Best Led Zeppelin Songs

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The Top Ten

1
Stairway To Heaven
this song makes you literally feel like you're in heaven
its lyrics has something, really strange and strong influence on me... something powerful! people who have died without listening this song, didn't really knew what is dream...
This is more than a song, is a masterpiece. With those different sections, which increase in tempo and volume as the song progresses it is definitively "chilling". Besides, it could easily be at any rank of top 10 songs ever produced.
[Newest]This song makes me feel like am in different world...
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2Kashmir
Stairway to Heaven is a little too mellow for the whole Led Zeppelin feel. This song tops it by a long shot. If you haven't heard Kashmir, you haven't heard Led Zeppelin. At least that's my opinion.
You here this at least once a day on an advert or something like that and its one of those songs where it really gets you going sort of thing - you feel like you could do anything...
Stairway is too mellow to be best rock song. It's top 3 for best ever song, but not rock song.
I believe this master piece should be at the top. Brillaint song. Tops! Infront of Stairway to heaven but not by much!
[Newest]This song is a true masterpiece, if you don't listen to too much mainstream poo music, you can feel the power in the song.
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3Whole Lotta Love
I wanna whole lotta love too. I lost my virginity to this song hahahahahaha. Greatest blues rock masterpiece that left me breathless no pun intended
That part where the music starts up after the "unorganized" part in the middle is the best 20 seconds of music ever made. Period.
This is the only one of there 4 best songs that actually cracked the top 10. This is one of Page's best guitar riffs ever. I think everyone missed out by not putting this higher than number 5. The other three songs everyone missed are Bring it on home, Ramble On, and Moby Dick. Those should be the top 4 right there. The bass in Ramble On is sickest of all of them.
[Newest]This blows stairway away

4Achilles Last Stand
The solos, The drums, the vocals, the lyrics, the melody, the composition, nothing gets better than Achilles last stand. This is one of those tracks that you wish never ended. NEVER EVER. Solo is better than that of stairway to heaven. UNDOUBTEDLY in my mind. Music does NOT get better than this.
The vocals and guitar solos are breath taking. Anyone with true taste knows this is better than Stairway to Heaven. They lyrics tell a great story too. This track epitomizes the concept of epic.
The perfect combination of guitar and drums. "The mighty arms of Atlas hold the heavens from the earth" just superb
[Newest]I think even the mighty Achilles himself would've been proud to have this song named after him.
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5Black Dog
Ooh, picking the best Zeppelin songs? That's a tough choice, but Black Dog definitely needs to be recognized. That's not to say other Zeppelin songs are bad, because they're all awesome, but... C'mon... It's Black Dog!
Man, this song really rocks! It's kind of rock'n'roll style! Man you need to hear it!
First Led Zeppelin song I ever heard and is still my favourite song by them

rocker1796

[Newest]I Love this song.

6Immigrant Song
Love This Song amazing Start Should Be Number 2 Or 3 Vote This Song Please Listen To This Song Please amazing love it one of their best
awesome song..! and the starting part itself gives an adrenaline rush..!
I'll massacre the administrator for putting it No.5th. It should be far before the 1st rank also. No.0 should be perfect.
[Newest]In my opinion, the best Zeppelin opening song.

7When The Levee Breaks
The drum line rules! *this* is the kind of song you can truly call a classic
Just the most epic Led zeppelin song I've heard. Also this song is the first zeppelin song I heard and the tune was imprinted into my mind since then. This song has some very complex techniques such as the backward echo of Robert plant playing the harmonica which is so unique. Page is definitely one of the greatest musicians of all time. Jon Bonham and Jones add quite well to the song. This song is rarely been performed live as it is very difficult to replicate the effects used by the band in recording.
Every Led zeppelin song is amazing and its very hard to choose but this one tops my personal chart as my favourite Led Zeppelin song.
This song is so sick. The drum line is as good as it gets, Page is at his best, and Plant just adds the punch to this amazing song.
[Newest]First 7 seconds are stellar. This is a song that you hear more for the drums than for anything else.
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8Dazed and Confused
This is the second best Led Zeppelin song. It contains thing that only Led Zeppelin themselves would, for example, the dark interlude in the middle with Bonham's dark eerie drumming with PLant's roaring vocals mimicing Page's guitar. It starts out slowly then turns into an epic solo. This song fully exemplifies Led Zeppelin's great skill and talent.
This song is too amazing to be rated merely at number 12.
Absolutely the most mind-blowing song they ever made.
[Newest]This is a perfect song to put in a western or slave movie.

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9Since I've Been Lovin' You
I've listened to just about every led zeppelin song there is to listen to (and I'm including bootlegs and live takes here) yet no song has every hit me quite as hard as this one. Plant and page really shine in this one, and this is easily one of plant's best vocal performances ever. And page takes infusing emotion in his playing to a whole new level. I mean he doesn't just make his guitar cry, he makes it WAIL. When I listen to this song, I'm able to just close my eyes and turn off my brain and visualize them playing it live. Not only is this my favorite led zep song but it is also my favorite song of all time. And I'm not one who picks favorites.
Jimmy Page at his best. Jazz inspired throughout but with a rock n' roll flavour to it. Inspiring, why Jimmy is the best ever.
The first time I've heard this song, I was speechless. Everything about this song is absolutely perfect! My favorite ever song, can't get enough of it.
[Newest]The live version of this song is spectacular.

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10No Quarter
Vastly underrated, but one of Led Zeppelin's best songs in my opinion. Such an amazing spectrum of sounds.
this song always makes me shiver just cause of the way Robert Plant's lyrics and shallow voice effect play throughout the song. Truly amazing
This song is amazing. Very powerful and also a little trippy. very original Zep
[Newest]This song is much underrated...

