton” – Public Enemy

  66. H. Munster

    “Valerie” The Monkees

  67. cherguevarra

    The Wanda, Err…. – Dion

  68. “Xavier Says” – The Magnetic Fields

  69. Suburban kid

    Ballad of John and Yoko

  70. Using “Zero & Blind Terry” for Z moves us to “A”.
    “Andy Warhol” by Bowie

  71. cliff sovinsanity

    Barbara – Fountains of Wayne

  72. Suburban kid

    Danny Says – Ramones

  73. Eloise – Sam & Dave, I believe.

  74. “Felicity” – Orange Juice

  75. H. Munster

    “Georgianna” — The Princetons
    Local hit in Chicago in 1966

  76. Hazel by Bob Dylan

  77. H. Munster

    “Mighty Idy” –DMZ

  78. “Jeane”, the Smiths.

  79. Suburban kid

    “Karen with a C” — Buff Medways (Billy Childish)

  80. H. Munster

    “Sweet Larraine” — Country Joe and the Fish

  81. “My Name is Mud” – Primus

  82. Suburban kid

    Not far from 100 comments. Could it go to 200?

    “Nancy Whiskey” – Shane Macgowan and the Popes

  83. Hank Fan

    The Stone Poneys (featuring Linda Ronstadt) – “Orion”

    (She is singing to the constellation, I believe, but it is the name of the constellation, so I think it’s a name song.)

  84. hrrundivbakshi

    Preston Jackson’s Tambourine Band and Travelling Good-Time Medicine Show — Mike Nesmith

  85. cherguevarra

    Rufus Wainwright – Rashida

  86. Mogwai – “Stanley Kubrick”

  87. cherguevarra

    Replacements – Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out

  88. “Umi Says” – Mos Def

  89. ladymisskirroyale

    Valerie Loves Me – Material Issue

  90. “William, It Was Really Nothing” – The Smiths

    You’re turn, X.

  91. ladymisskirroyale

    Going out on a limb here:

    Mr. X – Ultravox

    The song is clearly about a particular person, albeit with a mysterious identify. I’m hoping he counts as Our Mr. X.

  92. Marc Ribot – “Yezriel”

  93. Ralph McTell – Zimmerman Blues

  94. cherguevarra


    Also Sprach Zarathustra – Deodato

  95. cherguevarra



    Annie Waits – Ben Folds

  96. hrrundivbakshi

    Bertha Butt Boogie – Jimmie Castor Bunch

  97. hrrundivbakshi

    Carlotta Lives Inside My Mind, Anymore – Love

  98. hrrundivbakshi

    I Am Doctor Who I Am – Julian Cope

  99. hrrundivbakshi

    Lady Evelyn (Whisper) – Bee Gees

  100. hrrundivbakshi

    Whoops — that should be (Whispering). B-side to “Craise Fenton Kirk”

  101. So we’re on G? How about “Georgie Girl”!

  102. “Harry Patch (In Memory Of)” by Radiohead.

  103. “Flight of Icarus” Iron Maiden
    “Jumping Jack Flash” Stones

    Ks up


  104. Sonic Youth – “Karen Koltrane”

  105. H. Munster

    “Lucifer” — The Bob Seger System

  106. Hank Fan

    “Maureen” – Fountains of Wayne. (Also my wife’s name.)

  107. H. Munster

    “Nathan Jones” — The Supremes

  108. cherguevarra

    Orpheus – David Sylvian

  109. H. Munster

    “Tall Paul” — Annette Funicello

  110. A bit of a stretch, but it’s also a first name:
    “San Quentin” – Johnny Cash

    • That was already used. We’ll allow a skip of Q this time, but not the next time through. Consider this STRIKE 1.

      The letter X is already out of play. It’s only a bonus when someone scores an X name.

      We’ll see if we can get through this round’s need for a Z name, otherwise, we’ll take a pass on Z and consider it STRIKE 2. I’m pretty sure I’ve got a Z name song, if we’re stuck.

