Top 10 Rock Songs With The Name ‘Linda’ In The Title

Top 10 Songs With The Name Linda In The Title

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Our Top 10 Songs With The Name Linda In The Title presents a list of songs that were fueled by one of the most popular baby boomer names. Everyone growing up in the 60s, 70s and 80s and beyond knew a Linda. There were many famous celebrities, from movie stars to rockers, named Linda. Who didn’t love Wonder Woman, played by Lynda Carter, or the tough as nails Linda Hamilton, who played Sarah Connor in The Terminator?  As far as rockers, was no one bigger than the iconic Linda Ronstadt or the very famous Linda McCartney? Of course, I’m sure you all have your own Lindas that were or are still very special to you. Here are ten memorable songs that feature the name Linda in the title.

# 10 – Linda Let Me Be The One

We open our Top 10 Songs With The Name Linda In The Title list with a rare Bruce Springsteen track entitled “Linda Let Me Be The One.” For years, the song was only found on bootlegs. That changed when Springsteen released the song on his Tracks Box Set in 1998. The song pays tribute to that famous Phil Spector beat that fans first heard on songs like The Ronettes “Be My Baby.” Bruce Springsteen said that when he released the Born To Run album,  it was very much inspired by the Phil Spector sound.

Read More: Top 100 Bruce Springsteen Songs

# 9 – The Lovely Linda – Paul McCartney

Continuing with our Top 10 Songs With The Name Linda In The Title list, we present a sentimental favorite with Paul McCartney’s sweet “The Lovely Linda.” This is a really short one. In fact, it is one of the shortest songs we have ever placed on one of our music lists. It is less than a minute long. “The Lovely Linda” was released on Paul McCartney’s first solo album, entitled McCartney.

Read More: Top 10 Paul McCartney Songs

# 8 – Long Legged Linda – Status Quo

In the number eight spot on our Top 10 Songs With The Name Linda In The Title list is a really rocking jam by the band Statius Quo called “Long Legged Linda.” The song was released on the album entitled If You Can’t Stand the Heat…. The album was released in 1978. The band at the time featured Francis Rossi on guitar and vocals, Rick Parfitt on rhythm guitar and vocals, Alan Lancaster on bass and vocals, and John Coghlan on drums.

Read More: Top 10 Status Quo Songs

# 7 – Twistin’ With Linda – The Isley Brothers

In the number seven position on our Top 10 Songs With The Name Linda In The Title list is the Isley Brothers’ old-school energetic song “Twistin’ With Linda.” The song was released in 1962 and became part of the Twisting craze started by Chubby Checker. I love the section in the middle of the song when the Isley Brothers start building harmonies on the five chord that they used so wonderfully in their song “Twist And Shout.”

Read More: Top 10 Isley Brothers Songs

# 6 – Oh Linda – Gordon Lightfoot

Landing in the number six spot on our Top 10 Songs With The Name Linda In The Title list, we present the classic Gordon Lightfoot song “Oh Linda.” The song was released on Gordon Lightfoot’s debut album entitled Lightfoot!  The album was released in 1966. The album featured the musicians Gordon Lightfoot on guitar, piano, and vocals, David Rea on guitar, Bruce Langhorne on guitar and Bill Lee on bass.

# 5 – Legend of a Girl Child Linda – Donovan

At the halfway point on our Top 10 Songs With The Name Linda In The Title list we go back to the time of Donovan. Do you remember how popular Donovan was in the late 1960s? The song entitled ‘Legend Of A Girl Child Linda.”  The song was issued on the album Sunshine Superman. The album was released in 1966. It featured a young Jimmy Page at the time.

Read More: Top 10 Donovan Songs

# 4 – Linda

At the number four spot on our Top 10 Songs With The Name Linda In The Title list, we present the only one-worded song on this list simply titled “Linda.” There were a lot of choices to pick from because there are so many one-word titled Linda songs in music history. We decided to go with the Jan & Dean classic called “Linda.” The song was released on the album entitled Jan & Dean Take Linda Surfin.’ The album was released in 1963 It was the first single released from the album. The song hit the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twenty eight.

Read More: Top 10 Jan & Dean Songs

# 3 – Linda Lou – Foghat

There is nothing like adding a little Foghat to any list. It feels good to present a Foghat recording on our Top 10 Songs With The Name Linda In The Title list. Foghat’s cover of “Linda Lou” was released on the album Zig-Zag Walk. The album was released in 1983. The band is smoking on this one, as they usually were on any track they released. Foghat at the time consisted of Dave Peverett on lead and backing vocals and rhythm guitar, Erik Cartwright on lead guitar and slide guitar, Eli Jenkins on bass, backing vocals, and keyboards, and our friend Roger Earl on drums.

Read More: Roger Earl: The ClassicRockHistory.com Interview

# 2 – Slow Down Linda – Eric Clapton

Just off the top spot on our Top 10 Songs With The Name Linda In The Title list, we have some fun with one of the greatest guitar players in history. Yes, that’s right, we are talking about Eric Clapton. One of our favorites of his was the boogie rocking blues infused track “Slow Down Linda.”  The song was released on the album entitled Money and Cigarettes. The album was released in 1983. This was a very underrated Clapton album. The legendary Tom Dowd produced it. It featured some of the all-time great musicians, such as Albert Lee, Ry Cooder, Peter Solley, Donald Dunn, Roger Hawkins, Chuck Kirkpatrick, and John Sambataro.

# 1 – Linda Paloma – Jackson Browne

We close out our Top 10 Songs With The Name Linda In The Title list with the heartwarming Jackson Browne song entitled “Linda Paloma.” It just felt right to end our list with this one. The song was released on our favorite Jackson Browne album entitled The Pretender. The beautiful guitar sounds were performed by Roberto Gutierrez, who played the guitarrón on the track. The album was released in 1976.

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