Guessing Game: Match the Famous Lady to the Song She Inspired


In case you haven’t noticed, men write a lot of songs about women. And, often, famous men write songs about the famous women in their lives. Hence Michael Heatley and Frank Hopkinson’s new book The Girl in the Song: The True Stories Behind 50 Rock Classics. The Daily News has pulled out some of the most interesting songs and the ladies who inspired them — but don’t read their list until you play our game, which challenges you to guess who inspired 10 great rock tracks, including those mentioned in the article. Check your answers by highlighting the black boxes below the song titles.

Bob Dylan – “It Ain’t Me Babe” Inspiration: Joan Baez

The Rolling Stones – “Angie” Inspiration: Angela Bowie

Leonard Cohen – “Chelsea Hotel No. 2” Inspiration: Janis Joplin

The Kinks – “Lola” Inspiration: Candy Darling

Nirvana – “Drain You” Inspiration: Tobi Vail (of Bikini Kill)

Neil Diamond – “Sweet Caroline” Inspiration: Caroline Kennedy

The Velvet Underground – “Femme Fatale” Inspiration: Edie Sedgwick

Billy Joel – “Uptown Girl” Inspiration: Elle Macpherson

Peter Gabriel – “In Your Eyes” Inspiration: Rosanna Arquette

The Beatles (George Harrison) – “Something” Inspiration: Patti Boyd