The Girl in That Song

by Amanda Flinner

Take it from Billy Joel: writing a song about a girl is not a good idea. "Every time I wrote a song for a person I was in a relationship with, it didn't last," Joel said. "It was kind of like the curse. Here's your song - we might as well say goodbye now."

So you might not have lasting love, but at least you'll have a lasting hit. Some artists skirted the issue by singing about fictional females, but plenty of songs are about real girls, too. Can you tell the fact from the fiction about "The Girl in That Song"?
List of song written for a girl
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Comments: 7

  • Hsoj from Hellgot all the ones from music legends correct, and the Knack and Rick Springfield too ... then you throw me a one hit wonder like the Plain White T's for me to get wrong
  • Lisa from Denmarkfour right! :D
  • Linda from NjOne wrong. Who said this was harder than the music quiz?
  • Sasha from Murray St. this was even harder than the music quiz..
  • Niles from Belpre,ohnot too bad for a 67 yr. ol' man
  • Scotty from Cheyenne, WyNeat thing about Songfacts, once someone claims to have the "facts" about a song, go to the song location in the archives and look at all the speculation that's gone before...the recollections of a man's father and an encounter with Walter Becker for "Rikki Don't Lose that Number" is a trip!
  • Jim from North Billerica, MaI got one wrong. I have to admit I did guess at one or two.
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