Black Dog
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin 1971 Zeppelin IV LP
Hey, hey, mama
Said, the way you move
Gonna make you sweat
Gonna make you groove
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972
  • from the album Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
  • written by John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  • bassist John Paul Jones was responsible for the 5/4 riff in the song ~ "I wanted to try an electric blues with a rolling bass part. But it couldn't be too simple. I wanted it to turn back on itself. I showed it to the guys, and we fell into it. We struggled with the turn-around, until [John] Bonham figured out that you just four-time as if there's no turn-around. That was the secret."
  • produced by Jimmy Page
  • recorded at Headley Grange, Headley, England
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