Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Thirty Songs Named For People Named Jane, In Order

30. "The Diary of Jane," Breaking Benjamin
29. "Jane," Barenaked Ladies
28. "Jane," Ben Folds Five
27. "Jane," Stevie Nicks
26. "Jane Doe," Alicia Keys
25. "Oh Jane," Anvil
24. "Hey Jane," Motorpsycho
23. "Jane," Elf Power

22. "Jane," The Pagans
21. "Jane of the Waking Universe," Guided by Voices
20. "Jane," Mighty Sparrow
19. "Sincerely, Jane" Janelle Monae
18. "Jane," The Loved Ones
17. "Two Janes," Los Lobos
16. "Who Killed Jane?" EPMD

15. "Lady Jane," The Rolling Stones
14. "Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing," MC Shan
13. "My Blue Eyed Jane," Jimmie Rodgers

12. "You Jane," The Wedding Present

11. "Hey Jane," Spiritualized (NOTE: The above video is not safe for work.)
10. "Hazy Jane I," Nick Drake

9. "Baby Jane," Rod Stewart
8. "Jane," Jefferson Starship

7. "Jane B.," Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
6. "Jane," EPMD
5. "Hazy Jane II," Nick Drake
4. "Queen Jane Approximately," Bob Dylan
3. "Jane Says," Jane's Addiction

2. "Sweet Jane," The Velvet Underground

1. "Lazy Line Painter Jane," Belle and Sebastian

27 Comments / Post A Comment

falseberry (#11,323)

"Me-Jane" by PJ Harvey is pretty kickass. But "Hazy Jane II" tops all.

Brilliant list…but…
Sixto Rodriguez: Jane S. Piddy

Fun fact: If you're an avid fan of R.A. The Rugged Man (as I am), you can often hear him ad-libbing "Jba-jba-jba-Jaaaaane!" as an homage to the scratched hook in the MC Shan song.

Danzig! (#5,318)

@ReginalTSquirge Honestly who isn't an avid fan of R.A. The Rugged Man

He was Biggie's favorite! He looks like the apoplectic subway dude from Ghost! What's not to love, really

Johnnie R (#23,844)

0. Me and Baby Jane – Leon Russell

Lisa Ng@facebook (#228,588)

"Baby Jane," The Waxing Poetics.

wallsdonotfall (#6,378)

If I play these for my cat Jane instead of a person-Jane, does the order change at all?

Multiphasic (#411)

So are we categorizing "Janie" as an etymologically separate name, or just trolling?

Mount_Prion (#290)

Bah, Velvet Underground's Sweet Jane is BY FAR #1, to the point where I'm actually insulted that it's in the #2 spot.

Good list! I would flip #2 with #1 but don't cancel my subscription.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@NotAndersonCooper Jefferson Starship is only #8? Cancel my subscription.

blowsmyskirtup (#228,597)

"Jane Fakes A Hug" by The Wrens should be somewhere in the 11-15 range at least.

Dave Bry (#422)

Yes, you're right! I knew I'd miss some. But the Wrens and PJ Harvey hurt to have.

@Multiphasic: Yes, etymologically separate. There are so many of these/them (Bruce, Aerosmith, BoDeans right off the bat for "Janey" or "Janie") I took any category-specifying opportunity available. (Also no "Mary Janes" or "Sara Janes" or names like that.)

los (#2,394)

I suppose "Jayne" is an entirely separate name. That explains the absence of "Ballad of Jayne" by LA Guns:

GailPink (#9,712)

@los Oh Yes, "Ballad of Jayne" might be my 2 or 3 on a list like this.

omitofo (#4,921)

Clearly, the Scottish agenda is at it again

Chazerim (#532)

"Jane," Golden Smog

shostakobitch (#1,692)

R. Dean Taylor "I Gotta See Jane"

harrumph (#18,649)

Better than at least 28 of these: Dolly Mixture's "How Come You're Such a Hit with the Boys, Jane?"

Danzig! (#5,318)

No Tom Petty fans out here, I guess. Or does "Mary Jane" count as a Mary name and not a Jane name


alorsenfants (#139)

Forget it. The moment I saw the issue here, I thought this. No discussion.

No other Jane, ever, especially since. Sorry. Only one.

alorsenfants (#139)

Although the Nick Drake song is very beautiful, to be sure

Dave Bry (#422)

Oh, wow. Yes, that (Skip James, "Crow Jane") is excellent. I had never heard it before. Thanks!

GailPink (#9,712)

"Understanding Jane" – Icicle Works

laver11rol (#229,060)

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I recommend Dan Bern's "Jane."

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