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Choose your favorite Led Zeppelin songs

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  1. 1. Choose your favorites

    • Good Times, Bad Times
      71
    • Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
      68
    • Dazed and Confused
      72
    • Your Time is Gonna Come
      30
    • Communication Breakdown
      50
    • Whole Lotta Love
      90
    • What Is and What Never Should Be
      54
    • The Lemon Song
      31
    • Thank You
      42
    • Heartbreaker/Living Loving Maid
      57
    • Bring It On Home
      31
    • Ramble On
      91
    • Immigrant Song
      92
    • Moby Dick
      14
    • Since I've Been Loving You
      56
  2. 2. Choose your favorites

    • Gallows Pole
      44
    • Tangerine
      46
    • That's The Way
      18
    • Black Dog
      68
    • Rock and Roll
      65
    • The Battle of Evermore
      57
    • Stairway to Heaven
      92
    • Misty Mountain Hop
      61
    • Four Sticks
      18
    • Going to California
      80
    • When the Levee Breaks
      105
    • The Song Remains the Same
      38
    • The Rain Song
      37
    • Over the Hills and Far Away
      88
    • Dancing Days
      30
  3. 3. Choose your favorites

    • D'yer Mak'er
      47
    • No Quarter
      59
    • Custard Pie
      18
    • The Ocean
      45
    • In My Time of Dying
      43
    • Houses of the Holy
      47
    • Trampled Under Foot
      36
    • Kashmir
      127
    • In the Light
      28
    • Down by the Seaside
      22
    • Ten Years Gone
      41
    • Night Flight
      7
    • Boogie With Stu
      13
    • The Wanton Song
      17
    • Black Country Woman
      18
  4. 4. Choose your favorites

    • Achilles Last Stand
      51
    • For Your Life
      7
    • Nobody's Fault But Mine
      48
    • In the Evening
      44
    • Fool In the Rain
      56
    • Hot Dog
      20
    • Carouselambra
      12
    • All My Love
      73
    • I'm Gonna Crawl
      10
    • Poor Tom
      4
    • Ozone Baby
      7
    • Baby Come on Home
      10
    • Travelling Riverside Blues
      50
    • White Summer/Black Mountain Side
      18
    • Hey Hey What Can I Do
      82

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Just like the Stones, choose the ones you like best and we'll see which 16 we can come up with.

I tried to include everything of note- it's pretty much in order except that the well-known singles which did not appear on albums are listed at the very end. If I missed out on a favorite of yours, sorry about that. I'm reasonably confident I included everything that has a decent chance of making it to the next round. Enjoy, and choose wisely.

Edited by timschochet

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I like this format, you don't have to choose against anything and you can vote for more than one in each.

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Nice poll. I made several selections, but want to add one write-in vote for "Moby Dick"

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Nice poll. I made several selections, but want to add one write-in vote for "Moby Dick"

wrong forum buddy.

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Nice poll. I made several selections, but want to add one write-in vote for "Moby Dick"

wrong forum buddy.
Yeah, it's going to be tough to come up with 16. I voted for several in each bracket, and could have easily voted for many I left out, keeping in mind it was a "favorite". The results will be pretty spread out I think. so much great music to choose from.eta: woops, don't know why I responded to this post, meant to just add Edited by Ranethe

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Nice poll. I made several selections, but want to add one write-in vote for "Moby Dick"

wrong forum buddy.
Yeah, it's going to be tough to come up with 16. I voted for several in each bracket, and could have easily voted for many I left out, keeping in mind it was a "favorite". The results will be pretty spread out I think. so much great music to choose from.
This polls is going to come up with the finalists, not the winner. So as long as it gets votes, don't really care how scattered it is. The best will hopefully get the most votes.

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Nice poll. I made several selections, but want to add one write-in vote for "Moby Dick"

wrong forum buddy.
Yeah, it's going to be tough to come up with 16. I voted for several in each bracket, and could have easily voted for many I left out, keeping in mind it was a "favorite". The results will be pretty spread out I think. so much great music to choose from.
This polls is going to come up with the finalists, not the winner. So as long as it gets votes, don't really care how scattered it is. The best will hopefully get the most votes.
Yeah I get that. I was just commenting that "the finalists" may not be super clear cut, few votes separating a lot of songs. Not being critical, my favorite band so just finding it interesting.

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Wow. This is already very different from the Stones poll. There's been at least one vote for EVERY song, and it's very widely spread out. I will keep this up through Monday night.

