Famous/iconic characters from songs?
March 28, 2012 2:32 PM Subscribe
Help me compile a list of names of iconic fictional characters from popular songs. For example Jimmy Mack
, Jumpin' Jack Flash
, Maggie May
, Absolutely Sweet Marie
, Johnny B Goode
posted by unSane to Media & Arts (142 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
When I say fictional, I mean that they feel like fictional characters even if they were actually based on real people.
When I say iconic, I mean that their names are familiar and instantly bring to mind the hit song in which they feature. For example 'Lola
' is certainly an iconic song but 'Lola' the name isn't specific enough that it instantly brings the song to mind in any context. Whereas Eleanor Rigby
is unambiguously connected to the song.
The songs don't have to be eponymous (ie the song title doesn't have to be the character's name) but it's hard to think of examples where it isn't.
This is for a musical project in which I'm trying to bring a bunch of these characters together.