Okay, so my brush with Jack Nicholson was no more than directions to the nearest bathroom. It’s still Jack, come on!
None of the songs in my library are about that Jack, but I have plenty of Jack songs. Here are a few:
“Happy Jack,” The Who.
“Jack O’ Diamonds,” Odetta.
“The Jack,” AC/DC.
“Hit the Road Jack,” Ray Charles.
“Half Jack,” The Dresden Dolls.
“Jack in the Green,” Jethro Tull.
“Jack of All Parades,” Elvis Costello.
“Jack the Ripper,” Link Wray.
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If I had to pick my least favorite Who and AC/DC songs, “Happy Jack” and “The Jack” would be my picks. I’ve never liked those songs. “Hit the Road Jack” is a great one, and I also like Mellencamp’s little ditty, so I don’t think it’s the name Jack. Weird, but my skin almost crawls when I hear “Happy Jack”.