Song artist 280 - Ella Fitzgerald

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Ella Fitzgerald Region Profile

Ella Fitzgerald Chart Profile

This page lists the song chart entries of Ella Fitzgerald.A list of the hit albums by Ella Fitzgerald is also available. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.

Between 1935 and 1939 her output should probably be jointly credited to "The Chick Webb Orchestra" since she was singing with them at the time. In 1939 Chick Webb died and his group was renamed "Ella Fitzgerald & her Famous Orchestra" with Ella taking the role of bandleader. She continued recording with them until 1942.

She signed to Decca in 1942. In 1956 Norman Granz (who felt that Fitzgerald was given unsuitable material to record by Decca) created Verve Records and she sang with them until 1967 (by which time they had been absorbed by MGM).

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Ella Fitzgerald A-Tisket A-Tasket 1938 US Billboard 1 - 1938 (19 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1986 (1938), Your Hit Parade 3 of 1938, Music Imprint 6 of 1930s, US invalid BB 8 of 1938, POP 8 of 1938, nuTsie 20 of 1930s, Brazil 57 of 1939, RIAA 104, Acclaimed 848 (1938), RYM 8 of 1938
2 Ella Fitzgerald Goodnight, My Love 1937 US Billboard 1 - 1937 (13 weeks), Your Hit Parade 9 of 1937, US invalid BB 10 of 1937, POP 10 of 1937, Brazil 67 of 1937, Europe 74 of the 1930s (1937), RYM 52 of 1937
3 Ella Fitzgerald My Happiness 1948 UK 40s Sheet Music 2 - Sep 1948 (30 weeks), Peel list 2 of 1948, US Billboard 6 - Jun 1948 (21 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Jul 1948 (19 weeks), DDD 16 of 1948, Brazil 95 of 1949, RYM 77 of 1948
4 Ella Fitzgerald How High the Moon 1960 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1960), DDD 24 of 1948, UK 46 - Oct 1960 (1 week), US Billboard 76 - Aug 1960 (5 weeks), RYM 11 of 1948
5 Ella Fitzgerald Five O'Clock Whistle 1940 US Billboard 9 - Nov 1940 (5 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Jan 1941 (1 week), DDD 18 of 1940, RYM 53 of 1940
6 Ella Fitzgerald Mack the Knife 1960 Grammy in 1960 (Nominated), UK 19 - Apr 1960 (9 weeks), US Billboard 27 - May 1960 (14 weeks), RYM 20 of 1960, Guardian Jazz 41
7 Ella Fitzgerald Smooth Sailing 1951 US Billboard 23 - Sep 1951 (6 weeks), US CashBox 38 - Oct 1951 (2 weeks), DDD 50 of 1951, RYM 49 of 1951
8 Ella Fitzgerald It's Only a Paper Moon 1945 US Billboard 9 - Aug 1945 (3 weeks), DDD 56 of 1945, RYM 8 of 1945
9 Ella Fitzgerald Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune) 1962 Flanders 11 - Dec 1962 (2 months), UK 38 - Nov 1962 (6 weeks), RYM 96 of 1962
10 Ella Fitzgerald When My Sugar Walks Down the Street 1944 US Billboard 27 - Mar 1944 (1 week), DDD 71 of 1944, RYM 11 of 1944
11 Ella Fitzgerald I Found My Yellow Basket 1938 US Billboard 3 - 1938 (6 weeks), RYM 7 of 1938
