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The Best Songs About The Color Red 

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Updated April 2, 2020 1.1k votes 443 voters 30.1k views 138 items

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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talitha_eve added Taylor Swift
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The Police
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Red Rain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About The Color Red
Peter Gabriel
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David Bowie
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Toby Keith
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Robert Plant
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
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The Rolling Stones
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Pearl Jam
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Cheap Trick
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Kate Bush
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Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris
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Goldfinger
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Todd Rundgren
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Kylie Minogue
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Willie Nelson
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Bob Marley
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Bob Dylan
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ZZ Top