If any band can be credited with single-handedly shaping rock 'n' roll during the '70s, it's Led Zeppelin.

Originally coming together under the name the New Yardbirds in the late '60s, guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham blazed a dizzying path to world-conquering stardom and held on to their championship belt throughout the '70s.

The British quartet released nine, mostly irreproachable, albums during its lifetime, qualified by remarkable daring and vision, seemingly bottomless stores of imagination and the occasional blast of devastating bombast. All of which bound Zeppelin’s career with an aesthetic thread that – in tandem with the band’s incomparably intense concerts – made them the defining hard-rock band of the ‘70s, if not all time.

So with that in mind, let’s dig into Led Zeppelin's catalog and choose our favorite songs from each of their hit studio albums. Ready? Let's do this.