Top Blues Songs


Rank All Time Artist Song Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
290
Robert Johnson Cross Road Blues Delta Blues 1936
2
296
Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle and Roll Jump-Blues Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll 1954
3
297
Muddy Waters Hoochie Coochie Man Chicago Blues 1954
4
371
Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats Rocket 88 Jump-Blues Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll 1951
5
373
Muddy Waters Manish Boy Chicago Blues 1955
6
392
John Lee Hooker Boogie Chillen' Electric Blues 1948
7
430
Bessie Smith St. Louis Blues Vaudeville Blues 1925
8
490
Howlin' Wolf Smokestack Lightnin' Chicago Blues 1956
9
586
B.B. King The Thrill Is Gone Electric Blues, Soul Blues Blues Rock 1969
10
645
Elmore James Dust My Broom Electric Blues 1951
11
673
John Lee Hooker Boom Boom Chicago Blues Rhythm & Blues 1962
12
759
Robert Johnson Hellhound on My Trail Delta Blues 1937
13
782
Bob Dylan Ballad of a Thin Man Piano Blues Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1965
14
837
T-Bone Walker Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday's Just As Bad) Electric Texas Blues 1947
15
874
Muddy Waters Got My Mojo Working Chicago Blues 1957
16
893
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five Caldonia (Boogie) (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?) Jump-Blues 1945
17
909
Robert Johnson Love in Vain Delta Blues 1937
18
940
Muddy Waters Rollin' Stone Electric Blues 1950
19
989
Blind Willie Johnson Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground Acoustic Texas Blues 1927
20
1007
Lead Belly The Midnight Special Delta Blues 1934
21
1073
Charley Patton Pony Blues Delta Blues 1929
22
1092
Mamie Smith Crazy Blues Vaudeville Blues 1920
23
1169
Ma Rainey See See Rider Blues Vaudeville Blues 1925
24
1244
Blind Willie McTell Statesboro Blues Piedmont Blues 1928
25
1427
Tom Waits Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen) Piano Blues Singer/Songwriter 1976
26
1495
Etta James I'd Rather Go Blind Soul Blues Southern Soul 1967
27
1531
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five Choo Choo Ch'Boogie Jump-Blues Swing 1946
28
1553
Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago Delta Blues 1936
29
1599
Howlin' Wolf Spoonful Chicago Blues Rhythm & Blues 1960
30
1610
Little Walter Juke Chicago Blues 1952
31
1613
Clarence "Pine Top" Smith Pinetop's Boogie Woogie Boogie Woogie 1928
32
1660
Lead Belly Goodnight Irene Country Blues 1936
33
1725
Robert Johnson Terraplane Blues Delta Blues 1936
34
1741
Blind Lemon Jefferson Match Box Blues Acoustic Texas Blues 1927
35
1764
Bessie Smith Downhearted Blues Piano Blues, Vaudeville Blues 1923
36
1790
Skip James Devil Got My Woman Delta Blues 1931
37
1832
Sonny Boy Williamson (II) Help Me Chicago Blues 1963
38
1840
Bessie Smith Empty Bed Blues Piano Blues, Vaudeville Blues 1928
39
1842
Charles Brown with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers Driftin' Blues Piano Blues 1945
40
1916
Guitar Slim The Things That I Used to Do Electric Blues, New Orleans Blues 1953
41
1925
Albert King Born Under a Bad Sign Electric Blues, Soul Blues 1967
42
2010
Blind Lemon Jefferson See That My Grave Is Kept Clean Acoustic Texas Blues 1928
43
2033
Blind Faith Can't Find My Way Home British Blues Blues Rock, Folk Rock 1969
