Best Led Zeppelin Songs


The Top Ten

1 Stairway to Heaven 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.

Greatest song ever written!

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!

This song is my all time favourite from Led Zeppelin, for sure. Live it's even better. It has pretty much the same build up as Stairway to Heaven, but I think that one is a bit boring in the beginning.

My top 3:
1. Kashmir
2. When the Levee Breaks
3. Achilles Last Stand

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.

I also really like When the Levee Breaks and Stairway to Heaven (of course), but Whole Lotta Love really defines Led Zeppelin, great guitar riff, thunderous drumming, intense bass and Robert Plant's growling vocal make it almost perfect. - Skuller

4 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

This should have been the direction they went in for the next album, and this album too for that matter

5 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!

The Best song leading off the Best album

A killer in every way!

6 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.

Best Riff for a led zeppelin song - Kalividous

One of the best drum parts ever, great Paige fills and the harmonica from Plant just icing on the cake. oh yeah, don't forget JPJ doing a great bass line to keep it all flowing.

7 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


I always think of Thor when I hear this song. I guess Radnorok grew on me :I

awesome song..! and the starting part itself gives an adrenaline rush..!

8 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.

Gives me goosebumps when listening to the live versions. Grossly perfect song. Joe Satriani took a lot from this on his playing.

This song is too amazing to be rated merely at number 12.

Absolutely the most mind-blowing song they ever made.

9 No Quarter

Vastly underrated, but one of Led Zeppelin's best songs in my opinion. Such an amazing spectrum of sounds.

My favourite by far. Check out the live version from the 24th May 1975.
It is an extended version of No Quarter and one of the best Jams I have ever seen in my life.

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

Criminally Underrated. My favourite Led Zeppelin song.

10 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

Been a long time been a long time been a long...
Lonely time

You just have to rock n roll to this song. - vivekvenugopal


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11 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.

Every line and riff fits the whole song. It has a perfect blend of sad and mellow and slowly escalates creating a cool sort of rise and climb effect, the whole song is absolutely brilliant.

12 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 think that Over the Hills and Far Away should be at least tied to the #1 song. It states what most to all of us see and feel in our lives.

13 Heartbreaker

What the hell, this song is way better that 5 of the top ten.

Better than Inmigrant song in my opinion - juanjaramillom

What a Guitar Riff! So simple, yet so brilliant. - vivekvenugopal

Listen to the bass -

This is a top 5 song.

14 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You

All my life I come back to this song. THE BEST.

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!

I’m never gonna leave 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.

15 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!

Good guns! This is such a hard choice.

Without a doubt the best song ever.

16 Ten Years Gone

The first 5 seconds of this song says it all.

Perfect 10/10, very emphatic.

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.

This song is brilliant. The guitars sound orchestral, and Robert Plant brings emotional lyrics and vocals to the table that make it one of the band's most beautiful songs, no acoustic guitars required. - ThatDudeRoss

17 The Rain Song

This is by far the most beautiful and musically advanced song Led Zeppelin recorded. It is pure serenity

My pushed down emotions of love, break ups, children, good times bad times and I want this song played at my passing.

You guys are smokin the wrong stuff this is obviously their best song Jimmy goes hard and so does Robert plant.

In all honesty, everything that was written and composed by Led Zeppelin is a piece of eternal art, however, if I had to pick one song, out of every song in the world, that evoked the most emotions and took me on a true spiritual journey, it would be this song. Alongside the mystical and emotional strums of Jimmy's guitar, the sensitive drum beats of John Bonham, the evocative tune of John Paul Jone's organ, and the magical echoes of Robert's lullaby, this song, this anthem, is one that penetrates the soul. It somehow allows you to reach beyond the grasps of mortality, and for just one second, one beautiful second, you come to some metaphysical understanding of who you are. Once the song ends, you are left in the world of uncertainty, but with a thread of hope for the existence of truth, that is this immortal piece of work. This song deserves to be in a much higher rank!

18 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

This should be #2, and Achilles Last Stand should be #1.

This song is the absolute best, page's guitar effects, plant's amazing vocals, jones not even playing rhythm, and bonham's amzing drumming!

