My Top 50 Favorite Songs: 27

27. "When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin
My favorite song by one of the greatest rock bands in history. This song has one of my favorite drum beats ever. The lyrics are traditional, but Plant makes them his own (ever listen to anyone else do this song in an un-Plant-like way? It doesn't sound right, does it?), and Page's guitar work (and that sound and tone he gets) is outstanding. It's one of the few songs by the band that no matter how overplayed or overhyped Zeppelin gets, no one ever hates or gets tired of or says anything negative about.


  1. Both of our favorite Zep songs come from ZoZo, IV, Runes, whatever you want to call it, but "Going To California" and "Levee" are two songs that are forgotten about in that sea of Black Dogs, Rock and Roll and Stairways to the afterlife. Glad to see we're still cool!!!

  2. "Going to California" is excellent!