Greatest Jimi Hendrix Songs

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The Top Ten

1
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

[Newest]Hendrix took the brilliant songwriting of Dylan and added his guitar and created one of the greatest songs of all time.

2Voodoo 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.

3Purple 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!
[Newest]Little wing, voodoo child, all along the watchtower are all beautiful and full of vibe but purple haze is simply so hard and "to the point" that no matter where its played or who listens to it, its always an instant hit.

4Little 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.
[Newest]Awesome song. Beautiful intro and the solo.

5Hey 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
[Newest]Loved all his songs

6The 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

7Fire
This song is so awesome. The guitar, the vocals, the bass, and the Power Drums!

Beatlesboy9


8Foxy 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

9Crosstown Traffic
Should be a lot higher

mneilan


10Castles Made of Sand
It deserves to be at least 5th

chris96

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

The Contenders

11Bold 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 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.
Great intro, great solo, jimi hendrix stuff.
Awesome song!
It at least deserves to be in top ten.
Rely cool song.
[Newest]One of my favourite songs... Awesome rhythm and awesome solo..

12Red House
The first song of hendrix I listened to and GOD that was good! And lyrics are kinda funny!
You gotta vote 4 it!
My favourite song of all time.
Love the music and the lyrics too
[Newest]That's where my baby stay...

131983... (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?

14Manic 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.

15If 6 was 9

16Are You Experienced?
Not neccesarily stoned, but beautiful!

veryboredchild

The only song, which definitely needs no drugs to get high.
Favourite jimi song! Love this sound so much!

17Spanish Castle Magic
This song is sick! A Top Ten for sure!

18Machine 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
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

Good god why is this number number 1 its 13 minutes of awesomeness, and that guitar solo, its like nothing before it and its still unbeaten to this day.
[Newest]Should be in the top 10

19Night Bird Flying

20Highway Chile

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