87 Popular Songs With the Color Blue in the Title

Updated on April 17, 2020
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Celebrate the beauty of the color blue, the world's favorite color, with a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about all things blue.
Celebrate the beauty of the color blue, the world's favorite color, with a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about all things blue. | Source

The Beauty and Benefits of the Color Blue

Quick. Name your favorite color. More than any other hue, blue ranks first as the worldwide favorite. It's the color of nature—think sky and sea.

Blue promotes feelings of tranquility, strength, and a sense of inner calm. It communicates strength, dependability, loyalty, confidence, and trust. As a result, many corporate logos use blue to persuade potential customers about the value of their brand, including Dell, AT&T, GM, Ford, United Airlines, British Airways, Pfizer, and Volkwagen. Finally, blue tends to slow metabolism and suppress the appetite. (Try eating from a blue plate or inserting a blue light in your refrigerator to help you lose weight.)

Between the beauty and the benefits of blue, why not celebrate this color by making a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about all things blue? We have a long list to start you out!

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1. "Blue Ain't Your Color" by Keith Urban

The guy in this 2016 country song sees a lonesome lady at a bar. She's staring at her drink, obviously dejected about a man who isn't treating her right.

The sly devil decides to make his move. He tells her that she looks as if she hasn't had fun in a long time and that while blue looks good on a neon sign, it sure ain't her color. (Good one!) Then the helpful fella offers to light up her world. There are only two responses to something as bold as that daring offer—slap him or go home with him.

2. "Blue Velvet" by Lana Del Rey

Did Lana Del Ray ruin a sweet classic song or simply reinvent it? You be the judge.

Bobby Vinton made this R&B song an international chart-topper in 1963 by gushing about the soft blue velvet of his girlfriend's attire. It was bluer than her eyes, and even though their love didn't last, his warm memory of her did.

Then Lana Del Rey turned that fond memory on its head with this 2012 cover version. Her interpretation is a reminiscence of heartbreak and mourning for a long lost lover. The drag in her voice makes her sound clinically depressed, even years post-breakup.

3. "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" by Willie Nelson

This 1975 version is my favorite version of the iconic country music song, as Willie Nelson's voice embodies the sorrowful remembrance of a man mourning his lover. All his life, he has been haunted by the memory of her tears as they said goodbye in the rain. Sadly, it was a final parting, and he's never gotten over losing her.

Now my hair has turned to silver
All my life I've loved in vain
I can see her star in heaven
Blue eyes crying in the rain.

Only 8% of the world's population has blue eyes, and DNA research indicates that every single one of them originates from the same ancestor.  Blue eyes are the result of a genetic mutation, making blued-eyed people more light sensitive.
Only 8% of the world's population has blue eyes, and DNA research indicates that every single one of them originates from the same ancestor. Blue eyes are the result of a genetic mutation, making blued-eyed people more light sensitive. | Source

4. "Blue Suede Shoes" by Elvis Presley

This is a guy who absolutely loves his shoes, tacky as they might look to you and me. The narrator in this 1956 rock classic warns you not to step on his blue suede shoes but says you can do just about anything else, including:

  • knock him down
  • slander his name
  • step in his face
  • burn down his house
  • drink his liquor and
  • steal his car.

Doesn't that make you want a pair of those flashy, unusual shoes? If you're like this guy and really appreciate your footwear, here are some additional songs about shoes.

5. "Blue Skies" by Jamiroquai

Mistakes are part of the journey in life, according to this jazz-funk song 2010. He's going through some troubles right now, and the previous progress that he made in his life has slowed. However, he isn't ready to give up, and he won't listen to the naysayers. He believes in himself and trusts that blue skies are ahead!

6. "Blue Bayou" by Linda Ronstadt

This 1977 soft rock song was both an international hit and a signature song for Linda Ronstadt. In it, the narrator describes her longing for a partner and a place she left behind, called Blue Bayou. She is working hard to return home to reunite with friends and a lifestyle that is relaxed and familiar.

