Harry Connick Jr. has exemplified excellence in all aspects of the entertainment industry. For his recorded music and live performances, Connick Jr. has received various accolades and awards, including Tony nominations, Emmy Awards, as well as Grammy Awards. Harry Connick Jr. hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. He began his musical career at a very young age by recording his music with a local jazz band, learning the keyboard, and performing publicly. Connick’s 1993 Christmas album, When My Heart Finds Christmas, was his best-selling album in the US, while his other album, Only You, released in 2004, was his highest-charting album. Harry Connick Jr. has sold over 28 million albums globally throughout his musical career. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) ranked Connick as one of the top 60 best-selling male artists in the US. Seven of his albums charted in the top 20 in the United States, while ten of his albums charted at number one in the United States jazz albums chart. In addition to him being a talented singer and songwriter, Harry Connick Jr. is also a renowned actor. He began his acting career in 1990 when he performed the role of the tail gunner in the movie “Memphis Belle.” Harry Connick Jr. is also best known for acting as Leo Markus in the sitcom “Will & Grace.” In the course of his musical career, Harry Connick Jr. has released a total of twenty-six studio albums and eight video albums. He has also received a number of awards, including two Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards. Here are the top ten Harry Connick Jr. songs.
10. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
“It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” is a well-known Christmas tune composed by George Wyle and Edward Pola. In 2007, the track peaked at #21 on the UK Singles Chart, and in 2020, it peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the US. Various artists have released different versions of this song, including Harry Connick Jr. Connick released his version of this track in 2008 on his album, What a Night! A Christmas Album.
9. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Harry Connick Jr. released this track in 2008 on his album, What a Night! A Christmas Album. “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” was written by Meredith Willson in 1951. Different versions of the song have been recorded by various artists in the industry, including Harry Connick Jr. The track features jazz and seasonal styles that make it sound unique. Connick’s great voice stands out in this song.
8. Sleigh Ride
With Connick’s music streaming around the house, the holidays are brightest. “Sleigh Ride” was released in 1993 and is contained in his album, What a Night! A Christmas Album. Leroy Anderson composed this beautiful track, and it was published in 1948 by Mills Music. Other artists, including Ella Fitzgerald and René Froger, have released different recordings of this song.
7. Recipe For Love
“Recipe For Love” was one of Connick’s massive hits, charting at number 32 in the UK Singles Chart. Harry Connick Jr. released this track in 1990, and it is the third single from his album, We Are in Love. “Recipe For Love” ages like fine wine, as it has been many people’s favorite since its release and continues to garner positive feedback from fans.
6. We Are In Love
This song is the first track on Connick’s 1990 album, We Are in Love. It was composed and released by Harry Connick Jr. The album was number one on the jazz charts in 1990, and it also received a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. “We Are In Love” is a gem that will have you listening to it over and over again.
5. Have A Holly Jolly Christmas
This Christmas traditional pop tune was initially composed by Johnny Marks. In 2008, Harry Connick Jr. released his version of this track, and he contained it in the album, What a Night! A Christmas Album. Since the release of the original version of this song, “Have A Holly Jolly Christmas” has become one of the top twenty-five most-performed “Christmas” songs.
4. I Could Write A Book
“I Could Write A Book” was written by Lorenz Milton Hart and was published in 1940. This jazz standard was featured as a show tune from the Rodgers and Hart musical, “Pal Joey.” Harry Connick Jr. is one of the talented artists who have covered this beautiful song. Connick’s version of this track is contained in his album When Harry Met Sally…
3. (It Must’ve Been Ol’) Santa Claus
“(It Must’ve Been Ol’) Santa Claus” was composed by Harry Connick Jr. He released the track in 1993, and it is found in his album When My Heart Finds Christmas. In 1993, the album became the best-selling holiday album and received triple platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. “(It Must’ve Been Ol’) Santa Claus” is one of the greatest funky Christmas songs of all time.
2. It Had To Be You
“It Had To Be You” is a well-known song written by Isham Jones Orchestra. On April 24, 1924, Isham Jones published this legendary song at Brunswick Studios. Harry Connick Jr. released a cover version of the original track, which became the first single from his compilation album, It Had to Be You. The album charted at number 4 in the Australian charts.
1. A wink And A Smile
Ramsey McLean and Marc Shaiman are the composers of “A Wink And A Smile.” The track was performed by Harry Connick Jr. The song is contained in the Sleepless in Seattle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. “A Wink And A Smile” features different styles, including folk, pop, vocal/easy listening, blues, and country. The original track received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Music.