Best Led Zeppelin Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Stairway to Heaven Stairway to Heaven

this song makes you literally feel like you're in heaven

He never said killed. He just said it feels like you are in heaven, as if you are in heaven without being killed. - Powerfultekin

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.

One of the best songs I've ever heard

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2 Kashmir Kashmir

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!

The most Led Zeppelin of Led Zeppelin

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3 Whole Lotta Love Whole 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.

It got me 10 minutes to decide, so you can understand how I love Led Zeppelin
I chose this one becuase I like everything about it: the riff, the lyrics, the messy part in the middle, the solo
It was hard to chose in the top 30, but the difficult choice was between this one, Stairway To Heaven and Babe I'm Gonna Leave You and No Quarter - Rocker00

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4 Achilles Last Stand Achilles 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

I'm pretty sure this is the 2nd or 3rd longest, led zeppelin song, yet it is still too short. - hype

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5 When the Levee Breaks When 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.

Amazing and solid blues feel, touches ma soul - fuzzman

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6 Black Dog Black 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!

Most definitely second to Stairway to Heaven of the Zeppelin empire...Black Dog is the song to listen to while cruising with top down. - sonnyman

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

Easily one of my favourite riffs of all time, definitely my favourite Led Zeppelin song!

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7 Immigrant Song Immigrant 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.

One of the most iconic rock intros

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8 Dazed and Confused Dazed 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.

This is the best zeppelin song it should be right up there with Kashmir and stairway at least give it number three

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9 No Quarter No 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

One of the best, if not THE best.

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10 Since I've Been Loving You Since I've Been Loving 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.

Should be higher ranked

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The Newcomers

? You Shook Me You Shook Me

You can hear the 'real talent' of Robert Plant. Seriously, he's got the best voice in the earth. The guitar, harmonica and clavier are amazing too.

This deserves to be much higher

This is far from my favourite Zep song, but I voted for it to raise it much higher. 79?
You've got to be kidding me.

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? That's the Way That's the Way

Brilliant, this and Going to California are their best all acoustic songs

Maan, let me tell you somethin'.

For those who really know the entire collection, this could be in the top 10-15

This song speaks to one´┐Ż's heart

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The Contenders

11 Over the Hills and Far Away Over 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

I love LZs music. They are absolutely my favorite band.
Picking a favorite song of LZs is like picking your favorite child...I tend to love them all.
But, if someone put a gun to my head, this is the song I would choose, as not only my favorite LZ song, but my favorite song... PERIOD. It's truly an amazing composition of musical art. Over the Hills and Far Away is it; simply perfect.

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12 Rock and Roll Rock 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

How is this song not in the TOP 5? It's, well, a rock and roll classic having a better shelf life than the overplayed/overhyped Stairway to Heaven, better constructed than Black Dog (a great riff just the same) and way less self-obsessed and pretentious than Achilles Last Stand (how is that long, rambling and pointless effort in anyone's Top 10? ).

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13 Ramble On Ramble 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.

My favorite song - SSchirm

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14 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You Babe 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...

This easily one of the best song ever

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15 In My Time of Dying In 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

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...

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.

Epic, ferocious

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16 Heartbreaker Heartbreaker

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

This song is brilliant! Should be higher on the list

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17 The Ocean The Ocean

The opening guitar is like a punch in the face. It's fierce. It's heavy. It's zeppelin.

Well put. This song shows how led zep really is.
"We've done four already, but now we're steady, and then they went, 1,2,3,4...!

"in my opinion, this is zeppelin at their best,

I used to sing to the mountains, but the mountains washed away

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18 Going to California Going 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.

Beautiful

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19 Good Times Bad Times Good 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

My favorite Zep song ever. I saw them play this at Berkeley Community Theatre in 1972, and it rocked the house. Page played with his Les Paul below his waist--lower than anyone else I ever saw. Don't know how he did it. Hard to bend wrist to make chords when guitar is this low. Bought this album in 1969, and I would rate it in my 10 favorite albums ever. This thing, along with Are You Experienced and Disraeli Gears (you could throw Jeff Beck's Truth in there, but it didn't have quite the impact of the other 3) defined a whole new genre of music. And this was the best song on the album.

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

Why's this so low? It's definitely one of the best Led Zeppelin songs of all time if not the best.

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20 The Rain Song The 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.

Poetry

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