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"It was red and yellow and green and brown
And scarlet and black and ochre and peach
And ruby and olive and violet and fawn
And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve
And cream and crimson and silver and rose
And azure and lemon and russet and grey
And purple and white and pink and orange
And red and yellow and green and brown and blue!"
Company, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: "Joseph's Coat"

A song which names many different colors.

Often serves as a cheap excuse for Mood Lighting: for instance, when the singer sings that he's blue, he is surrounded by a blue spotlight or camera filter. Compare Song of Many Emotions, which is this but with emotions instead. Often overlaps with List Song.




  • "Sing A Rainbow" from Pete Kelly's Blues.
  • While the songs themselves don't mention colors in any extreme way ("Nothing Like a Dame" does have the line "We feel restless, we feel blue", but that's about it), the film of South Pacific made the rather odd decision to gel the camera during the musical numbers. When the sky suddenly turns pink, you know there's a song coming up.



Western Animation

  • "The Green with Envy Blues" and "The Spectrum Song" from Disney's The Wonderful World of Color.
    • The version of the Spectrum Song featured on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color features an additional bit:
    Ludwig Von Drake: Now, alright, we know that everybody don't have television sets with color, so... we're gonna do a version for them, we don't want you to feel left out of it. Here's for you...
    Black black gray white gray gray gray white white white gray gray white, black.
    Black black gray white gray gray gray white white gray gray gray black, black.
    Alright, now you're happy? You don't feel left out? Now I wanna get back to my song.
  • "Pink, the sunrise is pink, and so is a rose, a buttercup glows all yellowy..."
  • In the pilot of Darkwing Duck, Gozalen sings a lullabye her grandfather taught her to Darkwing since he doesn't know any, which is mostly singing random colors that exist in the rainbow in a seemingly random and redundant order. That is until Darkwing notices that her grandfather's Zero Point interface cannon has a color coded keyboard.
  • In Class of 3000, we have "A Richer Shade of Blue" and "The Crayon Song".

Other Songs

  • "Color My World" by Petula Clark.
  • "(I Like) Traffic Lights" from Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album.
  • "Grace Kelly" by Mika, at least in its chorus.
  • "Bold as Love" by Jimi Hendrix from Axis: Bold as Love.
  • "I'm Tickled Pink" by Jack Shaindlin, mostly notable for appearing in Fallout 3.
  • "All Together Now" by The Beatles, from Yellow Submarine.
  • "Technicolor Phase" by Owl City.
  • "Indigo" by Tom Milsom
  • "Colors" by Pharoah Sanders
  • "The Color Of Blue" by S Club 7
  • "Butterfly" by Smile DK
  • MLTR's "Paint my Love" counts.
  • "Roy G. Biv" by They Might Be Giants.
  • "Ode to Crayola" by Lemon Demon
  • "Colours" by Grouplove
  • "Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue'' by Portugal. The Man
  • "Coat of Many Colors" by Dolly Parton, about a coat made out of colorful rags that Dolly's mother gave to her.
  • "The Coloring Song" by Petra
  • "The Colour Song" by Songdrops
  • Inversion with The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black": Only a handful of other colors are mentioned, namely red green and blue, and the singer wants everything to become black as he mourns the passing of his lover.
  • Taylor Swift's "Red" describes her many feelings as colors.
    Losing him was blue like I'd never known
    Missing him was dark grey all alone
    Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
    But loving him was red


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