The nickname "Jenny" is a short form of the name "Jennifer", which has Cornish origins. The name means "white" or "fair" and saw a peak in popularity during the decade of the 1970s when it was the 133rd most popular name for girls. The name has become steadily less popular over the years and in 2008 it was just the 601st most popular name for girls. Because of its relative popularity, it's no surprise that there have been a ton of great songs inspired by the name "Jenny". For this playlist I have selected 15 of the very best. I have eliminated the forms "Jennifer" and "Jen" from consideration, so if you have a friend named "Jenny" this is a list you really need to pass on to her.
What's your favorite "Jenny" song?
Songs Inspired By Women Named "Jenny"
1. Jenny Jenny - Little Richard
2. 867-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone
3. Jenny Says - Cowboy Mouth
4. Photo Jenny - Belle and Sebastian
5. Jenny - Sleater-Kinney
6. My Last Song To Jenny - The Avett Brothers
7. Jenny - Stellastarr
8. Jenny And The Ess-Dog - Stephen Malkmus
9. Jenny, You're Barely Alive - Rilo Kiley
10. Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine - The Killers
11. Jenny Take A Ride - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
12. Jenny's Got A Pony - Los Lobos
13. Jenny Again - Tunng
14. Jenny Jenkins - Jerry Garcia
15. Jennie's All Right - Slaid Cleaves
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