My Top Ten Color Songs

I’ve been meaning to do this list for a while but there are just SO many songs with colors in the title. I decided to not go overboard like when I did My Top Ten Devil & Hell Songs and spent ages making sure I hadn’t missed any favorites with “Devil” or “Hell” in the title. There are too many color songs (or colour in the UK – I wish autocorrect would stop correcting me) so I’ve not spent ages doing an exhaustive list and am sure I’ve missed a favorite that’ll have me kicking myself.

However, there are too many to narrow it down to only ten so I’ll count down from 20 to my favorite. And, okay – I have honorable mentions too. Sorry! 😉 But I’ve still left out loads of songs. Would love to hear what other Color Songs are the favorites of fellow bloggers!

Here are My Top Ten Songs With Colors In The Title (based, of course, on how much I like the song):

My Top 20:

20. Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones
19. Red Alert by Basement Jaxx
18. Rainbow Connection by Kermit
17. Black History Month by Death From Above 1979
16. Little Black Submarines by The Black Keys
15. White Unicorn by Wolfmother
14. Blackbird by The Beatles
13. Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
12. Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix
11. White Room by Cream

My Top Ten:

10. Back In Black by AC/DC

9. Crimson And Clover by Tommy James & The Shondells

8. Pretty In Pink by The Psychedelic Furs

7. Mr Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra

6. Blue Monday by New Order

5. Fade To Black by Metallica

4. Rainbow In The Dark by Dio

3. Red Rain by Peter Gabriel

2. Golden Years by David Bowie

1. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath

By the way – I already had the argument with the hubby on if “Rainbow” could be included or not. As always, I won. It’s my blog, after all. 😉 I’ll now do my best to not list 1,000 honorable mentions…

Honorable Mentions:

– Green Onions by Booker T. & The M.G.’s
– White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It) by Grandmaster & Melle Mel
– Fool’s Gold by The Stone Roses
– Fade To Grey by Visage
– Subterranean Homesick Blues by Bob Dylan
White Wedding by Billy Idol
– Black by Pearl Jam
– Golden Brown by The Stranglers
Green Hell by Misfits
– Gold Lion by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
– Violet by Hole
White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane
– Colours by Donovan (also, Turquoise & Mellow Yellow…)

57 thoughts on “My Top Ten Color Songs

  1. What, no Lady in Red by Chris De’Burgh?! Haha 😉

    Nice list 🙂 I looove Golden Brown, Fool’s Gold, White Wedding and Blue Monday!!!

    I also love Blue Moon (The Marcels do a fab version but any version is great really) and Little Green Bag. Oh and White Christmas by The Drifters!!!

    • Why thank you! 😉 Yeah, that was one of many more that I had as an honorable mention but I had to trim the list down. Far too many to choose from! Also like A Whiter Shade Of Pale. 🙂

  2. Cool concept of a post, and some great songs on there, too. Off the top of my head, I’d include Silver, Blue and Gold by Bad Company, Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden, the Joan Jett cover of Crimson and Clover, and Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen.

    • Hey!! How have you been?? Not seen you around in a while. 🙂 Hahaha! Are you just a really big fan of the Queen song? 😉 Seems like your kind of song! Black Hole Sun was originally one of many honorable mentions – I figured I had to trim the list down a little bit in order to not be TOO annoying. But it was really hard to cut so many out!

      • Ha! This is true… Okay – I just searched Queen albums online to see if there were album tracks I didn’t know with colors in the titles. There are!! The March of the Black Queen, White Man & My Melancholy Blues. Damn – I don’t know those! I suck at being a Queen fan.

  3. You do have it covered. No argument with your number one pick. I would add:
    My Little Red Book-Love
    Black Is Black-Los Bravos
    Black Betty-Ramjam
    She’s A Rainbow-Rolling Stones
    White Punks On Dope-Tubes
    Ramblin’ Rose-MC5
    A Touch Of Grey-Grateful Dead
    A Whiter Shade Of Pale-Procol Harum
    Runnin’ Blue-Boz Scaggs
    Black Magic Woman-Santana

    • I love when people add more to these lists! 🙂 I only had some of yours on my working list. I had: Black Betty, Touch Of Grey, Whiter Shade Of Pale & Black Magic Woman. Not sure I know the rest – I’ll have to YouTube them. 🙂 It was so hard to narrow this list down – I cut out loads!

  4. Good post! 🙂

    Glad “Yellow” by Coldplay is not on there… 😉 but “Yellow Submarine” could have been on there instead! 😛

    I would have select as additional titles :

    Black Night – Deep Purple
    Silver Machine – Hawkwind
    How Blue Can You Get? – BB King
    Red House – Jimi Hendrix
    My White Bicycle – Nazareth/Tomorrow
    White Queen (As It Began) – Queen
    March Of The Black Queen – Queen
    Green Circles – Small Faces
    Green Tambourine – Lemon Pipers
    Black Veils Of Melancholy – Status Quo
    16th Century Greensleeves – Rainbow
    Woman In Black – Uriah Heep
    Black Cherry – Goldfrapp
    Blue Suede Shows – Carl Perkins/Elvis Presley
    Little Red Rooster – Howlin’ Wolf/Rolling Stones
    Orange Crush – R.E.M

    I think I’ll stop there… 😉

    • Coldplay isn’t allowed on my blog!!!!!!! 😉 As for The Beatles, I love them so they’re represented by Blackbird since I actually hate Yellow Submarine. Lol. YES! I love that a couple people have added more. Of yours, I did have these on my working list: Silver Machine, Black Cherry, Blue Suede Shoes & Orange Crush. So you have loads I didn’t think of! I’ve not even heard of a lot of those but thanks for reminding me of Green Tambourine – I like that one. 🙂

  5. What’s wrong with Coldplay? I don’t really care for Yellow, but Violet Hill is a great song! I also really like “Black or White” by Michael Jackson, “Behind These Hazel Eyes” by Kelly Clarkson, “Fields of Gold” by Sting, “The Real Folk Blues” by Seatbelts, and (since you say rainbows count) both “Rainbow High” and “Rainbow Tour” from the musical Evita. Great idea for a list, by the way!

    • Thanks! 🙂 Hehe. Well…. I just don’t like Coldplay. 😉 Fields Of Gold almost got an honorable mention, though! I had loads that I had to cut out to not have a huge list. Never heard of Seatbelts, though!

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