1985 (song) "1985" is a 2004 song originally written and recorded by SR-71. It was covered by American rock band Bowling for Soup, whose version reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was featured on the band's album A Hangover You Don't Deserve.
About a Girl (Nirvana song) "About a Girl" is a song by American rock band, Nirvana. It is the third song on the group's debut album, Bleach. It is also the first song on the posthumous MTV Unplugged in New York album from which it was a single in 1994.
Adam vs. Eve Epic Rap Battles of History is a YouTube webseries created by Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist. The series puts famous historical and pop culture figures, real and fictional, against one another in a rap battle format.
Aïcha "Aïcha" is the name of a song written by the French singer songwriter Jean-Jacques Goldman. The title refers to an Arabic female name.
Alison (song) "Alison" is a song written by and first recorded by Elvis Costello in 1977 for his debut album on Stiff Records. Costello's single never charted. Linda Ronstadt, who covered the song and released her version in 1979, had a moderate hit with it.
All Dressed Up for School "All Dressed Up for School" is a song written by Brian Wilson for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was recorded very early in the sessions for the 1965 album Today!, but was not released until 1990. Carl Wilson sings vocals, a rarity at the time the song was recorded.
American Woman "American Woman" is a song released by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who in November 1969, from their sixth studio album of the same name. It was later released in March 1970 as a single backed with "No Sugar Tonight", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Ana Ng "Ana Ng" is a song by alternative rock band They Might Be Giants. It was released as the lead single from the band's 1988 album Lincoln.
Angie Baby "Angie Baby" is a popular song that was written by American Alan O'Day, and became a hit for Australian singer Helen Reddy. The song reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart at the end of December 1974 and became one of Reddy's biggest-selling singles.
Anna (Go to Him) "Anna", or simply "Anna", is a song written and originally recorded by Arthur Alexander. His version was released as a single by Dot Records on September 17, 1962. A cover version was performed by English rock group The Beatles and included on their 1963 debut album Please Please Me.
Anna Lee, the Healer Friends is the 14th studio album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released on June 24, 1968 through Capitol Records. It was initially met with a mild critical reception and peaked at number 126 on the US Billboard charts for what was then group's worst chart performance to date.
Another Girl "Another Girl" is a song by the Beatles released in 1965 on the album Help! and included in the film of the same name. The song was written by Paul McCartney but credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song is directed to the singer's girlfriend, who is informed the singer has found "another girl."
Aunt Hagar's Blues Aunt Hagar's Blues, variously known as Aunt Hagar's Children or Aunt Hagar's Children's Blues, is a 1920 blues song which has since become a jazz standard. It was written by W. C. Handy and J Tim Brymn.
Barbara Ann "Barbara Ann" is a song written by Fred Fassert that was first recorded by the Regents as "Barbara-Ann". Their version was released in 1961 and reached on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston song) "Beautiful Girls" is the debut single by reggae-influenced musician Sean Kingston from his eponymous debut; it was first released in 2007. The song samples Ben E. King's classic "Stand by Me" and uses digital pitch correction technology on the vocals.
Belle (Disney song) "Belle" is a song written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman for Walt Disney Pictures' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast.
Beth (song) "Beth" is a ballad by Kiss, originally released on their 1976 album, Destroyer. To date, it is their highest-charting single in the US, reaching #7 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
Billie Jean "Billie Jean" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson. It is the second single from the singer's sixth studio album, Thriller. It was written and composed by Jackson and produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. There are contradictory claims on the meaning of the song's lyrics.
Bitch I'm Madonna "Bitch I'm Madonna" is a song by American singer Madonna from her thirteenth studio album, Rebel Heart, featuring guest vocals from rapper Nicki Minaj. The artists co-wrote the song with MoZella, Toby Gad, Ariel Rechtshaid, Diplo, and Sophie; the latter two co-produced it with Madonna.
Black Magic Woman "Black Magic Woman" is a song written by Peter Green that first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single in various countries in 1968, subsequently appearing on the 1969 Fleetwood Mac compilation albums English Rose and The Pious Bird of Good Omen, as well as Vintage Years.
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) "Brandy" is a 1972 song written and composed by Elliot Lurie and recorded by Lurie's band, Looking Glass, on their debut album Looking Glass. The single reached number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Cash Box Top 100 charts, remaining in the top position for one week.
Brave Margot Brave Margot is a 1953 song by Georges Brassens. It's one of his best known and most controversial songs.
Brown Eyed Girl "Brown Eyed Girl" is a song by Northern Irish singer and songwriter Van Morrison. Written by Morrison and recorded in March 1967 for Bang Records owner and producer Bert Berns, it was released as a single in June 1967 on the Bang label, peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Caldonia "Caldonia" is a jump blues song, first recorded in 1945 by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five. A version by Erskine Hawkins, also in 1945, was described by Billboard magazine as "rock and roll", the first time that phrase was used in print to describe any style of music.
Candle in the Wind 1997 "Candle in the Wind 1997" is a song by Elton John, a re-written and re-recorded version of his 1973 song "Candle in the Wind". It was released on 13 September 1997 as a tribute single to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, with the global proceeds from the song going towards Diana's charities.
Carmen (Lana Del Rey song) "Carmen" is a song by American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey, taken from her second studio album Born to Die. It was released as a single on the iTunes Stores of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on January 26, 2012 by Universal Music Group.
