Take a look at the below list of ZZ Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time till 2017 with new and upcoming songs 2017. The active American Blues-rock group from Texas comprises of Dusty Hill (Bass), Frank Beard (drums) and Billy Gibbons (Guitar). The three formed ZZ Top in 1970 in Houston from the American Blues (Hill and Beard) and the Moving Sidewalks (Gibbons). Their first two albums reflected their great Texas humor and blues roots. The trio’s third album, “Tres Hombres,” gained them attention nationally mainly due to the hit “La Grange” which is a signature riff tune of those days. The song had its base on “Boogie Chillen” written by John Lee Hooker. Their success continued in the 1970s climaxing with the Worldwide Texas Tour which took one and a half years.
List of Top 10 songs by ZZ of all time Till 2017
This song, “Legs,” was an enormous national chart success for ZZ Top. The song featured a subject material which almost every man enjoyed and most importantly, the band released it at the right time. The song stood entirely on its own even though images on the video helped it rise higher on the charts.
9. Cheap Sunglasses
After touring widely in the 1970s, the trio took a long break in 1977 and later reunited in 1979 to deliver their diverse and excellent “Degullo.” The album (Degullo) featured the winding, funky guide, “how to survive a hangover.” During the break guitarist Billy Gibbons and the bassist, Dusty Hill, allegedly became famous beards without their knowledge.
8. Heard it on the X
A 1975’s social dancing was a tribute to Mexican “Border Blaster” radio stations particularly the two ran by legendary DJ Wolfman Jack (XERF in Via Acuna and XERB in Rosarito Beach). Radio stations in Mexico didn’t have to adhere to US stations power limits which offered them a chance to pump their signal into the states. In 1985, Billy Gibbons said that every Mexican station’s call letters start with X.
7. I Thank You
“Deguello” featured “I Thank You” as the lead track – the song is also a Sam and Dave’s Stax-heavy cover. Surprisingly, the band recorded the song in an honest manner consisting of Billy Gibbons’ soulful vocal performance and clean guitar tones. However, things boiled over in concerts such as stop-whatever-you’re-doing-and-watch-this-right-now 1980 “Double Down” DVD.
6. Just Got Paid
Classical rock is all about heavy hooks, tight harmonies and power chords in addition to enjoying and letting loose every real time – and possibly, Friday evening is the best time. At that point, people will take their paycheck, clock out, and enjoy days of required rest. ZZ Top song, “Just Got Paid,” pays tribute to the special feeling people get after they have closed time on Fridays. It appeared on the band’s 1972 “Rio Grande Mud” album. This is one of the ZZ Top 10 Songs of All Time till 2017.
5. Sharp Dressed Man
“Sharp Dressed Man” was a great hit on ZZ Top’s 1983 album “Eliminator.” Produced by the trio manager Bill Ham and mixed by Terry Manning, this song embarked on a romantic adventure with an attractive woman who had abandoned her date previously. Its video continued the “male fantasy come to life” of “Gimme All Your Loving’” video the band released in the year 1983. Just like in the previous video, attractive and relatively mysterious women helped model/dancer Peter Tramm, who experienced frustration in the menial job, gain prowess and social stature.
4. Waitin’ for the Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago
After making “Waitin’ for the Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago,” ZZ Top proved to have moved forwards in sophistication and range terms. The songs crashed the Top 10 charts and even cemented their reputation as a big and better band of the 1970’s. If playing the songs isn’t against the law, you should play them today.
3. Gimme All Your Lovin’
One thing that you will realize after ‘Gimme All Your Lovin” has kicked in is the high rock sound. The trio also produced a highly charged video of this track consisting of sexy girls. Luckily, the song became a trademark of the band throughout that period.
Immediately the song, “Tush,” kicks off you will realize it’s a rock and roll piece and most importantly, you will know whose song it is. However, one complaint that most fans had was that the song was very short. The whole track including leads and the fade out is around 2 minutes and ends at 2 minutes and 14 seconds. However, the lick will stay with you for a very long time. The song also featured powerful slide guitar work.
1. La Grange
The song is without doubt ZZ Top’s most popular song and a song that brought the band to national attention. The song has an excellent little groove which starts out with a mild electric guitar. Drums distort the guitar as they kick in and as a result, the song becomes heavier. It also features a deluxe lead which is the trio’s signature piece.
ZZ Top Interesting Songs
1. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
Recorded during Motorhead album sessions, “Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers” only saw slow release after the band’s popularity had grown but never made any impact on UK charts. Bassist Dusty Hill and guitarist Billy Gibbons traded vocals, alternating each other. For the Motorhead version, guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke and bassist Lemmy replicated that.
2. Blue Jean Blues
“Blue Jean Blues” is a ZZ Top classic song. The band just took a simple pair of lost blue jeans and changed it into a classic blues song. It is still a favorite of their fans.
ZZ Top had continued to support blues in several ways, probably most visibly when they received a piece of wood in Clarksdale, Mississippi from Muddy Waters’ shack. After making it into a guitar, they dubbed the “Muddywood,” and used it to raise money for Delta Blues Museum. Their support and link to blues have remained as rock-solid just like the songs they have produced.