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The Classic Singles

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Download links and information about The Classic Singles by Nat King Cole. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 101 tracks with total duration of 04:50:51 minutes.

Artist: Nat King Cole
Release date: 2003
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 101
Duration: 04:50:51
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. That Ain't Right (featuring Nat *) 3:11
2. All for You (featuring Nat *) 3:24
3. I'm Lost (featuring Nat *) 3:08
4. Straighten Up and Fly Right (featuring Nat *) 2:26
5. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You? (featuring Nat *) 2:56
6. If You Can't Smile and Say Yes (Please Don't Cry and Say No) (featuring Nat *) 2:52
7. Sweet Lorraine (featuring Nat *) 3:10
8. It's Only a Paper Moon (featuring Nat *) 2:56
9. I Just Can't See for Lookin' (featuring Nat *) 3:08
10. I Realize Now (featuring Nat *) 2:55
11. I'm a Shy Guy (featuring Nat *) 2:48
12. Don't Blame Me (featuring Nat *) 3:25
13. Come to Baby, Do! (featuring Nat *) 3:05
14. The Frim Fram Sauce (featuring Nat *) 3:13
15. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (featuring Nat *) 3:02
16. You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love) (featuring Nat *) 3:04
17. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons (featuring Nat *) 2:54
18. You Don't Learn That In School (featuring Nat *) 3:06
19. Meet Me At No Special Place (And I'll Be There At No Particular Time) (featuring Nat *) 3:11
20. What'll I Do? (featuring Nat *) 3:03
21. Kee-Mo Ky-Mo (The Magic Song) (featuring Nat *) 2:22
22. Nature Boy (featuring Nat *) 2:40
23. Little Girl (featuring Nat *) 2:23
24. A Boy from Texas, a Girl from Tennessee (featuring Nat *) 2:41
25. Lost April (featuring Nat *) 2:58
26. My Mother Told Me (featuring Nat *) 2:57
27. Exactly Like You (featuring Nat *) 2:42
28. I Almost Lost My Mind (featuring Nat *) 3:02
29. Always You (featuring Nat *) 3:00
30. Mona Lisa (featuring Nat *) 3:15
31. Orange Colored Sky (featuring Nat *) 2:33
32. Jet (featuring Nat *) 2:50
33. Too Young (featuring Nat *) 3:13
34. Because of Rain (featuring Nat *) 3:11
35. Red Sails In the Sunset (featuring Nat *) 3:17
36. Unforgettable (featuring Nat *) 3:12
37. Walkin' My Baby Back Home (featuring Nat *) 2:40
38. Walkin' (featuring Nat *) 2:49
39. The Ruby and the Pearl (featuring Nat *) 3:12
40. Somewhere Along the Way (featuring Nat *) 2:53
41. Funny (Not Much) (featuring Nat *) 2:59
42. Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping (For Your Heart) (featuring Nat *) 2:30
43. Strange (featuring Nat *) 2:29
44. Because You're Mine (featuring Nat *) 3:11
45. I'm Never Satisfied (featuring Nat *) 2:14
46. Faith Can Move Mountains (featuring Nat *) 3:12
47. Mother Nature and Father Time (featuring Nat *) 3:12
48. Pretend (featuring Nat *) 2:45
49. A Fool Was I (featuring Nat *) 2:51
50. Lover, Come Back to Me! (featuring Nat *) 2:31
51. Can't I? (featuring Nat *) 3:15
52. If Love Is Good to Me (featuring Nat *) 2:47
53. Tenderly (featuring Nat *) 3:00
54. Return to Paradise (featuring Nat *) 2:58
55. Make Her Mine (featuring Nat *) 2:57
56. I Am In Love (featuring Nat *) 3:02
57. Why (featuring Nat *) 2:53
58. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup (featuring Nat *) 2:51
59. Answer Me, My Love (featuring Nat *) 2:39
60. Alone Too Long (featuring Nat *) 2:56
61. It Happens to Be Me (featuring Nat *) 3:10
62. Unbelievable (featuring Nat *) 3:04
63. Hajji Baba (Persian Lament) (featuring Nat *) 3:09
64. Smile (featuring Nat *) 2:55
65. My One Sin (In Life) (featuring Nat *) 3:00
66. The Sand and the Sea (featuring Nat *) 2:33
67. A Blossom Fell (featuring Nat *) 2:32
68. Forgive My Heart (featuring Nat *) 3:00
69. If I May (featuring Nat *) 3:04
70. Someone You Love (featuring Nat *) 2:55
71. Ask Me (featuring Nat *) 2:57
72. Too Young to Go Steady (featuring Nat *) 2:55
73. Dreams Can Tell a Lie (featuring Nat *) 3:01
74. My Personal Possession (featuring Nat *) 2:59
75. That's All There Is to That (featuring Nat *) 2:21
76. Night Lights (featuring Nat *) 2:49
77. To the Ends of the Earth (featuring Nat *) 2:19
78. Ballerina (featuring Nat *) 2:51
79. Stardust (featuring Nat *) 3:16
80. When I Fall In Love (featuring Nat *) 3:12
81. With You On My Mind (featuring Nat *) 2:39
82. Send for Me (featuring Nat *) 2:39
83. Angel Smile (featuring Nat *) 2:31
84. Looking Back (featuring Nat *) 2:21
85. Come Closer to Me (Acercate Mas) (featuring Nat *) 2:48
86. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps) (featuring Nat *) 2:44
87. Non Dimenticar (Don't Forget) (featuring Nat *) 2:50
88. You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It) (featuring Nat *) 2:55
89. That's You (featuring Nat *) 2:36
90. Midnight Flyer (featuring Nat *) 2:19
91. My Love (featuring Nat *) 2:41
92. Let True Love Begin (featuring Nat *) 2:32
93. Let There Be Love (featuring Nat *) 2:46
94. Dear Lonely Hearts (featuring Nat *) 3:09
95. Ramblin' Rose (featuring Nat *) 2:49
96. Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer (featuring Nat *) 2:25
97. That Sunday, That Summer (featuring Nat *) 3:12
98. I Don't Want to Be Hurt Anymore (featuring Nat *) 2:29
99. L-O-V-E (featuring Nat *) 2:33
100. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) (featuring Nat *) 3:11
101. L-O-V-E (Multilingual Version) (featuring Nat *) 2:41

