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Led Zeppelin bassist 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”

Following the more mellow, acoustic Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV brought a return to hard rock form and kicks off with this bold statement track.

 


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.

 

 

2. “Good Times Bad Times”

Zeppelin sure did know how to kick off an album, even on their debut!

 

 

1. “Whole Lotta Love”

C’mon…could any other song be number one?

 

Led Zeppelin: All 92 Songs Ranked

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.