Saying that the guys in Led Zeppelin occasionally had sex on their minds would be perhaps the biggest understatement of the 20th century. Although they could also be found singing about love or heartbreak, it was the group's primal needs that most often made themselves known via their songs. So let's talk about lemons, rain, baked goods, automobiles (and of course, women) with our list of the Top 10 Led Zeppelin Sex Songs!
'The Wanton Song’ From ‘Physical Graffiti’ (1975)
Our first Led Zeppelin sex song is a bit more subtle than many of the tracks we'll visit later on this list. Still, Robert Plant's sexual tension runs high amid the song’s driving guitar riff and drumbeat, and there's little room for interpretation left in lyrics such as “Silent woman in the night, you came / Took my seed from my shaking frame…”
'The Rain Song'From: ‘Houses of the Holy’ (1973)
‘The Rain Song’ is probably one of Zeppelin's more tender sexual songs. The majestic, slowly-evolving and string-infused track finds Plant inspired in a most poetic manner: “This is the springtime of my loving / The second season I am to know. You are the sunlight in my growing / So little warmth I’ve felt before”
'Sick Again'From: ‘Physical Graffiti’ (1975)
The vibe running through ‘Sick Again’ is slightly more sinister in nature. Starting with the lines “From the window of your rented limousine / I saw your pretty blue eyes / One day soon you’re gonna reach sixteen / painted lady in the city of lies,” our narrator’s fantasies of the pleasures of the flesh are perhaps a little on the young side of the fence.
'Trampled Underfoot'From: ‘Physical Graffiti’ (1975)
In a song that is absolutely packed with innuendos, ‘Tramped Underfoot' features Plant in the role of a highly experienced automotive technician. He's determined to do a good job and give his customer her money's worth, too, offering “Come to me for service every hundred miles. Baby, let me check your points, fix your overdrive.”
'You Shook Me'From: 'Led Zeppelin' (1969)
What this gem of a Led Zeppelin sex song from their debut record lacks in lyrical diversity, it more than makes up for in innuendos. Based around a simple refrain of “You know you shook me / You shook me all night long,” it shows that sometimes the strongest messages are said with the fewest words.
'Custard Pie'From: 'Physical Graffiti' (1975)
Led Zeppelin may have been getting (a bit) older by the time that their sixth album hit stores but their libidos were as rampant as ever, as evidenced here on these dessert-themed lyrics. “Your custard pie, yeah, sweet and nice / When you cut it, mama, save me a slice.” Simple enough words that hold many double entendres, leaving the listener much to the imagination.
'Candy Store Rock'From: 'Presence' (1976)
The candy store featured in this rocker from one of Led Zeppelin’s most under-appreciated records is no place for kids. With a refrain of “Oh baby baby…” running throughout the song, Plant’s words -- “I got a sweet tooth when my mouth is full of you / I like your honey and it sure likes me / I got my spoon inside your jar” -- leave little question as to his motives.
'The Lemon Song'From: 'II' (1969)
Some might argue that this one might have been better placed on our list of the group's heartbreak songs. But one famous line lands it squarely on the Led Zeppelin sex songs list. “Squeeze me baby, till the juice runs down my leg / The way you squeeze my lemon, I’m gonna fall right out of bed.” For those slow on the uptake, rest assured that no actual lemons were harmed in the making of this song.
'Black Dog'From: 'IV' (1971)
This legendary song starts Led Zeppelin’s fourth record with promises to “make you sweat” and “make you groove” while insisting “…When you walk that way / Watch your honey drip, can’t keep away.” By the end of the track, Plant is singing a somewhat different tune after discovering his woman is mainly after his money. Still, the guitar riff on this track alone speaks volumes more than any words could do.
'Whole Lotta Love'From: 'II' (1969)
From the opening lines that say “You need coolin’ / Baby I’m not foolin’” to “Way down inside honey you need it” to the oh-it's-so-obvious-what's-happening mid-song breakdown, it doesn’t take a genius to get the gist of what Plant is saying with this track. Really, could he be any more blunt than promising “I’m gonna give you every inch of my love”?
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