Top Ten Classic Songs With A Color In The Title

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.


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