Tune That Name: R

I know that my life make you nervous …

It’s a Shame About Ray,” The Lemonheads
Tangie and Ray,” Fruit Bats
The Last Time I Saw Richard,” Joni Mitchell
The Life of Riley,” Lightning Seeds
Robin Had a Dream,” The Choir
Mrs. Robinson,” The Lemonheads
Mrs. Robinson,” Simon and Garfunkel
Rocky Raccoon,” The Beatles
Romeo and Jane,” Tonio K.
Romeo and Juliet,” Dire Straits
Romeo Is Bleeding,” Tom Waits
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),” Bruce Springsteen
“Rosanna,” Ana Silvera
Give My Love to Rose,” Johnny Cash
Rosemary (Remember Me),” Suzanne Vega
“Rosetta,” Twitchen Vibes
Happy Roy,” The 77′s
Ruby,” Roadside Graves
Ruby Dear,” Talking Heads
Ruby Tuesday,” Emiliana Torrini
Ruby Tuesday,” The Rolling Stones
Ruby’s Arms,” Frente!
Rudie Can’t Fail,” The Clash
Ryan’s Song,” Phil Keaggy

  • wanderingoutlaw

    “To Ramona” – Bob Dylan
    “To Ramona” – Sinéad Lohan
    “Lord Randall” – Martin Carthy
    “Rex’s Blues” – Townes Van Zandt
    “Rex’s Blues” – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (with Emmylou Harris and Nanci Griffith)
    “After Whitman & Reznikoff” – Allen Ginsberg (poem)
    “Go Tell Aunt Rhodie” – Roger McGuinn
    “Help Me, Rhonda” – The Beach Boys
    “Old Riley” – Roger McGuinn
    “Roddy McCorley” – Roger McGuinn
    “Romeo Had Juliette” – Lou Reed
    “Romeo’s Seance” – Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet
    “Rosanna” – Toto
    “To Aunt Rose” – Allen Ginsberg (poem)
    “Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts” – Bob Dylan
    “Lord Roslyn’s Daughter” – Cara Luft
    “My Dead Dog Rover” – Hank, Stu, Dave & Hank
    “Jacksons, Monk & Rowe” – Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet
    “Roxanne” – The Police
    “Roxanne” – Juliet Simms
    “Ruben Ranzo” – Roger McGuinn
    “Ruben Remus” – The Band
    “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town” – Mel Tillis

    and since you skipped “Q”:

    “Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)” – Bob Dylan
    “Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)” – Kris Kristofferson

  • ReverendRef

    I don’t have a ipod, itunes or any other such devices, but I don’t think any list would be complete without these:

    “Renegade” – Styx
    “Rock and Roll” – Led Zeppelin
    “The Rain Song” – Led Zeppelin
    “Rain” – The Beatles
    “Rock’n Me” – The Steve Miller Band

    That’ll do for now.

  • Dana

    Earl Richard–Steeleye Span
    Fair Rosemund–Hedy West
    Rambleaway–Shirley Collins
    Reynardine–Anne Briggs

  • LoneWolf343

    Huh, these posts have made me realize that I don’t have a long of songs referencing proper names period. Guess I’m not into that kind of personal messages in music.

  • LoneWolf343

    Ooo, I have Renegade.

  • noyatin

    Reuben & Cerise – Grateful Dead
    Roberta – Leadbelly
    Romeos Escape – Dave Alvin
    Rosa Lee McFall – Grateful Dead
    Run Run Rudolph – Chuck Berry

  • http://algol.wordpress.com/ SororAyin

    “Roxana’s Aria” from King Roger by Szymanowski

  • EllieMurasaki

    This Romeo Ain’t Got Julie Yet, Diamond Rio

  • Amaryllis

    That which we call a rose…

    Rosalita – Bruce Springsteen
    Fair Rosamund – Rachel Unthank and the Winterset
    Rose Connolly – Frank Proffitt (and everybody else)
    Give My Love to Rose – Johnny Cash
    Mother Rose – Patti Smith (stretching a point maybe, but it sort of counts, “Rose” being a multi-purpose word)
    Ringsend Rose – Tara Folk
    Van Lear Rose – Loretta Lynn
    Dark Rosie – Derek Bell
    Roisin Dubh – Joe Heaney
    Roisin Dubh – Caitlin Maude
    Roisin Dubh – Sinead O’Connor (and everybody else)
    To Youth (My Sweet Roisin Dubh) – Flogging Molly

