ZZ Top Songs & Biggest Hits – Top 10 All-Time

Last Updated: June 4, 2022 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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ZZ Top is an American (Texas to be exact) Rock and Roll band with Blues infused in their music.

The band consists of Billy Gibbons – guitar and lead vocals, Dusty Hill – bass and co-lead vocals, and Frank Beard – drummer.

ZZ Top Top 10 Songs

ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. The true symbol of the band is the long beards of Gibbons and Hill in the late Seventies.

Outside of the music industry, Billy also acts on the TV show Bones as the father of Angela Montenegro.

Fun Fact – ZZ Top is the last article in the Encyclopedia.

ZZ Top released their first album in 1971 with the catchy title ZZ Top’s First Album. Their latest album was in 2019 titled Goin’ 50.

Spotify ZZ Top Playlist

Best ZZ Top Songs List

#1 La Grange
Released in 1973
On Album Tres Hombres
The song refers to a brothel on the outskirts of La Grange, Texas. Definitely one of the greatest guitar songs of all time.

Rumour spreadin’ ’round
In that Texas town
About that shack outside La Grange

song on Amazon

#2 Sharp Dressed Man
Released in 1983
On Album Eliminator
The song is very popular in many different theme settings from weddings to fashion shows. “Sharp Dressed Man” also is played as the theme song on the television show Duck Dynasty.

Top coat, top hat
And I don’t worry ’cause my wallet’s fat
Black shades, white gloves
Lookin’ sharp, lookin’ for love

song on Amazon

#3 Gimme All Your Lovin’
Released in 1983
On Album Eliminator
Obviously, the song is about a man trying to fulfill his fantasies.

Gimme all your lovin’
All your hugs and kisses too
Gimme all your lovin’
Don’t let up until we’re through

song on Amazon

#4 Cheap Sunglasses
Released in 1980
On Album Degüello
The song peaked at number eighty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100.

Now go out and get yourself some big black frames
With the glass so dark they won’t even know your name
And the choice is up to you cause they come in two classes
Rhinestone shades or cheap sunglasses

song on Amazon

#5 Legs
Released in 1984
On Album Eliminator
The song peaked at number eighty on the Billboard Hot 100. This tied their highest charting single with Sleeping Bag in 1985.

She’s got legs, she knows how to use them
She never begs, she knows how to choose them

song on Amazon

#6 Pearl Necklace
Released in 1981
On Album El Loco
The song is not about a pearl necklace, rather a sexual innuendo.

And she held it in her hand
And this is what she had to say
A pearl necklace
She wanna pearl necklace

song on Amazon

#7 Got Me Under Pressure
Released in 1983
On Album Eliminator

She likes cocaine and filppin’ out with great Danes
She’s about all I can handle, it’s too much for my brain
It’s got me under pressure

song on Amazon

#8 Tush
Released in 1975
On Album Fandango!
The song peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100.

I ain’t askin’ for much
I said, Lord, take me downtown
I’m just lookin’ for some tush

song on Amazon

#9 Rough Boy
Released in 1986
On Album Afterburner
The song peaked at number twenty-three on the Billboard Hot 100.

I’ll shoot it to you straight and look you in the eye
So give me just a minute and I’ll tell you why
I’m a rough boy

song on Amazon

#10 I Gotsta Get Paid
Released in 2012
On Album La Futura
La Futura was the first album released by ZZ Top in nine years.

25 flight diamonds in my ring
25 12s in the trunks to bang, oh lord
Make it move makin’ 25 new ones
Goin’ off a big don 99 seville c’mon

song on Amazon

Do you have a favorite ZZ Top song, not on our list?  Please share the song below so that we can add it!


ZZ Top Highest-Charting Singles – U.S./U.S. Main

  • #1 Sleeping Bag, 1985
  • #1 Stages, 1985
  • #1 Doubleback, 1990
  • #1 Concrete and Steel, 1990
  • #1 My Head’s in Mississippi, 1990
  • #1 Pincushion, 1994
  • #2 Gimme All Your Lovin’, 1983
  • #2 Give It Up, 1991
  • #3 Legs, 1984
  • #5 Rough Boy, 1986
  • #5 What’s Up with That, 1996
  • #7 Breakaway, 1994
  • #8 Sharp Dressed Man, 1983
  • #8 Can’t Stop Rockin’, 1985
  • #8 Gun Love, 1992
  • #4 Tube Snake Boogie, 1981
  • #12 She’s Just Killing Me, 1996
  • #13 Fearless Boogie, 1999
  • #14 Decision or Collision, 1991
  • #15 Velcro Fly, 1986
  • #16 Viva Las Vegas, 1992
  • #16 Delirious, 1986
  • #18 Got Me Under Pressure, 1983
  • #18 Woke Up with Wood, 1986
  • #20 Tush, 1975

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