Top Ten Underrated Led Zeppelin Songs

The Top Ten
1 Achilles Last Stand Achilles Last Stand Cover Art

A 10 and a half minute mega that you need to listen to. Presence may be quite an underwhelming won after their Magnum Opus, Physical Graffiti. But this one and Nobody's Fault But Mine are worth listening to.

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)

Haunting lead-in and closing highlight what has become one of my favorite Zeppelin songs. The jealousy I feel towards those lucky enough to have seen this performed live is mollified as I hang on every lyric, note and drum beat.

Incredible song, only ignored because it's in their later albums, and I think that all the later albums are fantastic too, in through the out door is one of my favorite albums, I can't believe people don't like it.

2 Ten Years Gone Ten Years Gone Cover Art

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.

Holy Mary Jane this song should be in top 10 at least. Oh my god I just listened to this song and it is captivating. It shows so much personal touch from everybody in the band. Heart touching!

It has the emotional power to move me to a somber, reflective place...every single time I listen to it. It's a beautiful song, and one of my favorites off of, probably, their best album.

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

3 When the Levee Breaks When the Levee Breaks Cover Art

The guitar and drums are fun to hear and play! The second best Led Zeppelin song! And in my top 20 ever. If it keeps on raining, levee's gonna break. Genius and effective!

Based on a blues classic by Memphis Minnie, it should't be among their underrated songs. Just listen to the great intro, it knocks you over. To me one of their best tunes.

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

One of their best songs for sure, the drumline and guitar riffs are phenomenal. Best intro I've heard in a song personally.

4 How Many More Times How Many More Times Cover Art

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!

Oh Rosie! Oh girl...
Oh Rosie! Oh girl... - MaxPap

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

5 Thank You Thank You Cover Art

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

This is their most beautiful song in my opinion - KillerQueen1774

6 Bring It on Home Bring It on Home Cover Art

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!

Starts off slow and simple and then blows you away. And Jimmy's riff is amazing! - winner333

7 The Rain Song The Rain Song Cover Art

A beautiful song that you need to hear. Jimmy Page's genuine gorgeous Intro and Robert Plant's master lyrics. John Bonham and John Paul Jones also shine on this.

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. "

Close your eyes an listen to at least the first two minutes, if you don't mind. Despite its length of nine-ish minutes, I used to listen to this track every night for a fairly long time.

This is the definition of "underrated."
I love Led Zeppelin, and I've listened to all of their songs and albums but this one takes the cake.
The wonderful guitar work, Plant's vocals, Bonham's drums in the middle and the lovely John Paul Jones...this song is a masterpiece.

8 Out on the Tiles Out on the Tiles Cover Art

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

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

The catchy hook, fantastic guitar, and oh my god, John Bonham on this track.

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

9 Tangerine Tangerine Cover Art

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

Great using of the pedal steel guitar.

Beautiful melody, very under rated.

10 No Quarter No Quarter Cover Art

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.

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

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 In the Light Cover Art

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.

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

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 The Rover Cover Art

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

Seriously? Pretty no one knows about this extremely good song from Zeppelin. Bonzo's drumming, Robert's heart-warming vocals, JPJ's bass lines and some of Pagey's heaviest-sounding guitar ever. Such a good song!

13 The Ocean The Ocean Cover Art

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

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

Such an amazing song. Great Riff. Great Playing

My favourite zeppelin song and definitely one of the most underrated

14 What is and What Should Never Be What is and What Should Never Be Cover Art

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)

Catch the wind see us spin. Sail away leave today. Way up high in the sky. Yes please!

One of their best

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

16 That's the Way That's the Way Cover Art

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 Moby Dick Cover Art

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

18 Four Sticks Four Sticks Cover Art

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 Living Loving Maid Cover Art

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.

Epic riff, epic vocals, just amazing. My favourite led zeppelin song.

20 Fool in the Rain Fool in the Rain Cover Art

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 Communication Breakdown Cover Art

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

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

22 Your Time is Gonna Come Your Time is Gonna Come Cover Art

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 Hey, Hey, What Can I Do Cover Art

I gotta woman wanna ball all day...

I love this song. enough said

Most underrated of led

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

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

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