Greatest ZZ Top Songs


The Top Ten

1 Sharp Dressed Man

One of my all rime favorite rock songs. It doesn't matter why kind of music you listen to, you will like this song without a doubt.

Too badass. I personally fell cooler listening to this instead of an actual metal song or something

This song has no equal whether you listen to it in concert or recorded. It is simply great from start to finish. Hold on to your seat when it is played.

Melhor música da banda!

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2 La Grange

one of the greatest riffs of all time - sharm7064

Its between this and Sharp Dressed Man. - dharmiisha

I have heard this song all my life so la grange hell ya thats why

Almost as good as waiting for the bus.

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3 Gimme All Your Lovin'

This and sharp dressed man are zz tops best, La grange is great but the lyrics are non-existant. I've also noticed in the last 5-10 years LaGrange has built a lot of hype from younger crowds - me145

Gimme All Your Lovin is ZZ Top signature song so why it isn't 1st. My first ZZ Top song I ever heard. It's so cool I heard it in my dreams a couple of times

Just a classic of texan rock

Nice beat. Great solo. Cool Vocals. What else?

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4 Legs

ZZ Top have so many great video clips - this one is the best of the lot! Love the sequenced riff!

Great beautiful lady song...

This is just one great song.

Amazing song

5 Tush

Best 2 minute song evar.

The lyrics are awesome too, but the guitar n drums give this song the "great" factor.

Everyone's heard it's everywhere!

This is there best


6 Cheap Sunglasses

Love this song. Always makes me feel cooler when I'm rocking my cheap sunglasses when I'm driving.

Wonderfully crafted solo, great drum work! Amazing groove, great song all around. - TheAyel

7 Got Me Under Pressure

One of the best pure rock songs ever. My all time favorite song to work out to. Great sound and momentum. This song kicks ass!

Second favorite song, but I wish pearl necklace was on here, would of been my first pick.

Best ZZTop Song Hands Down... Makes me want to jump in a Ferrari and race someone!

Belongs in the top five for sure. It straight out rocks! Another rocking' song not getting enough votes is: I Heard it on the X.

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8 Rough Boy

Breathtaking, the most simple ballad that ZZ Top created it to the highlights of perfection! This is I gotta listen.

Original pioneering sound and lyrics, great video. This talented and great band has RANGE!

Everything just fit into place, lyrics, sound, melody, playing,... Always takes me somewhere else! Incredible!

I like the easy, mellow sound of this. It's nice. Another time, another mood and my vote would go to Tush or Blue Jean Blues. - Britgirl

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9 I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide

This song has an amazing sound to it, I could listen to it all day. I love the riffs and just how cool the guy driving sounds. Great to listen to on the road.

Listening to it I just see myself driving with a fat car full with chicks

1 Badass song. Old school.


10 Blue Jean Blues

My favorite, why? Listen in a cold dark room with a girl in your arms and then you gonna understand!

On extensive listening to this band, I conclude Blue Jean Blues is my favourite, but at least 20 other ZZ Top Songs come a very close second. - Britgirl

Simply perfect

Contains such a tonefull guitar solo. Billy Gibbons really shows his blues ability. A true blues classic. Frank and Dusty compliment him so well. Easily top 10 material. An elegant beutiful song

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The Contenders

11 Jesus Just Left Chicago

Will always be my favorite... Fantastic song

One of the greatest songs ever recorded! By any band! I'm not very religious but the lyrics are probably more meaningful than 90% of the songs out there!

This song just has soul. Every time I hear it, I can't help but close my eyes and bob my head.

As I vote, this is not in the top ten let alone the top three. Madness! Those chords!

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12 Waitin' for the Bus

Should be top 10!

I like the more bluesy ZZ top songs.

13 Sleeping Bag

I really like this song even though they put in dance beats but it is well arranged.

Too high on the list. There are much better songs further down the list that should be ahead of this one.

14 Just Got Paid

Best song from them, that's for sure. Riff is one of the best ever. Just look at how it works Joe Bonamassa and everything will be clear. - jesse

Not just ZZ Top's best song, but one of the best rock songs ever recorded. Pure, unadulterated, bluesy genius.

The best song they do! PERIOD!

Just real and raw

15 Viva Las Vegas
16 Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers

This should be way up... Ithink this is at least a top 5 song. Just straight forward 70's rock and roll

This should be be top 5 all time to be sure!

