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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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Todd Rundgren
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Carole King
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Chris de Burgh
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Little Red Corvette is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs About The Color Red
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Cat Power
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Devo
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The Clash
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Fiona Apple
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Queen Latifah, Naughty by Nature
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Red Dress is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About The Color Red
TV on the Radio
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punksnotdead added Fischer-Z
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Goo Goo Dolls
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Usher
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Willie Nelson
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Robert Plant
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The Police
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talitha_eve added Taylor Swift
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David Bowie
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Red Rain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About The Color Red
Peter Gabriel
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
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Toby Keith
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