Caroline, Caroline, Caroline

I'm left to wonder, why are there so many songs about Carolines? I mean, it's not that common of a name, is it? I know one Caroline. No, wait, two. Maybe three if you count an ex-girlfriend of a friend that I'm not even sure that I actually met.

But meanwhile, you've got Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline, Outkast's Roses (which, of course, include the lyrics, "Caroline... she's the reason for the word bitch,") and I just heard a song by Big Head Todd and the Monsters called Caroline. In fact, it may come as a surprise to learn that Yahoo radio has a list of 444 songs with "Caroline" in the title. (Well, some are repeats, but still, that's a lot, and that's not every song with Caroline in the lyrics.)

There are so many other lovely ladies' names, yet Carolines get all of the musical attention.

Why is that?

29 comments:

  1. And, of course, there's always "Caroline" by Concrete Blonde...

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    1. god been looking for this song all night thank u u have no idea lol

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  2. We're just awesome that way. My favorite is Caroline by Charlie Dentel.

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  3. hey my names caroline and i get ever1 i know singin sweet caroline to me its soooooooooooooo annoying!!!but roses by outkast made it a bit bearable.so next time your tallking to a caroline dont sing to them it only annoys them!

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  4. I was named after 'Sweet Caroline'! I love that song, and everyone sings it to me too!
    My favourite Caroline song has to be 'Caroline, No' by The Beach Boys. Listen to the lyrics... that song actually changed my life!

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  5. Hey my names caroline 2. My fav song is lemar 'caroline'. I used to get so annoyed when everybody used 2 sing sweet caroline!!! xx

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  6. hELLO, i AM ALSO A cAROLINE AND HAVE NOTICED THE HUGE AMOUNT OF SONGS ABOUT US GIRLIES, i AGREE WITH THE BEACH BOYS CAROLINE NO, THE BEST CAROLINE SONG, I ALSO LIKE CAROLINE YES, BY CHARLOTTE HATHERLY.
    AND YES, EVERYONE ALSO SINGS SWEET CAROLINE AT ME, V ANNOYING AND OH CAROLINA BY SHAGGY!!!!

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  7. hey im caroline, i joined a facebook group called all the sweet carolines... i hate when ppl sing outkast roses to me! ive only heard a couple caroline songs, ill have to try to find some of those that were listed

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  8. Im a Caroline too! I hate the bit when ppl sing to me "shes the reason for the word BITCH" and emphasis it, its like hello please dont talk to me! Im not keen on the song by lemar its quite cringy! Ive never really thought about my name to be honest but I think its quite a cool name!! only wen ppl dont sing it to you. p.s Sweet caroline was sung to me by my teacher cos she knew it pissed me off god i hate that woman! pps btw wot r ppl's nicknames? i get called caz! xxxx

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  9. My favorite "Caroline" song is Pretty in Pink by the Psychodelic Furs. Yes, it is about a girl named Caroline.

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  10. Hi, I'm Caroline! A 20yr old Melbourner (Australia). I think that I was named after Princess Caroline of Monaco, due to my French ancestry.

    I so sympathize, I always get that 'Roses' song. And, there's a suburb called 'Caroline Springs' in Melbourne and, so, I get 'Springs'. The song 'Sweet Caroline' I got when I was younger, when Neil Diamond was still famous and from older people.

    And Caroline, rhymes with alot. Like, Madeleine, Washline, Mighty effing fine.

    I heard that there's a 'Shirley' club for the Shirleys, this must be as close to one for Caroline's.

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  11. im named after sweet caroline too! and i have a theory, i think the reason that caroline is used in so many songs is that it is one of the few girls names that has three syllables! any views

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  12. Hello, am also a Caroline and have recently discovered that there is also a song about Caroline by Kate Nash... it's called "Caroline's a victim!" What makes this song 10 times worse is that she repeats the line over and over again! Check it out on Youtube.

