Top 30 Songs Featuring Girls’ Names

In our most recent countdown in January 2018, we looked at the Top 30 Songs by Elvis Presley. Today, we commence another brand new Top 30 – our favourite songs containing a girl’s name in the song title.

Being another month with 31 days, we can list the ten songs that just missed out, and then use the other thirty days of the month to countdown the Untypical Radio Top 30 Songs Featuring Girls’ Names..

As always, these are simply Neil’s opinions and therefore, the selections are neither correct or incorrect. The chart data is provided by our favourite reference book for such matters – The Book: Top 40 Research by Steven Scanes and Jim Barnes.

As has been the case with other previous countdowns, there were too many great songs to have missed the charts to limit the list to 30, so Neil has created a list of ten additional songs that only just missed out a position in his final thirty. And here they are – in date order:

  • Elenore – The Turtles – 1968 (peak position 14)
  • Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner (didn’t chart) / Creedence Clearwater Revival – 1969 (peak position 6)
  • Angie – The Rolling Stones – 1973 (peak position 3)
  • Annie’s Song – John Denver – 1974 (peak position 5)
  • Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac – 1976 (peak position 14)
  • Living Next Door To Alice – New World – 1973 (peak position 23) / Smokie – 1977 (peak position 1)
  • (Just Like) Romeo & Juliet – The Reflections – 1964 (peak position 14) / Mental As Anything – 1980 (peak position 17)
  • Rosanna – Toto – 1982 (peak position 7)
  • Jack and Diane – John Cougar – 1982 (peak position 19)
  • Gloria – Laura Branigan – 1982 (peak position 1)