The colour of brunettes : colors in song titles

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  • Back in Black (AC/DC)
  • Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell/Counting Crows)
  • Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath)
  • Blue Bayou (Roy Orbison)
  • Blue Hawaii (Elvis Presley)
  • Blue Hotel (Chris Isaak)
  • Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins/Elvis Presley)
  • Blue Sky Mine (Midnight Oil)
  • Blue Sunday (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
  • Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones)
  • Green, green grass of home (Tom Jones)
  • In the Court of the Crimson King (King Crimson)
  • Little chalk blue (Roger Glover's The Butterfly Ball)
  • New Blue Moon (The Traveling Wilburys)
  • Nights in White Satin (The Moody Blues)
  • Old Red Eyes is back (The Beautiful South)
  • Paint it, black (The Rolling Stones)
  • Pink Bedroom (John Hiatt/Rosanne Cash)
  • Pretty in Pink (The Psychedelic Furs)
  • Purple Rain (Prince and the Revolution)
  • Red, Red Wine (Neil Diamond/UB40)
  • Suicide Blonde (INXS)
  • White Wedding (Billy Idol)
  • contributions from 1922:
  • Yellow Submarine (The Beatles)
  • Orange Crush (REM)
  • Black Velvet (Alannah Myles)
  • Blue Velvet (Bobby Vinton)
  • Lady in Black (Uriah Heep)
  • Yellow Lemon Tree (Fools Garden)
  • contributions from Wezzo:
  • Electron Blue (REM)
  • contributions from stumpy:
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky (Elvis Presley/Bill Monroe)
  • Blue Skies (Doris Day/Willie Nelson)
  • Blue Sky (The Allman Brothers)
  • Baby Blue (Badfinger)
  • Baby's In Black (Beatles)
  • Black Cat (Janet Jackson)
  • Blue (Leann Rimes)
  • Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley)
  • Blue Money (Van Morrison)
  • Blue Moon (Elvis Presley/The Marcels)
  • 99 Red (Luft) Balloons (Nena)
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum)
  • Agent Orange (Tori Amos)
  • Aging Orange (The Vandals)
  • Black Betty (Ram Jam)
  • Black Diamond Bay (Bob Dylan)
  • Black Jack Davey (Bob Dylan)
  • Black Magic Woman (Santana)
  • Black Math (White Stripes)
  • Black or White (Michael Jackson)
  • Black Water (Doobie Brothers)
  • Black, Red, Yellow (Pearl Jam)
  • Blue (Jayhawks)
  • Blue and Yellow (The Used)
  • Blue Burns Orange (Hawthorn Heights)
  • Blue Green Orange (I Mother Earth)
  • Bluebird (Buffalo Springfield)
  • Bluer Than Blue (Michael Johnson)
  • Bright As Yellow (The Eels)
  • Bruised Orange (John Prine)
  • Cinnamon (Derek)
  • Crystal Blue Persuasion (Tommy James & The Shondells)
  • Deep Purple (Nino Tempo and April Stevens)
  • Devil With A Blue Dress On (Mitch Ryder)
  • Dressed In Black (Depeche Mode)
  • East Texas Red (Tom Russell)
  • Ebony & Ivory (P. McCartney and S. Wonder)
  • Evolution Orange (Earth, Wind and Fire)
  • Fade To Black (Metallica)
  • Fields of Gold (Sting)
  • Golden Slumbers (Beatles)
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John)
  • Green Onions (Booker T. & the MG's)
  • Green River (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  • Green Tamborine (The Lemon Pipers)
  • I Saw Red (Warrant)
  • I'm Painting The Town Red (Billie Holiday)
  • Jackie Blue (Ozark Mountain Daredevils)
  • Lady In Red (Chris De Burgh)
  • Little Green Bag (George Baker)
  • Livin' In Black and White (Tracy Lawrence)
