Led Zeppelin et al
Top 100 Songs
Robert Plant (l) and Jimmy Page (r), image from elespanol.com
British heavy-metal rock supergroup formed in 1968 by Jimmy Page (guitar), Robert Plant (vocals), John Paul Jones (bass/keyboards), and John “Bonzo” Bonham (drums). Page had previously been in the Yardbirds while Plant and Bonham worked together in Band of Joy. The band broke up in 1980 after Bonham died of asphyxiation at age 33 on 9/25/1980.
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Top 100 Songs
Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. Songs are by Led Zeppelin unless noted otherwise. The Firm featured Jimmy Page on guitar and the Honeydrippers featured Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. Songs which hit #1 on various charts are noted. (Click for codes to singles charts.)
DMDB Top 1%:
DMDB Top 2%:
DMDB Top 5%:
7. Over the Hills and Far Away (1973) #1 CL
DMDB Top 10%:
11. Heartbreaker (1969) #1 CL
21. In the Mood (Robert Plant, 1983)
DMDB Top 20%:
28. Hurting Kind (I’ve Got My Eyes on You) (Robert Plant, 1990) #1 AR
31. Gallows Pole (1970)
41. I Believe (Robert Plant, 1993)
Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:
44. The Song Remains the Same (1973)
51. Shine It All Around (Robert Plant, 2005)
61. Houses of the Holy (1975)
71. Down by the Seaside (1975)
81. Down by the Seaside (Tori Amos with Robert Plant, 1995)
91. Ozone Baby (1978)
Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by album’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, critics’ ratings, and awards. Also factored in are the status of each album’s songs in Dave’s Music Database for songs.
1. Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
11. Mighty Rearranger (Robert Plant, 2005)
21. Volume One (The Honeydrippers, 1984)
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First posted 8/20/2012; last updated 11/16/2021.