Here we will take a look at 10 songs with New Orleans in the title. Hope you enjoy.

1. Jon Bon Jovi – Queen Of New Orleans

This Jon Bon Jovi solo single was released in the Autumn of 1997 and reached a peak of number 10 in the UK charts.

2. Fats Domino – Walking To New Orleans

Fats Domino had first hit the UK charts in 1956 with the song I’m In Love Again which hit a peak of number 12 in the UK charts. many more hits were to follow. Walking To New Orleans was the second UK chart hit of the 1960’s for Fats Domino and hit a peak of number 19 in July 1960.

3. Harley Quinne – New Orleans

Harley Quinne were a UK group who scored their one and only chart hit in the UK with this song here. It reached a peak of number 19 in the UK charts in October 1972.

4. Gillan – New Orleans

Ex Deep Purple member Ian Gillan launched Gillan in 1980. Over the next two years the band enjoyed a modest UK chart career. They released their version of New Orleans in March 1981 and it peaked at number 17!

5. Billie Holiday – Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

Featuring the musical talents of Louis Armstrong and the singing talents of Billie Holiday, this track was first recorded in 1947. Since that time the song has been covered by a plethora of different people.

6. Freddy Cannon – Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

The history of this song can be traced back to the 1920’s. It has been recorded by many different bands and artists over the years but the Freddy Cannon version is the only one to have charted in the UK, reaching a peak of number 3 in early 1960.

7. Dr John – Sweet Home New Orleans

This Dr John song was never a hit single but is available on many of his ‘best of’ albums!

8. Dire Straits – Planet Of New Orleans

In 1991 Dire Straits released the album On Every Street, it was to be their last studio album ever. The song Planet Of New Orleans was the second last track on the album.

9. Louis Armstrong – Christmas In New Orleans

You can’t beat a Christmas tune from the musical talents of Louis Armstrong!

10. Johnny Horton – The Battle Of New Orleans

This song has been recorded by many people over the years but it is the Johnny Horton version that is best remembered. It did, after all, manage to reach number one in the US in 1959!


P.S. This article was originally published by the same author on Triond on the 1st of March 2012 and can be found by clicking HERE.