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A-Z of names in song titles

We set ourselves an office challenge. Could we go from A-Z of people’s names in song titles? Here’s our results, no Google was involved, we didn’t once look up iTunes or Spotify (OK, we did once for ‘u’, but that was it, honest guv) and we resisted the temptation to just use all the song titles from Kelly Jones’ (Stereophonics) solo album Only The Names Have Been Changed.

There’s some pretty big acts in this list: Blur, McCartney, Nirvana, David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, Elton John, Prince, Radiohead, The Police, Blondie – check them all out below:

Arabella – Arctic Monkeys
Bennie and the Jets – Elton John
Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel
Daniel – Bat For Lashes
Emmylou – First Aid Kit
Fernando – Abba
Geraldine – Glasvegas
Harry Patch – Radiohead
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Katie – David Ford
Lola – The Kinks
Maria – Blondie
Darling Nikki – Prince
Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello
Polly – Nirvana
Queenie Eye – Paul McCartney
Roxanne – The Police
Stan – Eminem
Tracy Jacks – Blur
Ursula Finally Has Tits – The Queers
Valerie – The Zutons / Amy Winehouse
William, It Was Really Nothing – The Smiths
Xavia – The Submarines
Yvette – Jason Isbell
Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie

What do you think? Think you could do better? Just let us know…

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