The Late Movies: Songs About Girls Named Jenny

Erica Palan

Based on a reader suggestion—after Songs About Guys Named Johnny and the readers' choice version—we've got a quick round-up of songs about girls named Jenny. Did we leave off your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

Jenny Was a Friend of Mine

This song by the Killers is about a girl named Jenny who was murdered. Some say it is reminiscent of the 1986 murder of Jennifer Levin.

Jenny From the Block

Jennifer Lopez insists that money and fame haven't changed her in this autobiographical song from 2002.

Jenny Jenkins

Jerry Gracia played this tune about a girl named Jenny Jenkins with David Grisman.


Alex Call, one of the writers of this song, has said, "There is no Jenny."

Jenny Jenny

Little Richard sang this upbeat, boogie-woogie love song and it was one of his earliest successes.

Jenny Take a Ride

Mitch Rider and the Detroit Wheels recorded this song in 1965. It's since been covered by many artists, including Bruce Springsteen who sings it as part of his "Detroit Medley."