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The best electric blues songs add an extra dimension to this classic genre. Simply put, electric blues is any blues performed on an electric or amplified instrument, including electric guitar. All types of blues, including Chicago blues, Delta blues, and Piedmont blues can be electric. It all depends on the instrument used to play the music.

Some of the top electric blues songs date back decades. T-Bone Burnett is considered by many to be the first electric blues star. Muddy Waters, a name synonymous with the blues, plugged in his guitar after leaving for Chicago. The result? Songs like "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Mannish Boy," and countless other iconic electric blues songs were born. Other notable artists included on this good electric blues songs list include B.B. King, Magic Sam, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Elmore James, and Otis Rush.

Electric blues has remained popular, with many modern-era blues artists plugging in and offering up their versions of famous electric blues songs, as well as originals. From the 1960s sounds of Paul Butterfield to the unforgettable sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan, these are songs built to withstand the passage of time.

Vote for all of your favorite electric blues songs here.

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The Thrill Is Gone B.B. King

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Sweet Home Chicago Buddy Guy

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Pride And Joy Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Mannish Boy Muddy Waters

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Boogie Chillen John Lee Hooker

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Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters

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Dust My Broom Elmore James

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Born Under a Bad Sign Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Back Door Man Howlin' Wolf

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Wang Dang Doodle Koko Taylor

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Born in Chicago Paul Butterfield Blues Band

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Smokestack Lightnin’ Howlin' Wolf

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All Your Love Magic Sam

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Green Onions The Mar-Keys & Booker T. And The MG's

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Bring Me My Shotgun Lightnin' Hopkins

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Smoking Gun Robert Cray, The Robert Cray Band

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Love Me Like a Man Bonnie Raitt

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All My Love in Vain Sonny Boy Williamson

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Right Next Door Robert Cray, The Robert Cray Band

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It Hurts Me Too Elmore James

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The Things (That I Used to Do) Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Stevie Ray Vaughan

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All Your Love John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

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I'm Tore Down Eric Clapton

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My Babe Little Walter

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A Hard Road John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

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Strollin' With Bones T-Bone Walker

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4:59 AM Little Milton

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Blue on Black Kenny Wayne Shepherd

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Nine Below Zero Sonny Boy Williamson

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Lie to Me Jonny Lang

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Motherless Child Eric Clapton

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Space Guitar Johnny "Guitar" Watson

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Time Is Tight Booker T. & The MG's

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Wound Up Tight Lonnie Brooks

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Leaving Trunk Taj Mahal

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Statesboro Blues Taj Mahal

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baldman added Hide Away Hilary Duff - Please delete Hilary Duff. The artist is Freddie King

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Johnny B Goode Johnny Winter

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