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April 8, 2014 by Suzi

Good Grief, it’s spelled Suzi
So my father picked out this name, and of course they used a rare spelling. Here’s a few versions: Suzie, Susie, Suzy. No, it’s not a ton, but enough that nobody spells it right. So basically nobody ever spells my name right, which I’m totally used to. (Because nobody could spell my last name either)
Now people like to spell names a hundred different ways, but that wasn’t as common to do that when I was younger. So here are some songs with my name in them.

Suzie Q by Creedence Clearwater Revival – Yes, I’ve gotten called Suzie Q many times. There were a few people that used it often, and no, it’s never bothered me, but I still hear it every once in a while.


Crocodile Rock by Elton John – Another Suzie. I like this song too, and it’s a good song to dance to. Remember when rock was fun, me and Suzie had so much fun…

Wake Up Little Susie by the Everly Brothers – This song is from the 50s, and it makes me wonder if it was a little risque back then. It’s about Susie who fell asleep at her boyfriend’s and it’s now it’s early morning, and they’re gonna get in trouble. Of course when someone brought ups this song, it was usually accompanied with a joke.

Do you have any songs that feature your name?


  1. People usually tend to struggle with the pronunciation of my name but I can see why, so I just gently correct them.

    There’s an old rock song by Winger called “Madeleine” (or something like that) and an oldie called “Paddling Madeline Home” (I think) that people of a certain age like to tell me about. :)

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  2. There are two “Amanda” songs that I’m familiar with, and then of course Barry Manilow’s “Mandy.” (My best friend and a handful of family members do call me Mandy.)

    I had an eighth-grade teacher who used to sing the Waylon Jennings “Amanda” whenever I walked into the classroom. Nowadays someone would sue or something, right? Call it harassment?

  3. Kyra Lennon says:

    I’m pretty sure there aren’t any songs with Kyra in – but I would love it if there was!

  4. John Holton says:

    Two come immediately to mind:

    “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry and Lord only knows how many others

    “Big John” by Jimmy Dean

    Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge!


  5. Family members called me Susie when I was growing up, and they’re about the only people I’d allow to do so. Some people call me Sue, but I HATE it (with apologies to everyone who likes being called by the abbreviation).

    I loved ‘Crocodile Rock’, too, but I always thought that in the ‘Wake Up, Little Susie’ song, Susie and her boyfriend fell asleep at the movie theatre…?

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