Top 10 Norah Jones Songs

Norah Jones Songs

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Our Top 10 Norah Jones songs list takes a listen to 10 of our favorite Norah Jones songs from one of the biggest selling jazz artists of all time. Born in Manhattan in 1979, Norah Jones is the daughter of legendary musician Ravi Shankarh. The young musical artist would break into the music scene and make a name for herself with the release of her debut album entitled Come As You As You Are that swept the Grammy Awards the year it came out. Since the release of her debut album, Norah Jones has released seven albums and twenty three singles. She has also become one of the biggest selling jazz artists of the past twenty five years as her music has crossed the genres of jazz, easy listening, blues and pop.

# 10 – I’m Alive

We open up our top 10 Norah Jones Songs list with her most recent single entitled “I’m Alive.” Norah Jones sounds as great as ever on this 2020 release,  The song was released on the album entitled Pick Me Up Off the Floor.  It was the only single released from the album. The album was released in 2020. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Adult Alternative Airplay charts where it reached all the way up to number twenty four.

# 9 – More Than This

Continuing with our top 10 Norah Jones Songs list we take a listen to the great song entitled “More Than This.” The song was released on the album entitled …Featuring. The album was released in 2011. This was a very c0ool cover of the classic Roxy Music song. The recording also featured the brilliant guitarist Charlie Hunter. It was the second single released from the album. The song did not break onto any of the US Billboard charts. Yet, it was still a fabulous recording.

# 8 – Until The End

This one opens up right away with a great Norah Jones vocal grabbing your attention and stopping you right in your tracks. In the number eight spot our top 10 Norah Jones Songs list we present the song entitled “Until The End.” The song was released on the album entitled Not Too Late. The album was released in 2007. It was the fourth single released from the album. This one has such a great groove and a very endearing lyric. She’s just so good.

# 7 – Happy Pills

In the number seven position on our top 10 Norah Jones Songs list is the song entitled “Happy Pills.” This is a song all about trying to get out of a relationship and feeling good about being single. And that whole idea is what seems to fuel the upbeat feel good groove of the song. “Happy Pills,” was released on the album entitled Little Broken Hearts. The album was released in 2012. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Adult Alternative Airplay charts where it reached all the way up to number four.

# 6 – Chasing Pirates

We simply love the electric piano groove at the sort of this fantastic song. Landing in the number six spot our top 10 Norah Jones Songs list we present the song “Chasing Pirates.” The song was released on the album entitled The Fall. The album was released in 2009.  It was the first single released from the album. The song broke onto the US Billboard Hot Adult Alternative Airplay charts where it reached all the way up to number one. Another fantastic song from Norah Jones .The video is so awesome. Don’t miss this one.

# 5 – Thinking Of You

At the halfway point on our top 10 Norah Jones Songs list we take a listen to this very slow to die for groove of a song called “Thinking Of You.” The song was issued on the album entitled Not Too Late. The album was released in 2008. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number 83. However, it was an even bigger hit on the US Billboard Hot Adult Alternative Airplay charts where it reached all the way up to number one.

# 4 – What Am I To You

At the number four spot on our top 10 Norah Jones Songs list we present the song “What Am I To You.” This one has a great laid back bluesy almost gospel like feel to it.   The song was released on the album entitled Feels Like Home. This was the follow up album to Norah Jones stunning debut album. The album was released in 2004. It was the second single released from the album.  The song was a huge hit on the US Billboard Hot Adult Alternative Airplay charts where it reached all the way up to number one.

# 3 – Come Away With Me

These next three Norah Jones songs are all simply breathtaking recordings. At number three on our list is the Norah Jones Song “Come Away With Me.”The song was the title track to Norah Jones’ wonderful Grammy Award winning debut album. The album was released in 2002. “Come Away With Me” was third single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Adult Alternative Airplay charts where it reached all the way up to number twelve.

# 2 – Don’t Know Why

You known this just might be the most laid back successful pop song of all time. Norah Jones’ legendary single “Don’t Know Why,” was her breakthrough single that turned her into a household name and made her one of the biggest musical sensations to come along in years. This song was so big in 2002.  It was also her first single release of her career.  The song was released on the album entitled Come As You Are. “Don’t Know Why,” would become the highest charting song Norah Jones would ever celebrate on the Billboard Hot 100 where the song peaked at number thirty. However the song’s legacy will always be defined by the amount of Grammy Awards that it won as it captured three Grammys for the young singer including Grammys for  Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. What a way to begin a career.

# 1 – Sunrise

We close out our top 10 Norah Jones Songs list with this strikingly beautiful song entitled “Sunrise.” While nowhere near as popular as “Don’t Know Why,” we always liked this one better. It’s such a brilliantly written and well performed song. The song was released on the album entitled Feels Like Home. The album was released in 2004. It was the first single released from the album. On the charts it actually did better than “Don’t Know Why,” as “Sunrise,” became a number one hit on the US Billboard Hot Adult Alternative Airplay charts where it reached all the way up to number one.

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