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50 Greatest Jazz Vocals

The 50 Greatest Vocal Jazz Songs Of All TimeMore than 4,600 votes were cast by our listeners for the songs they felt were the best jazz vocal songs of all time.

The votes have been counted and the top 50 vocal jazz songs are now available!

Kirsten Kendrick sat down with Jazz on the Grooveyard and Weekend Edition host, Kevin Kniestedt to talk about some of the more interesting aspects of the vocal jazz survey:

You can listen to these and much more of world’s greatest jazz anytime on Jazz24.

What do you think of the list? Are your favorite vocal jazz songs included?
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    1. “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday
    2. “Lush Life” by Johnny Hartman
    3. “God Bless the Child” by Billie Holiday
    4. “How High The Moon” by Ella Fitzgerald
    5. “Mack the Knife (in Berlin)” by Ella Fitzgerald
    6. “At Last” by Etta James
    7. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
    8. “My Funny Valentine” by Chet Baker
    9. “Girl From Ipanema” by Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto
    10. “Fever” by Peggy Lee
    11. “Lullaby of Birdland” by Sarah Vaughan
    12. “Summertime” by Ella Fitzgerald
    13. “Birdland” by Manhattan Transfer
    14. “My One and Only Love” by Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane
    15. “I Loves You Porgy” by Nina Simone
    16. “A Tisket – A Tasket” by Ella Fitzgerald
    17. “Every day I Have the Blues” by Joe Williams w/ Count Basie and his Orchestra
    18. “Autumn in New York” by Billie Holiday
    19. “Misty” by Sarah Vaughan
    20. “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” by Ella Fitzgerald
    21. “Feelin’ Good” by Nina Simone
    22. “Fine and Mellow” by Billie Holiday
    23. “My Baby Just Cares For Me” by Nina Simone
    24. “Route 66” by Nat King Cole
    25. “One for My Baby” by Frank Sinatra
    26. “Blue Skies” by Ella Fitzgerald
    27. “Something Cool” by June Christy
    28. “Georgia on my Mind” by Ray Charles
    29. “I’ve Got You under My Skin” by Frank Sinatra
    30. “Sweet Georgia Brown” by Anita O’Day
    31. “All of Me” by Billie Holiday
    32. “Black and Blue” by Louis Armstrong
    33. “The Waters of March” by Susannah McCorkle
    34. “Fly Me To the Moon” by Frank Sinatra
    35. “Good Morning Heartache” by Billie Holiday
    36. “You Go to My Head” by Louis Armstrong
    37. “Mumbles” by Clark Terry
    38. “My Man” by Billie Holiday
    39. “Peel me a Grape” by Diana Krall
    40. “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole
    41. “Stardust” by Nat King Cole
    42. “Let’s Get Lost” by Chet Baker
    43. “Lover Man” by Billie Holiday
    44. “Someone to Watch Over Me” by Ella Fitzgerald
    45. “Autumn Leaves” by Eva Cassidy
    46. “They Say It’s Wonderful” by Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane
    47. “Compared To What” by Les McCann and Eddie Harris
    48. “Cry Me a River” by Julie London
    49. “Minnie the Moocher” by Cab Calloway
    50. “Nature Boy” by Nat King Cole

Thank you to all of the vocal jazz fans for submitting their votes! 


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