Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wordsmtihonia Radio: It's All In The Name

Songs are written for and about people all the time.  There are love songs, break up songs, I hate you songs, and don't call me that songs.  Something about using a person's name, makes the song more personal.  It brings the story to life, and gives the listener something to focus on.  By using a name, it allows the artist to tell a story, and it allows that story to grow in ways it won't otherwise.  So for today's post, I thought I would share some of my favorite songs, that call somebody out by name.  There are a few songs I love, but they won't be included because I've recently used them in other posts.  So this time around you won't see "Jolene" by Dolly Parton or "Take a Letter, Maria" by R.B. Greaves.  But I think you will find that the songs I am including, are just as good.


Prashant C. Trikannad said...

I remember Laura Branigan topped the charts in the eighties and her other number "Self Control" was particularly popular in my friend circle. But I think "Gloria" is far better. I'm not very fond of Michael Jackson's songs though I like "Billie Jean" more than the others.

Teddyree said...

I love Santana, can't remember who else is performing Maria Maria though lol. Gloria was an 80's fave and I like Daniel too.

Angela's Anxious Life said...

The Maria song I love is Brooks and Dunn... so GREAT!

And of course I have to go with Angie by the Rolling Stones

And I love this song too! Billy don't you lose my number. When listening to this song I always wondered what happened to Billy. Where did he go??

Angela's Anxious Life said...

OMG and another song called Georgie!! Love this song!!!

My mom took me out in the car to listen to this song when I was a young girl (we didn't have a CD player in the house at the time). I was only in middle school. I have loved it my whole life.