September quiz: Colorful songs

By Nancy Wheeler | September 1, 2023

Here’s one for music lovers. Name the song titles or colors associated with famous songs using these clues. The answers appear on page 14.

1. Wizard of Oz fans should be familiar with the name of the seventh studio album by English singer and composer Elton John, first released in October 1973?

2. What slow dance and skating rink favorite was a top 20 hit for Tony Bennett in 1951 but reached No. 1 on the charts with a 1963 version by Bobby Vinton?

3. “Well, it’s one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready now go, cat, go” begins what song first recorded by Carl Perkins, then performed by Elvis Presley?

4.  What was the color of the underwater craft made famous by Paul McCartney in his 1966 song recorded by the Beatles?

5. What color was the sports coat with the pink carnation in the Marty Robbins song released in March 1957?

6. What color were the eyes of the girl highlighted in a song by Northern Irish singer and songwriter Van Morrison in 1967?

7. According to the Guinness World Records, what Irving Berlin 1942 yuletide song, performed by Bing Crosby, is the best-selling single worldwide?

8. What color ribbon was tied “Round the Old Oak Tree” in the song originally recorded by Tony Orlando and Dawn? 

9. What song made popular by both Porter Wagoner and Tom Jones records a longing for the verdant lawn of his boyhood?

10. What 1977 song by Crystal Gayle mentions two different colors in its title?