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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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2
40 6
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Tush Fandango!

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

4
38 9
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30 6
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Waitin' for the Bus Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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30 6
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I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide Degüello, Beer, Beards And Moore

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28 6
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33 10
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Legs Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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25 6
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Cheap Sunglasses Degüello

10
26 7
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Just Got Paid Rio Grande Mud

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27 8
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Got Me Under Pressure Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

12
26 8
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Pearl Necklace El Loco

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25 8
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24 8
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Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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24 8
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Heard It On the X Fandango!

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18 5
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20 7
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I Thank You Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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17 5
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16 5
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Can't Stop Rockin' Afterburner

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21 10
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Rough Boy Afterburner

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14 4
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14 5
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Sleeping Bag Afterburner

23
16 7
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24
17 8
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25
17 8
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Blue Jean Blues Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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14 6
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Francine Rio Grande Mud

27
14 6
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I Got the Six Eliminator

28
15 7
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29
12 5
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Woke Up With Wood Afterburner

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30
12 5
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Dust My Broom Degüello

31
13 6
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Mexican Blackbird Fandango!

32
13 6
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Stages Afterburner

33
12 6
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Thunderbird Fandango!

34
12 6
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I Gotsta Get Paid La Futura

35
13 7
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Velcro Fly Afterburner

36
13 7
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37
13 7
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Planet of Women Afterburner

38
14 8
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Precious and Grace Tres Hombres

39
11 6
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40
12 8
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Manic Mechanic Degüello

41
10 7
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2000 Blues Recycler

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

45
10 8
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9 7
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Backdoor Love Affair ZZ Top's First Album

47
9 7
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9 7
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9 7
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Burger Man Recycler

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9 7
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El Diablo Tejas