Music · Trivia

UK #1 hit singles containing boys’ names (the answers)

Here are the answers to yesterday’s piece challenging you to name UK #1 hit singles containing boys’ names.

In year order:

Name Artist Song Year
Joe Frankie Laine Hey Joe 1953
Hernando Johnston Brothers Hernando’s Hideaway 1955
Mack Bobby Darin Mack The Knife 1959
Johnny John Leyton Johnny Remember Me 1961
Michael Highwaymen Michael 1961
Clyde Georgie Fame Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde 1968
Jack Rolling Stones Jumping Jack Flash 1968
Jude Beatles Hey Jude 1968
John Beatles Ballad Of John & Yoko 1969
Ernie Benny Hill Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) 1971
Vincent Don McLean Vincent 1972
Billy Paper Lace Billy Don’t Be A Hero 1974
Fernando Abba Fernando 1976
Angelo Brotherhood Of Man Angelo 1977
Figaro Brotherhood Of Man Figaro 1978
Geno Dexy’s Midnight Runners Geno 1980
Frankie Sister Sledge Frankie 1985
Amadeus Falco Rock Me Amadeus 1986
Ebeneezer Shamen Ebeneezer Goode 1992
Jesus George Michael Jesus To A Child 1996
Stan Eminem Stan 2000
David Busted Who’s David? 2004
Axel Crazy Frog Axel F 2005
Chico Chico It’s Chico Time 2006
Marvin Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor Marvin Gaye 2015

In name order:

Name Artist Song Year
Amadeus Falco Rock Me Amadeus 1986
Angelo Brotherhood Of Man Angelo 1977
Axel Crazy Frog Axel F 2005
Billy Paper Lace Billy Don’t Be A Hero 1974
Chico Chico It’s Chico Time 2006
Clyde Georgie Fame Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde 1968
David Busted Who’s David? 2004
Ebeneezer Shamen Ebeneezer Goode 1992
Ernie Benny Hill Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) 1971
Fernando Abba Fernando 1976
Figaro Brotherhood Of Man Figaro 1978
Frankie Sister Sledge Frankie 1985
Geno Dexy’s Midnight Runners Geno 1980
Hernando Johnston Brothers Hernando’s Hideaway 1955
Jack Rolling Stones Jumping Jack Flash 1968
Jesus George Michael Jesus To A Child 1996
Joe Frankie Laine Hey Joe 1953
John Beatles Ballad Of John & Yoko 1969
Johnny John Leyton Johnny Remember Me 1961
Jude Beatles Hey Jude 1968
Mack Bobby Darin Mack The Knife 1959
Marvin Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor Marvin Gaye 2015
Michael Highwaymen Michael 1961
Stan Eminem Stan 2000
Vincent Don McLean Vincent 1972

If pushed I would allow the following, but I don’t feel that Cupid is really a boy’s name, and although Jack is a boy’s name, it’s not used in that sense in Steve “Silk” Hurley’s “Jack your body”.

Name Artist Song Year
Cupid Connie Francis Stupid Cupid (double A-side with Carolina Moon) 1958
Jack Steve “Silk” Hurley Jack Your Body 1987

 

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