Jethro Tull: Best-Ever Songs

By Dom Nozzi

The songs found on this list are the best-ever songs performed by Jethro Tull.

According to Wikipedia, Jethro Tull was formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Their music is characterized by the vocals, acoustic guitar, and flute playing of Ian Anderson, who has led the band since its founding, and the guitar work of Martin Barre, who has been with the band since 1969, after he replaced original guitarist Mick Abrahams.

Initially playing blues rock with an experimental flavor, they have also incorporated elements of classical music, folk music, jazz, hard rock and art rock into their music.

One of the world’s best-selling music artists, the band have sold more than 60 million albums worldwide in a career that has spanned more than forty years.

Criteria for this ranking:

• Groundbreaking

• Sing-able melody

• Memorable and catchy

• Superb singing, lyrics, guitar work

Best Songs

Aqualung

Thick as a Brick

Bungle in the Jungle

Teacher

Christmas Song

Locomotive Breath

Minstrel in the Gallery

Reason for Waiting

Living in the Past

Cross-Eyed Mary

Warchild

Skating Away

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