44
2074
Leroy Carr How Long, How Long Blues Piano Blues 1928
45
2078
Wynonie Harris Good Rockin' Tonight Jump-Blues Rock & Roll 1948
46
2108
Nina Simone Mississippi Goddam Vaudeville Blues Soul Jazz, Vocal Jazz 1964
47
2109
Mississippi Sheiks Sitting on Top of the World Country Blues 1930
48
2180
Mississippi John Hurt Stack O' Lee Blues Piedmont Blues 1928
49
2181
B.B. King 3 O'Clock Blues Electric Blues 1951
50
2195
Slim Harpo I'm a King Bee Swamp Blues 1957
51
2264
Big Bill Broonzy Key to the Highway Acoustic Blues 1941
52
2371
Freddie King Hide Away Electric Texas Blues 1961
53
2448
Little Junior's Blue Flames Mystery Train Rhythm & Blues 1953
54
2464
Bobby Bland Farther Up the Road Electric Blues, Soul Blues 1957
55
2466
Jimmy Reed Big Boss Man Chicago Blues 1961
56
2469
Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go Delta Blues 1935
57
2491
Howlin' Wolf Evil Chicago Blues 1954
58
2501
Joe Turner & Pete Johnson Roll 'Em Pete Boogie Woogie, Jump-Blues 1939
59
2529
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five Let the Good Times Roll Jump-Blues Rhythm & Blues 1946
60
2580
Lowell Fulson Reconsider Baby Electric Blues 1954
61
2590
Sonny Boy Williamson (I) Good Morning (Little) School Girl Acoustic Chicago Blues 1937
62
2606
Ike and Tina Turner It's Gonna Work Out Fine Soul Blues Rhythm & Blues, Soul 1961
63
2719
Randy Newman God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind) Piano Blues Singer/Songwriter 1972
64
2721
Roy Brown Good Rockin' Tonight Jump-Blues Rhythm & Blues 1947
65
2740
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five Saturday Night Fish Fry Jump-Blues New Orleans R&B 1949
66
2763
Tampa Red & Georgia Tom It's Tight Like That Acoustic Chicago Blues 1928
67
2797
Meade Lux Lewis Honky Tonk Train Blues Boogie Woogie, Piano Blues 1929
68
2896
Tommy Tucker Hi-Heel Sneakers Electric Blues, Soul Blues 1964
69
2996
Howlin' Wolf The Red Rooster Chicago Blues 1961
70
3038
Howlin' Wolf Back Door Man Chicago Blues Rhythm & Blues 1961
71
3070
B.B. King Every Day I Have the Blues Electric Blues 1954
72
3077
Elmore James The Sky Is Crying Chicago Blues 1960
73
3187
Percy Mayfield Please Send Me Someone to Love Rhythm & Blues 1950
74
3189
Muddy Waters I Can't Be Satisfied Chicago Blues 1948
75
3222
B.B. King Sweet Little Angel Electric Blues 1956
76
3378
Big Maceo Worried Life Blues Acoustic Chicago Blues, Piano Blues 1941
77
3426
Jimmy Reed Bright Lights, Big City Chicago Blues 1961
78
3537
The Rolling Stones Love in Vain Acoustic Blues Blues Rock 1969
79
3566
Howlin' Wolf Killing Floor Chicago Blues 1965
80
3638
Blind Lemon Jefferson Black Snake Moan Acoustic Texas Blues 1927
81
3708
Otis Rush I Can't Quit You Baby Chicago Blues 1956
82
3814
B.B. King Rock Me Baby Electric Blues 1964
83
3831
Elizabeth Cotten Freight Train Piedmont Blues 1958
84
3858
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton Ball 'n' Chain Electric Blues, Soul Blues 1968
85
3951
Son House Death Letter Delta Blues 1965
86
3963
Chuck Willis C.C. Rider Jump-Blues Rhythm & Blues 1957
87
3969
Joe Liggins The Honeydripper Jump-Blues 1945
88
4067
Howlin' Wolf How Many More Years Chicago Blues 1951
89
4360
Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle Chicago Blues, Soul Blues 1966
90
4367
Sonny Boy Williamson (II) Don't Start Me Talkin' Chicago Blues 1955
91
