The Roots Music Report's
Top Jazz Song Chart
for the Year of 2018

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name Sub Genre
1KissAcute InflectionsJazz
2Talk to Your DaughterRobben FordJazz
3Squeeze MeDuke RobillardJazz
4Wild Women Don't Have the BluesCécile McLorin SalvantJazz
5Help the PoorRobben FordJazz
6The Last Time (feat. the Blind Boys of Alabama & Wynton Marsalis)Wynton Marsalis SeptetJazz
7Easy LivingDuke RobillardJazz
8I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town (feat. Ray Charles & Wynton Marsalis)Wynton Marsalis SeptetJazz
9Milk Cow Blues (feat. Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis)Wynton Marsalis SeptetJazz
10You're Driving Me CrazyVan MorrisonJazz
11Dr. MinoCarl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz BandFusion
12Karnival Joe (From Kokomo)Squirrel Nut ZippersJazz
13Females Are Strong As HellRoxy CossJazz
14Holy-Hole-in-The-DoughnutFlying Horse Big BandJazz
15Just SmileExtra LargeCrossover Jazz
16West of ZanzibarSquirrel Nut ZippersSwing
17Classical GasTommy EmmanuelJazz
18DriftingAndy McKeeJazz
19Angel's DanceBilly Joe Walker, Jr.Jazz
20Indian SummerBilly Joe Walker, Jr.Jazz
21Walk Together ChildrenJames WeidmanJazz
22VenturaCharles Lloyd & The MarvelsJazz
23Cantaloop (Flip Out!)Manhattan TransferJazz
24Part-Time LoverJames Austin Jr.Jazz
25You've Got to Give Me SomeCécile McLorin SalvantJazz
26Fly Me to the MoonWillie NelsonJazz
27Let's GrooveCory WeedsJazz
28Fall BackKen FowserJazz
29Waiting for Angela (feat. Branford Marsalis & Claudia Villela)Akira TanaJazz
30But Here's the ThingEric AlexanderJazz
31Evening PrimrosePeter LinJazz
32Professor Ghetto-RigTroy RobertsJazz
33Let the Wild Rumpus StartRenee RosnesJazz
34It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (feat. Bob Dylan & Wynton Marsalis)Wynton Marsalis SeptetJazz
35Inside a Silent TearLauren HendersonJazz
36Listening to Miles DavisLarry McDonough QuartetJazz
37Bubba Rides AgainKeyon HarroldJazz
38Blue WatersThe Kenny Barron QuintetJazz
39SatelliteBill Charlap TrioJazz
40Circles on BlackJosh LawrenceJazz
41PomponioNabaté IslesJazz
42So What (Live from Olympia Theatre, Paris)Miles Davis & John ColtraneJazz
43Man Facing NorthYellowjacketsJazz
44The Golden HornBrubeck Brothers QuartetJazz
45Smoke ScreenEddie HendersonJazz
46Joe'n AroundTia FullerJazz
47Baby I'm a Fool (Live in London)Melody GardotSmooth Jazz
48Revive (feat. Artyom Manukyan)Sarah ReichJazz
49Loose Cotton ShirtDarrian FordJazz
50I Want Jesus to Walk with Me (Live)Matt LemmlerJazz
51An Intersection of ChangeTodd MarcusJazz
52That GirlMcClenty Hunter, Jr.Jazz
53The Way Young Lovers DoVan MorrisonJazz
54Come Back BabyMike LeDonneJazz
55I’ll Always Leave the Door a Little OpenFreddy ColeJazz
56Ginza SambaJeff Rupert with Veronica SwiftJazz
57Better Git It in Your SoulTiffany AustinJazz
58Just One of Those ThingsTrevor GiancolaJazz
59My Foolish HeartPhil DeGreg TrioJazz
60Blues for Langston and LaRueCharles Lloyd & The MarvelsJazz
