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“Peggy Sue” and 19 Other Classic Songs with a Girl’s Name in the Title

There’s no other way to say this, but I definitely feel blue about this news.

Per the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Peggy Sue Gerron, who was immortalized in the Buddy Holly hit “Peggy Sue,” has passed away at the age of 78.

In the classic rock realm, there are plenty of iconic songs that feature a girl’s name in the title.  In honor of Gerron’s life, we look back on some of music biggest hits to feature a girl’s name in the title.

“Peggy Sue” - Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue Live

Buddy Holly & The Crickets playing Peggy Sue live

 

“Angie” - The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones - Angie - OFFICIAL PROMO (Version 1)

One of the two official promo videos for the Rolling Stones' 1973 single "Angie". It reached number 5 in the UK singles chart, and number 1 in the US Billboard chart. The track features on the 1973 album Goats Head Soup, and was composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and was produced by Jimmy Miller.

 

“Donna” - Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens-Donna

Ritchie Valens-Donna

 

“Layla” - Derek & The Dominos

Layla (40th Anniversary Version / 2010 Remastered)

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America Layla (40th Anniversary Version / 2010 Remastered) · Derek & The Dominos Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs ℗ 2010 Polydor Ltd.

“Rhiannon” - Fleetwood Mac

Rhiannon

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Rhiannon · Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac ℗ 1975 Warner Bros. Records Inc. Bass Guitar: John Mcvie Drums: Mick Fleetwood Guitar: Lindsey Buckingham Keyboards, Vocals: Christine Mcvie Producer: Fleetwood Mac Producer: Keith Olsen Vocals: Stevie Nicks Composer, Writer: Stevie Nicks Auto-generated by YouTube.

 

“Maggie May” - Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart - Maggie May (from It Had To Be You)

Rod Stewart's official live video for 'Maggie May'. Click to listen to Rod Stewart on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/RSSpot?IQid=RSMM As featured on The Definitive Rod Stewart.

 

“Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” - The Beatles

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Remastered 2009)

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Remastered 2009) · The Beatles The Beatles 1967 - 1970 ℗ 2009 Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of Universal Music Group) Released on: 1973-04-02 Producer: George Martin Composer Lyricist: John Lennon Composer Lyricist: Paul McCartney Auto-generated by YouTube.

“Rosalita” - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen - Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

Music video by Bruce Springsteen performing Rosalita (Come Out Tonight). (C) 1988 Bruce Springsteen

 

“Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” - The Ramones

Sheena Is a Punk Rocker (2001 Remastered Version)

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Sheena Is a Punk Rocker (2001 Remastered Version) · Ramones Rocket To Russia ℗ 1977 Sire Records Company Bass Guitar: Dee Dee Ramone Vocals: Joey Ramone Guitar: Johnny Ramone Drums: Marky Ramone Producer: T.

 

“My Sharona” - The Knack

The Knack - "My Sharona" (Official Video) HD

Official music video for "My Sharona" (HD Reality Bites '94 Movie Version) by American classic/new wave rock band The Knack. Directed by Alan Miller. © 1979, 1994 RCA Records/BMG Music Entertainment. "Reality Bites (1994) - Soundtrack" https://youtu.be/xDYGo0UgIVM http://www.theknack.com #TheKnack #Soundtrack #Music

 

“Sweet Jane” - The Velvet Underground

Sweet Jane (Full Length Version) (2015 Remastered)

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Sweet Jane (Full Length Version) (2015 Remastered) · The Velvet Underground Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

“Oh Sherrie” - Steve Perry

Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie (Video)

Steve Perry's official music video for 'Oh Sherrie'. Click to listen to Steve Perry on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/SPerrySpot?IQid=SPerryOS As featured on Greatest Hits.

