Here we will take a look at 10 songs with green in the title, in no particular order. Hope you enjoy.
Green Light by Cliff Richard
Granted, Cliff Richard hadn’t had a top 40 hit in over 3 years when this was released, but this one wasn’t going to mark his comeback much. It peaked at number 57 in the UK charts. His next release (We Don’t Talk Anymore) did much better, hitting number one.
Green Tinted Sixties Mind by Mr Big
Taken from their third album Lean Into It, this song never really took of in maybe the way it could have. It reached number 33 in the US rock chart and only number 72 in the UK charts. This version is an acoustic version.
Green Circles by Small Faces
This song came from the Small Faces third album, released in 1968. Many say it was their attempt to cash in with that years psychedelic approach to making music – whatever!
The Green Man by Shut Up and Dance
The music buying public didn’t think too much of this song and is it any wonder. Let’s just say, the fact it reached as high as 43 in the UK charts was overly lucky.
Green Onions by Booker T and the MG’s
This soul instrumental was originally released in 1962, it peaked at number 3 in the billboard US chart but hit the top spot in the soul chart. It didn’t reach the UK charts until it was re-released in 1979, where it peaked at number 7.
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown) by Fleetwood Mac
This song was a non-album release and came out in 1970. It was their last hit for three years. On release it climbed to number 10 in the UK charts but didn’t chart in the US.
Green Tambourine by Lemon Pipers
There was many occasions in the 1960’s when two different bands released the same song within the same year and this was one of them. It was also released by a group called Sundragon in 1968 but it was the Lemon Pipers version that charted much higher, reaching number 7 in the UK charts.
Green Door by Shakin’ Stevens
If you think 2 bands releasing the same song in the same year was bad then you may be surprised to hear that this song was actually released by 3 different artists in 1956 alone (Jim Lowe, Frankie Vaughan and Glen Mason). This Shakin’ Stevens version was released in 1981 and reached number 1 in the UK charts.
Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones
This song was written by Claude Putman Jr and performed here by Tom Jones. Although Jones wasn’t the first (or last) cover, it was the most popular. It reached the top spot in the UK charts in 1966.
Green Green Grass Of Home by Elvis Presley
Elvis’s version was released 9 years after the Tom Jones version. This cover peaked at number 29 in the UK charts in 1975.
P.S. This article was originally published by the same author on Triond on the 20th of November 2009 and can be found by clicking HERE.