12 Ella Fitzgerald Guilty 1947 US Billboard 11 - Apr 1947 (4 weeks), DDD 64 of 1947
13 Ella Fitzgerald Crying in the Chapel 1953 US CashBox 12 - Jul 1953 (2 weeks), US Billboard 15 - Sep 1953 (4 weeks)
14 Ella Fitzgerald Once Too Often 1944 US Billboard 24 - Jul 1944 (2 weeks), DDD 95 of 1944
15 Ella Fitzgerald FDR Jones 1938 US Billboard 8 - Nov 1938 (6 weeks), RYM 17 of 1938
16 Ella Fitzgerald Manhattan 1956 Poland 19 - May 1989 (10 weeks), RYM 70 of 1956
17 Ella Fitzgerald Tea Leaves 1948 US Billboard 24 - Jun 1948 (2 weeks), RYM 77 of 1948
18 Ella Fitzgerald Louisville KY 1940 US Billboard 23 - 1941 (1 week), RYM 50 of 1940
19 Ella Fitzgerald Muffin Man 1941 US Billboard 23 - 1941 (1 week), RYM 48 of 1941
20 Ella Fitzgerald Mr Paganini 1961 Flanders 16 - Oct 1961 (3 months), RYM 146 of 1961
21 Ella Fitzgerald Undecided 1939 US Billboard 8 - 1939 (4 weeks)
22 Ella Fitzgerald I Want the Waiter (With the Water) 1939 US Billboard 9 - 1939 (3 weeks)
23 Ella Fitzgerald If You Ever Should Leave 1937 US Billboard 12 - 1937 (4 weeks)
24 Ella Fitzgerald Summertime 1989 UK 82 - Jul 1989 (2 weeks), Scrobulate 91 of easy listening
25 Ella Fitzgerald Wacky Dust 1938 US Billboard 13 - 1938 (4 weeks)
26 Ella Fitzgerald Chew, Chew, Chew (Your Bubble Gum) 1939 US Billboard 14 - 1939 (1 week)
27 Ella Fitzgerald McPherson Is Rehearsin' 1938 US Billboard 14 - 1938 (1 week)
28 Ella Fitzgerald My Wubba Dolly 1939 US Billboard 16 - 1939 (1 week)
29 Ella Fitzgerald Sing Me a Swing Song 1936 US Billboard 18 - 1936 (1 week)
30 Ella Fitzgerald T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It) 1939 US Billboard 19 - 1939 (1 week)
31 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine 1945 US Billboard 10 - Jan 1945 (5 weeks)
32 Ella Fitzgerald (If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It 1936 US Billboard 20 - 1936 (1 week)
33 Ella Fitzgerald All Over Nothing at All 1937 US Billboard 20 - 1937 (1 week)
34 Ella Fitzgerald Rock It for Me 1938 US Billboard 19 - 1938 (1 week)
35 Ella Fitzgerald Imagination 1940 US Billboard 15 - 1940 (3 weeks)
36 Ella Fitzgerald (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons 1946 US Billboard 8 - Dec 1946 (14 weeks)
37 Ella Fitzgerald The Starlit Hour 1940 US Billboard 17 - 1940 (3 weeks)
38 Ella Fitzgerald Shake Down the Stars 1940 US Billboard 18 - 1940 (2 weeks)
39 Ella Fitzgerald Sing Song Swing 1940 US Billboard 23 - 1940 (2 weeks)
40 Ella Fitzgerald Sugar Blues 1940 US Billboard 27 - 1940 (1 week)
41 Ella Fitzgerald Hello Ma! I Done It Again 1941 US Billboard 26 - 1941 (1 week)
42 Ella Fitzgerald My Heart and I Decided 1943 DDD 77 of 1943
43 Ella Fitzgerald I Gotta Have My Baby Back 1950 US CashBox 25 - Jan 1950 (3 weeks)
44 Ella Fitzgerald Trying 1952 US Billboard 21 - Sep 1952 (4 weeks)
45 Ella Fitzgerald Walkin' by the River 1952 US Billboard 29 - Nov 1952 (1 week)
