Best Louis Armstrong Songs


In other names Satchmo or Pops, he is the popular American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

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What a Wonderful World
It is a wonderful world but this song is wonderful too


The combination of the beautiful and truthful lyrics plus Lousi Armstrong's unique voice makes this song one to remember and treasure.
I love this song! We are learning about new orelans in school, my teacher popped his cd in, then I was instantly hooked!
[Newest]I also play the trumpet and it's an amazing thing to know that this truly is a wonderful world

2Hello Dolly!
His voice is so deep and so rich its just beautiful to hear, during this song. When he comes on stage, he just lights up the whole audience. He is truly one of the greatest singers ever!
It is the best

3Potato Head Blues
I really like it cause it's citysong like and makes you wanna dance!
When I first heard this piece, I was blown away. This is truly a masterpiece, and something that everyone should listen to.
Wonderful World is #1 without a doubt but this piece is amazing, I love the trumpet playing, one of Louis Armstrong's finest works


This was recorded in 1927 and was so ahead of it's time. Still sounds great today.

4Heebie Jeebies
Adore Louis Armstrong. Adore Heebie Jeebies, thank you very much!


Wow I love this song

5La Vie En Rose
My son, who's three, and I love this song! He does because it's featured in the Disney movie Wall-E and myself because it is just such a great, emotive, heartfelt song!
I absolutely adore this song, I could listen to it all day! It is just so beautiful... My favorite song at the moment! Something tells me Louis Armstrong is the only singer I will be listening to for the next few days!
Beautiful song.. Could listen to it all day; makes me feel like I am in France!
[Newest]So beautiful, always makes me cry :') this song was played when I met my wife... 23 years ago, now shes gone...

6Ain't Misbehavin'
I am 12 and doing a podcast for my social studys and to me this is the best song, I love this song, but I'm still a big fan of pop, this is a really good song though no mistakes or doutes about it

7When the Saints Go Marching In
It is the greatest jazz song ever.
This song is known all over the world!
The best song ever
[Newest]That's a wonderful song

8Mack the Knife
Heard this recently. Just gorgeous. I love this man. MatrixGuy, check out my list of Best Male Jazz Singers Of All Time if and when you feel like it.


I think this song is the best.
I like the name
[Newest]This song is swag

9St. Louis Blues
I'm currently play this at upper Darby high school, and it's by far my favorite Louis Armstrong song
Easily the greatest song of Louis Armstrong and also one of the 10 greatest songs of all time. The way he has sung the song and played the trumpet, just elevates this song to an ethereal sphere! WHAT AN UNALLOYED GENIUS?
I play the trumpet myself and this piece is incredible!
[Newest]Check out the Tom JOnes version too, it's awesome

10All of Me
It was either this or A Kiss To Build A Dream On. But I've made my choice, I'm sitting right here. Love him in High Society.


The Contenders

11Gut Bucket Blues

12West End Blues

13A Kiss to Build a Dream On
The mix I have of this song is bad and the solo is way too forward, but this is still my #1 Louis Armstrong song. Louis' voice is just right for this love song and the tempo puts me in mind of watching the clouds on a sunny day - daydreaming. Wonderful World is right up there with this one.
Fallout 2... Turned out to be a pretty average game but when this song came on their great taste in music helped me forgive them.
This song is closely followed by "What a wonderful world" and "La vie en rose".
Just, a classic, a masterpiece, something to make you happy, cry or relax
[Newest]His 2nd best song. My favorite, though, is What A Wonderful World.


14Porgy and Bess

15We Have All the Time In the World
Recorded in the late-60's as the B side of secondary Bond theme. It came to mainstream public attention in 1994 when it featured in a Guinness advertisment campagin and reached number three in the UK Singles Chart, his last UK hit to date.
Like 'What A Wonderful World' it's a great traditional sounding Jazz love song, I've got it on vinyl.
If you're Americian you may be be unaware of the song as it is best known here in the UK, click listen to sample before you make your mind up.

16Go Down Moses

17Back Home Again In Indiana

18'Zat You, Santa Claus?

19That's My Home

20When You're Smiling

21You Are So Beautiful


23Moon River

24I'm In the Mood for Love

25Dream a Little Dream of Me

How is this not here already!? It's so happy!


27Tiger Rag
One of those great songs that were a regular in the All Stars setlists

28Struttin With Some Barbecue
Another all stars Classic

29Tin Roof Blues


31Basin Street Blues

32Canal Street Blues

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