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READING, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: John Paul Jones joins Seasick Steve as he performs live on the Main Stage during day two of Reading Festival 2011 on August 27, 2011 in Reading, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

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.

Trampled Under Foot

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Trampled Under Foot · Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti ℗ 1975 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.


4. “Black Dog”

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

Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (Live Video)

Watch this live version of "Black Dog" performed by Led Zeppelin, the greatest rock band of all time! The song's title is a reference to a nameless black labrador retriever that wandered around the Headley Grange studios during recording.


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 HQ

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, even on their debut!

Led Zeppelin - "Good Times Bad Times / Communication Breakdown Live in Paris, 1969"

Listen to "Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown (Live in Paris, 1969)" taken from the Companion Audio Disc for Led Zeppelin (Deluxe Edition) Pre-order now:



1. “Whole Lotta Love”

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

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love (HQ)

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 rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.