46 Ella Fitzgerald Melancholy Me 1954 US Billboard 25 - Mar 1954 (1 week)
47 Ella Fitzgerald I Need 1954 US Billboard 30 - May 1954 (1 week)
48 Ella Fitzgerald Lullaby of Birdland 1954 US CashBox 31 - Sep 1954 (3 weeks)
49 Ella Fitzgerald But Not For Me 1959 UK 25 - Oct 1959 (3 weeks)
50 Ella Fitzgerald A Beautiful Friendship 1956 US Billboard 74 - Jul 1956 (5 weeks)
51 Ella Fitzgerald Bill Bailey (Won't You Please Come Home) 1963 US Billboard 75 - Apr 1963 (3 weeks)
52 Ella Fitzgerald Swingin' Shepherd Blues 1958 UK 15 - May 1958 (5 weeks)
53 Ella Fitzgerald Can't Buy Me Love 1964 UK 34 - May 1964 (5 weeks)
54 Ella Fitzgerald Ella 1938 RYM 7 of 1938
55 Ella Fitzgerald Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) 1938 RYM 8 of 1938
56 Ella Fitzgerald My Heart Belongs to Daddy 1939 RYM 24 of 1939
57 Ella Fitzgerald It's Foxy 1939 RYM 24 of 1939
58 Ella Fitzgerald I Love Every Move You Make 1938 RYM 17 of 1938
59 Ella Fitzgerald You Turned the Tables on Me 1948 RYM 11 of 1948
60 Ella Fitzgerald (I'm Gonna) Cry You Out of My Heart 1945 RYM 8 of 1945
61 Ella Fitzgerald Moon Ray 1940 RYM 49 of 1940
62 Ella Fitzgerald Betcha Nickel 1940 RYM 49 of 1940
63 Ella Fitzgerald Tea Dance 1940 RYM 50 of 1940
64 Ella Fitzgerald So Long 1940 RYM 53 of 1940
65 Ella Fitzgerald Cabin in the Sky 1940 RYM 55 of 1940
66 Ella Fitzgerald Taking A Chance On Love 1940 RYM 55 of 1940
67 Ella Fitzgerald Oh, Lady Be Good 1947 RYM 21 of 1947
68 Ella Fitzgerald Flying Home 1947 RYM 21 of 1947
69 Ella Fitzgerald A Sunday Kind Of Love 1947 RYM 39 of 1947
70 Ella Fitzgerald That's My Desire 1947 RYM 39 of 1947
71 Ella Fitzgerald Don't You Think I Ought to Know 1947 RYM 47 of 1947
72 Ella Fitzgerald You're Breakin' in a New Heart 1947 RYM 47 of 1947
73 Ella Fitzgerald I'm the Lonesomest Gal in Town 1941 RYM 48 of 1941
74 Ella Fitzgerald You Don't Know What Love Is 1941 RYM 51 of 1941
75 Ella Fitzgerald Somebody Nobody Loves 1941 RYM 51 of 1941
76 Ella Fitzgerald Love You Madly 1951 RYM 49 of 1951
77 Ella Fitzgerald Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer 1951 RYM 68 of 1951
78 Ella Fitzgerald The Hot Canary 1951 RYM 68 of 1951
79 Ella Fitzgerald Mixed Emotions 1951 RYM 89 of 1951
80 Ella Fitzgerald Come On-a My House 1951 RYM 89 of 1951
81 Ella Fitzgerald Every Time We Say Goodbye 1956 RYM 70 of 1956
82 Ella Fitzgerald Air Mail Special 1963 RYM 117 of 1963
83 Ella Fitzgerald I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Dear) 1963 RYM 117 of 1963
84 Ella Fitzgerald Lorelei 1960 RYM 20 of 1960
85 Ella Fitzgerald Ich fuhle mich crazy 1961 RYM 146 of 1961
86 Ella Fitzgerald Stardust Bossa Nova 1962 RYM 96 of 1962
87 Ella Fitzgerald 'S Wonderful unknown Scrobulate 26 of gotanygoodmusic
88 Ella Fitzgerald Sleigh Ride unknown Scrobulate 33 of christmas
89 Ella Fitzgerald Night & Day unknown Scrobulate 62 of jazz
90 Ella Fitzgerald I Got Rhythm unknown Scrobulate 83 of hi fidelity

