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The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 304 votes 154 voters 6.7k views

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Nat King Cole is one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. List of the best Nat King Cole albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Nat King Cole discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Nat King Cole albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Nat King Cole singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Nat King Cole album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Nat King Cole album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Nat King Cole album of all time?" or "What are the top Nat King Cole albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Albums include everything from L-O-V-E to Where Did Everyone Go / Looking Back. Some of Nat King Cole's albums are even considered to be the greatest albums of all time. Would you agree? Regardless, he released a long list of albums throughout his career, with many of the songs topping the charts. 

This list of popular Nat King Cole albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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After Midnight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
2
Love Is the Thing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole (1957); Tracks: Ain't Misbehavin', Stay as Sweet as You Are & Stardust

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Jazz

3
L-O-V-E is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole (1965); Tracks: Coquette, Swiss Retreat & How I'd Love to Love You

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Jazz

4
Just One of Those Things... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
5
Welcome to the Club is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole (1959); Tracks: Look Out for Love, I Want a Little Girl & Welcome to the Club

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz

6
The Very Thought of You ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole (1958); Tracks: I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store), I Wish I Knew the Way to Your Heart & Cherchez La Femme

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Jazz

7
Nat King Cole Sings / Ge... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole and The George Shearing Quintet (1961); Tracks: There's a Lull in My Life, In Other Words & Don't Go

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz

8
Ballads of the Day is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole (1956); Tracks: Why, For a Moment of Your Love & Alone Too Long
9
The Christmas Song is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
The Christmas Song
10
Cole Español is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole (1958); Tracks: El Bodeguero (Grocer's Cha-Cha), Adelita (With Mariachis) & Tu

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz

11
Sings for Two in Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole (1953); Tracks: A Thousand Thoughts of You, You Stepped Out of a Dream & There Will Never Be Another You

Genres (Music): Jazz

12
Penthouse Serenade: Nat ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
13
Where Did Everyone Go? ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole (1963); Tracks: Time and the River, World in My Arms & If I May

Length (mins): 01:03:10

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz

14
Tell Me All About Yourse... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
Tell Me All About Yourself By Nat King Cole; Tracks: When You Walked By, Poinciana & Dedicated to You

Length (mins): 01:09:41

15
Wild Is Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole (1960); Tracks: Pick-Up, Tell Her in the Morning & He Who Hesitates

Genres (Music): Jazz

16
To Whom It May Concern ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole (1959); Tracks: To Whom It May Concern, Too Much & Can't Help It

Label: Collectors' Choice Music

Genres (Music): Pop music, Jazz, Vocal jazz, Traditional pop music

17
The Touch of Your Lips ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
The Touch of Your Lips By Chet Baker and Chet Baker Trio (1989); Tracks: Star Eyes, Blue Room & But Not for Me
18
Ramblin' Rose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
Ramblin' Rose By Nat King Cole (1962); Tracks: Sing Another Song (And We'll All Go Home), Ramblin' Rose & Wolverton Mountain

Genres (Music): Vocal jazz

19
Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Da... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole (1963); Tracks: Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer, Don't Forget & On the Sidewalks of New York

Genres (Music): Jazz

20
St. Louis Blues is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole (1963); Tracks: St. Louis Blues, Joe Turner's Blues & Friendless Blues

Genres (Music): Jazz

21
Let's Face the Music! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole (1964); Tracks: Something Makes Me Want to Dance With You, The Rules of the Road & When My Sugar Walks Down the Street

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz

22
Merry Christmas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby (1955); Tracks: Faith of Our Fathers, It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas & Christmas in Killarney

Genres (Music): Christmas music

23
The King Cole Trio, Volu... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By The Nat King Cole Trio (1949); Tracks: Rhumba Azul, Making' Whoopee & If I Had You

Label: Capitol Records

24
The Magic of Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By Nat King Cole (1960); Tracks: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing & Away in a Manger

Genres (Music): Christmas music, Jazz, Vocal jazz

25
The King Cole Trio, Volu... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nat King Cole Albums of All Time
By The Nat King Cole Trio (1946); Tracks: The Best Man, I'm in the Mood for Love & Everyone Is Sayin' Hello Again

Label: Capitol Records