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Reefa Inspired: Ars Top 25 Zappa

I'm a copycat, but shhhh. Dude has 400+ songs so even #25 on this list is pretty much perfect.
25Frank Zappa
Sleep Dirt

"Regyptian Strut"

-Jazz Fusion-

This is a 5/5, everything on this list is. This is just the 25th best. 5/5
24The Mothers of Invention
We're Only in It for the Money

"Who Needs the Peace Corps?"

-Psychedelic Pop-

Hilarious and fun. 5/5
23Frank Zappa
Joe's Garage

"Stick It Out"

-Funk Rock-

Zappa is nuts, he released this as a single. What the fuck is wrong with him? 5/5
22The Mothers of Invention
Uncle Meat

"King Kong IV (The Gardner Varieties)" (or the whole suite, whatever floats your boat)

-Jazz Fusion-

A popular choice, but tried and true. 5/5
21The Mothers of Invention
Absolutely Free

"Brown Shoes Don't Make It"

-Fucked Up Nonsense-

Zappa is a genius and a troll, and this is a masterpiece. 5/5
20Frank Zappa
Studio Tan

"Let Me Take You to the Beach"

-Electronic Surf Rock-

Euphoric and bassy, and an underappreciated gem. 5/5
19The Mothers of Invention
One Size Fits All

"Sofa No. 2"

-Progressive Rock-

A song about being a sofa sang in German. 5/5
18Frank Zappa
Sleep Dirt

"The Ocean Is the Ultimate Solution"

-Jazz Fusion-

Patrick O'Hearn is a showoff. A glorious showoff. 5/5
17Frank Zappa
You Are What You Is

"Dumb All Over"

-Hard Rock-

Zappa's take on religion with no chill. 5/5
16The Mothers of Invention
Weasels Ripped My Flesh

"Oh No"

-Pop Rock-

Strangely insightful for a cute pop tune. 5/5
15Frank Zappa

"St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast"

-Jazz Rock-

Exhibit A of why Ruth Underwood is amazing. 5/5
14Frank Zappa

"For the Young Sophisticate"

-Hard Rock-

Why was this not thrown on Studio Tan or Sheik Yerbouti? Why did all we get was a bad live version on Tinseltown until after Zappa died? Someone explain this, I don't understand! 5/5
13Frank Zappa
Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch

"No Not Now"

-New Wave-

What the hell is this song about? I got my Last.Fm username from this song... 5/5
12The Mothers of Invention
Roxy & Elsewhere

"Echidna's Arf (Of You)"

-Jazz Fusion-

Leave it to Zappa to craft an instrumental more catchy than most songs with lyrics. 5/5
11The Mothers of Invention
We're Only in It for the Money

"Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance"

-Psychedelic Pop-

Both as a joke and as a pop song this hits all the best notes. 5/5
10Frank Zappa
The Grand Wazoo

"Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus"

-Jazz Fusion-

La la la, rum pum pum, and all that jazz. 5/5
9The Mothers of Invention
We're Only in It for the Money

"What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body?"

-Psychedelic Doo-Wop-

Preachy and kinda terrifying. 5/5
8Frank Zappa
Hot Rats

"Willie the Pimp"

-Jazz Fusion-

Captain Beefheart raps in this in 1969. 5/5
7The Mothers of Invention
Freak Out!

"Trouble Every Day"

-Blues Rock-

His "voice of our generation" song. Better than Bob Dylan, I promise. 5/5
6Frank Zappa
Zoot Allures

"The Torture Never Stops"

-Blues Rock-

This song is anything, but torture! 5/5
5Frank Zappa
The Grand Wazoo

"Eat That Question"

-Jazz Fusion-

That main theme is just masterful. 5/5
4Frank Zappa
Zoot Allures

"Wind Up Workin' in a Gas Station"

-Hard Rock-

Show me your thumb if you're really dumb. 5/5
3The Mothers of Invention
Over-Nite Sensation


-Funk Rock-

Contains: my favorite Zappa solo, a violin solo, an organ solo, and a surprisingly wholesome message about openmindedness. 5/5
2The Mothers of Invention
We're Only in It for the Money

"Let's Make the Water Turn Black"

-Psychedelic Pop-

Forget top 10 Zappa, this is top 10 60s. 5/5
1The Mothers of Invention
One Size Fits All

"Inca Roads"

-Progressive Rock-

Actually my favorite song of all time. Also , exhibit B of why Ruth Underwood is amazing... and Frank Zappa, and George Duke, and Chester Thompson, and Bruce Fowler... aaah. 5/5
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