Friday, February 06, 2009

Songs with 'Annie' in the title, or reasonably prominent in the lyrics.

And they have to be reasonably well-known. My research has got me these:

Annie Get Your Gun - Squeeze
Annie, Let's Not Wait - Guillemots
Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy - Kid Creole and the Coconuts

... but there must be more, surely? Any help gratefully received.



UPDATE: crikey, that was more successful than I could reasonably have expected. Thank you blog people and Twitter chums.



UPDATE 2: this is also turning into quite a good 'misheard lyrics' thing as well.

34 comments:

Mr Angry said...

Annie Dream Will Do.

If there's Annie justice.

Is it Annie Wonder?

Move Annie Mountain.


Glad I could help.

heliotropia said...

Smooth Criminal?

james henry said...

Mr Angry, you are fired. Although I did like Move Annie Mountain.

Heliotropia - hurrah!

Kirses said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkGS263lGsQ

Annie's song - John Denver

Kirses said...

Man in the Moon - REM
'annie are you goofing on Elvis?'

Boz said...

Annie - by Elastica.

Maud said...

Happy As Annie by Larrikin Love

Tim Footman said...

Talking of whom, 'Polk Salad Annie' by Elvis, (originally by Tony Joe White)

PDoolan said...

Annie da Hero. I'm holding out for a hero til the end of the night.

james henry said...

Ooh these are all great, many thanks!

alistair said...

lettre por annie - annie phillipe

Nelle said...

Annie by the Water - Iron & Wine

Annie - Vanessa Carlton

Annie Waits - Ben Folds

Annie-Dog - Smashing Pumpkins

Annie Use Your Telescope - Jack's Mannequin

Dreamboat Annie - Heart

Annie & I - Kriistina Wheeler

Annie - James Blunt

JonnyB said...

Annie's a Jolly Good Fellow.

Martin McCallion said...

Jason & the Scorchers have also done 'Polk Salad Annie'.

jill said...

Sorry - twitter-replied a few times. Low grade for reading instructions.

Ones I don't see here (on v. quick review- may have missed):

Annie - Jonatha Brooke

Annie Laurie - folk tune, numerous recordings

Annie Christian - Prince

jill said...

Also, re: the "Man in the Moon" reference, it's not Annie. It's Andy. The song is about Andy Kaufman.

Terri Nixon said...

Annie's Song - John Denver

Terri Nixon said...

Sorry, just noticed someone else said that!

Terri Nixon said...

How about "Take a load off, Annie" by The Band?

james henry said...

Hurrah, that's great! Thanks all.

Annie said...

Are you making me a special mix-tape James?

A good way to find songs with a specific name in them is to key the name into the iTunes music store. I did this once when I wanted to make a special mix-tape for my friend Cathy. She then thought I had spent years finding and collecting songs with her name in it — actually it took about 5 seconds.

That one by The Band is about "Fanny" not "Annie", I think.

Fat Roland said...

Helioptropa beat me to it, but I'll post this anway...

I had a first aid instructor teach us how to get a response from the Resusci-annie with the Michael Jackson line "Annie are you okay, are you okay, are you okay Annie."

Salvadore Vincent said...

For UK chart entries you could try everyhit.com or chartstats.com, or any lyrics site where you can hopefully search the lyrics as well as titles.

Annie Dream Will Do...

Barbara said...

Poke Salad Annie, by Tony Joe White (had to look up who sang it, but the lyrics are memorable - "everybody said it was a shame, cause her mama was a-workin' on the chain. Gang.")

Terri Nixon said...

Ooh, odd - re: the Annie/Fanny debate, I always thought it was Annie, but when you Google it there seems to be a real mixture! On one site there's even a discrepancy on its own page! Ah well!

Annie said...

Midnight Shift by Buddy Holly "Annie's been working on the midnight shift."

and

Little Annie by Little Red

This blog has been really useful to me as i am trying to compile a playlist of songs about Anne or Annie for a show. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

AMHETAMINE ANNIE -CANNED HEAT

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Anonymous said...

Awkward Annie - Kate Rusby

Anonymous said...

Annie - James Blunt
Annie - Mat Kearney
Annie - Safetysuit

Anonymous said...

Sweet Annie-Zach Brown Band

Anonymous said...

Check out Big Head Todd and the Monsters "Hey Annie"

scott westall said...

Smooth Criminal

scott westall said...

Smooth Criminal