Tune That Name: K

Tune That Name: K May 3, 2013

It’s sad but it sure is true …

Kalhoun,” Daniel Amos
Kathy’s Song,” Simon and Garfunkel
Katie’s Been Gone,” The Band
Old Man Kensey,” R.E.M.
Kimberly,” Patti Smith
Kitty’s Back,” Bruce Springsteen
Kody,” Matchbox Twenty
Kyle’s Mom Is a Bitch,” South Park

Based on my admittedly small sample size, the 1970s were the Golden Age of songs with names beginning with K in the title. The trend faded during the ’80s and ’90s and seems to be unheard of in this century.

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  • noyatin

    Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite – Beatles
    Karla Faye – Mary Gauthier
    Katie Mae – Grateful Dead

  • “Kathy’s Waltz” ~Dave Brubeck Quartet

    That’s all I got.

  • EllieMurasaki

    Katie Wants a Fast One. Not sure who sings this version but it was originally Steve Wariner and Garth Brooks.

  • Hexep

    Katyusha, obviously.

  • wanderingoutlaw

    Karen by Night – Jill Sobule
    Kathleen’s Song – The Byrds
    Katie Dear – The Chieftans (with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)
    Katie Morey – Roger McGuinn
    Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite – The Beatles

  • rupi capra

    “Karla With a K” by the Hooters

  • Ennea

    Katie Cruel!

    There are too many nice versions of that song, but here’s a lovely one by Karen Dalton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raLXnnlPI_I

  • urbicande

    What, nobody but me remembers kate Bush, “Kashka From Baghdad>“?

  • Gustav

    “Kokain” by Rammstein.

  • Two-thirds songs in Swedish this time around. More common letter to start names with over here. :)

    Kalle Holm – Cornelis Vreeswijk (Swedish translation of ‘The Ballad of Hollis Brown’)
    Karl Lållares eftermäle – Peps Persson
    Karl Nilsson – Povel Ramel
    Lisa Karlsson – Bo-Anders Dahlskog
    Karna – Triakel
    Rosa Kata Alexandra Moa Margareta – Euskefeurat
    Ann-Katarin – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Katie’s Been Gone – the Band
    Katie Shaw – Kerfuffle
    Kent Agent – Massmedia
    Liten Kersti – Garmarna
    Liten Kersti stalldräng – Carin Kjellman & Ulf Gruvberg
    Cousin Kevin – the Who
    Master Kilby – John Wesley Harding
    Kimberly – Patti Smith
    Henry Kissinger – Monty Python
    Kitty – the Presidents of the United States of America
    Kristin & Jolin – Povel Ramel & Wenche Myhre
    När Kristoffer spelar flipperspel – De Lyckliga Kompisarna

  • Amaryllis

    Bonny Kate – Charlie Lennon
    Sweet Kate – Theatre of Early Music
    Katherine Ogie – David and Ginger Hildebrand
    Kitty – The Pogues
    Kitty From Ballinamore – Triona Ni Domhnaill

  • Dina

    Karina – Hanus G. Johansen
    Kate Moss – Rasputina
    Katherine Hit Me – Franz Ferdinand
    Katherine Kiss Me – Franz Ferdinand
    Kendra McCormick – They Might Be Giants
    Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite! – The Beatles
    Song for Kelly Huckaby – Death Cab for Cutie

  • Dina


    Cousin Kevin – The Who
    Henry Kissinger – Monty Python