Caroline, No "Caroline, No" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher. It marked Wilson's solo debut when released as a single in March 1966, peaking at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two months later, Wilson's recording reappeared as the final track on the Beach Boys' studio album Pet Sounds.
Carrie (Europe song) "Carrie" is a power ballad by the Swedish hard rock band Europe released in 1987. It was the third single released internationally from the album The Final Countdown, and it is their highest charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart—peaking at #3 during the fall of 1987.
Cecilia (Simon & Garfunkel song) "Cecilia" is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel, released in April 1970 as the third single from the group's fifth studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water. Written by Paul Simon, the song's origins lie in a late-night party, in which the duo and friends began banging on a piano bench.
Cherchez La Femme "Cherchez La Femme" is a song that was written and performed by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band with lead vocals by Cory Daye in 1976.
China Girl (song) "China Girl" is a song written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin, first appearing on Pop's debut solo album, The Idiot.
Cindy, Oh Cindy "Cindy, Oh Cindy" is a song, written by Robert Nemiroff and Burt D'Lugoff and credited to their pseudonyms, Robert Barron and Burt Long.
Conchita Marquita Lolita Pepita Rosita Juanita Lopez Conchita Marquita Lolita Pepita Rosita Juanita Lopez is a 1942 novelty song recorded by the Glenn Miller Orchestra and by Bing Crosby with the Vic Schoen Orchestra, Tommy Tucker and his Orchestra and the Royal Air Force Dance Orchestra.
Consuela Biaz "Malaika" / "Consuela Biaz" is a double A-side single by German band Boney M. and the first single taken from their fifth album Boonoonoonoos. It peaked at #13 in the German charts, their lowest placing so far after their commercial breakthrough.
Daisy Bell "Daisy Bell" is a popular song, written in 1892 by Harry Dacre, with the well-known chorus, "Daisy, Daisy / Give me your answer, do. / I'm half crazy / all for the love of you", ending with the words, "a bicycle built for two".
Dani California "Dani California" is a single from the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers' ninth studio album, Stadium Arcadium. The single was first made available at the iTunes Music Store and then was officially released on May 2, 2006.
Dark Lady (song) "Dark Lady" is a pop rock song recorded by American singer-actress Cher, and the title selection from her eleventh studio album, Dark Lady. Written and composed by John Robert "Johnny" Durrill and produced by Snuff Garrett, it was released as the album's first single in early 1974.
Darlin' (The Beach Boys song) "Darlin'" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, recorded by American rock band the Beach Boys with Carl Wilson on lead vocal. It opens the second side of their 1967 album Wild Honey and was also released as a single, backed with "Here Today" from their 1966 album Pet Sounds.
Deirdre (song) "Deirdre" is a song written by Bruce Johnston and Brian Wilson for American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1970 album Sunflower and subsequently as the B-side of the "Long Promised Road" single.
Denise (song) "Denise" is a song written by Neil Levenson. The song was inspired by his childhood friend, Denise Lefrak. In 1963, the song became a popular top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, when recorded by the American doo-wop group Randy & the Rainbows.
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" is a jazz song introduced by Carol Channing in the original Broadway production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which was written by Jule Styne and Leo Robin. It was based on a novel by Anita Loos.
Diane (1927 song) "Diane" - also known as Diane- is a song by Ernö Rapée and Lew Pollack, originally written as a theme song for the 1927 silent movie Seventh Heaven. In 1928, The Nat Shilkret Orchestra had a hit with the song.
Diane (Hüsker Dü song) "Diane" was originally recorded by US band Hüsker Dü for their Metal Circus EP in 1983. The song was written by drummer Grant Hart, and concerns the murder of West St. Paul waitress Diane Edwards by Joseph Ture in 1980.
Dirty Diana "Dirty Diana" is a song by American artist Michael Jackson. It is the ninth track on Jackson's seventh studio album, Bad. The song was released by Epic Records on April 18, 1988 as the fifth single from the album.
Disney Girls (1957) "Disney Girls" is a song written by Bruce Johnston for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1971 album Surf's Up. The lead vocals are by Johnston, who also plays upright piano, synth bass, and mandolin.
Dizzy, Miss Lizzy "Dizzy, Miss Lizzy" is a rock and roll song written and recorded by Larry Williams in 1958. It became better known through a 1965 cover version by the Beatles.
Don't Hurt My Little Sister "Don't Hurt My Little Sister" is a song composed and written by Brian Wilson with additional lyrics by Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys. It was released on their 1965 album The Beach Boys Today!.
Don't Worry Baby "Don't Worry Baby" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian, produced by Wilson and first recorded by American rock band the Beach Boys. The band's version, a tender ballad with falsetto lead vocal by Wilson, was first released on their 1964 album Shut Down Volume 2.
Doris Day (song) "Doris Day" is a song from 1982 by Dutch band Doe Maar. It was the title-track off their third album Doris Day en Andere Stukken and became their first top 10-hit.
Egyptian Ella "Egyptian Ella" is an American jazz song, composed in 1930 by Walter Doyle. It has been performed and recorded by many artists such as Ted Weems, Fats Waller and Milt Herth. A version of the song appears in the 1945 film Bring On The Girls.
Eleanor Rigby "Eleanor Rigby" is a song by the Beatles, released on the 1966 album Revolver and as a 45 rpm single. It was written primarily by Paul McCartney, and credited to Lennon–McCartney.
Electric Barbarella "Electric Barbarella" is the 29th single by Duran Duran, and the first official single from the album Medazzaland.
Evil Woman (Crow song) "Evil Woman" is a song written and recorded by Minneapolis-based band Crow that appeared on their 1969 album Crow Music. It reached number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Pop chart.
Evil Woman (Electric Light Orchestra song) "Evil Woman" is a song written by lead vocalist Jeff Lynne and recorded by Electric Light Orchestra. It was first released on the band's fifth album, 1975's Face the Music.
Fancy (Bobbie Gentry song) "Fancy" is a song written and originally performed by Bobbie Gentry in 1969. The song depicts its heroine overcoming poverty to become a successful courtesan. Gentry's personal view on the song...
Female of the Species "Female of the Species" is a song by the English rock band Space, released as their fourth single, and second single proper from their debut album Spiders on 27 May 1996, reaching #14 in the UK charts.
Fun, Fun, Fun "Fun, Fun, Fun" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for American rock band the Beach Boys. It was released in 1964 as a single backed with "Why Do Fools Fall in Love", both later appearing on the band's album Shut Down Volume 2.
Girl (Beatles song) "Girl" is a song written by John Lennon and performed by the Beatles on their 1965 album Rubber Soul. "Girl" was the last complete song recorded for that album. "Girl" is one of the most melancholic and complex of the Beatles' earlier love songs.
Girl Don't Tell Me "Girl Don't Tell Me" is a song written by Brian Wilson for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1965 album Summer Days. In December 1965, it was chosen to be the B-side to The Beach Boys' "Barbara Ann" single.
Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland "Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland" is the second single from the album Bouncing off the Satellites by The B-52's. The single peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play, their fourth Top 10 entry on that chart.
Girls, Girls, Girls (Jay-Z song) "Girls, Girls, Girls" is the second single from rapper Jay-Z's album The Blueprint. It is a playful description of the artist's promiscuous lifestyle. The song contains a sample of "There's Nothing In This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You" by Tom Brock.
Girls, Girls, Girls (Mötley Crüe song) "Girls, Girls, Girls" is a single by American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It is the first single from the album of the same name, and was released on May 11, 1987.
Girls of France "Girls of France" is a World War I era song released in 1917. Al Bryan and Edgar Leslie wrote the lyrics. Harry Ruby composed the music. The song was published by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. of New York, New York. Artist Albert Wilfred Barbelle designed the sheet music cover.
Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" is a song written by Neil Diamond, whose recording of it on Bang Records reached #10 on the U.S. pop singles chart in 1967. The song enjoyed a second life when it appeared on the 1994 Pulp Fiction soundtrack, performed by rock band Urge Overkill.
Gloria (Them song) "Gloria" is a song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrison's band Them in 1964 and released as the B-side of "Baby, Please Don't Go". The song became a garage rock staple and a part of many rock bands' repertoires.
Gloria (Umberto Tozzi song) "Gloria" is a 1979 love song that became an international hit. The song was originally written and composed in Italian by Umberto Tozzi and Giancarlo Bigazzi, and afterwards translated to English by Jonathan King.
Good Golly, Miss Molly "Good Golly, Miss Molly" is a hit rock 'n' roll song first recorded in 1956 by the American musician Little Richard and released in January 1958 as Specialty single 624 and next in July 1958 on Little Richard.
Good Morning, School Girl "Good Morning, School Girl" is a blues standard which has been identified as an influential part of the blues canon. Pre-war Chicago blues vocalist and harmonica pioneer John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson first recorded it in 1937.
Goodnight, Irene "Goodnight, Irene" or "Irene, Goodnight," is a 20th-century American folk standard, written in 3/4 time, first recorded by American blues musician Huddie 'Lead Belly' Ledbetter in 1933.
Grace Kelly (song) "Grace Kelly" is a song by the British singer Mika, released for download on 9 January 2007. It also appears on Mika's 2007 album Life in Cartoon Motion. Produced and mixed by Greg Wells, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number three and the UK Official Download Chart at number one.
Half-Breed (song) "Half-Breed" is a 1973 song recorded by American singer-actress Cher with instrumental backing by L.A. sessions musicians from the Wrecking Crew.
Hallelujah I Love Her So "Hallelujah I Love Her So" is the debut single from American musician Ray Charles. The jazz and rhythm and blues song was written and released by Charles in 1956 on the Atlantic label, and in 1957 it was included on his self-titled debut LP, also released on Atlantic.
Helena (song) "Helena" is a song by American rock band My Chemical Romance, and is the third single from their second studio album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge.
Hello Little Girl "Hello Little Girl" is the first song written by John Lennon, and credited to the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership. According to Lennon, he drew on an old "Thirties or Forties song" that his mother sang to him.
Help Me, Rhonda "Help Me, Rhonda" is a song written and composed by Brian Wilson with additional lyrics by Mike Love for American rock band the Beach Boys. The song was first released as "Help Me, Ronda" in March 1965 on the album The Beach Boys Today!.
