Is there a Led Zeppelin song that doesn’t feature a fantastic drum part by John Bonham? That's why making a list of the Top 10 John Bonham Drum Songs is such a challenge: You can make a case for almost every track in the Zep catalog. That’s just the way it goes when you’re the greatest drummer in rock history. Although Bonzo left the world too soon
'Ramble On' was the standout track of side two of 'Led Zeppelin II,' perched perfectly between 'Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)' and 'Moby Dick.' The track, which is No. 7 on our list of the Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs, was a study in musical style shifts, moving from the contemplative, almost jazzy verses Robert Plant provided into the hard-hitting chorus where the full band kicked in with force and Plant's powerful voice was on display.
Like 'Free Bird' or 'Iron Man' or 'You Really Got Me,' Led Zeppelin's riff-tastic anthem 'Stairway to Heaven,' No. 3 on our countdown of the Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs, is so ingrained in the DNA of rock music that, ironically, it's often overlooked. We've heard these songs so many times in so many formats for so many years, they've become cliches and punchlines -- the kind of song you yell out for during a crappy band's encore when you're trying to snag a cheap laugh. 'Stairway to Heaven' isn't just a great rock song; it's the great rock song -- it can't be over-played if it deserves to be.