Purple is the strongest of the colors. It is bold and beautiful and lends an air of mystery. It's not often sung of (compared to other colors) but when it happens... it's gold. Or purple, but hot as gold. Here are the 20 top songs about the color purple that hit the Top 40 charts.
1 - Purple Rain by Prince, the best of the purple songs. Prince was a brilliant songwriter and the colors shone through. Many of his songs features bright hues from Rasberry Beret to Little Red Corvette.
2 - Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix, the psychedelic king of the 60s.
3 - The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley, an odd novelty song that also hit the top-20 in 1958. It would be his only big hit.
4 - Violet Hill by Coldplay. Not as memorable, but ... okay, it's purple.
5 - Lavender Haze by Taylor Swift. Another forgettable Swift tune, but they can't all be great. It did chart a bit.
6 - Ultra Violet (Light My Way) by U2. A band that never disappoints.
7 - Elderberry Wine by Elton John, the genius who brought us Crocodile Rock also gave us a purply-red wine to sing about.
8 - Approaching Lavender by Gordon Lightfoot, the songwriter of Edmond Fitzerald fame.
9 - Violet Chemistry by Miley Cyrus
10 - Plum Nellie by Booker T. & the M.G.'s
11- Purple Lamborghini by Skrillex with Rick Ross
12 - Purple Heather by Rod Steward
13 - Purple Sand (My Home) by Big Wild
14 - Lilac Wine by Jeff Buckley
15 - Burning Sky by Bad Company. The sky was a purple hue with a soft haze.
16 - Purple Swag by ASAP Rocky
17 -Purple Hills by D12
18 - Purple Hearts by Greedo
19 - Lavender (Take 4) by the Beach Boys, the oldest band here.
20 - Purple Thoughts by Chris Travis
Lavender Hill by The Kinks, and don't forget:
Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple gets honorable mention for the name of the band. Hey, the smoke might have been purple or at least a lilac-tinted mist of deep lavender hue. I am plum certain.
These were the best of the purple color songs.