Best Led Zeppelin Songs

The Top Ten

1 Stairway to Heaven Stairway to Heaven Cover Art

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.

Great riff, great lyrics, outstanding drumming and top it off with the best guitar solo of all time. It just has a really peaceful vibe and it keeps building up towards the solo and then Plant sings his heart out. It all just fits together. Stairway is the best song of all time, period.

2 Kashmir Kashmir Cover Art

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!

Stairway To Heaven is just not really reflective of the whole Led Zeppelin style... Kashmir, however, is a masterpiece that does so. Even the band members have said that this is their best song.

3 Whole Lotta Love Whole Lotta Love Cover Art

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.

This is the defining song for Led Zeppelin, Queen have Bohemian Rhapsody, The Doors have Light My Fire and Led Zeppelin have this. One of the best riffs ever and Plant's vocals are just outstanding.

4 Achilles Last Stand Achilles Last Stand Cover Art

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

The song is amazing and Page's guitar work is probably the best he's ever done, you just don't want it to end

5 Black Dog Black Dog Cover Art

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

One of the few Zeppelin songs that can be associated with heavy metal. Zeppelin was no a heavy metal band at all, but this song brought out the strong riffs of Page, Bonham's powerful drumming, Plant's a cappella vocals bring out how great of a singer he was, and of course we can't forget John Paul Jones and his beautiful bass playing. My favorite track by Zeppelin and one of my favorite tracks of all time by any artist.

6 When the Levee Breaks When the Levee Breaks Cover Art

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.

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 Immigrant Song Cover Art

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..!

The screaming at the beginning is enough, and the riff is so goood!

More than most of their songs, you gotta be Led Zeppelin to pull off a live performance of a song like this. That’s why their concert recordings of it all sound better than the album version.

8 Dazed and Confused Dazed and Confused Cover Art

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.

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

Absolutely the most mind-blowing song they ever made.

9 No Quarter No Quarter Cover Art

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

I just recently discovered 'No Quarter' and I can't stop listening to it. This song takes you to another place and is as good as any of the big ones. The version in "the song remains the same" is best.

This song really shows the band's chemistry, the guitar, drums, bass and keyboard all fit together perfectly. Also probably JPJ's best keyboard work after kashmir.

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

10 Since I've Been Loving You Since I've Been Loving You Cover Art

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.

Without sounding cheesy, this is the strongest, most touching song I know. This is why I love music, and this is why I keep playing music. Electric bluesrock at it's finest.

The Contenders

11 Rock and Roll Rock and Roll Cover Art

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..

I you haven't heard this one, your life must be so sad

You just have to rock n roll to this song.

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? ).

12 Over the Hills and Far Away Over the Hills and Far Away Cover Art

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!

Mixing folk rock and hard rock, this track from Houses of the Holy had Page playing acoustic and electric guitar alongside Robert Plant's characteristic vocals. But what really makes "Over the Hills and Far Away" is how well John Bonham's drums and John Paul Jones' bass work together. Though it only charted within the Billboard Hot 100's top sixty, the single allowed the members to play with its lyrics and musical parts during live performances.

13 Heartbreaker Heartbreaker Cover Art

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

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

The fastest and best Led Zeppelin solo. the intro riff makes really recognisable

Sinful that this isn't top ten at least. "Heartbreaker" has one of the most profound and memorable riffs of all time, which isn't really saying much since we're talking about Led Zeppelin here. Even still, this is arguably their most recognizable song from the first two seconds.

14 Ramble On Ramble On Cover Art

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.

Just the start of the song and the acoustic guitar. Also to listen to it properly my son made me listen to it on record. Well worth it the crackles and pop make it legendary. Please do it.

15 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You Babe I'm Gonna Leave You Cover Art

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...

It's amazing guitar that starts out mellow and depressing and then it completely rocked out when I first listened to it surprised me so much and instantly became my favorite zeppelin song.

16 Ten Years Gone Ten Years Gone Cover Art

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.

My love for Zeppelin is what really pushed me into the world of music, and when I discovered Mothership, I set out to buy and album I could lay my hands on. I thought I'd heard it all, until I heard this song.. I remember listening to it 3-4 times in a row, just being so mesmerized by what I heard. No matter how many times I listen through each album, through each song, this one will always be the one. This song has gotten me through 2 years of heartache, as sappy as that sounds, but it just spoke volumes to me during that time. Love this song..

I love this song, I could listen to it ten times in a row and not get boared.

What the hell, two months ago I checked this sites and ten years gone on 2rd but now on 10 on this list, what is wrong with you people have you lost your fate for this song cause rap songs? I think we should rank this song higher

17 The Rain Song The Rain Song Cover Art

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

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!

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

Jimmy Page's guitar playing and Robert Plant's lyrics make this song a genuine tune, absolutely beautiful

18 In My Time of Dying In My Time of Dying Cover Art

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

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.

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...

Oh come on. This is just sad that it is on 28 place. This song is pure 10 minute genius. Jimmy is truly a god of a guitar with his tempo changes. People! Vote for this song!

19 The Ocean The Ocean Cover Art

My personal favorite--amazing energy right from opening riff. And love the lyrics: "Got no time to pack my bags, my foots outside the door. I got a date, I can't be late, for the high hopes hailla ball"

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,

20 Good Times Bad Times Good Times Bad Times Cover Art

Everything is just amazing in this song, it starts with a basic riff with drum fills between each one and then Plant starts singing and then the bass solo then the guitar solo and it's just too good.

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

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

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.

21 Going to California Going to California Cover Art

Great peaceful song and plant shows that he can not only scream and reach incredibly high notes, but he can also sing calmly and he's still amazing.

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.

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 Battle of Evermore Cover Art

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 Communication Breakdown Cover Art

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

Wow is all have to say for this song! It's so catchy and awesome!
I LOVE the guitar riff and the kind of crazy, fast, psycho feel it has to it!
So energetic and full of life! 5 stars!

Why is this so low? One of their few original songs that was way ahead of its time. A true and essential heavy metal classic.

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

24 D'yer Mak'er D'yer Mak'er Cover Art

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!

This song relaxes me... I love it! Oh oh oh oh oh oh you don't have to go, oh oh oh oh

This is the best pop song period. and it's not even by a pop group. this just proves how amazing Led Zeppelin are as musicians.

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

25 Fool in the Rain Fool in the Rain Cover Art

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

This song truly shows how great of a lyric writer Robert Plant was with a clever story. As well as John Paul Jones classic piano riff and Jimmy Page's badass solo.

This is an awesome song with a signature drum line. The beat from the song Rosanna by Toto was ripped off from here.

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