Friday, March 4, 2016
I submitted Scarlet Ribbons, Green, Green Grass Of Home, Yellow Submarine, and Mood Indigo.
My brother, obviously to one-up me, said, "Oh, I can think of two songs which have TWO colors in the song title: Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue and A White Sport Coat And A Pink Carnation." Later he added: Devil With The Blue Dress, Pink Cadillac, Blue Moon, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Blue On Blue, Blue Velvet, Wild Blue Yonder, Blue Bayou, Modern Blue, Red Red Wine, Purple Haze, Red River Valley, Blue Skies, Lady In Red, and Tangled Up In Blue.
It was a pleasure to see the wide range of ages and the wide range of songs contributed. My respondents ranged in age from a 19-year old to an 80-year old. The youngster submitted Yellow by Cold Play and the 80-year old contributed Red Sails In The Sunset, Am I Blue?, Green, Green, It's Green They Say, Lavender Blue, Yellow Brick Road, and Flying Purple People Eater!
My friend Patty Burch even one-upped my brother by contributing Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White, Black and White, Crimson and Clover, Tie A Yellow Ribbon, Purple Rain, Purple Haze, Itsy, Bitsy, Teeny Weeny, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Behind The Green Door, Back To Black, Am I Blue?, and her personal favorite Long Cool Lady In A Black Dress.
When he saw her list, he sniffed. condescendingly, and said, "She probably meant Black In Black rather than Black To Black; tell her Ebony And Ivory!"
From my friend Vivian: Purple Rain, Blue Velvet, I'm Blue, Green Door, Blue Moon, Blue Monday, Silver Bells, Pink Cadillac, Sweet Georgia Brown, and White Christmas.
We went to dinner with our friends Connie and Bob and I took a note pad to record their input: Red Rubber Ball, Little Red Corvette, Green Eyed Lady, Behind The Green Door, A Whiter Shade Of Pale, Nights In White Satin, Purple Haze, Itsy Bitsy, Teeny, Weeny, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Snoopy And The Red Baron, Lonely Blue Boy, Red Sails In The Sunset, Blue Suede Shoes, and Am I Blue?
So, I thought, we couldn't be outdone, but a Facebook friend Ken Lessley wrote that he compiled the following list in THREE minutes: Purple Rain, Red Rain, Tombstone Blues, Paint It Black, Crystal Blue Persuasion, Green Is To Black, Black Hole Sun, Blackbird, Is It Because I'm Black?, Black Is Black, Fade To Gray, Whiter Shade Of Pale, White Lightnin', White Christmas, Red Blood, White Snow, White Wedding, Brown Eyed Girl, Green Tambourine, White Bird, White Horse, Green River, It's Not Easy Being Green, Green Lantern, Green Eyed Lady, Greensleeves, Blue Moon, and Blue Danube.
I must admit that there were three on his list I did not know and had to go to the internet!