Her Majesty (song) "Her Majesty" is a song written by Paul McCartney that appears on the Beatles' album Abbey Road. It is a brief tongue-in-cheek music hall song. "Her Majesty" is the final track of the album and appears 14 seconds after the song "The End", but was not listed on the original sleeve.
Hey Paula (song) "Hey Paula" is an American pop standard love song recorded by the singing duo Paul & Paula. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending February 9, 1963, and also made it to number one on the Hot R&B Singles chart.
Hey There Delilah "Hey There Delilah" is a song by American rock band Plain White T's. It was released in May 2006 as the third single from their third studio album All That We Needed. It received radio play over the following year and eventually reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 2007.
Honor to Us All "Honor to Us All" is a song written by composer Matthew Wilder and lyricist David Zippel for Walt Disney Pictures' 36th animated feature film Mulan.
Ida Red "Ida Red" is an American traditional song of unknown origins that was made famous in the upbeat 1938 version by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Wills' Ida Red served as the primary inspiration for Chuck Berry's first big hit Maybellene. It is chiefly identified by variations of the chorus...
I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her third studio album, Britney. It was written and produced by Max Martin and Rami, with additional writing from Dido. The song was released on February 18, 2002, by Jive Records.
Invisible Touch (song) "Invisible Touch" is the title track and first single from the 1986 album of the same name by the English rock band Genesis. The song is a group composition which featured lyrics written by singer and drummer Phil Collins.
Irma Jackson "Irma Jackson" is a song by Bakersfield, California-based outlaw country artist Merle Haggard, released on his 1972 album Let Me Tell You About a Song.
It's a Man's Man's Man's World "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" is a song by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome. Brown recorded it on February 16, 1966 in a Staffordshire studio and released it as a single later that year. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Jackie Blue (song) "Jackie Blue" is a single by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils from their 1974 album, It'll Shine When It Shines.
Jane (Jefferson Starship song) "Jane" is a 1979 song by Jefferson Starship from the album Freedom at Point Zero. The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #14, and spent three weeks at #6 on the Cash Box Top 100. In Canada, the song peaked at #13.
Jenny from the Block "Jenny from the Block" is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez, which features American rappers Jadakiss and Styles P; both members of The LOX. It was released by Epic Records on September 26, 2002, as the lead single from her third studio album This Is Me...
Jessie's Girl "Jessie's Girl" is a song written and performed by Australian singer Rick Springfield. It was released on the album Working Class Dog. The song is about unrequited love and centers on a young man in love with his best friend's girlfriend.
Joanne (Lady Gaga song) "Joanne" is a song recorded by American singer Lady Gaga, for her fifth studio album of the same name. The track was written and produced by Gaga and Mark Ronson, with additional production from BloodPop.
Juanita Banana (song) "Juanita Banana" is a novelty song adaptation from Mexican folk music by Tash Howard and Murray Kenton.
Julia (Beatles song) "Julia" is a song by the Beatles, but performed as a solo work by John Lennon. The song was written by Lennon regarding his mother Julia Lennon, who died in 1958 at age 44.
Just Like a Woman "Just Like a Woman" is a song written by Bob Dylan and first released on his 1966 album, Blonde on Blonde. It was also released as a single in the U.S. during August 1966 and peaked at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Känkkäränkkä Känkkäränkkä is a Finnish children's song by Mikko Alatalo and Harri Rinne. The song was recorded by Alatalo in 1981 for his album Eläimiä suomalaismetsissä. The song is about a mischievous little witch, who entices children to become angry and harass others.
Kathleen Mavourneen "Kathleen Mavourneen" is a song written in 1837, composed by Frederick Crouch with lyrics by a Mrs. Crawford. Crawford's name is variously cited as Annie, Julia, Louise Macartney, Louise Matilda Jane, or Marion; Crouch is also sometimes incorrectly cited as the author of the song's lyrics.
Katinka (song) "Katinka" was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1962, performed in Dutch by De Spelbrekers.
Kayleigh "Kayleigh" is a song by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion. It was released as the first single from the concept album Misplaced Childhood. It became the band's most successful single worldwide. It peaked at number-two in the UK and stayed on the chart for a total of 14 weeks.
Killer Queen "Killer Queen" is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was their first big international hit, reaching number two in the UK and becoming their first US hit. Written by lead singer and pianist Freddie Mercury, the track was recorded for their third album Sheer Heart Attack.
Kim (song) "Kim" is a song by American rapper Eminem which appears on his 2000 album The Marshall Mathers LP. The song reflects intense anger and hatred toward Eminem's then-wife Kim Mathers and features Eminem imitating her voice, and ends with Eminem killing Kim and later burying her.
Lady Madonna "Lady Madonna" is a song by the Beatles, written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. In March 1968, it was released as a single, backed with "The Inner Light". The song was recorded on 3 and 6 February 1968 before the Beatles left for India.
Lady Nina Lady Nina is a song by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion. First released in 1985 on the B-side to the #2 UK hit single "Kayleigh", it was the only single from the EP Brief Encounter released in the United States by Capitol Records in April 1986.
Laura (Billy Joel song) "Laura" is a song written by Billy Joel that was first released on his 1982 album The Nylon Curtain.
Layla "Layla" is a song written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon, originally released by their blues rock band Derek and the Dominos, as the thirteenth track from their album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. Its famously contrasting movements were composed separately by Clapton and Gordon.
