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.