|"Gulf Coast Blues"||5|
|"Baby Won't You Please Come Home"||6|
|"T'ain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do"||9|
|1925||"The St. Louis Blues"||3|
|"Careless Love Blues"||5|
|"I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle"||8|
|1926||"I Ain't Got Nobody"||8|
|"Lost Your Head Blues"||5|
|1927||"After You've Gone"||7|
|"Alexander's Ragtime Band"||17|
|1928||"A Good Man Is Hard to Find"||13|
|"Empty Bed Blues||20|
|1929||"Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out"||15|
Selective awards and recognition
Grammy Hall of Fame
|Bessie Smith: Grammy Hall of Fame Award|
|Year Recorded||Title||Genre||Label||Year Inducted|
|1923||"Downhearted Blues"||Blues (Single)||Columbia||2006|
|1925||"St. Louis Blues"||Jazz (Single)||Columbia||1993|
|1928||"Empty Bed Blues"||Blues (Single)||Columbia||1983|
National Recording Registry
|2008||Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame||Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC|
|1989||Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award|
|1989||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame||"Early influences"|
|1981||Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame|
|1980||Blues Hall of Fame|
|1994||29 cents Commemorative stamp||U.S. Postal Stamps|
- The 1948 short story "Blue Melody" by J. D. Salinger and the 1959 play The Death of Bessie Smith by Edward Albee are both based on Smith's life and death, but poetic license is taken by both authors; for instance, Albee's play distorts the circumstances of her medical treatment, or lack thereof, prior to her demise, attributing it to racist medical practitioners.
- "Bessie's Back In Town", a new musical in production by Barry Edelson, avoids the "poetic license" found in all too many bios, as it accurately as possible presents true and major aspects of her life, as well as her death, while remaining true to her music.
- Playwright Angelo Parra wrote the 2001 musical play , with Miche Braden in the title role
- Jack Peñate's song "Learning Lines" off his first album refers to "Bessie Smith, sings the blues" in its chorus.
- The video game series Bioshock (1 and 2) Bessie Smith is portrayed as a cameo of a character by the name of Grace Holloway. Bessie Smith's music can be heard during the loading screen and in the level Paupers Drop, and in the various hallways and rooms of the sunken city.
- Canadian folk singer Valdy's song "Peter and Lou" refers to "Bessie Smith singin' the blues..." three times.