Songs With "Colors" In The Title- Black Is Back Again

By DB
@dgobucks226 (14799)
July 8, 2017 8:37am CST
Never have to much of a good thing, in this case songs using the word "black" in the title. 1. This English rock band helped usher in the age of heavy metal music. They were as influencial to 70's music as the Beatles were in the 60's. The track was inspired by the bass player listening to a Muddy Waters song. 2. This Spanish group with a German lead singer had an international hit with this tune. Although the band was from Spain, they sang this hit in English and recorded it in London. The 60's track peaked at # 2 in the UK. 3. The song is off the Katy Lied album. This single reached # 37 on the charts and marked the first appearance of Michael McDonald on the LP. This American rock/jazz/blues band used a revolving cast of studio musicians asking them to sometimes do up to 40 takes in search of the perfect sound. Songs: 1. Black Dog 2. Black is Black 3. Black Friday Know the artists/bands who wrote these songs? Any personal comments about the songs or bands in your answers is always appreciated. And as I always say, Thanks for playing! Sources: Wikipedia & Song Facts
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@LadyDuck (188725)
• Switzerland
8 Jul 17
The only one I know is "Black is Black", I still have the vinyl. It was a song by rock band Los Bravos, I do not know who wrote the song. Another with the black color that I loves is "Paint it Black", by The Rolling Stones, released the same year as Black is Black, 1966, written by Jagger/Richards.
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@marlina (80735)
• Canada
8 Jul 17
Just listening to 'Paint It Black" right now:
Lyric video for “Paint It, Black” by The Rolling Stones. Directed by: Hector Santizo Composers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Producers: Julian Klein, Robin Kl...
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@dgobucks226 (14799)
8 Jul 17
@marlina Classic Stones song! It's on a CD I have called "Hot Rocks." Has so many early Rolling Stones hits from the 60's-70's I enjoy
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@marlina (80735)
• Canada
8 Jul 17
@dgobucks226 Good choice.
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Jul 17
If it is "Black is black, I want my baby back" then I know "Black is Black" , DB .
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@dgobucks226 (14799)
20 Jul 17
You got me smiling and laughing now, come on
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@bluesa (15242)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Jul 17
@dgobucks226 . Did I get it right? Sorry I am so awful when it comes to music
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@dgobucks226 (14799)
20 Jul 17
@bluesa It's ok- The group is called Los Bravos. A Spanish group and your lyrics are right on
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
8 Jul 17
Once again I have all three, but one is on a 45 r.p.m. I used to do Black Dog at karaoke years ago
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@dgobucks226 (14799)
9 Jul 17
I'm guessing "Black is Black" was your 45 r.p.m.? And did you do Zeppelin justice with your karaoke? Enjoyed your comments, thanks.
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
9 Jul 17
@dgobucks226 Yes, I actually have two of Black Is Black. I used to sing with a few local bands before I started losing my vocal range...even Plant can't hit some of those notes anymore
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@dgobucks226 (14799)
9 Jul 17
@JolietJake I'm amazed when I listen to Led Zep songs how he ever reached those notes in the first place
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@ridingbet (61841)
• Philippines
9 Jul 17
i remember a song when i was still in my elementary years, titled Black is Black. the first lines were: "black is black, i want my baby back. it's gray, it's gray, since you turned away, oh,oh... what can i do? 'cause a a a i, i'm feeling blue". hahaha! my memory.
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@JohnRoberts (67291)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Jul 17
Led Zep, Los Bravos, Steely Dan
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 17
Black is black from whom?
@dgobucks226 (14799)
10 Jul 17
Los Bravos of course. A music group from Spain who wrote the song "Black Is Black." See?
@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
11 Jul 17
@dgobucks226 Oh I must've missed it. Not really hear Spain song. But I wondered if Hey Macarena is Spanish song too?
@dgobucks226 (14799)
11 Jul 17
@Tracy04 That's a good question to ponder? I'm stumped on that one although I remember that song!
@teamfreak16 (42521)
• Denver, Colorado
8 Jul 17
Well, I got Led Zeppelin and Steely Dan, but I've totally forgotten who did #2.
@dgobucks226 (14799)
9 Jul 17
What's that song 2 out of 3 Ain't Bad! That song was from (you might call them) a one-hit wonder band called Los Bravos. Fantastic 60's chestnut
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@teamfreak16 (42521)
• Denver, Colorado
9 Jul 17
@dgobucks226 - Oh, Los Bravos. Of course. Doh!
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• United States
8 Jul 17
1. Led Zep 2. Righteous Bros? I dunno I forget lol 3. Not sure
@dgobucks226 (14799)
9 Jul 17
Would you like a do-over Ocean T #2- Los Bravos #3- Steely Dan. 2 favorite "chestnuts" of mine.
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• United States
9 Jul 17
@dgobucks226 Thanks.
@Bensen32 (856)
• United States
14 Jul 17
Led Zep, in my opinion the greatest band ever.
@dgobucks226 (14799)
14 Jul 17
Yes, you will get little argument from me on that one! They took the baton from the Beatles as a musical influence and ran with it into the future. Sad about John Bonham His son Jason has a Led Zep review tribute band which is cool
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12 Jul 17
I like Black is Black and I could add some more great songs Black Night by Deep Purple, Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones and Back To Black by Amy Winehouse.
@dgobucks226 (14799)
12 Jul 17
Thanks for the additions. Paint it Black is one of my favorite Stones songs. Amy Winehouse was considered very talented. A shame what happened. Deep Purple, never thought of that one good pick!
@Saroj13 (80)
8 Jul 17
It is nice to have them.
@dgobucks226 (14799)
9 Jul 17
Agreed