Skip to comments.The 50 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs
Posted on 01/09/2014 6:50:25 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
From Dazed and Confused to You Shook Me
from Tangerine to The Lemon Song
from Trampled Under Foot to Stairway to Heaven
Guitar World presents a critical analysis of the classic-rock groups best tracks.
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Geeeeze, I feel old....
Is “Misty Mountain Hop” or “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” on the list?
These guys were really sumpthin’ in their day...sigh
‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’
a better ‘Zeppelin’ ballad than ‘Stairway’....which I love.
saw them at the 1969 Newport Jazz festival...Bitchin’!!!
never heard of them before that....
a black friend(deceased) and fellow Cowboy Action shooter liked various blues music(black and white) including ‘Cream’...he once told me he didn’t get what “you guys” get outta Led Zeppelin....
I told him “ Its a white thing, you wouldn’t understand”.
At about the 2 minute mark of nobody’s fault but mine, witness the greatest harmonica-drums-guitar-bass jam of all time. The wanton song and when the levee breaks- they just don’t write em like that anymore.
So did I. A preview of Woodstock 3 weeks later.
When LZ One came out it had no antecedent.
“When the Levee Breaks” would be my top pick.
70? Wow. I saw them in 1973 in Tampa. They played 3 songs , Rain Song was amazing. Then it rained, the band left and a small riot ensued. Sigh...good times.
absolutely....sorry they never made it to Woodstock. I went to both.
don’t remember a lot....so I guess I wuz there....
and LZ 1 and 2 are still my favorite and my MP3 player in my car has most LZ in my travel playlist. which includes popular music from the late 30s to the early 80s when, in my humble opinion, the music DIED. the wife likes most of it but cant handle the 1940s swing music...
I could see 50 great songs that Jimmy Page played on but I’m surprised to learn that Zep has 50 songs. They play no more than 8 on the radio.
“Over the Hills and Far Away” will always be my favorite. I made sure I learned that opening guitar riff when I began playing guitar.
all of LZ 1 and 2....how many is that? maybe 24?
it does thin down after than, but there are some wonderful exceptions like ‘Stairway’ and ‘Rock and Roll’ both from LZ4.
Happy Birthday Jimmy...I used to lock my self in my room on a self imposed bread and water diet until I figured out his licks. Saved for a starburst Les Paul that looked similar. Had the same haircut..or lack thereof. It was SO freakin easy to get laid in the 70s by simply peekin out from under your mop and pickin out Stairway or the Rain Song. I miss those days.
Rain Song, Ramble On, No Quarter, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, and Going to California would be my favorites...today.
Go find a Milli Vanilli thread.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Do you think they had 50 great songs?
Achilles' Last Stand
Since I've Been Loving You
Out on the Tiles
Dazed and Confused (the big, honking 26-minute extravaganza from the live album)
In My Time of Dying
How Many More Times
The Rain Song
The Song Remains the Same
The Lemon Song
Tea for One
Could go on and on. Happy birthday Jimmy!
I was never that big of a Zeppelin fan until later in life. I’m really partial to the Physical Graffiti collection. “In the Light” is still one of my favorites.
I have never listened to Milli Vanilli.
I don’t know. They have a lot of great ones. That wasn’t my point of contention. Saying they had just “a few good songs” is nutty.
I probably should have said some good songs and a few great ones.
When the Levee Breaks ..Bonhams drum groove at the beginning sets the tone for the entire song just great stuff .........
Not Rain Song, The Song Remains The Same...sheesh.
I tend to agree with you. They had a handful of great songs. Not 50. Saw Zepplin live in 1977 btw. Was a really good show.
“Since I’ve Been Loving You” at number six - glad it made the top 10- always thought LZ III was their best album by far.
I remember Dave Brubeck at Newport doing "Take 5" which I think was the lead in to LZ.
Black Dog still brings memories of smoky basement parties after the high school football games :) Strawberry Hill wine and Steve Penberthy puking up spaghetti on my shoes.
Totally agree! Amen...
Holy moley! MMH not on the list = crap list
From July 1963
Neil Christian & The Crusaders With Jimmy Page - I Like It
The Yardbirds: I’m Waiting For My Man
From the final U.S. tour in the spring and summer of 1968. Recorded at the Shrine Exposition Hall in L.A. Personnel are Keith Relf (vocals & harp), Chris Dreja (bass), Jim McCarty (vocals & drums) and Jimmy Page (guitar). “The British quartet were the first major group to cover a Velvet Underground song.”
What the Youtuber didn’t know is that David Bowie had recorded this by April of 1967
I had to make sure that ‘Celebration Day’ was on the list.
You mean they recorded more music? I liked the first song on the first album so much I almost never listened to anything else.
Great party song back in the day. I have to say I love No Quarter also.
You may find this interesting, it was posted two days ago on a music website:
One of the many tracks cut by Jimmy Page in his pre-Led Zeppelin days as a session man has surfaced on a television trailer for the BBCs weather forecast.
Mojo reports Ive Got Everything You Need Babe by British band The Fenmen was released in 1965 following the bands split with frontman Bern Elliott.
Page, who estimates he recorded three sessions per day in 1964 and 1965, identified his presence on the track when he saw the trailer on television.
I heard the track the other day while I was watching TV, Page told Mojo last fall. I thought, Oh. That sound familiar. Then, all of a sudden theres a solo that comes in and I go, That is me! Its something that I would have forgotten about had I not heard it again. In fact, if they hadnt left the solo on the trailer, I may not have known Id even played on that track.
Page recalls playing on records by artists as diverse as The Kinks, The Who and Petula Clark.
I did so many sessions and not all of them were big,” says Page. But I was on all of those big sessions with Tony Hatch and I did a string of records with Petula Clark that did really well. You know what? I think I might even have been on a Benny Hill track, thats how varied things were! he laughs, recalling sessions that took place prior to his joining The Yardbirds in the summer of 1966.
These days, Page has been busy working on the planned Led Zeppelin reissues project, which has been scheduled to begin this year.
The first of the Led Zeppelin reissues comprising of Led Zeppelin I, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III will be released this year, wrote Page on his website. Ive also been working on some of my own material from the archives that will be unleashed in 2014.
The guitarist recently confirmed that the reissues will include unreleased material by the band.
Heart does a good version of "Rock and Roll" (and a great version of "Long Tall Sally / I'm Down"). But I've never heard them do "Stairway to Heaven".
“Since I’ve Been Loving You”, one of my fav guitar solos. The dynamics in that song still give me chills.
I think 'Dancing Days' has the best beat of any song, EVER: Dancing Days
'Physical Graffiti' is overall the best Zepp album.
And this DVD is a MUST HAVE.. Tons of great live footage in here:
It was recorded in 2012 at the Kennedy Center for a ceremony honoring Zeppelin.
Oooops, also ‘Dazed and Confused’ as well. Love the simple yet effective bass intro..
Yes! That’s awesome. Thanks!
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