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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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38 6
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Tush Fandango!

3
37 7
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4
39 9
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Sharp Dressed Man Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

5
30 6
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Waitin' for the Bus Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

6
28 6
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I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide Degüello, Beer^! Beards And Moore

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33 10
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Legs Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

8
27 6
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26 7
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Just Got Paid Rio Grande Mud

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24 6
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Cheap Sunglasses Degüello

11
25 7
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Pearl Necklace El Loco

12
24 7
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Got Me Under Pressure Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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24 7
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23 7
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Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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23 7
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Heard It On the X Fandango!

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17 3
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17 5
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18 7
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I Thank You Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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14 4
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15 5
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Can't Stop Rockin' Afterburner

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17 7
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17 7
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Blue Jean Blues Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

23
19 9
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Rough Boy Afterburner

24
14 5
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Francine Rio Grande Mud

25
15 6
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26
13 5
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Sleeping Bag Afterburner

27
15 7
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28
12 5
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Woke Up With Wood Afterburner

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12 5
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Dust My Broom Degüello

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13 6
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Mexican Blackbird Fandango!

31
13 6
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I Got the Six Eliminator

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12 6
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I Gotsta Get Paid La Futura

33
12 6
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Thunderbird Fandango!

34
12 6
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Stages Afterburner

35
13 7
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Velcro Fly Afterburner

36
13 7
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37
14 8
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Precious and Grace Tres Hombres

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11 6
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39
12 7
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Planet of Women Afterburner

40
11 8
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Manic Mechanic Degüello

41
9 6
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42
5 2
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10 8
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44
10 8
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Brown Sugar ZZ Top's First Album

45
9 7
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Whiskey'n Mama Rio Grande Mud

46
9 7
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9 7
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Backdoor Love Affair ZZ Top's First Album

48
9 7
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2000 Blues Recycler

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9 7
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9 7
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Burger Man Recycler