  • Long Black Veil (Johnny Cash)
  • Long White Cadillac (Dwight Yoakam)
  • Love Is Blue (Paul Mauriat)
  • Man In Black (Johnny Cash)
  • Maxwells Silver Hammer (Beatles)
  • Mellow Yellow (Donovan)
  • Men In Black (Will Smith)
  • Moon Was Yellow (Frank Sinatra)
  • Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter (Herman's Hermits)
  • My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy (Dolly Parton)
  • Navy Blue (Diane Renay)
  • Old Brown Shoe (Beatles)
  • Orange (10,000 Maniacs)
  • Orange Blossom Special (Johnny Cash)
  • Pale Purple (Ani DiFranco)
  • Pink (Aerosmith)
  • Pink Houses (John Mellencamp)
  • Purple (Fat Amy)
  • Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)
  • Red Hot (Billy Riley & his Little Green Men)
  • Red House (Jimi Hendrix)
  • Red Light (Usher)
  • Red River Valley (Arlo Guthrie)
  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Gene Autry)
  • Screaming Yellow (The Nixons)
  • Silence Is Golden (Tremeloes)
  • Tangerine (Led Zeppelin)
  • The Woman In Red (Stevie Wonder)
  • The World Is Black (Good Charlotte)
  • Tie A Yellow Ribbon (Tony Orlando & Dawn)
  • True Blue (Rod Stewart)
  • Under The Red Sky (Bob Dylan)
  • Visions of White (Kevin Montgomery)
  • What If He Was White (Eminem)
  • White Bird (It's A Beautiful Day)
  • White Christmas (Bing Crosby)
  • White Houses (Vanessa Carlton)
  • White Lightnin' (George Jones)
  • White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
  • White Room (Cream)
  • Yellow (Coldplay)
  • Yellow Ledbetter (Pearl Jam)
  • contributions from P Pogo
  • Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden)
  • Honey White (Morphine)
  • Famous Blue Raincoat (Leonard Cohen)
  • Almost Blue (Elvis Costello)
  • The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes (Elvis Costello)
  • Black Dog (Led Zeppelin)
  • Pink Cadillac (Bruce Springsteen)
  • White Riot (The Clash)
  • Tangled Up in Blue (Bob Dylan)
  • contributions from openstacks:
  • Little Red Corvette (Prince)
  • Green Earrings (Steely Dan)
  • Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Flaming Lips)
  • White Light/White Heat (Velvet Underground)
  • Blue on Black (Kenny Wayne Shepherd)
  • Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
  • contributions from Jakey:
  • Gold (Spandau Ballet)
  • Blue Eyes (The Wedding Present)
  • Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
  • Green Mind (Dinosaur Jr)
  • Golden Green (The Wonderstuff)
  • Red Rain (Peter Gabriel)
  • Into The White (The Pixies)
  • Cream (Prince)
  • Blue Monday (New Order)
  • Golden Gaze (Ian Brown)
  • Blue Sky (A-ha)
  • Fade to Grey (Visage)
  • True Blue (Madonna)
  • contributions from Russa03:
  • It's All Over Now Baby Blue (Bob Dylan)
  • Brick Is Red (Pixies)
  • Silver (Pixies)
  • Big Red (Frank Black)
  • Golden Porsche (Mogwai)
  • Blue Skies Bring Tears (Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Pink Turns to Blue (Husker Du)
  • Blackhole (Beck)
  • The Golden Age (Beck)
  • Black Tambourine (Beck)
  • Gold Soundz (Pavement)
  • Black Out (Pavement)
  • Blue Hawaiian (Pavement)
  • Cream of Gold (Pavement)
  • Black and White Town (Doves)
  • contributions from craigdthomas:
  • Lily the Pink (The Scaffold)
  • Pink (Aerosmith)
  • Black Betty (Ram Jam)
  • Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (Brian Hyland)
Author Comments: 

