Tune That Name: C

My fingernails are filthy, I got beach tar on my feet …

Caligula,” Macy Gray
Calliope,” Tom Waits
Candy,” The Astors
Candy,” Iggy Pop & Kate Pierson

Candy,” Morphine
Candy,” Steve Hindalong
I Want Candy,” Bow Wow Wow
Candy’s Room,” Bruce Springsteen
Carey,” Joni Mitchell
Carol,” Chuck Berry
Goodbye Caroline,” Aimee Mann
Radio Caroline,” Green
Sweet Caroline,” Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Catherine Wheels,” Crowded House
Cecilia,” Simon and Garfunkel
“Celeste,” Huffamoose
“Celestine,” Kirsty MacColl
“Charles in Charge,” Bradly Richards
Charlie,” Milla
“Charlie James,” Peter Case
Drunk as Cooter Brown,” Cassandra Wilson
Darling Corey,” Crooked Still

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  • MaybeKay

    Carmelita – Warren Zevon
    Caroline – Old Crow Medicine Show
    Charlotte Mittnacht (The Fabulous Destiny of …) – Devotchkha
    Clarissa – Mindless Self Indulgence
    Clementine – The Decemberists
    Clint Eastwood – The Gorillaz

  • wanderingoutlaw

    Blame It on Cain – Elvis Costello
    Carolina No – The Beach Boys
    Casey Jones – Pete Seeger
    Cassidy – Suzanne Vega
    Catfish – Bob Dylan
    Sweet Caroline – Reid Jamieson
    Charlie Don’t Surf – The Clash
    Charlie on the MTA – The Kingston Trio
    Mr Churchill Says – The Kinks
    Clementine – Good Lovelies
    Darling Clementine – Roger McGuinn
    Coco the Talking Guitar – Swirling Eddies
    Corrina, Corrina – Bob Dylan
    Corrina, Corrina – Pete Townshend
    Cortez the Killer – Clem Snide
    Cortez the Killer – Carrie Rodriguez
    Darlin Corey – Roger McGuinn
    Cristofori’s Dream – David Lanz

  • christopher_y

    Candy Says – Velvet Underground

    Caroline Says(1) and (2) – Lou Reed

    Charlemagne – John Cale

  • Carstonio

    I don’t have the songs below, but these are the ones that came to mind for me that aren’t on Fred’s list:

    Carrie Anne – The Hollies
    Oh Carol – Neil Sedaka
    Carrie – Europe*
    Cinnamon – Derek
    Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out – Shel Silverstein
    Cherry Cherry – Neil Diamond

    *Asia, Europe and America have bands named for them, but not Africa, Australia and Antarctica? At least Africa was a track from a Grammy-winning album.

  • EllieMurasaki

    No “Carolina Rua”?

  • christopher_y

    John Cale had a song called Antarctica Starts Here on his seond solo album, Paris 1919..

    Don’t know why I’ve got a head full of Velvets today.

  • Oh, dear, we have nested threads again. Is that a setting we can change, or does Fred need to do something? We’ve seen before that it just doesn’t work once there’s more than a page or so of comments.

  • Apparently no, we’re stuck like this, which bodes ill for the community.

  • Ew, and it appears to be sorting by ranking first, time posted second.

  • That, at least, can be SOMEWHAT rectified by clicking the arrow beside “Discussion” just below the main post and sorting by Newest/Oldest, but it’s really hard to find anything past the first page now.

  • I have to say it?

    Caramell – Caramelldansen

  • Sam Kabo Ashwell

    Calantha, Amethystium

    Age of Loneliness (Carly’s Song), Enigma

    Carol Brown, Flight of the Conchords

    Charlie Big Potato, Skunk Anansie

    Charly (Trip Into Drum & Bass Version, The Prodigy

    Cindy Gal, Carolina Chocolate Drops

    Frozen Charlotte, Natalie Merchant

    Miss Clare Remembers, Enya

    Song for Catherine, K’s Choice

    Uncle Charley, The Mellotones

  • Hth

    “Caroline,” Concrete Blonde

  • Justin

    I’ve got a secret / It’s on the tip of my tongue / It’s at the back of my lungs

    “Carrie” – Europe
    “Cathy, Come Home” – The Twilights
    “Cecilia” – Simon & Garfunkel
    “Cecilia Ann” – The Pixies
    “Charlie Brown” – The Coasters
    “Chelsea Smile” – Bring Me The Horizon
    “Cinderella” – The Sonics
    “Claire” – Jimmy Eat World
    “Claudette” – The Everly Brothers
    “Collect From Clark Kent” – Braid
    “Colleen” – Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
    “Corrina, Corrina” – Bob Dylan
    “Courageous Cat Theme” – The New York Dolls
    “Crawdaddy Simone” – The Syndicats
    “Crazy Amanda Bunkface” – Sum 41
    “CUBErt” – System of a Down
    “Cupid’s Trick” – Elliot Smith
    “Cyrano De Berger’s Back” – X

  • I had so many I decided to see which one name got the most songs. (And yes, I realize that I mostly used the male form of the name despite most of the actual songs were addressed to the feminine form).

    There were the singles:
    Cherry, Cherry — Neil Diamond
    Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns — Mother Love Bone
    Cindy Incidentally — Faces
    Colm Cille Na Féile (“Generous Colm Feeley”) — Maighréad Ní Dhomhnaill
    Miss Clare Remembers — Enya

    There were the names with just two songs each:

    Caitlín Óg (“Young Kathleen”) — Skara Brae
    Caitlín Tiriall — Skara Brae
    Casey — Christy Moore
    Casey Jones — Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
    Clementine — The Decemberists
    Hang On, Clementine! — The Rembrandts
    and Cecil
    Come My Celia — Julianne Baird, Ronn McFarlane
    Cecilia — Gaelic Storm
    (Yes, I know. When I realized I had the Gaelic Storm version but not the Simon & Garfunkel version, my head nearly exploded.)

