Greatest Jimi Hendrix Songs

The Top Ten

1 All Along the Watchtower All Along the Watchtower

Unquestionably the best Hendrx song! This song could also easily find it's way on a top 20, best songs ever.

The best guitar solo of Jimi Hendrix

This Made Great history for all hard rock - samuelMCL7

I love this song but it makes me crazy that 1983 isn't in the top 10

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2 Voodoo Child Voodoo Child

Voodoo Child has the meanest intro in the world. No one else has ever come up with something so cool and creative. Granted there have been some really cool songs, but nothing is as mind boggling as listening for the first time to a recording of Hendrix playing Voodoo Child, whether it's the original, or any other live version.

One of the most historical solos and in my opinion is the best of Jimi's songs.
Awesome.
- i-love-rock-n-roll

Above all other work that the magic of the Experience put out, never had there been a song to shake the scene of not only psychedelic music, but the Rock foundation in general. Honestly, "Watchtower" is as good as it gets, but something about "Voodoo Child" just speaks, and speaks damn loud.

One of Hendrix's most biting riffs, and the solo is legendary, almost impeccable. I do believe this should top this list.

What can you say? This man was a gift to the world. This song proves it. The best by far. Definitely #1 without a doubt.

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3 Purple Haze Purple Haze

INCREDIBLE song and the guitar playing is insane and the lyrics are cool, and I don't know how it's not number 1, I have to admit I love all Jimi Hendrix songs but this should be 100% number 1.

It's a very hard, electric, acid, psychedelic riff, and the lyrics is way very psychedelic, but the best part is all the song. All Hendrix songs have too much quality,

I can listen 2 this song anytime, anyday and for any length of time and still can't be bored! Its simply awesome!

Probably his most known song he ever did - Ajkloth

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4 Little Wing Little Wing

Beautiful song writing and guitar playing. Beautiful guitar solo at beginning. All Along the Watchtower is also excellent. - wsl777

The Mastery of Song is in the endless interpretation of the lyric. The Composition the Key Can cross all genre making it even more beautiful to play with any instrument or style

This song should be number one for its guitar work. It highlights much of Jimi's style with chordal hammer ons, pull offs and slides. The haunting melody and words are magical and deserve a good listen. Sharing this song with younger players might inspire them.

Favourite Jimi song awesome guitar into

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5 Hey Joe Hey Joe

classic! jimi is the greatest of all time hands down

Hey TheTopTens, why isn't this song number 1? Seriously a classic that cannot be ignored! Awesome sound, Jimi makes it sound like he's playing an original song. (it's a cover song)

Jimi Hendrix is the best! Enough said. Hey Joe has so much pation thrown into this marvalous song that you can't even rate it according to normal bystanders

Best ever always I also play left hand on a stratocaster upside down

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6 The Wind Cries Mary The Wind Cries Mary

To me this song means so much, it makes me think about life and how short jimi's was. The solo is very powerful

This should be in the top 5 man made me cry, not as close as along the watchtower though

7 Foxy Lady Foxy Lady

This song is off Wayne's World, the movie's awesome but not as awesome as this song. I don't mean awesome, I mean AWESOME!

omg every time i hear this song i think of that scene in wayne's world with garth and that hot chick

When my big bro and I first heard this song, we started dancing like Garth and we looked like idiots. My favourite song, and the second is...hmm All along the watchtower

Very underrated. However I think this would be racing with the Purple Haze... - somekindofaguy

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8 Fire Fire

Has one of my favorite lines from any Jimi song - "Move over Rover, and let Jimi take over! " - Doom

This song is so awesome. The guitar, the vocals, the bass, and the Power Drums! - Beatlesboy9

9 Crosstown Traffic Crosstown Traffic V 2 Comments
10 Castles Made of Sand Castles Made of Sand

Castles made of sand is one of the deepest and most musically inclined of Hendrix's repertoire. It definitely deserves a place at 5 at least.