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WHOA, WHERE is THE OCEAN?!?!?

Quite right. I am putting it in instead of...hmm. Well, I'll figure something out.

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OK, I replaced "The Rover". That's a personal favorite of mine, but I doubt it will garner enough votes for the 16. We'll give Ocean a shot.

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I would have definitely voted for:

TEA FOR ONE

and

BRON Y AUR (the acoustic one, not the stomp one)

if they had been choices in the poll

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Overall I think you did a better job with this list than the Stones, Timmy. That said, I dont see why all of IV is listed (Evermore and Four Sticks arent going anywhere). 6 songs off ITTODoor (too many) and South Bound Saurez isnt one of them?!

A few songs I wouldve listed are Bring It On Home & Moby Dick (yes, this whole album shouldve been listed), Out On The Tiles, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Wearing and Tearing, and Sick Again but no big complaints there as I doubt any would get to the matchups. The Ocean on the other hand...

Went with:

Good Times Bad Times

What Is and What Should Never Be

The Lemon Song

Heartbreaker

That's The Way

When The Levee Breaks

The Rain Song

Over the Hills and Far Away

No Quarter

Custard Pie

In My Time of Dying

Trampled Under Foot

Ten Years Gone

The Wanton Song

Fool In The Rain

Travelling Riverside Blues

Hey Hey What Can I Do

The Ocean

That was a lot harder than I expected, and I didnt even really vote for any of the heavyweights..Overall, I think Zep has a much better catalog than the Stones, but thats just me.

Edited by Kenny Powers

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Left off 3 of my favorites - How Many More Times, Out on the Tiles, and Bron-Y-Aur Stomp.

But that speaks to the depth of the catalog I guess... somebody liked almost every Led Zeppelin song.

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You're probably right about Four Sticks, but Evermore's doing pretty well so far.

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Wow. This is already very different from the Stones poll. There's been at least one vote for EVERY song, and it's very widely spread out. I will keep this up through Monday night.

I like Zep, but a lot of their songs sound kind of the same, it's going get harder and harder to make choices, I predict. I would like to thank you for including Trampled Under foot, I love that song.

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ALS getting much deserved love.

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ALS getting much deserved love.

It's just an incredible song. Probably my favorite of the Zep songs that rarely got radio play, along with In the Light, which I also love.

ETA- I amended "never" to rarely, because I have heard this on special LZ shows in the past- but due to length it was never on any regular rotation that I'm aware of.

Edited by timschochet

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This one is going to be tougher. People could have picked the top 2 from the Stones from the start. I don't think I want to guess at the top 2 from Zep. Radio play would put Stairway in the top 2, but I don't think I could vote it there.

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You're probably right about Four Sticks, but Evermore's doing pretty well so far.

Yeah, Im a little bit surprised by Evermore but it definitely has its fans. If it makes it into the 16, I think it would lose in a landslide though.Biggest surprise for me so far is Achilles Last Stand is tied for 6th with 17 votes. Did not think that song was that popular or liked.The more I think about it, it bothers me that Bring It On Home and Moby Dick arent on there. Id take off Poor Tom or Ozone Baby for them in a second, same goes for Night Flight and Boogie with Stu and Physical Graffiti is my favorite album, but those 2 seem like superfluous choices here.

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Slightly surprised by the support "whole Lotta Love" and "Kashmir" are getting, though I know I shouldn't be, both great songs, Kashmir is epic. Just personal taste I guess cause Kashmir is so played out on classic rock radio. Course, so is Stairway more than any song and that never gets old for me.

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ALS getting much deserved love.

It's just an incredible song. Probably my favorite of the Zep songs that rarely got radio play, along with In the Light, which I also love.

ETA- I amended "never" to rarely, because I have heard this on special LZ shows in the past- but due to length it was never on any regular rotation that I'm aware of.

I agree, I voted for both ALS and ITL also. Seems lot of Zep fans don't like ITL

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Maybe some of you can tell us how you were exposed to Led Zeppelin. For me, KLOS in Los Angeles had a Sunday night show when I was growing up in which they would play entire albums, and LZ was often featured. Because I couldn't afford to buy music, I often recorded the albums from the radio onto cassettes. It was a cheap way of having the music. So as a young teenager I ended up with every LZ album this way. I played those cassettes to death.

