In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m kind of odd.

To me, songs are very linked to colors. A while ago (like 3 years) I decided to make several compilations of songs that I felt were roughly the same color. Yes, I know it sounds strange.

May I present: marigold.

1 Matchbox 20 – Shamemarigold
2 Norah Jones – Carnival Town
3 Enya – Smaointe
4 Jim Brickman – Sweet Dreams
5 Kenny Chesney – Anything But Mine
6 Foo Fighters – Aurora
7 Hans Zimmer, from Gladiator – Now We Are Free
8 Barenaked Ladies – Light Up My Room
9 Joao Gilberto – La Chica de Ipanema
10 Enya – Afer Ventus
11 The Cranberries – Dreams
12 The Bee Gees – How Deep is Your Love
13 Sting – Fields of Gold
14 The Beatles – In My Life
15 Amos Lee – Colors
16 Stroke 9 – Tail of the Sun

Obviously (ha ha ha) this is imperfect – Dreams and How Deep is Your Love are both more blue-green-teal than marigold, so they really don’t belong here at all; In My Life is totally white; Colors is hard to categorize, for obvious reasons; and Tail of the Sun is a bit more orangey-red than marigold. But I’m happy with it for now.

What have you learned about me and my taste in music from this?

Oh yes. I’m quite odd.


2 Comments on “Marigold”

  1. Kendy says:

    I actually don’t think that’s all that odd. If I think about it, I can see exactly what you mean. I think ‘In My Life’ definitely qualifies as a shade of gold for me, but not quite as bright as marigold- more burnished. ‘Fields of Gold’ and ‘Tail of the Sun’ fit right in with marigold. ‘Colors’ is a bluish-mauve, I think. But ‘Dreams’ is interesting because it’s actually cotton candy, and comes in both pink and blue. Maybe sort of swirled. Certainly light and happy.
    The rest of the songs I don’t think I’ve heard… oh, wait! ‘How Deep is Your Love’ was one of the songs my neurotic coworker played over and over… ick. Not a good color for that one.

    That’s my view on the whole thing. I could probably organize my entire collection into colors if I thought about it. It’s fun to see you do this.

  2. Bethany says:


    Do you two associate numbers with colors too? I’ve heard of that before.

    I just tried to match a song to a color but I can’t. Bummer.

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