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The 25 Most Awesome Saxophone Songs of All Time

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This article was originally published in Death and Taxes on January 3, 2013.

Bruce Springsteen featuring Clarence Clemens “Jungleland”

 Tim Cappello “I Still Believe”

Lady Gaga “Edge Of Glory”

Gerry Rafferty “Baker Street”

Beastie Boys “Brass Monkey”*


George Michael “Careless Whisper”

M83 “Midnight City”

Huey Lewis and The News “I Want a New Drug”

Madness “One Step Beyond”

Men At Work “Who Can It Be Now?”

Sade “Smooth Operator”

Gato Barbieri “Europa”


Destroyer “Kaputt”

Spandau Ballet “True”

The solo starts at 2:59 and is worth the wait.

Rolling Stones “Slave”

Steely Dan “Deacon Blues”

starts at around 4:00

Kenny Fuckin’ G “Songbird”

Christopher Cross “Arthur’s Theme”


Foreigner “Urgent”

1:30 and onwards

Romeo Void “Never Say Never”


The Stooges “Fun House”

Hall & Oates “I Can’t Go For That”


Katy Perry “Last Friday Night”

It’s at 3:54, and is fucking brilliant.

Fear “New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones”

Donna Summer “She Works Hard For The Money”


BONUS: Homer Simpson