Top 10 Led Zeppelin Songs With the Best Drum Beat

John Bonham is the greatest drummer ever. What Led Zeppelin Songs Have The Greatest Drum Beat?
The Top Ten
1 When the Levee Breaks When the Levee Breaks Cover Art

This song is outlandish. From the very first drumming you can figure out it's gonna be something of once in a lifetime! Plus, Robert's performance gave me shivers. So emotional!

Best beat of all time. It's amazing opening up.

Beat classic rock band of time.

2 Good Times Bad Times Good Times Bad Times Cover Art

I think this should be on 1. Whenever I listen to this song my attention directly goes to drum beats... It doesn't happen in any other song

3 Kashmir Kashmir Cover Art

This song is amazing! Led Zeppelin's best. It truly takes you to another place when you listen to it and you can imagine yourself walking through a scorching desert. The drumming in this song is some of the best I've ever heard, it makes the song and without it wouldn't even be half as good. Amazing songwriting and pure talent throughout.

4 Stairway to Heaven Stairway to Heaven Cover Art
5 Black Dog Black Dog Cover Art
6 Achilles Last Stand Achilles Last Stand Cover Art

I love the drum beat on When the Levee Breaks, but this sounds like someone shooting a machine gun In the background. Awesome. Bonham's best song by far.

7 Whole Lotta Love Whole Lotta Love Cover Art
8 Rock and Roll Rock and Roll Cover Art

The song title defines the genre. Rock-steady pile-driving drums from Bonzo, a busy, ever-changing melange of sound from Jimmy (never plays it the same way twice) that bears listening to again and again in each version, Robert sounding like every heavy rock singer you ever wanted to sound like, John Paul effortlessly keeping up with whatever complexity Jimmy is laying down and enhancing.

The quintessential air-guitar song, "Rock and Roll" would get dead people on their feet. I defy anyone to listen to this without at least tapping their feet. I played the "Song Remains The Same" DVD version for my 83-year-old mother: she was rapt all the way through.

Classic, unsurpassed, unequalled, raw power and fire. I love it.

Amazing driving kick drum with excellent timing. The syncopation between bass guitar and drums is very special.

I love the drum solo I'm the beginning!

9 Bonzo's Montreaux Bonzo's Montreaux Cover Art

This song is a whole DRUM SOLO people and is better than Moby Dick in my opinion. And don't forget about Out On The Tiles and Immigrant Song.

Why in bloody hell is this song so far down on the list? The whole song is a solo! It should at least be in the top 5 if not number 1

10 Immigrant Song Immigrant Song Cover Art

Deserving contestant, at least when drum beats are concerned.

The Contenders
11 Fool in the Rain Fool in the Rain Cover Art

The quintessential example of the "Bonham Shuffle"!

Bonham was the best in Rock ever, hands down!

1st song I learnt

12 Moby Dick Moby Dick Cover Art

How can the best bass solo be in 6# place?!

I thought this would be first!

This should be #1

13 In My Time of Dying In My Time of Dying Cover Art

The drumming by John Bonham is absolutely amazing in this song. Just take another listen to it if you hadn't noticed.

In my opinion one of the best by far, along with Achilles Last Stand, and No Quarter.

Bonzo rips up the middle section.

14 D'yer Mak'er D'yer Mak'er Cover Art
15 Since I've Been Loving You Since I've Been Loving You Cover Art
16 Ramble On Ramble On Cover Art
17 The Ocean The Ocean Cover Art

Drums and Guitar Riff are just insane!

18 Houses of the Holy Houses of the Holy Cover Art

I play the drums and it's the beat I'm working on!

19 The Crunge The Crunge Cover Art
20 Four Sticks Four Sticks Cover Art
21 The Wanton Song The Wanton Song Cover Art

The beat matches the song perfectly for Bonham to be able to pound that snare in between riffs. Awesome!

22 Boogie with Stu Boogie with Stu Cover Art

Bonzo's heavy aggressive drumming accompanied by the hand clapping is heard on this boogie woogie acoustic song.

23 Out on the Tiles Out on the Tiles Cover Art
24 Poor Tom Poor Tom Cover Art

I find it very catchy. I want to learn how to play it very badly. John Bonham, come back

25 No Quarter No Quarter Cover Art

The best drum groove I've heard. It's timing is outstanding and it evolves during the song until it feels like guitar and drums are completely separated with each other as the loops start and finish at different times, but they are actually complementing each other. It's like magic...

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