Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Male names in international songs. Men's names referring to VIP's not included. You can also check relevant page http://ilovemyradio.blogspot.gr/2007/12/songs-referring-to-contemporary-pop.html


Adrian - EURYTHMICS (LP Be Yourself Tonight, 1985)


Alejandro - LADY GAGA (LP The Fame Monster, 2009)


Alfie - CILLA BLACK (1966), CHER (1966), DIONNE WARWICK (1967)


Angelo - BROTHERHOOD OF MAN (LP Images, 1977)


Jackie - SCOTT WALKER (LP Scott 2, 1967)
Lyrics: My name would be Antonio and all my bridges I would burn

Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) - BILLY JOEL (LP The Stranger, 1977)
Lyrics: Anthony works in the grocery store savin' his pennies for someday... "Sonny, move out to the country."


Arnold Layne - PINK FLOYD (1967)


Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - CHRISTOPHER CROSS (OST Arthur, 1981)


Ben - MICHAEL JACKSON (LP Ben, 1972)

Bennie & The Jets - ELTON JOHN (LP Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1973)


All I Wanna Do - SHERYL CROW (LP Tuesday Night Music Club, 1994)
Lyrics:  It's apropos of nothing he says his name is William but I'm sure he's Bill or Billy or Mac or Buddy

Don't Lose My Number - PHIL COLLINS (LP No Jacket Required, 1985)
Lyrics: Billy, don't lose my number

Son Of A Preacher Man - DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (1969)
Lyrics: Billy Ray was a preacher's son and when his daddy would visit he'd come along when they gathered around and started talkin' that's when Billy would take me walkin'

William It Was Really Nothing - THE SMITHS (LP Hatful Of Hollow, 1984)


Bobby Brown - FRANK ZAPPA (LP Sheik Yerbouti, 1979)

Bobby's Girl  - MARCIE BLANE (1962), SUSAN MAUGHAN (1962), TRACEY ULLMAN (1983)

Fell In Love With A Girl - THE WHITE STRIPES (LP White Blood Cells, 2001)
Lyrics:  Bobby says it's fine he don't consider it cheating now


Charlie Brown - THE COASTERS (1958)

Locomotive Breath - JETHRO TULL (LP Aqualung, 1971)
Lyrics: Old Charlie stole the handle and the train, it won't stop going


Daniel - ELTON JOHN  (LP Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player, 1973)

Tubthumping - CHUMBAWAMBA (LP Tubthumper, 1997)
Lyrics: Oh Danny Boy


Dave - BOOMTOWN RATS (LP In The Long Grass, 1984)

Davy - DANNY WILSON (LP Meet Danny Wilson, 1987)


Denis - BLONDIE (1978)


Eddie Goes Underground - TONY CAREY (LP Some Tough City, 1984)

Into The Great Wide Open - TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS (LP Into The Great Wide Open, 1991)
Lyrics: Eddie waited til' he finished high school he went to Hollywood, got a tattoo he met a girl out there with a tattoo too the future was wide open

Spanish Eddie - LAURA BRANIGAN (LP Hold Me, 1985)


Hey Eugene - PINK MARTINI (LP Tea For Two, 2007)


Fernando - ABBA (1976)


Frankie - SISTER SLEDGE (LP When The Boys Meet The Girls, 1985)

Frankie's First Affair - SADE (LP Diamond Life, 1984)


Frederick - PATTI SMITH GROUP (LP Wave, 1979)

Freddie's Dead - CURTIS MAYFIELD (OST Superfly, 1972)


Fu-Gee-La - FUGEES (LP The Score, 1996)
Lyrics: Chicken George became Dead George stealin' chickens from my farm.

Georgy Porgy - TOTO (LP Toto, 1978)


Our Last Summer - ABBA (LP Super Trouper, 1980)
Lyrics: and now you're working in a bank the family man, the football fan and your name is Harry how dull it seems, are you the hero of my dreams?