7. "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue" by Toby Keith

Full of bravado, this 2001 country tune was one of the many patriotic songs that poured forth in the aftermath of 9/11. It took Toby Keith only 20 minutes to write this angry response to the red, white, and blue being attacked on our own soil. The song promises retribution for acts of terrorism. Indeed, the blue on the American flag represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice. How appropriate!

8. "Blue Eyes" by Elton John

The man in this 1982 love song really takes a shine to his sweetheart's blue eyes, comparing them to "a deep blue sea on a blue blue day." He regrets having to leave her side for the day, thus making her cry. However, he knows that when they reunite later, her eyes will be smiling. (And so, I bet, will his!)

Regardless of what kind of eyes you're attracted to—blue eyes, brown eyes, sad eyes, Bette Davis eyes, hungry eyes or something else—why not make a fun playlist of songs about eyes?

9. "Our Blue Dot" by Barenaked Ladies

Fresh water, food and air. Who could argue with the laudatory save-the-Earth objective of this catchy pop song from 2014? The tune reminds us that with 7 billion people on the planet and growing, if we don't act now to take care of our planetary home, then there is no Planet B. Big problems require big solutions! Are you in?

10. "Blue Eyes Blue" by Eric Clapton

Somebody's feeling awfully sorry for themselves, as there's a whole lotta blame cast about in this 1999 pop tune. It was featured in the soundtrack for the movie, "Runaway Bride," and describes the searing pain of being rejected by a sweetheart.

The brokenhearted narrator regrets placing his trust in his former partner and claims they were just living a lie. Then he dives in with the accusations:

It was you who put the clouds around me
It was you who made the tears fall down
It was you who broke my heart in pieces
It was, it was you who made my blue eyes blue.

11. "Blue Eyes Blind" by ZZWard

When you have a magic, magnetic attraction with someone, your eyes might as well be blind to anyone else. That's the description of the chemistry between the lovebirds in this 2012 rock song. The woman tells her lover that her blue eyes are so focused on him that "it's like you're freezing time." Isn't falling in love wonderful?

12. "Blue Moon" by The Marcels

In this doo-wop song from 1961, a man wishes upon the blue moon for someone to love and care for, and his prayers are answered. No longer alone, he has a dream in his heart, and it leaves him stuttering in a happy way: "Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ... dang a dang dang ding a dong ding."

13. "Baby Blue Eyes" by A Rocket to the Moon

Whatever it is with blue eyes really makes people want to sing about them! The man in this rock song from 2009 is utterly in love with his perfectly imperfect blue-eyed girlfriend:

She's a doll, a catch, a winner
I'm in love and no beginner
Could ever grasp or understand just what she means.

The way she moves and talks both mesmerize him, and finds comfort in having her close by. He sees himself as her supporter, partner, and protector. Without her, he'd be lost. Would he feel the same about her if she had brown eyes?

Idioms Involving the Color Blue

blue plate special
a restaurant's special priced meal
blue laws
laws about morality issues, such as alcohol
blue effort
make a huge but fruitless effort to gain someone's agreement
blue blood
an aristocrat
hot as blue blazes
very hot
blue state
a state that tends to vote Democratic
blue around the gills
to appear nauseated or ill
blue-sky research
research that is not directed towards any immediate or definite commercial goal
blue flu
imaginary disease afflicting police officers when they call in sick during a work stoppage or a slowdown
have a blue fit
to become angry
a woman with strong scholarly interests
screwed, blued, and tattooed
badly mistreated
blue pencil something
censor something
a bolt from the blue
unexpected bad news
blue chip stock
the stock of a large, well-established and financially sound company that has operated for many years (e.g., IBM, Coca-Cola, Disney, P&G)

14. "Baby Blue" by George Strait

A special place in this man's memory is reserved for a blue-eyed beauty he once held close. She had features of both woman and child, devil and angel. He loved her intensely but—here's the thing—he has no idea why she left him. (Come on now, really?)

