The Best Led Zeppelin Love Songs
Led Zeppelin in 1968 - Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
There were no bands at the time that could compete with Led Zeppelin. They were more than just another classic rock band because of the powerful blues, aural experiments, soft acoustic tunes, and dips into folk they included in their repertoire. Despite them being heavily associated with heavy rock and crossing the line of metal rock, they also managed to pen several incredible love songs throughout their career. You can check out the best of them below.
“All of My Love” – In Through the Out Door (1979)
Bassist John Paul Jones used a synthesizer to write most of In Through The Out Door’s songs and the results lacked the band’s signature electric blues sound. One of the greatest instances of the way he steered the band is “All of My Love,” which Page found to be jarring. The song was written by singer Robert Plant about his child who passed away abruptly in 1977.
“Whole Lotta Love” – Led Zeppelin II (1969)
It’s no big deal that Led Zeppelin has the finest love song ever. There’s a little bit of everything on Led Zeppelin II’s opening track, from Page’s primitive blues riff to Plant’s best vocal work and some masterful studio experimentation. Because of the song’s popularity, Atlantic Records released a shortened version of “Whole Lotta Love” as a single. Page was dismayed by how much acoustic exploration was eliminated, But, Led Zeppelin’s original, extended rendition of the song made it to radio playlists for the first time in 1997.
“Since I’ve Been Loving You” – Led Zeppelin III (1970)
“Since I’ve Been Loving You” was the most challenging song to record because the band had already performed it live before recording an album, but they wanted to create something fresh out of a traditional blues tune. After giving the song a few good whacks, the band got the take they were looking for, with some of Plant’s finest vocal performance, John Bonham’s intense drumming at the crucial moments, and Jones playing keyboard with his hands and bass with foot pedals. Not to mention Page, who played his finest guitar solo outside of “Stairway to Heaven” on this track.
“Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)” – Led Zeppelin II (1969)
Perhaps the fact that “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)” has never been performed at a Led Zeppelin performance is due to guitarist Jimmy Page’s distaste for the song. Despite its simplicity as a blues-based theme, the primary riff of “Living Loving Maid” is incredibly memorable. It’s a starting point for aspiring guitarists who, if only for a little time, want to feel like they’re the legendary guitarist.