The Contenders

11Over the Hills and Far Away
I literally get tears in my eyes every time I hear this song, I don't like to listen to it too often, it's more than a song to me, by far the best song I've ever heard.
Stairway to heaven is epic, but so over played as to be nauseating. Over the hills... Is the best blend of musical and lyrical quality without being played quite into oblivion.
This is Led Zeppelin's greatest song!

jprg12

[Newest]14? What, this is better Achilles Last stand!

12Rock and Roll
Rock And Roll is Amazing, it should Be at least number 8...
I hope you guys REALLY listened to the songs in the top 10..

JohnPaulJones

I you haven't heard this one, your life must be so sad

rock2metal

You just have to rock n roll to this song.

vivekvenugopal

[Newest]Fast, firm, and absolutely brilliant guitar riff. I love this track especially because it shows off Bonham's skills on drums.

13Ramble On
This has to be in any legitimate top ten list. The turns the song takes the listener on throughout the song are amazing.
for me the best song in the album (led zeppelin II), and notice that the album includes great ones, such as "whole lotta love" or "heartbreaker", also, is the only song on the album that combines the characteristic whispery/groundshaking duality that would remain in their following recordings. Sorry for my bad english, greetings from Mexico!
It may have been co-written by Page and Plant, but "Ramble On" is also a fine example of Jones and Bonham's musical chemistry. With lyrics inspired by "The Lord of the Rings," "Ramble On" is a four-and-a-half minute number that fittingly mixes folk rock with hard rock. But it also proves that Page wasn't only a talented guitarist but a talented producer as well.
[Newest]This song is a journey. It just makes it that much better that it has the Lord of the Rings references

emmavanhuss


14Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
Are you kidding me? This is one of the best songs of Led Zeppelin.. I mean.. It has to be in the top 3! This song has everything.. The guitar work is really amazing and the vocal did a really really good job in this song.. They put a lot of feel in this song!
Even though it's not their original song, it's probably one of the best pieces Led Zeppelin have ever recorded. A lot better than the original version, but it's just my opinion.
The break from the mellow melodic fingerpicking to the the frenzied vocals and build up in the guitar.. amazing, the song has an brilliant feel...
[Newest]The vocals in this song are amazing

15In My Time of Dying
This is perhaps Led Zeppelins most underrated song, yet it is also perhaps their most energetic song. This song has many similarities to When The Levee Breakes, but far better, Page's work with the steel string guitar is simply fantastic, John Paul Jones bass and John Bonham's drums bring a whole new level of power to this song which is perhaps the best word to describe this song. Power. Sheer Power. Every time I hear the opening riff to this song it's enough to bring a shout of joy from even the deepest heart, especially the live version. If you have not heard this song, you owe it to yourself to take a listen to this masterpiece
Seriously underrated, yes, it does start off slow and bluesy, but when it gets rocking'... Not even Rock 'n Roll or Achilles' Last Stand measure up to it. It should be in the Top 10, WAY ahead of Immigrant Song and Black Dog. Those two are alright, but it's the posers that listen to those. A true led Zeppelin fan would call this one of the best.
Oh man... when I listen to this song I feel I'm dying... Just hear robert's voice and jimmy's fingers and then tell me...

16The Rain Song
This is by far the most beautiful and musically advanced song Led Zeppelin recorded. It is pure serenity
Jimmy Page's guitar playing and Robert Plant's lyrics make this song a genuine tune, absolutely beautiful
A beuatiful classic song, Page's guitar and Jones keyboards create a classic sound.
[Newest]Their best ballad in my opinion. Easier to play on guitar than Stairway

17Going To California
This is a very laid-back, almost folk-sounding song from Led Zeppelin IV and is very different from most of the band's other work. The mandolin in this song is absolutely beautiful.

scrawny67

I really love this song and think that its totally under rated plant was so amazing in this song
Lacking Bonham's drums and the characteristic hard rock and heavy metal sound Led Zeppelin was becoming known for, "Going to California" sees the band going for a more folk rock vibe with great success. With Jones on mandolin, Page on acoustic guitar and Plant singing his heart out, the song also showcases the band's softer side and incredible range.
[Newest]How come this song is not in the list?

paulie


18Good Times Bad Times
This should probably be in the top three... the drums, the bass, and the singing in this song is are amazing...

jprg12

hahaha this brings back my old album of led zeppelin.
someone totally stole it. but anyways I hope he spread the true rock n roll for a band I love

isoldmysoulforrocknroll

I agree with jprg12, this song is good stuff, if you play instruments the drums to this song is pure fun. The guitar is challenging yet rewarding in its sound.
[Newest]This is one of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs. It should be ranked higher than 20

19Ten Years Gone
This song is very soothing to me. The overall tone of the instruments encompass what the song is about and I feel that this song has not gotten the notice and appreciation from the masses like many other of Led Zeppelin's songs. I actually use this song to help me sleep sometimes because I, like many others, can relate to what's being talked about in the song, and, like I said previously, the song is soothing. 5/5 star song yet it remains #9.
I love this song, I could listen to it ten times in a row and not get boared.

Queen-aholic

What the hell, two months ago I checked this sites and ten years gone on 2rd but now on 10 on this list, what is wrong with you people have you lost your fate for this song cause rap songs? I think we should rank this song higher
[Newest]This song deserves to be in the top 3

20Heartbreaker
What the hell, this song is way better that 5 of the top ten.
What a Guitar Riff! So simple, yet so brilliant.

vivekvenugopal

The fastest and best led zeppelin solo. the intro riff makes really recognisable
[Newest]So low!? This is such a cool sounding song. Not quite Stairway but it is so mood uplifting
So low? This is one of the highest standard lists on the website. Even masterpieces such as Good Times Bad Times are only in the 20s!

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