  111. Final Fantasy – This is the Dream of Win & Regine

  112. H. Munster

    “Sandy” — Ronnie and the Daytonas

  113. What’s With Terry – The Undertones

  114. H. Munster

    “Ursula Finally Has Tits” — The Queers

  115. Have we done “Valleri” by The Monkees?

  116. Here’s a new V entry: “Who Shot Liberty Valance.”

    Onto W!

  117. trigmogigmo

    “Wendy Time” — The Cure

  118. Suburban kid

    “Yankee Doodle” – Bo Diddley

  119. Suburban kid

    “Zindy Lou” – The Chimes

  120. Arthur by The Kinks

  121. Suburban kid

    Barbara Ann

  122. Charlie Cake Park – The Mekons

  123. Suburban kid

    Denis – Blondie

  124. H. Munster

    “Evil Edna” — The Bob Seger System

  125. mockcarr

    Faith – George Michael. If I think of it as a girl’s name, it becomes a better song somehow.

  126. Suburban kid

    Fernando – ABBA

  127. H. Munster

    “Auntie Grizelda” — The Monkees

  128. Suburban kid

    Heidi’s Head – Kleenex

  129. H. Munster

    “Sexy Ida” — Ike and Tina Turner
    We had Idy before. Ida is a different

  130. It’s going to be tough to find an available I name! I’m stuck at the moment.

  131. Suburban kid

    On the other hand, J is a cakewalk.

    “Days of Jack and Jill” – Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby

  132. H. Munster

    “Kelly” — Del Shannon

  133. Suburban kid

    “Lester Sands (Drop in the Ocean)” – Buzzcocks

  134. “Mean Mr. Mustard” Beatles


  135. trigmogigmo

    “Neal and Jack and Me” — King Crimson!

  136. hrrundivbakshi

    O’Brian Rides Out – Pure Prairie League

  137. Suburban kid

    Dear Prudence

  138. hrrundivbakshi

    Quincy, Let the Dog Out – Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

  139. trigmogigmo

    I belive that “Quiche Lorraine” by the B-52’s counts for Q…, as it appears to be a proper name.

    “But at the end of my thirty foot leash
    Is my little friend Quiche”

  140. cliff sovinsanity

    Little Ramona – BR5-49

  141. Suburban kid

    Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down – Maddox Brothers and Rose

  142. hrrundivbakshi

    Trixie Kicks – Shadows of Knight

  143. trigmogigmo

    “Uba’s House of Fashions” — Stan Ridgway

  144. Damn! Every time I tune in I get a difficult letter. It’s like getting the Old Maid every time.

    Ummmm…..”Uma” – OOIOO, which is an offshoot of The Boredoms. Trust me.

  145. Curse you Trig! Okay, I’ll go with Bjork – “Venus As A Boy”, and next time U comes up we can skip.

  146. Camera Obscura – “William’s Heart”

  147. hrrundivbakshi

    Humble Xerxes – Harold Budd

  148. Mellow Yellow, which is what they call him, for the Y!

  149. Hank Fan

    Zelda – Pete Townshend

  150. “Athena” – Pete Townshend


  151. cherguevarra

    I’m Sorry (but so is Brenda Lee) – Ben Vaughn

  152. hrrundivbakshi

    Cindy C – Prince

  153. hrrundivbakshi

    Don’t F*ck With the Dread Dormammu – David Lee Roth

  154. cherguevarra

    E.R.N.I.E. – Madness

  155. “Frank and Jesse James” – WZevon


  156. “Gloria” U2


  157. cherguevarra

    Howard Johnson’s Got His Hojo Working – NRBQ

  158. H. Munster

    “Hambone” — Bill Haley and the Comets

  159. H. Munster

    Your post wasn’t visible when I posted, cherguevarra. Let’s count Howard Johnson for J.

  160. So where does that leave us? I?

    “Ivan Meets G.I. Joe” – the Clash

    Pity if the J is already taken


  161. “Kim” Eminem
    “Linda” Jan & Dean
    “My Michelle” G&R
    “Little St. Nick” Beach Boys
    “Baba O’Riley” the Who
    “Peter Pumpkinhead” – XTC
    “Little Queenie” Chuck
    “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner” Zevon

    All Hail the Mighty Powers of Rolling Rock. I swear upon all that is Town Hall Holy that once I got “Kim” the rest flowed in less than a minute.