additions are more than welcome, they're expected
but please, only add titles with "blue" in them only if you really have to LOL

Orange Crush by R.E.M.?
I'll check out more...

Yes, one of my favorite REM tracks by the way

Before I forget:
Black Velvet (Alannah Myles)
Blue Velvet (only remember the song/ and the film, but I don't know who has sung this.)

P.S.: My favourite song by R.E.M. would be Man on the Moon.

And, of course:
Yellow Submarine by The Beatles.
BTW: Blue Velvet is by Bobby Vinton.

Thank you... Yellow Submarine indeed...

Gee... I guess you must like brunettes...

yes, I do and secondly, it's a simple advertising technique... from now on, whenever you'll think "brunettes" on listology, you'll think of me

ah, branding. My brand is the 'extremely bland, bluntly descriptive title' brand.

I never liked laugh tracks on tv sitcoms

I ran down one of my lists and came up with these in honor of Brunettes.

Baby Blue - Badfinger
Baby's In Black - Beatles
Black Cat - Janet Jackson
Blue - Leann Rhimes
Blue Christmas - Elvis
Blue Money - Van Morrison
Blue Moon - Elvis or The Marcels
Blue Moon of Kentucky - Elvis or Bill Monroe
Blue Skies - Doris Day or Willie Nelson
Blue Sky - Allman Bros.

Thank you... that's a lot of blue...maybe less popular colours would be nice additions too

I've compiled some more of my own here. They were all taken directly off my lists here on Listology. I'm sure there are many more.

Thank you for the great effort... I guess next step would be morphing both lists into one

I wasn't sure if you were going to continue with your list or not as there seemed to be a pause, but now that you've included my items here I can delete my separate list.

Electron Blue by REM?

I will include it only because it's not "Blue Electron" LOL from what REM album is this song ?

It's from their latest, "Around The Sun" (track#2, fact fans!)

ok, thanks for the info

Lady in Red - Chris DeBurgh
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Honey White - Morphine
Mellow Yellow - Donovan

White Room - Cream

Thank you those will be taken into account and added

Lady in red, Mellow Yellow and White room were already included in stumpy's huge contribution but thanks for Black Hole Sun and Honey White

Little Red Corvette - Prince
Purple Rain - Prince
Green Earrings - Steely Dan
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - Flaming Lips
White Light/White Heat - Velvet Underground
Blue on Black - Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Purple rain is already in the list
are you sure Yoshimi is the title of a song and not just of an album by The Flaming Lips ?
the rest will be added in this ever-growing list
thank you for your contribution

yes, Yoshimi part one and two on the album of the same name, right ?

Oh, whoops. I must say, this list would be much easier to navigate if the titles were alphabetized.

And yes, there are indeed two Flaming Lips tracks by that title: Pt.1 and Pt.2.

And since gold is being treated as a color, how about Heart of Gold by Neil Young?

next task is to store the titles alphabetically yes and I guess we can consider Heart of Gold as a valid entry...

Couple more while I'm thinking of it:

Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen
Almost Blue - Elvis Costello
The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes - Elvis Costello
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen
White Riot - The Clash
Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan

great additions thank you

Sorry if I've already missed some of these but:
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Blue Eyes - The Wedding Present
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Green Mind - Dinosaur Jr
Hi Ho Silver - ?
Golden Green - The Wonderstuff
Red Rain - Peter Gabriel
Into The White - The Pixies
Cream - Prince
Blue Monday - New Order
Golden Gaze - Ian Brown
Blue Sky - A-ha
Fade to Grey - Visage
True Blue - Madonna

well, thank you, I'll sort them in the alphabetical list.

It's All Over Now Baby Blue (Bob Dylan)
Brick Is Red (Pixies)
Silver (Pixies)
Big Red (Frank Black)
Golden Porsche (Mogwai)
Blue Skies Bring Tears (Smashing Pumpkins)
Pink Turns to Blue (Husker Du)
Blackhole (Beck)
The Golden Age (Beck)
Black Tambourine (Beck)
Gold Soundz (Pavement)
Black Out (Pavement)
Blue Hawaiian (Pavement)
Cream of Gold (Pavement)
Black and White Town (Doves)

not sure about
Silverfuck (Smashing Pumpkins)
Thru the Eyes of Ruby (Smashing Pumpkins)

How come colours are so widely used in song titles? Anyone has a theory?

Maybe it's an attempt to simulate chromaesthesia . It's rare, but some people (including Vladimir Nabokov) claim to have color associations with, say, musical tones or even letters of the alphabet.

I've heard about that. Sounds like the coolest disease ever!

Yes, could be... I've seen a documentary on the BBC about synaesthesia... it was highly interesting... there was a man who had the taste of pizza occur on his tastebuds anytime he heard a specific song.

Simply because they're adjectives. Sorry i don't have interesting theory.

