Women have often inspired artists and musicians in their work. This is a list that includes everything from pop to rock to jazz with artists like Louis Armstrong, The Beatles, Elton John and Alt-J.
(Playlist at the bottom)

By Yasmina Khoury

The list is in no particular order.

Elton John – Bennie and the Jets

The Turtles – Eleonore

Beck – Ramona

Rod Stewart – Maggie Mae

Fanfarlo – Luna

The National – Karen

The Zutons – Valerie

The Kinks – Lola

Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes

Crosby, Still and Nash – Guinnevere

Fleet Foxes – Lorelai

Alt-J – Matilda

Belle and Sebastian – Lazy Line Painter Jane

Franz Ferdinand – Eleanor Put Your Boots On

The Beatles – Julia

Louis Armstrong – Hello, Dolly

Outkast – Ms. Jackson

Bon Iver – For Emma

The Beatles – Lovely Rita

Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen 


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