Top Ten Underrated Led Zeppelin Songs


The Top Ten

1 Achilles Last Stand Achilles Last Stand

This song is awesome

Second best Led Zeppelin song only to Stairway to Heaven of course, this song is great. Easily most underrated. "the mighty arms of Atlas hold the heavens from the earth, " classic. - AchillesLastStand

Who underrates this song? is on the high places in the top Zep list - juanjaramillom

It was really close in my opinion between this and ten years gone. The latter nails the guitar solo. Achilles last stand really takes you on a journey. It has so many awesome quality the guitar and drum riffs are the beginning of metal music (yes I know iron maiden came out a few months prior to the release of this song)

2 Ten Years Gone Ten Years Gone

Very emotional song that slowly progresses

My favourite piece of music by the greatest band of all time. This song is unbelievably touching, it can leave one literally in tears. Some of Jimmy page's best work in overdubbing, he used over TEN different guitar tracks in this song. The most essential piece of music on Physical Graffiti. This song will always hold a special place in my heart.

One of Page's most moving guitar parts, especially the first riff, and Plant's vocals are very soft and reserved, a somewhat rare thing in Led Zeppelin's catalogue

LZ’s most moving song, for me.

3 When the Levee Breaks When the Levee Breaks

The common populace hasn't heard it, and when have you heard anyone besides hardcore fans talk about it? - JackTorrance42

Great song but it's considered by many one of their best so it's not really underrated - Ajkloth

The fact that it isn't #1 on every single list proves that it's underrated. - Beatlesboy9

This is not Underrated although to be honest none of Led Zeppelins songs are Underrated - christangrant

4 How Many More Times

The riff explains itself

This is literally the most underrated song ever made. I LOVE THIS SONG. It's like a sequel to dazed and confused but longer and (dare I say) better!

Every live concert of this beautiful rock somphony is orchestrated in a diffrent unique way. Lyrics can't be more true as well

SO GOOD. amazing drums and guitar riffs. Absolute must listen

5 Thank You

This is their most beautiful song in my opinion - KillerQueen1774

I think this is their second most underrated after Achilles Last Stand.

My wedding song, hands down the best song ever!

Great lyrics and guitar

6 Bring It on Home

This is not Bass it is guitar

Great blues intro then Page's guitar riff blasts it away

Love blues song with little country touch, and old days fame of harmonica use and of course not to forget bonham's awesome work.
It's worth to listen dude!

Agreed. This track never gets played anywhere. It wasn't a single and isn't widely celebrated. Totally underrated!

7 The Rain Song

Yes! 2nd only to "Stairway". - ThatDudeRoss

In my opinion this is the greatest acoustic song of all time and it has such a great strum pattern. Nobody could top Robert's lyrics on this one much different from "the way you squeeze my lemon. "

Yes. The part where the drums come in achieve such a hopeful, emotional sound that is unique to the song - ert1timm

Almost a progressive rock song. - zxm

8 Out on the Tiles

No... this one does suck. I’d say When the Levee Breaks and Ten years gone

Syncopated and heavy, a beast of a hard rock song with a melodic chorus.

I really wonder why this didn't catch on... (? )

It should be more known. It's so joyfull and musically perfect, a great song by Led Zeppelin.

This is possibles the best Led Zep song

9 Tangerine

One of my favorite zep songs. Can be a cheerful or melancholic song depending on your mood. Beautiful either way.

Still underrated on the underrated list - zxm

Great using of the pedal steel guitar. - zxm

Beautiful melody, very under rated.

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10 No Quarter

Brilliant riff, brilliant vocals with great dreamy effects, completely underrated

John Paul Jones at his finest, especially the Song Remains the Same version, with Jonesy's "Fantasy Sequence", as a keyboard/guitar player, I feel that this is a song that represents the culmination of Zeppelin's keyboard-led era. - BlackJesus75

Absolutely the most dark, real, and emotional song I've ever heard

Very dark and very atmospheric; touching and thrilling.


The Contenders

11 In the Light

There's something incredibly powerful about this song. The mood journey and undertones are transporting. Brilliant!

Never gets any attention commercially. Plant considers it one of the Led Zeppelin highlights and Page rates it the best track on Physical Graffiti. Musically brilliant, contains progressive rock elements. You can hear Yes' influence on Plant's high notes and King Crimson's on threading keyboards. Really gets stuck to your head, amazing mood setter.

My favorite song by them 100%. I love the slow yet victorious feel of the whole song.

A follow-up to Stairway in the lyric wise. Stairway to Heaven part 2

12 The Rover


Awesome dirty blues riff followed by a astonishing yet simple chorus (+ an incredible solo - goes without saying for any Zeppelin track)

This one should be in top 10. I guess this song is REALLY underrated laugh out loud

So it's even underrated in terms of an underrated songs, wow

13 The Ocean

Love it! The Ocean is really relaxed compared to most Zep songs, but it still rocks hard and is catchy as hell! - ThatDudeRoss

My favourite zeppelin song and definitely one of the most underrated

Severely underrated. The riff is so powerful and gets you pumped up immediately.

