Whether it’s a tenor, alto, or bass, a saxophone adds sultriness to any song. For this, you can thank Adolphe Sax, who was born 200 years ago today. The instrument named after him was created in 1841, and it’s been tearing through songs ever since.
In honor of his birth, we took a staff poll here at IAVM headquarters of songs with the best sax solos. These are our picks. Please let us know your choices in the comments below, and we’ll add them to the post.