The Most Comprehensive List of Songs About Laura… Ever

So many singers have crooned over her in the last sixty years. What’s the deal with this globetrotting vixen, Laura?

Maybe this will help us find out…

TV Girl — “Laura” (2013)

“And I know you’re from another planet, and you’re crazy as a loon.”

Bat for Lashes — “Laura” (2012)

“You’ll be famous for longer than them. Your name is tattooed on every boy’s skin.”

Girls – “Laura” (2009)

“You’ve been a bitch, I’ve been an ass.”

Flogging Molly — “Laura” (2006)

“And after this song, your spirit lives on. Though your not around you’ll never be gone.”

Jan Smit — “Laura” (2005)

“Ooh Laura, een leven vol verdriet al haar vrienden lopen buiten. Maar voor Laura geldt dat niet.”

Scissor Sisters – “Laura” (2004)

“Won’t you just tell Cincinnati, I’m gonna need your love.”

Jean Leloup (1989)

“Laura, Laura, Laura, dis-le-moi, où tu l’as trouvée ta mini-jupe.”

Johnny Hallyday – “Laura” (1986)

“Laura, y a tant d’hommes que je ne suis pas.”

Nick Heyward – “Laura” (1985)

“I’ve been avoiding all of your phone calls, I’m better off without you.”

Billy Joel — “Laura” (1982)

“Laura loves me, even if I don’t care.”

Jorge Goulart – “Laura” (1957)

“Ô Laura, como é linda a vida! Ô Laura, como é grande o amor!”

Versions of “Laura (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got)” (1967) by Leon Ashley

“You took an awful chance to be with another man. So tell me what he’s got that I ain’t got.”

Brian Gale (2006)

Kenny Rogers (1976)

The Newbeats (1969)

Tom Jones (1968)

Floyd Cramer (1968)

James Burton & Ralph Mooney (1968)

David Houston (1968)

Tommy Collins (1967)

Claude King (1967)

Brook Benton (1967)

Frankie Laine (1967)

Leon Ashley [original] (1967)

Versions of Laura (1944) film theme song by David Raksin and Johnny Mercer

“She gave your very first kiss to you, that was Laura, but she’s only a dream.”

Saginaw Society (2022)

Carly Simon (1997)

Bert Kaempfert and his orchestra (1965)

Ella Fitzgerald ft. Nelson Riddle and his orchestra (1964)

Johnny Mathis (1964)

André Previn (1963)

Ray Conniff (1958)

Frank Sinatra (1957)

Jackie Gleason (1955)

Nat King Cole [instrumental] (1952)

Erroll Garner (1951)

Stan Kenton with vocal ensemble (1951)

Woody Herman and his orchestra (1945)

Johnnie Johnston (1945)

Freddy Martin [instrumental] (1945)

Dick Haymes (1945)

And, yes, because you made it all the way to the (near) bottom of this silly article… You get this odd televised treat.

Robert Goulet (no clue, but this is amazing)

*Bonus: Gregory Porter – “Hey Laura” (2013)

“Won’t you lie to me and make me believe that you’re in love with me.”

*Bonus: Eric Chenaux – “Say Laura” (2022)

“Say Laura, can the moon slow love in the world?”

Hope you’ve enjoyed this list. I have no idea why you wouldn’t have.

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