Jazz songs are an all-time favorite. They lighten up your mood, and if you are tired, they relax you. The effects on the mind are the reasons that make people listen to jazz songs. Various researches show that those who listen to Jazz songs are less depressed.

Miles Davis – ‘So What’:

If you are looking for modal jazz, Miles from the kind of Blue of 1959 is one of the best examples. The track is sublime.

Frank Sinatra – ‘Fly Me To The Moon’

This was penned down by Bart Howard in 1954. There is another version that is much better than this. It is Frank’s recording of 1964. Interesting Fact: Sinatra’s last live performance was in Chicago (Hot bed of “Hot Jazz”) at the United Center in Chicago.

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Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra – ‘Mood Indigo’:

This is an all-time classic. The lyrics are from Irving Mills, and it has been covered by Frank Sinatra and Joe Jackson.

Dave Brubeck Quartet – ‘Take Five’

This was written by Paul Desmond who was a saxophonist. It continues to be the biggest selling single of all time. The first appearance was on 1959 album Time Out.

Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – ‘The Girl From Ipanema’

This is considered the second-best song recorded after the Beatles in pop history. It is a vocal from Astrud Gilberto.

Cab Calloway – ‘Minnie The Moocher’

It sold over a million copies. Calloway also performed in a hit movie The Blues Brothers in 1980.

Louis Armstrong – ‘What A Wonderful World’

Bob Thiele and George David Weiss’ wonderful standard was recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1967. It also topped the UK top 40.


Billie Holiday – ‘Strange Fruit’

This is a protest song and put with the best. It was first recorded in 1939 by Bille Holiday. It was inducted in Grammy Hall of Fame in 1978.

Ray Charles – ‘Georgia On My Mind’

The ray Charles transcendent 1960 recoding topped the US Billboard 100. It was penned down by Hoagy Carmichael and Start Gorell in 1930.

Nina Simone – ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’

It was originally released in 1961 and is considered a good number of Jazz hits.

Thelonious Monk – ‘Round Midnight’

This was the work of American jazz pianist Thelonious Monk and is believed to be the most recorded jazz standard recorded by a musician.

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – ‘Summertime’

This is very popular, and there are around 25,000 known recorded versions. It was penned by George Gershwin and Dubose Heyward.

John Coltrane – ‘Giant Steps’

Coltrane is a known name in the Jazz industry, and his Classic LP in 1964 is a significant contribution. Giant Steps was his fifth album, and it continues to remain a must-have record.

Norah Jones – ‘The Nearness Of You

Norah Jones – ‘The Nearness Of You’

This track from jazz-pop fusionist Norah Jones was first recorded in 1940. Ever since it has remained a top choice of Jazz fans.

Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse – ‘Body & Soul’

It was released to celebrate Crooner’s 85th birthday which also gave Tony Bennet his first Billboard 200 chart topped.


Jazz songs are the best forms of music. They are relaxing, and help you cut off from the heat of modern-day life.