Joseph is a really popular name. It happens to be my brother's name, my middle name, and every year it can be found in a list of the most popular baby names for boys. Joe was the 7th most popular name in 2003, but has been in losing ground each year. In 2010, the name Joseph was the 20th most popular, which is still a respectable place to be, but not as popular as it once was.
The name "Joseph" is of Hebrew origin and means "God will increase".
When I think of famous Joes in music I think of Joe Strummer, Joe Cocker, Big Joe Turner and Joey Ramone, but the name also has been featured prominently in song.
For this playlist I looked for songs that use the nickname "Joe" in the song title. I did not include songs that use "Joeseph" or "Joey" in order to keep the list concise, but if you did want to include all forms of the name you could build yourself a very long list.
What would you add?
Songs About Guys Named Joe
1. Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Hold Em Joe - Ziggy Marley
3. Joe Harper Saturday Morning - Van Morrison
4. Lookout Joe - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
5. Diamond Joe - Sam Bush
6. Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe) - Quincy Jones
7. Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex
8. Joe's Head - Kings Of Leon
9. Set 'Em Up Joe - Jamey Johnson
10. Walkaway Joe - Trisha Yearwood
11. Soap Star Joe - Liz Phair
12. Goodbye Joe - Tindersticks
13. Darryl And Joe - Run-D.M.C.
14. Ivan Meets G.I. Joe - The Clash
15. The Ghost Of Smokey Joe - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
16. Old Joe Clark - The Avett Brothers
17. Say It's Alright Joe - Genesis
18. Joe Bean - Johnny Cash
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