    And I’m spent. “S”


  162. Suburban kid

    Without checking, I think Little Queenie is the only (possible) repeat, and Q is optional anyway, so well done.

    Shadrach – Beastie Boys

  163. “Talulah” – The Go Betweens

  164. hrrundivbakshi

    Ursula In the Waiting Room – Martin Newell

  165. “Van Occupanther,” Midlake.

  166. Suburban kid

    “Will You Willyum” – Janis Martin

  167. H. Munster

    “Yvonne” — Marshall Crenshaw

  168. Ana Ng – They Might Be Giants

    (Unless we aren’t skipping z.)

  169. For the letter B, how about a song I can’t stand: “Billie Jean,” by Michael Jackson.

  170. cherguevarra

    Carrie Ann – the Hollies

  171. H. Munster

    “Denise” — Randy and the Rainbows

  172. cherguevarra

    David Mead – Elodie

  173. “Faron Young” by Prefab Sprout.

  174. trigmogigmo

    “Geraldine and John” — Joe Jackson

  175. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll – Bob Dylan

  176. Irma by Peter Blegvad from…The Naked Shakespeare.

  177. “Joey,” Bob Dylan.

  178. hrrundivbakshi

    Karen Carpenter’s Corpse – The Meatmen

  179. Suburban kid

    “Lydia” – Jonathan Richman & Modern Lovers

  180. “Maggie’s Farm”

  181. Suburban kid

    Young Ned of the Hill – the Pogues

  182. hrrundivbakshi

    Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow – Beach Boys

  183. trigmogigmo

    “Oz is Ever Floating” — Oysterhead

  184. Suburban kid

    Pee-Wee’s Dance – Joeski Love

  185. Flying Lotus – “Roberta Flack”

  186. Suburban kid

    “Telegram Sam” – T Rex

  187. trigmogigmo

    “Teclo” — PJ Harvey

  188. hrrundivbakshi

    “Dance, Ulrich, Dance (ya ya)” – Ian Dury

  189. Suburban kid

    Venus – Bananarama

  190. I feel terrible for saying this, but “Wendy Clear” by Blink-182 (don’t judge me, I have a friend who likes them).

  191. “X-Offender” – Blondie

    Okay, I’m scraping bottom on these tough letters.

  192. hrrundivbakshi

    “Yasmin, Te Quiero” – Ry Cooder

  193. “Zebediah” – Luke Slater

  194. hrrundivbakshi

    “We’re Tired Of Waiting for You, Albert” – Monkees (well, the Dolenz/Jones variant)

  195. hrrundivbakshi

    “By-Tor & the Snow Dog” – Rush

  196. hrrundivbakshi

    “Calliope, Sweet Calliope” – The Equals

  197. hrrundivbakshi

    “Babylon Down, Dread Michael” – Black Uhuru

  198. Evangeline – Cocteau Twins

    (Unless I’m not allowed to use the same name twice – if so, sorry.)

  199. “Fred Bear” Ted Nugent


  200. cherguevarra

    Jiving Sister Fanny – Stones

  201. Tindersticks – “Kathleen”

  202. Hank Fan

    “Little Latin Lupe Lu” – The Righteous Brothers

  203. cherguevarra

    Mary Ann – Marshall Crenshaw

  204. Suburban kid

    Making Plans for Nigel – XTC

  205. H. Munster

    “Otto” — The Replacements

  206. Suburban kid

    Peter Piper – Run DMC

  207. H. Munster

    “Help Me Rhonda” — The Beachboys

  208. Suburban kid

    “No Xmas for John Quays” – The Fall

  209. “Sally Mae” -John Lee Hooker

  210. Suburban kid

    “Tom Joad” – Woody Guthrie

  211. hrrundivbakshi

    “Underpants” – Green Day

  212. stepping in for LMKR on this endorsement: “Vanessa From Queens” – Stephen Malkmus

  213. Time to retrench. Post 201 was Fred Bear and post 202 was Jiving Sister Fanny. I think these were cross posts but then post 203 was Kathleen ,keying, I guess, off of Jiving. So we missed G, H, & I.

