35 Years of ZZ Top’s “Eliminator”

Friday, March 23 marks the 35th anniversary of one of the greatest American rock albums.

Eliminator was an album that saw the band expanding their sound with more synthesizers, drum machines and sequencers. Bruno MacDonald, co-editor of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, referred to the album as “an electro-boogie masterpiece.” Eliminator would go on to sell over 10,000,000 copies in the US alone and about 14,000,000 copies worldwide.

  1. Gimme All Your Lovin’ (#2 US Mainstream Rock, #37 Billboard Hot 100)
  2. Got Me Under Pressure (#18 US Mainstream Rock)
  3. Sharp Dressed Man (#8 US Mainstream Rock, #56 Billboard Hot 100)
  4. I Need You Tonight
  5. I Got the Six
  6. Legs (#3 US Mainstream Rock, #8 Billboard Hot 100, #13 Hot Dance Music/Club Play)
  7. Thug
  8. TV Dinners (#38 US Mainstream Rock)
  9. Dirty Dog
  10. If I Could Only Flag Her Down
  11. Bad Girl