You don't have to apologize...

Other possible additions:
Lady in Black (Uriah Heep)
Yellow Lemontree (Fools Garden)

I wonder how I wonder why yesterday you told me bout the blue blue sky... my oh my that song was so annoying and Fools Garden remain such one-hit wonders... and good for us, I say.

a couple that I dont are on the list, but I may have missed them!!!

Yellow Submarine
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
10 Green Bottles!
Little Green Man
Pretty Green Eyes
Baa Baa Black Sheep (nursery rhyme - does this count?)
Black Betty
Brown Girl In the Ring
Still Got the Blues for You
In The Navy
Smokey Blues
Lily in the Pink
Pink (Aerosmith not the singer Pink!)
Lilac Wine

Blue (Eiffel 65)

sorry for the much belated reply and thanks a lot for your contributions
Not to b*tch about things too much, but your contributions would have just been perfect if you had mentioned the artists for each song :)

Rolling Stone has a list here.

My additions (with apologies if any are duplicates):

Midnight Blue by Lou Gramm
Natural Blues by Moby
Blue by Eiffel 65
Blue by Spaz Kitty
Blue Black by Heather Nova
Chasing Blue Sky by Queensryche
Blue Dress by Depeche Mode
Why They Call It the Blues by Elton John
Blonde and Blue by The Headstones
Blue Lamp by Stevie Nicks
Electric Blue by The Cranberries
Caribbean Blue by Enya
Midnight Blue by Julie Blue
Blue American by Placebo
Shine Blue Lady by The Box
Bullet the Blue Sky by U2

Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
Black Black Heart by David Usher
Children in Black by the Cruxshadows
Black Angel by The Cult
Black by Collide
Dark Black Forest by Steve Rhyner
The Lady Wore Black by Queensryche
Black-Dove January by Tori Amos
Black Balloon by The Goo Goo Dolls
Black Friday Rule by Flogging Molly
Black Cars by Gino Vannelli
Black Day in July by Gordon Lightfoot
Black Sun by Dead Can Dance
Black No. 1 by Type O Negative
Black Suits Comin' by Will Smith
Black Widow by Dolores O'Riordan
Black Gold by Soul Asylum
Noir by Vernian Process
Black-Eyed by Placebo
Black by Sarah McLachlan
Black Rose by Lori Yates
The Old Black Rum by Great Big Sea
Fourteen Black Paintings by Peter Gabriel
Black Bugs by Regurgitator

Thin Red Line by Glass Tiger
Crimson Tide/Deep Blue Sea by Nightwish
Red Tide by Rush
Red Sector A by Rush
Red by Belly
Low Red Moon by Belly
Red Queen by Funker Vogt
Red and Roses by Sharon Apple
The Red Shoes by Kate Bush
Red Right Hand by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Scarlet's Walk by Tori Amos
Red Hill Mining Town by U2
Red Water (Christmas Mourning) by Type O Negative

White Shadows by Coldplay
Pearly White by Junkhouse
Silver Waterfalls by Siouxsie and the Banshees
The White Room by The KLF
Snow White Queen by Evanescence
Green Man by Type O Negative
Creepy Green Light by Type O Negative
Emerald by The Tea Party
Old Brown's Daughter by Great Big Sea
Fields of Gold by Sting
Forever Grey by Bella Morte
White Flag by Dido
O Green World by The Gorillaz
White Light by The Gorillaz
Pink Rose by Kiyommy + Seiya
Greensleeves (attributed to Henry VIII)
Amber Waves by Tori Amos
Lemon by U2

Oh, also:

Silver by Moist
Red Light by U2

Just thought of more:

Violet's Dance by Collide
Ultra Violet by U2
Behind the Crimson Door by HIM
Start Wearing Purple by Gogol Bordello
Tangerine by Moist
Tangerine Sky by The Kottonmouth Kings
Lost Boys and Golden Girls by Meat Loaf
Green Eggs and Ham by Moxy Fruvous
Her Mantle So Green (Traditional)
Counting Blue Cars by Dishwalla
Goodbye Blue Sky by Pink Floyd
Christmas Nights in Blue by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Behind Blue Eyes by The Who

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