How many songs did Cole Porter (1893-1964) write? November 10, 2011 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: American History The composer Cole Porter wrote nearly 800 songs and two dozen musicals, including Kiss Me, Kate (1948) and Can-Can (1953). Related PostsWhat works comprise Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter?What did the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 celebrate?Who wrote the additional songs for Funny Face (1957)?What TV theme songs have hit the Billboard Top 10?What does I.A. stand for in I.A. Richards (1893-1979)?