Most Badass Blues and Blues Rock Songs

Could make you feel badass, or they're just badass in general.

The Top Ten

1 The Bluest Blues - Alvin Lee The Bluest Blues - Alvin Lee

Alvin Lee, a pioneer, underrated and under appreciated.
I think the Bluest Blues, the best blues song ever.

Love this song so much, what a great blues with so much feeling inside!

Speed and passion in his playing.

One of the best guitar solos ever. The tone, the way it builds to a crescendo...Amazing!

2 Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters

No1 in my book!

I'm gonna go with Britgirl on this one. This song has so much swagger. - Gg2000

Wow, this is hard for me to choose between all of them. This is one of the first ones I ever heard and fell in love with. But since then, I've heard SO many more.
Great list! - Britgirl

3 Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood
4 I'm Bad Like Jesse James - John Lee Hooker
5 (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
6 La Grange - ZZ Top

Especially the part when the solo comes on. Great driving song - BrianScott01

7 Stack Shot Billy - The Black Keys

Starts off slow, but then goes real badass. - BrianScott01

8 Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

I like this by The Doors but I think Jeff Healey band and vocals are grittier. - Britgirl

9 Mountain Climbing - Joe Bonamassa

Great song..great musician..

10 Ball and Biscuit - The White Stripes

The Newcomers

? Cold Shot - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

The Contenders

11 Numb - Gary Clark Jr.

Glad to see him getting some recognition. One hard-drivin', finger-pickin' boogiemeister.

12 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix

Jimi is always the best

Turn it up to 11

13 Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
14 Sitting on Top of the World - Cream
15 Turned Off TV Blues - Ten Years After

One of Al’s most overlooked songs, if BADASS is what we are listening for put it on crank and it LOUD.Air guitar heaven and air bass, keys and drums.

16 Evil - Muddy Waters
17 When the Hurt Is Over - Mighty Sam McClain
18 Blue Jean Blues - ZZ Top
19 Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf
20 Breaking Down - The Black Keys
21 Yer Blues - The Jeff Healey Band

Not so much the lyrics, but his voice and the sheer power of the music. It's incredible! - Britgirl

22 I Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Steal My Jelly Roll - Taj Mahal
23 Slow Cooker Man - Travis Bowlin
24 Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
25 Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
26 Cold Hearted Woman - Chris Bell
27 Don't Worry About Me - Mighty Sam McClain
28 Mean Blues - Floyd Lee
29 Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin
30 Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
31 Dust My Broom - Elmore James
32 Nobody's Fault but Mine - Led Zeppelin
33 Cocaine - Eric Clapton
34 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
35 Ride 'Em On Down - The Rolling Stones
36 Too Old to Die Young - Brother Dege
37 Back Door Man - Howlin' Wolf
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
2. Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood
3. I'm Bad Like Jesse James - John Lee Hooker


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