Colors (soundtrack)

Colors is the soundtrack album to the Dennis Hopper-directed 1988 action crime film Colors. It was released on April 26, 1988 via Warner Bros. Records and mostly consisted of hip hop music. The album found success, peaking at number 31 on the Billboard 200[3] and was certified gold on July 12, 1988, but it is best remembered for its title track performed by Ice-T. The single wasn't a huge success on the charts, only making it to #70 on the Billboard Hot 100,[4] although it was later ranked the 19th best hip-hop song of all time by VH1 in 2008.[5]

Colors OST.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedApril 26, 1988
LabelWarner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. soundtrack albums chronology
Full Metal Jacket OST
Bright Lights, Big City OST
Singles from Colors
  1. "Colors"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(B+)[2]

Track listingEdit

1."Colors" (performed by Ice-T)4:25
2."Six Gun (44Mag Mix)" (performed by The Decadent Dub Team)
  • D. Williams
  • J. Liles
  • P. Quigg
Decadent Dub Team4:57
3."Let the Rhythm Run" (performed by Salt-n-Pepa)Hurby Luv Bug3:22
4."Raw" (performed by Big Daddy Kane)Marley Marl4:06
5."Paid in Full (Coldcut Remix)" (performed by Eric B. & Rakim)
Eric B. & Rakim7:07
6."Butcher Shop" (performed by Kool G Rap)
Marley Marl3:44
7."Mad Mad World" (performed by The 7A3)
  • B. Bouldin
  • J. Rivers
  • S. Bouldin
  • Johnny Rivers
  • Mark Wolfson (co.)
8."Go on, Girl" (performed by Roxanne Shanté)A. HardyMarley Marl3:03
9."A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste" (performed by MC Shan)
Marley Marl4:28
10."Everywhere I Go (Colors)" (performed by Rick James)R. JamesRick James4:34
Total length:44:51


  • Benny Medina – executive producer
  • Dennis Hopper – executive producer
  • Steve Hall – mastering
  • Gary Goetzman – music supervisor
  • Sharon Boyle – music supervisor
  • Deborah Norcross – art direction & design
  • Jeri Heiden – art direction
  • David Skernick – photography
  • Merrick Morton – photography


  1. ^ Mills, Ted. "Colors [Original Soundtrack]". Allmusic. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1988). "Consumer Guide Album: Colors". The Village Voice.
  3. ^ "Soundtrack Colors Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  4. ^ "Ice-T Colors Chart History". Hot 100. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  5. ^ VH1’s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs – Stereogum. Retrieved July 17, 2010.

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