Tune That Name: Jean to Joey

Don’t believe it, don’t believe it what they say on TV …

Oh Jean,” The Proclaimers
Little Jeannie,” Elton John
Jen, Nothing Matters to Me,” Irving

Jenifa Taught Me,” De La Soul
“Jenni’s Face,” Sarah Masen
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine,” The Killers
Pirate Jenny,” Nina Simone
Jenny’s Got a Pony,” Los Lobos
Jezebel,” 10,000 Maniacs
Jimmy Hickey’s Waltz,” The Waterboys
Jimmy Olsen’s Blues,” Spin Doctors
St. Jimmy,” Green Day
Jody’s Got Your Girl and Gone,” Johnnie Taylor
“Joe Astrospy,” Charlie McGloughlin
Joey,” Concrete Blonde
“Joey Don’t Do It,” Johnny Clegg & Savuka
Joey’s on the Street Again,” Boomtown Rats

No “Jean Genie“? There seems to be a hole in my Bowie.

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  • Sam Kabo Ashwell

    String Bean Jean, Belle & Sebastian
    Photo Jenny, Belle & Sebastian
    Jenny Again, Tunng
    Jenny Nettles, trad., here Tempest
    Jerry’s Breakdown, Old and In the Way
    Jesus the Mexican Boy, Iron & Wine
    Table Top Joe Tom Waits
    Eat At Joe’s, Suzy Bogguss

  • noyatin

    Billie Jean – Michael Jackson, The Civil Wars

    Don’t Mess With Jim – Jim Croce
    Flat Nail Joe – Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
    Jennifer Eccles – The Hollies
    Jennifer Juniper – Donovan
    Jenny, Jenny – Little Richard
    Jesse’s Girl – Rick Springfield
    Jo Jo Gunne – Chuck Berry
    Joe Hill – Joan Baez
    Joe Louis Strut – Memphis Minnie
    Joey – Bob Dylan
    Row Jimmy – Grateful Dead, Alison Krauss
    Run Joe – Louis Jordan & the Calypso Boys
    Tennessee Jed – Grateful Dead, Levon Helm

  • Dina

    The Ballad of John and Yoko – The Beatles

    Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
    Bobby Jean – Bruce Springsteen

    Dear Jenny – The Dresden Dolls

    Dear Johnny – Poe

    Hey Joe – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Hey Jude – The Beatles

    Jack the Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots – Black Sabbath
    Jane Says – Jane’s Addiction
    Janie Jones – The Clash
    Jean Genie – David Bowie
    Jennifer’s Body – Hole
    Jens Jógvansson – Hanus G. Johansen
    Jeremy – Pearl Jam
    Jessica – Regina Spektor
    Jesus – The Velvet Underground
    Jesus and Mary – Martha Wainwright
    Jesus gick på vattnet – Björn Afzelius
    Jesus Just Left Chicago – ZZ Top
    Jesus of Suburbia/City of the Damned/I Don’t Care/Dearly Beloved/Tales of Another Broken Home – Green Day
    Jesus Walks – Kanye West
    Jesus Etc. – Wilco
    Jimi – Martha Wainwright
    Jimmy – M.I.A.
    Jimmy Jazz – The Clash
    Jóannesar táttur – 200
    John Wesley Harding – Bob Dylan
    John, I’m Only Dancing – David Bowie
    Johnny Ryall – Beastie Boys
    Johnny Sunshine – Liz Phair
    Jolene (with Dolly Parton) – Mindy Smith
    Judy is a Punk – Ramones
    Julia – The Beatles
    Julie Anne – The Decemberists
    Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones

    Lil Jimmy Skit – Kanye West
    Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – Bob Dylan

    Mary Jane – Alanis Morissette

    My Name is Jonas – Weezer

    Queen Jane Approximately – Bob Dylan

    Sloop John B – The Beach Boys
    Smackwater Jack – Carole King

    Soap Star Joe – Liz Phair
    Sweet Baby James – James Taylor

  • Dina

    Whoops, I just shared ALL my J’s instead of the Jean to Joeys.