This sentimental country ditty was a number one hit on the country charts in 1988. If you're missing someone you love, why not send them a playlist of songs to let them know how much you miss them?

15. "Blue Collar Jane" by The Strypes

Men don't always fall in love with princesses. Sometimes they love really cool working-class women, like the one in this 2013 pop song. Blue Collar Jane always dresses down and drives a 4-wheel-drive, but that's part of her low-key charm. The guy who has the hots for Jane is a neighbor, and he sees her as perfect.

16. "Once in a Blue Moon" by Earl Thomas Conley

The couple in this 1986 love ballad has a troubled marriage. The husband acknowledges being a stubborn man who doesn't often admit he's wrong. He's gone from home a lot, and his wife is starving for affection. He doesn't understand what keeps her hanging on in their marriage, but he's glad that once in a blue moon he does something right.

17. "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley and Martina McBride

You'd be blue, too, if you were separated from the one you loved during the holidays. Instead of bucking up and thinking about the happy times, however, this couple wallows in the misery of being apart.

This 2013 Christmas duet owes its existence to the miracle of technology. Although country songbird Martina McBride was just a toddler at the time of Elvis' 1968 "Comeback Special" (the source of the edited video) she was electronically inserted into the footage to create a stunning duet. The effect is seamless and her addition beautifully enhances the tune's emotionality.

Elvis released this sad Christmas song as a solo in 1964, and it has since become a standard around the holidays. If you're looking for additional sad Christmas songs, then you can find a whole list of them here!

18. "When the Stars Go Blue" by The Corrs (featuring Bono)

What do you do when the one you love marries someone else? This folk rock ballad from 2002 makes it clear that narrator is in love with a woman who has just married another man. Because he truly knows her, he suspects that she has simply "settled." He asks whether she is happy in her new life and promises to be there for her without judgment when the stars go blue—that is, when she is sad, lonely, or wishes for another path in life.

19. "Bluer Than Blue" by Michael Johnson

The narrator in this 1978 love ballad is a man who is about to be left by his partner, and he's trying to put a brave face on by pretending that he'll be just fine without her. He's doing a poor job though because he's already depressed as hell.

Without her, he says he can catch up on reading and sleeping. He'll have more room in his closet, won't have to account for his whereabouts, and he will have complete control over the television. Those are the weak benefits of her impending absence from his life. Then he pours his heart out:

And I'm bluer than blue, sadder than sad
You're the only light this empty room has ever had
Life without you is gonna be
Bluer than blue.

20. "Blue Skies" by Uncle Kracker

Nothing says "roadtrip" like this 2012 country song. This guy has some beer in a cooler, and his convertible is humming. The radio is turned up, and his girlfriend is by his side. As he pushes the pedal to the floor and the miles roll on by, there's nothing between him and a good time except the big blue sky. Ah, freedom!

Scientific American explains that "the ocean looks blue because red, orange and yellow (long wavelength light) are absorbed more strongly by water than is blue (short wavelength light)."  It's all physics!
Scientific American explains that "the ocean looks blue because red, orange and yellow (long wavelength light) are absorbed more strongly by water than is blue (short wavelength light)." It's all physics! | Source

