A few months ago, I had a two-part series on songs containing men’s names (Part 1 is here).  It’s only fair that I continue the theme with women’s names, and man were there a lot of songs written for an artist’s girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, unrequited love, or Mom throughout the rock and roll era.

Some of the best around come from before the 80s, so all of the songs below are 1955 through 1979.  But even you youngsters are bound to have heard of a bunch of them.

Happy Friday!

Friday Lyric Quiz #417

1. “Whatta-we gonna tell our friends when they say, ‘ooh la la'” (late 50s)

2. “She saw the look in his eyes, and she knew better, he wanted her tonight and it was now or never” (late 70s)

3. “I got up to wash my face when I come back to bed someone’s taken my place” (early 70s)

4. “Wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave, no one was saved (mid-60s)

5. “I laughed at all of your jokes, my love you didn’t need to coax (early 70s)

6. “I come in late at night, and in the morning I just lay in bed” (mid-60s)

7. “Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking when I hear the silly things that you say” (late 70s)

8. “Now that you’re gone I’m left all alone All by myself to wander and roam” (late 50s)

9. “You say you feel so empty, that our house just ain’t a home” (mid-70s)

10. “Here’s the moral and the story From that guy who knows, I fell in love and my love still grows” (early 60s)

Answers – Friday Lyric Quiz – #416

1. “Tell me that your body doesn’t miss my touch, tell me that my loving didn’t mean that much” (early 90s)
What it Takes, Aerosmith

2. “All I wanna take is a night, you’ll never ever have to compromise” (early 80s)
Rosanna, Toto

3. “You’ve got the body, now you want my soul” (early 80s)
I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do), Hall & Oates

4.  “And you can’t fight the tears that ain`t coming, or the moment of truth in your lies” (late 90s)
Iris, Goo Goo Dolls

5. “She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on, in the glass of her boudoir ” (early 2010s)
Born This Way, Lady Gaga

6. “A king’s ransom in dimes I’d give each night  just to see through this pay phone” (early 90s)
Bed of Roses, Bon Jovi

7. “Don’t be afraid, I don’t mean to scare you, so help me Jesus” (mid-90s)
Possum Kingdom, The Toadies

8. “I sense it now, the water’s getting deep, I try to wash the pain away from me ” (early 2000s)
Everywhere, Michelle Branch

9. “But the girl on the car in the parking lot says, man, you should try to take a shot ” (mid-90s)
Round Here, Counting Crows

10. “I watched with glee while your kings and queens  fought for ten decades for the gods they made” (late 60s)
Sympathy For the Devil, Rolling Stones