Colors: The Musical – Act 4: Green

The Story
Color is a large, broad topic, yet color is a human perspective.

We see because cones on the eye’s retina detects a specified range of colors in light, transforms the light messages into nerve impulses to be sent to the brain for interpretation and translation into sight. If it wasn’t for the cones on the retina we wouldn’t see the range of colors that we do … but we could still see without cones.

Colors are a range in the visible light spectrum that correspond to some guy named Roy G Biv. We categorize colors into different levels as primary, secondary, and intermediate. involve tints, shades, and hues with neutrals, pastels, warm/cool, and complementary/contrast … yet designers and artists organize usable colors into a palate.

While a color space organizes colors, a color model serves as a mathematical interpretation … yet 216 colors have been identified as safe for web pages – each with an identify code – each with its own mixture of RGB (red, green, blue), HSL (hue, saturation, lightness and HSB (hue, saturation, brightness).

Cultures adapt color for various symbolisms. The same color can mean excitement, purity, danger, success, and more … yet colors are associated with personality, psychology, meditation, philosophy, and marketing.

No matter the perception, scheme, physics, theory, psychology, or culture, this experience is Color: The Musical.

Act 1: Black
Act 2: Red
Act 3: Orange and Yellow

Act 4: Green

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. (Pedro Calderon de la Barca, dramatist)

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. (Martin Luther, theologian)

Beauty, sweet love, is like the morning dew, Whose short refresh upon tender green, Cheers for a time, but till the sun doth show And straight is gone, as it had never been. (Samuel Daniel, poet)

Green – the color associated with 495-570 nanometers of light.

Green – the color between blue and yellow.

Green – an apple, avocado, many leafy vegetables, an emerald.

Green – a light, signal, the color of safety, and so much more.

Green – the theme for Act 4.

Songs must have Green in the title.


  • No songs using green as a compound word (evergreen, greensleeves, greenfields, etc)
  • No songs using a form of green (greener, greenest, greeny, greenery, etc)
  • No songs using shades or hues as blue-green, aqua, jade, emerald, and others
  • OK! Hyphenated words with green (green-eyed turtle), but not when as a shade (blue-green).
  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists

Production Note
To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please 1) include the song title and artist in your text, and 2) paste the URL as part of your last line (not a new line). The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video … but I don’t mind unembedding, so apologies are not necessary.

The songs with green in the title is a long list – a list that includes one of my all-time favorite songs. A surprise song popped out above the others. One that I didn’t know, but the titled tugged at my heart. The opening song is about a different place – the one in Kentucky, not mine in Ohio. (Past post explains the differences.) Nonetheless, let give a big and loud welcome to The Everly Brothers singing Bowling Green.