Tuesday Tunes is a music meme hosted by Dale at Smurfin’ the Web.
To take part, answer the question and post a link in the comments at his blog HERE.
Who’s That Girl?
Songs with women’s names in the title.
Emma by Hot Chocolate is a sad song about a woman committing suicide, but it’s beautiful all the same, and with the smooth voice of Errol Brown, it was their first US hit.
Maggie May by Rod Stewart – it’s pretty much the only song of his that I actually like, telling of a relationship between a younger man and older woman. Apparently, Rod Stewart has gone on record as saying, “Maggie May was more or less a true story, about the first woman I had sex with, at the Beaulieu Jazz Festival,” and the mention of “going back to school” doesn’t refer to the US use of the word in conjunction with universities. Oops!
Kayleigh by Marillion spawned a trend for millions of parents to name their newborn baby girls for this song, despite it not being their best effort. It’s still a good track, just not as good as some others that get overlooked in favor of this one (Lavender is far better!).
Layla by Eric Clapton made it to #27 in Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Most people seem to go into raptures over the iconic opening bars of the track on electric guitar, but I prefer the “unplugged” version.