What's Your Top 3?: Songs with a man's name in the title

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Steve Harley Cockney Rebel - Mr Soft
Songs:Ohia - Lightning Risked it All
Franz Ferdinand - Michael

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First track on Ghost Tropic. Seems to be about a guy called Lightning, who risked it all.

Interpol - Leif Eriksen
Terrorvision - Jason
Future of the Left - Johnny Borrell Afterlife

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We don’t deal in ‘seems’ here I’m afraid.

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Neil Young - From Hank To Hendrix
The Mighty Diamonds- Them Never Love Poor Marcus
Primus- Jerry Was A Race Car Driver

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Boney M - Rasputin
Peter Broderick - Colin
Adam & The Ants - Picasso Visita El Planeta De Los Simios

PJ Harvey - C’mon Billy
Julia Holter - Für Felix
The Boo Radleys - Barney (…And Me)

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On reviewing the lyrics, the gender of Lightning isn’t clearly specified. Okay then -

Dr Alimantado - I am the greatest says Muhammed Ali

(not sure why that was the next thing to pop I to my head)

Yo La Tengo - Watch Out For Me Ronnie
Fiery Furnaces - Chris Michaels
Super Furries - Herman Loves Pauline

Tool - Jimmy
Soundgarden - Ty Cobb
A Perfect Circle - Thomas

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Would Mister [surname] qualify as a song with a man’s name or do we need first names?

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Jimmy Mack
Felice Brothers - Goddamn You, Jim
Marah - It’s Only Money, Tyrone

Songs Ohia - John Henry Split My Heart
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Papa Won’t Leave You Henry
Yo La Tengo - Tom Courtenay

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‘Mister…’ is fine

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MR WENDALL

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Ahhh Lightnin’ Hopkins by R.E.M. would’ve been a good one.

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Scott Walker - Jackie
Beastie Boys - Johnny Ryall
Smashing Pumpkins - Set the Ray to Jerry (inb4 @TAFH33)

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A great one.

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