10 Songs with Red, White, or Blue in the Title

With the 4th of July just around the corner, patriotic song lists about America aren’t hard to find. But what about songs that pay tribute to the colors red, white and blue?

Check out this twist on the patriotic song theme– and all hail to the red white and blue!

“Red,White and Blue”- Lynyrd Skynyrd. A little bit country, a little bit southern rock and roll. From Skynyrd’s 2003 album, “Vicious Cycle,” this song is a poignant tribute to the U.S. military.

“Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue”- Toby Keith. The country star wrote this song after of the death of his father and the 9/11 attacks, but he got into a snafu over the emotional song when he was scheduled to perform it on an ABC TV special. News anchor Peter Jennings nixed the lyrics to the song, prompting Keith to say of the Canadian-born Jennings, “I find it interesting that he’s not from the U.S — .I bet Dan Rather’d let me do it on his special.”

“Red High Heels”-Kellie Pickler. The “American Idol” alum released this song as her first single back in 2006. It’s a great revenge anthem'”and Pickler’s trademark song.

“White Wedding”Billy Idol. Back in MTV’s prehistoric years (you know, when they actually played music?) this 1982 song by punk new waver Billy Idol was in heavy rotation on the network. His real life love, Perri Lister, played the bride in the video.

“Forever in Blue Jeans”- Neil Diamond. This late ‘”‘¹Æ’†’…”70s easy listener was a tribute to living the simple life, with comedian Will Ferrell later imitating the ode to blue jeans in a Gap commercial. Meanwhile Diamond must really like his blues: He had another big hit with the single, “Song Sung Blue.

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“Little Red Corvette” – Prince. It’s time to party like it’s 1999′”or something like that. This 1983 pop song wasn’t actually a tribute to the Great American Sports Car, but instead was a metaphor for a girl gone wild.

“Good Guys Don’t Always Wear White”- Bon Jovi. You could get all psychedelic with Cream’s “White Room” or Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” but you can’t get more all-American than Bon Jovi. This “white” song was featured in the 1994 Woody Harrelson flick, “The Cowboy Way.”

“Blue”- LeAnn Rimes. A lot of songs about “blue” may give you the blues, but nothing is bluer than this old tune, originally written in the 1960s by Bill Mack and recorded by LeAnn Rimes in 1996 when she was only 13 years old!

“Red”Bette Midler. This song is all about the color red– from crimson light to ruby bright. But it’s no wonder. It was penned by a writing duo that included The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar.

“Red, White and Blue”- Loretta Lynn. Forget a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. This song had singer Loretta Lynn a little bit red, a little bit white and a whole lotta blue. But it’s not the first time. During her extensive career, Loretta Lynn has sung about “Little Red Shoes, ” “White Christmas” and “Blue Kentucky Girl.”