Arts The Best Songs About Colors  

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List Rules Songs with colors in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about colors as a subject.

You have to pick a pretty obscure color if you don't want to find a few songs about it. Between Coldplay's "Yellow," Madonna's "True Blue" and Prince's "Little Red Corvette," it's safe to say that almost every color has at least one song written about it. This is a ranked list of all songs about colors, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "red," "blue," "black," "white," or "pink" in the lyrics or title (among many more), while others are only about colors as a subject or theme. Virtually every color of the rainbow has music for it, so dig through the songs on this poll and find some you haven't already heard.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some colorful tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the colors songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more. 

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Blackbird The Beatles

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Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones

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Yellow Submarine The Beatles

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Back To Black Amy Winehouse

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Yellow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Colors
Yellow Coldplay

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Purple Haze is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Colors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Purple Haze

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Brown Eyed Girl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Colors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison

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NvG Nick added Black Dog Led Zeppelin

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A Whiter Shade of Pale Procol Harum

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Blue Christmas Elvis Presley

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Green River Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Amy Boal added Purple Rain Prince

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NvG Nick added Black Betty Ram Jam

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Man in Black Johnny Cash

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RobLein added Blue Moon The Marcells

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Little Red Rooster The Rolling Stones

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Purple People Eater is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Colors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley

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Orange Crush R.E.M.

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Black Hole Sun Soundgarden

The Best Songs About The Color Red

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Black Velvet Alannah Myles

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Blue Jean David Bowie

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Golden Slumbers The Beatles

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Blue (Da Ba Dee) is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Colors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Blue (Da Ba Dee) Eiffel 65

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Blue Velvet Bobby Vinton

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Black Mountain Side Led Zeppelin

Rihanna's Loves & Hookups

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Sweet Black Angel The Rolling Stones

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Mellow Yellow Donovan

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RobLein added White Christmas Bing Crosby

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Golden Brown The Stranglers

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Behind These Hazel Eyes Kelly Clarkson

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Touch of Grey Grateful Dead

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Blue Moon of Kentucky Bill Monroe

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Gold Spandau Ballet

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Red Rain is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Colors
Red Rain Peter Gabriel

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Song Sung Blue Neil Diamond

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Black or White Michael Jackson

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Tangled Up in Blue Bob Dylan

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Pink Houses John Mellencamp

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Black Water The Doobie Brothers

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mwlittletreasures added Blue Eyes, Elton John Elton John

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Green Tambourine The Lemon Pipers

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izzymarkem added Coat of Many Colors Dolly Parton

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Black Rain Ozzy Osbourne

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Tom Islava added I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues Elton John