61Untitled Original 11383John ColtraneJazz
62What NowCarl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz BandFusion
63Spiderman ThemeFlying Horse Big BandJazz
64The Unknown Road (feat. Brian Lynch)El EcoJazz
65The BlunderPeripheral VisionJazz
66Empty Bed Blues (feat. Carrie Smith & Wynton Marsalis)Wynton Marsalis SeptetJazz
67CountChip WhiteJazz
68Let's Sail AwayJeff Rupert with Veronica SwiftJazz
69Somewhere (feat. Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band)Bobby SanabriaJazz
70Hard WorkVincent HerringJazz
71Mambo KingsMike Freeman ZonaVibeJazz
72Full Blown (feat. John Harbaugh & F. David Snider)Greg YasinitskyJazz
73Spiderman Theme (feat. Take 6 & Chris Potter)Randy WaldmanJazz
74PernodJeff Rupert with Veronica SwiftJazz
75Back to BlackHart, Scone & AlbinJazz
76Nobody Said Love Was EasyKarrin AllysonJazz
77InvitationAimée AllenJazz
78I Don't Worry About a ThingJohn ProulxJazz
79Theme for MalcolmTim WarfieldJazz
80Party TimeJim Snidero & Jeremy PeltJazz
81Where's Earth?Steve Gadd BandJazz
82Hipsippy BluesPat MartinoJazz
83WindowGoGo PenguinJazz
84Take FiveHarold LittleJazz
85By MyselfCécile McLorin SalvantJazz
86A Little GossipEliane EliasJazz
87InsiemeAl Di MeolaJazz
88Quizas, Quizas, QuizasThe Tiki CollectiveJazz
89Flamenco SketchesLarry McDonough QuartetJazz
90Festival of BahiaLenny Marcus TrioJazz
91It Was a Very Good YearWillie NelsonJazz
92Two Worlds (feat. Claudio Roditi & Helio Alves)El EcoJazz
93Sesame Street ThemeDelfeayo MarsalisJazz
94The GiftSteven KroonJazz
95Close Enough for JazzVan MorrisonJazz
96Sam Jones' BluesCécile McLorin SalvantJazz
97BaliJoey AlexanderJazz
98Carvin's AgreementHenry Conerway IIIJazz
99Figure 8 (Live)OctobopJazz
100Lawns (feat. Peter Erskine, Rachel Z & Mike Mainieri)Scott PetitoJazz
101African ChantAzar LawrenceJazz
102Up Jumped Spring (Live)Dr. Lonnie SmithJazz
103Don't Let Me Be MisunderstoodAbiahJazz
104Ce Petit CheminNate Najar TrioJazz
105How the Heart Approaches What It YearnsPaul SimonSmooth Jazz
106HialeahHarold López-NussaJazz
107Blues ConnotationJared GoldJazz
108I Remember YouOKB TrioJazz
109So WhatAllan HarrisJazz
110Easy LivingEddie HendersonJazz
111Fight for FreedomChristian SandsJazz
112Unsophisticated (feat. Roy Hargrove)Kandace SpringsJazz
113Honey PartyMadeleine PeyrouxJazz
114People Make the World Go 'RoundKandace SpringsJazz
115Our Day Will ComeHouston PersonJazz
116Lonely Town (feat. Joey Calderazzo & Marquis Hill)Kurt EllingJazz
117Sun Song (feat. Lawrence Fields, Scott Colley, Roman Diaz & Bill Stewart)Steve SlagleJazz
118Billy's BounceAllan HarrisJazz
119Motionless PassageEnrique HaneineJazz
120Ringo OiwakeArt HiraharaJazz
121Saint James Infirmary BluesJon BatisteJazz
122Ranky TankyRanky TankyJazz
123BakuWayne EscofferyJazz
124When She Looks at Me (Live)Matt LemmlerJazz
125JubaGayelynn McKinneyJazz
126Salvador (feat. DACA Artists)John Daversa Big BandContemporary Jazz
127Sweet As HoneyPeter LinJazz
128El NinoPat MartinoJazz