    But let me be part of the solution and not just part of the problem.

    G = Jean Genie by David Bowie
    H = Helen Of Troy by John Cale
    I = THe Ballad Of Ira Hayes by Peter LaFarge (or Johnny Cash or Bob Dylan)

  214. Suburban kid

    That’s some pretty conscientious posting, al.

    If I may go back to what I think should be the next one, w:

    Willie and the Hand Jive – Johnny Otis

  215. hrrundivbakshi

    Whoops — “Underpants” is not a name, is it? Coffee!

  216. I’m still considering X out of play. Anything else we get is icing on the cake. For Y, I thought of the jazz artist Yusef Lateef, who in the great tradition of jazz artists, named a song after himeself: “Yusef’s Mood”!

    Onto Z, if possible…

  217. hrrundivbakshi

    “Xena, Queen” – Kiss (from Gene’s sci-fi rock opera “The Elder”)

  218. hrrundivbakshi

    “Yazstremski” – Peter Holsapple

  219. Suburban kid

    No replacement for mislaid underpants?

    Uncle John’s Band – G Dead

    (if necessary and/or allowed)

  220. Suburban kid

    “Also Sprach Zarathustra” — various versions (2001 Space Odyssey theme)

  221. H. Munster

    “Zanz Can’t Dance” — John Fogerty
    About a pickpocket pig named Zanz who is supposed to represent Saul Zaentz, owner of Fantasy Records. Zaentz sued Fogerty and the track had to be renamed “Vanz Can’t Dance.”

  222. trigmogigmo

    “Achilles’ Last Stand” — Led Zeppelin

  223. Suburban kid

    “Buddy Holly” – Weezer

  224. The Postal Service – Clark Gable

  225. Suburban kid

    Domino – Roy Orbison

  226. hrrundivbakshi

    “Craise Finton Kirk Royal Academy Of Arts” – Bee Gees

  227. hrrundivbakshi

    Whoops, missed the Cs already in deployment. Here’s an “E”:

    “Ekaterina” – Gorky Park

    Forget about “Dorky Park”? Here they are, rockin’ in all their glasnost/perestroika-era glory!


  228. hrrundivbakshi

    “Flavius, Emperor” – Marillion

  229. The Herbaliser – “Ginger Jumps the Fence”

  230. Suburban kid

    “Ivor the Engine Driver” – The Who

  231. Skipped h, so “Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry” by Nick Cave, and for j, “John Wayne Gacy, Jr” by Sufjan Stevens.

  232. Suburban kid

    “I Wish I Coud Shimmy Like My Sister Kate ” – The Beatles

  233. “Lenny” from SRV


  234. “Molly’s Lips” – The Vaselines

  235. ladymisskirroyale

    “Natasha” – Love and Rockets

  236. “Otis” – The Durutti Column

  237. Polythene Pam by The Beatles

  238. “Richard III” by Supergrass.

  239. cherguevarra

    Tom Sawyer – Rush

  240. H. Munster

    “Tammy” — Debbie Reynolds

  241. Suburban kid

    “Utah Carol” – Marty Robbins

  242. H. Munster

    “Vladimir Goes to Havana” — The Stranglers

  243. Suburban kid

    Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns – ‘Little Chickee Wah Wah’

    (“Tell me Chickee Wah Wah what you’re gonna do…”)

  244. H. Munster

    “For Yasgur’s Farm” — Mountain

  245. H. Munster

    “Abraham Martin and John” — Dion

  246. Suburban kid

    Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream

  247. H. Munster

    “Cynthia” — Blue Rodeo

  248. Suburban kid

    Beautiful Delilah – Chuck Berry

  249. H. Munster

    “See Emily Play” — Pink Floyd

  250. Suburban kid

    “Frankie and Johnny” – Gene Vincent

  251. Ry Cooder – “Goose and Lucky”

  252. Suburban kid

    “Dirty Harry” – Fred Wesley & the J.B.s

  253. trigmogigmo

    “Isobel” — Björk

  254. H. Munster

    “Jamie” — Marvin Gaye

  255. Suburban kid

    “Stewed and Keefed” – Rollong Stones

  256. “Little Latin Lupe Lu” – Mitch Ryder

  257. Suburban kid

    Good Golly Miss Molly

    (I can’t stop)

  258. How ’bout “Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey”?

  259. The Minks – “Ophelia”

    • The Band’s song by that name was already played. Do we have a novel O name?