In addition to the above listed songs Ella Fitzgerald also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall 1944 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1944 (17 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 month - Apr 1946, UK 40s Sheet Music 4 - May 1946 (20 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Dec 1944 (5 weeks), DDD 11 of 1944, US invalid BB 18 of 1944, POP 21 of 1944, Brazil 56 of 1945, nuTsie 85 of 1940s, RYM 24 of 1944
2 Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots I'm Making Believe 1944 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1944 (17 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Nov 1944 (12 weeks), US 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1944, Oscar in 1944 (film 'Sweet and Low-Down') (Nominated), DDD 9 of 1944, US invalid BB 14 of 1944, POP 14 of 1944, Brazil 32 of 1945, RYM 23 of 1944
3 Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots I'm Beginning to See The Light 1945 Australia 1 for 1 month - Jul 1946, US Billboard 5 - Apr 1945 (6 weeks), US 1940s 7 - May 1945 (2 weeks), DDD 14 of 1945, Brazil 51 of 1946
4 Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots Cow Cow Boogie 1944 UK 40s Sheet Music 9 - Mar 1944 (1 week), US Billboard 10 - Mar 1944 (8 weeks), DDD 24 of 1944, POP 24 of 1944, RYM 11 of 1944
5 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Coming) 1946 US Billboard 7 - Jul 1946 (6 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Jul 1946 (2 weeks), Your Hit Parade 19 of 1946, DDD 33 of 1946, RYM 5 of 1946
6 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Baby, It's Cold Outside 1949 US Billboard 9 - Jun 1949 (13 weeks), US 1940s 17 - Jun 1949 (3 weeks), DDD 35 of 1949
7 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) 1946 US Billboard 10 - Apr 1946 (2 weeks), UK 40s Sheet Music 11 - Jun 1946 (8 weeks), RYM 17 of 1946
8 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong The Frim Fram Sauce 1946 DDD 38 of 1946, RYM 17 of 1946
9 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Petootie Pie 1946 DDD 64 of 1946, RYM 5 of 1946
10 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Can Anyone Explain? 1950 US Billboard 30 - Nov 1950 (1 week), RYM 7 of 1950
11 Ella Fitzgerald & The Mills Brothers Dedicated to You 1937 US Billboard 19 - 1937 (1 week)
12 Ella Fitzgerald & The Mills Brothers Big Boy Blue 1937 US Billboard 20 - 1937 (1 week)
13 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Oops 1952 US CashBox 48 - Feb 1952 (1 week)
14 Ella Fitzgerald & Benny Goodman Oh Yes, Take Another Guess 1936 Song of 1936
15 Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots When My Sugar Walks Down the Street 1944 RYM 39 of 1944
16 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Dream a Little Dream of Me 1950 RYM 7 of 1950
17 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Would You Like to Take a Walk 1953 RYM 18 of 1953
18 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Who Walks in When I Walk Out 1953 RYM 18 of 1953
19 Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie Party Blues 1956 RYM 105 of 1956
20 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Autumn in New York unknown Scrobulate 82 of hi fidelity

