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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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2
58 14
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Sharp Dressed Man Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

3
56 13
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La Grange Tres Hombres

4
51 12
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Legs Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

5
42 8
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Got Me Under Pressure Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

6
49 15
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Tush Fandango!

7
37 8
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Cheap Sunglasses Degüello

8
38 9
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Waitin' for the Bus Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

9
37 9
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10
37 9
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Just Got Paid Rio Grande Mud

11
37 10
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I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide Degüello, Beer^! Beards And Moore

12
31 8
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I Thank You Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

13
32 9
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14
32 12
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Pearl Necklace El Loco

The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time

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33 12
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Rough Boy Afterburner

16
24 5
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Sleeping Bag Afterburner

17
26 7
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Can't Stop Rockin' Afterburner

18
27 8
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19
23 5
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20
25 7
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Stages Afterburner

21
24 7
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Planet of Women Afterburner

The Best Qualities in a Person

22
24 7
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Velcro Fly Afterburner

23
22 6
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I Got the Six Eliminator

24
18 5
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25
19 5
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Woke Up With Wood Afterburner

26
20 6
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27
20 7
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28
23 10
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The Best U2 Albums of All Time

29
19 7
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I Gotsta Get Paid La Futura

30
20 8
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31
17 7
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Dust My Broom Degüello

32
15 6
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I Got the Message Afterburner

33
16 7
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34
16 7
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35
17 8
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Francine Rio Grande Mud

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

36
16 9
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Dirty Dog Eliminator

37
13 7
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Burger Man Recycler

38
13 8
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2000 Blues Recycler

39
11 6
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40
9 6
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Penthouse Eyes Recycler

41
7 4
Balinese is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best ZZ Top Songs of All Time
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11 9
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Chartreuse La Futura

43
10 9
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Goin Down To Mexico ZZ Top's First Album

44
9 8
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Lovething Recycler

45
6 5
Balinese is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best ZZ Top Songs of All Time
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46
8 8
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Heartache in Blue La Futura

47
8 8
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Shiek Tres Hombres

48
7 7
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Over You La Futura

49
7 7
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50
7 9
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It's So Hard El Loco