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Old 01-31-02, 11:01 PM
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What are THE top 10 Led Zeppelin songs?

Im making a compilation album for someone and they are a big fan of Led Zep. Problem is, i have NO CLUE on the 'REALLY GOOD' Zep songs compared to the 'average' ones.

Please help! What are the top 10 Led Zeppelin songs that any fan would LOVE?
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Old 01-31-02, 11:18 PM
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These are my personal favorites that I can listen to a million times and never get tired of.


What Is and What Should Never Be (Led Zeppelin II)
Ramble On (Led Zeppelin II)
Tangerine (Led Zeppelin III)
When The Levee Breaks (Led Zeppelin 4)
The Rain Song (Houses of the Holy)
Ten Years Gone (Physical Graffitti)
Achille's Last Stand (Presence)
All My Love (In Through the Out Door)
I'm Gonna Crawl (In Through the Door)
Hey Hey What Can I Do (Box Set)

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Old 01-31-02, 11:22 PM
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Let's see...

Kashmir
Stairway to Heaven
Over the Hills & Far Away
Misty Mountain Hop
Thank You
Dancing Days
Dyer Maker
Going to California
When the Levee Breaks
Rock and Roll
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Old 02-01-02, 10:07 AM
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Don't forget:

Bron-Yr-Aur
That's The Way
Trampled Underfoot
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Old 02-01-02, 01:25 PM
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What is and What Should Never Be
Dazed & Confused
Immigrant Song
Thank You
Good Times, Bad Times
Kashmir
Black Dog
Heartbreaker
Houses of the Holy
Heartbreaker
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Old 02-05-02, 02:59 PM
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stairway to heaven
battle of evermor
when the levee breaks
in the evening
the song remains the same
kashmir
what is and what should never be
over the hills and far away
misty mountain hop
rock and roll

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Old 02-05-02, 03:58 PM
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Some of these choices are a bit... esoteric. While a true fan would probably love them, I'd say the following need to be on any Led Zep compilation:

Stairway to Heaven
Dazed and Confused
Black Dog
Misty Mountian Hop
Kashmir
Houses of the Holy
All My Love
Good Times Bad Times
Rock and Roll
Whole Lotta Love
Thank You


My two all-time favorite Zep discs are the Remasters collection, basically a paring down of the four-disc box set. You could easily do worse than just picking songs off this list to round out the disc. It has:

Communication Breakdown
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
Good Time Bad Times
Dazed and Confused
Whole Lotta Love
Heartbreaker
Ramble On
Immigrant Song
Celebration Day
Since I've Been Loving You
Black Dog
Rock and Roll
Battle of Evermore
Misty Mountian Hop
Stairway to Heaven

Song Remains the Same
Rain Song
D'yer Maker
No Quarter
Houses of the Holy
Kashmir
Trampled Underfoot
Nobody's Fault but Mine
Achilles Last Stand
All My Love
In the Evening

Some songs I particularly like that's not on those two discs:
Tangerine
Thank You
Dancing Days

...man, Led Zep has quite the back catalog...
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Old 02-05-02, 11:53 PM
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Who's better suited to answer this than me? Problem is that 10 is just too little, and really, you should be able to get about 12-15 on a CD (depending on 80 minute cd-r and song choice).


Ten Years Gone
Since I Been Lovin You
The Rain Song
Out on the Tiles
That's the Way
All My Love
Kashmir
Achilles Last Stand
Stairway to Heaven
Over the Hills
Hey Hey What Can I Do?
Black Dog
Rock and Roll
The Song Remains the Same
What is and What Should Never Be

And OH SO MANY MORE.

