Famous lyrics by »

Ellas Otha Bates (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American rhythm and blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter (usually as Ellas McDaniel), and rock and roll pioneer. He was also known as The Originator because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock, influencing a host of acts, including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, The Who, The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton,Elvis Presley,The Beatles, and George Michael, among others. He introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged electric guitar sound on a wide-ranging catalog of songs, along with African rhythms and a signature beat (a simple, five-accent rhythm) that remains a cornerstone of rock and pop. Accordingly, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and a Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He was known in particular for his technical innovations, including his trademark rectangular guitar.

3 fans

Albums by Bo DiddleySort:By AlbumA - Z


Rock 'n' Rollin [2019]

SongDuration
Around and Around2:40

Blues Gold [Universal] [2017]

SongDuration
I'm a Man2:46

Electric Blues [2017]

SongDuration
The Red Rooster2:25

Great Traditional Blues [2017]

SongDuration
I'm a Man3:02

Logan Lucky [2017]

SongDuration
Road Runner2:57

Rock & Metal Box [2016]

SongDuration
Rock n' Roll Music6:04

3 Shots [2015]

SongDuration
Rain Dance4:13

I Just Love Truckin' [2015]

SongDuration
Road Runner2:50

Little Box of Halloween [2015]

SongDuration
Crackin' Up2:04

Blues: Juke Box Hits [2014]

SongDuration
Road Runner3:25

Chess Blues [2014]

SongDuration
Road Runner 

Hot Hundred: Blues [2014]

SongDuration
Going Down Slow3:24

I'm a Man [2014]

SongDuration
I'm a Man2:59

Say Boss Man [2014]

SongDuration
Who Do You Love2:32

Spanish Guitar [2014]

SongDuration
I'm a Man2:48

What Made Mods [2014]

SongDuration
Who Do You Love2:29

Who Do You Love [2014]

SongDuration
Who Do You Love2:32

50 Rockin' Hits, Vol. 17 [2013]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:41

All by Yourself [2013]

SongDuration
I'm a Man2:59

All the Blues You Need [2013]

SongDuration
I'm a Man2:42

Big Box of Rock 'n' Roll [2013]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:31

Country Motel [2013]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:48

Drive Time [2013]

SongDuration
Road Runner2:43

Magic City [2013]

SongDuration
I'm a Man3:01

Pure Blues, Vol. 1 [2013]

SongDuration
I'm a Man10:25

Pure Blues, Vol. 2 [2013]

SongDuration
Who Do You Love2:28

Pure Blues, Vol. 3 [2013]

SongDuration
I'm a Man10:25

Rock Music [2013]

SongDuration
Pretty Thing2:52

The Roots of Drone [2012]

SongDuration
She's Alright2:39

Blues & the City [TMC] [2011]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:30

R&B Spotlight 1960 [2011]

SongDuration
Road Runner 

The Cruisin' Story 1957 [2011]

SongDuration
Mona2:21

The Cruisin' Story 1959 [2011]

SongDuration
Say Man3:12

The Roots of Mod [2011]

SongDuration
I'm a Man2:46

Good Times, Bad Times [2010]

SongDuration
Pretty Thing2:48

100 Car Classics [2008]

SongDuration
Road Runner 

Chess Chartbusters, Vol. 6 [2008]

SongDuration
Pills2:48

Jukebox Favorites [2008]

SongDuration
I'm a Man2:45

Rock 'n' Roll No. 1 [2008]

SongDuration
Hey, Bo Diddley1:32

The Best of Chess Records [2008]

SongDuration
I'm a Man3:00

50s Rock 'N' Roll Hits [2007]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:28

Mona [Collecting] [2007]

SongDuration
Everleen4:38
Roadrunner3:28
I'm a Man10:57
Mona5:12

Blues Biography [2006]

SongDuration
Everleen4:38
Roadrunner3:28
I'm a Man10:57
Mona5:12

Blues Gold [Hip O] [2006]

SongDuration
I'm a Man3:02

The Blues Biography [2006]

