Songs Named After Women, Ukrainian Musician Serge Tiagnyriadno & RIP Timmy Thomas
Female characters, whether real or fictional, are often at the center of great music. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs named after women. They also hear selections from the production staff and bid farewell to “Why Can’t We Live Together” singer Timmy Thomas. Plus, an interview with Ukrainian musician Serge Tiagnyriadno about his life making music in Kyiv amidst the Russian war in Ukraine.
Ukrainian musician Serge Tiagnyriadno joins the show from Kyiv and talks about his cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” and why he made it in the midst of the war.
Songs Named After Women
Jim and Greg are joined by their production staff to share great songs named after women.
Shocking Blue, "Venus"
Dolly Parton, "Jolene"
De La Soul, "Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa"
Material Issue, "Valerie Loves Me"
OutKast, "Rosa Parks"
Laura Branigan, "Gloria"
Roxanne Shanté, "Roxanne's Revenge"
Lyres, "Help You Ann"
Magnetic Fields, "Josephine"
Velvet Underground, "Candy Says"
Sol - Seeing Double, "Leah"
Alex - First Aid Kit, "Emmylou"
Mary - Brittany Howard, "Georgia"
Andrew - Unrest, "Cath Carroll"
Greg pays tribute to keyboardist Timmy Thomas by playing his hit single “Why Can’t We Live Together.”
Patti Smith, "Gloria," Horses, Arista, 1975
Shocking Blue, "Venus," At Home, Pink Elephant, 1969
Laura Branigan, "Gloria," Branigan, Atlantic, 1982
Seeing Double, "Leah," Leah//Don't Wait (Single), Cesar Dawg, 2022
First Aid Kit, "Emmylou," The Lion's Roar, Redeye, 2012
Roxanne Shanté, "Roxanne's Revenge," Roxanne's Revenge (Single), Warner Bros., 1984
Dolly Parton, "Jolene," Jolene, RCA Victor, 1974
Lyres, "Help You Anne," On Fyre, Ace of Hearts, 1984
De La Soul, "Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa," De La Soul Is Dead, Tommy Boy, 1991
The Rolling Stones, "Angie," Goats Head Soup, Rolling Stones, 1973
Brittany Howard, "Georgia," Jaime, ATO, 2019
Unrest, "Cath Carroll," Perfect Teeth, 4AD, 1993
The Magnetic Fields, "Josephine," Distant Plastic Trees, PoPuP, 1991
Material Issue, "Valerie Loves Me," International Pop Overthrow, Mercury, 1991
The Velvet Underground, "Candy Says," The Velvet Underground, Verve, 1969
Outkast, "Rosa Parks (Radio Version)," Aquemini, LaFace, 1998
Timmy Thomas, "Why Can't We Live Together," Why Can't We Live Together, Glades, 1972
Wilco, "Jesus, Etc.," Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Nonesuch, 2001
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