Even More Songs with the Color Blue in the Title

Year Released
21. Blue on Black
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
22. The Bluest Eyes in Texas
Restless Heart
23. How Blue
Reba McEntire
24. Blue Highway
Billy Idol
25. Behind Blue Eyes
26. Girl, Why You Wanna Make Me Blue
The Temptations
27. Blue Moon
28. Blue Collar Man
29. Old Blue
The Byrds
30. Blue Mesa
Randy Travis
31. Out of the Blue
Debbie Gibson
32. Pale Blue Eyes
Velvet Underground
33. Mr. Blue Sky
Electric Light Orchestra
34. Out of the Blue
35. My Blue Angel
Aaron Tippon
36. Out of the Blue
37. Blue Lights
Cole Swindell
38. Blue Island
Bee Gees
39. Your Blue Room
40. Song Sung Blue
Neil Diamond
41. Blue Moon of Kentucky
Alan Jackson
42. Blue on Blue
Bobby Vinton
43. Thin Blue Flame
Josh Ritter
44. Blue Highway
George Thorogood & The Destroyers
45. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Crystal Gayle
46. Into the Blue
Kylie Minogue
47. Blue
Zayn Malik
48. Bullet The Blue Sky
49. Blue Memories
Patty Loveless
50. Blue
LeAnn Rimes
51. Blue Morning In The Rain
Chris Rea
52. Used To Blue
Sawyer Brown
53. Carribean Blue
54. So Blue
55. Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine On You
Toby Keith
56. Navy Blue
Diane Renay
57. Electric Blue
58. Between Blue Eyes and Jeans
Conway Twitty
59. Moody Blue
Elvis Presley
60. Dark Blue
Jack's Mannequin
61. Blue Lights
Jorja Smith
62. Blue Monday
New Order
63. California Blue
Roy Orbison
64. Electric Blue
Arcade Fire
65. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
George Harrison
66. Blue Eyes
67. Clear Blue Eyes
Amos Lee
68. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Florence + The Machine
69. Royal Blue
Rudy Currence
70. Lady in Blue
Joe Dolan
71. Blue Skies
Willie Nelson
72. My Blue Heaven
Norah Jones
73. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Crosby, Stills & Nash
74. Crystal Blue Persuasion
Tommy James & The Shondells
75. Counting Blue Cars
76. Hey, Baby Blue
Lana Del Rey
77. Blue Clear Sky
George Strait
78. True Blue
79. Blue Jeans
Lana Del Rey
80. Clearest Blue
81. Am I Blue?
Ray Charles
82. Am I Blue
George Strait
83. Blue and Sentimental
The King Cole Trio
84. Blue Gardenia
Nat King Cole
85. Red Roses for a Blue Lady
Wayne Newton
86. Baby Blue Sedan
Modest Mouse
87. Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Eiffel 65
Do you know a song that should be on this playlist? Make a song suggestion in the Comments Section below.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Questions & Answers

  • What is the one hit wonder with blue in the title?

    There was a song in 1996 by Dishwalla called "Counting Blue Cars." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clxtg2pFTQM

  • Do you know the song titled “Blue”? I’m not sure of the singer. The main lyric is “let’s get blue” and repeats that a lot.

    The closest thing I could find was a previously unreleased Prince song that has recently been released from his vault (2018), recorded in 1990. It is called "Get Blue."


    B. L. U. E., blue

    B. L. U. E., blue

    Get blue

    Show me what I mean 2 U

    Put your arms around me

    Do everything your mama told U not 2 do

    Get blue

    I will never leave U, girl

    That's 4 damn sure

    Cuz I am not a fool if U get blue

    B. L. U. E., blue

    Get blue

    Let's do something taboo

    I'll be yours 4ever more

    Excuse me while I close the door

    Don't hesitate cuz if U really love me, girl

    We can't leave anything 2 fate

    Don't make me wait cuz I am in the mood

    I'm sure U are 2 so get blue

    Get blue (blue)

    I don't wanna hurt U

    I know what people told ya

    I know how they try 2 mold ya

    Get blue

    I don't wanna be your mama

    I don't wanna be your daddy

    I just wanna hold U, hold U until U get satisfied

    Get blue, ooh

    Come on, girl

    Let me caress ya

    In places that'll show the innermost side of U

    Get blue

    Come on now, baby

    Let me do, do, do what I've been dreamin', don't . . .

