Greatest Songs Between Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath

This is gonna be a showdown, two of the greatest bands ever, in competition!

The Top Ten

1 Stairway to Heaven Stairway to Heaven

Best Led Zeppelin song? Best song between Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath? I would put this song at #1 for best song ever written

Stairway to heaven is THE original rock song - vidieowiz4

Original? LOL, this is a rip off. Check out the list "Top 10 Songs That Led Zeppelin Ripped Off" and be convinced. - Metal_Treasure

Best song ever... Beautiful lyrics, greatest guitar solo actually everything has perfect in this song!

Nothing Sabbath has ever done comes close to this masterpiece (or any Zeppelin songs on this list) why are these bands even being compared...? - ert1timm

They're being compared because they should be, and really Deep Purple should be in here too. Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, and Ritchie Blackmore are essentially the holy trinity of classic guitarists, all of them having pretty much equal influence on hard rock and metal of all kinds. All three are very similar and very amazing bands. Whether you're a fan of Black Sabbath or not, questioning their comparison to Led Zeppelin is ignorant. - dubsinthetubs

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2 Paranoid

Black Sabbath RULES! Unless you are a die hard Sabbath fan (Ozzy years) and know every song word for word, then you should not say there is a better band. EVERY album rocks! All songs are great. Not like most bands which have 2 or 3 great songs on one album, but Sabbaths albums all had great songs.

this song is awesoem, and I think black sabath is waay better than led zeppelin... no offence just my opinion - Okami

Second best classic rock song of all time second to StairWay To Heaven (best song of all time) - ChickaChickaSlimShady

killer song, it'll never die and black sabbeth rockz more!
- koolkat

3 Iron Man Iron Man

I am Iron Man... Sabbath with Ozzy, the real thing. For me no comparison to Led Zeppelin.

4 Black Sabbath

First heavy metal song. Just legendary...

5 War Pigs

I'm 15, and this is the song that made me realize how good heavy metal is.

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6 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
7 Kashmir Kashmir

I think this song is very good, but insanely overrated. It's not even top 3 for its album (behind In My Time of Dying, Ten Years Gone, In The Light, The Rover, Sick Again, and Trampled Under Foot), not to mention top 3 between two amazing bands. This song is great but definitely should not be this high. - Songsta41

There seem to be too many Black Sabbath fans here... Paranoid higher than Kashmir. Paranoid IS a badass song, but it doesn't beat Kashmir. In my opinion, Kashmir is better than Stairway to Heaven. I am glad to see Zeppelin on top though!

Paranoid and Iron Man higher than Kashmir? What is this?
Besides, LED Zeppelin and Black Sabbath on one list? Is this a joke?
I LOVE Black Sabbath, they have inspired me so much, but LED Zeppelin is better than Sabbath to the point that they shouldn't even be on one list.
(Anyway, there are way too many people here in this list who like Sabbath more than LED)

My favorite bands are zEppelin and Sabbath but Kashmir is the best

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8 Dazed and Confused Dazed and Confused

Ok so its a led zepp rip off. Brilliant none the less.This is my favorite zepp song. And faeries wear boots by black sabbath is their most underrated.

How do you know it's their song and call it a rip-off? Are they ripping off themselves the second time you listened to the song from the first time? - Songsta41

The guy before me didn't explain the case very well. Led Zep have stolen this song from Jake Holmes - music, lyrics and even the song title. Led Zep literally did a cover of Jake Holmes' song.

Find on YouTube and be convinced: Jake Holmes - Dazed and Confused (1967) - Metal_Treasure

There's no comparison between this version and '67 offering, Zepp's version ROCKS and the guitar solo is faster and more intricate than anything sabbath did on their first album, and this was 2yrs early. Led Zep are the Heavy Metal originators, and this was the song that kicked it all off in '68. If it is deemed to be a copy/cover - it's the greatest remake of all time

9 Black Dog Black Dog

Very fine sexy riffs and an hard rocking solo makes it better than other

10 Good Times Bad Times Good Times Bad Times

Children of the grave

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The Contenders

11 Achilles Last Stand Achilles Last Stand

OK, I like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin equally, but this song just rocks! - Brobusky

The best song of Led Zeppelin,the solo is emotional and perfect,the lyrics is beautiful,the drums are fast,great riffs...just perfect,just Led Zeppelin

12 Heaven and Hell

This is the best Black Sabbath song and the best song on this list. Of course, I exclude the Led Zep songs that are ripoffs (haha, "their" best songs are ripoffs). - Metal_Treasure

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13 Whole Lotta Love Whole Lotta Love

This song is a proven rip off.
Check out these lists and be convinced:
Top 10 Songs That Led Zeppelin Ripped Off
Top 10 Led Zeppelin Songs That Were Ripped Off From Another Artist - Metal_Treasure

14 In My Time of Dying In My Time of Dying
15 Children of the Grave Children of the Grave
16 Hearthbreaker Hearthbreaker

Heartbreaker is second only to Black Dog on this list!

17 Rock and Roll Rock and Roll
18 Electric Funeral

The most amazing song of Black Sabbath.

Eyes melt into blood

19 Sweet Leaf Sweet Leaf
20 Warning

Best Iommi guitar track

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1. Stairway to Heaven
2. Paranoid
3. War Pigs
1. Stairway to Heaven
2. Iron Man
3. War Pigs
1. Stairway to Heaven
2. Dazed and Confused
3. Black Dog

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