These 15 Songs About New Orleans Will Touch Your Soul Today

Looking to get lifted today? Check out these songs about New Orleans–they will touch your soul! Without the music, what would New Orleans be? Musicians from around the country and the world flock to our fair city just to get a whiff of what the homegrown groove has to offer. It’s no surprise that our city has inspired countless musicians to create beautiful tunes in her honor. Here’s 15 of the best songs about New Orleans.


1) Walking to New Orleans by Fats Domino

2) The House of the Rising Sun (performed by The Animals, 1964)

3) Mardi Gras Mambo, Performed by the Meters

4) Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? Performed by Louis Armstrong

5) New Orleans Ladies by Le Roux

6) Iko, Iko by The Dixie Cups

7) Kingfish by Randy Newman

8) Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater

9) They All Ask’d For You by The Funky Meters

10) When the Saints Go Marching In by Louis Armstrong

11) St. James Infirmary Blues by Preservation Hall Jazz Band

12) Crescent City by Lucinda Williams

13) Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry


15) Go to The Mardi Gras by Professor Longhair

Did these songs about New Orleans touch your soul? We think these are the 15 best songs about New Orleans ever written! What do you think? Which songs did we miss? We love to hear your feedback!

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