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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The Beatles

2
51 20
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3
33 8
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The Rolling Stones

4
36 15
Brown Eyed Girl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs About Colors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Van Morrison

5
50 27
Yellow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Colors
Coldplay

6
34 14
Purple Haze is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Colors
Maryellen Elizabeth added

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41 20
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The Beatles

8
40 21
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Amy Winehouse

9
19 4
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NvG Nick added Led Zeppelin

10
20 5
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NvG Nick added Ram Jam

11
29 13
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

12
29 13
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Procol Harum

13
21 8
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Johnny Cash

14
22 9
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R.E.M.

15
27 14
Blue (Da Ba Dee) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs About Colors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Eiffel 65

16
38 24
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Amy Boal added Prince

17
23 11
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Elvis Presley

18
15 4
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RobLein added The Marcells

19
18 7
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The Rolling Stones

20
26 15
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Bobby Vinton

21
16 7
Purple People Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Colors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Sheb Wooley

22
20 11
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23
22 13
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Soundgarden

24
26 18
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25
16 9
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David Bowie

26
19 12
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The Beatles

27
21 14
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Alannah Myles

28
22 15
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The Stranglers

29
25 18
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Michael Jackson

30
12 6
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Led Zeppelin

31
13 7
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32
13 7
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The Rolling Stones

33
15 9
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RobLein added Bing Crosby

34
17 11
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Spandau Ballet

35
19 13
Red Rain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Colors
Peter Gabriel

36
24 18
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Kelly Clarkson

37
15 10
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Donovan

38
14 9
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The Doobie Brothers

39
21 16
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Neil Diamond

40
17 12
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Bill Monroe

41
16 12
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Bob Dylan

42
13 9
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John Mellencamp

43
13 9
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izzymarkem added Dolly Parton

44
13 9
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Grateful Dead

45
13 9
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The Lemon Pipers

46
11 7
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Ozzy Osbourne

47
21 18
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mwlittletreasures added Elton John

48
16 13
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Nick Drake

49
13 10
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50
13 10
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