L'Empereur, sa femme et le petit prince "L'Empereur, sa femme et le petit prince" is a French folk song of the second half of the 19th century, making a reference to Napoleon III, Empress Eugénie and the Prince impérial.
Li'l Red Riding Hood "Li'l Red Riding Hood" is a 1966 song performed by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs. It was the group's second top-10 hit, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1966 and No. 2 on the Canadian RPM Magazine charts. It was certified gold by the RIAA on August 11, 1966.
Little Bo Peep "Little Bo Peep" or "Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep" is a popular English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 6487.
Little Lucy Little Lucy was a popular song which was a hit in 1961 in Turkey.
Little Miss Muffet "Little Miss Muffet" is a nursery rhyme, one of the most commonly printed in the mid-twentieth century. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 20605.
Lola (song) "Lola" is a song written by Ray Davies and performed by English rock band the Kinks on their album Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One. The song details a romantic encounter between a young man and a possible transvestite, whom he meets in a club in Soho, London.
Long Tall Sally "Long Tall Sally" is a rock and roll 12-bar blues song written by Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, and Little Richard; recorded by Little Richard; and released in March 1956 on the Specialty Records label.
Louise (The Human League song) "Louise" is a song by the British synthpop group The Human League. It was released as a single in the UK on 5 November 1984 and peaked at number thirteen in the UK Singles Chart. It was written jointly by lead singer Philip Oakey with fellow band members Jo Callis and Philip Adrian Wright.
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) "Love Grows" is a popular song by "one-hit wonder" Edison Lighthouse. The single hit the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart on the week ending on 31 January 1970, where it remained for a total of five weeks.
Lovely Rita "Lovely Rita" is a song by the Beatles performed on the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, written and sung by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. It is about a female traffic warden and the narrator's affection for her.
Lucky (Britney Spears song) "Lucky" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears. It was released on August 8, 2000 by JIVE Records as the second single from her second studio album Oops!...
Lydia the Tattooed Lady "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady" is a 1939 song written by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen. It first appeared in the Marx Brothers movie At the Circus and became one of Groucho Marx's signature tunes.
Mademoiselle from Armentières "Mademoiselle from Armentières" was a song that was particularly popular during World War I. It is also known by its ersatz French line, Hinky Dinky Parlez-vous.
Maggie May (folk song) "Maggie May" is a traditional Liverpool folk song about a prostitute who robbed a "homeward bounder": a sailor coming home from a round trip.
Maneater (Hall & Oates song) "Maneater" is a song by the American duo Hall & Oates, featured on their eleventh studio album, H2O. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on December 18, 1982.
Manuelita la tortuga "Manuelita la tortuga" is an Argentine song by María Elena Walsh about a female tortoise. In its native country it is a well-known children's song. The 1999 film Manuelita was adapted from the song. A French version of the song was written and made famous by Argentine singer Jairo.
Maria (Blondie song) "Maria" is a song by the American band Blondie, taken from their 1999 album No Exit. This song was Blondie's comeback single, their first since "War Child" in July 1982. The song peaked at number eighty two on the Billboard Hot 100.
María de Buenos Aires María de Buenos Aires is a tango operetta with music by Ástor Piazzolla and libretto by Horacio Ferrer that premiered at the Sala Planeta in Buenos Aires on 8 May 1968.
Maria Maria "Maria Maria" is a song by Santana featuring The Product G&B. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 8, 2000, and stayed there for ten weeks. The song was produced by Wyclef Jean and Jerry Duplessis.
Maria (West Side Story song) "Maria" is a song from the Broadway musical West Side Story, sung by the lead character Tony. The music was written by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The song was published in 1956.
Marieke (song) Marieke is a 1961 song by the Belgian singer Jacques Brel.
Marlene on the Wall Suzanne Vega is the 1985 debut album by Suzanne Vega. It was a well-received pop-music album by music journalists in the U.S. and reached platinum status in the United Kingdom. Produced by Lenny Kaye and Steve Addabbo, the songs feature Vega's acoustic guitar in straightforward arrangements.
Mary Had a Little Lamb "Mary Had a Little Lamb" is an English language nursery rhyme of nineteenth-century American origin. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 7622.
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary" is a popular English nursery rhyme. The rhyme has been seen as having religious and historical significance, but its origins and meaning are disputed. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19626.
Mary, Mary (song) "Mary, Mary" is a song written by Michael Nesmith. It was first recorded by The Butterfield Blues Band for their 1966 album, East-West. The Monkees, featuring Nesmith, would later record the song themselves.
Mathilde (song) Mathilde is a song by Jacques Brel. It was one of the five tracks appearing on the B-side of his eighth album, Ces gens-là, released in 1963 on a 10-inch record.
Matilda (song) "Matilda" is a calypso lamenting a woman who took a man for all he was worth.
Maybellene "Maybellene" is one of the first rock and roll songs. It was written and recorded in 1955 by Chuck Berry, and inspired/adapted from the Western Swing fiddle tune "Ida Red", which was recorded in 1938 by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys.
Michelle (song) "Michelle" is a love ballad by the Beatles, composed principally by Paul McCartney, with the middle eight co-written with John Lennon. It is featured on their Rubber Soul album, released in December 1965.
Minnie the Moocher "Minnie the Moocher" is a jazz song first recorded in 1931 by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, selling over a million copies. "Minnie the Moocher" is most famous for its nonsensical ad libbed lyrics.