Such an amazing song. Great Riff. Great Playing

14 What is and What Should Never Be

One of their best

At first I wasn't sure it was a zep song, but that's what makes it so great. No in your face guitar riff, no unique drum groove, hell you barely hear anything out of JPJ either. But the out of nowhere chorus, and mysterious lyrics are what make it such a hidden gem. Too bad it had to follow whole lotta love (easily most overrated zep song) - Ledjam17

Finally, someone else who sees how overrated Whole Lotta love is. - ThatDudeRoss

15 Going to California

Super relaxing and the mesh of calm guitars is beautiful. Like any other Led song the lyrics are enchanting! I couldn't believe this hadn't been added

I really don't think this song is underrated by Zep fans!

16 That's the Way

Beautiful acoustic chords, Robert's lyrics also really great, this song is beautiful and calming, I always get feels when listening

Beautiful song, how is this one not popular?

17 Moby Dick

This is so underrated. The version at Royal Albert Hall makes it one of my favourites

18 Four Sticks

Should definitely be up higher on the list. Awesome riff and great bass line. I bet you played this song for people and they could never tell you the name of it.

Unbelievably good song. Should be up there with Kashmir and Stairway

Great song, well they all are

Sorry folks but like this song more than Black Dog and Rock and Roll in Led Zeppelin IV. - malamJONES

19 Living Loving Maid

I don't that jimmy page hates this song it still is a good song

This one should be an all time classic! Epic riff!

Great song but not underrated.

Definitely. This is the song that got me into the band at a young age. I love it.

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20 Fool in the Rain

I didn't even know this was so underrated! I love this song so much, I though everyone who knew Led Zeppelin knew this song!

WELL, There's a light in your eye that keeps shining... Like a star that can't wait for the night... I hate to think I've been blinded, baby...

An INCREDIBLY underrated song. Sure it's not typical Led Zeppelin but that doesn't matter. Certainly the best song on In Through The Out Door.

Underrated maybe 10 or 15 years ago but in Orlando its one of the most played Zepp songs on the radio today (2013)

The Bass Riff Is INCREDIBLE! Simple but complex typical JPJ

21 Communication Breakdown

This is one of the best Led Zeppelin songs especially with the riff that is instantly recognizable when heard.

This song inspired Johnny Ramone to play punk riffs. Johnny Ramone inspired James Hetfield to thrash metal riffs through his punk riffs. So, one way or other, this song is connected to thrash metal. - zxm

22 Your Time is Gonna Come

The most singable chorus of any Zep tune! Is it folk? Pop? Church? Rock? Blues? A: Yes! It's all of them.
Perhaps put together by JP and JPJ in fifteen minutes, YTIGC has it all. A gem!

23 Ramble On

This song is WAY too underrated. If someone talks about their favourite led zeppelin song, they never say Ramble On! It's an amazing song, but everybody is so hung up on Stairway to Heaven that it's often ignored.

Excellent song. Excellent song. Pure Led Zeppelin. Better than stairway to heaven.

24 Hey, Hey, What Can I Do

I gotta woman wanna ball all day...

I love this song. enough said

Most underrated of led

25 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You

In my top ten for this band, but it's so underrated - danimey

26 Bron-Y-Aur Stomp

Getting back into guitar after not having played it since I was a kid (about 8 years). Discovered Led Zeppelin soon after and this and Bron Yr Aur will always be the most underrated songs by them because almost no one knows them and they are absolutely BEAUTIFUL works of art

This is song is so catchy, gets stuck in your head and I love it

This is led zeppelin at their acoustic peak it's an amzing song and criminally underrated

I'm very sure most of you have not even heard of this song. Please, I love it, I want you all to know it. If you do already know it, THANKS!

27 Over the Hills and Far Away

This is their best song, it brings out the best of everyone. Only thing I dislike is that it doesn’t go on for longer.

28 Good Times Bad Times

I think this one just slips through the cracks. Listen to the triplets on the bass drum in the beginning. The drums are just amazing as usual, but think about how different this was in 1969. As great as Robert is, try to listen to how the music is put together and how tight they are. Really amazing work

Come on! This song is amazing! It is so underrated that it is really low on the most underrated songs of Zeppelin. This is just terrible. When I think of Led Zeppelin, this is the first song that comes to mind.

This song is always 10th or under on these lists when it's an awesome song and is one of my favorites.