I really just can't narrow it down. I do have to say though, that Ten Years Gone is my fav song, and really, there is nothing musically better and more deep that they ever did in my opinion. I can't say enough about the composition, lyrics, and feeling in that song. Damn...now I have to put this damn Neptunes CD away and bust out the Zep Records...
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Since I've Been Loving You
Dazed and Confused
No Quarter
Black Dog
Houses of the Holy
All My Love
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
Heartbreaker
Ramble On
Rain Song
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top 10 Led Zeppelin songs?

no order
stairway to heaven
kashmir
rock and roll
black dog
over the hills and far away
heartbreaker
the lemon song
going to california
whole lot of love
dazed and confused
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Old 04-24-03, 06:49 PM
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1. Over the Hills and Far Away
2. Houses of the Holy
3. Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)
4. Going To California
5. Stairway to Heaven
6. Hey, Hey, What Can I Do?
7. Good Times, Bad Times
8. When the Levee Breaks
9. Boogie with Stu
10. Trampled Underfoot
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Old 04-24-03, 11:04 PM
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No order:

Achilles Last Stand
Trampled Underfoot
Kashmir
Bron-Yr-Aur
Going to California
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
Dancing Days
In the Light
In the Evening
Immigrant Song
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Old 04-25-03, 12:13 AM
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in no order

I:
Communication Breakdown
How Many More Times

II:
Whole Lotta Love
Heartbreaker

III:
Gallows Pole

IV:
Black Dog
When the Levee Breaks

Physical Graffiti:
In My Time of Dying
Kashmir

Presence:
Achilles Last Stand
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Where's the love for "Tangerine"?
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great thread.

it's always hard for me to narrow down my top 10 favorites. my top 2 are always the same, but here's my best shot:

1. When The Levee Breaks
2. The Ocean
3. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
4. Tangerine
5. Kashmir
6. Stairway To Heaven
7. Heartbreaker
8. Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)
9. In The Light
10. Boogie With Stu
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Here are the first ten great Zep songs that came to mind. Chronological order.

Good Times Bad Times
Your Time Is Gonna Come

Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)
Ramble On

Tangerine

Stairway To Heaven

The Song Remains The Same
The Rain Song

In The Light
Ten Years Gone (listen to this one if you're not familiar with it)


(By the way, have you noticed how Robert Plants seemed to have an obsession with either "giving" or "receiving" love in the earlier Zep songs? It's funny how often this theme crops up in the band's work.)

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man, I replied last night and it didn't go through, I gots the love for some tangerine. And others that usually don't get much radio play.

Here are a few of my faves in no order:

That's the way
Tangerine
Going to California
You Shook Me
The Rain Song
Over the Hills and far away
The Ocean
No Quarter
What is and what should never be
Since I've been loving you
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hmm i just realized that i don't see "Bonzo's Montreux" anywhere... not even on my list... or maybe "Moby Dick" ? anyone? anyone?
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You people absolutely disgust me. You call yourself Zeppelin fans?



Fool In The Rain!!!
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can`t be done.to many great ones!
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Old 04-26-03, 01:21 AM
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i don't think "fool in the rain" did zeppelin any good. it basically screamed "we're out of ideas"
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Originally posted by Hollowgen
i don't think "fool in the rain" did zeppelin any good. it basically screamed "we're out of ideas"
Eh, opinions are like *******s...

It happens to not only be my all time favorite Zeppelin song, but flirts with being my all time favorite song by anyone. No joke. It really gets me like that.
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My unscientific picks:

1. Travelling Riverside Blues
2. The Ocean
3. When the Levee Breaks
4. Over the Hills and Far Away
5. The Lemon Song
6. Stairway to Heaven
7. Misty Mountain Hop
8. Bring It on Home
9. Achilles Last Stand
10. Trampled Under Foot
(This one goes to eleven)
11. Jennings Farm Blues
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Old 04-26-03, 02:47 AM
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My favorite tracks...

Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
Gallows Pole
In My Time of Dying
Tangerine
Hey Hey What Can I Do
Communication Breakdown
D'yer Mak'er
All My Love
Fool in the Rain
Traveling Riverside Blues

Least favorites...most of the "radio" tunes. Rock n Roll, Black Dog, Heartbreaker, etc. Though Stairway to Heaven is a decent song...a little overplayed but a good track. I tend to like Zeppelin better when Plant sings (though there are exceptions)...the screeching banshee thing gets a bit old to me...

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