Miss Atomic Bomb "Miss Atomic Bomb" is a song from American rock band The Killers. The track was sent to mainstream radio on October 23, 2012 as the second single taken from the band's fourth studio album, Battle Born. It topped the Rolling Stone Readers' Poll for The Best Song of 2012.
Miss Lucy had a baby "Miss Lucy had a baby...", also known by various other names, is an American schoolyard rhyme. Originally used as a jump-rope chant, it is now more often sung alone or as part of a clapping game. It has many variations, possibly originating from it, or from its predecessors.
Miss Sue from Alabama "Miss Sue From Alabama" is a song sung by African American children in the South at the turn of the 20th century. The children would then dance with each other.
Miss Susie "Miss Susie had a steamboat", also known as "Hello Operator", "Miss Suzy", and many other names, is the name of an American schoolyard rhyme in which each verse leads up to a rude word or profanity which is revealed in the next verse as part of an innocuous word or phrase.
Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole song) "Mona Lisa" is a popular song written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the Paramount Pictures film Captain Carey, U.S.A.
Mother (John Lennon song) "Mother" is a song by English musician John Lennon, first released on his 1970 album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. An edited version of the song was issued as a single in the United States on Apple Records, on 28 December 1970.
Mrs. Robinson "Mrs. Robinson" is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel from their fourth studio album, Bookends. Produced by the duo and Roy Halee, it is famous for its inclusion in the 1967 film The Graduate.
Mustang Sally (song) "Mustang Sally" is a rhythm and blues song written and first recorded by Mack Rice in 1965. It was released on the Blue Rock label in May 1965 with "Sir Mack Rice" as the artist. The song uses an AAB layout with a 24-bar structure.
My Mummy's Dead "My Mummy's Dead" is the closing song on the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon. It was also released on a Mexican EP that also contained "Mother", "Isolation" and "Look at Me."
Nelly Gray (song) "Darling Nelly Gray" is a 19th-century popular song written and composed by Benjamin Hanby. It is written as from the point of view of an African-American male slave in Kentucky whose sweetheart has been taken away by slave-owners. The man mourns his beloved, who has been sold South to Georgia.
New York Girls "New York Girls", also known as "Can't You Dance the Polka," is a traditional sea shanty. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 486.
No Woman, No Cry "No Woman, No Cry" is a reggae song by Bob Marley and the Wailers. The song first became known in 1974 through the studio album Natty Dread.This studio version used a drum machine. The live version from the 1975 album Live!.
Oh! Darling "Oh! Darling" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, composed by Paul McCartney, and appearing as the fourth song on the 1969 album Abbey Road. Its working title was "Oh! Darling".
Oh Yoko! "Oh Yoko!" is a 1971 song, written and performed by John Lennon, that can be found on his album Imagine and the greatest hits compilation Working Class Hero: The Definitive Lennon.
Old Aunt Jemima "Old Aunt Jemima" was a popular American song composed by African American comedian, songwriter and minstrel show performer Billy Kersands.
Old Love / New Love "Old Love / New Love" is a song by American singer-songwriter Twin Shadow featuring D'Angelo Lacy. It was written for the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V, being featured on the fictional radio station Radio Mirror Park, which Twin Shadow hosted.
Omie Wise Omie Wise or Naomi Wise was an American murder victim, who is remembered by a popular murder ballad about her death.
Peggy Sue "Peggy Sue" is a rock-and-roll song written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty, recorded and released as a single by Holly in early July of 1957. The Crickets are not mentioned on label of the single, but band members Joe B. Mauldin and Jerry Allison played on the recording.
Piece of Me "Piece of Me" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her fifth studio album, Blackout. It was released on November 27, 2007 by Jive Records as the second single from the album.
Pistol Packin' Mama "Pistol Packin' Mama" is a 1943 song with the words written by Al Dexter, who adapted the melody from "Boil Them Cabbage Down." The song is notable in that it was the first number one on the Juke Box Folk Records chart, which was later known as the Hot Country Songs chart.
Poison (Bell Biv DeVoe song) "Poison" is a single by the New Edition spinoff group, Bell Biv DeVoe. This song—in the style of new jack swing, a late-1980s/early-1990s hybrid of R&B and hip hop—was the group's most successful, and sings of the dangers of falling in love.
Polly (Nirvana song) "Polly" is a song by American grunge band Nirvana. It is the sixth song on their 1991 album, Nevermind.
Pretty Ballerina "Pretty Ballerina" is a song written by pianist Michael Brown and was a number 15 hit for his band The Left Banke on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and reaching #4 in the Canadian RPM Magazine charts. The original Left Banke version of the song, released December 1966, was sung by Steve Martin Caro.
Pretty Little Dutch Girl "Pretty Little Dutch Girl" is a children's nursery rhyme, clapping game and jump-rope rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 12986.
Prom Queen (song) "Prom Queen" is the lead single from Lil Wayne's rock album, Rebirth. The track is produced by DJ Infamous and Andrew "Drew" Correa. The song is written by and contains backing vocals from Shanell Woodgett. The song made its official debut on January 27, appearing on Lil Wayne's MySpace page.
