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
1972
15
Year
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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