Theories on why "Sue," "Susie," etc. is such a popular name for lyrics

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  1. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    And I'm wondering whether it's the most popular female name in lyrics.

    What are the other candidates? "Donna"? "Linda"?

     
  2. wavethatflag

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    Off the top of my head, I think any word, including a name, with predominantly a vowel sound is easier to rhyme.
     
  3. micksmuse

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    indeed. rhymes with one of the most used words in songs of that era "you"
     
  4. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Active Member

    How about “Mary” as in Hello, Mary Lou by Rick Nelson (here with the Stone Canyon Band)

     
  5. Jackson

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  6. nikh33

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    Caroline.
    Always 'Sweet'.
     
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  7. bRETT

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    Susan was the third most popular female name in the 60s, and fewer things rhyme with Mary and Lisa.
     
  8. HfxBob

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    The 'Sue' sound just has such a nice ring to it.

    How about the Steppenwolf lyric: 'Sookie sookie sookie sookie sookie sookie Sue!'
     
  9. Chuckee

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    Susan - Buckinghams, Sorry Suzanne - Hollies
     
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  10. John B Good

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    I started a thread years ago on Something about Mary, which I believe is the most common name.
     
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  11. driverdrummer

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  12. lightbulb

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    Sue Me, Sue You Blues
    - George Harrison

    ;)
     
  13. Dylancat

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    That is NOT a Steppenwolf lyric.

    It is a Don Covay, Steve Cropper lyric.
    Steppenwolf was covering the original by Don Covay.
    Check out the original (and superior) song
    .
     
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  14. Chemguy

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    Diane/Diana has a few.

    Oh yeah...Bob Dylan’s cover of Sally Sue Brown!
     
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  15. Kevin55

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    Magdalena. What is it about Magdalena?
     
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  16. GodShifter

    GodShifter Starless and Bible Black Sabbath®

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    Sue, you, do, who, blue, new
     
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  17. dartira

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    True
     
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  18. GerryO

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  19. John B Good

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    Found my old thread, which I titled The Trouble with Mary. :(

    Anyway looks like Mary and Susie were pretty close back then...

    The Trouble with Mary
     
  20. Vinyl Socks

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    It rhymes with "dirty little floozy" ;)
     
  21. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Peggy Sue
    Peggy Sue Got Married

    I’m listening to Buddy tonight...
     
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  22. joepepitone

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    Yep, Sue definitely rhymes with a lot of words. Who knew?
     
  23. gregorya

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    What song is that? ;)
     
  24. MikeP5877

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    I always thought Sally was the most popular:

    Sneaking through the alley
    Long tall
    Mustang
    Go round the roses
    Kick that little foot


    Watch Out!

     
  25. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Boulful Sallad

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    And every boy seems to be a Johnny.
     
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