Top 10 Aaron Neville Songs

Aaron Neville Songs

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Top 10 Aaron Neville Songs looks back at the songs of one of the most well respected and extraordinary singers of all time. Aaron Neville has enjoyed a very successful career in the music business as a member of his  famed group with his brothers called The Neville Brothers. A group that has won Grammy Awards. A the same time he established himself a long and wonderful solo career. For a time period especially in the 80s and 90s he was a very much sought out vocalist. His work with Linda Ronstadt resulted in some of the most astonishing duets ever recorded. In this Top 10 Aaron Neville Songs list we will definitely take a listen to some of their spectacular work together.

Over the six decades’ worth of recording music and appearing on various television programs, Aaron Neville has earned himself a number of music awards and accolades. Aaron Neville’s discography boasts a total of nineteen studio albums, seven compilation/greatest hits albums, ten music videos, eighteen singles as a soloist, and eight singles as part of a duo. With his fellow Neville Brothers, there are sixteen released singles. nine studio albums, five live albums, and six compilation albums.

Top 10 Aaron Neville Songs

#10 – When Something is Wrong with My Baby (featuring Linda Ronstadt)

We open up our top 10 Aaron Neville songs list with the  gorgeous song “When Something is Wrong with My Baby.” The song was released on Linda Ronstadt‘s 1989 album “Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind.”  This is the first of three big time one of three chart-ranking singles Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt would release together. The song  “When Something is Wrong with My Baby would break onto the “US Billboard Adult Contemporary  charts and peak at number five. On the  Canadian  Adult Contemporary charts it reached the number ten position.

#9 – Somewhere Somebody

Continuing with our top ten Aaron Neville songs list we turn to the radiant song entitled “Somewhere Somebody.” The song was originally released on the album entitled The Grand Tour. The album was released in 1991. The song broke into the US Billboard Adult Contemporary charts reaching the number six spot. They loved the song up North to as it was a top twenty hit across the Canadian Border peaking at number fifteen.

#8 – Fire On the Mountain

No this is not the same song as the famed Marshall Tucker Band song. This is the the Neville Brothers. The group’s brilliant recording of “Fire On the Mountain”  was released in 1996. The record earned the Neville Brothers a Grammy Award nomination for Best Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

#7 – Don’t Take Away My Heaven

Coming from the 1993 album The Grand Tour is the single “Don’t Take Away My Heaven.” This is an incredibly uplifting song. The production is stellar as Aaron Neville gets the A Plus treatment form the record’s producers. The song “Don’t Take Away My Heaven” was a big hit onUS Billboard Adult Contemporary chart peaking at number four. On the US Billboard Hot 100 it stalled at number fifty six. It was also a big hit on Canada’s Contemporary music charts reaching the number twelve spot. It closed around the same spot in the top 20 on Canada’s Singles Chart peaking at number seventeen.

#6 – Crazy Love

In the number six spot on our top 10 Aaron Neville songs list we presents this stunning version of Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love.” This is such a legendary songs in classic rock history. There are not many voices that could pull off a cover of Van Morrison’s gold standard of a recording. Aaron Neville did the song great justice along with the help of The Band’s Robbie Robertson. The song was released on the soundtrack to the John Travolta motion picture PhenomenonThe song and soundtrack were both released in 1996.

#5 – I Fall to Pieces (featuring Trisha Yearwood)

Originally recorded by Patsy Cline in 1961, what was already established as a cult classic was covered in 1994 as a duet when Aaron Neville teamed up with Trisha Yearwood. This song earned a 1995 Grammy Award for the duo for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. This song was featured on the 1994 album “Rhythm Country and Blues,” which consists of eleven tracks all performed by different duos that blended some of the best rhythm and blues talent with some of the best country artists.

#4 – All My Life (featuring Linda Ronstadt)

When Linda Ronstadt recorded and released her 1990 album “Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind,” she and Aaron Neville collaborated on a few songs together. “All My Life” earned a Grammy Award in 1991 for Neville and Linda Ronstadt for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The song also peaked at the top spot on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary charts, as well as Canada’s Adult Contemporary charts. With the US Billboard Hot 100, it fell just shy of reaching the top ten at number eleven.

#3 – Everybody Plays the Fool

Serving as the comeback hit that would return Aaron Neville to the musical spotlight in 1991, “Everybody Plays the Fool” earned the top spot on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart while cracking into the top ten at number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number nineteen on the Canadian Singles Chart. It even earned a chart position on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart at number fifty two. The group The Main Ingredient had a huge hit with this song in 1972.

#2 – Tell It Like It Is

The 1966 single “Tell It Like It Is” was the hit that officially put Aaron Neville on the map as one of the best vocal performers the world would have the privilege to listen to. On the US Billboard R&B charts, it reached the very top of the charts peaking at number one. On the US Billboard Hot 100 and Canada’s Adult Contemporary charts, it peaked at number two. This song was featured on the A-side of Aaron Neville’s first album release while “She Took You for a Ride” appeared on the B-side.

#1 – Don’t Know Much (featuring Linda Ronstadt)

One of the most successful singles of Aaron Neville’s career is his 1989 duet performance with Linda Ronstadt on the single “Don’t Know Much” which was released on Linda Ronstadt’s album “Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind.” How many weddings were you at in the 1980s when you heard this song played as the couples first dance? On the US Billboard Hot 100 it peaked at number two. The song also won a 1990 Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

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