Ranking 5 George Thorogood And The Destroyers Songs From Worst To Best

George Thorogood has been setting the world on fire with his band, The Destroyers. They’re the kind of band that makes you want to pick up a guitar and join a blues club. And as if they’re powered by a rock ‘n’ roll Duracell battery, they celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2014 and are still touring extensively. Now, it’s time to dive into their extensive discography, ranking their top songs from worst to best according to Spotify listens.

5. Move It On Over (1978)

Coming in at number 5, we have ‘Move It On Over.’ This is a prime example of Thorogood’s talent for revitalizing old classics. Initially penned by country legend Hank Williams back in 1947, Thorogood breathed new life into the song, and it skyrocketed as a rock and roll hit when it was released as a single in 1979. This musical gem, displaying Thorogood’s knack for blurring genre lines, has received over 19 million listens on Spotify.

4. I Drink Alone (1985)

At number 4, we find the anthem for all those solo tipplers out there, ‘I Drink Alone.’ This song is a testament to Thorogood’s ability to weave humor and grit into his lyrics, making for a bluesy soundtrack to many a lonely night at the bar. With over 28 million listens on Spotify, it’s clear that even when we drink alone, we’re in good company with George and the Destroyers.

3. Who Do You Love (1978)

Next up, at number 3, we have the band’s killer cover of Bo Diddley’s ‘Who Do You Love.’ Thorogood’s sharp-witted vocal delivery and the band’s guitar work turned this song into a blues-rock masterpiece. The tune, released on their second album ‘Move It On Over,’ has racked up over 31 million listens on Spotify, proving that Thorogood’s ability to give old blues tunes a rock and roll twist is a hit with listeners.

2. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (1977)

Coming in hot at number 2 is the intoxicating tune ‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.’ This song is a musical journey through a night of sipping spirits and nursing heartaches, showcasing Thorogood’s storytelling prowess. With over 58 million listens on Spotify, it’s clear that this song has become a soundtrack to many a late-night rendezvous with a bottle of bourbon, a bottle of scotch, and a bottle of beer.

1. Bad To The Bone (1982)

Finally, standing proud at the top of the heap, it’s ‘Bad To The Bone.’ This song is to George Thorogood what ‘Enter Sandman’ is to Metallica or ‘Day Tripper’ is to The Beatles. From the moment you hear the opening guitar lick, you know you’re in for a wild ride.

It’s Thorogood’s magnum opus, featuring mean guitar licks and hardcore blues vocals that exude a bad-boy attitude. This iconic track has racked up an incredible 189 million listens on Spotify, making it George Thorogood and The Destroyers’ most popular song.

Blues-Infused Rock N’ Roll

As we wind down this musical journey, it’s clear that George Thorogood and The Destroyers have left an indelible mark on the landscape of blues-infused rock ‘n’ roll. From reinvigorating classics with a rock twist to creating iconic anthems that have become part of our cultural fabric, Thorogood’s genre-bending creativity has truly stood the test of time. These top five songs offer a snapshot of the musical journey that is George Thorogood and The Destroyers.