27: A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash

NeilTop 30 - Girls Names

Entered Top 40s: 6 August 1969
Entry Point: 39
Highest Chart: 2
Weeks In: 17
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I guess you could argue that, in the context of this song, Sue isn’t a girl’s name. But we’re going to run with its conventional use and declare it so.

Johnny Cash had many, many hits on the country charts but only crossed the line into the pop charts a few times towards the end of the 1960’s. By this stage, Cash had become famous for his performances in prison and this track was actually recorded live during one of those performances – in San Quentin State Prison in California.

It’s a bit of fun and deserves to be recognised here.