One of the world’s best jazz and traditional pop singers and pianists. She started her career in 1993 and has released twelve albums since then, with two compilations tying together her nine main albums released until today. To date, she’s won many awards for her singing and songwriting skills, such as the Italian Lunezia Award for Best International Album in 2003 or the Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance in 2002, 2005, and 2009. Also, she has been successful with her music career, having achieved a number one album on Billboard’s Traditional Jazz Rankings three times within the last five years. This is why we will present you today the 10 Best Diana Krall Songs of All-Time. But before we begin, you should know that her most famous songs are “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes),” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “Don’t Dream It’s Over.”
10. ‘S Wonderful
‘S Wonderful is a song by George and Ira Gershwin from the musical Funny Face. It was written in 1927 for an American musical comedy about a Paris fashion model, starring Fred Astaire and his sister Adele. S Wonderful’s song title is a pun on “it’s wonderful.” It is one of the most popular jazz standards. ‘S Wonderful was first released in 1928 by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, with Bix Beiderbecke on cornet. George Gershwin played piano, Dick Voynow on bass, and other New York Rhythm Kings members accompanying him.
9. California Dreamin’
California Dreamin’ was first released in 1965 as a single by The Mamas & the Papas and written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips. It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks, starting on January 3, 1966, and sold nearly 2 million copies in the United States alone. In 2015, Diana Krall included a song on her album Wallflower.
The temptation was composed by Jerome Kern and with lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1945 musical film State Fair. In 2004 Diana Krall recorded the song in the romantic-jazz style of her album The Girl in the Other Room. You’ll be amazed how she managed to make this song so emotional, but at the same time, it’s a very good song to dance to.
7. Feels Like Home
The song is about home, metaphorically and emotionally; it can mean different things to different people who hear the song. Even though she was born in Nanaimo (British Columbia), Canada, Diana Krall sings this song like an American singer because she has lived in Los Angeles for many years and knows what home means to Americans. This is her contribution to country music. It’s a beautiful ballad that you can experience in Diana Krall’s version of her album Wallflower.
6. Just The Way You Are
The song Just the Way You Are was written by Billy Joel. The lyrics tell the story of a couple growing together, with each line concluding with “just the way you are” to underscore that she loves him for who he is and not despite his faults. The song was ranked No. 496 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004. Diana Krall recorded her version for one of the songs on her album “The Girl in the Other Room.”
5. Alone Again (Naturally)
Composed and written by Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O’Sullivan. The song was released as an album track in 1972 on his “Back to Front” album, but it failed to chart. It wasn’t until the live version in April 1973 that it became a hit single, reaching number 1 in the United States in mid-June and number 4 in the United Kingdom shortly afterward. Diana Krall recorded a jazz version of this song for her The Girl in the Other Room. You can see that she’s not singing, but she sings!
4. Autumn In New York
Dinah Shore and Dick Haymes performed the major hit versions of Autumn In New York in 1940. It has since become a pop standard, with many singers interpreting it. You can find an interesting version of this song on Diana Krall’s album This Dream of You (2019). Her version is a bit jazzy, and the song sounds so soft and delicate.
3. Let’s Fall In Love
Let’s Fall in Love is a popular song written by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Ted Koehler. It was published in 1933 and introduced by Libby Holman in the musical revue ‘Three’s a Crowd.’ In 1959 it became a hit single for Eydie Gormé, whose rendition reached number 13 on the “Billboard” Hot 100. Diana Krall included the song on her 2018 album Turn Up The Quiet.
2. Night And Day
Night And Day was written by Cole Porter and published in 1932. It was introduced that year by Fred Astaire in the musical film “Gay Divorce” and has since become a jazz standard. One of the most recorded songs ever written, with over 1,500 recordings. Diana Krall recorded Night and Day for her 2018 album Turn Up The Quiet. You can see that she sings this song in a very classy way.
1. The Look Of Love
Burt Bacharach’s composition, The Look Of Love, is the best Diana Krall song. Diana Krall sings this song on her album The Look of Love. It is one of her most beautiful songs on that album and one of the most beautiful songs ever written and performed. It talks about the “look of love” that comes into someone’s eyes. It can be about a lover, but it can also be about God. It is one of the most moving songs ever for those who believe in God or those who don’t!
Diana Krall is a fantastic jazz singer, pianist, and songwriter. Her voice is very special and unique. She has a beautiful way of singing that makes you forget the time. She takes you to a different world where it’s just her, and you are enjoying music together. You can experience this on all her albums as she has been recording since 1996. I recommend her latest album, “Turn Up the Quiet” (2017) which you can find on iTunes or your local CD shop.