    Actually, I forgot:

    Fröken Julie – Björn Afzelius
    Sweet Jane – The Velvet Underground

  • Amaryllis

    I’m counting the heads as I’m making the beds…

    Jean’s Reel – Phil Cunningham
    Jenny Grey – The Whisky Priests
    Jenny Pluck Pears – Playford dance tune
    Jenny Storm – Lal and Norma Waterson
    Seeraber-Jenny – Lotte Lenya, from Die Dreigroschenoper
    Pirate Jenny – Nina Simone
    Jenovefa – Alan Stivell
    Jim Jones – The Whisky Priests
    Jimmy Jazz – The Clash
    Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor – The Chieftains with The Rankin Family
    Lovely Joan – Martin Carthy
    Jock o’ Hazeldean – Dick Gaughan
    Cottin Eyed Joe – The Chieftains with Ricky Scaggs
    Go Away Joe – Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies
    Haul Away Joe – Leadbelly

  • With links where available:

    Advice to Joe / Roy Acuff
    Albatross Joe / The Cocktail Preachers
    Hey Joe / Patti Smith
    Hey John / Tonio K. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tId29Yit28g
    Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie / Eddie Cochran
    Jello Biafra / Wesley Willis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHHzOi6Ltqg
    Jennifer / The Rubinoos
    Jennifer Juniper / Donovan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1cESSh-SqU
    Jerry / John Mellencamp
    Jerry the Butcher Man (Song-Poem) / Milford Perkins
    Jeserene / Desmond Dekker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZqEPBywo1k
    Jess’s Song / Hasil Adkins
    Jessie Turner / The Masonics
    Jezabel / The Illusions
    Jim Bowie / The Dickies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_ab7ECoKco
    Jim Crow / John Mellencamp
    Jimmy / Devo
    Jimmy Brown the Newsboy / Lonnie Donegan
    Jimmy Carter Says “Yes”! (Song-Poem) / Gene Marshall (as Gene Merlino)
    Jimmy Darling / Vicki Salee
    Jimmy Jimmy / The Undertones
    Jimmy’s Apartment / Adrian Younge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBXZiSFvr3s
    Jimmy’s Dead / Adrian Younge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STeCodxQkaU
    Jimmy’s Dead (Instrumental) / Adrian Younge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH5avuqLuAI
    Jo Ann Jo Ann / Jonny Amelio
    Jo Jo Gunne / Dave Edmunds
    Joanna / Kool & the Gang
    Jody / Del Shannon
    Joe Goes Disco (Song-Poem) / Ralph Lowe
    Joe Heard a New World / Homemade Electroscope
    Joe Meek / Dawn of the Replicants
    Joe Meek / Muskoka http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzmjEV610Ys
    Joe Meek / The Notorious Brothers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUde9-axJiY
    Joe Meek / Pluto Monkey
    Joe Meek / The Pocket Gods
    Joe Meek / Wreckless Eric http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIa7q9FlOxI
    Joe Meek’s Cat / Swing Out Sister
    Joe Meek’s Dream / Narrow Sparrow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swCMInVCxCQ
    Joe Meek Warns Buddy Holly / Thomas Truax
    Lonely Joe / Robb Shenton
    Meet Joe Meek / The Baby Sitars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2pYOlrZ_xs
    Rock, Calypso Joe! / The Treniers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IMflArADQs
    Smokey Joe’s Cafe / The Coasters (billed as the Robins) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0b7OUaqzIw
    Surfer Joe / The Surfaris

  • Keulan

    867-5309/Jenny – Tommy Tutone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrHQRgWXJK4

  • Bobby Jean – Bruce Spingsteen
    Jeane – Billy Bragg
    Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie – Eddie Cochan
    Jeannie Needs a Shooter – Warren Zevon
    Jemima Surrender – the Band
    Jenin – David Rovics
    Jennifer’s Jacket – the Presidents of the United States of America
    Jenny Jansson – Cornelis Vreeswijk & Monica Törnell
    Jenny’s Story – the Merry Wives of Windsor
    Mad Jenny – the Merry Wives of Windsor
    Pirate Jenny – Nina Simone
    Pirate Jenny – Shilpa Ray, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
    Frank and Jesse James – Warren Zevon
    Jesse James – the Pogues
    Jezebel – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
    Jim Gordon Blues – the Dictators
    Jim Jones – Bob Dylan
    Jim Stark Dark – the Furys
    Let Me Light Your Fire (Jim & Jmi) – Mad Mix Mustang
    Oh Jim – Lou Reed
    The Ballad of Jimmy & Johnny – Rancid
    Borneo Jimmy – the Dictators
    Jimmy Jazz – the Clash
    Are We The Waiting/St. Jimmy – Green Day
    The Ghost of Tom Joad – Bruce Springsteen
    Gimme Hope Jo’anna – Eddy Gant
    Diamond Joe – Bob Dylan
    Hey Joe – the Leaves
    Hey Joe – the Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Hey Joe – Body Count
    Joe DiMaggio Done It Again – Billy Bragg & Wilco
    Joe Hill – Billy Bragg
    Joe Public – the Rutles
    Koko Joe – Don & Dewey
    Poppa Joe – Sweet
    Viva Bobby Joe – the Equals
    Joey – Bob Dylan
    Joey’s on the Streets Again – the Boomtown Rats

  • gfunk

    Seems like lately my online life has been proselytizing for Local H, but their cover of “Joey” is fantastic.