    (Don't hesitate) Don't U hesitate

    (Cuz if U love me) Cuz if U really love me, girl

    We can't leave anything 2 fate

    Don't make me wait cuz I am in the mood (mood)

    And I'm sure U are 2, get blue

    Ooh (B. L. U. E., blue)

    Blue - let's get blue, baby

    Blue - let's get blue, baby

    Blue (Blue)

    B. L. U. E., blue

    Get blue

    Ever since I looked at U

    I wanted 2 take off your inhibitions and do something taboo

    Get blue

    B. L. U. E.

    B. L. U. E., blue

    B. L. U. E., blue

    B. L. U. E., blue

  • Who sang 1960's country song "Hey, Blue"?

    Although a search did not reveal a 100% match for your description, I was able to find two options that may be it. The first is a 1958 country song by Bill Mack called "Blue" which LeAnn Rimes notably covered in 1996. She won a Grammy for it. The word "hey," does not appear in the song, however. The second option is an R&B from 1996 song called "Hey Blue" by The Tony Rich Project.

    Sample lyrics:

    Hey Blue I know you well

    I can tell by the way you carry yourself

    Hey Blue across the room

    I can see you when you're with him, I'm with you.

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    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      3 weeks ago from USA

      Marilyn - Thanks for the suggestion.

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      3 weeks ago

      Love is Blue (Paul Mauriat, 1968)

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      3 months ago from USA

      Stuart - Sometimes I include covers rather than the originals, but I appreciate your comment. Also, I added your song suggestion and since Eiffel 65 didn't have any other US Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 songs to chart other than the song you mentioned, I also included them on the article/playlist of one-hit wonders of the 1990s. Thanks so much!

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      stuart shaw 

      3 months ago

      Hi there, just wanted to point out a couple of things. Behind blue eyes, which u have on the list by Limp Bizkit, was a cover of the 1971 original by The Who. Also, there is a song by Eiffel 65 simply called Blue, that I can't seem to see here. Nice list

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      10 months ago from USA

      Linda - Thank you for these suggestions. I've added some of them. Have a wonderful week ahead. Hope it's bright, not blue!

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      10 months ago

      Songs I heard on the Sinatra station yesterday about Blue:

      Little Girl Blue

      Am I Blue

      Serenity in Blue

      Where the Blue of Night meets the Gold of the Day

      Blue and Sentimental

      Blue Gardenia

      I don't think you have those on your list

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      17 months ago from USA

      Jona Denz-Hamilton - Thanks for this suggestion! I've added it at #78. Have a great week!

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      Jona Denz-Hamilton 

      17 months ago

      Madonna True BLUE

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      18 months ago from USA

      Rick - Thanks for the suggestion. I'm adding George Strait's song!

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      18 months ago

      Blue clear sky by George strait

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      23 months ago from USA

      cdnc - Thank you for the song suggestions. I added two of them. Have a wonderful week!

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      23 months ago

      L Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat

      B Dylan - Tangled Up in Blue

      CSN&Y - Suite Judy Blue Eyes

      ? - Crystal Blue Persuasion

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      Robert Sacchi 

      2 years ago

      You're welcome.

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from USA

      Bob - Thanks for stopping by and for the song suggestion. I hope you are having a great summer.

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      Robert Sacchi 

      2 years ago

      Great list great memories. So many memories in this article. A possible addition; "Love is Blue".

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      oh.. My Blue Heaven.. I see it... too bad it wasn't by Ole blue eyes himself.. but whatcha gonna do?

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from USA

      Ann - Thanks for stopping by! I was surprised myself how many "blue" songs there were. I'm familiar with Moody Blues and the Blues Brothers. Lots of "blue" in music.

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      Ann Carr 

      2 years ago from SW England

      Love 'Blue Moon', 'Don't it make my brown eyes blue' and of course 'Blue Suede Shoes'. Another great list from you, Flourish!

      I know it's not a song but there's a group called the Moody Blues who had hits in the 70s (Justin Hayward et al); they were great, as you probably know!


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      2 years ago from USA

      Heidi - Thanks for the addition of "Blue Skies" (I added the Willie Nelson cover version). It's rainy and dreary here but not complaining. Hope all is well with you in the windy city!

