ROYGBIV: 7 Songs For All The Colors Of The Rainbow
Since we love rainbows and we love music, we thought why not make a playlist with songs that have each color of the rainbow in their titles! Remember learning "ROYGBIV" in school? Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet! This is the musical version of a rainbow:
"But loving him was red / Oh red burning red"
Taylor Swift is a big fan of using colors as metaphors and painting a picture with her lyrics. This song also references blue (sad) and dark grey (missing somebody).
"Yes I had a dream / I stood beneath an orange sky / With my brother standing by"
We remember listening to this slow, thoughtful song on repeat when it first came out on The OC and Garden State soundtracks.
"Look at the stars / Look how they shine for you / And everything you do / Yeah, they were all yellow"
Coldplay loves colors: they have songs called "Yellow," "Green Eyes," and "Violet hill" so it was hard to choose just one but "Yellow" is definitely the most famous (and favorite) of the bunch.
"We can go to town, but baby if you'd rather / I'll take you for a ride on my big green tractor"
In country music, every artist is trying to be more "country" than the next. Jason Aldean shows he's authentic by referencing his farm-boy upbringing and his big green tractor.
"Blue jeans, white shirt / Walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn"
We think Lana Del Rey can make just about anything sound good if she sings it (which might be why she's in the latest ad for Jaguar — she can sell anything!) and this song makes us want to wear jeans and a white-tee. Classic!
"So what makes me think I could start clean slated? / The hardest to learn was the least complicated"
Okay, okay, we cheated a bit here but Indigo Girls are awesome and this song was their most popular on MetroLyrics.
"And the sky was all violet / I want it again but more violent, more violent"
Courtney Love's voice is so gritty and punk rock that she makes even the prettiest color, violet, sound hardcore.
What are some more colorful songs? Tell us in the comments!
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