4561
Professor Longhair and His Blues Scholars Mardi Gras in New Orleans New Orleans Blues New Orleans R&B 1950
92
4572
Tommy Johnson Cool Drink of Water Blues Delta Blues 1928
93
4602
Muddy Waters I Just Want to Make Love to You Chicago Blues 1954
94
4637
Robert Johnson Come On in My Kitchen Delta Blues 1936
95
4662
Etta James Tell Mama Soul Blues Southern Soul 1967
96
4666
Charles Brown Black Night Electric Blues, Piano Blues 1951
97
4831
Bertha "Chippie" Hill Trouble in Mind Vaudeville Blues 1926
98
4833
Mississippi John Hurt Frankie Piedmont Blues 1928
99
4888
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers Merry Christmas, Baby Piano Blues Christmas Music 1947
100
4931
Bo Diddley Hey! Bo Diddley Electric Blues Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll 1957
101
4934
Bobby Bland I Pity the Fool Soul Blues Rhythm & Blues 1961
102
5033
John Lee Hooker I'm in the Mood Electric Blues 1951
103
5065
Otis Rush Double Trouble Electric Blues 1958
104
5179
Jimmy Reed Baby What You Want Me to Do Chicago Blues 1959
105
5238
Gil Scott-Heron New York Is Killing Me Electronic, Experimental, Soul 2010
106
5246
Bessie Smith Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out Vaudeville Blues Vocal Jazz 1929
107
5252
DeFord Bailey Pan American Blues Country Blues 1927
108
5257
Memphis Jug Band Stealin' Stealin' Jug Band 1929
109
5290
Dr. Feelgood She Does It Right British Blues Pub Rock 1975
110
5356
Mississippi John Hurt Candy Man Blues Piedmont Blues 1929
111
5397
John Lee Hooker feat. Carlos Santana & The Santana Band The Healer 1989
112
5408
Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers Lovesick Blues Vaudeville Blues Vocal Jazz 1928
113
5504
Kokomo Arnold Milk Cow Blues Country Blues 1934
114
5535
Little Walter My Babe Chicago Blues Rhythm & Blues 1955
115
5548
Lead Belly The Gallis Pole Delta Blues 1939
116
5657
Tommy Johnson Big Road Blues Delta Blues 1928
117
5689
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Texas Flood Electric Texas Blues 1983
118
5709
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup That's All Right Electric Blues Rhythm & Blues 1947
119
5723
Muddy Waters I'm Ready Chicago Blues 1954
120
5742
Memphis Minnie Me and My Chauffeur Blues Country Blues 1941
121
5825
Blind Willie Johnson Mother's Children Have a Hard Time Acoustic Texas Blues 1928
122
5907
Arthur Smith Guitar Boogie Boogie Woogie Country Boogie 1945
123
5933
Richard "Rabbit" Brown James Alley-Blues Country Blues 1927
124
6072
Little Richard I Don't Know What You Got But It's Got Me Soul Blues Southern Soul 1965
125
6081
Sonny Boy Williamson (II) Eyesight to the Blind Chicago Blues 1951
126
6118
Bessie Smith Back-Water Blues Vaudeville Blues 1927
127
6166
B.B. King Lucille Electric Blues 1968
128
6223
Bessie Smith T Ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do Piano Blues, Vaudeville Blues 1923
129
6344
Skip James Hard Time Killing Floor Blues Delta Blues 1931
130
6429
Brittany Howard Stay High Soul Blues Psychedelic Soul 2019
131
6457
Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell Blues Before Sunrise Piano Blues 1934
132
6490
St. Louis Jimmy Oden Going Down Slow Piano Blues 1941
133
6514
Robert Petway Catfish Blues Delta Blues 1941
134
6519
Slim Harpo Baby Scratch My Back Swamp Blues Rhythm & Blues 1966
135
6609
Furry Lewis Kassie Jones Country Blues 1928
