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

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

Beat classic rock band of time.

Fantastic song and great drumming

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!

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2 Good Times Bad Times Good Times Bad Times

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

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3 Stairway to Heaven Stairway to Heaven
4 Achilles Last Stand Achilles Last Stand

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.

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5 Rock and Roll Rock and Roll

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.

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6 Whole Lotta Love Whole Lotta Love
7 Bonzo's Montreaux Bonzo's Montreaux

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

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8 Immigrant Song Immigrant Song

Deserving contestant, at least when drum beats are concerned.

9 Fool in the Rain Fool in the Rain

The drum beat leading up to the guitar solo is amazing

Bonham was the best in Rock ever, hands down!

The quintessential example of the "Bonham Shuffle"!

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10 Moby Dick Moby Dick

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

The Newcomers

? Black Dog Black Dog
? Kashmir Kashmir

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.

It's so catchy that it's my favorite Led Zepplin song. - Pony

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The Contenders

11 In My Time of Dying In My Time of Dying

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.

12 D'yer Mak'er D'yer Mak'er
13 Since I've Been Loving You Since I've Been Loving You V 1 Comment
14 Ramble On Ramble On
15 The Ocean The Ocean

Drums and Guitar Riff are just insane!

16 Houses of the Holy Houses of the Holy

I play the drums and its the beat I'm working on!

17 Four Sticks Four Sticks
18 Boogie with Stu Boogie with Stu

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

19 The Crunge The Crunge
20 Down by the Seaside Down by the Seaside
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List StatsUpdated 25 Feb 2017

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Top Remixes

1. When the Levee Breaks
2. Good Times Bad Times
3. Stairway to Heaven
1. When the Levee Breaks
2. Achilles Last Stand
3. Rock and Roll



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