Do you ever find yourself in the mood for songs that center around a certain subject? Maybe you don’t care who performed the song or even what the genre in question might be, as long as you can keep some type of theme running.
For example, you might want a list of songs that all have the word “red” in the title. If that’s the only thing that matters, you’re in luck.
Here is a list of 10 songs that have the word “red” written into the title. Knock yourself out and listen to them in order to see which one is your favorite.
10. Red Red Wine (UB40)
Who doesn’t want to listen to a song about wine? At its core, that’s exactly what this song is about. In fact, the chorus practically screams the title over and over again.
For all of us that are overworked, over-stressed and trying to squeeze 30 hours into a 24-hour day, this is a song that very clearly resonates.
You might consider it a song about the things that you would prefer to focus on while you’re being forced to do all the adulting that you can handle for a day while still having half of your to-do list staring you in the face.
9. 99 Red Balloons (NENA)
This is a song that is both sweet and a little sad, all rolled into one. The lyrics and the song talk about doing exactly what the title refers to, going out and buying loads of red balloons.
In the song, it’s a young couple that is letting all of these balloons go, one at a time. As they get closer to the end of the balloons that they have to release, they start to reminisce about how much time has gone by in the relationship.
It soon becomes clear that the balloons themselves are nothing more than a metaphor for the passage of time. Any person that has ever had a relationship of any kind where they wished they could just freeze time and allow things to remain exactly as they are understands how it feels to watch time race past when all you want is to savor the moment.
That’s precisely what this song is about. It’s a good lesson in learning to make every moment count and value the time that you do have because no matter how long you might get together, it won’t last forever.
8. The Red (Chevelle)
Have you ever felt like you don’t quite fit in? That’s precisely what the lyrics here discuss. They talk about knowing that you’re not quite like everyone else and not being able to find your stride, no matter how hard you try or how many different groups you try to spend time around.
It’s safe to say that most people have felt this way a time or two but that doesn’t make it any more comfortable when it happens. The lyrics in this song discuss just how uncomfortable not fitting in can be.
They also talk about being willing to do practically anything to fit in, even when it’s not truly in your best interest.
7. I See Red (Everybody Loves an Outlaw)
Have you ever been so angry that the phrase “seeing red” comes straight to the forefront of your mind? While it’s definitely not a good thing to feel this angry, it is a feeling that most people have felt at least once or twice.
Maybe you can think back to a time when you were that angry. If so, you can probably identify with the lyrics to this song.
6. Red High Heels (Kellie Pickler)
Maybe you’ve been in a situation where you broke up with someone that you really loved and it’s taking you a long time to get over the relationship.
This is a song that is about exactly this type of thing. In the lyrics, she puts on red high heels and goes out because she’s trying to signify that she’s not only available but that she’s done being cautious and wondering what other people think of her.
The lyrics signify that she’s now in a position to take charge of her own destiny in relationships and let that shake out however it ends up happening.
5. Red Dirt Road (Brooks & Dunn)
The list just wouldn’t be complete without a good old country song that talks about driving up and down a deserted dirt road where everybody comes together to party late into the night.
In this particular case, the road is referring to those types of places in the backwoods of Texas and Oklahoma where the dirt actually turns red.
It may not make a lot of sense unless you listen to country music on a regular basis, but it does have a good tune so even if you’re not particularly fond of this genre, you might find yourself enjoying it (if you’re in the right mood).
4. Red Rain (Peter Gabriel)
People have argued about the actual meaning of this song for a number of years now. It appears that the lyrics refer to having some type of nightmare about seeing all kinds of injustices and watching the bloodshed of innocent individuals as it turns into red rain.
That’s definitely not an image that’s comforting, but it is one that reflects the state of our world as it has been for the last several decades. Since things seem to be getting more extreme instead of more tolerant, it might be a good idea to listen to the song and glean what you can from it.
3. Little Red Corvette (Prince)
Of course, you have a fun little song here that’s all about falling in love and spending time driving around in a Corvette. The lyrics aren’t nearly as much about the car as they are about being in love.
This is one of the most popular songs performed by Prince in his entire career. As such, it’s one that almost everyone is familiar with.
2. Red House (Jimi Hendrix)
Again, you have lyrics about a house that is red in color but that’s not the point of the song. The lyrics go on to explain that this is the house where the storyteller’s significant other lives.
The song goes on to explain how complicated their relationship is because they desperately want to be together, but they’re seemingly fighting everyone else in order to do so.
1. Red Right Hand (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
Finally, you have a song that has become so engrossed into popular culture, thanks to first being used in the “Scream” films and now becoming the theme song for “Peaky Blinders.”
It’s a song that is a bit trippy and it works very well as a soundtrack for these types of things. It’s also a song with a great beat so if you haven’t heard it, do yourself a favor and go have a listen.
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