Colors always play a special part in describing moods and can really set the tone of a song.  This morning we’re asking you to come up with classic hits that mention a color in the title! Check out our top ten so far and add your colorful tune to the list!

1. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm]: “Yellow Submarine” — The cheerful tune to accompany the undersea submarine adventure always puts a smile across our face.

2.[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Santana[/lastfm]: “Black Magic Woman” — One of Santana’s many classic hits about a mysterious ‘black magic woman.’

3. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elvis Presley[/lastfm]: “Blue Suede Shoes” — Elvis took this Carl Perkins rockabilly hit to a whole other hip-shakin’ level!

4. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Van Morrison[/lastfm]: “Brown Eyed Girl” — Who doesn’t love a brown-eyed girl?

5. Joni Mitchell: “Big Yellow Taxi” — Joni Mitchell’s wrote this classic hit after her first visit to Hawaii when she spotted a parking lot among the island scenery. It’s known for raising environmental concern with lyrics like “They paved paradise to put up a parking lot.”

6. Rolling Stones: “Brown Sugar” — Mick Jagger wrote this single about his secret girlfriend and mother of his first child, Marsha Hunt.

7. Elton John: “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” — Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin wrote this song with imagery taken from The Wizard Of Oz.

8. Booker T & The MG’s: “Green Onions” — This funky instrumental also shows up on our top ten all time greatest instrumentals!

9. Tommy James and the Shondells: “Crimson and Clover” — This single sold over 5½ million copies, making it Tommy James and the Shondells’ best-selling song of their career.

10. Jimi Hendrix: “Purple Haze”– Jimi insists this psychedelic song is just another love song and doesn’t reference drugs.

Comments (15)
  1. Dixie says:

    Red Rubber Ball

  2. Trevor says:

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  3. Kim Hurtado says:

    How about Black is Black and Black Velvet,youknow what they say!!!

  4. john bushenell says:


  5. Butch says:

    Blue Velvet by Bobby Vinton

  6. Latanya says:

    Great list.

    How about “Paint It Black”? “Tangerine”?

  7. Lorrie says:

    I enjoyed singing “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” for you this morning 😉
    I know, I know, don’t quit my day job 🙂

  8. Russ Onsen says:

    yellow balloon by yellow balloon
    snoopy vs the red baron
    yellow bird
    green tambourine
    green eyed lady

  9. Russ Onsen says:

    white silver sands

  10. 1) Three dog night
    Black and white
    2) Prince
    Purple rain
    3) Prince
    Little red corvette
    5) Mitch ryder and the detroil wheels
    Devil with a blue dress
    6) Crystal Gale
    Dont it make my brown eyes blue
    7) Linda Ronstadt
    Blue bayou
    8)Tony Orlando
    Tie a yellow ribbon
    9) Rolling stones
    Red door
    10) Billy Idol
    White wedding
    11) Jefferson Airplane
    White rabbit
    12) Moody blues
    Nights in white satin
    13) Jim Croce
    Bad bad Leroy Brown
    14) Doobie brothers
    Black water
    15) Beatles
    Black bird

  11. 1) Tommy James and the Shondells
    Crystal blue persuasion
    2) CCR
    Green river
    3) The Hollies
    Long cool woman in a black dress
    4)Rolling Stones
    Paint it black
    Sister Golden hair
    Mellow yellow
    7)Michael Jackson
    Black or white
    Maxwells silver hammer
    9)Psychedelic furs
    Pretty in pink
    10) Neil Diamond
    Song sung blue
    White room
    12)John c. Mellencamp
    Little pink houses
    13) Bing Crosby
    White Christmas
    14) Gene Autry
    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
    15) Bing Crosby
    Silver bells

  12. dave says:

    neon rainbow box tops

  13. RainbowRay says:

    A great selection of songs. I like the songs “Brown eyed Girl”, “Brown Girl In The Ring”, “Beautiful Brown eyes”; I wonder why. Also, “Green Eyed Lady” by Sugar Loaf is pretty good too (would you like to win an Emmy?)


  14. Jamie says:

    No one remembers “Red Rubber Ball” by the Cyrkle? 🙂 What a fun song!! Also:
    “Rhapsody in Blue”
    “Blue Moon of Kentucky”
    “Green Green Grass of Home”
    “Purple People Eater”
    …just to name a few that were left out…I’m sure the list could be HUGE if we really got into it!

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