136
6657
Otis Rush All Your Love (I Miss Loving) Chicago Blues 1959
137
6688
Son House My Black Mama Delta Blues 1931
138
6725
John Lee Hooker One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer Electric Blues 1966
139
6757
Tom Waits Martha Piano Blues Singer/Songwriter 1973
140
6874
Howlin' Wolf Wang Dang Doodle Chicago Blues Rhythm & Blues 1961
141
7090
Bo Diddley Mona Electric Blues Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll 1957
142
7140
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Red House Electric Blues Blues Rock 1967
143
7221
Johnnie Allan Promised Land Swamp Blues Country Rock, Folk Rock 1971
144
7259
Jimmy Reed Honest I Do Chicago Blues 1957
145
7267
B.B. King Sweet Sixteen Electric Blues 1960
146
7318
Little Walter Mean Old World Chicago Blues 1952
147
7347
The Carter Family Worried Man Blues Acoustic Blues Appalachian Folk Music, Traditional Country 1930
148
7374
Clarence Williams' Blue Five Wild Cat Blues Vaudeville Blues Jazz 1923
149
7469
Bobby Bland Stormy Monday Blues Electric Blues, Soul Blues 1962
150
7482
Muddy Waters Long Distance Call Chicago Blues 1951
151
7534
The Rolling Stones Little Red Rooster Chicago Blues British Rhythm & Blues 1964
152
7541
Bessie Smith Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl Piano Blues, Vaudeville Blues 1931
153
7548
Bobby Bland Ain't Nothing You Can Do Jump-Blues, Soul Blues Rhythm & Blues, Soul 1964
154
7708
Billy Ward & The Dominoes The Bells Doo-Wop, Rhythm & Blues 1952
155
7724
Ray Charles Busted Soul 1963
156
7791
Blind Willie Johnson John the Revelator Acoustic Texas Blues 1930
157
7834
Bobby Charles See You Later, Alligator Jump-Blues New Orleans R&B 1955
158
7931
John Mayall All Your Love British Blues Blues Rock 1966
159
8031
Ethel Waters Am I Blue? Vocal Jazz 1929
160
8105
Larry Davis Texas Flood Electric Texas Blues 1958
161
8174
Robert Johnson Ramblin' on My Mind Delta Blues 1937
162
8175
Robert Johnson Stop Breakin' Down Blues Delta Blues 1938
163
8255
Eddie Boyd Five Long Years Chicago Blues, Piano Blues 1952
164
8256
Slim Harpo Rainin' in My Heart Swamp Blues 1961
165
8267
Jacques Higelin Pars Chanson, Pop Rock 1978
166
8325
Muddy Waters You Need Love Chicago Blues 1962
167
8401
Blind Faith Presence of the Lord British Blues Blues Rock 1969
168
8453
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five Ration Blues 1943
169
8511
The Rolling Stones You Got the Silver Acoustic Blues Blues Rock 1969
170
8746
Buddy Guy First Time I Met the Blues Chicago Blues, Soul Blues Rhythm & Blues 1960
171
8751
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Voodoo Chile Electric Blues Acid Rock, Blues Rock 1968
172
8785
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra (vocals Wynonie Harris) Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well Jump-Blues Swing 1945
173
8941
John Lee Hooker Dimples Electric Blues 1956
174
9132
John Lee Hooker Motor City Is Burning Electric Blues 1968
175
9220
Robert Johnson Me and the Devil Blues Delta Blues 1938
176
9280
Ma Rainey & Her Tub Jug Washboard Band Prove It on Me Blues Jug Band, Vaudeville Blues 1928
177
9329
Mose Allison Parchman Farm Piano Blues Rhythm & Blues, Vocal Jazz 1957
178
9335
John Mayall Ramblin' on My Mind British Blues Blues Rock 1966
179
9414
B.B. King Please Love Me Electric Blues, Jump-Blues 1953
180
9441
