Top 10 John Paul Jones Led Zeppelin Songs
This list of the Top 10 John Paul Jones Led Zeppelin Songs serves as a quick reminder of how important the songwriting and performance skills of the foursome’s least assuming showman were to the group’s success. The fact that singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page were far more likely to strike rock star poses while working their share of the band’s magic earned them the lion’s share of the headlines and press photos. Lord knows it must have been impossible to compete with drummer and general madman John Bonham for whatever attention was left behind. So as you’ll see, Jones made himself heard and felt in a variety of other ways, becoming ever more important to the group’s sound as they expanded their horizons and range in later years.
'All My Love'
Since Jimmy Page and John Bonham were both struggling mightily with substance abuse problems, Jones and Plant were left to fend for themselves quite often during the making of Led Zeppelin's last studio album. Accordingly, 'All My Love,' a touching tribute to the singer's recently deceased son Karac, is dominated musically by keyboards instead of guitar. Jones' lovely synthesizer solo at 2:33 -- and the majestic instrumental sections that lead in and out of it -- help make this song soar when it easily could have dissipated into thin air.
'How Many More Times?'
'Fool in the Rain'
'In the Light'
'Trampled Under Foot'
'The Rain Song'
Jones co-wrote this moody, glacially paced song, and his bubbling electric piano gives it a haunting, mysterious and borderline psychedelic quality. It quickly became a fan favorite and an extended in-concert showcase for Jones' keyboard skills, as well as for his love of classical and jazz music; he'd frequently slip parts of his favorite compositions into his lengthy solos.