Songs about "Emily"

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for a compilation. for someone called Emily, unsurprisingly. preferably with the name in the title, but i'm easy.
so far i have:
Mr T Experience - Hey Emily,
Elton John - Emily
and Simon and Garfunkel - for emily, wherever i may find her.

80 minute cd = 20 or so songs i guess.

go go go!

Slump Man (Slump Man), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 11:46 (11 years ago) Permalink

See Emily Play - The Pink Floyd

kate, Wednesday, 4 June 2003 11:49 (11 years ago) Permalink

"Wuthering Heights"?

dave q, Wednesday, 4 June 2003 11:54 (11 years ago) Permalink

Emily - John Cale

Jrvision (visionjr), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 11:54 (11 years ago) Permalink

"Emma" by Hot Chocolate is actually a song about someone called "Emily". That crazy Errol Brown, huh?

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 11:58 (11 years ago) Permalink

Yay, no one got to "A Rose for Emily" by the Zombies before me! It's pretty depressing, but a great song.

NA. (Nick A.), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 11:59 (11 years ago) Permalink

hate the name emily

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 12:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

"Wuthering Heights"?
was any part of this song about the author? i think it can go on anyway.
these are great! more please

Slump Man (Slump Man), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 12:06 (11 years ago) Permalink

hate the name emily
coincidentally, emily hates the name dave.

is there a reason you hate the name?

Slump Man (Slump Man), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 12:08 (11 years ago) Permalink

i like the name emily

gareth (gareth), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 12:19 (11 years ago) Permalink

i really want to include De La Soul - Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa, so i guess the 'rules' now allow for songs which sound a bit like they have the name Emily in the title as well.

Slump Man (Slump Man), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 12:27 (11 years ago) Permalink

I could have sworn there was a song about Emily Dickenson, as well, but I can't remember who did it.

kate, Wednesday, 4 June 2003 12:28 (11 years ago) Permalink

coincidentally, emily hates the name dave.
is there a reason you hate the name?

thinking on it, i don't really hate it at all, it's quite nice... just reminds me of someone quite unpleasant! names i really hate are sophie and sally... and i loathe dave... terribly dull...

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 12:54 (11 years ago) Permalink

Emily's Changed - the Gun Club
beautiful...

willem (willem), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 12:58 (11 years ago) Permalink

Western Electric - Emily in Ginger

Alex K (Alex K), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 12:59 (11 years ago) Permalink

Kate, are you thinking of "The dangling conversation" by Simon and Garfunkel by any chance? "So you read your Emily Dickenson, and I my Robert Frost..." etc etc.

Rob M (Rob M), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 13:03 (11 years ago) Permalink

No.

I can't be sure, but I seem convinced that there is a late 80s or early 90s C86/tweepop song about Emily Dickenson somewhere.

Or maybe this is one of those things that I've managed to convince myself that because there *should* be such a song, that there is such a song.

kate, Wednesday, 4 June 2003 13:05 (11 years ago) Permalink

You could always write it yourself! 8-)

Rob M (Rob M), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 13:17 (11 years ago) Permalink

It might even be a long-lost Television Personalities song...

Or was Emily Dickenson at Salvador Dali's Garden Party?

kate, Wednesday, 4 June 2003 13:19 (11 years ago) Permalink

Emily Grace - Green Pajamas
When Emily Cries - TV Personalities

largehearted boy (largeheartedboy), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 13:55 (11 years ago) Permalink

emily - bowling for soup

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 15:16 (11 years ago) Permalink

Los Lobos-Emily

Charles McCain (Charles McCain), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 17:16 (11 years ago) Permalink

Well, there's that C86 band called Emily...

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 19:25 (11 years ago) Permalink

'Emily' by Roger Whittaker - possibly the creepiest song ever committed to vinyl

doctorB, Thursday, 5 June 2003 21:05 (11 years ago) Permalink

Theme from Bagpuss "but Emily loved him"

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 5 June 2003 21:09 (11 years ago) Permalink

of montreal 'question for emily foreman'

keith (keithmcl), Thursday, 5 June 2003 22:06 (11 years ago) Permalink

"Merry Christmas, Emily" by Cracker

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 6 June 2003 17:25 (11 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
"Emmie" by the late, great Laura Nyro ( "Emily, you're the natural snow, the unstudied sea, you're a cameo " ).

Richie D, Thursday, 10 July 2003 00:11 (11 years ago) Permalink

The only one I have that hasn't been mentioned is Miss Emily by Tom Verlaine.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Friday, 11 July 2003 21:24 (11 years ago) Permalink

"Dreams of Sexual Perfection, Part 2" by the Fugs is about having sex with Emily Dickenson.