Tom Waits The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) (An Evening With Pete King) Piano Blues Singer/Songwriter 1976
181
9727
Handy's Memphis Blues Band St. Louis Blues 1922
182
9795
Cannon's Jug Stompers Walk Right In Country Blues, Jug Band 1930
183
9971
Wynonie Harris All She Wants to Do Is Rock Jump-Blues 1949

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10000:
Trixie Smith My Man Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll) Vaudeville Blues 1922
Howlin' Wolf I Asked for Water Chicago Blues 1956
Howlin' Wolf Moanin' at Midnight Chicago Blues 1951
Bobby Bland I'll Take Care of You Soul Blues Rhythm & Blues, Soul 1959
Big Joe Turner Honey Hush Jump-Blues Rhythm & Blues 1953
Lead Belly The Bourgeois Blues Delta Blues 1939
Sonny Boy Williamson (II) Nine Below Zero Chicago Blues 1953
Bessie Smith Gimmie a Pigfoot Vaudeville Blues Vocal Jazz 1934
Son House John the Revelator Delta Blues 1965
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five G.I. Jive Jump-Blues 1944
Skip James I'm So Glad Delta Blues 1931
Bob Dylan Dear Landlord Piano Blues Singer/Songwriter 1967
Bukka White Fixin' to Die Blues Delta Blues 1940
Lonnie Johnson Careless Love Blues Country Blues 1928
Robert Johnson I Believe I'll Dust My Broom Delta Blues 1937
Sylvester Weaver Guitar Rag Acoustic Blues 1923
Washington Phillips Denomination Blues Country Blues Gospel 1928
Jack White Love Interruption Acoustic Blues Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2012
Elmore James Shake Your Moneymaker Chicago Blues 1962
John Mayall Steppin' Out British Blues Blues Rock 1966
Albert Ammons and His Rhythm Kings Boogie Woogie Stomp Boogie Woogie 1936
The Purple Gang Granny Takes a Trip Jug Band Psychedelic Folk 1967
Bessie Smith Careless Love Blues Vaudeville Blues 1925
Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues Delta Blues 1940
Jack McVea & His All Stars Open the Door Richard! Jump-Blues Rhythm & Blues 1946
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Couldn't Stand the Weather Electric Texas Blues Blues Rock 1984
Henry Thomas John Henry Country Blues 1927
Bob Dylan Dirge Piano Blues Singer/Songwriter 1974
Bessie Smith Alexander's Ragtime Band Vaudeville Blues 1927
Lightnin' Hopkins Mojo Hand Acoustic Blues 1961
Junior Wells Messing with the Kid Chicago Blues, Soul Blues 1960
Lightnin' Hopkins Short Haired Woman Acoustic Texas Blues 1947
Lightnin' Hopkins Baby Please Don't Go Acoustic Texas Blues 1949
Ry Cooder Paris, Texas Acoustic Blues Film Score 1984
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Look at Little Sister Electric Texas Blues Blues Rock 1985
Snooks Eaglin Brown Skinned Woman Acoustic Blues, New Orleans Blues 1962
Lead Belly (Black Gal) Where Did You Sleep Last Night? Delta Blues 1944
Ali Farka Touré Dofana Songhai Music 1993
T-Bone Walker West Side Baby Electric Texas Blues Rhythm & Blues 1948
Willie Dixon Spoonful Chicago Blues 1970
Charley Patton A Spoonful Blues Delta Blues 1929
Hambone Willie Newbern Roll and Tumble Blues Country Blues 1929
Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe Bumble Bee Country Blues 1930
Kokomo Arnold Old Original Kokomo Blues Country Blues 1934
Bob Dylan Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat Electric Blues Blues Rock 1966
Bessie Smith Young Woman's Blues Vaudeville Blues Vocal Jazz 1927
Otis Rush Three Times a Fool 1958