This song is amazing! - MontyPython

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29 In the Evening

Love love love

Jimmy's unique intro, the awesome drumming, the badass guitar riff, the guitar solo, Plant's vocals, simply an amazing song. Not the best Led Zeppelin song... but it's in my top five. I don't like to throw the term "underrated" around. But I think I can safely say this one is underrated in my book. - wubbalubbadubdub

30 All My Love

Wow! underrated even in the underrated list - juanjaramillom

Do people say what the list says. Achilles Last Stand, No Quarter, and Kashmir? These are among the most popular of Zeppelin Songs.

Achilles isn't what you would call popular. Have never heard it on the radio once in my 17 years. Maybe their best song but def one of their most underrated - gavin8910

This is not Led Zeppelin's BEST song, but it is quite underrated. Very deep lyrics. Plant wrote this after the loss of his son. The rest of the album may have been very good, but this is a very powerful Zep tune. Give it a listen, and you'll see that is does not get the praise it deserves!

This is a very beautiful and sad song. This song was written for Robert's late son, Karac, who died of a rare stomach virus on July 26, 1977 at the age of 5.

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31 Misty Mountain Hop

I hate this song.

Definitely - UncommonLoon

32 Carouselambra

This song is like traveling on a journey You can't just listen to one part of the song to get a feel for it, you have to listen to the entire thing.

One of their best!

Most underrated Led Zeppelin song ever to be honest... Sounds ecstatic and upbeat as well as B.A.

Too underrated. It is better than ''stairway to heaven'' and '' Achilles Last Stand''. I think it is Led Zeppelin's second best song.

33 Bonzo's Montreux

Amazing Led Zep song! - Hetalia_Zeppelin_WOOHOO

34 Down by the Seaside

Stand out zep song with tiinge of nostalgia

actually really good. SOO underrated its crazy. maybe because its not like other led zeppelin songs.

Musically great, with really nice themes, too. It really says a lot about society.

35 The Wanton Song

That riff in combination with Bonzo's drumming really make this complete

Great riff matched with a weird title.

Another ass kicker from ph gr! It's punk rock!

36 The Lemon Song

I don't understand why this song is so underrated... The bassline in this song is so perfect it makes me jizz.. Not just the bass, but the guitar, vocals, and drums just so good..

37 D'yer Ma'ker

It's the only Led Zeppelin song I like, and I really like it. I bought an LZ album just for this song. Definitely underrated.

Even underrated on the underrated list


38 Wearing and Tearing

Nice song but overrated

39 The Battle of Evermore

Such good mellow guitar

Great, very underrated song.
It's underrated, because of being between "Black Dog" and "Stairway To Heaven", but this is great song almost like them.

This song gives me chills every time I hear it. Probably my second favorite from IV

40 Trampled Under Foot

Trampled Under Foot is my 5th favourite Led Zeppelin song, severely underrated! It's just so catchy! Led Zeppelin making a funk song worked out WAY better than it should have!

This song always makes me smile! If you never heard Trampled Under Foot, you must have a really sad life


My third favorite zep song ever (which means it's my third favorite song period.). Deserves to be more well known than it is.

41 Since I've Been Loving You

This song showed us that blues can not only be emotional but powerful too.

This song is so good and underrated. I am really surprised that it failed to make his list.

How this get this far? Seriously listen to it, a very great Led Zeppelin bluesy sound

LED-he'd freak again 1 of my top 3 songsAWESOME

42 Dancing Days

It has that unique quality that I seek for when I listen to Led Zeppelin.

So underrated that nobody is voting for it. - vinniedamiri

Amazing piece of music

43 In My Time of Dying

If you're a true Led Zeppelin fan, why wouldn't you want to listen to their longest song? It's 11 minutes of amazing guitar, bangin' drums, and killer bass. A jam in every sense of the word.

Such an epic song. Ten minutes of pure musical genius.

"This song is just absolutely crazy good. The guitar in this song gets me so pumped up! "

This is the most underrated LZ song by far. I love Achilles, but this song is absolutely amazing. The coolest sounding guitar I've heard ( other than stairway) and just an awesome shift of tempo.

44 Nobody's Fault but Mine

It's not this song's fault, so why is it so underrated? Nobody's fault but your's.

45 Tea for One

Many people overlook this song because it's off what is arguably Led Zeppelin's worst album. The same goes for Achilles Last Stand and Nobody's Fault But Mine.

Tea for one is one of those songs you don't get tired of hearing.

I wish they repeated the guitar introduction. Such a killer riff!

46 White Summer
47 Gallows Pole

Great bluesy track. It really fits perfectly in this album.

Led- he'd freak again another top ten on my list

48 Custard Pie
49 Boogie with Stu
50 The Song Remains the Same

One of Jimmy Page's top riffs. A super tight jam. Bonham and JPJ are glued together in this highly underrated song. It was always one of the highlights of the live Zep set (and the 1995 Page/Plant tour).

One of the most underrated and epic Led Zeppelin song

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