hard rock The Best ZZ Top Songs of All Time  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite ZZ Top songs, not just singles and hits.

List of the top ZZ Top songs, as voted on by fans like you. In one of the last interviews Jimi Hendrix did before his untimely death, he was asked if there were any new guitar players he admired. Jimi's answer? Billy Gibbons. Texas native and guitar firebrand Gibbons would spend the rest of the '70s proving why he'd caught Hendrix's eye with his three piece tex mex influenced power trio ZZ Top. Throughout that decade Gibbons and his chugging rhythm section of bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard would crank out one dusty nugget of bluesy rock after another, always topped by one of Gibbons' searing guitar solos. They even managed to survive the sterile synth production of the '80s by contrasting it against the grit in Gibbons' guitar work.

This list features all the radio staples from "Tush" to "Gimme Some Lovin'" and plenty of heralded deep cuts like "Precious" and "Grace." Got a ZZ Top earworm we've forgotten? Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like.
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La Grange Tres Hombres

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Tush Fandango!

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Sharp Dressed Man Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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Waitin' for the Bus Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide Degüello, Beer^! Beards And Moore

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Legs Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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Just Got Paid Rio Grande Mud

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Cheap Sunglasses Degüello

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Pearl Necklace El Loco

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Got Me Under Pressure Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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Heard It On the X Fandango!

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I Thank You Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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Can't Stop Rockin' Afterburner

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Blue Jean Blues Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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Rough Boy Afterburner

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Francine Rio Grande Mud

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Sleeping Bag Afterburner

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Dust My Broom Degüello

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Woke Up With Wood Afterburner

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I Got the Six Eliminator

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I Gotsta Get Paid La Futura

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Stages Afterburner

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Velcro Fly Afterburner

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Mexican Blackbird Fandango!

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Planet of Women Afterburner

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Thunderbird Fandango!

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Precious and Grace Tres Hombres

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Manic Mechanic Degüello

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Brown Sugar ZZ Top's First Album

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2000 Blues Recycler

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Burger Man Recycler

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Penthouse Eyes Recycler

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Balinese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best ZZ Top Songs of All Time

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