      • Whoa! Hold on here! What about “Caroline” by Link Wray and your own “Caroline No”? How about Nancy Sing Me a Song/Nancy Whiskey, Karen Koltrane/Karen With A C, Harry Irene/Harry Patch (In Memory of)/Dirty Harry, Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues/Tom Sawyer/Tom Joad, Ursula Finally Has Tits/Ursula in the Waiting Room, Days of Jack and Jill/Jack and Diane/Jumping Jack Flash, William It Was Really Nothing/William’s Heart, Frank’s Wild Years/Frank and Jesse James…. I’ll stop there.
        Strike Three.

  260. Small Faces – Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake

  261. cherguevarra

    Otterley – Cocteau Twins (apparently it is a surname)

  262. trigmogigmo

    “Omegaman” — The Police

    If that is not deemed a valid name, I’ve got a back-up!

  263. H. Munster

    “Pocahontas” — Neil Young

  264. Suburban kid

    “Roxanne’s Revenge” – Roxanne Shante

  265. H. Munster

    “Suzanne” — Leonard Cohen

  266. Suburban kid

    Ready Teddy

  267. trigmogigmo

    “Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma)” — Jorge Ben


  268. Don McLean – Vincent

  269. And can I put in Tutti Frutti (Womp-bomp-a-lula-a-womp-bam-boom) for W if that last entry for U stands? 🙂

  270. “Mr. Wilson,’ by John Cale.

    Can we get an X, Y, or Z???

  271. Suburban kid

    “Terminator X Speaks with His Hands” – Public Enemy

  272. Zebulon by Rufus Wainwright

  273. The Temptation of St. Anthony by Alkaline Trio

  274. Suburban kid

    Me and Bobby McGee

  275. trigmogigmo

    “Charlotte Anne” — Julian Cope

  276. Suburban kid

    Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley

  277. trigmogigmo

    “Erica Kane” — Urge Overkill

  278. Suburban kid

    “Fables of Faubus” – Charles Mingus

  279. I’ll burn 2 G names: “Graham Greene” – John Cale.

  280. And we’ll make it a Cale exacta with Hedda Gabler.

  281. Suburban kid

    Poison Ivy – The Coasters

  282. trigmogigmo

    “Jeannie Needs a Shooter” — Warren Zevon
    “Janey Needs a Shooter” — Bruce Springsteen

  283. Suburban kid

    “Kiara” – Bonobo

  284. “Hats Off to Larry” – Del Shannon

  285. cliff sovinsanity

    Mona – NRBQ

  286. Suburban kid

    Undertones – “There Goes Norman”

  287. H. Munster

    “Alley OooP” — The Hollywood Argyles

  288. cherguevarra

    Polly – Nirvana

  289. Suburban kid

    Mountain – “Mississippi Queen”

  290. Suburban kid

    Muddy Waters – “The Blues Had a Baby and They Named it Rock and Roll”


  291. H. Munster

    “Susan” — The Buckinghams

  292. cherguevarra

    “Tara” – Roxy Music

  293. “Pere Ubu’s Dance Party” – Pere Ubu

  294. Suburban kid

    “Viola Lee Blues” – Grateful Dead

  295. cherguevarra

    Wendy – Beach Boys

  296. Suburban kid

    Xanadu – Olivia Newton-John

  297. trigmogigmo

    “Yvonne’s the One” — Paul McCartney / 10cc

  298. cherguevarra

    Lenny Kravitz – Flowers for Zoe

  299. H. Munster

    “Evil Hearted Ada” — The Flamin’ Groovies

  300. cherguevarra

    “Bertie” – Kate Bush

  301. cherguevarra

    Candy Says – VU

    C’mon pick up the pace, yo!

