Saturday, May 14, 2011

S03 E09: The Name Game

This week we explore the vast repertoire of songs named after people. And vast is no exaggeration; we could have easily just played the many songs (and covers thereof) entitled, "Gloria". So we hope you like the idea, because in all likelihood we'll be revisiting this trove of tunes again in the future. Enjoy!

Don't get the wrong idea. Slim Shady will not make an appearance.


Shirley Ellis - The Name Game
Dolly Parton - Jolene (the Grammy's performance by Jones, Mayer & Urban)
Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife
The Police - Roxanne
The Passions - Gloria
Them - Gloria
Laura Branigan - Gloria
The Ramones - Sheena was a Punk Rocker
Derek and the Dominos - Layla
The Jimmy Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe
Simon and Garfunkel - Cecilia
The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby


The Family Guy points out how frequently songs are named after women
The "virtual" exhibit on the Habitations Jeanne-Mance social housing project


William Robert said...

A tip of the hat to Alissa for the great selection of NAMED hits. I was very pleased that Clapton's Layla was included in the mix. It would be easy to have one or two more episodes with that same theme. Brian had not even broken out into a sweat!

I was very interested in the Auchmar Estate, and looked it up on the internet. It is certainly a beautiful piece of architecture. What I could not determine from ASR or the website is whether or not the building is being threatened by possible demolition. Is it in a state of disrepair? Is it protected?


À bientôt,


Michael said...

Just wanted to say that this was one of my favourite episodes! Excellent song choice and great discussion.


Tyler said...

Thanks dad!

And to Mike: How dare you?

I was riding high until your sarcasm had to mar this site. Go to hell.