Sultans Of Swing - DIRE STRAITS (LP Dire Straits, 1978)
Lyrics: and Harry doesn't mind, if he doesn't, make the scene, he's got a daytime job, he's doing alright... 'Guitar George'


Hit The Road, Jack - RAY CHARLES (1961)

Jackie - BLUE ZONE (LP Big Thing, 1988)
Lyrics:  Jack Jack Jackie, can't get you off my mind


Jeremy - PEARL JAM (LP Ten, 1991)

Joy To The World - THREE DOG NIGHT (LP Naturally, 1970)
Lyrics: Jeremiah was a bullfrog, was a good friend of mine


Jessie's Girl - RICK SPRINGFIELD (LP Working Class Dog, 1981)


Cokane In My Brain - DILLINGER (1976)
Lyrics: Hey Jim, Jim, just a minute y'all

On & On - STEPHEN BISHOP (LP Careless, 1976)
Lyrics:  Poor ol'Jimmy sits alone in the moonlight, saw his woman kiss another man so he takes a ladder steals the stars from the sky puts on sinatra and starts to cry


Hey Joe - THE LEAVES (1966), JIMI HENDRIX (1966)

Joe Le Taxi - VANESSA PARADIS (1987 / LP M & J, 1988)

Running In The Family - LEVEL 42 (LP Running In The Family, 1987)
Lyrics: My brother Joe & me

Tokyo Joe - BERTIE HIGGINS (LP Pirates & Poets, 1983)

Ventura Highway - AMERICA (LP Homecoming, 1972)
Lyrics: Tell me, how long you gonna stay here Joe?

Walk On The Wild Side - LOU REED (LP Transformer, 1972)
Lyrics: Holly came from Miami F.L.A. hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A. plucked her eyebrows on the way shaved her legs and then he was a she... Little Joe never once gave it away Everybody had to pay and pay


Guns Of Brixton - THE CLASH (LP London Calling, 1979')
Lyrics: You see, he feels like Ivan born under the Brixton sun

Johnny - VAYA CON DIOS (1988 / a cover of Edith Piaf's 'Johnny, Tu N'es Pas Un Ange' 1953)

Johnny / Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed - THIN LIZZY (LP Johnny The Fox, 1976)

Johnny B. - HOOTERS (LP One Way Home, 1987)

Johnny B. Goode - CHUCK BERRY (1957), PETER TOSH (1983)

Johnny Can't Read - DON HENLEY (LP I Can't Stand Still, 1982)

Johnny Come Home - FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS (LP Fine Young Cannibals, 1985)

Mysterious Ways - U2 (LP Achtung Baby, 1991)
Lyrics:  Johnny take a walk with your sister the moon

New Kid In Town - EAGLES (LP Hotel California, 1976)
Lyrics: Johnny come lately

Not Now John - PINK FLOYD (LP The Final Cut, 1983)

Stories Of Johnny - MARC ALMOND (LP Stories Of Johnny, 1985)

The Boys Are Back In Town - THIN LIZZY (LP Jailbreak, 1976)
Lyrics: And that time over at Johnny's place, well, this chick got up and she slapped Johnny's face

The Devil Went Down To Georgia - THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND (LP  Million Mile Reflections, 1979)
Lyrics: The boy said, "My name's Johnny, and it might be a sin. But I'll take your bet, you're gonna regret, 'cause I'm the best that's ever been."

Walk Of Life - DIRE STRAITS (LP Brothers In Arms, 1985)
Lyrics: Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies

and 3 favorite songs of mine:

Dear John - LOVE & MONEY (LP All You Need Is... 1986)
Johnny (New Light) - THE DREAM ACADEMY (LP The Dream Academy, 1985)
Johnny's Not Here - LOVE & MONEY (LP Dogs In The Traffic, 1991)


Get Back - THE BEATLES feat. BILLY PRESTON (1969)
Lyrics: Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner but he knew it wouldn't last.


Jonah - BREATHE (LP All That Jazz, 1987)


What's The Frequency, Kenneth? - REM (LP Monster, 1994)


Brother Louie - HOT CHOCOLATE (1973) STORIES (1973)

Brother Louie - MODERN TALKING (LP Ready For Romance, 1986)

Don't Cry For Louie - VAYA CON DIOS (LP Vaya Con Dios, 1988)

Highway 61 Revisited - BOB DYLAN (LP Highway 61 Revisited, 1965)
Lyrics:  Well Mack the Finger said to Louie the King I got forty red white and blue shoe strings and a thousand telephones that don't ring do you know where I can get rid of these things and Louie the King said let me think for a minute son and he said yes I think it can be easily done Just take everything down to Highway 61.

