Our Top Jimi Hendrix Songs

Consistently named the greatest guitar player of all time by the rock ‘n’ roll bible Rolling Stone magazine and pretty much every other publication that has ever compiled such a list, Jimi Hendrix combined untouchable virtuosity, an improvisational spirit and poignant soul every time he picked up the instrument. But Hendrix was more than just a badass axeman; he combined undeniable songwriting talent, a great ear for melody and a love of music rooted in tradition but with a definite slant towards experimentation and desire to break new ground in the studio. With that in mind, we present to you Ultimate Classic Rock’s tally of the Top 10 Jimi Hendrix Songs.

DENMARK - SEPTEMBER 03:  Photo of Jimi Hendrix 10; Jimi Hendrix KB-Hallen Copenhagen September 3 1970  pictures black and white fender start best hard rock songs 2015
DENMARK – SEPTEMBER 03: Photo of Jimi Hendrix 10; Jimi Hendrix KB-Hallen Copenhagen September 3 1970 pictures black and white fender start best hard rock songs 2015

15. “Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)” – Electric Ladyland
14.”Can You See Me” – Are You Experienced
13. “Bold As Love” – Axis: Bold As Love
12. “Voodoo Chile” – Electric Ladyland
11. “Aint’ No Telling” – Axis: Bold As Love
10. “Gypsy Eyes” – Electric Ladyland
9. “Remember”- Are You Experienced
8. “Highway Chile” – Are You Experienced
7. “1983…A Merman I Should Turn to Be” – Electric Ladyland
6. “Stone Free” – Are You Experienced
5. “One Rainy Wish” – Axis: Bold As Love
4. “Castles Made Of Sand” – Axis: Bold As Love
3. “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp” – Electric Ladyland
2. “Little Miss Lover” – Axis: Bold As Love
1. “May This Be Love” – Are You Experienced

Hard rock is strongly influenced by blues music the most frequently used scale in hard rock is the pentatonic, which is a typical blues scale. Unlike traditional rock and roll (which takes elements of the “old” blues), hard rock incorporates elements of “British blues”, a style of blues played with more modern instruments such as electric guitars, drums, keyboards and electric bass. A notable departure from traditional blues forms is that hard rock is seldom restricted to the I, IV, and V chords prevalent in twelve or sixteen bar blues, but includes other chords, typically major chords rooted on tones of the minor scale. The term “hard rock” is often applied to many styles of rock music, their only common feature being that they deviate from pop rock, though this is generally incorrect. Two such examples are punk rock and grunge. Punk rock uses a faster tempo, less melody, fewer riffs (often using power chords), more aggression and anti-establishment lyrics.

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