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens Jump-Blues Rhythm & Blues 1946
Cecil Gant I Wonder Boogie Woogie, Piano Blues Stride 1944
Josh White House of the Rising Sun 1944
Lonnie Johnson Tomorrow Night 1948
The Animals I'm in Love Again British Blues British Rhythm & Blues 1964
Z.Z. Hill Down Home Blues 1981
Big Maybelle Candy Jump-Blues Rhythm & Blues 1956
John Lee Hooker It Serve Me Right to Suffer/It Serves Me Right To Suffer Electric Blues 1966
Charles Brown Please Come Home for Christmas Christmas Music, Rhythm & Blues 1960
The Treniers Rockin' Is Our Business Jump-Blues 1953
Junior Wells Hoodoo Man Blues Chicago Blues 1965
Fleetwood Mac Need Your Love So Bad British Blues 1968
Freddie Slack & Ella Mae Morse The House of Blue Lights Boogie Woogie Vocal Jazz 1946
Lil Green Why Don't You Do Right? Vaudeville Blues Vocal Jazz 1941
Blind Lemon Jefferson Jack O'Diamond Blues Acoustic Texas Blues 1926
John Mayall Have You Heard British Blues Blues Rock 1966
Robert Johnson 32-20 Blues Delta Blues 1937
Robert Johnson Kind Hearted Woman Blues Delta Blues 1937
Robert Johnson Walkin' Blues Delta Blues 1937
Ben Harper Better Way Alternative Rock, Raga Rock 2006
The Rolling Stones Goin' Home British Blues Blues Rock 1966
John Lee Hooker This Is Hip Electric Blues 1980
Jimmy Reed You Don't Have to Go Chicago Blues 1954
Howlin' Wolf Forty Four Chicago Blues 1955
Lowell Fulson Three O'Clock Blues Electric Blues 1948
Bukka White Special Stream Line Delta Blues 1940
Blind Willie McTell Dying Crapshooter's Blues Piedmont Blues 1961
Sonny Boy Williamson (I) Decoration Blues / Decoration Day Blues Acoustic Chicago Blues 1938
Howlin' Wolf Hidden Charms Chicago Blues 1964
Muddy Waters The Blues Had a Baby and They Named it Rock and Roll (#2) Chicago Blues 1977
Big Joe Turner TV Mama Rhythm & Blues 1953
John Lee Hooker Crawlin' King Snake Electric Blues 1949
Willie Mabon I'm Mad Rhythm & Blues 1953
Junior Parker Feelin' Good Electric Blues Rhythm & Blues 1953
Muddy Waters I Want to Be Loved Chicago Blues 1955
Billy Gayles feat. Ike Turner's Rhythm Rockers I'm Tore Up Electric Blues Rhythm & Blues 1956
Lead Belly In New Orleans Delta Blues 1944
Joe Liggins Pink Champagne Jump-Blues Rhythm & Blues 1950
Koko Taylor Insane Asylum Rhythm & Blues 1968
Lowell Fulson Everyday I Have the Blues Electric Blues 1950
Eric Clapton Layla (Acoustic) Acoustic Blues Acoustic Rock, Pop Rock 1992
Muddy Waters Rock Me Chicago Blues 1957
Rosco Gordon No More Doggin' Jump-Blues, Piano Blues Rhythm & Blues 1952
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Little Wing Electric Texas Blues 1991
B.B. King Paying the Cost to Be the Boss Electric Blues 1968
Lightnin' Hopkins Automobile / Automobile Blues 1950
Muddy Waters Trouble, No More Chicago Blues 1955
Tom Waits Soldierís Things Piano Blues Singer/Songwriter, Vocal Jazz 1983
Sippie Wallace I'm a Mighty Tight Woman 1927
Taj Mahal Statesboro Blues Electric Blues 1967
Lowell Fulson Blue Shadows Electric Blues Rhythm & Blues 1950
Ray Charles Losing Hand Piano Blues Rhythm & Blues 1954
Ray Charles Sinnerís Prayer Piano Blues Rhythm & Blues 1954
Peppermint Harris I Got Loaded Jump-Blues New Orleans R&B 1951
Little Junior Parker Driving Wheel Electric Blues, Soul Blues Rhythm & Blues 1961
Tiny Bradshaw The Train Kept A-Rollin' Jump-Blues Rhythm & Blues 1951