Greatest Jimi Hendrix Songs

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The Top Ten

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


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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.


Makes me feel good. Great-sounding, experimental, flowing. Makes me melt.


Best Hard Rock Song of all time. No one can beat this one.
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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!
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4Little Wing
Beautiful song writing and guitar playing. Beautiful guitar solo at beginning. All Along the Watchtower is also excellent.


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
Great song. amazing composition, lyrics and emotional guitar playing from hendrix, and redding and mitchell get the mood just right. but its just too short!
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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
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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
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7Foxy 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
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8Castles Made of Sand
It deserves to be at least 5th


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
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9Fire Listen to sample

10Crosstown Traffic Listen to sample

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
Great intro, great solo, jimi hendrix stuff.
Awesome song!
It at least deserves to be in top ten.
Rely cool song.
Love this song. The solo, the lyrics, the overall feel. Definitely emulates the 70's hippie vibe.
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12Manic 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.
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13Red 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
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14Are You Experienced?
Not neccesarily stoned, but beautiful!


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151983... (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?
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16Machine 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.


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.
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17Spanish Castle Magic
This song is sick! A Top Ten for sure!
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18If 6 was 9 Listen to sample

19Night Bird Flying Listen to sample

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.


One of the most beautiful songs you will hear. No more needed to be said
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22Stone Free
How is this not in the top ten I can't get enough of this song it's one of the stand outs from the album!
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23Voodoo Chile
This track is so powerful, probably the most powerful Jimi Hendrix song because he says, "Cause I'm a million miles away and at the same time I'm right here in your picture frame, " and other stuff like this. Plus it sort of shows you what voodoo is like. They say that loud drumming is supposed to bring back spirits and this song has really loud drumming and a pretty complex drum solo. This would have to be his best, everything is great here, instruments and lyrics.
Sometimes you can see how skilled a musician is not by what they pour out of them, but by what they hold back. How he lingers over every note, the intensity of the drums, the poetic lyrics... He's laying it all out on the table for us. THIS is Jimi.
I have no idea how this is not in top 5.
A studio jam which takes us through a trip of psychedelic blues.
Vintage Hendrix!
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24Gloria Listen to sample

25Third Stone From the Sun
Are you kidding me? He's literally doing some magic tricks with his guitar in this song. I close my eyes and enjoy the view from up there.
One of the greatest space rock songs to ever come from a guitar point of view. He literally takes you on an adventure with his song.
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26Like a Rolling Stone Listen to sample

27Up From the Skies Listen to sample

28Hear My Train a Comin'
I have little respect for this list until this song recives a higer position. Jimmi showcases his phenominal talent in this song. He releeses it both acoustic and electric. Both are mezmerizing and flawless. He fill it with the waa pedeal and has beutiful licks and runs. One of his fineest
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29Can you See Me? Listen to sample

30Star Spangled Banner
Who knew that a hippie could be so patriotic?


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31Pali Gap
Pali Gap have to be in the top ten for sure. If you haven't heard it do yourself a favour and play it LOUD
Should be number 4 or 5
My favourite Jimi Hendrix song, it's just amazing.
Make me feel so peacefulness.
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32Let Me Go

33Valleys of Neptune Listen to sample

34Burning of the Midnight Lamp
Instrumental but the guitar is godlike

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35One Rainy Wish Listen to sample

36Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
Hey Baby and Pali Gap have to be in the top ten fir sure, Pali Gap in particular is very hard to find. Only came out on the Rainbow Bridge Album didn't even make it into the 4 cd bix set. If you haven't heard it do yourself a favour and play it LOUD
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37Come On Listen to sample

38Catfish Blues
If you like blues you will like this song. Amazing drum solo.
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39Dolly Dagger Listen to sample

40Love or Confusion Listen to sample

41Somewhere Listen to sample

42Izabella Listen to sample

43Earth Blues
Are you serious?!?! This is ONE OF MY FAVORITES by Jimi! What kinda list is this?!
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45Villanova Junction Blues
I don't understand why this isn't higher in the list

46Message to Love
Who else can play in 3D? Very, very, powerful!
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47Drifter's Escape Listen to sample

48Gypsy Eyes
Good hendrix song! Not my favorite but saw it wasn't on the list so had to add it
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49Trash Man Listen to sample

50Wild Thing
I like this version better than the original


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51Sunshine of Your Love
funny to jam too. fast and fun.


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52House Burning Down Listen to sample

53Long Hot Summer Night Listen to sample

54Lover Man Listen to sample

55Wait Until Tomorrow Listen to sample

56Freedom Listen to sample

57Killing Floor Listen to sample

58In From the Storm Listen to sample

59Stepping Stone Listen to sample

60May This Be Love Listen to sample

61Peace In Mississippi
Best instrumental ever made. Ever
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