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.