There are some songs that many people don’t realize would fall into the Jazz category. If you aren’t really a fan of jazz, read on…you may find that that some of the songs that you love are actually jazz tunes that have been repurposed, remade or remixed and adopted into other genres.
We’ve compiled a list of great jazz songs that non-jazz music lovers will appreciate, it goes like this:
- What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong – Fine, we knew this was a Jazz song we’ve always loved this song and it makes us wish for a better world.
- Georgia by Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra – The girl or the state? Either way, this is a great song. After the Ray Charles movie came out, this song enjoyed a popularity boost.
- Fall Again by Kenny G and Robin Thicke – This song was initially sung by Michael Jackson, but the Jazz version by Kenny and Robin is great. Even if you are not a Jazz fan, you will like this song.
- La Vie En Rose by Louis Armstrong – This is for all those people who think that they could never listen to an instrumental intro and like it. If you have ever watched Wall-E, you should probably listen to this song and see if a bell goes off in your head. This song as been played so many times in many movies and we like it, but have never thought to actually get the entire song and listen to it.
- Don’t Stop the Music by Jamie Cullum (no, not Rihanna) – It is the same lyrics pretty much, but it does not have all the synthesizers and all that techno stuff. It is slowed down just a bit and is played over a piano. If all Jazz songs sounded like this, Jazz would become my new favorite genre. Think Alicia keys gone Jazz with a male voice. It’s good.
- What You Won’t Do for Love by Bobby Caldwell – This is one of those songs that you have heard and liked but didn’t stop to notice that it is actually Jazz. It has a nice mellow sound that brings love to mind.
- Arms of a Woman by Amos Lee – Ok, this song will bring you to tears or humble you so much that you may fall in love with the next woman that is kind to you. But one thing is for sure, and that is the fact that this song touches the soul.
Those are our top seven track, but feel free to check out some of the others, both old school and new – tune in to the 977Music.com Smooth Jazz Station for some free streaming Smooth Jazz Internet Radio.