J (Jay), Friday, 11 July 2003 21:37 (11 years ago) Permalink

Palomar - Emily Song
Epic Soundtracks - Emily May
Richard Buckner - Emily Sparks
Lackloves - Emily
Of Montreal - A Question for Emily Foreman

zaxxon25 (zaxxon25), Friday, 11 July 2003 22:15 (11 years ago) Permalink

4 years pass...

hate the name emily

:(

There is also a Freedy Johnston song called "Emily."

roxymuzak, Thursday, 29 November 2007 07:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

"A Time for Emily" - The Elected

Savannah Smiles, Thursday, 29 November 2007 08:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

"Emily on A Sunday" by The Clapham Junction.

Available on this : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Peculiar-Hole-Sky-Various-Artists/dp/B00006IQEV/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1196328873&sr=8-2

Dr.C, Thursday, 29 November 2007 09:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

Emily brought confetti - Fairfield Parlour.

Or are you trying not to depress her?

(oh, he's gone by now prob)

Mark G, Thursday, 29 November 2007 09:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

well there's a song called 'emily' by joanna newsom. and it's all of 12 minutes long!

Charlie Howard, Thursday, 29 November 2007 14:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

Art Brut's 'Emily Kane' is one of their better pop tunes.

MacDara, Thursday, 29 November 2007 15:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

well there's a song called 'emily' by joanna newsom. and it's all of 12 minutes long!

-- Charlie Howard, Thursday, 29 November 2007 14:54 (40 minutes ago)

That made me cry at ATP in April. I love an Emily. MacDara OTM re 'Emily Kane' too.

Mister Craig, Thursday, 29 November 2007 15:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

Bright Eyes - Emily, Sing Something Sweet

Finefinemusic, Thursday, 29 November 2007 15:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

Emily Jean Stock--Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 29 November 2007 18:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

Deadly Syndrome - "Emily Paints"
Deleted Waveform Gatherings - "Emily Barratt's Dead"
Shocking Pinks - "Emily"
Dear Nora - "Emily"
Robert Deeble - "The Secret Life Of Emily Dickinson"

zaxxon25, Thursday, 29 November 2007 23:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

Awww Dear Nora! That's a great song.

Mister Craig, Thursday, 29 November 2007 23:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

"Emily" is a Manics song...you knew it was coming. Also, there was a band called Screaming for Emily around 1986

Morley Timmons, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

well there's a song called 'emily' by joanna newsom. and it's all of 12 minutes long!

-- Charlie Howard, Thursday, November 29, 2007 9:54 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Link

^^ This.

three handclaps, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

Thanks guys - looking for an Emily song for my father daughter dance. Thanks for the ideas!

I was named after the song "Miss Emily's Picture" by John Conlee. But it's about heartbreak so I figured it wouldn't be the best to play at my wedding...yeah.

Emily, Friday, 7 May 2010 23:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

well there's a song called 'emily' by joanna newsom. and it's all of 12 minutes long!

-- Charlie Howard, Thursday, November 29, 2007 9:54 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Link

^^ This.

― three handclaps, Tuesday, December 4, 2007 4:54 PM

came in here to post what i already posted two and a half years ago

ksh, Friday, 7 May 2010 23:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

well there's a song called 'emily' by joanna newsom. and it's all of 12 minutes long!

-- Charlie Howard, Thursday, 29 November 2007 14:54 (40 minutes ago)

That made me cry at ATP in April. I love an Emily.

I didn't see this at the time. Major AWWWWWWWS.

emil.y, Friday, 7 May 2010 23:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

I'm looking for some emily songs because i kind of like the name emily. and its my name.

Emily M, Thursday, 22 March 2012 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

EMILY BY JOANNA NEWSOM!!!

markers, Thursday, 22 March 2012 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Love Song Requiem by Trading Yesterday
Emily by From First To Last
They are my favourite emily songs

Emily M, Thursday, 22 March 2012 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

KG - "Emilie, Would You Let Me Taste Your Mouth If I Record Your Band?"

Close enough.

svend, Thursday, 22 March 2012 23:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seems like this thread is missing the Johnny Mandel and Johnny Mercer composition "Emily," title song of the film The Americanization of Emily, played at every old school jazz guitar gig ever. Here is Tony Bennett version:

Radio Boradman (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 23 March 2012 10:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Someone must have done a survey of the most-often used girls name in a song.

"Emily" would be quite high up on the list, I'm sure.

Mark G, Friday, 23 March 2012 10:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lil Wayne - A Milli

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Friday, 23 March 2012 10:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

the fairways - emily
the darlings - emily

god, the fairways were so great, when will clay hips release anything?

keythhtyek, Saturday, 24 March 2012 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

I click on this thread and the first song I thought of was Miss Emily's Picture by Jon Conlee, but I see it was mention, such a sad song.

JacobSanders, Saturday, 24 March 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink


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