30-Day Song Challenge Day 23 – A Song with a Color in the Title

“I think there is a song out there to describe just about any situation.” (Criss Jami)

A friend and long-time loyal blog follower recently sent me a 30-Day Song Challenge meme in the hope that I couldn’t resist taking the challenge and blogging about it. Here’s Day #23 – A Song with a Color in the Title.

To cite anything other than Purple Rain would be blasphemous[1].

I cried at this the first time I saw the movie. And the second. Probably the third. Sometimes I still do.


I teared up during the YouTube live stream concert the other night. And I did during the 2006 Super Bowl.


Honorable Mention: Black Hole Sun, Soundgarden [2]

2nd Honorable Mention: Black Sweat, Prince [2]

3rd Honorable Mention: White Room, Cream [3]

Other Honorable Mentions: OK, boys and girls. Let’s gather ’round for a musical science lesson! Let’s find songs in Ray’s collection with the colors of the rainbow! Remember ROYGBIV?

  • Red – Little Red House, Jimi Hendrix
  • Orange – Orange Juice, Melanie Martinez
  • Yellow – Mellow Yellow, Donovan
  • Blue – Devil With the Blue Dress, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
  • Green – Green-Eyed Lady, Sugarloaf
  • Indigo – Mood Indigo, Duke Ellington
  • Violet – Violet, Seal


[1] Sorry not sorry Purple Haze is not Purple Rain. And don’t even mention Yellow Submarine.

[2] For the sake of how much I love this song, I’m ignoring the, “Is black a color” discussion?”

[3] For the sake of how much I love this song, I’m ignoring the, “Is white the absence color” debate?”

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