Louie Louie - RICHARD BERRY (1957), THE KINGSMEN (1963)

Mack The Knife - BOBBY DARIN (1958)
Lyrics: Now d'ja hear 'bout Louie Miller? He disappeared babe, after drawin' out all his hard-earned cash and now MacHeath spends just like a sailor could it be our boy's done somethin' rash?


Luka - SUZANNE VEGA (LP Solitude Standing, 1987)


Manuel - CATERINA VALENTE (1978)


Hey Matthew - KAREL FIALKA (1987 / LP Human Animal, 1988)

Matthew & Son - CAT STEVENS (1966)


The Joker - STEVE MILLER BAND (LP The Joker, 1973)
Lyrics: Some people call me Maurice


Making Plans For Nigel - XTC (LP Drums & Wires, 1979)
Lyrics: We're only making plans for Nigel we only want what's best for him


Patrick, Mon Cheri - KIKI & PEARLY (1976)


18 & Life - SKID ROW (LP Skid Row, 1989)
Lyrics:  Ricky was a young boy he had a heart of stone


Sebastian - COCKNEY REBEL (LP The Human Menagerie, 1973), ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ ΠΑΠΑΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥ (LP Φοβάμαι, 1982)


Simon Says - 1910 FRUITGUM Co. (1968)


Stan - EMINEM feat. DIDO (LP The Marshall Mathers, 2000)


Another One Bites The Dust - QUEEN (LP The Game, 1980)
Lyrics: Steve walks warily down the street with the brim pulled way down low

Chelsea Dagger - THE FRATELLIS (LP Costello Music, 2007)
Lyrics: I seen you and little Steven and Joanna round the back of my hotel oh yeah

Etienne - GUESCH PATTI (1987 / LP Labyrinthe, 1988)

The Speaking Hand - WOVEN HAND (LP Consider The Birds, 2004)
Lyrics: but I got a friend St. Steven


I Wanna Be A Cowboy - BOYS DON'T CRY (LP Boys Don't Cry, 1986)
Lyrics: Following my man His name is Ted, Can you believe that? My name is Ted,and one day I'll be dead yo yo.


Timothy - THE BUOYS (1971)


Ashes To Ashes - DAVID BOWIE (LP Scary Monsters, 1980)
Lyrics: we know Major Tom's a junkie

Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst) - PETER SCHILLING (LP Fehler Im System, 1982)
Major Tom (Coming Home)- PETER SCHILLING (LP Error In The System, 1983)

Space Oddity - DAVID BOWIE (LP David Bowie,1969)
Lyrics: This is ground control to Major Tom

Tom's Diner - SUZANNE VEGA (LP Solitude Standing, 1987), D.N.A. feat S. VEGA (1990)

The Coward Of The County - KENNY ROGERS (LP Kenny, 1979)Lyrics: His mama named him Tommy but folks just called him yellow


Victor Should Have Been A Jazz Musician - GRACE JONES (LP Inside Story, 1986)



Young Turks - ROD STEWART (LP Tonight I'm Yours, 1981)


Take The Money & Run - STEVE MILLER BAND (LP Fly Like An Eagle, 1976)
Lyrics: This here's a story about Billy Joe and Bobbie Sue, two young lovers with nothin' better to do
than sit around the house, get high, and watch the tube


Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da - THE BEATLES (1968), THE MARMALADE (1968)
Lyrics: Desmond has a barrow in the marketplace Molly is the singer in a band Desmond says to Molly girl I like your face and Molly says this as she takes him by the hand


Jack & Diane - JOHN COUGAR (LP American Fool, 1982)


A Woman Needs Love - RAY PARKER Jr. & RAYDIO (1981)

Jack & Jill - RAYDIO (1977)


I'll Meet You At Midnight - SMOKIE (LP Midnight Cafe, 1976)
Lyrics: Jean-Claude was a student at the University, Louise-Marie is just a world away.


Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne - LOOKING GLASS (LP Subway Serenade, 1973), JOSIE COTTON (LP From The Hip, 1984)


Leader Of The Pack - THE SHANGRI-LAS (1964), TWISTED SISTER (LP Come Out & Play, 1985)


It's My Party - LESLEY GORE (1963)
Lyrics:  Nobody knows where my Johnny has gone Judy left the same time... Judy and Johnny just walked through the door like a queen with her king oh what a birthday surprise judy's wearin' his ring


Johnny & Mary - ROBERT PALMER (LP Clues, 1980), TINA TURNER (OST Summer Lovers, 1982)


Puerto Rico - VAYA CON DIOS (LP Vaya Con Dios, 1988)
Lyrics: Wake up Angelita, your mama just turned off the light, Manolo is already waiting by the old water-pipe


It's My Life - BON JOVI (LP Crush, 2000), PAUL ANKA (LP Rock Swings, 2004)
Lyrics: This is for the ones who stood their ground For Tommy and Gina who never backed down

Livin' On A Prayer - BON JOVI (LP Slippery When Wet, 1986)
Lyrics:  Tommy used to work on the docks Union's been on strike He's down on his luck It's tough, so tough Gina works at a diner all day Working for her man She brings home her pay For love, for love


Tell Laura I Love Her - RAY PETERSON (1960), RICKY VALANCE (1960)

but also:

CopaCabana (At The Copa) - BARRY MANILOW (LP Even Now, 1978)
Lyrics: Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl... and while she tried to be a star, Tony always tended bar... His name was Rico, he wore a diamond... But Rico went a bit too far, Tony sailed across the bar and then the punches flew and chairs were smashed in two there was blood and a single gun shot but just who shot who?


50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - PAUL SIMON (LP Still Crazy After All These Years, 1975)
Lyrics: You just slip out the back, Jack make a new plan, Stan you don't need to be coy, Roy Just get yourself free Hop on the bus, Gus you don't need to discuss much just drop off the key, Lee and get yourself free

Games Without Frontiers - PETER GABRIEL (LP Peter Gabriel 3, 1980)
Lyrics: Hans plays with Lotte, Lotte plays with Jane, Jane plays with Willi, Willi is happy again. Suki plays with Leo, Sacha plays with Britt, Adolf builts a bonfire, Enrico plays with it

(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea - ELVIS COSTELLO (1978)
Lyrics: Men come screaming, dressed in white coats  shake you very gently by the throat  one's named Gus, one's named Alfie

Love Makes The World Go Round - DEON JACKSON (1966)
Lyrics: That goes for Billy, Sherry, Bobby and Marsha and baby you and I
Bruce Willis covered the song in 1989 replacing the two first names with the names of his daughters.

Spirits In The Night - MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND (LP Nightingales & Bombers, 1975)
Lyrics: Wild Bill, Hazy Davy and Killer Joe


A Boy Named Sue - JOHNNY CASH (LP At San Quentin, 1969)
Recorded live at California's San Quentin Prison at a concert on February 24, 1969
Lyrics:  the meanest thing that he (my daddy) ever did was before he left, he went and named me "Sue"... if I ever have a son, I think I'm gonna name him Bill or George! Anything but Sue! I still hate that name!

Listen to my relevant broadcast on Radio Boo from the same day:


Airplay Pt. 1 (20:00-22:00):

The Centurians - Bullwinkle Part II (1963 / OST Pulp Fiction, 1994 / Zed's dead)
The Kingsmen - Louie Louie (1963)
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack (1961)
The Coasters - Charlie Brown (1958)
Lesley Gore - It's My Party (1963)
The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack (1964)
Twisted Sister - Leader Of The Pack (LP Come Out & Play, 1985)
John Cougar - Jack And Diane (LP American Fool, 1982)
Rod Stewart - Young Turks (LP Tonight I'm Yours, 1981)
Robert Palmer - Johnny & Mary (LP Clues, 1980)
Tina Turner - Johnny and Mary (OST Summer Lovers, 1982)
Looking Glass - Jimmy Loves Mary Anne (LP Subway Serenade, 1973)
Josie Cotton - Jimmy Loves Maryann (LP From The Hip, 1984)
Smokie - I'll Meet You At Midnight (LP Midnight Cafe, 1976)
Paul Anka - It's My Life (LP Rock Swings, 2004)
Vaya Con Dios - Puerto Rico (LP Vaya Con Dios, 1988)
Caterina Valente - Manuel (1978)
Dillinger - Cokane In My Brain (1976)
Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side (LP Transformer, 1972)
Frank Zappa - Bobby Brown (LP Sheik Yerbouti, 1979)
The Beatles with Billy Preston - Get Back (1969)

Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue (LP Live At San Quentin, 1969)
1910 Fruitgum Company - Simon Says (1968)
The Beatles - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (1968)
Steve Miller Band - The Joker (LP The Joker, 1973)
Hot Chocolate - Brother Louie (1973)
The Clash - The Guns Of Brixton (LP London Calling, 1979)
Queen - Another One Bites The Dust (LP The Game, 1980)
Guesh Patti - Etienne (1987)
Eurythmics - Adrian (LP Be Yourself Tonight, 1985)
Laura Branigan - Spanish Eddie (LP Hold Me, 1985)
Phil Collins - Don't Lose My Number (LP No Jacket Required, 1985)
Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do (LP Tuesday Night Music Club, 1994)
R.E.M. - What's The Frequency, Kenneth? (LP Monster, 1994)
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al (LP Graceland, 1986)
Sister Sledge - Frankie (1985)

Airplay Pt. 2 (22:00-01:00):



Pink Martini - Hey Eugene (LP Hey Eugene! 2007)
Vaya Con Dios - Johnny (LP Vaya Con Dios, 1988)
Scott Walker - Jackie (LP Scott 2, 1967)
Vaya Con Dios - Don't Cry For Louie (LP Vaya Con Dios, 1988)
Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife (1959)
Deon Jackson - Love Makes The World Go 'Round (1966)
Blue Zone U.K. - Jackie (LP Big Thing, 1988)
Chumbawamba - Tubthumping (LP Tubthumper, 1997)
Blondie - Denis (1978)
Patti Smith - Frederick (LP Wave, 1979)
U2 - Mysterious Ways (LP Achtung Baby, 1991)
Hooters - Johnny B (LP One Way Home, 1987)
Skid Row - 18 and Life (LP Skid Row, 1989)
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe (1966)
Cat Stevens - Matthew & Son (1966)
Karel Fialka - Hey Matthew (1987)
Suzanne Vega - Luka (LP Solitude Standing, 1987)
The Eagles - New Kid In Town (LP Hotel Califonia, 1976)
Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County (LP Kenny, 1979)


Curtis Mayfield - Freddie's Dead (OST Superfly, 1972)
America - Ventura Highway (LP Homecoming, 1972)
Bertie Higgins - Tokyo Joe (LP Pirates & Poest, 1983)
Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (LP Still Craty After All These Years, 1975)
Manfred Mann & The Earth Band - Spirits In The Night (LP Nightingales & Bombers, 1975)
Elton John - Bennie And The Jets (LP Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1973)
Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath (LP Aqualung, 1971)
Billy Joel - Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) (LP The Stranger, 1977)
Peter Tosh - Johnny B. Goode (1983)
Toto - Georgy Porgy (LP Toto, 1978)
Stephen Bishop - On And On (LP Careless, 1976)
Vanessa Paradis - Joe Le Taxi (LP M & J, 1987)
Grace Jones - Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician (LP Inside Story, 1986)
Everything But The Girl - Alfie (1986)


Prefab Sprout - Goodbye Lucille #1 (LP Steve McQueen, 1985)
Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do) (OST Arthur, 1981)
Michael Jackson - Ben (LP Ben, 1972)
Elton John - Daniel (LP Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player, 1973)
Cockney Rebel - Sebastian (LP The Human Menagerie, 1973)
Woven Hand - The Speaking Hands (LP Consider The Birds, 2004)
Dido feat. Eminem - Stan (The Marshall Mathers LP, 2000)
DNA feat. Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner (1990)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Into The Great Wide Open (LP Into The Great Wide Open, 1991)
Paul Brady - Nobody Knows (LP Trick Or Treat, 1991)
Caterina Valente - Manuel (1978)
The Beatles - Hey Jude (LP Let It Be, 1970)
Paul & Paula - Hey Paula (1962)


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