My older brother was into progressive bands like Kansas, Rush, Styx, etc. and he had an electric guitar which he never used. So I picked it up and tried to play along with Zep, and I was TERRIBLE. However, a friend of mine down the street had a set of drums in his garage, and pretty soon we were trying to cover LZ songs. It was pretty awful, but we had dreams we were going to be a band. We used to spend hours in his garage. But the "band" soon faded away, because my friend's sister gave us some pot, and we discovered it was more fun just to get stoned and listen to LZ than to try and play with it. And that's how I wasted away the summer of my 15th year...

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You're probably right about Four Sticks, but Evermore's doing pretty well so far.

Battle of Evermore is a top 5 candidate IMOTough poll...evidence of how great they truly were.

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Their best song may not even make it into the tournament.

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So hard to choose. Probably my favorite band by a tiny bit over Pearl Jam. Love to see Hey, Hey What Can I Do get some love.

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They are my favorite band. It's very hard to choose, the quality of their catalog is so amazing. Went with these 20:

Babe I'm Gonna Leave You

Dazed and Confused

Whole Lotta Love

What Is and What Never Should Be

Immigrant Song

Since I've Been Loving You

Stairway to Heaven

Going to California

When the Levee Breaks

The Rain Song

Over the Hills and Far Away

No Quarter

The Ocean

Houses of the Holy

Trampled Under Foot

Kashmir

In the Light

Down by the Seaside

Achilles Last Stand

I'm Gonna Crawl

Edited by Just Win Baby

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Interesting diversity of voting. As of this point, 52 members have cast votes, and only one song (Kashmir, 33 votes) has 30+ votes.

As of right now, 14 songs have 20 or more votes, but there are another several songs within a few votes. It's going to be close for the songs near the bottom of the 16. How are you going to break ties, Tim?

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Interesting diversity of voting. As of this point, 52 members have cast votes, and only one song (Kashmir, 33 votes) has 30+ votes.As of right now, 14 songs have 20 or more votes, but there are another several songs within a few votes. It's going to be close for the songs near the bottom of the 16. How are you going to break ties, Tim?

This will run through Monday night, and I think we'll see some separation. If there are still ties, we'll have some separate polls, but I doubt it wlll be necessary.

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Left off 3 of my favorites - How Many More Times, Out on the Tiles, and Bron-Y-Aur Stomp.

But that speaks to the depth of the catalog I guess... somebody liked almost every Led Zeppelin song.

Notable omissions. Too bad.

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Their best song may not even make it into the tournament.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTpx7ocKVPg

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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I've never heard a Led Zeppelin song I didn't like. Oh, and I've heard them all.

The voting above doesn't surprise me at all.

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Left off 3 of my favorites - How Many More Times, Out on the Tiles, and Bron-Y-Aur Stomp.But that speaks to the depth of the catalog I guess... somebody liked almost every Led Zeppelin song.

I was going to whine about the exclusion of How Many More Times too. Absolutely awesome song, one of their heaviest finishing off their amazing debut album.

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Nice poll. I made several selections, but want to add one write-in vote for "Moby Dick"

Timmy left this one out? What's wrong with him? :angry:

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Edited by Rohn Jambo

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Very good poll options. The only head scratcher was the absence of "Bring It On Home". Is "Baby Come On Home" the poor man's proxy for this classic?

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Slightly surprised by the support "whole Lotta Love" and "Kashmir" are getting, though I know I shouldn't be, both great songs, Kashmir is epic. Just personal taste I guess cause Kashmir is so played out on classic rock radio. Course, so is Stairway more than any song and that never gets old for me.

Kashmir is my clear #1 but the overplayed label is going to hurt it. Zep is one of those bands where just talking about one song is hard. Full albums are easier to debate, and Moby Dick needs a lot of love here.

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Wow what a freakin catalog.

I hope Tangerine gets some love.

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Very good poll options. The only head scratcher was the absence of "Bring It On Home". Is "Baby Come On Home" the poor man's proxy for this classic?

Agreed, that's my favorite song not listed and dont see how it isnt there considering some of the other options (most of them have less than 5 votes right now). Never heard of Baby Come On Home before, so listened to it today. There is no relation between the song's. I thought BCOM was pretty good, but if I didnt know it was Zeppelin I probably would never have guessed it. Might be the most straightforward radio pop-rock song in their catalog.

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Led Zeppelin is so good that Heartbreaker is currently outside the top 20.

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In My Time of Dying starting to get some votes. Probably my favorite but it's close with 2 others from that same album, In the Light and Ten years Gone.

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