  • Amaryllis

    … by any other name would smell as sweet…

    Lord Randall – Ewan MacColl
    Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac – Joni Mitchell
    The Rebecca Waltz – The Federal City Brass Band
    Walk Away Renee – The Four Tops
    Reuben’s Train – The Dillards
    Reynardine – Anne Briggs
    Dou Way, Robyn – Trio Medieval
    Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner – Warren Zevon
    Romeo Is Bleeding – Tom Waits
    Lord Ronald – John MacDonald
    Ruby – Glen Tolbert

  • Tehanu

    “Ruby, Ruby” by Donald Fagen

  • Maria

    Baba O’Riley – The Who

    Doctor Robert – The Beatles

    Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles

    Give My Love to Rose (feat. June Carter) – Johnny Cash

    Harry Rag – The Kinks
    Hats off to (Roy) Harper – Led Zeppelin

    Johnny Ryall – Beastie Boys

    Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – Bob Dylan
    Lovely Rita – The Beatles

    Ólavur Riddararós – Týr

    Paul Revere – Beastie Boys

    Ramund hin Unge – Týr
    Reggie Jax – Public Enemy
    Regin Smiður – Týr
    Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac
    Rikki Don’t Lose That Number – Steely Dan
    Rocky Raccoon – The Beatles
    Rosa Parks – Outkast
    Rosalee – Willard Grant Conspiracy
    Rosalinda’s Eyes – Billy Joel
    Rose K. – Rasputina
    Rosenrot – Rammstein
    Roxanne – The Police
    Roy Rogers – Elton John
    Ruby Baby – Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers
    Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones
    Rudie Can’t Fail – The Clash
    Rusty the Skatemaker – Rasputina

    Sister Ray – The Velvet Underground

    The Last Time I Saw Richard – Joni Mitchell
    Thru the Eyes of Ruby – The Smashing Pumpkins

  • Keulan

    Wreck-It, Wreck-It Ralph – Buckner & Garcia

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEdM4iL3hK8

  • Theo Axner

    As usual, skipping those already listed:

    Sally Racket – Katey Reed, Big Freedia & Akron/Family
    Harry Rag – the Kinks
    A Bullet for Ramona – Warren Zevon
    Ramona – the Ramones
    To Ramona – the Flying Burrito Brothers
    Ramones – Motörhead
    R.A.M.O.N.E.S. – the Ramones
    Randolph’s Tango – Thin Lizzy
    Pat Reilly – Planxty
    Walk Away Renee – Billy Bragg
    The Sinking of the Reuben James – Woody Guthrie
    Reynard the Fox – Fairport Convention
    Reynardine – Fairport Convention
    Richard – Billy Bragg
    Richard Hung Himself – D. I.
    Richard Petty – Mojo Nixon
    Richie Dagger’s Crime – the Germs
    Rico Amour – the Zeros
    Eleanor Rigby – the Beatles
    Virgin O’Riley (Madonna / the Who mashup) – Go Home Productions
    Bacon Rind / Chief Seattle / The Ballad of Ira Hayes – Tom Russell
    Rita May – Bob Dylan
    Robert Johnsong – the Nomads
    Smells Like Rockin’ Robin (Nirvana / Jackson 5 mashup) – Go Home Productions
    Mrs. Robinson – Hymans
    Rocky – Thin Lizzy
    Roisin Dubh: A Rock Legend – Thin Lizzy
    Romeo and the Lonely Girl – Thin Lizzy
    (Just Like) Romeo & Juliet – Michael & the Messengers
    I Don’t Need This Pressure, Ron – Billy Bragg
    Hey, Ronnie – Government Issue
    Dear Mrs. Roosevelt – Joel Rafael
    Rory Rides Me Raw – the Vaselines
    Rosa Kata Alexandra Moa Margareta – Euskefeurat
    Till Mtukwa Rosa Lind – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Rosalie – Thin Lizz
    Danny Rose – Billy Bragg
    Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – Tom Russell
    Whole Lotta Rosie – AC/DC
    Whole Lotta Rosie – Hayseed Dixie
    Little Shakie Roxanne (the Police / Armando Trovajoli mashup) – Go Home Productions
    Ruben Ranzo – Folk & Rackare
    Ruby Soho – Rancid
    Balladen om Rune Henry Johansson – Fria Proteatern


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