Round Table: We Found Songs that Feature Our Names

 

There are so many songs in the world, and when there’s a name mentioned in them, people freak out. We at Her Campus at Geneseo decided to do a deep dive and figure out songs that feature our own names.

 

Margaux Carmel 

I thought for sure that there would be no songs that would feature my name, much less have my name in the title, but I was pleasantly surprised when I found Waiting for Margaux by Al Stewart. Some of the descriptors of the character Margaux are wrong—I’m not a registered Republican, and I don’t buy expensive anything, much less expensive soap—and I don’t even know how to categorize the genre other than “I wouldn’t usually listen to this,” but it was fun to see that there was a song out there with my name in it.

 

Sydney Julien

Typing “sydney” into spotify sounded like a good use of time because I am currently very sidetracked from more pressing matters. There were a surprising “Sydney (I’ll Come Running)” by Brett Dennen is lowkey a bop, but it seems to be about a Sydney who has wrongly been accused of a crime? Which is definitely not something that’s happened to me. (Yet lol -Margaux) (it’s bound to happen lol) “Sydney’s Song” by Michael Calfan sounds like something they would play at Forever 21. A bop nonetheless. 

 

Rebecca Williamson

The first one that comes to mind is Beyonce’s “Sorry” when she sings “He better call Becky with the good hair.” Although only a select few people call me Becky, one of them pointed it out to me and I flipped out. I googled songs that have ‘Rebecca’ in it and more came up then I realized. Sadly, I didn’t know any of them so I decided not to include them, but it’s cool to know that my name is pretty common.

 

Emily Tsoi

Prior to doing some research, I hadn’t really known of any songs with my name in it. Here are the ones that stuck out to me the most. There’s “See Emily Play” by Pink Floyd which apparently is a song written by one of the band members, Syd Barrett after he claimed to have seen a girl running around when he woke up in the woods after taking a psychedelic drug. On the contrary, there’s “Emily” by Frank Sinatra which tells a very sweet story about how the singer envisions a family with said Emily. Then, Elton John also has a song called “Emily.” This one’s really sad as it’s about dying. So, it’s nice to know there’s a wide variety of songs out there with my name in it.