Songs For Distingué Lovers (studio album) by Billie Holiday

Songs For Distingué Lovers by Billie Holiday
Year: 1957
Overall rank: 2,992nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 79 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Award Top 20 albums of 1957 (18th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1950s (87th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,992nd)
Product Details

Songs for Distingue Lovers - Billie Holiday (CD) - Used
Condition: Very Good

Holiday, Billie : Songs for Distingue Lovers CD
Condition: Very Good

Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingue Lovers - Billie Holiday CD HKVG The Cheap
Condition: Very Good

  My favourite store:  

Billie Holiday bestography

Songs For Distingué Lovers is ranked 3rd best out of 75 albums by Billie Holiday on

The best album by Billie Holiday is Lady In Satin which is ranked number 587 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,173.

Billie Holiday album bestography « Higher ranked (1,327th) This album (2,992nd) Lower ranked (3,652nd) »
Lady Sings The BluesSongs For Distingué LoversBillie Holiday Sings

Upcoming concerts

Two Feet: Fall Tour 2022
Big Night Live, Boston, United States. United States
Tickets from $25.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
Love and Theft at Tin Rooster
Exit 33 - Turning Stone: The Gig, T, Verona, United States. United States
Tickets from $25.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
Dead Poet Society
High Noon Saloon, Madison, United States. United States
Tickets from $17.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Songs For Distingué Lovers on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Songs For Distingué Lovers track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by

Songs For Distingué Lovers rankings

Songs For Distingué Lovers collection

Songs For Distingué Lovers ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 79 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 79 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 Report rating
07/25/2022 23:30 Reppu1976  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,20186/100
 Report rating
01/05/2022 16:05 Jboy56  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,61880/100
 Report rating
01/02/2022 21:13 PapaShiz86  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6,12378/100
 Report rating
11/04/2021 10:01 daCritic  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,49073/100
 Report rating
10/05/2021 20:16 ejiniestac  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 25565/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.7/100, a mean average of 78.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Songs For Distingué Lovers favourites

Showing all 11 members who have added this album as a favourite

Songs For Distingué Lovers comments

Showing all 2 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

From 03/15/2016 00:49
Not her best work but better than most.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
From 01/30/2016 20:47
I love Billie, but I really just dig her best of to be honest. Call me shallow, but I'm just not crazy about this stuff... it's ok, pretty average, but this best of record I have I REALLY dig. It's just a better listening experience.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Songs For Distingué Lovers

Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 1957
1. Blue Train by John Coltrane
2. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
3. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
4. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
5. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
6. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
7. 'Round About Midnight by Miles Davis
8. Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar by Johnny Cash
9. After School Session by Chuck Berry
10. Ray Charles by Ray Charles
11. Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
12. Miles Ahead by Miles Davis + 19
13. Monk's Music by Thelonious Monk Septet
14. The Clown by Charles Mingus
15. Soulville by Ben Webster
16. Dance Album by Carl Perkins
17. After Midnight by Nat King Cole
18. Songs For Distingué Lovers by Billie Holiday
19. Singin' The Blues by B.B. King
20. Singin' To My Baby by Eddie Cochran
Back to Top