Songbird (Kenny G composition)

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Single by Kenny G
from the album Duotones
ReleasedMarch 1987 (US)
August 1987 (Australia)
GenreSmooth jazz
Length5:03 (Album Version)
4:01 (Single Version)
4:09 (Video Version)
Songwriter(s)Kenny G
Kenny G singles chronology
"What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)"

"Songbird" is a song by Kenny G, played on a soprano saxophone[1], and the third single from his 1986 album Duotones. It reached No. 3 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, No. 4 on the Hot 100 chart and No. 23 on the R&B chart.[2]

When released in 1987, the song became the first instrumental to reach the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 since the "Miami Vice Theme" by Jan Hammer (a No. 1 hit) in 1985.


Year-end chart (1987) Position
US Top Pop Singles (Billboard)[3] 55


  1. ^ Songfacts
  2. ^ "Duotones - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-05-02.
  3. ^ "1987 The Year in Music & Video: Top Pop Singles". Billboard. 99 (52). December 26, 1987.