Songs with _________ Your _______ Titles

Christmas is the season when emptiness is filled, only to be emptied again just a few weeks afterward. Empty stockings over fireplaces are stuffed with goodies; empty evergreens become filled with tinsel and ornaments; and gift tags with empty spaces are completed with names after the prepositions to and for.

Those blanks to be filled remind one of song titles that could fill the blanks before and after the word “your.” Here are ten of the most familiar, including one from a former Beatle.

“What’s Your Name?” By Lynyrd Skynyrd: singing the chorus aloud today might get you arrested for propositioning a minor, but the Southern rock legends turned it into a smash hit back in the 1970s.

“Rock Your Baby” by George Mccrae: “Woman, take me in your arms” the R&B singer requests in the chorus of this Top Ten single from the mid 70s.

“For Your Love” by the Yardbirds: The band had more influence than hits, but this psychedelic single has endured as its most well-known song.

“Deliver Your Children” by Paul McCartney and Wings: London Town was probably Sir Paul’s best post-Beatles work, and this country-tinged ballad is the album’s highlight.

“Shake Your Booty” by K.C. And the Sunshine Band: The disco band had many chart-toppers, but none of them were as memorable as this dance classic.

“In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel: So is too simple a title for a complex album that features delightful tunes like this single from the ex-Genesis front man.

“Mind Your Manors” by the Minor Leagues: Ben Walpole and his Cincinnati-based indie band have inexplicably been denied national stardom, thus depriving music lovers the chance to hear great tunes like this one from Mail Order Brides.

“Follow Your Heart” by Thompson Twins: The new wave pop band is best remembered for “Hold Me Now” and “Lies,” but this tune still outshines anything on the trio’s greatest hits compilations.

“Take Your Time” by Buddy Holly: The leader of the crickets offers good advice on this catchy hit; it seems almost unfair that he did not get more time before that fatal plane crash.

“I’m Your Man” by Leonard Cohen: The legendary folk artist continues to be one of the most influential songwriters, ranking near the Bacharachs, the Berlins, and the Dylans.

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