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Top 20 Rock Songs About the Color Black

Colors have painted songs for years, but the un-color of black has been featured more than any other. And these songs rock. Black is the most basic of colors (other than the other un-color of white) and gets a lot of air time in pop and rock songs. Black as night, bold as rock, here are the top 20 rock songs recorded about the basic color of black.

1 - Back in Black by AC/CD, the most famous song about this color.

2 - Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones, a memorable tune from the Stones' early years.

3 - Black Water by the Doobie Brothers, Black featured prominently in the 70s!

4 - Black Magic Woman by Santana, another early 70s tune.

5- March of the Black Queen by Queen, again 1974 — what was going on in the 70s? Not enough colors?

6 - Black Betty by Ram Jam, featured on more movie soundtracks than any other on this list.

7 -  Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden, finally ... we reach the 90s!

8 - Black Satin Dancer by Jethro Tull  Note: Blackpool by Jethro Tull is an awesome song but doesn't count. That's a town, not a color.

9 - Black Dog by Led Zeppelin 

10 - Black Rain by Ozzy Osbourne

11 - Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress by the Hollies

12-  Black Balloon by the Goo Goo Dolls 

13 - Black Velvet by Alanah Myles

14 - Black Celebration by Depeche Mode

! Also check out our lists of songs with a different hue:

  • The Top 20 Red Songs

15 - Man in Black by Johnny Cash

16 - Black Summer by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

17 - Black Star by Radiohead

19 - The Black Widow by Alice Cooper

20 - Black by Pearl Jam

A few honorable mentions:

Black Chamber by Blind Guardian

Fade to Black by Metallica

Back to Black by Amy Winehouse

Blackbird by the Beatles doesn't quite qualify as it's a bird, but so close.

There are a hundred more, they never seem to stop coming, but these were the tops of the pops. There you have it: the blackest songs on the charts. The color or non-color of black.

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