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The Very Best Songs about New Orleans, Louisiana

Discover the very best songs about New Orleans, Louisiana. Whether you’re traveling there tomorrow or you live in the middle of the Quarter, we have your back. From Satchmo to John Boutte, from Dr. John to the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, from Marva White to Mary Chapin Carpenter, from the Andrew Sisters to Aaron Neville, we’ve gathered the very best songs about New Orleans, Louisiana in one place. Start with our top ten songs about NOLA, and then explore by genre – including Jazz tracks, blues and soul, country, rock, alternative, pop, singer/songwriter, standards, hip hop, holiday songs, and even a country tune. There are even a song about voodoo. You’ll find all the best songs about New Orleans, Louisiana right here.

Top 10 songs about New Orleans, Louisiana

  1. When The Saints Go Marching In – Dirty Dozen Brass Band (iTunes) The quintessential New Orleans tune from one of New Orleans’ quintessential brass bands
  2. Whose Gonna Help Brother Get Further – Allen Toussaint & Elvis Costello (iTunes | Amazon) Toussaint and Costello’s collaboration after Katrina, The River in Reverse, was one of the most classic post Katrina albums released
  3. Louisiana 1927 – Marcia Ball (iTunes | Amazon) History has a way of repeating itself, as you hear in Ball’s 1997 cover of this classic Randy Newman tune
  4. Treme Song – John Boutte (iTunes | Amazon) Long a NOLA classic, Boutte’s song found new life as the theme song to the acclaimed HBO series Treme, paired against visuals of flooded homes and recovering Katrina victims
  5. Moon Over Bourbon Street – Sting (iTunes | Amazon) Sting’s 1985 track is an ode to life on the French Quarters most reviled and celebrated strip
  6. Mardi Gras In New Orleans – Professor Longhair (iTunes | Amazon) When you’re down in New Orleans, you gotta go to the Mardi Gras
  7. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans – Harry Connick, Jr. (iTunes | Amazon) Connick pledges his love and his keyboard once again to the city he loves with this cover of an old NOLA standby
  8. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans – Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday (iTunes | Amazon) Satchmo and Holidayc croon this classic jazz standard and love letter to New Orleans
  9. Do Watcha Wanna – Rebirth Brass Band (iTunes | Amazon) This explicit big band track from one of the city’s most celebrated big brass bands celebrates one of the Big Easy’s most beloved mottos
  10. Tipitina – Dr. John (iTunes | Amazon) Dr. John covers one of Professor Longhair’s most loved songs – one whose name was chosen to grace a new jazz club in 1977 dedicated to offering the professor a place to play in his later years and which today still hosts amazing music almost every night of the year

Want more of the best songs about New Orleans, Louisiana? Check our list below for more favorites, standbys, classics, and a few oddball selections. No matter your musical taste, you can find a sound you like among the best songs about New Orleans. Like us on Facebook or check out more top 10 songs for other great cities and destinations.

More Songs About New Orleans, Louisiana

JAZZ SONGS ABOUT NEW ORLEANS

BLUES, SOUL & R&B SONGS ABOUT NEW ORLEANS

COUNTRY SONGS ABOUT NEW ORLEANS

ROCK SONGS ABOUT NEW ORLEANS

HIP HOP & BOUNCE SONGS ABOUT NEW ORLEANS

SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS ABOUT NEW ORLEANS

POP SONGS ABOUT NEW ORLEANS

ALTERNATIVE SONGS ABOUT NEW ORLEANS

STANDARD SONGS ABOUT NEW ORLEANS

LATINO / TEJANO SONGS ABOUT NEW ORLEANS

CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY SONGS ABOUT NEW ORLEANS

Suggest Songs about New Orleans, Louisiana

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