Primary colours in number one hits


This week’s item was requested by Hayley Coffey who asked me how many titles of number one songs contain a primary colour. At the risk of being sneaky and including a colour within a word that isn’t really a colour (like Blurred Lines) I’ve stuck to real words and there are 21 in total. Here’s the list.

Artist Title Year
Guy Mitchell She Wears Red Feathers 1953
Tommy Steele And The Steelmen Singing The Blues 1957
Guy Mitchell Singing The Blues 1957
The Marcels Blue Moon 1961
Franks Ifield Lovesick Blues 1962
Rolling Stones Little Red Rooster 1964
The Beatles Yellow Submarine 1966
Tom Jones Green Green Grass Of Home 1966
Christie Yellow River 1970
Dawn Feat Tony Orlando Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree 1973
Shakin’ Stevens Green Door 1981
UB40 Red Red Wine 1983
Nena 99 Red Balloons 1984
Chris De Burgh The Lady In Red 1986
Madonna True Blue 1986
Bombalurina Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini 1990
Manchester United Football Squad Come On You Reds 1994
Robson Green And Jerome Flynn There’ll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover 1995
Eiffel 65 Blue (Da Ba Dee) 1999
Will Young Evergreen 2002
Roll Deep Green Light 2010
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