I agree one of the best with blue jean blues and Mexican black bird

He'll yell- listened thru High School & College

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17 Pearl Necklace
18 I Need You Tonight

Incredible Blues Rock masterpiece! My personal favorite ZZ Top song ever, and top 5 rock songs of all time for me. Absolutely haunting guitar work here for most of the 6 min plus song. Best plaid loud on superior sound system with no distractions. Too bad they don't play this live in their shows!

I know it's weird, but this one's my favourite, the bluesy sound it has really relaxes me - Rocker00

Please listen to this one before you vote otherwise. Thank me later.

This is my favourite song, not only by ZZ Top, but by any artist ever.

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19 I Gotsta Get Paid

This song is really good. The guitar sounds very similar to La Grange, but I honestly think it's better. La Grange is just talking. The lyrics are not lyrics. This song has actual lyrics. The singing is super good, and so is the guitar.

This song was a pleasant surprise to me. Billy releases his inner "brother".

Amazing please vote this new song up higher its really amazing

My Favorite ZZ Top Songs:
1. La Grange
2. Can't Stop rocking'
3. I Gotsta Get Paid
4. Sharp Dressed Man
5. Tush

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20 Dust My Broom
21 I Thank You

48? This one should be top 10 at least

Wow Top ten easy

Wow. This put them on the map. 48. What a joke.

22 TV Dinners
23 Velcro Fly

This song is great! Should be much higher on this list.

24 Can't Stop Rockin'

Great tune from start to finish'

Awesome sound, good guitar riffs...and even Turtles dance to it!

25 Stages

How is this not higher on the list? Great song.

One of my best songs from the 80s

26 Tube Snake Boogie

Just naughty... but nice!

27 Doubleback
28 Move Me On Down the Line
29 My Head's In Mississippi

This is such a great song! The riff is kicking, similar to La Grange's, but better in my opinion. The lyrics are normal ZZ Top lyrics: Nonsense, but catchy.

More people need to hear this song. It's like the manliest song ever.

This one is awesome.

Just love this tune, rank it where you want to it's still one of their best...cheers

30 She's Just Killing Me

Really cool and underrated zz top song

31 Arrested for Driving While Blind

A real gem, classic zz top sound.

32 Mexican Blackbird
33 Burger Man

Awesome song with an awesome video. Don't get me wrong the 70's period of the band (Tres Hombres, Fandango, Deguello) was the best. But even the purists cannot deny the awesomeness of their 80's output, which was perfectly encapsulated within this song.

34 Brown Sugar

How is this so low? Should be in the top ten at least

Way too low! Essential zz top. Top 10 easily.

Sucks that they don't play this in concert. Best ever

Just one of my favorites

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35 Master of Sparks

Way too far down the list. Great lyrics and scorching hot guitar!

Unbelieveable that this song is so far down the list, when it was released it got no radio play cause it sounded like"through the sparks and the flame I knew that the claim of the Master of Sparks was God" and God wasn't allowed on the Rock and roll radio stations very much in 1973

My favorite due to lyrics and beat. Just good Rock and Roll steeped in blues.

36 Hot, Blue and Righteous
37 (Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree
38 Old Man

Come on, this deserves to be in top ten. Such a graet and classic ZZ Top

39 Sure Got Cold After the Rain Fell

No synthesizers, no electronic bull. Pure old Texas blues at its best

40 El Diablo

The boys at their best.

This should b higher up on the list.

41 Chevrolet
42 I Got the Six

This tune is very energy-packed! And although short in duration, it boasts a great beat, awesome vocals and a pretty neat riff!

Pretty good vocals if you ask me. I really love that song, even if it's a bit too short for a typical rock song.

One of my personal favorites, without a doubt. Awesome lyrics and great beat. ZZ Top ROCKS!

43 Have You Heard?

Simply great

44 It's Only Love
45 Backdoor Love Affair
46 Whiskey'n Mama

Extatic jam

47 Goin' Down to Mexico
48 Precious and Grace
49 Pincushion

Pretty heavy for ZZ Top. Great tune very memorable.

50 Squank

I think this is the best guitar playing ever

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2,000 votes
84 listings
10 years, 154 days old

Top Remixes (15)

1. Blue Jean Blues
2. I Need You Tonight
3. Dust My Broom
1. Tush
2. Just Got Paid
3. Jesus Just Left Chicago
1. Sharp Dressed Man
2. Gimme All Your Lovin'
3. Legs

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