 

“Amanda” - Boston

Boston - Amanda

lyrics -------------------- Babe, tomorrow's so far away There's something I just have to say I don't think I can hide what I'm feelin' inside Another day, knowin' I love you And I, I'm getting too close again I don't want to see it end If I tell you tonight will you turn out the light And walk away knowin' I love you?

 

“Cecilia” - Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia (Audio)

Simon & Garfunkel's official audio for 'Cecilia'. Click to listen to Simon & Garfunkel on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/SandGSpotify?IQid=SandGCecilia As featured on The Essential Simon & Garfunkel. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SandGEssential?IQid=SandGCecilia Google Play: http://smarturl.it/SandGCeciliaplay?IQid=SandGCecilia Amazon: http://smarturl.it/SandGAmazon?IQid=SandGCecilia More from Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water: https://youtu.be/4G-YQA_bsOU Mrs.

“Jenny Take A Ride” - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

Jenny Take A Ride

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Jenny Take A Ride · Mitch Ryder · The Detroit Wheels The Best of Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels ℗ 1966 DynoVoice Performance: Mitch Ryder Writer: CREWE Writer: JOHNSON Writer: PENNIMAN Auto-generated by YouTube.

“Sweet Caroline” - Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline (Live At The Greek Theatre / 2012)

Music video by Neil Diamond performing Sweet Caroline. © 2018 Neil Diamond, Under exclusive license to UMG Recordings, Inc. http://vevo.ly/syBPYo

“Maybellene” - Chuck Berry

Maybellene

Provided to YouTube by IDOL Maybellene · Chuck Berry Deluxe: Johnny B. Goode ℗ Puzzle Productions Released on: 2012-08-13 Lyricist: Berry Composer: Berry Auto-generated by YouTube.

 

“Roxanne” - The Police

The Police - Roxanne

Listen to more from The Police: https://ThePolice.lnk.to/Essentials Explore the incredible history of The Police and this classic song here: http://www.udiscovermusic.com/artists/the-police Listen to The Police playlists here: http://playlists.udiscovermusic.com/playlist/the-police-best-of Experience The Police on Half Speed Mastered Vinyl LP: https://lnk.to/CfAvq Music video by The Police performing Roxanne. (C) 1978 A&M Records Ltd.

“Lola” - The Kinks

The Kinks - Lola (Live)

Music video by The Kinks performing Lola (Live). (C) 1980 Kinks Properties Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/qhT4qB #TheKinks #Lola #Vevo #Pop #VevoOfficial #live

“The Wind Cries Mary” - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - The Wind Cries Mary - Regis College 1968 (Audio)

Click to subscribe: http://smarturl.it/SubscribeJHVevo?IQid=ytd.jh.TWCMA Listen to Jimi Hendrix on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/JimiHSpotify?IQid=ytd.jh.TWCMA Album's from Jimi Hendrix's: Experience Hendrix: Click here to buy iTunes: http://smarturl.it/JH_EHBE_iTunes?IQid=ytd.jh.TWCMA Google Play: http://smarturl.it/JH_EHBE_GP?IQid=ytd.jh.TWCMA People, Hell and Angels: Click here to buy Amazon: http://smarturl.it/JH_PHA_Amzn?IQid=ytd.jh.TWCMA iTunes: http://smarturl.it/JH_PHA_iTunes?IQid=ytd.jh.TWCMA Google Play: http://smarturl.it/JH_PHA_GP?IQid=ytd.jh.TWCMA Electric Ladyland: Click here to buy: iTunes: http://smarturl.it/JH_EL_iTunes?IQid=ytd.jh.TWCMA Google Play: http://smarturl.it/JH_EL_GP?IQid=ytd.jh.TWCMA Are You Experienced: Click here to buy: iTunes: http://smarturl.it/JH_AYE_iTunes?IQid=ytd.jh.TWCMA Google Play: http://smarturl.it/JH_AYE_GP?IQid=ytd.jh.TWCMA More from Jimi Hendrix: 'Foxey Lady' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PVjc...

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.