Favorite Songs With Orange In The Title

by Kevin Burton    Orange is too bright to be ignored, too loud to be quiet.  Orange has something to say, so listen up.     Orange may be the flyingest of all flying colors, so that’s where we land on our trip around the rainbow this week.     With apologies to the grape variety, “I …

Favorite Songs With Gray In The Title

by Kevin Burton    That color that falls midway between black and white, the British tend to spell it with an e, the yanks with an a.  Ever notice that?      You will see both spellings on this week’s edition of Flying Colors. I will go with the spelling that the artist used.     So …

Songs With Two Or More Flying Colors

by Kevin Burton     A co-worker once told me she didn’t have a favorite color, she liked colors in combination.     She was an artist, so I get that. And I buy into variety being a spice of life, so why not with colors?  Displayed properly, colors bring out the best in each other.    …

Favorite Songs With Red In The Title

by Kevin Burton     Red is a color of many emotions, from seeing red (anger) to painting the town red (celebration).  A red light means stop, a red-letter day is a great and special day.     Red is all over the place. But if I could just level with you here, if you write a …

Colorful Artist Names, Great Songs

by Kevin Burton    This week on Flying Colors it’s the singers and bands with colors in their names, not the songs.     So there is a mixture of colors here and some of the best examples of Soul, Rock and Disco music.    Went looking for a bonus track from a colorful source and …

Favorite Songs With Brown In The Title

by Kevin Burton    It takes red, yellow and blue to make brown.  So you have to do some work to get where we’re going this week on Flying Colors.    “The color brown symbolizes stability, reliability..wise beyond its years…exuding vigor….” says http://www.color-meanings.com.  That’s all news to me kids.  But if they say so.    …

Favorite Songs With Yellow In The Title

by Kevin Burton      If I say “yellow’ you’re going to think about the sun and all things happy, right?  Not too many menacing references from the color yellow.     The sting of a yellow jacket maybe. But we have no flying insects on Flying Colors, just great songs with yellow in the title.     …

Favorite Songs With Blues In The Title

by Kevin Burton    Perhaps you noticed that on my list of songs with blue in the title, I omitted songs using the word “blues.”    When I started the series I had all kind of rules, some I kept, some I threw out.  One I kept was that blue and the blues were two …

Songs With Green in The Title

by Kevin Burton    Our series “Flying Colors” is back, today looking at songs with green in the title. Since we’re celebrating green, how about a little peppermint?   Make mine Peppermint Rainbow.  That Maryland-based band had a number 32 hit with “Will You Be Staying After Sunday,” in May of 1969.  That’s your bonus …

These Songs Meet My Gold Standard

by Kevin Burton    Should have known better than to listen to a Van Morrison tune without lyrics in front of me.    I touched briefly on his mumbling last week in a post about my favorite song “Come On Eileen” (I’m Going To Hum This Tune Forever, Dec. 4).    Morrison has a message …