    There were the surprises, with Candide having *as many as* four…
    Candida — Tony Orlando & Dawn
    Candy’s Boy — Bruce Springsteen
    Candy’s Room — Bruce Springsteen
    Candy-O — The Cars

    while Christopher gets *only* four
    Christabel — Bert Jansch
    Christine — Siouxsie & The Banshees
    Christine Reads Mailing List Cards — Four Bitchin’ Babes
    Hang On St. Christopher — Tom Waits

    But the big Winner was Charles – so many that I broke it up into different nicknames. Charlie won, no surprize, with eight, although Carol came in a close second with six:

    Charlotte Sometimes — The Cure
    Carrie Anne — The Hollies
    Charlie — Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Charlie’s Last Song — Loudon Wainwright III
    Charlie Brown — The Coasters
    The Charlie Brown Theme — Vince Guaraldi
    Charlie Don’t Surf — The Clash
    Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie — Count Basie & His Orchestra
    Deck Us All With Boston Charlie — Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
    Nervous Charlie Stomp — Fletcher Henderson
    Carol — Chuck Berry
    Carolyn’s Fingers — Cocteau Twins
    Caroline’s Tune — John Renbourn
    Caroline — David Gray
    Sweet Caroline — Neil Diamond
    Walkin’ Away From Caroline — Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer

    (now, here’s hoping the formatting isn’t completely screwed up…)

  • Jon Frater

    A few of these are probably a stretch, but . . .

    “CLU”, Tron Legacy Soundtrack
    “Chiron Beta Prime”, Jonathan Coulton
    “Clint Eastwood,” Gorillaz
    “Sweet Caroline,” Jonathan Coulton

    Yeah, I got nothin’.

  • Turcano

    The kind of music I listen to doesn’t really have names in the song titles, but I do have one this time:

    Carolus Rex – Sabaton (English Version)

  • noyatin

    Caldonia -Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five
    Caroline – Jefferson Starship
    Casey Jones – Grateful Dead
    Cindy -Hobart Smith
    Cindy Gal – Carolina Chocolate Drops
    Claude Allen- Hobart Smith
    Claudine – Rolling Stones
    Louis Collins – Mississippi John Hurt
    George Collins – Obray Ramsey

  • Amaryllis

    Caleb Meyer – Gillian Welch
    Carmelita – Warren Zevon
    Carolina Rua – The Chieftains with Imelda May
    Caroline – Jefferson Starship (for old times’ sake!)
    Casey Jones – The Grateful Dead
    Catherine Oggie – Pan’s Fancy
    Charlie’s Medicine – Warren Zevon
    Chuck E,’s In Love – Rickie Lee Jones
    Claire’s Ninth – Ben Folds
    Darling Corey – Bill Monroe
    Cushie Butterfield – Owen Brannigan

  • Amaryllis

    I used all my “Bonnie Prince Charlie” songs on the real-people thread, or I’d have a preponderance of Charles’s too.

  • Amaryllis

    Oh, and I skipped over one of my favorite poems:

    Ode for St Cecilia’s Day

  • Caesar – Iggy Pop
    Hail Caesar – AC/DC
    Adam Raised a Cain – Bruce Springsteen
    Candy – Iggy Pop
    Candy – the Presidents of the United States of America
    Candy Says – the Velvet Underground
    I Want Candy – the Strangeloves
    I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
    Torstigste bröder (á la Carl Michael Bellman) – Povel Ramel
    Carla – Todd Snider
    Mr John Carlos – Nationalteatern
    Mick ‘N’ Carly (the Rolling Stones/Carly Simon mashup) – Go Home Productions
    Carmelita – Warren Zevon
    Fritiof och Carmencita – Evert Taube
    Carol – Chuck Berry
    Carol – the Rolling Stones
    Caroline and her Young Sailor Bold – Andrea Corr
    Caroline Says – Lou Reed
    Carolyn’s Booty – the Presidents of the United States of America
    Carrie Brown – Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band
    The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll – Bob Dylan
    Nick Carter – Travolta Kids
    Casey Jones – Pete Seeger
    Catfish – Bob Dylan
    Balladen om herr Fredrik Åkare och den söta fröken Cecilia Lind – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Celia – the Motels
    Cervantes – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    High Water (For Charley Patton) – Bob Dylan
    Charlie Brown – the Coasters
    Charlie’s Medicine – Warren Zevon
    Charlotte the Harlot – Iron Maiden
    Che – Suicide
    Cheree – Suicide
    Reconnez Cherie – Wreckless Eric
    Cherry Came Too – the Jesus & Mary Chain
    Cherry Oh Baby – the Rolling Stones
    Cherry Oh Baby – Eric Donaldson
    Alex Chilton – he Replacements
    Christian’s Inferno – Green Day
    Christine – Motörhead
    Christine – Siouxsie & the Banshees
    Christine Sixteen – Kiss
    Hang On St. Christopher – Tom Waits
    Here Comes Santa Claus – Bob Dylan
    I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Twisted Sister
    Cinderella – the Nomads
    Cindy of a Thousand Lives – Billy Bragg
    Taste of Cindy – the Jesus & Mary Chain
    Claudette – the Everly Brothers
    Clementine – Tom Lehrer
    Condi, Condi – Steve Earle
    D. B. Cooper – Todd Snider
    Corrina, Corrina – Bob Dylan
    Oliver Cromwell – Monty Python
    Crackity Jones – the Pixies
    Mr. Crowley – Ozzo Osbourne
    Don’t Mess With Cupid – the New York Dolls