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      2 years ago from USA

      Chris - Thank you for taking a look at the playlist. Glad you enjoyed it! Have a wonderful week!

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      Krzysztof Willman 

      2 years ago from Parlin, New Jersey

      Who would've thought there where that many songs with "Blue" in the title. My favorite is definitely Blue Suede Shoes but I may have to check out a bunch of these to see if they match the tone.

      Great list as always.

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      Heidi Thorne 

      2 years ago from Chicago Area

      Awesome playlist, as always! I thought of the Bobby Vinton and Willie Nelson ones right away.

      But one add that I just LOVE is Ella Fitzgerald's "Blue Skies Smiling at Me," which incidentally was also covered by Willie Nelson and a host of others including Sinatra.

      Hope your week is starting out great. Cheers!

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from USA

      Frances - Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your kind comment. Have a wonderful week.

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      Frances Metcalfe 

      2 years ago from The Limousin, France

      Hi Flourish. Pity The Moody Blues didn't also write 'Nights in Blue Satin!' Would have covered everything...Love Elton John and Eric Clapton and another thought provoking, amusing and inventive article.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Jo - Thanks so much for the kind comment! This idea came from a reader who was looking for a particular playlist and just couldn't find one. I don't always accommodate such requests but I had it in the queue so I moved it up. Have a happy week!

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      Jo Miller 

      2 years ago from Tennessee

      I love your lists, Flourish, but I also love the fact that you can keep coming up with subjects for them Always impressed.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Nithya - Glad you enjoyed this. Hope your world is all blue skies!

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      2 years ago from USA

      Shyron - This one was a little different in that the song had to have "Blue" in the title. I've been doing locations (states, maybe cities at some point) and will certainly include it then. Hope you're doing well. Have a wonderful week!

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      2 years ago from USA

      Nell - Chrystle Gayle's brown eyes to blue song is on there at #45. Thanks for the song suggestion, however. Hope you're having a wonderful week!

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Flourish, please add the song "Seattle"


      The bluest skies you've ever seen in Seattle

      And the hills the greenest green in Seattle

      Like a beautiful child growing up free and wild

      Blessings my friend

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      Nell Rose 

      2 years ago from England

      What a great list! and my favorite color! there is another one, but its not just blue, its 'Don't it make your brown eyes blue' crystal gale I think? but I am now singing along to those above!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      2 years ago from Dubai

      Another great list with so many songs that are new to me. I love Blue Eyes by Elton John. Enjoyed reading about the idioms.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Liz - Thank you for stopping by! Have a terrific weekend!

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      Liz Westwood 

      2 years ago from UK

      Another interesting playlist. I especially like the variety you pack into your article.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Peggy - It's got to be odd knowing that when you spot another blue-eyed person, you're related to them. I guess you're related to my husband? Small world, eh?

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Blue Velvet and Blue Moon immediately came to mind when I saw the title of your latest article. These are always fun and interesting. Now I am wondering who my ancestor was who started this blue eye genetic code?

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      2 years ago from USA

      kallini2010 - I chuckled with the video but thought hmm, everyone has their own taste and it was the 70s. I'm known for my unusual choice of paint colors, too, among people I allow in my house (I typically don't like visitors). My living room is a shade of yellow and I enjoy it that way.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Linda - Glad you found it entertaining! Have a wonderful weekend!

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      2 years ago from USA

      Bill - Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it. Have a great weekend, too!

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      2 years ago from Carson City

      Flourish.....I do believe there is not a single subject matter in songs that you have not covered!! Incredible! What a wonderful concept you captured. and you do such a fabulous job on each and every one. This is definitely your "signature niche," girlfriend. Actually, I suppose you could go on forever with these articles. Keep 'em comin!!

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for sharing the interesting playlist and the idioms. Quite a lot of the idioms were new to me. I didn't realize that blue was such a popular colour!

