Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones celebrates his birthday today (January 3), and while Jimmy Page and Robert Plant get a lot of attention for writing Zeppelin’s biggest hits, Jones has his share of songwriting credits on many fan favorites. In honor of his birthday, we look at five of the best Zeppelin songs co-written by Jones.
5. “Trampled Under Foot”
One of the best grooves Zeppelin ever produced.
4. “Black Dog”
What a great track to kick off Led Zeppelin IV!
Live at Madison Square Garden.
3. “Rock and Roll”
Some songs build up to the chorus, and some blast off one the first note. “Rock and Roll” is the latter.
Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll Composers: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham Album: Led Zeppelin IV Release Date: November 8th 1971 Lyrics: It's been a long time since I rock and rolled, It's been a long time since I did the Stroll.
2. “Good Times Bad Times”
Zeppelin sure did know how to kick off an album, didn’t they?
Copyright held by Atlantic Records. Lyrics: In the days of my youth, I was told what it means to be a man, Now I've reached that age, I've tried to do all those things the best I can. No matter how I try, I find my way into the same old jam.
1. “Whole Lotta Love”
C’mon…could any other song be number one?
Whole Lotta Love is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin. It is featured as the opening track on the band's second album, Led Zeppelin II.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. True story.