Remember My Name: Songs with Names as Titles
Another videotastic entry! This time it features songs with first names as titles. I tried to stay away from the obvious cuts; though don’t hesitate to include them in the comments! I just picked songs I enjoy, so hopefully that explains why some aren’t included! Also I was trying to limit the entry to ten songs. There were so many worthy candidates!
“Oh Sheila” – Ready For The World
Even many decades later, this cut from RFTW is still dance floor ready!
“Valerie” – Steve Winwood
Is it me, or do all of Winwood’s late 70s/early 80s songs sound exactly the same? Whenever I heard the intro I always thought it was his other song “Freedom Overspill” or “Arc of a Diver” or possibly “While You See a Chance”. Yeah, I am well versed in the solo works of Mr. Winwood.
“Pamela” – Toto
Instead of selecting the obligatory “Rosanna” I opted for this deep cut from the late 80s. I also like it much better.
“Brandy” – Looking Glass
There was a Time Life commercial featuring a bunch of songs I tend to associate together, despite not having anything to do with each other except being featured on the TL compilation. The songs are Convoy, Dancing in the Moonlight and this one. I love a song with a story! Actually, “Brandy” belongs to that legion of cherished songs that includes: “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” and “Billy, Don’t Be A Hero”.
“Peg” – Steely Dan
If I ever get another tribute band together I’m totally going to make this song a part of every set.
“Son of Sam” – Elliott Smith
My all time favorite Elliott Smith song!
“Last Dance with Mary Jane” – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
This video is appropriate for any number of recent posts! IFMiB is a pro-Petty environment!
“Lay Down Sally” – Eric Clapton
Look, it was either this song or Boston’s “Amanda”. Besides, Nathan East is shutting down that bass. Does Mark Knopfler follow Clapton around playing “Lay Down Sally” with him?
“Joanna” – Kool and the Gang
Awww, this song is so sweet!
“Papa Come Quick” – Bonnie Raitt
This is quite possibly my all time favorite Bonnie Raitt song. Only Bonnie can make young love, family interference and bigotry so toe tapping fun.