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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.

List Begun: 2021-11-22
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

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