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  13. hi! i'm a caroline too, as most of these comments. i don't know any other carolines which does make you wonder why there are so many songs about them, the new one "Caroline's a victim" is the most recent song, but the one everyone sings is the line: "Caroline...she's the reason for the word BITCH!" not the nicest of comments.
    but Being a Caroline is great!

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  14. I'm also Caroline & the day i got married ''sweet Caroline'' was played @ least 5 times!!!! Have been called Caz, Carrie, Connie, Cars... love Lemars' song Caroline.Can ppl sing that 2 me instead!!

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  15. my names caroine too everyone always sings sweet caroline to me its soooooo annoying.

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  16. Hahahahaha...another Caroline at the end of the keyboard...French one and yes all the previous songs i know them, one way or an other have listen to them at least once, or by people singing it, thinking they are really clever or i'm going to be amused about it...but hey people stop being annoying....it is just a pain...and honestly all the Caroline I know, do not need this, they already know the song and also their Name...great one....

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  17. Subterraneans by David Bowie anyone???

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  18. HI.. I'm Caroline!! I actually think its cute when people sing Sweet Caroline to me because my dad always did. I wasn't named after the song, just got lucky because my mom's name was Carole.
    One time I went on a first date and the guy had made me a CD of all Caroline songs. I thought that was cute! Too bad, he STILL didn't get any though put nice effort on his behalf! Props to that! ( :

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  19. haha im also a Caroline, and like everyone else I hate that roses song, or when people sing Sweet Caroline to me...like ive never heard that before geez....
    but i have to admit when i am drunk and at a party and Sweet Caroline comes on? i get so excited its not even funny haha i run around screaming "THATS MY NAME!!!"

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  20. Yeah, Subterraneans! Bowie ROCKS! I always thought that was a breakup song

    SHARE BRIGHT FAILING STAR -- Bowie sings of a fellow who had a bright, shining relationship that was very important in his life that is now going sour.

    CAROLINE, CAROLINE, CAROLINE, CAROLINE -- Yes, the lady the guy loves is named CAROLINE, and he calls out to her departing back as she walks toward the bus depos or subway station

    RIDING THERE SURELY, SURELY, SURELY ON -- Caroline is riding the bus or subway, slowly and surely moving on with her life and out of the life of Our Hero

    Also, Thomas Dolby (another talented gent) has a song called RADIO SILENCE, which mentions a lady named -- yep, Caroline

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  21. You HAVE to listen to Caroline by SugarPlum Fairy, Its one of the few songs that just make you go awwww...

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  22. hi, i am also caroline, from belgium. there is a lovely song fro mc solar (a french rapper) caroline, and sue jorge (brazilian singer) carolina. also the song from mel c carolina is nice

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  23. My names Caroline, and it is the best name : ) the only thing I hate is when people try to shorten my name, but I like Sweet Caroline because one of my close friends used to sing it to me before they were killed : (

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  24. Hahah well of course my name is Caroline and i absolutely despise it when people start singing Roses!!
    And when i was younger it was Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond ((i got so sick of it))or Caroline No by the Beach Boys...
    and then of course, Subterraneans.
    oohhh and A Woman Going Crazy Down Caroline Street! i just loved that cause im so hyper lol
    HA now i wanna look up all these songs... thanks!! :-)

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  25. its because we're better than everyone else, duh!

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  26. We named our daughter Caroline for several reasons:
    The song by Neil Diamond
    None we knew was named Caroline
    Classy people: Caroline Kennedy, Princess Caroline

    She is now 12 and loves to hear people singing Sweet Caroline. I really like the song by Concrete Blonde, too.

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  27. Guys in the hallways that know the song roses from oukast, sing the lyrics to me. I don't really care though. I just smile. And my best friend's favorite song is Sweet Caroline from Neil Dimond. He always love to sing the song to me. So far i know every word in that song because we sing it all the time in homeroom.

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  28. YES! i thought i was the only one! Caroline.. soo uncommon these days. haha you guys rule!! Bigg Head Todd and The Monsters, and Jad Fair and Daniel Johnston!

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