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Rank Opening and Closing Zeppelin Tracks

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How would you rank the opening and closing tracks of the Zeppelin studio albums?

For me, openers go:

1. Whole Lotta Love

2. The Song Remains The Same

3. Achilles Last Stand

4. Black Dog

5. Custard Pie

6. Good Times Bad Times

7. Immigrant Song

8. In The Evening

Closers:

1. The Ocean

2. When The Levee Breaks

3. How Many More Times

4. Bring It On Home

5. Sick Again

6. I'm Gonna Crawl

7. Tea For One

8. Hats Off To (Roy) Harper

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I'm not going to rank all of them, but top three from each.

Opener:

1. Achilles Last Stand

2. The Song Remains The Same

3. Immigrant Song

Closer:

1. When The Levee Breaks

2. How Many More Times

3. The Ocean

Not a bad topics and these will all be different.

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Openers:

1. Achilles Last Stand

2. Whole Lotta Love

3. The Song Remains The Same

4. Good Times Bad Times

5. Black Dog

6. Immigrant Song

7. In The Evening

8. Custard Pie

Closers:

1. How Many More Times

2. The Ocean

3. Sick Again

4. Bring It On Home

5. When The Levee Breaks

6. Tea For One

7. I'm Gonna Crawl

8,000,000,000,000. Hats Off To (Roy) Harper (W(TF) were they thinking? I replaced this song (with Hey Hey What Can I Do) on my iPod. It's one of (only) two Zeppelin songs that I don't like.) ()

Edited by MMAharaja

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Openers:

1. Achilles Last Stand

2. Whole Lotta Love

3. The Song Remains The Same

4. Good Times Bad Times

5. Black Dog

6. Immigrant Song

7. In The Evening

8. Custard Pie

Closers:

1. How Many More Times

2. The Ocean

3. Sick Again

4. Bring It On Home

5. When The Levee Breaks

6. Tea For One

7. I'm Gonna Crawl

8,000,000,000,000. Hats Off To (Roy) Harper (W(TF) were they thinking? I replaced this song (with Hey Hey What Can I Do) on my iPod. It's one of (only) two Zeppelin songs that I don't like.) ()

What's the other one you replaced? Just curious!

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What's the other one you replaced? Just curious!

Hot Dog.

I hate that song. I didn't replace it with anything though.

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Openers

1. In The Evening

2. Achilles Last Stand

3. Good Times Bad Times

4. Whole Lotta Love

5. Immigrant Song

6. The Song Remains The Same

7. Black Dog

8. Custard Pie

Closers

1. When The Levee Breaks

2. Tea For One

3. I'm Gonna Crawl

4. The Ocean

5. Sick Again

6. Bring It On Home

7. How Many More Times

8. Hats Off To Roy Harper

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Hot Dog.

I hate that song. I didn't replace it with anything though.

I hate Hot Dog too, but I kept it on my ipod so I could listen to ITTOD in its entirety; I'm kind of picky when it comes to that kind of stuff.

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I hate Hot Dog too, but I kept it on my ipod so I could listen to ITTOD in its entirety; I'm kind of picky when it comes to that kind of stuff.

I completely understand. The problem with Hats Off is that it's at the end of one of my favorite albums, and it always used to leave a bad taste in my mouth. With Hot Dog being in the middle, it's easier to forget.

But still, that's only two songs out of about 80-something that I have, which is pretty damn incredible.

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I'm not going to go through every album but:

Opening with "Good Times Bad Times" & closing with "How Many More Times" with their debut album may just be the greatest bookends of any album ever, & opening with "In The Evening" & closing with "I'm Gonna Crawl" may be the great swansong from a truly great band ever, maybe outside of "Abbey Road".

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best openers:

custard pie ( such an underrated song )

good times bad times

best closer :

when the levee breaks

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Openers:

1. Achilles Last Stand

2. Immigrant Song

3. In the Evening

4. Black Dog

5. Whole Lotta Love

6. The Song Remains the Same

7. Good Times Bad Times

8. Custard Pie

Closers:

1. Bring it On Home

2. The Ocean

3. How Many More Times

4. When the Levee Breaks

5. Sick Again

6. Hats Off to Roy Harper

7. I'm Gonna Crawl

8. Tea for One

EDIT: What's wrong with Hats Off? Sure, it's not a great song but it can be appreciated in some ways. I can sort of agree with you on Hot Dog, though.

Edited by Quix

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Hot Dog.

I hate that song. I didn't replace it with anything though.

I'm quite fond of Hot Dog. Page's solo leaves a smile on my face evey time. I picture Jimmy wearing a rhinestone dragon suit with cowboy boots.

