Best Ray Charles Songs


The Top Ten

1 Hit the Road Jack


Has one of the most catchy melodies and tells interesting story... In the end, isn't that what makes a good song?

I think that is really good

Soul at its best by the great ray Charles

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2 Georgia on My Mind

So true

This song bleeds my heart... Simply the best... This is the song that made me listen the whole album...No peace I find Georgia... Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind...

Classic spin on a classic song. His passion and musicality is clearly heard through the arrangement. Would also recommend the version honoring his by Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis

yo welcome

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3 What'd I Say, Pts. I & 2

I love Hit the Road and Georgia but it's a sin to leave What'd I Say in the third place. One of the best songs of all time, his only rock n roll tune and just amazing and so fun. I listen to it every day at least once and I never get tired of it. It's just the best thing that ever happened to me. Is extremely fun to play and listen to, and every time I hear it I dance, way better than anything else he ever did.

This song is awesome!. Not only created a new genre of music (called soul). Also, it was make complettely improvised in a concert. And is really good

Great song and rhythm

It even makes the top 10 best songs ever named by rolling stone magazine

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4 I Can't Stop Loving You

I've once a boyfriend whom I considered a trully 'gentleman'. He was a very charming guy AND I fell IN love with him. THE FIRST gift as token OF our relationship, he bought ME this CD OF RAY CHarlea. A great singer AND a EVER lasting love song.

Off to college, far from home... left my first love behind... she soon found another, and when this song came out it matched my feelings perfectly - has always been my favorite Ray Charles track...,

The greatest of all his song's. I vote it #1.

A beautiful ballad.

5 I Got a Woman

I have no words to this music, just perfect!

The fact that this isn't in top two means that people didn't notice a blues artists best jazz song. Hell, they don't even know the difference between jazz and blues.

It's just an awesome music.

6 Unchain My Heart

I vote for this song not because it is my favourite, but only because it needs to be higher. I know the man has plenty of songs that would work.

Probably in the top 3. An obvious top 5 though.

It is simply his best song. Ray Charles was a very good artist and he shows his greatness in this song. Why somebody wouldn't vote for this song I don't know.

Es la mejor por mucho. Sois bastante rancios por aquĆ­. Lilas.

7 Mess Around

planes trains and automobiles pretty much sums up why this song was so great. RIP both charles and candy

It might be a good song but I still didn't listen to it

The Made - Up song, RAY was one of the BEST.

8 Let Me Hear You Call My Name

It's such a wonderful, soulful song. - Britgirl

9 Shake Your Tail Feathers

very groovy and funky song of its time and still retains it to this very day!

Most recognised song by ray charles, courtesy of the blues brothers. Neewer generations would heard of this song as well, this song gives a great vibe when listened to, RAY CHARLES BEST SONG EVER!

This should be #1 What were you think putting it at #9

10 In the Heat of the Night

I hadn't heard this song until now... Wow... It's incredible! - Britgirl

Just a lush soulful grove put together by long time collaborator
Quincy Jones.

The Contenders

11 Hallelujah, I Love Her So


12 If I Could

Seriously, this is his best song in my opinion. Very underrated

13 You Don't Know Me

Thank you ray

The best; beautiful

A pure gem of a song. A true Classic!

Ray Charles... You Don't Know Me but I love you. - Britgirl

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14 You are My Sunshine

The most unique, creative, exciting version there has ever been of this classic. This is also the very best ever performance by the Raelets. I'd put it at #2 right behind What I'd Say.

Proves Ray can give soul to any song, even one that definitely raises your blood sugar to dangerous levels.

15 Say No More
16 Seven Spanish Angels

I like this track very much its heals the wound of my heart

This is the big deals guys, incomparable lyrics with Willie it was so good

Great song.

Once a week!

17 Night Time is the Right Time
18 This Little Girl of Mine
19 Ain't that Love
20 Bye Bye Love
21 Lonely Avenue

Simply the best (even when you are in love).

22 Sinner's Prayer

Honestly, this song be #2 on this list, only after Hit the road jack.

What do you mean! This is the best song you dudes. You ar ereally st

23 Take These Chains from My Heart
24 Busted

Just an awesome song that got me up when I was down

25 Let's Go Get Stoned
26 Careless Love
27 Come Rain or Come Shine
28 Greenbacks

This song is super sexist, but also super funny! Great chorus and a fun, bouncy song. Charles bounces back and forth between speaking and singing, and his delivery is hilarious!

29 That Spirit of Christmas
30 People Will Say We're in Love
31 So Help Me God

Splendid song from a genius that we don,t hear enough on the radio!

32 Let's Go Get Stoned
33 I'm Movin' On
34 One Mint Julep
35 Born to Lose
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Hit the Road Jack
2. Georgia on My Mind
3. What'd I Say, Pts. I & 2
1. Mess Around
2. What'd I Say, Pts. I & 2
3. I Got a Woman
1. Hit the Road Jack
2. What'd I Say, Pts. I & 2
3. Georgia on My Mind

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