11 Women Who Got Shafted By The Famous Songs Written About Them

They’re great songs. But these chicks will never live them down.

1. Maggie in “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart

Why: How is Maggie ever going to crash Spring Break and find a new boy-toy now that Rod has ousted her as a needy cougar?

Lyrics that kills: The morning sun when it’s in your face really shows your age.

2. Janie in “Janie’s Got a Gun” by Aerosmith

Why: Janie actually put herself through school and has a PhD in women’s studies, but now she will only ever be remembered for one thing: having a gun. She’ll never get tenure anywhere.

Lyric that kills: Now everybody is on the run, because Janie’s got a gun.

3. Betty in “Black Betty” by Ram Jam

Why: The whole world thinks her last name is Bam-Ba-Lam.

Lyric that kills: Black Betty had a child (Bam-Ba-Lam), the damn thing gone wild.

4. Sally in “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett

Why: Sally just wanted to take her new car for a spin, why is everyone talking about her feet all of a sudden?

Lyric that kills: I guess you got to put your flat feet on the ground.

5. Eleanor in “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles

Why: Who even is this woman? She’s picking up rice at a wedding, she’s keeping faces in jars, she’s clearly insane. And now everyone knows it.

Lyric that kills: Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name. Nobody came.

6. Eileen in “Come On Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners

Why: Eileen is the subject of one of the most-sung songs ever, and no one knows why, because no one has any idea what they’re saying.

Lyric that kills: ??????

7. Girl in “Lullaby” by Shawn Mullins

Why: This chick needs anti-depressants, not a lullaby.

Lyric that kills: Even her smile looks like a frown.

8. Billie Jean in “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

Why: She’s the world’s most infamous would-be baby momma.

Lyric that kills: Billie Jean is not my lover, she’s just a girl who claims that I am the one.

9. Roxanne in “Roxanne” by The Police

Why: Roxanne told her friends and family that she was a receptionist in a dental office. The truth is out now.

Lyric that kills: You don’t care if it’s wrong or if it’s right.

10. Natalie in “Believe Me Natalie” by The Killers

Why: Natalie just wants to dance, this is getting really dramatic really fast.

Lyric that kills: Listen, Natalie, this is your last chance.

11. Rebel in “Rebel, Rebel” by David Bowie

Why: Her mom doesn’t even know her gender.

Lyric that kills: Rebel, rebel, your face is a mess.

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