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26 May 2009

Thanks for clarifying that, although I'm not quite convinced when I look at the already existing Bing Crosby collaborations for example. Anyway it's okay for me with the newly added comments on the Ella Fitzgerald page.


26 May 2009

Thanks for clarifying that, although I'm not quite convinced when I look at the already existing Bing Crosby collaborations for example. Anyway it's okay for me with the newly added comments on the Ella Fitzgerald page.


19 May 2009

A-Tisket A-Tasket Again

Thanks for fixing the "A-Tisket A-Tasket" entry. I'd say however that the correct artist specification for this record would be "Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald" (with a link to Ella, the same way as you did with some other collaborations, e), not just Ella Fitzgerald.

Regards Cornelius

You make a valid point, there certainly is a good case for listing it under "Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald". However, many sources list the song under just "Ella Fitzgerald" (possibly because she co-wrote it), there is no separate page for Chick Webb on the site and the "Chick Webb Orchestra" was renamed in 1939 as "Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra" (after Chick Webb died) so we decided to assign this song to "Ella Fitzgerald".

The goal of this site is to consolidate the range of input charts, this often means that we have to "standardise" names. For example some artists have different names in different countries (like "Yazoo" or "The Detroit Spinners"), some artists change names from one year to the next (like "Prince"), or for a particular song (for "(Meet) the Flintstones" "The B52s" became "The BC52s"). Mapping the actual names on the record labels or charts to a "most common form" makes it easier for users to find connections between charts, if they then use that information to track to the original chart data they will find the original information and can decide if our consolidations are valid for them.

A note has been added to Ella Fitzgerald's page to explain the situation, this also means that anyone looking up Chick Webb in the index will be directed to the right place as well.

Thanks for the input


19 May 2009

A-Tisket A-Tasket Again

Thanks for fixing the "A-Tisket A-Tasket" entry. I'd say however that the correct artist specification for this record would be "Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald" (with a link to Ella, the same way as you did with some other collaborations, e), not just Ella Fitzgerald.

Regards Cornelius

You make a valid point, there certainly is a good case for listing it under "Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald". However, many sources list the song under just "Ella Fitzgerald" (possibly because she co-wrote it), there is no separate page for Chick Webb on the site and the "Chick Webb Orchestra" was renamed in 1939 as "Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra" (after Chick Webb died) so we decided to assign this song to "Ella Fitzgerald".

The goal of this site is to consolidate the range of input charts, this often means that we have to "standardise" names. For example some artists have different names in different countries (like "Yazoo" or "The Detroit Spinners"), some artists change names from one year to the next (like "Prince"), or for a particular song (for "(Meet) the Flintstones" "The B52s" became "The BC52s"). Mapping the actual names on the record labels or printed charts to a "most common form" makes it easier for users to find connections between charts, if they then use that information to track to the original chart data they will find the original information and can decide if our consolidations are valid for their purposes.

A note has been added to Ella Fitzgerald's page to explain the situation, this also means that anyone looking up Chick Webb in the index will be directed to the right place as well.

Thanks for the input


8 May 2009

A Tisket A Tasket

Thanks for this great site that I must have overlooked for a considerable time. There are some mistakes of course, e.g. Ella Fitzgerald's "A-Tisket A-Tasket" (#8 in the 1938 chart) is the same record as Chick Webb's (#26 in the year chart) because she was the band's singer at the time and Joel Whitburn is always listing the bandleader and the featured singer. Here you can see the label of the original 78 rpm record with both names on it: http://rateyourmusic.com/release/single/chick_webb__and_his_orchestra_/a_tisket_a_tasket___liza__all_the_cloudsll_roll_away_/

Best wishes from Germany Cornelius

Thanks for the correction, the data has been fixed. That type of issue is the most difficult one to spot.


8 May 2009

A Tisket A Tasket

Thanks for this great site that I must have overlooked for a considerable time. There are some mistakes of course, e.g. Ella Fitzgerald's "A-Tisket A-Tasket" (#8 in the 1938 chart) is the same record as Chick Webb's (#26 in the year chart) because she was the band's singer at the time and Joel Whitburn is always listing the bandleader and the featured singer. Here you can see the label of the original 78 rpm record with both names on it: http://rateyourmusic.com/release/single/chick_webb__and_his_orchestra_/a_tisket_a_tasket___liza__all_the_cloudsll_roll_away_/

Best wishes from Germany Cornelius

Thanks for the correction, the data has been fixed. That type of issue is the most difficult one to spot.