Top 2 for sure. It's the only Zep song that rivals Achilles Last Stand, which is their best.
1) Achilles Last Stand
2) In My Time Of Dying
3) How Many More Times
4) Dazed And Confused
5) Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
6) Good Times Bad Times
7) Over The Hills And Far Away
8) When The Levee Breaks
9) Whole Lotta Love
10) Fool In The Rain
that being said, Led Zeppelin II is still their best album.

19 Good Times Bad Times

Jeff Bezos probably bops to his song but I wouldn't know because he's too busy mistreating his workers

This should probably be in the top three... the drums, the bass, and the singing in this song is are amazing... - jprg12

That's a good song. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

First album, first side first song. Nailed it out of the gate. If they had stopped right there, they still would have been legendary.

20 The Ocean

Best Guitar riff ever! - KillerQueen1774

I love the countdown intro, right to a heavy guitar rift

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...!

21 Going to California

Best song while in California or Going to California - Calgirl

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.

22 The Battle of Evermore

The fact the That mastermind Page can factor a mandolin into a rock song and the lyrics are mystic... Maybe not #1 but it should be in the top 10

The Battle Of Evermore is an amazing Led Zeppelin Song, no matter what jIMMY PAGE plays he makes it sound incredible I love this song to death and should be top 15.

incredible zeppelin song, one of the best from led zeppelin 4 give it a listen sometime

The mandolin really makes this song and the addition of Sandy Denny really makes it one of the best

23 Communication Breakdown

WHAT?! But what about the riff I mean GEEZ it's a great song! - lilbullet111

I love the name of the song, I love the riff, I love the album cover...

At least top 10!

This deserves top twenty at least - TheLegoJedi

24 Thank You

The best love song of Led Zeppelin written by Plant for his wife... Got some good acoustic action by Page and really good drumming by Bonzo, not to mention the organ solo by JPJ

I was stunned when I looked on this list and this song was not in the top ten. It is the most melodic piece zeppelin ever performed and is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. I deserves a spot in the top ten.

Great love song with heartfelt singing from plant... Makes me cry whenever I listen it.

Such a great song.. Very different from the rest of the album

25 D'yer Mak'er

The only Led Zeppelin song I like. I bought a Led Zeppelin album just for this song.

Not a big Zeppelin fan but I ADORE THIS SONG! I could never ever get sick of it.


There's item for "Dyer Maker" at about #24,Vote for it

This is probably my favorite by Led Zeppelin I mean I literally have all of their songs on my iPod and all of their vinyls they are all rock. Roll gods!

26 Fool in the Rain

Most underrated song by them? yes.

Fool in the rain is my favorite song of all time. It’s amazing and super underrated

Love the time alternative signature and Latin feel. Led Zeppelin were real musicians who continued to push their musical boundaries. John Bonham's shuffle beat lays down a real slinky groove...

Relish this classic track.

fool in the rain is one of my favorite zeppelin songs! it should be in the top ten - 678rob754

27 How Many More Times

Check out the version from the Royal Albert Hall in 1970. The best 20 minutes ever.

"They caall me the hunter, that's my name. Caaall me the hunter, that's how I got my fame"
When I first got seriously stunned by Robert Plants roar :O

This is so underrated. I discovered this song and now it's my 2nd favorite of theirs behind Stairway. How's that for opposite ends of the spectrum? Stairway is the most famous, while this song is pretty much unknown. Yet, they are both amazing

Should be higher up, in my opinion.
8:30 of pure eargasms. I love how it starts out softly then the guitars roll in with the riff. Can't forget of course the amazing drum beat and and twists and turns in this song.

28 The Song Remains the Same

Hey this should be like number 5 or something like that! - pinillj

44? Are you kidding me? It should at least be in the top 15. Very energetic song with AMAZING guitars and a great vocal performance by Plant. Just listen to it.

The way Page's driving guitar kicks off the song sets up the vibe: completely full of energy and power.

This should definitely be higher. Its a great guitar driven song, very underrated. Should be top 20.

29 Bring It on Home

Starts slow, and then one of the best Led Zeppelin riffs starts up. This is one that once you listen to it a few times, everything sounds incredible. This is too underrated.

