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Top 20 Songs About the Color Green

Green rock songs! Green is the most soothing of colors and gets its fair share of lyrical space in pop and rock songs. Green is a soothing color, the shade of nature. It is one of the most sung-about colors in pop and rock. Here are the top 20 rock songs recorded about the passionate calming color of green. 

1 - Velvet Green by Jethro Tull from the Songs from the Wood LP - the best of the green tunes. Walking on velvet green . . .

2 - Green Tambourine by the Lemon Pipers. A big psychedelic 60s hit.

3 - Green Eyed Lady by Sugarloaf, a great 70s hit that topped the FM radio charts for more than a few weeks (ask your dad; he'll tell you what a radio is).

4 - Green Eyes by Coldplay, another band obsessed with green peepers.

5 - Emerald Lies by Marillion (Many listeners used to think it was Emerald Eyes, but no.)

6 - Green Day by Green Day. Yes, of course. . .  an obvious choice. It's in their name!

7 - Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival

8 - Jack in the Green by Jethro Tull, also from Songs from the Wood

9 - Memories of Green by Vangelis

10 - Green Christmas (2000) Barenaked Ladies from the Grinch remake soundtrack

11 - Seeing Green by Nicki Manaj feat. Drake

12 - Green Hall by the Misfits

13 - Green Onions by Booker T & the MG's

14 - Green and Blues by the Pixies

15 - Emerald by Thin Lizzy

16 - On Green Dolphin Street by Miles Davis

17 - Green Disease by Pearl Jam

18 - Green Green Grass of Home by Tom Jones

19- Little Green Valley by Marty Robbins

Check out the rest of the rainbow, songs penned in passion Red and cool Blue:

20 - Green is the Colour by Pink Floyd, from an earlier trippier LP "More" (1969)

Bonus Tracks:  Green by Cavetown

That Green Gentleman (2008) by Panic! At the Disco with a great music video to accompany it.

Blood of Emeralds by Gary Moore

Everything's Gone Green (1981) New Order and Green Grow the Rushes (1985) R.E.M.

Bitter Green (1968) by Gordon Lightfoot

Little Green Jacket (1971) from that lovable cartoon band, the Archies

Grass is Green (2003) Nelly Furtada

Green Circles (1967) by Small Faces, Rod Stewart's former band,

plus: Little Green by Joni Mitchell and Leaves Are Green by Paul Simon

Can we include Limelight by Rush? Wait, I don't think they meant "lime colored" light. So, no.

The color green is the most celebrated and "sung" color in music. Even more than red or blue, green gets the gold. It's the most soothing color to the eye, known to relax people, so I guess songwriters are naturally drawn to it. It seems Green is an easy way to top the charts. We hope you enjoyed the best hit songs about the color green.

Those are the greenest songs we could find. The grass is always greener on the other side of B-flat.

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