The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List

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65. Blind Willie Johnson, "John the Revelator" Many have covered this tune, but none matched the Biblical passion and fury, nor Johnson's otherworldly growl. Nick Cave came the closest. - Audra Schroeder

64. The D.O.C., "It's Funky Enough" Dallas native D.O.C. was a co-writer and guest MC for N.W.A., and this 1989 track, with a funkier-than-necessary beat by Dr. Dre, shows he was more than capable of supporting a solo career. Sadly, a car wreck crushed his larynx, badly damaging his vocal chords, and while he continued to write, his career as a performer all but ended. - Jesse Hughey

63. Slobberbone, "Barrel Chested" The huge riff is lifted straight off an AC/DC album and all the amps are set at 11. I loved each and every Slobberbone song, but with "Barrel Chested," Brent Best may have never had a finer moment. - Darryl Smyers

62. Gary P. Nunn, "London Homesick Blues" Willie Nelson might be Texas' musical gift to the world, but Gary P. Nunn is the present we decided to keep for ourselves. It's not that he hasn't made an impact well beyond the Red River, it's just that he's stayed close spiritually while perfecting a model he helped design. - Kelly Dearmore

61. Erykah Badu, "Tyrone" Thanks to this full-on old-school groove becoming a favorite for bands to cover, most notably My Morning Jacket, it continues to be a living, breathing classic. - Kelly Dearmore

60. James McMurtry, "Levelland" Simplicity is profound in the right hands, and when McMurtry sings about a West Texas mother who "hasn't seen the sky since they put the satellite dish in," the question of what progress is worth is posed in a beautifully frank manner. - Kelly Dearmore

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