White is just one of many colors that are featured in different song titles.
We made a list of 22 of the top songs with white in the title.
Whether you are a fan of country, pop, or rock music, you will enjoy this variety of songs.
There is something for everyone in this list of popular hits.
1. White Wedding by Billy Idol
One of Billy Idol’s more popular songs is White Wedding. This rock song came out on his 1982 self-titled album. White Wedding is featured in the 1998 romantic comedy film, The Wedding Singer, in which Idol makes an appearance.
There are differing opinions about what the lyrics of this song mean. Some think that the song is about Idol’s sister and her shotgun wedding. Others believe that the song is not about his sister but about the girl he loves who is marrying someone else. Alternatively, the song may be a reference to cocaine use.
2. White Riot by The Clash
Punk rock band The Clash released the song White Riot in 1977. It was part of their debut album. Lead singer Joe Strummer and lead guitarist Mick Jones wrote the lyrics to this song. White Riot peaked at number 38 on the UK Singles Chart.
In this song, The Clash is singing about how white people have reasons to protest their government. It was inspired by the 1976 Notting Hill riots that some band members attended. Some people criticized the song for being racist; however, the song intended to express dissatisfaction with economic class struggles.
3. Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues
British rock band The Moody Blues came out with their Days of Future Passed album in 1967. This album included the song Nights in White Satin. The lead singer of The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, wrote this song. In the United States, the song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972.
The lyrics of this song suggest that the singer is in love with someone he cannot be with. This may be someone who does not feel the same about him; it could also be circumstances that prevent them from being together, such as distance. Hayward wrote the song while touring in Europe.
4. White Room by Cream
British rock band Cream came out with the song White Room in 1968. This song appeared on their Wheels of Fire album. The song peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100; it reached number two in Canada.
The song can be interpreted in different ways as it is a bit mysterious. Some see the lyrics as representing a romantic relationship, while others view this song as a commentary on drug use. Either way, it refers to a depressive state in which the singer is lonely and sad.
5. A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum
The British rock band Procol Harum came out with the hit song A Whiter Shade of Pale in 1967. Keith Reid wrote the lyrics. The song might be about a sexual encounter between a man and woman. Alternatively, this song may refer to hallucinations or death.
Procol Harum’s version of the song reached number one in the UK, Australia, Canada, and several other countries. In 1995, Annie Lennox sang a cover of this song for her Medusa album. Several other artists have covered A Whiter Shade of Pale, but hers is one of the most well-known.
6. (There’ll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover by Vera Lynn
Nat Burton wrote the song The White Cliffs of Dover and Vera Lynn performed it. The song was covered by other singers but she is known most for it. Burton wrote the song during World War Two.
The lyrics in this song talk about a time when the war is over. Lynn sings about how people will hear laughter and see bluebirds again when there is peace. The title of the song refers to a place in England. This is a hopeful song that expresses a desire for a return to normal and an end to the war. It encourages people to be patient and hold onto hope that things will get better.
7. Pink + White by Frank Ocean
Pharrell Williams wrote the song Pink + White and Frank Ocean performed it. It came out in 2016 on Ocean’s second studio album Blonde. Beyonce makes a guest vocal appearance on the song.
Ocean seems to be reminiscing in this song; he sings about memories of when he was younger. It sounds as though he is singing to or about someone he learned a lot from. This may have been a family member, friend, or lover. Overall, the song lyrics suggest that listeners should slow down and enjoy the moment because the good times don’t last forever.
8. Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails by Fred Astaire
Songwriter Irving Berlin wrote the jazz song Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails. It was featured in the 1935 film Top Hat, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This musical comedy received four Academy Award nominations.
The song lyrics explain that the man has received an invitation to a formal event. He plans to get ready in his formal wear and enjoy a night out on the town. This song was covered by many musical artists in the 1950s including Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Mel Torme. In 1993, Tony Bennett included his version of the song on his album Steppin’ Out.
9. White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes
The American band Fleet Foxes came out with the song White Winter Hymnal in 2008. It was part of their debut self-titled album that featured alternative, folk, and indie music. Their lead singer Robin Pecknold wrote the lyrics for this song. The lyrics are repetitive and simple. The song describes a group of children and how their relationships change over time.
As children get older, they lose their innocence and become different versions of themselves. People change so much as they transition into adulthood that they don’t often stay friends with their childhood playmates. The singer uses a metaphor about blood in the snow to illustrate how a child’s innocence is so easily taken away.
10. White Iverson by Post Malone
The song White Iverson was the first single from American rapper Post Malone. It came out in 2015 and was included on his album Stoney. White Iverson was the first song to put Post Malone in the spotlight and gain recognition in the music industry.
The title of the song White Iverson refers to Allen Iverson. He was a basketball player who played in the NBA from 1996 until 2010. The lyrics of this song are all about Malone wanting to be a basketball star. He raps about the success, money, and women he would have if he was a pro player, which was his dream.
11. White Teeth Teens by Lorde
New Zealand pop artist Lorde wrote the song White Teeth Teens with songwriter Joel Little. This song came out in 2013 and appeared on Lorde’s debut album, Pure Heroine. This album was nominated for a Grammy Award and sold over 5 million copies.
The song is a commentary on the social life of teenagers. The phrase “white teeth teens” refers to youth who are considered popular. They are viewed as being perfect and having everything that other teens want. The lyrics suggest that the singer wanted to be a part of that group at one time but eventually found success on her terms.
