100 Greatest Chicago Blues Songs


Criteria: This list is intended to showcase those songs and artists whose abilities have enriched the genre of Chicago Blues music. The Songs were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, critical acclaim, and influence on the genre of Chicago Blues. Songs were only eligible if the artist was based in Chicago when it was recorded and/or had a Chicago Blues sound and was originally released on a Chicago Blues label.
Greatest Chicago Blues Songs
1. Hoochie Coochie Man
• Muddy Waters

2. Spoonful
• Howlin' Wolf

3. Manish Boy
• Muddy Waters

4. Smokestack Lightning
• Howlin' Wolf

5. Got My Mojo Working
• Muddy Waters

6. My Babe
• Little Walter

7. I Believe
• Elmore James

8. Back Door Man
• Howlin' Wolf

9. It Hurts Me Too
• Elmore James

10. Don't Start Me Talkin'
• Sonny Boy Williamson II

11. Big Boss Man
• Jimmy Reed

12. Wang Dang Doodle
• Koko Taylor

13. Baby What You Want Me To Do
• Jimmy Reed

14. Five Long Years
• Eddie Boyd

15. Hoodoo Man Blues
• Junior Wells

16. The Red Rooster
• Howlin' Wolf

17. Just Make Love To Me (I Just Want To Make Love To You)
• Muddy Waters

18. I Can't Quit You Baby
• Otis Rush

19. Juke
• Little Walter

20. I'm Ready
• Muddy Waters

21. I'm A Man
• Bo Diddley

22. Bring It On Home
• Sonny Boy Williamson II

23. Still A Fool
• Muddy Waters

24. Baby Please Don't Go
• Big Joe Williams

25. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
• Sonny Boy Williamson I

26. That's All Right
• Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

27. I Wish You Would
• Billy Boy

28. Mama, Talk To Your Daughter
• J.B. Lenoir

29. I Can't Be Satisfied
• Muddy Waters

30. I Ain't Superstitious
• Howlin' Wolf

31. Long Distance Call
• Muddy Waters

32. Bright Lights, Big City
• Jimmy Reed

33. Evil Is Goin' On
• Howlin' Wolf

34. Rollin' & Tumblin'
• Baby Face Leroy Trio

35. Your Funeral And My Trial
• Sonny Boy Williamson II

36. My Love Will Never Die
• Magic Sam

37. How Many More Years
• Howlin' Wolf

38. Take Out Some Insurance
• Jimmy Reed

39. I Asked For Water
• Howlin' Wolf

40. Worried Life Blues
• Big Maceo

41. Don't Go No Farther
• Muddy Waters

42. The Seventh Son
• Willie Mabon

43. You Don't Have To Go
• Jimmy Reed

44. All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
• Otis Rush

45. Confessin' The Blues
• Little Walter

46. Key To The Highway
• Jazz Gillum

47. Going Down Slow
• St. Louis Jimmy

48. Why Don't You Do Right
• Lil Green

49. Black Angel Blues
• Robert Nighthawk

50. Walking By Myself
• Jimmy Rogers

51. Before You Accuse Me
• Bo Diddley

52. 24 Hours
• Eddie Boyd

53. Moanin' At Midnight
• Howlin' Wolf

54. Rolling Stone
• Muddy Waters

55. You Better Watch Yourself
• Little Walter

56. When Things Go Wrong With You
• Tampa Red

57. I Ain't Got You
• Billy Boy

58. Honest I Do
• Jimmy Reed

59. Blues With A Feeling
• Little Walter

60. It Must Have Been The Devil
• Otis Spann

61. You've Got Me Dizzy
• Jimmy Reed

62. Big Town Playboy
• Eddie Taylor

63. Chicago Bound
• Jimmy Rogers

64. I Feel Like Going Home
• Muddy Waters

65. Who's Been Talkin'
• Howlin' Wolf

66. What About Your Daughter?
• J.B. Lenoir

67. The Same Thing
• Muddy Waters

68. Mean Old World
• Little Walter

69. The Sun Is Shining
• Elmore James

70. I Don't Know
• Willie Mabon

71. Let Me Play With Your Poodle
• Tampa Red

72. Screaming & Crying
• Morris Pejoe

73. It's Tight Like That
• Tampa Red

74. No Place To Go
• Howlin' Wolf

75. Roll Your Moneymaker
• Shakey Jake

76. One Way Out
• Sonny Boy Williamson II

77. Messin' With The Kid
• Junior Wells

78. Milkcow Blues
• Kokomo Arnold

79. Eisenhower Blues
• J.B. Lenoir

80. I Got My Eyes On You
• Buddy Guy

81. Stone Crazy
• Buddy Guy

82. Wee Wee Hours
• Chuck Berry

83. Mother Earth
• Memphis Slim

84. Be Careful (I Would Hate To See You Go)
• John Brim

85. Crying Won't Help You
• Robert Nighthawk

86. Johnson Machine Gun
• Sunnyland Slim

87. Hidden Charms
• Charles Clark

88. Me & My Chauffeur Blues
• Memphis Minnie

89. Long Tall Mama
• Big Bill (Broonzy)

90. Aw Aw Baby (Sweet Home Chicago)
• Robert Jr. (Lockwood) & His Combo

91. You Need Love
• Muddy Waters

92. Diggin' My Potatoes
• Washboard Sam

93. Combination Boogie
• J. B. (Hutto) And His Hawks

94. All Your Love
• Magic Sam

95. So Many Roads
• Otis Rush

96. Homesick
• James Williamson

97. Walking The Blues
• Willie Dixon

98. First Time I Met The Blues
• Buddy Guy

99. Give Me Back My Wig
• Hound Dog Taylor

100. Four Full Seasons Of Love
• Son Seals
Muddy Waters
Howlin' Wolf
Jimmy Reed
Otis Rush

List Begun: 2021-11-22