Billkozy's Song-Color Quiz
Billkozy on 04/09/2007
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This is my take on the Community Quiz subject, "Pick a Color." Some of you who answered my survey already know what this quiz will be about, and a huge thank you to all who participated! I polled Sploofusers, asking them to vote for their "5 Favorite Songs that have a Color somewhere in the Title" I heard back from 158 people. Using a formula that combines the order that voters placed their choices in with the sheer number of votes received, I tallied the results and have discovered what the overall Top 10 were. They are the focus of this quiz. So without further ado, the following quiz features the Top 10 Favorite Songs That Have a Color in the Title according to the votes of Sploofus players.
Thank you so much to all of you who took part--you make this a lot of fun for me, and I can only hope you have fun seeing what you and your colleagues voted for.
The top 10 songs will be the focus of this quiz, and as a bonue for those curious for more results I'll reveal here the top 50 from 11 to 50.
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50. Brown Sugar 49. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues 48. Black Magic Woman 47. Song Sung Blue 46. Yellow Rose of Texas 45. Green Eyed Lady 44. Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress 43. Green Onions 42. Blue Hawaii 41. Black Water 40. White Flag 39. Blue 38. Mellow Yellow 37. Pink Houses 36. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain 35. Blackbird 34. Fields of Gold 33. Blue Monday 32. Tie a Yellow Ribbon 31. Behind Blue Eyes 30. It's Not Easy Being Green 29. Red Roses for a Blue Lady 28. Blue Christmas 27. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini 26. Pink 25. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 24. Green Green Grass of Home 23. White Rabbit 22. Devil With a Blue Dress 21. Black Velvet 20. Blue Bayou 19. White Room 18. Purple People Eater 17. Blue Moon 16. Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Blue 15. White Wedding 14. Little Red Corvette 13. Purple Haze 12. Red Red Wine 11. Back in Black
(When this quiz initially launched, Purple Haze was in 10th place. But then more votes came in and the results changed a bit in the top 50, and also in the top 10. So there's a new #10 song in the quiz and I've replaced the Purple Haze question. Also, in the updated quiz, songs #5 and #6 switched positions as more votes came in. For the curious, here was the Purple Haze question that players originally saw:
Number 10 is "Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix from his 1967 album, "Are You Experienced?" Hendrix claimed the song was based on a traumatic dream he once had about being underwater but then was saved by his faith in Jesus Christ. The production of the song involved some very experimental shenanigans: For instance, Hendrix used a device called an Octavia for one of the guitar tracks, which raised or lowered the guitar sound by a full octave when he wanted. To create the distant-sounding background track, Hendrix and producer Chas Chandler positioned a set of headphones around a microphone and recorded the sound to create a kind of echo effect. And according to Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Kansas, Roberta Freund Schwartz, "the opening chord of two riffs then an interval of flattened fifth is the d5 or 'tritone,'" has traditionally been considered the "most imperfect of dissonances" and thus generally avoided in musical composition. Amusingly, the song has one of the most commonly mistaken lyrics of any song, and in a bit of mischief, Hendrix would often purposefully sing the misinterpreted lyric in concerts "Scuse me while I kiss this guy" while pointing to one of his band members. What was the actual lyric?
Answer: "Scuse me while I kiss the sky"
PS: Incredibly, not one of my own 5 choices was chosen by anybody else. Everyone else had at least one song that someone else voted for. I mean, what's up with that? They weren't weirdo songs either--they're really cool! Here, like "Mr. Blue Sly" by The Electric Light Orchestra. Or "Union City Blue" by Blondie. And "Rose of Cimarron" by Poco. Okay my next two aren't well-known but I love them: "The Light is Always Green" by the Housemartins, and "123 Red Light" by the 1910 Fruitgum Company. Oh well. On with the quiz.
Oh and one more PS: And these were the most popular colors for songs. Here are the colors in order of popularity according to the number of songs that were voted for: Blue- 62; Black- 36; Red- 28; Green- 26; White- 18; Yellow- 12; Brown- 8; Pink- 8; Gold- 7; Rose- 6; Color- 6; Purple- 5; Orange- 3; Silver- 3; Gray or Grey- 3; Scarlet- 2; Ebony- 1; Ivory- 1; Honey- 1; Crimson- 1; Indigo- 1; Lilac- 1; Rainbow- 1; Raspberry- 1; Ruby- 1; Tangerine- 1.
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