Top Swing Songs


Rank All Time Artist Song Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
361
Coleman Hawkins Body and Soul 1939
2
376
Cab Calloway & His Orchestra Minnie the Moocher 1931
3
594
Glenn Miller In the Mood Big Band 1939
4
723
Count Basie One O'Clock Jump Big Band 1937
5
760
Duke Ellington Take the "A" Train Big Band 1941
6
916
Benny Goodman Sing, Sing, Sing Big Band 1937
7
1138
Glenn Miller Moonlight Serenade Big Band 1939
8
1355
Artie Shaw Begin the Beguine 1938
9
1531
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five Choo Choo Ch'Boogie Jump-Blues 1946
10
1765
Benny Goodman Orchestra feat. Charlie Christian Solo Flight Big Band 1943
11
1819
Duke Ellington Caravan Big Band 1937
12
1962
Chick Webb & His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald A-Tisket, A-Tasket Vocal Jazz 1938
13
2014
The Andrews Sisters Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Film Soundtrack, Traditional Pop, Vocal Group 1941
14
2022
Louis Armstrong with Earl Hines Weather Bird 1930
15
2036
Duke Ellington Ko-Ko Big Band 1940
16
2151
Sidney Bechet Summertime Dixieland 1939
17
2162
Count Basie's Kansas City Seven feat. Lester Young Lester Leaps In 1939
18
2295
Duke Ellington It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Big Band 1932
19
2411
Artie Shaw Star Dust Big Band 1940
20
2641
Jones-Smith, Incorporated [Count Basie] Oh, Lady Be Good 1936
21
2685
Quintette du Hot Club de France Minor's Swing Jazz manouche 1937
22
2754
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Moten's Swing Big Band 1933
23
2784
The Andrews Sisters Bei mir bist du schön Traditional Pop, Vocal Group 1937
24
3220
Benny Goodman King Porter (Stomp) Big Band 1935
25
3315
Tommy Dorsey I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You 1936
26
3457
Bobby Darin Beyond the Sea Big Band, Traditional Pop 1959
27
3640
Woody Herman Early Autumn Big Band, Dixieland 1949
28
3757
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra feat. Charlie Christian Seven Come Eleven Big Band 1940
29
3828
Charlie Christian Swing to Bop [Topsy] Big Band 1941
30
3885
Artie Shaw Frenesi 1940
31
3909
Duke Ellington Cotton Tail Big Band 1940
32
3928
Björk It's Oh So Quiet Swing Revival Vocal Jazz 1995
33
4126
Benny Goodman feat. Charlie Christian Good Enough to Keep/Air Mail Special 1941
34
4175
Count Basie Lil' Darlin' Big Band 1958
35
4230
Tommy Dorsey Opus No. 1 1944
36
4611
Benny Goodman Don't Be That Way Big Band 1938
37
4715
Louis Prima Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody Big Band, Traditional Pop 1956
38
5111
Fletcher Henderson Queer Notions Big Band 1933
39
5244
Jimmie Lunceford Organ Grinder's Swing 1936
40
5673
Jimmie Lunceford For Dancers Only 1937
41
6058
Glenn Miller Tuxedo Junction Big Band 1940
42
6103
Glenn Miller Chattanooga Choo Choo Big Band, Vocal Jazz 1941
43
6354
Tommy Dorsey Marie Big Band 1937
44
6420
Johnny Otis Harlem Nocturne 1945
45
6767
Lester Young These Foolish Things Bebop 1945
46
7290
Joe Venuti Stringin' the Blues 1926
47
7505
Duke Ellington The Mooche Big Band 1928
48
7938
Woody Herman Woodchopper's Ball Dixieland 1939
49
8043
Woody Herman Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) Big Band 1941
50
8157
Louis Prima and Keely Smith That Old Black Magic Vocal Jazz 1958
51
8248
Count Basie Jumpin' at the Woodside Big Band 1938
52
8551
Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy Until the Real Thing Comes Along Vocal Jazz 1936
53
8557
Benny Goodman & Charlie Christian Stompin' at the Savoy Big Band 1936
54
8713
Benny Goodman Body and Soul Standards 1935
55
8730
Teddy Wilson/Billie Holiday What a Little Moonlight Can Do Vocal Jazz 1935
56
8777
Arthur Gibbs & His Gang Charleston 1924
57
8785
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra (vocals Wynonie Harris) Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well Jump-Blues 1945
58
9549
Benny Goodman After You've Gone Standards 1935
59
9725
Fats Waller It's a Sin to Tell a Lie 1936
60
9752
Artie Shaw They Say 1938

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10000:
Woody Herman Sabre Dance Big Band, Dixieland 1948
Casa Loma Orchestra Casa Loma Stomp 1931
Tommy Dorsey Song of India Big Band 1937
Benny Goodman Sometimes Iím Happy Big Band 1935
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang Wild Cat 1927
Alvino Rey Orchestra Deep in the Heart of Texas Big Band 1941
Count Basie Taxi War Dance Big Band 1939
Artie Shaw Summit Ridge Drive 1940
Duke Ellington The Clothed Woman Big Band 1948
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five What's the Use of Getting Sober (When You Gotta Get Drunk Again)? Vocal Jazz 1942
Charlie Barnet Cherokee 1939
Fats Waller The Jitterbug Waltz 1942
The Charleston Chasers Basin Street Blues 1931
Woody Herman Blue Flame Big Band 1941
Jimmie Lunceford Rhythm Is Our Business 1935
Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy Walkin' and Swingin Vocal Jazz 1936
Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra Stompin' at the Savoy 1934
Benny Goodman Blue Skies Big Band 1935
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang Doin' Things 1928
Duke Ellington Blood Count Big Band 1968
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Toby Big Band 1933
Glenn Miller Song of the Volga Boatmen Big Band 1941
Jimmy Dorsey Tangerine Big Band, Vocal Jazz 1942
Benny Goodman One O'Clock Jump Big Band 1938
Benny Carter The Midnight Sun Will Never Set Bebop 1962
Frankie Trumbauer Riverboat Shuffle Big Band 1927
Count Basie Doggin Around Big Band 1938
Fred Astaire Puttin' On the Ritz Big Band, Traditional Pop 1930
Count Basie Shiny Stockings Big Band 1957
Tommy Dorsey feat. Frank Sinatra Without a Song Standards, Vocal Jazz 1941
Charlie Barnet Skyliner Big Band 1945
Glenn Miller Pennsylvania Six-Five Thousand 1940
Louis Prima Jump, Jive an' Wail Big Band, Traditional Pop 1956
Count Basie with Jimmy Rushing Goin' to Chicago Blues Big Band, Vocal Jazz 1941