Songs The Best Songs About The Color Red  

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The color red is associated with fire, love, rage, so it's no wonder that the color has inspired so many musicians to write incredible songs. Here's our list of the best songs about the color red, featuring songs with red in the title or in the lyrics. This list of red songs ranges from pop-punk and rock to ballads and rap, so no matter what your musical tastes are you'll definitely find something you like in the playlist below.

One popular song about the color red is Goldfinger's "99 Red Balloons", an energetic cover of the 80's hit "99 Luftbaloons" by the German band Nena. On the other spectrum is "Lady in Red" by Chris de Burgh, a soft rock classic that debuted off his album Into The Light in 1986. 

Vote for your favorite songs about red below, and feel free to add any that aren't already on the poll. Oh, and if you're out there Roxanne, The Police want you to know you don't have to put on that red light.
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Little Red Corvette is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs About The Color Red

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Chris de Burgh

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The Police

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10 6
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9 5
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David Bowie

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9 5
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13 10
Red Rain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About The Color Red
Peter Gabriel

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11 8
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The Rolling Stones

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8 5
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Toby Keith

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6 3
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Robert Plant

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6 3
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The White Stripes

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7 5
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Blue Öyster Cult

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7 5
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5 3
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Lou Reed

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5 3
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Lil Wayne, Eric Benét

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4 2
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Cheap Trick

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4 2
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4 2
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4 2
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Pearl Jam

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4 2
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Willie Nelson

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3 1
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Sonic Youth

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3 1
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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3 1
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The Clash

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3 1
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Judas Priest

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5 4
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Bob Dylan

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4 3
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4 3
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ZZ Top

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3 2
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Ted Nugent

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3 2
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Eric Clapton

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3 2
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Kate Bush

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3 2
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Bob Marley

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2 1
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Neil Diamond

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2 1
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2 1
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2 1
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Ella Fitzgerald

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2 1
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Motörhead

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2 1
They're Red Hot is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About The Color Red
Todd Rundgren

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Goldfinger

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6 6
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5 5
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4 4
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Red Hot Chili Peppers

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3 3
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Pearl Jam

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3 3
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Tori Amos

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3 3
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Rush

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3 3
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Lil Wayne, Jayceon Terrell Taylor

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3 3
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3 3
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Neil Young

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3 3
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Eric Clapton

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2 2
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Slayer