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The Songwriter's Idea Book by Sheila Davis

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STRATEGY FOURA Female Name Title

The Purpose

We're still working on title memorability through specificity. Of all the ways to be specific, using a woman's name in a title seems to be the one songwriters have chosen the most in every genre—pop, rock, country and theater.

Some Female Name Titles
Angie, BabyKristy, Are You Doin' OK?
CandyLaura
Sweet CarolineSweet Lorraine
Hey There DelilahLucille
DinahLulu's Back in Town
Hello, DollyMimi
DoloresNola
Sweet Georgia BrownRosanna
GigiWhen Sunny Gets Blue
GloriaSweet Sue
Hard-Hearted HannahSuzanne

The distaff roster points up both sides of the picture—the paeans to femininity, “Sweet Sue,” “Candy” and “Laura,” and their flip side—the portraits of the femmes fatales, “Hard-Hearted Hannah” and “Hey There ...

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