Songs The Best Electric Blues Songs  

Ranker Music
708 votes 109 voters 4.3k views 47 items

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.

list ordered by
1
30 6
Ranker Video
Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan
2
27 8
Ranker Video
B.B. King
3
24 6
Ranker Video
Muddy Waters
4
24 9
Ranker Video
Muddy Waters
5
26 14
Ranker Video
Stevie Ray Vaughan
6
16 7
Ranker Video
Elmore James
7
11 3
Ranker Video
Howlin' Wolf
8
14 6
Ranker Video
John Lee Hooker
9
15 7
Ranker Video
10
12 5
Ranker Video
Howlin' Wolf
11
20 13
Ranker Video
Buddy Guy
12
9 3
Ranker Video
Sonny Boy Williamson
13
11 5
Ranker Video
Elmore James
14
13 7
Ranker Video
Koko Taylor
15
10 6
Ranker Video
Robert Cray, The Robert Cray Band
16
9 5
Ranker Video
Magic Sam
17
8 4
Ranker Video
18
7 5
Ranker Video
Little Walter
19
6 4
Ranker Video
Lightnin' Hopkins
20
6 4
Ranker Video
T-Bone Walker
21
5 3
Ranker Video
Little Milton
22
8 7
Ranker Video
Robert Cray, The Robert Cray Band
23
6 5
Ranker Video
24
4 3
Ranker Video
Sonny Boy Williamson
25
9 9
Ranker Video
The Mar-Keys & Booker T. And The MG's