Sedaka’s “Bad Blood” Still A Favorite

by Kevin Burton    The night my beloved Cincinnati Reds became world champions for the first time in my lifetime, “Bad Blood” by Neil Sedaka was the number one song in the nation.    It was number one for three weeks, then slid off the charts as all songs do.  But it never did fall …

Could The Beatles Have Rocked The 70s?

by Kevin Burton    On my Amazon Echo device, Alexa Myers has made me a post-Beatles play list.  She calls it Beatles playlist because I couldn’t make her understand the name I wanted for it.  No matter.    The list has my favorite tunes from the Fab four after their 1970 breakup.    My first …

Favorite Songs With Pink In The Title

by Kevin Burton    Pink is the girliest color, ever.  It’s the favorite color of the girliest granddaughter I have.    OK, I just have the one granddaughter, but anyway, she takes the cake, the pink cake.  Here comes a list in a hue she would heartily endorse, although it’s not all suitable for eight-year-old …

Favorite Songs With Silver In The Title

by Kevin Burton    Silver is second best at the Olympics. Silver lining is a consolation prize.  Yet silver is shiny, gray with a smile on.     Because of silver’s status as second best your bonus track is “Be My Number Two,” by Joe Jackson.  This is one heart-weary love song, performed by the British …

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.    …