A few weeks ago at church with a friend a member of the Bishopbric introduced me with “…and there’s a song about her.” After which this lovely man proceeded to sing Kool & the Gang’s “Joanna” for everyone. I had the single 45 when I was little, but have no idea what happened to it. Soon afterwards when I found myself without my hard drive full of music to entertain me I went looking for the song, and every other song with my name in it. These are just the better/more interesting ones.
mp3: Kool & The Gang – Joanna
mp3: Eddy Grant – Gimme Hope Joanna (not about a girl, but Johannesburg, South Africa)
mp3: Serge Gainsbourg – Joanna (I need a translator for this. Something about a banana, and Joanna can dance. Yes, yes I can.)
mp3: Scott Walker – Joanna
mp3: Gillan – Bringing Joanna Back (I rhyme with piana!)
mp3: Moneybrother – It’s Been Hurting All the Way With You Joanna
mp3: Rod Stewart – Jo’s Lament
When I told my aunt Connie I’d done this, she was sure there were no songs about her. So I set out to prove her otherwise. There were others but they’re all instrumental. It doesn’t count if you don’t actually hear someone singing your name.
So anyone can play this game. Try out the fun.