Charts in Google Sheets

Okay, so today I was trying to create a cool column chart in Google Sheets, but it wasn’t going well. I had choices, but none were quite right. I could have a multi-color chart that was mushed together, or single color but neither option had labeled bars. I could include a legend, but that puts the data separate from the content. My source data was a list and I wanted to do counts of types and then chart those counts.