    LMS LMS!!!!

  302. One of my favorite D-name songs, “Deborah,” by Dave Edmunds!

    Gimme an E!

  303. H. Munster

    Does “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” count? If it does we’ve got E and F.

  304. H. Munster

    “Lady Godiva” — Peter and Gordon

  305. Suburban kid

    “Henry Lee” – Betty James

  306. H. Munster

    “Story of Isaac” — Leonard Cohen

  307. “Get Up Jake,” an outtake (since released) from the s/t album by The Band.

  308. H. Munster

    “Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb” — Ed Byrnes and Connie Stevens

  309. Suburban kid

    “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” – Larry Williams

  310. H. Munster

    “Matthew and Son” — Cat Stevens

  311. cherguevarra

    “Darling Nikki” – Prince

  312. I have to play cop again. In 301 Trigmogigmo corrected himself on a duplicate play and then 302 skipped to Z and merrily we rolled.

    So, insert in the proper spot “Yaphet” by Miles Davis.

  313. trigmogigmo

    I know it will creep out LMKR to mention him, but the internet machine says:

    “Something About Olivia” — John Mayer

  314. Suburban kid

    “Pablo Picasso” – Modern Lovers

  315. H. Munster

    “Running Bear” — Johnny Preston

  316. Suburban kid

    “Stephanie Says” – VU

  317. H. Munster

    “Harry Truman” — Chicago

  318. cherguevarra

    Nope, can’t come up with a U song.

  319. Arlo Guthrie – Utah Carroll

  320. Wait a minute, I have a solid entry – Roy Wood’s Wizzard – Dream Of Unwin.

  321. cherguevarra

    Mrs Vandebilt – Paul McCartney & Wings

  322. Suburban kid

    “Song to Woody” – Bob Dylan

  323. cherguevarra

    “The Rebel Johnny Yuma” – Johnny Cash

  324. Suburban kid

    “To Zion” – Lauryn Hill

  325. The Replacements – Alex Chilton

  326. cherguevarra

    Oh Donna – Richie Valens

  327. H. Munster

    “Eisenhower Blues” — Elvis Costello

  328. cherguevarra

    “Freckles” – harry nilsson
    (1st lines are “freckles was his name – he always used to take the blame.)

  329. “From Hank to Hendrix” NYoung


  330. cherguevarra

    Thank the Cocteau Twins for yet another one:


  331. H. Munster

    “Jessica” — The Allman Brothers

  332. H. Munster

    “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite” — The Beatles

  333. “Lyla” Oasis


  334. H. Munster

    “Mandy” — Barry Manilow

  335. At this time I must point out that America’s “Horse With No Name” will NOT satisfy a song with an N name.

  336. misterioso

    But Abba’s “Nina, Pretty Ballerina” does.

  337. cherguevarra

    It’s Annie Oakley, by the Miniature Tigers!


    Your move!

  338. The Rolling Stones – Now I’ve Got a Witness (Like Uncle Phil and Uncle Jean)

  339. H. Munster

    “Mrs. Robinson” — Simon and Garfunkel

  340. Suburban kid

    “Selina Through the Windshield” – Len Bright Combo

  341. cherguevarra

    Thumbelina Farewell – Ron Sexsmith

  342. H. Munster

    “Ed’s Uncle Elwyn” — Barenaked Ladies

  343. Suburban kid

    Vanessa Does Favours – Buff Medways

  344. H. Munster

    “Baby Weemus” — Nino Tempo and April Stevens

  345. cherguevarra

    Diane Young – Vampire Weekend

  346. Suburban kid

    “Zimmerman Blues” by Ralph McTell

  347. cherguevarra

    Maybe… I wanna drive the Zamboni by the Gear Daddies. They’re singing of the machine, of course, which is named for its inventor. So, await judgment…

  348. cherguevarra

    Also, if accepted I also will enter:

    Alice’s House – Psychedelic Furs

  349. “Bad Bad Leroy Brown”?