Proud Mary "Proud Mary" is a rock song written by John Fogerty and first recorded by his band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song was released by Fantasy Records as a single from the band's second studio album, Bayou Country, which was released by the same record company in January 1969.
Rhiannon (song) "Rhiannon" is a song written by Stevie Nicks and originally recorded by Fleetwood Mac on their eponymous album in 1975; it was subsequently issued as a single the following year.
Rosanna (song) "Rosanna" is a song written by David Paich and performed by the American rock band Toto, the opening track and the first single from their 1982 album Toto IV. This song won the Record of the Year Grammy Award in the 1983 presentations. Rosanna was also nominated for the Song of the Year award.
Roses for Mama (song) "Roses for Mama" is a song recorded by both country music artists Red Sovine and C.W. McCall, and was a top 5 hit for McCall in 1977. The song was also covered in German language by Austrian singer Johnny Hill.
Roxanne (song) "Roxanne" is a song by English rock band The Police. Written by lead singer and bassist Sting, the song was released in April 1978 as a single from their debut album Outlandos d'Amour. It was written from the point of view of a man who falls in love with a prostitute.
Selfie (song) "#Selfie" is a song produced by American DJ duo The Chainsmokers. It was released on January 29, 2014, through Dim Mak Records.
Sexy Sadie "Sexy Sadie" is a song by the English rock group the Beatles from their 1968 album The Beatles. The song was written by John Lennon in India and credited to Lennon–McCartney.
She Came In Through the Bathroom Window "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" is a song written by Paul McCartney and performed by the Beatles on their album Abbey Road as the fifth song of the Abbey Road medley.
She Loves You "She Loves You" is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and recorded by English rock group the Beatles for release as a single in 1963.
She Said She Said "She Said She Said" is a song written by John Lennon and released by the Beatles on their 1966 album Revolver. Lennon described it as "an 'acidy' song" with lyrics inspired by actor Peter Fonda's comments during an LSD trip in 1965 with members of the Beatles and the Byrds.
She's a Lady "She's a Lady" is a million-selling gold-certified hit song written by Paul Anka and performed by Tom Jones, and released at the beginning of 1971.
She's Always a Woman "She's Always a Woman" is a song from Billy Joel's 1977 album The Stranger. It is a love song about a modern woman, with whom he falls in love for her quirks as well as her flaws.
She's a Woman "She's a Woman" is a song by the Beatles, written mainly by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. John Lennon contributed to the lyrics and middle eight. The song was finished in the studio the morning of the session.
She's Leaving Home "She's Leaving Home" is a Lennon–McCartney song, released in 1967 on the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Paul McCartney wrote and sang the verse and John Lennon wrote the chorus, which they sang together. Neither George Harrison nor Ringo Starr was involved in the recording.
She Will Be Loved "She Will Be Loved" is a song by the American pop rock band Maroon 5. The song was written by frontman Adam Levine and lead guitarist James Valentine. It was released as the third single from Maroon 5's debut album, Songs About Jane.
She Wolf (Shakira song) "She Wolf" is a song by Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira, taken from her eighth studio album of the same name. It was released on 10 July 2009, by Epic Records as the lead single from the album. The song was written by Shakira, John Hill, and Sam Endicott.
Since U Been Gone "Since U Been Gone" is a song recorded by American singer Kelly Clarkson from her second studio album, Breakaway. The song, which was written and produced by Max Martin and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, was released as the lead single from Breakaway two weeks before the album was released.
Something (Beatles song) "Something" is a song by the Beatles, written by George Harrison and released on the band's 1969 album Abbey Road. It was also issued as a single coupled with another track from the album, "Come Together".
Stacy's Mom "Stacy's Mom" is a pop rock song recorded by the American rock band Fountains of Wayne for their third studio album, Welcome Interstate Managers. "Stacy's Mom" was released to radio on May 20, 2003.
Stevie Wonder vs. Wonder Woman Epic Rap Battles of History is a YouTube webseries created by Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist. The series puts famous historical and pop culture figures, real and fictional, against one another in a rap battle format.
Susan (song) "Susan" is a song released in 1967 by The Buckinghams. The song spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 11, while reaching No. 7 on Canada's RPM 100, No. 2 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade, No. 2 in the Philippines, and No. 18 on New Zealand's NZ Listener chart.
Sussudio "Sussudio" is a song by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins, released as a single in January 1985. The song is the first track on Collins' third solo studio album, No Jacket Required, released in February of the same year.
Sweet Caroline "Sweet Caroline" is a song written and performed by American recording artist Neil Diamond and officially released on June 21, 1969 as a single with the title "Sweet Caroline". It was arranged by Charles Calello, and recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.
Sylvia's Mother "Sylvia's Mother" was a 1972 single by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show and the group's first hit song.
Thank You Girl "Thank You Girl" is a song recorded by the Beatles, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and issued as the B-side of the single "From Me to You", which was recorded on the same day.
The A Team (Ed Sheeran song) "The A Team" is the debut solo single by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released as a digital download in the United Kingdom on 12 June 2011, serving as the lead single from his debut album, +.
The Bertha Butt Boogie The Bertha Butt Boogie was a song released in 1975 by The Jimmy Castor Bunch. It achieved number 16 on the US pop charts and number 22 on the US R&B charts.