Underrated song! Really really great song

Just an awesome combo of lyrics and guitar work

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The Newcomers

? Little Miss Lover Little Miss Lover
? May This Be Love May This Be Love

This song is really good and by the looks of it underrated in my view. It's one of those songs that takes you on a journey. Imagine being inside a lava lamp and floating in a cushy lava bubble. That's how I feel when I listen to this song. #jivinwiththeflow

This song sounds really cool and different and it's a really mellow song. I dig it.

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The Contenders

11 Bold As Love Bold As Love

No doubt, best song, not only jimi's, we are talking about the best song ever, the best part is the end, for me is the expression of psychedelia, a disorted guitar that screams " they all bold as love". The lyrics are perfect too, he talks About colours and finishes the speech saying " a rainbow like you" in this song, we can appreciate jimi is not a just the best guitarist ( no slash or others, jimi is the best guitarist, we all agree right? ), we can see jimi as very good lyric creator, we can even say he is a poet, it's very difficult to make a top of jimi, but because of this song and many other ( not just the songs that appear here ) for these songs and others ( for ex valleys of Neptune, castles made of sand, if 6 was 9 or slow version) WE CAN SAY JIMI HENDRIX IS THE BEST MUSICIAN OF HISTORY, at least for me

I have no idea what the heck the "Axis" is, but I love this song so much! I kind of hear the same chords as "Let It Be" at the end. Maybe that is just me. But Axis: Bold As Love is definitely my favorite Hendrix album, and this is definitely my favorite Hendrix song.

I never heard anything better than this. The rhythm is the best piece of music ever made, the Intro and the way he plays the song. Hendrix is the best composer ever.

One of my favourite songs... Awesome rhythm and awesome solo..

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12 Manic Depression Manic Depression

Great opening followed by a great solo which in my opinion is one of Hendrix's greatest guitar solos, a true masterpiece on the guitar.

13 Red House Red House

Love the music and the lyrics too

Should be higher than just spot 24

The first song of Hendrix I listened to and GOD that was good! And lyrics are kinda funny!
You gotta vote 4 it!

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14 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be) 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)

One of the best psychedelic songs of all time

Very awesome song, why this is not in top ten?

Very awesome jam, one of my favorites!

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15 If 6 was 9 If 6 was 9

You are so right. Ahead of his time? Man, keep in mind this was almost fifty years ago and his guitar playing sounds like something that hasn't even been invented yet, esp. On "if 6 was 9"' "Night Bird Flying" and "Bold as Love". The best ever, period, exclamation point, end of discussion.

"Sing on Brother, Play on Drummer"
This song is so sick. He was so ahead of his time.
RIP Hendrix.

16 Machine Gun Machine Gun

The way that he was able to simulate war noise with just the guitar and the use of the other guys instruments is just incredible. I honestly have a feeling some people need to listen to this again, it is excellent musically and a great anti-war song

I listened to this song, but didn't hear a machine-gun noise I think. - Feirceraven

This song has an unimaginable amount of groove, but is so hard hitting at the same time. It might have jimi's best solo ever, but unfortunately band of gypsys don't get the love they deserve on this song. Great drumming and bass on this song as well

He is a blues guitarist and this cries out the blues. Yeah the psychedelic and popular stuff is cool but this is by far his best work feeling wise and meaning wise. - dylanllama

Listen to it with your eyes closed, it's an out of this world experience, written by a man who fought in a war.

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17 Night Bird Flying Night Bird Flying
18 Angel Angel

This song is so beautiful because it doesn't show off Hendrix's flashiness with the guitar, but instead shows it through his lyrics. Mitch Mitchell's intense drumming style and Noel Redding's bass licks give this song the emotional boost it needs for me to consider it Hendrix's best song. - c0mf0rta61ynum6

One of the most beautiful songs you will hear. No more needed to be said

19 Are You Experienced? Are You Experienced?

Not neccesarily stoned, but beautiful! - veryboredchild

The only song, which definitely needs no drugs to get high.

That solo...that SOLO! You walk away...experienced

Favourite jimi song! Love this sound so much!

20 Spanish Castle Magic Spanish Castle Magic

This song is sick! A Top Ten for sure!

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