Very top 10 worthy, if you dont appreciate this piece of work you dont undertand the real influences of the greatest band ever Led Zeppelin

The first time I heard this song and the page's guitar blasted in followed by bonham's drums, I think I came. This song is honestly in my top 5 favorite Zeppelin songs it is outrageously underrated.

It's just awesome. That screaming guitar after Plant's bluesy harmonica intro absolutely blows you away.

30 The Rover

Current favourite. But my favourite changes regularly, there's just that many amazing songs

Some say that Stairway is overrated and Kashmir is underrated. Kashmir is what's overrated, this is underrated.

Great song with heavy guitar and a solo smooth like butter on bread.

just a plain under-rated song. The opening guitar-riff puts you in a
psychedlic transe -

31 Four Sticks

This has to be the most underrated Zeppelin song ever. Whenever I find other people's rankings of the songs on IV, everyone says this is their least favorite song on the album. But why? It's hard driving, the guitar is great, the drumming is amazing, and the vocals are some of the best Plant ever did in a Zeppelin song. It's my favorite on the album and easily in my top 5 Zeppelin songs. - Aweso

Top 20 for sure. Come on people!

Vastly underrated. Signature drumming from Bonham,great riff from Page,solid bass from Jones,and soaring vocals from Plant. Classic Zep. Should be top 10.

32 Hey Hey What Can I Do

Should be on LZIII instead of Hats Off to (Roy) Harper. Great B-side. - Metarock

35 I suppose is acceptable beings that this is LZ's list. Still my favorite though.

Very underrated acoustic jam. Excellent lyrics, the mandolin is beautiful, and it has such a soulful performance by Robert Plant.

Has to be one of the best original acoustic pieces, alongside stairway to heaven and over the hills and far away, this should be higher; lyrics and singing blend to make it a classic zeppelin blues ballad, and the guitar base and drums make it a cacophony of good music

33 Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)

If they had donated this cheese-rock tune to Kiss it would have been a win-win for everyone.

Although not very known, this song is a very powerful rock song

Led zeppelin never played this live because they didn't want to, this song is a good song but isn't as creative as the other ones, there are lots of other songs like this in the 70s scattered all around, don't get me wrong it's a great song but its nothing compared to stairway to heaven or kashmir.

34 In the Light

#1 for me, should at LEAST be top 10, but this website is not exactly where the music connoisseurs come to gather.

The dark opening, the heavy riff, the buildup, the otherworldly guitar sequences, capped by an ending of indescribable and stunning freedom-epitomizing guitar playing make for the greatest song of all time. Led Zeppelin's best moment

This song is top 10 material for me! 55 is just absurd. Of course, Led Zeppelin had so many epic songs that it's hard to put any anywhere. That's why lists like these are so controversial.

What,this should be #1

35 Tangerine

the most incredible acoustic song of led zeppelin

this is by far a classic, you can never say one is number one, they all are

This song contains one of the most beautiful guitar solos I've ever heard. This song was written while Page was in The Yardbirds; but I don't think they recorded it.

Very underrated of their songs. This song is my second favorite songs of theirs. - zxm

36 Misty Mountain Hop

How is this number 32?!?!? Truly a top 5 song!

This is the Zeppelin song I can remember most from my childhood, and it has always been my favourite

Excellent song! Very cool how it goes from a regular 4/4 feel to a 1/2 time feel. Perfect drumming

The opening of this song always gets me up and dancing more than any pop crap from today possibly could. Nothing can replicate the feeling I get from listening to this, it's just... AWESOME.

37 Moby Dick

Bonzo > Neil Peart

Actually, it IS the best. If you watch the LZDVD, you'll see how amazing he is. Greatest drummer who ever lived.

not the best but an awesome drum solo - rockman

This song just shows how extremely talented of a drummer John Bonham really was. Rock drumming wouldn't have been the same without Bonzo. - HardRockSam

38 Your Time is Gonna Come

Bob is angry with someone here. This is never a favourite of anyone but it's one of mine. I like the change of drum patterns each time Bob sings the song title.

Why number 50? This song is arguably better than "Black Dog"!

Another very underrated song

Should be higher. Tremendous ending. - zxm

39 What is and What Should Never Be

Essentially a better version of Over the Hills. I have no idea how people let Thank You be higher than this.