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I'm quite fond of Hot Dog. Page's solo leaves a smile on my face evey time. I picture Jimmy wearing a rhinestone dragon suit with cowboy boots.

yeah i like hot dog too, it sounds like they had fun writing and recording that song. :D and i bet they were keen to hear what people said about it when it first came out. :o i mean, it's not your typical zep sounding song ( if there is such a thing! ) :unsure:

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Top 3 openers (by a LARGE distance).

1. Whole Lotta Love.

2. Black Dog.

3. Good Times Bad Times.

Top 3 closers (by a LARGE distance).

1. When The Levee Breaks.

2. The Ocean.

3. How Many More Times/Bring It On Home (tied).

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I always thought that HHWCID should have been included on Zep III and ended the album. They way that songs end would have been perfect for the concept of that album.

I also wish W&T was the last song on ITTOD. Would have been a nice statement for the punk movement and IGC is too slow for what would technically be the last Zeppelin song on an album while they were together.

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What's up with all the custard pie hate? I've seen 3 people list it as the worst opener. Oh well I guess it's just a matter of opinion, but I really like that song

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1. Black Dog

2. Whole Lotta Love

3. Custard Pie

4. Immigrant Song

5. Good Times bad Times

6. The Song Remains The Same

7. In The Evening

8. Achilles Last stand

Closers:

1. When the Levee Breaks

2. How Many More Times

3. Bring It On Home

4. The Ocean

5. Tea For One

6. Hats Off To (Roy) Harper

7. I'm Gonna Crawl

8. Sick Again

Edited by Mr E

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What's up with all the custard pie hate? I've seen 3 people list it as the worst opener. Oh well I guess it's just a matter of opinion, but I really like that song

i know! i listed it as my fave! it is actually one of my favourite of all zep songs.

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Openers:

1. Black Dog

2. Whole Lotta Love

3. Good Times, Bad Times

4. Achilles Last Stand

5. Immigrant Song

6. Custard Pie

7. In The Evening

8. The Song Remains The Same

Closers:

1. When The Levee Breaks

2. How Many More Times

3. I'm Gonna Crawl

4. The Ocean

5. Bring It On Home

6. Tea For One

7. Sick Again

8. Hats Off To (Roy) Harper

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This is VERY tough, and very easily could be in different order on any given day ...

OPENERS:

1. Achilles Last Stand

2. Song Remains the Same

3. Immigrant Song

4. In the Evening

5. Whole Lotta Love

6. Good Times Bad Times

7. Black Dog

8. Custard Pie

CLOSERS -- THESE ARE EVEN MORE DIFFICULT TO RANK!!:

1. The Ocean

2. When the Levee Breaks

3. How Many More Times

4. Sick Again

5. I'm Gonna Crawl

6. Tea For One

7. Bring It On Home

8. Hats Off to (Roy) Harper

Edited by dpat

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I'm going to rank my top 3 opening and closing tracks

Opening Tracks

1. Achilles Last Stand

2. Immigrant Song

3. The Song Remains the Same

Closing Tracks

1. When the Levee Breaks

2. How Many More Times

3. Bring It On Home

Edited by Magic Fills the Air

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1. Achilles Last Stand

2. Immigrant Song

3. Whole Lotta Love

4. Good Times Bad Times

5. The Song Remains The Same

6. In The Evening

7. Custard Pie

8. Black Dog

that would be an amazing album. I think i might make a playlist in that order

1. I'm Gonna Crawl

2. The Ocean

3. When The Levee Breaks

4. Tea For One

5. Bring It On Home

6. How Many More Times

7. Hats Off to Harper

8. Sick Again

it was really hard to pick the top 5, the bottom 3 were easy.

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Here is my Top 3

Openers

1.Whole Lotta Love

2.Achilles Last Stand

3.Good Times Bad Times

Closers

1.How Many More Times

2.When The Levee Breaks

3.Tea For One

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This is how it currently looks.

Openers:

1. Whole Lotta Love

2. Black Dog

3. Immigrant Song

4. Good Times Bad Times

5. The Song Remains The Same

6. Achilles Last Stand

7. In The Evening

8. Custard Pie

Closers:

1. When The Levee Breaks

2. The Ocean

3. How Many More Times

4. Bring It On Home

5. Tea For One

6. I'm Gonna Crawl

7. Sick Again

8. Hats Off To (Roy) Harper

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8,000,000,000,000. Hats Off To (Roy) Harper (W(TF) were they thinking? I replaced this song (with Hey Hey What Can I Do) on my iPod. It's one of (only) two Zeppelin songs that I don't like.) ()

Led Zeppelin <===> Blues

Get the connection?

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