The charts are rife with yellow songs, and we love them. Yellow is the fifth most popular color in music. Here are the Top 20 pop and rock songs about the color yellow. It's the lemony sweet tunes that balance our charts and made our day bright. Bright yellow, that is.
1 - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, the soft tune that carried Elton John to the top of the Billboard hot 100.
2 - Yellow Submarine by the Beatles. Ringo Starr loved the sea. A minor Beatles hit, but it did spawn a a pseudo animated movie.
3 - Mellow Yellow by Donovon
4 - Yellow by Coldplay
5- Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree by Tony Orlando and Dawn. They were big in the 70s, and this song was everywhere on the radio.
6 - Lemon by U2. This Irish band moved beyond green clovers. The song's meaning is a mystery.
7 - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini by Brian Hyland, a 60s #1 hit, believe it or not! It peaked at #1. Hyland was only 16, making him one the youngest to top the pops.
8 - Gold Dust Woman by Fleetwood Mac
9 - Lemon Tree by Peter, Paul and Mary
10 - Big Yellow Taxi by Counting Crows
11 - Gold by Spandau Ballet. That one was 80s slow dance gold.
12 - Amber Cascades by America, the band who took Horse With No Name to #1 in the 70s.
13 - Don't eat the Yellow Snow by Frank Zappa. Only Frank would dream up such lyrics and put them on a record.
14 - Lemon Firebrigade by Haircut 100. Remember this 80s band? Their big hit, Love Plus One, was a staple of the MTV brigade.
15 - Gold Rush by Taylor Swift
16 - Bodak Yellow by Cardi B.
17 - Yellow Brick Road by Eminem
18 - The Yellow Rose by Johnny Lee
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19 - Yellow Diamonds by Chris Travis
20 - Yellow Moon by the Neville Brothers
Limelight by Rush That's a stretch; is lime yellow or green? Either way, a great song!
Those are the yellowest songs on the Top 40 charts from the past six decades of rock n roll.
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