Best Songs Between Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Led Zeppelin


The Top Ten

1 Highway Star - Deep Purple

Just amazing Surprised it beat stairway to heaven

Pure Metal. No bluesy things anymore

This song is great,the best part about this song is the solo,especially the middle part, the part with E,B,G,D,A chords (3rd lick) - zxm

This is [always has been] one of my favourite rock songs EVER. The guitar and organ solos are really inventive and the best since IN ROCK. Flight of the rat is my personal Purple fave.

2 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

At least Stairway to Heaven wasn't number 1 - christangrant

As far as I know its completely free from any plagiarism,and this song is quite great,the opening guitar riffs sound like a monster riff and if this riff would be a metal riff(though this riff is quite heavy) then it would sound better

when I first heard this riff it didn't sound like a '75 song.more modern - zxm

3 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath

One of the most quintessential metal songs of all time - music, lyrics and performance. Awesome metal riff and great vocals from Dio. - Metal_Treasure

4 Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
5 Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
6 Trashed - Black Sabbath
7 War Pigs - Black Sabbath

Awesome! I love this song, perfect percussion and lyrics...

great song - waldo

8 Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin
9 Time for Bedlam - Deep Purple
10 Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple

The Contenders

11 Neon Knights - Black Sabbath
12 Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
13 Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin
14 Mistreated - Deep Purple
15 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
16 Child In Time - Deep Purple

One of the best Deep Purple songs. Ian Gillians vocals were perfect.

17 Black Night - Deep Purple

A great song for headbanging. The riff is pretty thrashy. - Metal_Treasure

18 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Why isn't this number one?


Should be #1!

I couldn't find "N.I.B." so my vote goes on this.

My top:
1. "N.I.B" - Black Sabbath
2. "Stairway to Heaven" - Led Zeppelin
3. "Kashmir" - Led Zeppelin
4. "Paranoid" - Black Sabbath
5. "Black Dog" - Led Zeppelin
6. "Highway Star" - Deep Purple
7. "War Pigs" - Black Sabbath
8. "Rock and Roll" - Led Zeppelin
9. "Immigrant Song" - Led Zeppelin
10. "Children of the Grave" - Black Sabbath

Honourable mentions:
x. "Smoke on the Water" - Deep Purple
x. "Iron Man" - Black Sabbath
x. "When the Levee Breaks" - Led Zeppelin
x. "The Wizard" - Black Sabbath
x. "Hand of Doom" - Black Sabbath
x. "Electric Funeral" - Black Sabbath

ps. What the... is on 2nd place. I got intrigued and checked it out. It's not even close to top 20...

19 Children of the Sea - Black Sabbath
20 Any Fule Kno That - Deep Purple
21 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
22 Stormbringer - Deep Purple
23 Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
24 In the Light - Led Zeppelin
25 In My Time of Dying - Led Zeppelin
26 No Quarter - Led Zeppelin
27 Lazy - Deep Purple
28 Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
29 Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin
30 The Wizard - Black Sabbath
31 The Rover - Led Zeppelin
32 Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath
33 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
34 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
35 When a Blind Man Cries - Deep Purple
36 The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
37 D'yer Mak'er - Led Zeppelin
38 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
39 Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
40 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
41 Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin
42 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
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1. Highway Star - Deep Purple
2. Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
3. Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
1. Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
2. Highway Star - Deep Purple
3. Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
3. Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple

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