Best Big Band Songs

October 6, 2020 #1990

An internet poll, though absurdly unscientific, asked people to name their favorite big band song. We do a rundown, working our way to end up unmasking the recording that got the most votes.


King Porter stomp
Benny Goodman
Tuxedo junction
Glenn Miller
You made me love you
Harry James
Woodchopper’s ball
Woody Herman
Take the “A” train
Duke Ellington
Begin the beguine
Artie Shaw
I’m getting sentimental over you
Tommy Dorsey
Charlie Barnet
A string of pearls
Glenn Miller
Opus #1
Tommy Dorsey
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Benny Goodman
In the mood
Glenn Miller
Moonlight serenade
Glenn Miller
Sing, sing, sing
Benny Goodman