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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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73 18
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Tres Hombres

2
73 19
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Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

3
66 16
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Fandango!

4
65 16
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5
61 17
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Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

6
52 12
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Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

7
44 9
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Degüello

8
46 10
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Rio Grande Mud

9
44 10
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Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

10
44 10
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Degüello, Beer, Beards And Moore

11
41 9
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38 10
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Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

13
36 10
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14
37 9
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15
42 15
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Afterburner

16
37 12
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El Loco

17
31 8
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Afterburner

18
27 6
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Afterburner

19
29 8
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20
30 9
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Afterburner

21
25 7
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Eliminator

22
23 7
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23
28 10
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Afterburner

24
20 5
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25
7 0
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26
29 11
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Fandango!

27
24 9
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La Futura

28
21 7
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Afterburner

29
24 11
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30
24 10
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Afterburner

31
19 7
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Degüello

32
24 11
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33
21 9
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34
19 9
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Rio Grande Mud

35
19 9
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36
18 11
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37
17 12
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Eliminator

38
15 10
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Afterburner

39
14 9
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Recycler

40
9 5
Balinese is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best ZZ Top Songs of All Time
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41
14 11
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Recycler

42
13 10
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ZZ Top's First Album

43
11 8
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44
3 0
Arrested While Driving While B... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best ZZ Top Songs of All Time

45
7 5
Balinese is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best ZZ Top Songs of All Time
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46
2 0
Backdoor Love Affair is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best ZZ Top Songs of All Time

47
11 10
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La Futura

48
11 10
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Recycler

49
9 8
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Recycler

50
9 8
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Tres Hombres