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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
63 14
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Sharp Dressed Man Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

3
55 12
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Legs Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

4
47 8
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Got Me Under Pressure Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

5
53 15
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Tush Fandango!

6
32 12
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Pearl Necklace El Loco

7
39 10
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Waitin' for the Bus Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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38 9
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9
34 9
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10
39 8
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Cheap Sunglasses Degüello

11
59 13
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La Grange Tres Hombres

12
33 8
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I Thank You Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

13
19 5
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14
41 9
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Just Got Paid Rio Grande Mud

The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time

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35 12
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Rough Boy Afterburner

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38 10
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I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide Degüello, Beer^! Beards And Moore

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28 7
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Stages Afterburner

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28 8
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19
25 5
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Sleeping Bag Afterburner

20
26 7
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Planet of Women Afterburner

21
22 6
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The Best Qualities in a Person

22
26 5
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23
29 7
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Can't Stop Rockin' Afterburner

24
23 6
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I Got the Six Eliminator

25
22 7
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I Gotsta Get Paid La Futura

26
21 7
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27
24 8
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Velcro Fly Afterburner

28
21 5
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Woke Up With Wood Afterburner

The Best U2 Albums of All Time

29
23 8
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30
18 7
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31
18 7
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Dust My Broom Degüello

32
17 9
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Francine Rio Grande Mud

33
17 9
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Dirty Dog Eliminator

34
23 11
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35
15 7
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I Got the Message Afterburner

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

36
18 7
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37
14 8
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Burger Man Recycler

38
13 8
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2000 Blues Recycler

39
11 9
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Chartreuse La Futura

40
9 7
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Penthouse Eyes Recycler

41
12 9
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Goin Down To Mexico ZZ Top's First Album

42
7 7
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Over You La Futura

43
11 7
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44
9 9
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Lovething Recycler

45
8 8
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Heartache in Blue La Futura

46
9 8
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Shiek Tres Hombres

47
7 7
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48
7 9
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It's So Hard El Loco

49
7 5
Balinese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best ZZ Top Songs of All Time
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6 5
Balinese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best ZZ Top Songs of All Time
DadLuvsA7X added Balinese