SongDuration
Everleen4:38
Roadrunner3:28
I'm a Man10:57
Mona5:12

True Rock 'N' Roll [2006]

SongDuration
Diddy Wah Diddy2:31

Rock Revisited [2005]

SongDuration
Before You Accuse Me3:54

Vamp [2005]

SongDuration
Doctor Jekyll5:06
Everleen4:38
Roadrunner3:27
I'm a Man10:57
Mona5:10

Rock and Roll at 50 [2004]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley 

Later Legends [2003]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley 

Roots of Stone [2003]

SongDuration
Mona 

Back to Black: 1900-1999 [2001]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:29

You Can Make It If You Try [2001]

SongDuration
Mona2:20

After Hour Blues [2000]

SongDuration
Hey! Bo Diddley2:33

Gold [2000]

SongDuration
I'm Talking About You1:51

Natural Blues [Wrasse] [2000]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:29

Sweet Home Blues [2000]

SongDuration
The Red Rooster3:51

The Anthology [2000]

SongDuration
I'm Talking About You1:51

Basic Blues, Vol. 1 [1999]

SongDuration
Say Man3:13

Basic Blues, Vol. 1-3 [1999]

SongDuration
Say Man3:13
Bo Diddley2:44

Basic Blues, Vol. 2 [1999]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:44

The Sopranos [1999]

SongDuration
I'm a Man2:44

Blues Box [Star Pool] [1998]

SongDuration
I'm a Man 

Double Crossing Blues [1998]

SongDuration
Spoonful4:12

Spirit of Blues [1998]

SongDuration
I'm a Man10:26

An Anthology of Blues [1997]

SongDuration
Road Runner3:28

Blues Legends [St. Clair] [1997]

SongDuration
Mona5:09

His Best, Vol. 1 [1997]

SongDuration
Around and Around2:37

I Asked for Whisky [1997]

SongDuration
Roadrunner3:28

Rockin' Guitars [1997]

SongDuration
Who Do You Love?2:27

Blending the Blues [1996]

SongDuration
Mona2:22

Blues Classics [MCA] [1996]

SongDuration
I'm a Man3:01

Chess Club Rhythm & Soul [1996]

SongDuration
Ooh Baby2:50

He's a Rebel [1996]

SongDuration
Roadrunner 

I Pionieri del Soul [1996]

SongDuration
I'm a Man2:59

Barrel of Oldies [1995]

SongDuration
I'm Sorry 

Blues Album [1995]

SongDuration
I'am a Man 

Blues Masters, Vols. 1-5 [1995]

SongDuration
I'm a Man2:47

Screamin' the Blues [1995]

SongDuration
Road Runner3:28

Sources Of Inspiration [1995]

SongDuration
I'm a Man 

Stone Rock Blues [1994]

SongDuration
Crackin' Up 

Cruisin' 1955 [1993]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:30

Mr. Rock & Roll [1993]

SongDuration
Nadine 

Rhythm & Blues: 1955 [1992]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley 

Blue Heaven [1991]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley 
Say Man 

Cruisin' 1959 [1991]

SongDuration
Say Man3:39

A Rage in Harlem [1990]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley 

Footstompin' Oldies [1990]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley 

Vintage Music, Vol. 1 [1990]

SongDuration
Bo Diddley 

La Bamba [1987]

SongDuration
Who Do You Love3:04
Who Do You Love?3:00

Muddy & the Wolf [1974]

SongDuration
The Red Rooster3:47

American Graffiti [1973]

SongDuration
Almost Grown2:19

Promised Land [1964]

SongDuration
School Day2:43

Bo Diddley & Company [1962]

SongDuration
Little Girl2:26

Chuck Berry Twist [1962]

SongDuration
Around and Around2:37

Fritz the Cat

SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:22

Share your thoughts on Bo Diddley with the community:

0 Comments

    Missing lyrics by Bo Diddley?

    Know any other songs by Bo Diddley? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Bo Diddley tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    Who preached that “if you tolerate this then your children will be next”?
    • A. Bad Preachers
    • B. The Preachers
    • C. Breadline Preachers
    • D. Manic Street Preachers

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!