Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Jane of Songs

The other day, Devo Was Right asked me if Bomb Betsy had ever told me her thoughts on how the counterpart to Jack of Fables was Jane of Songs.

No. No she hadn't actually.

So we started naming all the songs we could think of - at least in the time it took us to walk a block - that were about Jane or, at the very least, mention Jane.

There are A LOT.

There's this:

And this:

And its remake:

But then there's also this (which has one of my all-time favorite lead ins):

And, of course, this:

The mention here:

And no Jane collection would be complete without this:

Additionally, while there are no mentions of Jane in any of the songs, Maroon 5's first album is, in fact, titled Songs About Jane.

So...what am I missing? I know there are others. Help me out, y'all! I want to start a playlist.


Jenni said...

Nick Drake has two:

Hazey Jane I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze5Bktb2jiQ

and Hazey Jane II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSZ9oX0rLgg

He's also got Thoughts of Mary Jane.

The Bothy Band does The Death of Queen Jane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRTBXaXQngI

If you're counting names of the form Blah-de-blah Jane, there's:

Alanis Morissette's Mary Jane

Alison Krauss' Little Liza Jane

Just Jane said...

YAY! These are great!

I'm trying to stay away from Blah-de-blah Jane songs because those aren't Just Jane.

I am, however, not particular about spelling.

MsSparrow said...

I can't believe you don't have this one on the list

Anonymous said...

rolling stones.. lady jane

Teresa said...


Daisy Jane - America

Teresa said...

I can't find this one on You Tube -

69 - Bret Michaels

Teresa said...

The Devil in the Wishing Well - Five For Fighting


It's a song about Jane

Anonymous said...

there is also lazy jane by belle and sebastion, little janey's gone by nick cave, antonia jane by lightning dust, and the band jane that did "its a fine day"... :)

Jenni said...

Five for Fighting has a song called Jainy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmBcCUNLIQg

Just Jane said...

Ohmygawd! You guys totally rock!

@Peej: I can't believe I didn't either *rolling eyes*.

@Teresa: I haven't heard Daisy Jane in a long time.

Just Jane said...

Jenni: If you're bound and determined to make me cry then OK *small smile*.