12. White Liar by Miranda Lambert
Released in 2009, White Liar is a song by country music singer Miranda Lambert. Natalie Hemby and Lambert wrote the song which is featured on the album Revolution.
Lambert sings from the perspective of a woman who finds out she has been cheated on. She calls her partner a white liar after learning that he has been seen with another woman. At the end, she says that she is also a white liar. These lyrics imply that she has hidden something from him as well.
13. White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane
Grace Slick wrote the song White Rabbit. It appeared on Jefferson Airplane’s album Surrealistic Pillow in 1967. This song peaked at number one in Canada and number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Many of the lyrics in White Rabbit refer to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll wrote this book in 1865. There are many references to psychedelic drug use and hallucinations in the song. Slick wrote this song during a time when many people and musicians were using psychedelics to expand their consciousness.
14. White Horse by Taylor Swift
Country music songwriter Liz Rose wrote the song White Horse with Taylor Swift. It appeared on Swift’s second album Fearless, in 2008. The song was a hit, winning Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the 2010 Grammy Awards.
Like many country songs, White Horse is about a romantic relationship. At the beginning of the song, Swift sings about her sadness and despair when the relationship ends. By the end of the song she realizes she deserves better. Overall, this song is about coming to terms with the breakup and accepting that it is over. She is ready to move on and find someone that will treat her well.
15. White Walls by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Hip hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis perform the song White Walls. Their debut album, The Heist, featured this song in 2012. There are guest appearances by Schoolboy Q and Hollis in this song as well.
In White Walls, the lyrics are all about getting a Cadillac and the enjoyment that it brings the singer. He has worked hard to achieve the level of success that he has. One of his dreams was to buy a Cadillac, so finally doing so is a huge milestone.
The lyrics refer to the different features of the car; the song also mentions that his grandfather had one just like it. The Cadillac represents certain freedom that he has obtained with his success in life.
16. Little White Church by Little Big Town
Members of Little Big Town and songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick wrote the song Little White Church. It appeared on their 2010 album, The Reason Why. This country song peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
The lyrics of this song are from the perspective of a woman who wants to get married. She sings about how she will no longer stay in a relationship with her partner unless he marries her.
The song also mentions her mother who warned her about this man. The singer realizes that she is being strung along by someone who won’t commit. She wants something more for herself and issues him an ultimatum.
17. A White Demon Love Song by The Killers
A White Demon Love Song was performed by the American rock band The Killers. It appears on the soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: New Moon. The soundtrack came out in 2009.
As suggested by the title, this is a love song. The singer talks about wanting to be in love and to grow old with the person. They pledge to make them happy and stay by their side. At the start of the song, the lyrics suggest that the other person does not feel the same way about them.
18. White Lightning by George Jones
American country music singer George Jones performed the song White Lightning. Ironically, it took quite a long time to record it due to Jones’ heavy drinking. J.P. Richardson, who is better known as The Big Bopper, wrote this song.
Richardson died on February 3, 1959, in a plane crash with Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly. The song White Lightning was released six days later.
The title of the song refers to the name of the alcohol mentioned. Jones sings about his father brewing alcohol in an illegal still and the police wanting to bust him for it. Once the son drinks the alcohol, he says he knows why it is named White Lightning since it is so strong. This song has been covered by Hank Williams Jr, Waylon Jennings, and other artists.
19. Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American) by Toby Keith
Country singer Toby Keith wrote the song Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue. He wrote the song after the death of his father and the attacks on September 11, 2001. Keith’s father was a very patriotic veteran. After he died and 9/11 happened, Keith was inspired to write a song about his feelings.
The lyrics of this song mention the 9/11 attacks and threaten the perpetrators. Keith suggests that the US will have their revenge on those who committed this attack.
The song was controversial after its release. Some people felt that it was patriotic and a show of support for the American military. Others felt it was a shameful response that glorified war and disregarded the civilian losses in Afghanistan.
20. Black or White by Michael Jackson
The song Black or White came out in 1991. It appears on Michael Jackson’s eighth album, Dangerous. The song peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts; it was the top-selling song in 1992. The iconic music video shows Jackson performing the song with people of different ethnicities.
This song is about racism and Jackson’s experience with it. He sings about social injustice and his frustration with racial inequality. The lyrics suggest that regardless of one’s race or culture, we are all equal and should treat each other as such.
21. White Christmas by Bing Crosby
Irving Berlin wrote the song White Christmas which Bing Crosby performed. Other artists have performed the song, including Bette Midler, Michael Bolton, Micahel Buble, and Frank Sinatra. Crosby’s version of the song is the most successful, selling over 50 million copies. The song was created for the 1942 musical Holiday Inn, starring Crosby and Fred Astaire.
The singer reminisces about Christmases that he has celebrated in the past. The lyrics refer to the white snow that falls during the holidays. He also sings about children waiting for Santa to arrive and sending cards to his family and friends.
22. White Shadows by Coldplay
White Shadows is a song by the British rock band Coldplay. It was included on their third studio album, X&Y which came out in 2005. Chris Martin, Will Champion, Jonny Buckland, and Guy Berryman wrote the song White Shadows.
The lyrics of this song imply that the singer is realizing what the world is like. He starts by remembering when he was younger and missing how he felt back then. He begins to understand that we are all a part of something greater than ourselves. The song refers to an awareness of how big the universe is and how small we as individuals are.