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      2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thanks for # 70, Flourish. It sounds nicer and rounder, doesn't it? Just like my birth year. Correction - I never watched Joe Dolan and today I did. There is no chance in hell of me being with him even for one night stand. But he made me laugh - the 1975 fashion makes him look gay, the dancing is awful and his face... let's just say, is not for close-ups.

      My favourite colour? It depends, of course. I don't have such a colour. There is a reason I could not miss "blue" anything and its interpretations. Once, I was "diagnosed" as Authentic Blue, you know those psychological tests - there are always four major personality types. This one was expressed in colours and their percentages - Blue, Green, Gold and Orange. My dominant colour was Blue, but the cop-out way "the experts" used was - we are all "plaid". I don't like plaid. I don't like simplification. But, I was affected by these colour theory and considered myself Blue. I even wrote one hub about being blue (please don't read, it's not worth even my time) and then half a year later, I wrote about transformation to Orange. Though it should have been a transformation to Yellow - the colour of insanity.

      The problem with all that colour confusion is that my relentless grip on the meanings and what's behind and beneath and whatnot makes me Green (analytical mind). So, sure enough, I got to the bottom of it - once I saw that course, the whole thing is straightened out. No one can tell me the meaning of colours without me contradicting and sending the interpreter to fact-check.

      So, with the hair - no, I won't dye it blue. While I have some left, I dye it red. However, I know that purple wig suits me quite well. And why not wear a coloured wig? Would more people go for blue? I doubt it. Clothes are easier, what you don't like - don't wear, buy a different colour next time. I think - I'm either Spring or Summer on the clothes "line", not sure. I can't wear black close to my face - (ha-ha-ha! check my avatar).

      For home decor, I prefer fall colours. If I had to pick a colour for the car - never white, grey or silver. Nothing, what I call, off-colours.

      It's probably about harmony than anything else. What I consider a good choice of colour for home design is the one that doesn't go out of favour too quickly. I have my walls painted "june bud" for 15 years and I have no intention of changing the colour. My mom's choice of "apricot-tish" drives me up the wall. I love apricots, but not their colour on my wall.

      My son said (out of the blue) that his favourite colour was lavender. Where did it come from? Maybe from wanting to be so different from others. Maybe I am not super original, but I like bordeaux (to wear). I had boots, shoes, raincoat (if I ever lose enough weight, I'll be delighted to wear it again).

      But to round it up - maybe my true colour is not Blue, but more of a grey-ish variety. What colours are donkeys? The smart ones?

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      Bill De Giulio 

      2 years ago from Massachusetts

      You’ve done it again Flourish. Love the Elvis songs. Great memories. Have a great weekend.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Mary - Thank you for the kind comment. Some of them really bring back the memories for me, too. May your weekend be filled with blue skies.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Larry - I'm always glad to see that you've stopped by. Have a terrific weekend.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Dora - I learned a thing or two myself with those idioms. I tried to leave off some of the more common ones. Have a wonderful weekend! Don't be blue!

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      2 years ago from USA

      Clive - Wait what? Hey, there's blue in your photo.

      Have a good weekend, buddy.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Linda - I bet you have a gorgeous yard with all those flowers. The ones you post on your cooking Q&A articles are simply stunning. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      2 years ago from USA

      kallini2010 - It's good to hear from you. I hope you are feeling well and aren't blue. I'm not so much for the color blue overall (although there are certain purlplish shades I like) because my mother often dressed my sister and I alike while growing up, and I always got the blue version, never the pink. Your favorite color? Thanks for the song suggestion. I added it as #70. Have a good weekend!

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      2 years ago from USA

      Yves - I'm a fan of both "Blue Ain't Your Color" and periwinkle too! If I had more time, I'd love to visit some of these oddly named places. Have a wonderful weekend. Don't be blue!

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      2 years ago from USA

      Bill - He was really serious about those shoes! You have a wonderful weekend, too!

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      2 years ago from USA

      Frank - I'm sure your granny rocked her blue hair. Some of those hues run purple, too. I kinda favor that. Thanks for stopping by and giving us all a chuckle.

