Songs Named After Women, Ukrainian Musician Serge Tiagnyriadno & RIP Timmy Thomas


Female characters, whether real or fictional, are often at the center of great music. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs named after women. They also hear selections from the production staff and bid farewell to “Why Can’t We Live Together” singer Timmy Thomas. Plus, an interview with Ukrainian musician Serge Tiagnyriadno about his life making music in Kyiv amidst the Russian war in Ukraine.  

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Serge Tiagnyriadno


Ukrainian musician Serge Tiagnyriadno joins the show from Kyiv and talks about his cover of Lou Reed's “Perfect Day” and why he made it in the midst of the war.

Songs Named After Women

Jim and Greg are joined by their production staff to share great songs named after women.


  • Shocking Blue, "Venus"
  • Dolly Parton, "Jolene"
  • De La Soul, "Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa"
  • Material Issue, "Valerie Loves Me"
  • OutKast, "Rosa Parks"


  • Laura Branigan, "Gloria"
  • Roxanne Shanté, "Roxanne's Revenge"
  • Lyres, "Help You Ann"
  • Magnetic Fields, "Josephine"
  • Velvet Underground, "Candy Says"

Production Staff

  • Sol - Seeing Double, "Leah"
  • Alex - First Aid Kit, "Emmylou"
  • Mary - Brittany Howard, "Georgia"
  • Andrew - Unrest, "Cath Carroll"



Greg pays tribute to keyboardist Timmy Thomas by playing his hit single “Why Can’t We Live Together.”

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