Top 25 Songs
Our writers had a very difficult task on their hands. Try ranking the top 25 songs from arguably the greatest rock band of all-time. Not an easy thing to do. One needs to have plenty of patience and free time on their hands. The albums that Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham created will go down as one of the greatest catalogs in the history of music. Check out our ranking of the top 25 Zeppelin songs. We almost feel guilty of a crime leaving so many fantastic songs off this list. Feel free to let us know if you agree or disagree with our list?
25. All My Love
24. The Rain Song
23. Immigrant Song
22. D’yer Mak’er
21. Thank You
20. Ten Years Gone
19. Communication Breakdown
18. What Is And What Should Never Be
17. Fool In The Rain
16. Dazed and Confused
15. Your Time Is Gonna Come
14. That’s The Way
13. Heartbreaker/Living Loving Maid
12. Ramble On
11. Misty Mountain Hop
Here are the Top Ten Zep tunes with some quick comments:
10. Black Dog– taken from the band’s untitled fourth album, Black Dog was one of four songs that reached the hot 100 but oddly enough did not have the song title anywhere in the lyrics. It remains a fan favorite to this day as it has made Rolling Stone’s Top 500 songs of all-time on numerous occasions.
9. Going To California– Another standout track from the band’s fourth album. The song features John Paul Jones on mandolin, Jimmy Page on guitar and the vocals of Plant. The song reflects on all the craziness Plant and the band encountered in their early 20’s with their groupies in California.
8. Whole Lotta Love– The lead off track from the band’s 2nd album would go on to become their first hit single in the U.S. A staple in the bands set list throughout their touring history.
7. Tangerine– Kind of a surprise song this high on the list as radio usually ignored Tangerine. The song dates back to Page’s Yardbirds days. The song has been performed live usually during the bands acoustic portion of their sets.
6. Hey Hey What Can I Do– One of the rarest of Zeppelin songs as it did not appear on any of the band’s studio releases. It was originally released as the B-side to the Immigrant Song. Despite never being played live by the band, classic rock radio stations feature it quite frequently. It remains a favorite among the diehards.
5. Rock And Roll– Immediately follows Black Dog on side one of Led Zeppelin’s fourth album, makes for a quick one-two punch before the album settles into the ballad “Battle Of Evermore”. The song has always remained a mainstay in the band’s live show. Plant has also made it a big part of his solo shows over the years.
4. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You– The song was played at the first meeting between Page and Plant in 1968. The song found its way on the band’s debut album and Plant has covered it many times in his solo shows. A gorgeous song that really showed the great vocals of Plant alongside the guitar mastery of Page.
3. Kashmir– Some call this the pinnacle Led Zep tune. The epic was played at almost every concert since the song was released in 1975.
2. Over The Hills and Far Away– Culled from 1973’s Houses of The Holy album. The song remained a highlight of the band’s concerts. The band started to play live before the studio version was released and received rave reviews. The song peaked at #51 on the charts and became a staple on classic rock radio stations all over.
1. Stairway To Heaven– Many people feel this song has been played to death on radio stations all over the world. Someone who may not listen much to the radio can be more objective. Hands down it’s a great song. It remains one of the top songs of all time. A good song is a good song regardless and Stairway to many is their favorite Zeppelin song. There are not too many songs like Stairway. The song is broken into sections and as the song moves along it builds uptempo leading to Page’s complex memorable solo. The song always ends up very high on many lists of the greatest songs off all-time, deservedly so.