I started looking for this song after I didn't see it in the top 20 I was shocked and saddened! Granted, the sentimental value attached to this song for me personally is what makes it my favorite Led tune, but damn, 38!? This song is so beautifully crafted. Plant's delivery is haunting and comforting all at once and god damn man, when the back and forth guitar riff starts up after the mid song pause... It's like magic! One of Page's best and most memorable in my opinion. Most of the songs that sit higher on this list are amazing as well, but this song should definitely be higher, at least top 15! It's incredible and a must listen for any Zeppelin fan or music fan in general!

41 really People I am grateful I saw them live. This is the one I remember most. So Good!

This is one of those really dynamic songs by Zeppelin that many people don't know about. Turn it up loud and enjoy!

40 Houses of the Holy

Its Zeppelins best song, hands down. That riff makes me feel good, and my day is just much better every time I hear that song. - icruz18

I don't understand why this is down so low I grew up listening to this its probly their best song I love it hands down

How is this so low? Unbelievable song!

Top 15 zeppelin tune here

41 Trampled Under Foot

So good

This song is a classic
its gotta be higher up

Just grade A riffing

So surprised this song is so low. I feel like it's one of their more radio exposed songs as well. Anyways, like much of all Physical Graffiti, this song blew me away the first time I heard it. So catchy and so easy to groove to. Definitely prefer it over much of the Top 10. It's just a classic.

42 Traveling Riverside Blues

This has to be the best song ever written, way to low. Listen to the guitar and tell me this song isn't awesome. You can't.

I can't believe this wasn't even on the list! By far, greatest Zep song ever!

Amazing song should be tops!

Should definitely be in the top twenty. Probably 'cause it isn't so popular. If more people knew about this tune, it'd be waaay higher up. Really shows a different side of them, out of the dozens they have.

43 All My Love

Robert Plant and John Paul Jones really took led zeppelin to a whole new level this song. I was really surprised when I found out that Jimmy Page didn't write this song along with Robert Plant and John Paul Jones.
R.I.P Karac

This should be in the top 10.

What!? How this song can be so underrated? Beautiful song that should be in 20's spots - juanjaramillom

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44 In the Evening

A very uderrated Zep song and should be higher on the list.

Very original introduction. Awesome through and through. It is a song to sit back and chill to. This should be higher on the list.

Very original intro with an outstanding solo.

Great song to listen to while on the highway driving at night. One of my favorites.

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45 Tea for One

My favorite led zeppelin song!

Have to agree simply amazing, check out Joe Bonamassa's cover possibly as good if not better.

Simply Amazing! Page's guitar sings throughout the whole song and plants vocal is amazing: not to forget Bonzo and Jonesy. My favourite song on Presence.

Love the meaning, love the mood, it just traps you inside its universe

46 Custard Pie

I want a slice of this custard pie. - FearlessFreep

The fact that a song this good is number 44 proves how good Zep is

Love physical graffiti

47 Nobody's Fault but Mine

The harmonica, the riff, the vocals, top 5 Led Zeppelin

I like how he sings the riff it sounds awesome its also a classic you gotta love it its zeppelin

This is easily a top ten song, you don't hear it very often though. Great song to jam to.

Don't vote until you hear this

48 Gallows Pole

This wonderful song is unreasonably low on the list. Great ballad! Or maybe it's just me, loving it for the sad lyrics?

I'm actually offended that this song is number 43 and Kashmir Immigrant Song and Achilles Last Stand are so high.

Not even close to their best songs, but deserves to be ranked a lot higher

Very good song should be in top 20 in my opinion

49 Bron-Y-Aur Stomp

YES! - V4noM

Very underrated, I mean seriously HOW MANY OF YOU KNEW THIS SONG BEFORE SEEING IT ON THIS LIST?! Poor Tom is also the song with almost like, the best drumming ever.

Totally awesome, WAY too low on the list, awesome acoustic guitar solo

Why is this so know, probably people don't know.. One of the greatest

50 Friends

This one is my favorite, for its genuine simplicity and yet understated message.

The most evil sounding song in existence

Should be a bit higher in my opinion

This is awesome, third favourite led zeppelin song for me!

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