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Music & Color: Yellow

meahtenoha
Spotify
Spotify

Ever thought a song sounds warm? Or makes you feel red?

 

Do you see yellow as soon as your favorite album from high school starts playing?

 

There's a lot of ways to share, experience, describe and discover music. And we'd like to start a few threads focusing on Music & Color.

 

How does it work?

 

1. Think of a song that you would associate with the color yellow.

2. Right-click the song in Spotify and click 'Copy Spotify URI'

3. Click 'Insert/edit link' in a reply to this thread

4. Paste the URI

5. Click OK

6. Go to color-hex.com.

7. Find the perfect shade of yellow to match your song.

8. Copy the hex code and paste it below the song.

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We'll then build an infographic that displays the songs and colors. It's an experiment for sure, but we're curious to see how this works with all your contributions. 

 

Playlist of all the songs in this thread here:

spotify:user:spotifycommunity:playlist:76wdyQjY5kIba0phRpGoPM

 

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meahtenoha
Spotify
Spotify

I'll add the first track and color:

 

spotify:track:6NunWZuZ6g9KipJ9Q5Vck7:small

Hex code: #f6eb7e

 

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Jazzwhatever
Community Legend

Never much thought about this before. When i think about yellow, it could be the sun or a desert. Then searching for a song that fits that image. 

Here it is: spotify:track:10whfqU35B4c4ewnKCy33x

color: #ffd119


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Jake
Roadie

I often find album artwork imprints a colour palette on my brain, but with this track it's not the case! Despite the blue and orange of the cover, this song sounds bright and golden to me. 

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/0gcjLCLfo8axdF1DeB1SW3

#fff400

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Ellis
Spotify
Spotify

I also think of a dusty desert sun when I think yellow!

 

As such, I'm tempted to put up some country... But avoiding any cheese I'll go with this from the awesome west coast experimentalist Sonny Smith (whose name also fits the colour!) His body of work is generally psych/garage/eclectic, but this album is defined by gorgeous modern twists on classic country rhythms. That steel guitar is so damn dreamy.

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/5iApxp3XHYDbAy7fwIi2ll

 

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#ffe392

meganh007
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this is awesome!!! I'll be doing one later for sure. Love hearing y'all's!



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Hum for some reason every time I heard the song - Black Hole Sun, by the band Soundgarden, either from the CD Superunknown, the local radio station or even the video on MTV, I thought of a bright high heat yellow for some reason. Even though the song is moody and somewhat depressing.

 

#E5FF1E

 

meahtenoha
Spotify
Spotify

When I hear this song it takes me back to walking around Brooklyn on bright days. It's yellow for me:

 

spotify:track:4SijJOfaPEOKPp5fnEUzvR:small

#f9f5cc

 

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Jake
Roadie

@meahtenoha

 

Agreed! Kurt Vile sounds like bright yellow sunshine.

 

 

spotify:track:6Qb3ZrKyajEVZDBRkoFrxf

 

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EclecticSteel
Music Fan

I'm sorry.  A little bit, anyway.

 

https://open.spotify.com/album/3TQANfSeYZtl5rpNjYyR6U

Teresa
Roadie

For me, yellow represents joy, happiness... positiveness in general. That's the colour of the sun. But it also is orange. 

 

So here's my Lemon Tree by Fools Garden (it can become an orange tree depending on the day).

 

#e3c71b

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meahtenoha
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@EclecticSteel wrote:

I'm sorry.  A little bit, anyway.

 

https://open.spotify.com/album/3TQANfSeYZtl5rpNjYyR6U


The funny thing about Coldplay - Yellow is I could have put it in the 'bright blue' color category. Maybe that's just me.

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Kayleigh
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meahtenoha
Spotify
Spotify

Great shout @1164181599!

saved
Roadie

Top yellow song for me has to be... (I'm smiling already). 🙂

  

Weezer - Island In The Sun

 

Spotify Yellow.png

Hex : #fafb6d

 

Soundofus
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Spotify Star

On this one I will be basic. Since I am a kid I have always associated yellow with summer, then I will keep with that idea for what I think is the perfect song for Yellow and for running away from the city 🙂

 

 

 

Hex : #ffaa00

 

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lunkanlundqvist
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spotify:track:66WcaWVGRFmpx0euxmw9yM

http://www.color-hex.com/color-palette/1167

Adteacher
Newbie

The Warmth of the Sun, by the Beach Boys is what popped into my head before anything else!

saved
Roadie

@Meredith, or anyone else who can help.

 

I have tried everything I can think of but still don't get the colour sample to display.

 

Any idea what I am doing wrong please? What am I missing?

 

 

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