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

The chord progression gave me goose bumps the first time I heard it, and it still does.

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 War Pigs - Black Sabbath

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

great song - waldo

7 Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple
8 Time for Bedlam - Deep Purple
9 Neon Knights - Black Sabbath
10 Trashed - Black Sabbath

The Newcomers

? The Sign of the Southern Cross - Black Sabbath

The Contenders

11 Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin
12 Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
13 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
14 Mistreated - Deep Purple
15 Child In Time - Deep Purple

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

16 Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin
17 Methademic - Black Sabbath
18 Black Night - Deep Purple

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

19 Children of the Sea - Black Sabbath
20 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...

21 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
22 Any Fule Kno That - Deep Purple
23 Stormbringer - Deep Purple
24 Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
25 Lazy - Deep Purple

Hard to tell if this is better than evety Black Sabbath songs, but it's one of my favourite songs of all time since I first heard it about 15 years ago. I can say for sure that it beats every led zeppelin song and any other deep purple song in my opinion

26 In My Time of Dying - Led Zeppelin
27 In the Light - Led Zeppelin
28 No Quarter - Led Zeppelin
29 Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
30 Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin
31 The Wizard - Black Sabbath
32 When a Blind Man Cries - Deep Purple
33 The Rover - Led Zeppelin
34 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
35 Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath
36 Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin
37 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
38 The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
39 D'yer Mak'er - Led Zeppelin
40 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
41 Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
42 Child In Time - Deep Purple

Same song, different packaging as higher up on the list.

43 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
44 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
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Top Remixes (4)

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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