Tune That Name: Shaft to Suzie

Anyone who’s felt that bad could tell me what to say …

Theme from Shaft,” Isaac Hayes
Mr. Sharky,” The Swirling Eddies
“Bring a Rose to Sharon,” Matt Auten

Sheena Is a Punk Rocker,” The Ramones
“Sonny Got Caught in the Moonlight,” Robbie Robertson
Stacy’s Mom,” Fountains of Wayne
Stalin Malone,” Elvis Costello
Stella,” Ida Maria
“Stella Blue,” Willie Nelson
Stephanie Says,” Velvet Underground
“Susan the Gentle,” Matt Auten
Susie Q,” Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lonesome Suzie,” The Band

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  • ReverendRef

    Because I never can figure out the proper way to do this; and also because I’m really a Styx junkie at heart:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKKO6zQYQcg – A Song for Suzanne; Styx

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SInH7BLVGRk – Suite Madame Blue; Styx

  • Sue White

    Billy Harner – Sally Sayin Something
    Redbone – Suzi Girl
    Alan Price – Simon Smith & His Amazing Dancing Bear
    Bruce Springsteen – 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Some Of Shelly’s Blues
    ABC – When Smokey Sings
    Richie Havens – Sandy
    Elliot Smith – Son Of Sam (Figure 8)
    Love Tractor – Satan
    James Taylor – Oh, Susannah
    Allan Sherman – Sarah Jackman
    Rotunda – She’s Got Colonel Sanders Thighs
    Percy Faith – Sunny
    Henry Mancini – Sally’s Tomato
    Dave Brubeck Quartet – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
    Jackson 5 – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
    Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick
    Pray For The Soul Of Betty – Truck Stop Sally

  • SisterCoyote

    I dunno, does Shankill Butchers count?
    And there’s Suzy Lee, by the White Stripes.

  • Tehanu

    “Suzie Q” by Flash Cadillac on the “Apocalypse Now” soundtrack
    “Sioux City Sue” by Gene Autry
    “Stella by Starlight”

  • Amaryllis

    No one’s got “Suzanne”? Not with Leonard Cohen, or Joan Baez, or Judy Collins, or Nick Cave, or anybody?

    Neither do I.

    There’s nothing you can hold for very long…

    Shallow Brown – Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy
    Shallow Brown – Sting
    Song for Sharon – Joni Mitchell
    Sheena Is a Punk Rocker – The Ramones
    Sonny’s Mazurka – The Chieftains
    Sovay – Martin Carthy
    Spencer the Rover – John Martyn
    Stella Blue – Grateful Dead
    Uncle Stewart’s Waltz – Trian
    Susan’s Song – The Whiskey Priests
    Susannah Gals – The Revels Chorus
    Susie Clelland – Jean Redpath
    Susie Clelland – June Tabor and Oysterband
    Suzy Lee – The White Stripes
    Suzy McGuire – Alan Stivell
    Old Sir Symon the King – Concerto Caledonia

  • Keulan

    Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gbtm-93oqE

  • Theo Axner

    Blue Suede Schubert – the Rutles
    Shane’s Dentist – Mojo Nixon
    Katie Shaw – Kerfuffle
    Little Sheela I Remember You – Hymans
    Shenandoah – Bob Dylan
    Shenandoah – Tom Waits & Keith Richards
    Sherry Darling – Bruce Springsteen
    Shirley – Billy Bragg
    Sid Vicious Was Innocent – the Exploited
    Mr. Siegal – Tom Waits
    Silas Stingy – the Who
    Silas Stingy – Petra Haden
    Silibrand – Folk & Rackare
    John Silver – Magnus Uggla
    Silvius Julmenuett – Sågskära
    Simon Zealotes / Poor Jerusalem – John Gustafson & Ian Gillan (from ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’)
    John Sinclair – John & Yoko / Plastic Ono Band
    John Rock N Roll Sinclair – the Dogs
    Daniel och Siv – Euskefeurat
    Ebbe Skammelsson – Carin Kjellman & Ulf Gruvberg
    Sally Simpson – the Who
    Sommartrivialiteter (á la Birger Sjöberg) – Povel Ramel
    Li’l Jack Slade – the Dixie Chicks
    Emenius Sleepus – Green Day
    Herr Slentrian & Fru Apati – Strebers
    Hang On Sloopy – the McCoys
    Bessie Smith – the Band
    Tim Smith – the Wildhearts
    Sonja och Siw – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Sookie Sookie – Steppenwolf
    Mr. Soul – Buffalo Springfield
    Mr. Speed – Kiss
    Sir Patrick Spens – Fairport Convention
    Stack-A-Lee – Bob Dylan
    Staffan och Herodes – Folk & Rackare
    Staffan och Herodes – Sågskära
    Staffan var en stalledräng – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Staffan var en stalledräng – Folk & Rackare
    Staffanslåt från Leksand (med blicken västerut) – Folk & Rackare
    Staffansvisa från Jämtland
    Staffansvisa från Nås
    Ut kommer Staffan – Folk & Rackare
    Sct. Staffus visa – Sågskära
    Stagger Lee – Lloyd Price
    Stagger Lee – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
    Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie
    Jim Stark Dark – the Furys
    Stephanie Knows Who – Love
    Steve’s Hammer (For Pete) – Steve Earle
    If Stewart Could Talk – the Dickies
    Stina – Triakel
    Mr. Stormalong – Ian Neville
    Stuart and the Ave. – Green Day
    Levi Stubbs’ Tears – Billy Bragg
    Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly
    Peggy Sue Got Married – Buddy Holly
    Peggy Sue Got Married – Lemmy, Slim Jim & Danny B
    Peggy Sue Got Buried – the Humpers
    Sally Sue Brown – Bob Dylan
    Baby Got Back (Gilbert & Sullivan Style) – Michael Hightower
    Susanna Martin – the Merry Wives of Windso
    Susannah’s Still Alive – the Kinks
    Susie Q – the Rolling Stones
    Wake Up Little Susie – the Everly Brothers
    I Love You, Suzanne – Lou Reed
    A Safety Belt for Suzie – Sator
    Suzy Is a Headbanger – the Ramones
    Gunde Svan – Euskefeurat

  • Ethics Gradient

    An alternative ‘Shaft’: