Tune That Name: Jack to Jayne

She just don’t know what else to do about it …

Captain Jack,” Billy Joel
Jangling Jack,” Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Smackwater Jack,” Carole King
The Return of Jackie and Judy,” Tom Waits

Jack’s Valentine,” Over the Rhine
Jacksons, Monk and Rowe,” Elvis Costello
James,” Huffamoose
Sorry James,” The Whitsundays
Sweet Baby James,” Dixie Chicks
Sweet Baby James,” James Taylor
Jamey’s Got the Blues,” Randy Stonehill
Dear Jamie, Sincerely Me,” Hellogoodbye
Jamie All Over,” Mayday Parade
Jane Says,” Jane’s Addiction
Hurricane Jane,” Black Kids
Queen Jane Approximately,” Bob Dylan
Romeo and Jane,” Tonio K.
Sweet Jane,” Cowboy Junkies
Sweet Jane,” Lone Justice
Sweet Jane,” Velvet Underground
Janie Jones,” The Clash
“Sweet Janine,” Jeffrey Gaines
J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva),” Green Day
Jayne’s Blue Wish,” Tom Waits

Seems like there are a lot of names that start with J. Good to remember that if you ever find yourself unwittingly thrust into a situation in which you’re forced to pretend to be a medium channeling messages from the dead. “I’m getting a name … something with a ‘J.’ Anyone? Anyone over this side of the room have a parent or grandparent with the letter J? …”


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  • hidden_urchin

    “The Ballad of Jayne,” of course.

  • Winter


  • wanderingoutlaw

    Get Up Jake – The Band
    Happy Jack – The Who
    Jack-A-Roe – Bob Dylan
    Jack of All Parades – Elvis Costello
    Jack Of All Trades – Bruce Springsteen
    Jackson – Johnny and June Carter Cash
    Jacob’s Dream – Roger McGuinn
    The James Alley Blues – Roger McGuinn
    James Alley Blues – Wilco
    James Bond Theme – John Barry
    Lady Jane – The Rolling Stones
    Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – Bob Dylan
    The Name’s Bond… James Bond – Nicholas Dodd
    Saucy Jack – Spinal Tap
    St. James Infirmary – Roger McGuinn
    We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder – Bernice Johnson Reagon

  • Sam Kabo Ashwell

    Alright Jack, Home Service
    Black Jack Davey, trad., covered by everyone (here Almeda Riddle)
    Bragg Jack, Mano Negra
    Because of Whirl-Jack, Cocteau Twins
    Farther East of Jack, Burning Spear
    Limber Jack, Pete & Joan Wernick
    Jackie, Scott Walker
    Jacquelyn Hyde, MC Frontalot
    Lazy Line Painter Jane, Belle & Sebastian
    Sweet Jane, Bjork
    Hazey Jane I and Hazey Jane II, Nick Drake
    I Do Both Jay and Jane, La Rissa (stay classy, 90s)

  • Dave Lartigue

    My sister was once wowed by an episode of “Crossing Over” in which John Edward asked about a man whose named started with G or J and got a “hit”. She was still wowed even when I pointed out that of the four men in the room with her watching, I was the only one whose name DIDN’T start with G or J.

  • Ennid

    Jean Ritchie’s “Jackaroe” — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT1BH7Al4rA
    Doc Watson’s “St. James Hospital” even though that’s totally cheating on the name thing — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKJXpo6unCw

  • Pfft, fine, I won’t link to my one Johnny Cash track. I have a Jack, though! I give you… Captain Jack, featuring Captain Jack (language warning, an F bomb dropped near the end)

  • Justin

    “Jack the Ripper” – Link Wray & the Wraymen
    “Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile)” – Van Morrison
    “Jaico My Love” – Peelander-Z”Jamie” – Weezer
    “Jane S. Piddy” – Rodriguez
    “Janie Jones” – The Clash
    “Jason” – Audio Karate
    “Jason Lee” – All Girl Summer Fun Band
    “Jay Frenzal” – Less Than Jake
    “Jazz For Jesus” – Richard Belzer

    Hey Jesus! What a groovy guy! What a cat you are! Well the blind man now he can S-E-E see because of Y-O-U, Jesus!

    “Who says the Jews don’t swing?”

  • Justin

    Best “Jazz for Jesus” I could find.


