Here we will take a look at 10 songs with brown in the title, in no particular order. Hope you enjoy.
Sweet Georgia Brown by Django Reinhardt
One of the earliest versions of this jazz standard (from the 1930’s) but what a belter. The song itself is the unofficial ‘theme’ tune of the Harlem Globetrotters.
Bobby Brown (Goes Down) by Frank Zappa
This song comes from Zappa’s 1979 album Sheik Yerbouti. It was hugely successful across Europe and is one of Zappa’s most famous songs. Not in America though, where it was banned due to the sexually explicit lyrics.
Old Brown Shoe by George Harrison
This song was released as the B-side to the Ballad of John and Yoko. It is, of course, one of only a dozen or so of George Harrison songs to be recorded by the band. Instead of starting to write it on his guitar, he chose the piano instead.
Mr Brownstone by Guns and Roses
For those not in the know, Brownstone is a slang term for heroin. This song appeared on the amazing Guns and Roses album Appetite For Destruction. It was released as a single but only in the UK and that is one of the reasons given for it not appearing on their greatest hits.
Golden Brown by the Stranglers
This track was taken off the sixth studio album by the band. It was destined to become a huge hit although it managed to only reach number 2 in the UK charts. The song that kept it off the top spot was Town Called Malice by the Jam.
Brown Sugar by the Rolling Stones
Taken from the album Sticky Fingers, this song has become one of the most popular Rolling Stones songs of all time. On release, in 1971, it raced to the number 2 spot in the UK charts.
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Bizarrely, this song was never a hit in the UK, even though it is still a very famous song there. It did reach a high of number 8 in the US charts on release in 1967.
Brown Eyed Handsome Man by Buddy Holly
It is a shame that Buddy Holly wasn’t alive to see most of his music reach the high spots of the charts. This song was released in 1963 reaching number 3 in the UK charts. 36 years later it was released by Paul McCartney, reaching only number 42.
Brown Paper Bag by Roni Size
For those that don’t know, Roni Size can best be described as a drum and bass star. This song was taken from his debut album called New Forms. When this was released as a single it managed to reach number 20 in the UK chars in 1997.
Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M
This song is actually a traditional children’s song from the West Indies and has been covered on many occasions. The most successful version is the Boney M song, they took it to the top of the UK charts in 1978.
P.S. This article was originally published by the same author on Triond on the 23rd of November 2009 and can be found by clicking HERE.