Here we will take a look at 10 songs with black in the title. Hope you enjoy.

Black Cat by Janet Jackson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHS2EQ1Dx6Q

Released in 1990, this Janet Jackson song peaked at number 15 in the UK charts. It was one of the first single releases that Janet Jackson wrote herself.

Black Night by Deep Purple

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK03tEKhFU8

Although having been rereleased in 1980 and 1995 it was on original release that this song was most successful. It managed to peak at number 2 in the UK charts in 1970.

Black Velvet by Alannah Myles

Written by David Tyson and Chtistopher Ward, this song is most successfully covered by Alannah Myles. It raced to number 2 in the UK charts in 1990.

Black Gold by Soul Asylum

Taken from the album Grave Dancers Union, Black Gold was the follow up single to Runaway Train. Released in 1994 it peaked at number 26 in the UK charts.

Black Or White by Michael Jackson

This song was one of the biggest selling singles of the 1990’s. It was taken from Jackson’s album Dangerous and raced all the way to the top of the UK charts in 1991.

Blackhills of Dakota by Doris Day

Taken from the film Calamity Jane and performed by Doris Day, this song was released as a single in 1954. It managed to reach a high of number 7 in the UK charts.

Black Eyed Boy by Texas

Scottish band Texas hadn’t released much for a number of years when they made their comeback in 1997. This song raced into the top 10 peaking at number 5 in the UK.

Black Betty – Ram Jam

When Ram Jam recorded this song it led to a boycott of some civil rights groups who claimed the song was insulting to black woman! Of course, the song itself is actually a very old one, it was first recorded in 1933. Ram Jam’s version was released in 1977 hitting number 7 in the UK charts and number 18 in the US charts.

Blackberry Way by the Move

The Move were led by Roy Wood, who would later be a founder of the Electric Light Orchestra. This song was released in December 1968 and soon climbed to the number one spot in the UK.

Black Magic Woman by Fleetwood Mac

This Santana version is probably more famous but this is the original. It was released as a single in the UK in 1968, just nudging into the top forty, peaking at number 37.

P.S. This article was originally published by the same author on Triond on the 19th of November 2009 and can be found by clicking HERE.