129Do It AgainBobby BroomJazz
130100 Años De BeboChucho ValdésJazz
131See-Line WomanAbiahJazz
132New CreationSteve HobbsJazz
133Obama SambaBill O'ConnellJazz
134Movers and ShakersAndrea BrachfeldJazz
135Forget MeDeanne MatleyJazz
136God WillAmy CerviniJazz
137AdágioEddie DanielsJazz
138Friends AgainDoug WebbJazz
139The Way You Look TonightHouston Person & Ron CarterJazz
140Mona LisaGregory PorterJazz
141Another StarJames Austin Jr.Jazz
142Smoke on the WaterCyrus ChestnutJazz
143PhilaforniaDanny JanklowJazz
144The Spin DoctorBlack Art Jazz CollectiveJazz
145Moving ForwardAndrea BrachfeldJazz
146Wish You Were MineKarrin AllysonJazz
147Letter from HomeBrad Goode QuintetJazz
148Uncle SouthernJohn ScofieldJazz
149Stumblin'Buster WilliamsJazz
150AtlanticaAntonio AdolfoBig Band
151You Rock My WorldAlyson MurrayJazz
152Someday We'll All Be FreeTiffany AustinJazz
153Soul EyesTia FullerJazz
154The Triumphant JourneyDafnis Prieto Big BandJazz
155PerspectiveKamasi WashingtonJazz
156Democracy How (Harmony and Dissonance)Aimée AllenJazz
157Batmobile to AirportFlying Horse Big BandJazz
158When Love Was KingGregory PorterJazz
159Idol of the FliesReggie WatkinsJazz
160Sweet Papa LouMike LeDonneJazz
161Bossa for All (feat. David Hazeltine)Cory WeedsJazz
162Memphis BBQ & Fish FryMichael DeaseJazz
163So Cute, So BadAkiko TsurugaJazz
164Humpty Dumpty (feat. Matt Wilson)Joris Teepe & Don BradenJazz
165Happy JuiceJon DavisJazz
166Every Man is a KingGerald CannonJazz
167You Don't Know What Love isJohn DokesJazz
168Little B's PoemCyrus ChestnutJazz
169Hittin' the JugHarold MabernJazz
170Bag's MoodBehn GilleceJazz
171DeadlinesCollective OrderJazz
172Second LightBlue Note All-StarsJazz
173People Will Say We're in Love (feat. Gregory Porter)Ella FitzgeraldJazz
174Jingles (feat. Dick Hyman)Jazz At Lincoln Center OrchestraJazz
175Very Early (feat. Joey Alexander)Jazz At Lincoln Center OrchestraJazz
176Charukeshi Express (feat. George Brooks)Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC EditionJazz
177Lonely BullRichie ColeJazz
178Head over High HeelsSinne EegJazz
179WandererJared HallJazz
180The Group of 7Ilios SteryannisJazz
181Danny BoyHouston PersonJazz
182Prime Time (feat. Pat Belliveau & Al Muirhead) [Live]Prime Time Big BandJazz
183They Can't Take That Away from Me (feat. Louis Armstrong)Ella FitzgeraldJazz
184It Ain't Necessarily SoJared GoldJazz
185Mean What You SayHelen SungJazz
186Ballad of Ernie WashingtonChristian McBrideJazz
187Patria (Encore)Jazz At Lincoln Center OrchestraJazz
188I Remember You (feat. Bucky Pizzarelli)Larry Newcomb QuartetContemporary Jazz
189Ruse for Blues ShoesArt HiraharaJazz
190GoStefon HarrisJazz
191GetawayRobben FordJazz
192Icons at the FairJohn ScofieldJazz
193Nature BoyJohn ColtraneJazz
194Barney's FifeJack Mouse GroupContemporary Jazz
195Cove IslandMichelle ColtraneJazz
196Save Your Love for MeAimée AllenJazz
197Same Trees (feat. Jon Cowherd)Elsa NilssonJazz
 

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