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      Mary Norton 

      2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Some of these songs I can relate to as they bring back memories of our younger years. You are encouraging me to really know more songs with your hubs.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Compiling playlists by color is interesting. I especially like the chart with the idioms and explanations. Fun and informative!

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      Clive Williams 

      2 years ago from Jamaica

      God Damn! That's just too much blue for my black eyes!

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      Linda Lum 

      2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Blue is my favorite color. I have several gardens (gardens are like the rooms in your house, each one distinct), and one is my "blue garden", filled with blue-hued blossoms. This was a fun article (and for once I think I can say that I recognize most of these).

      Thank you for all of the work you put into these.

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      Larry Rankin 

      2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Always enjoy your song lists:-)

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      2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Hello Flourish! Quick. Name your favourite person. No, not that one. The one who always rains on your parade. The one who rains on anyone's and everyone's parade, in all possible and impossible shades of rainbow, in infrared and ultraviolet and even in infraviolet and ultrared.

      Blue won't be an exception. You are right about blue being named the favourite colour by the majority of world population. You are also right about omitting context because no one thinks about context when being asked such a simple and inconsequential question. You'll be right if you say that there are as many theories about colour meanings as colours themselves. And, yet, there is one theory that is not a theory as such, because it's science. People won't be people if they did not put a colour theory to the test.

      It's a good question to ask - so, blue is your favourite colour, but would you dye your hair blue? (I wouldn't even if I had hair). That's a question in context. There is another - when it comes to food, what is favourte colour? The last choice will be purple (the colour of royalty) and the next to last will be blue. By the way, eating from a blue dinnerware does not suppress appetite. If you want to lose weight, buy red plates.

      I'm not so clever, but I watched "How Color Affects Taste - The Great Courses" (link denied, but it's on youtube). Which is just an excerpt from How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals - The Great Courses (same as above). There are only 6 lectures 30 min each so it is not a major time burden, but an enlightenment for life. Blue, grey or white - the light is the light.

      There is another association between blue and a cultural phenomenon: in Russia saying "he's blue" means "he's gay" (applies only to men). I don't see the connection, but when it comes to colours logic fails.

      To make a positive contribution - there is another blue song - Jo Dolan "Lady in Blue" - it was given to me as a present - something that reminded him of me.

      "Who's that lady on her own

      I wish that she would look my way

      She just stands there on her own

      A painted smile upon her face..."

      I guess that describes me. "The lady stands there all alone..." I wonder why? Well, because if you want to be noticed wear yellow. If you are going on a date, never wear yellow. If you want to be noticed and liked, wear red.

      And, by the way, did you see the film "Blue Velvet"? Ironically, it's neo-noir psychological thriller. Oh, maybe it makes sense - another writer of historic thrillers, Homer never mentioned colour blue in his "Ilyad". Not once. Instead, the sea and sky had all fifty shades of...

      So, I think if Jo Dolan knew what he might get from "that lady all alone" he'd wish that "she'd never looked his way..."

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      2 years ago

      Hi Flourish....I stopped by just to see if you included, Blue Ain't Your Color," and there it was at the very top of your playlist! Yay!! Such a cute song. It's one of those you want to play more than once with the volume turned up.

      But my goodness, who knew that so many songs contain the word blue. I was somewhat astonished, but glad at the same time. Furthermore, I was intrigued by the idea of Periwinkle Mountain. I just love periwinkle. Anyway, another fun article, as always.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A fun category...hey, look at me, the first visitor today. Anyway, I got Blue Velvet and Song Sung Blue right off...should have gotten Elvis and his stupid shoes. :) Have a great weekend!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      my grandmother's hair was blue.. she never dyed it.. it just went from light brown to gray then to blue...anyways.. This was another one of your entertaining hubs.. song sung blue.. wow I remember that one playing when I use to shoe shine as a boy..LOL


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