#1
Does a blues song have to follow the blues chord progression?
Is it what defines blues?
When I say blues chord progression I mean 12 bar, of course, with 6 bar, 8 bar, and other variations.
I hear blues chord progressions in rock songs like Welcome to the Jungle, which technically makes it a blues rock song.

But there are questionable songs that doesn't follow the blues progression but is called a blues track, like Cause We've Ended As Lovers.
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#2
The Blues has many variations and styles. Feel is a huge part. Almost any progression with a 4/4 timing (but not limited to one), and the heart and soul required can become a blues song.
#4
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Blues is a genre, not defined by, but only associated with the twelve-bar.

only?
Because not all of them follow the 12-bar blues
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#5
you should move this to a more musical related forum. *Reported*.
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#6
I used to enjoy playing 11 and 13 bar blues impros. People are so used to 12, you see them blinking and wondering whether it was deliberate or if time suddenly changed for them.
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