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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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71 16
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Tres Hombres

2
71 18
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Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

3
64 15
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4
62 16
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Fandango!

5
60 15
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Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

6
51 11
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Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

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42 8
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Degüello

8
44 9
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Rio Grande Mud

9
43 10
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Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

10
40 9
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41 10
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Degüello, Beer, Beards And Moore

12
37 9
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Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, Rancho Texicano

13
36 9
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14
42 14
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Afterburner

15
35 9
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35 12
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El Loco

17
29 7
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30 8
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Afterburner

19
27 6
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Afterburner

20
30 9
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Afterburner

21
25 7
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Eliminator

22
23 7
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28 10
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Afterburner

24
20 5
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29 11
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Fandango!

26
24 9
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La Futura

27
21 7
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Afterburner

28
24 11
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24 10
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Afterburner

30
19 7
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Degüello

31
24 11
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21 9
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33
19 9
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Rio Grande Mud

34
6 0
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35
19 9
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36
18 10
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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
14 11
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Recycler

41
13 10
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ZZ Top's First Album

42
11 8
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43
3 0
Arrested While Driving While B... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best ZZ Top Songs of All Time

44
8 5
Balinese is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best ZZ Top Songs of All Time
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7 5
Balinese is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best ZZ Top Songs of All Time
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2 0
Backdoor Love Affair is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best ZZ Top Songs of All Time

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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