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Best Jimi Hendrix Songs Top 10 All-Time

 

 
Jimi Hendrix is an American (Seattle, WA) guitar music legend even though he only recorded music for four years with an early death at the age of 27. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an American rock band consisting of lead vocals and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their first album in 1967 titled Are You Experienced. After Jimi’s death in 1970, 12 albums were released under his name starting in 1971.

Best Jimi Hendrix Songs

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Jimi Hendrix song list curated by Matthew Campbell

10. Little Wing
Recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Released in 1967
On Album Axis: Bold as Love
The song’s guitar is influenced by the style of Curtis Mayfield.

Butterflies and zebras
And moonbeams
And, fairytales
That’s all she ever thinks about
Riding with the wind


9. Dolly Dagger
Released in 1971
On Album Rainbow Bridge
The song was released after the passing of Hendrix.

Hey red hot momma, you’d better step aside
This chick’s gonna turn you to a block of ice
Look out


8. Angel
Released in 1971
On Album The Cry of Love
The song is in reference to a dream Jimi had about his mother when he was a child.

And I said, “Fly on, my sweet angel
Fly on through the sky
Fly on my sweet angel
Forever I will be by your side”


7. Fire
Recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Released in 1969
On Album Are You Experienced
The song’s story has many sexual implications.

You got a new fool, ha! I like it like that
I have only one burning desire
Let me stand next to your fire


6. Star Spangled Banner
Released in 1968
The song first appeared on Jimi’s tours starting in 1968. The song is considered one of the greatest instrumental renditions of our national anthem.

 

5. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Released in 1968
On Album Electric Ladyland
Did you know the term “slight return” refers to the song’s initial role as a reprise of the track “Voodoo Chile” featured on the album?

Well I pick up all pieces and make an island
Might even raise a little sand
Yeah
Cause I’m a Voodoo Child
Lord knows I’m a Voodoo Child baby


4. Hey Joe
Recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Released in 1966
On Album Are You Experienced
The song was originally released by The Leaves in 1965. The song tells a story of a man who is on the run and planning to head to Mexico after shooting his wife.

Yes, I did, I shot her,
You know I caught her messin’ ’round,
Messin’ ’round town


3. Foxey Lady
Recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Released in 1967
On Album Are You Experienced
The song is a staple at parties whenever someone wants to put a spotlight on a beautiful woman.

I’m tired of wasting all my precious time
You’ve got to be all mine, all mine
Foxy lady
Here I come


2. Purple Haze
Recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Released in 1967
On Album Are You Experienced
The song is thought to be another song about a dream Hendrix had – walking under the sea.

Purple haze all around
Don’t know if I’m coming up or down
Am I happy or in misery?
Whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me


1. All Along the Watchtower
Recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Released in 1968
On Album Electric Ladyland
The song was originally released in 1968 by Bob Dylan. The song is Hendrix’s only song to reach the Billboard Top 20. The song is considered one of the greatest guitar songs of all-time.

All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants, too


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Jimi Hendrix Highest-Charting Songs – UK

  • #3 Purple Haze, 1967
  • #5 All Along the Watchtower, 1968
  • #6 Hey Joe, 1966
  • #6 The Wind Cries Mary, 1967
  • #18 Burning of the Midnight Lamp, 1967
  • #37 Crosstown Traffic, 1968

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