I’ve been listening to so much music recently I thought I should do a more detailed music post. I decided to choose my eight favourite songs to feature a saxophone. There may be great ones in songs by Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd and Sade among others, but I just couldn’t leave any of these out. Do you know most of them?
One of the all-time great openings, from a beautiful song, from one of music’s greatest talents. You’re still so missed George. You can find the song quoted here, Last Christmas here or my favourite song of his A Different Corner here.
When you think the song can’t get any better, the glorious sax solo comes on. As well as referring to Roxy Music’s version here, I’ve also referenced it as one of the great covers and songs to whistle along to.
I’ve always been a huge Duran Duran fan, even long before I was really into music. Arguably their most famous song, certainly their most iconic video, the sax really does take this song onto further heights. As well as writing one of the best James Bond songs, their amazing discography includes What Happens Tomorrow and Ordinary World.
The lyrics look rather basic on paper, but a wonderful vocal (also seen on the James Bond track Goldeneye), catchy chorus and a fantastic sax solo really does make this song one of the memorable ones.
He may be most connected with The Eagles and songs like Hotel California and Lyin’ Eyes, but Glenn Frey also had success as a solo star. This includes this memorable 80s track and its adrenalin-fuelled solo.
Good luck trying to sing this with the same effortless skill of lead singer Tony Hadley. This glorious pop effort hits all the right notes, helped by a delightful sax.
Never released a single, this track shows just how much talent the English duo had. There are a few lyrics, but really this is a gorgeous instrumental piece. You should also check out one of their more popular songs, Head Over Heels.
Well I just had to include this classic. Who doesn’t love Baker Street and that incredible riff?