  • Justin

    Oh, yeah. I just realized neither “Jazz” nor “Jesus” fits this theme. Oops.

  • DreadPirateZed
  • Victor Savard

    Fred! You must forgive that little retardo Victor for what he wrote “YESTERDAY NOW! “IT” is just a matter of “Time” before we take over those Two per sense, “I” mean 2% of those so called “Jesus” and also that fictional prodi gal soul cell of his and….

    End/or is “IT” And sinner vic!

    High Victor! “I” was just telling Fred Clark that you have a sad song to include here butt between you and “ME”, “ME” and “ME”, “IT” is only for that so called “Mother Mary”. See Victor, “I’AM” learning NOW! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5NqLTQ-NAo

    Hey sinner vic! Boy does this Mark ever look like my cousin, God Bless his son and if truth be known, he had a pretty tallented son who was called Billy but me, myself and i have not seen him or jammed with his father for years butt thanks for the trip down memory lane just the same NOW!

    Go Figure folks! :)


    YA! :)

  • Victor Savard

    Hey Fred! YA know that we gods could have given YA a few hundred country song starting with J but that’s wouldn’t be normal for Victor! Would “IT” NOW?

    Go Figure brother and sister! :)

    God Bless


  • misanthropy_jones

    jack sparrow by the lonely island & michael bolton.
    edit to add johnny can’t dance by wayne toups & zydecajun.

    also, did i miss jumpin’ jack flash on all these lists?

  • Andy

    “Gudbuy T’Jane” — Slade

  • MIght not be an official J-song, but how about “The Man They Call Jayne”? :)

    (aka, The Hero of Canton)

  • Big Jack – AC/DC
    Happy Jack – the Who
    Manny, Moe, and Jack – the Dickies
    Till Jack – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Jack Dandy – the Men They Couldn’t Hang
    Jumpin’ Jack Flash – the Rolling Stones
    Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Motörhead
    Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – Bob Dylan
    Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – Tom Russell
    Li’l Jack Slade – the Dixie Chicks
    Jack Tar on Shore – Dan Zanes
    Jack the Ripper – Motörhead
    Jack the Ripper – Nationalteatern
    Jack Uppskäraren – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Jack-a-Roe – Bob Dylan
    The Return of Jackie and Judy – the Ramones
    The Return of Jackie and Judy – Tom Waits
    Jacko Under Pressure – Go Home Productions
    George Jackson – Bob Dylan
    George Jackson – Fairport Convention
    Jackson Cage – Bruce Springsteen
    The Jackson Whites – the Wildhearts
    Frank and Jesse James – Warren Zevon
    Jesse James – the Pogues
    King James Version – Billy Bragg
    Ridin’ With James Dean – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
    Vad har du i fickan, Jan? – Glaset i Örat
    Vad har du i fickan, Jan? – De Lyckliga Kompisarna
    Till Jan Myrdal – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Lady Jane – the Rolling Stones
    My Blue-Eyed Jane – Bob Dylan
    Queen Jane Approximately – Bob Dylan
    Sarah Jane – Bob Dylan
    Sweet Jane – The Velvet Underground
    Sweet Jane – Lou Reed
    Jane Allen – Billy Bragg
    Janie Jones – the Clash
    Janie Jones – the Neurotic Outsiders
    Jenny Jansson – Cornelis Vreeswijk & Monica Törnell
    Blues för Victor Jara – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Herreman Jarl den onde – Cornelis Vreeswijk

  • Amaryllis

    You know, those were different times…

    Black Jack Davey – The White Stripes
    Cousin Jack – Show of Hands
    Jack Haggerty – Touchstone
    Jack of All Parades – Elvis Costello
    Jack OF All Trades – The Chieftains
    Jack Orion – Bert Jansch
    Jack Pudding – The Broadside Band
    Jack the Ripper – The White Stripes
    The Return of Jackie and Judy – Tom Waits
    Creeping Jane – Steeleye Span
    Sweet Jane – The Velvet Underground
    Jayne’s Blue Wish – Tom Waits

  • noyatin

    Jack, You’re Dead – Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five, Joe Jackson
    Jacob’s Dream – Alison Krauss

  • kisekileia

    “Jane”, Barenaked Ladies
    “Janie’s Got A Gun”, Aerosmith.

  • christopher_y

    Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix Experience. Lord, I feel old!

  • Noyatin

    No one has Jack and Diane by John Cougar?