The Girl from Dabancheng The Girl from Dabancheng is a well known folk song with Chinese lyric translated by Wang Luobin, and adapted from the Uyghur folksong Qamberxan. One of the early recordings of the song Qamberxan was done by a German ethnomusicologist on the singing of a Turpan Taranchi farmer's 16-year-old daughter.
The Girl from Ipanema "Garota de Ipanema" is a Brazilian bossa nova jazz song. It was a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s and won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. It was written in 1962, with music by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes.
The Girl from New York City "The Girl from New York City" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1965 album Summer Days. It was written as an answer song to The Ad Libs' hit from earlier that year, "The Boy from New York City".
The Irish Washerwoman The Irish Washerwoman is a traditional Irish jig whose melody is familiar to many people in Ireland, the British Isles, and North America. It repeats its refrain several times, sometimes by gradually increasing in tempo until being played very fast before coming to a sudden stop.
The Maid of Amsterdam "The Maid of Amsterdam", also known as "A-Roving," is a traditional sea shanty. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 649.
The Queen of Hearts (poem) "The Queen of Hearts" is an English poem and nursery rhyme based on the characters found on playing cards, by an anonymous author, originally published with three lesser-known stanzas, "The King of Spades", "The King of Clubs", and "The Diamond King", in the British publication The European...
The Recipe (song) "The Recipe" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar. It was released on April 3, 2012, as his commercial debut single and the first single from his major label second studio album good kid, m.A.A.d city.
There She Goes Again "There She Goes Again" is a song by The Velvet Underground. It first appeared on their 1967 debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico. The syncopated guitar riff is taken from the 1962 Marvin Gaye song "Hitch Hike". Guitarist Sterling Morrison has stated...
There's No One Quite Like Grandma "There's No One Quite Like Grandma" was a number-one hit in the UK Singles Chart, by the Stockport-based primary school choir St Winifred's School Choir from 27 December 1980 to 3 January 1981. It was written by Gordon Lorenz.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly The phrase and title There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly—alternatively, I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, or There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly, or I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly—is a children's rhyme and song of a kind known as cumulative.
The Witch Queen of New Orleans "The Witch Queen of New Orleans" is a 1971 song by Redbone. The single was released from Redbone's third album Message from a Drum, which is also titled The Witch Queen of New Orleans in its European release. The song peaked at No. 2 in the United Kingdom and No. 21 in the United States.
Tiny Dancer "Tiny Dancer" is a 1971 song by Elton John with lyrics by Bernie Taupin. It appears on John's fourth album, Madman Across the Water, and was released as a single in 1972.
Ugly (Fantasia song) "Ugly" is a song recorded by American singer Fantasia for her fifth studio album, The Definition Of.... It was released by 19 Recordings and RCA Records on April 7, 2016, as a promotional single from the album. Produced by Ron Fair, the song was written by Audra Mae and Nicolle Galyon.
Unapologetic Bitch "Unapologetic Bitch" is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Madonna for her thirteenth studio album, Rebel Heart.
Valerie (Steve Winwood song) "Valerie" is a song written by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings and originally recorded by Winwood for his third solo album, Talking Back to the Night, in 1982.
Valerie (The Zutons song) "Valerie" is a song written by English indie rock band The Zutons from their second studio album Tired of Hanging Around. Released as the album's second single on 19 June 2006 in the United Kingdom, along with their previous single "Why Won't You Give Me Your Love?.
Valley Girl (song) "Valley Girl" is a song by the musician Frank Zappa and his then 14-year-old daughter, Moon Unit Zappa. The song appeared on Zappa's 1982 album Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch and was released as a single, becoming a top 40 hit.
Victoria (Dance Exponents song) "Victoria" is a song by New Zealand rock band The Exponents from their 1982 album Prayers Be Answered and their debut single. Released in 1982 it reached Number 6 on the New Zealand singles chart.
Victoria (song) "Victoria" is a song written by Ray Davies of the Kinks. It is the opening track on the band's 1969 concept album Arthur.
Walk Away Renée "Walk Away Renée" is a song written by Michael Brown, Bob Calilli, and Tony Sansone for the band the Left Banke, released as a single in July 1966. Steve Martin Caro is featured on lead vocals. After its initial release, it spent 13 weeks on the US charts, with a top spot of number 5.
Wendy (song) "Wendy" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys. It was released on their 1964 album All Summer Long and was also featured on their EP, Four by The Beach Boys.
What's the New Mary Jane "What's the New Mary Jane" is a song written by John Lennon and performed by the Beatles. It was recorded in 1968 for the album The Beatles, but was not used.
Woman from Tokyo Who Do We Think We Are is the seventh studio album by the English hard rock band Deep Purple, released in 1973. It was Deep Purple's last album with singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover until Perfect Strangers came out in 1984.
Woman (John Lennon song) "Woman" is a song written and performed by John Lennon from his 1980 album Double Fantasy. The track was chosen by Lennon to be the second single released from the Double Fantasy album, and it was the first Lennon single issued after his death on 8 December 1980.
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman " A Natural Woman" is a 1967 single released by American soul singer Aretha Franklin on the Atlantic label. The song was co-written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, with input from Atlantic producer Jerry Wexler.
You're Going to Lose That Girl "You're Going to Lose That Girl" is a song by the Beatles from the album and film Help!, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Capitol Records originally titled the song "You're Gonna Lose That Girl" in the United States.