Songs 20+ Great Songs About the Name James  

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List Rules Songs must have the name James in the title.

Songs with a person's name in the title are quite common, but for this list we're only ranking the best songs about people named James. Do you have a favorite James song? We want you to vote for your favorite songs about James, whether it's a country song about someone named James, a James rock song, or anything in between. You can even add a song to the list if it's not already here, as long as it's a song with James in the title or lyrics.

Some of the songs featured below include "Sweet Baby James" by James Taylor, "James Dean" by Eagles, and "Jimmy James" by Beastie Boys. Vote up your favorites to help them move higher on the list, and downvote any James songs that you have heard and don't like.
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James Taylor, Carole King

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16 7
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Eagles

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9 3
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Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

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11 5
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Beastie Boys

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8 3
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9 4
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6 1
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Bruce Springsteen

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7 3
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Green Day

9
6 2
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Glen Campbell

10
7 4
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Oasis

11
7 4
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They Might Be Giants

12
5 2
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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

13
5 2
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Cage the Elephant

14
4 1
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Joan Baez

15
4 1
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Brad Paisley

16
6 4
James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 20+ Great Songs About the Name James
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17
4 2
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The White Stripes

18
3 1
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The Bangles

19
2 0
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Hilary Duff

20
2 0
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11 10
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Carly Simon

22
3 2
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Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson, Anal Mucus

23
2 1
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Bonnie Tyler

24
2 1
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2 1
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Bob Seger

26
2 1
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Warren Zevon

27
1 0
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James Brown

28
1 0
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They Might Be Giants

29
1 0
Rick James is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 20+ Great Songs About the Name James
Nelly, T.I.

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1 0
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Scarface

31
1 0
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Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and His Savoy Ballroom Five

32
2 2
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Goo Goo Dolls

33
2 2
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N*E*R*D

34
2 2
Reuben James is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 20+ Great Songs About the Name James
Kenny Rogers

35
1 1
Jesse James is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 20+ Great Songs About the Name James
Pete Seeger, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ed McCurdy

36
1 1
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Joe Cocker

37
1 1
Jumping for James is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 20+ Great Songs About the Name James
Quincy Jones, The Jones Boys

38
1 1
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Bobby Bland

39
1 1
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Eric Burdon & the Animals

40
1 1
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Van Morrison

41
0 0
That Old King James is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 20+ Great Songs About the Name James
Scotty McCreery

42
0 0
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43
0 0
If I'm James Dean, You're Audr... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 20+ Great Songs About the Name James

44
0 0
St. James is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 20+ Great Songs About the Name James
Avenged Sevenfold

45
0 0
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Fleet Foxes

46
0 0
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Conway Twitty

47
0 0
St. James Infirmary is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 20+ Great Songs About the Name James

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0 0
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49
0 0
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Dion DiMucci

50
0 0
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