Author Topic: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name  (Read 1718 times)

Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2020, 11:47:59 AM »
Good stuff y'all!*
Could do with more 90s/00s ones.

*apologies for saying 'y'all'

Couple of mega-smashes for you...

Therapy? - Diane (reached no.26 - a Husker Du cover)
Ben Folds Five - Kate (reached no.39)

Also, Paolo Nutini - Candy

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2020, 12:03:20 PM »
Claire. The moment I saw you I swear. Fucking hell I said.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2020, 12:20:05 PM »
Scatman by Scatman John.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2020, 12:32:37 PM »
From this week's UK Top 40

Heather - CONAN GRAY
Daisy - ASHNIKKO
Destiny - D-BLOCK EUROPE

Never heard of 'em mate.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2020, 12:42:00 PM »
Emma - Hot Chocolate
Tracie - Level 42
Mickey - Toni Basil

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2020, 12:49:55 PM »
Couple of 2000s ones:

Glasvegas - Geraldine
Supergrass - Grace

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2020, 12:59:51 PM »
Joe - Inspiral Carpets
Lorraine - Bad Manners
Jeanette - The Beat
Sandy - John Travolta
Candy - Cameo

 

Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2020, 01:47:10 PM »
Elvis Costello - Veronica

Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2020, 02:06:18 PM »
Something a bit more recent:

Lady Gaga - Alejandro

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #39 on: October 18, 2020, 02:18:58 PM »
Surname, y'see.
Also, " with a knife", Shirley?

Thinking about it, I honestly reckon there is someone out there with Norman Bates as a first name. Like a Norman Bates Jones or a Norman Bates Williams or a Norman Bates Zaha.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #40 on: October 18, 2020, 02:25:55 PM »
Mathilde - Jacques Brel/Scott Walker

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #41 on: October 18, 2020, 02:53:10 PM »
Amy Winehouse - Valerie

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #42 on: October 18, 2020, 02:54:21 PM »
Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom

(almost)

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #43 on: October 18, 2020, 02:55:54 PM »
Nathan Jones - The Supremes
Fernando - ABBA
Rasputin - Boney M
Sunny - Boney M
Ma Baker - Boney


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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #45 on: October 18, 2020, 03:14:55 PM »
<<Georgina Bailey - Noosha Fox

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #46 on: October 18, 2020, 03:20:36 PM »
Ego, The Living Planet - Monster Magnet

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2020, 03:22:56 PM »
'Geno' by Dexys Midnight Runners
'Vincent' by Don McLean

Also, Fun Pop Fact: 'Babe' by Take That sort of counts, because Babe was actually the name of Gary Barlow's pet cat, and the song was written about her temporarily disappearing.[1]
 1. Note: this Fun Pop Fact fact may be made up.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2020, 03:37:19 PM »
Jimmy Jimmy - Undertones

I know none of them meet the strict criteria, but It's a Shame About Ray has 3 that are close:
Alison's Starting to Happen
Hannah and Gabi
Frank Mills

Bit weird that innit?

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2020, 03:58:09 PM »

Also, Fun Pop Fact: 'Babe' by Take That sort of counts, because Babe was actually the name of Gary Barlow's pet cat, and the song was written about her temporarily disappearing.[1]
 1. Note: this Fun Pop Fact fact may be made up.

How Fucking British Leyland beige Is Barlow to write a song about his lost cat that he had since found. I bet the cunt has a couple of bangers about scots porridge oats up his sleeve. Waste of skin, even for a Manc.

Fr.Bigley

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2020, 03:59:23 PM »
Even if mmade up, this made me angry. apologies, chaps.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2020, 04:15:57 PM »
Lucille - Kenny Rogers.

Fr.Bigley

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2020, 04:18:24 PM »
Lucille- Little Richard.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2020, 04:19:13 PM »
Mandy- Barry Manilow (or the Shamen)

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2020, 04:28:31 PM »
Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel or any old sod who covered it
Sarah - Thin Lizzy
Rosalie (Bob Seger cover) - again Thin Lizzy, not sure if it was a single for either but it's amazing
Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2020, 05:06:17 PM »
Scissor Sisters - Mary
Scissor Sisters - Laura

Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2020, 05:07:41 PM »
2000s chart hits

Shiela - Jamie T
Alfie - Lily Allen
Ruby - The Kaiser Chiefs
Judy - The Pipettes

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #57 on: October 18, 2020, 05:10:00 PM »
Even if mmade up, this made me angry. apologies, chaps.

Don't worry, I once managed to convince someone that 'Get Lucky' by Daft Punk was really about the Tunisian Revolution. Which tbh actually improves the record if you imagine that it's true.

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Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #58 on: October 18, 2020, 05:19:25 PM »
Both Madonna and Kylie have released half a million songs, but I don't think either of them have ever done this. Everyone else has. Dear Jessie is close but it's not right.

Re: Hit Singles That Are Just Someone's Name
« Reply #59 on: October 18, 2020, 05:28:50 PM »
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YOU GOTTA SEE HER!

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