  350. H. Munster

    “Corrina Corrina” — Ray Peterson

  351. cherguevarra

    Darlene – Ben Vaughn

  352. cherguevarra

    Evangeline – Los Lobos

  353. Suburban kid

    “Fred Sanford” – MC Shy D

  354. “Wendall Gee” R.E.M.


  355. The Records – Heather & Hell

  356. cherguevarra

    Split Enz – Iris

  357. “Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive” by…

    Men. At. Work.

    sorry ’bout that one


  358. cherguevarra

    Here is the song “Kevin’s” by Sharon Van Etten:


  359. “Bebe Le Strange” Heart


  360. Suburban kid

    “Maggie May” – Rod Stewart

  361. cherguevarra

    Nancy (let your hair down for me) – Prefab Sprout (one of his most treacley songs).

  362. cherguevarra

    We should figure out some kind of end game to this, involving really famous songs we’ve missed.

  363. Suburban kid

    “Olds Mo William” – Paul Peek

  364. cherguevarra

    Pamela, by Toto.

    I’ve been holding onto a new wave R song, but instead, I’m going to say:

    Ruby Tuesday.

  365. cherguevarra

    Sneaking Sally Through The Alley – Robert Palmer

  366. “Memo From Turner” Mick, Stones, whatever


  367. Suburban kid

    “Art of Uff” – Uffie

  368. cherguevarra

    Another song called Ullyses, this one by Franz Ferdinand.

  369. cherguevarra

    Vera – Pink Floyd

  370. cherguevarra

    Walter’s Theme – REM

  371. cherguevarra

    The hut of Baba Yaga – ELP

    Zebulon – Rufus Wainwright

    Let’s get this thing around to L again!

  372. cherguevarra

    Choose your “Annie” song:
    Avenging Annie by Andy Pratt
    Annie get your gun by Squeeze

  373. cherguevarra

    Billy Don’t Be A Hero

  374. cherguevarra

    Charlie Brown – The Coasters

  375. cherguevarra

    Oh Dana – Big Star!

  376. cherguevarra

    Eli’s Coming

  377. cherguevarra

    Here’s “So Long Frank Lloyd Wright” by Simon and Garfunkel


  378. Suburban kid

    “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People” – The Legendary K.O.

  379. Suburban kid

    “Hawkins Rag” – Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers

  380. Suburban kid

    “Goodnight Irene” – The Weavers

  381. Suburban kid

    “Jezebel” – Gene Vincent

  382. cherguevarra

    And here’s another Simon and Garfunkel song, “Kathy’s Song.”


    And for L, it’s LOLA! L.O.L.A. LOLA!

  383. cherguevarra

    M, anyone? Ha ha!

  384. cherguevarra

    I like how we have Roxanne Roxanne and Roxanne’s Revenge, but not the Police song. Another song we’re missing is Layla! Cecilia by S&G, Bennie & the Jets, Bette Davis Eyes, Guinnevere by CSN, Rocky Racoon, Lovely Rita, Sexy Sadie, Hey Jude, Lucy in the Sky… and Julia also, Come on Eileen, Jeremy by Pearl Jam, Judy is a Punk, Angie by the Stones, Daniel and Levon by Elton John, A Boy Named Sue, Allison by Costello, Major Tom, Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz, Tom’s Diner, Sweet Caroline, Janie’s got a gun, Hey Joe, Whole Lotta Rosie…

    And probably more, we’re just warming up!

  385. cliff sovinsanity

    Norman 3 – Teenage Fanclub

  386. cherguevarra

    Sorry! I thought this thread was ending, only reason I did that.

    • No problem! I’m teasing. I honestly don’t care if this thread goes on forever, but I tried to set it so that comments would eventually close. I can simply close them manually, but the “race against the clock” aspect seems worth keeping in play. Play on. If the comments don’t close in a day or so, I’ll close them manually. Moving forward, I might set all Last Man Standings to end after 2 weeks, just so we can better gauge what we’re really made of. Thanks.

  387. cherguevarra

    Ok – another Prefab Sprout song – Michael

  388. cherguevarra

    Nathan Le Franeer – Joni Mitchell

    Hey, if it’s still on, it’s still on…

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