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If you add up all the songs Nat King Cole placed in the various Billboard singles charts — including not only the pop and R&B charts, but also the adult contemporary and even country ones, as well as the lists of discs "bubbling under" the main pop chart — the total comes to a remarkable 123, and that's not including the many repeat appearances of "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)." The entries begin with "That Ain't Right," the King Cole Trio recording that entered the "Harlem Hit Parade" in the fall of 1942, and end with "Let Me Tell You, Babe," which dropped off the easy listening chart in the summer of 1966 more than two years after Cole's death; they range in popularity from "Straighten Up and Fly Right," which topped the black chart for ten weeks and the country chart for six while also placing in the pop Top Ten in 1944, to "Cappuccina," which spent one week bubbling under the pop chart at number 115 in 1961. Capitol Records chronicles this run of chart singles on a four-disc box set running close to five hours and containing 101 tracks. "Cappuccina" is understandably not among them, and many of Cole's other down-chart discs have been omitted (particularly ones from the late '50s to the '60s, when he was battling the incursion of rock & roll into the singles chart and had trouble making the Top 40). Also, the compilers have taken occasional liberties, including the odd U.K.-only hit, EP track, and, in the case of "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)" from the Cole Español LP, a song that was never released as a single. (The collection is sequenced chronologically by recording date with the exception of "The Christmas Song," which is held until the end. The running order gives a good sense of Cole's development from his jazzy trio days to his years as a pop singer backed by an orchestra.) But the problem isn't so much what has been excluded, it's what has been included. Cole fans and pop music scholars may be happy to have a close-to-complete collection of the singer's chart singles, but as a listening experience many of the songs turn out to be justly forgotten. With his pleasurable pipes, Cole shared with Bing Crosby the knack for raising mediocre material to listenability, but for the average fan it is still sometimes a long wait from one big hit to the next on this set. Many of these singles really are classic, but many others are not. Capitol's 1992 box Nat King Cole, which mixes in key album tracks, remains a better overview of Cole's career, and a two-disc reduction of this collection focusing on the more popular tracks would be better for most listeners.