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

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!

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2 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

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

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

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7 Stack Shot Billy - The Black Keys

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

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8 Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

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

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9 Mountain Climbing - Joe Bonamassa

Great song..great musician..

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10 Ball and Biscuit - The White Stripes UListen to Sample

The Newcomers

? Back Door Man - Howlin' Wolf UListen to Sample
? Too Old to Die Young - Brother Dege UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Numb - Gary Clark Jr.

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

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12 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix

Jimi is always the best

Turn it up to 11

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13 Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan UListen to Sample
14 Sitting on Top of the World - Cream UListen to Sample
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.

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16 When the Hurt Is Over - Mighty Sam McClain UListen to Sample
17 Blue Jean Blues - ZZ Top UListen to Sample
18 Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf UListen to Sample
19 Evil - Muddy Waters UListen to Sample
20 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

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