The Top 5 Songs Robert Plant Picked As His Favorites

The Top 5 Songs Robert Plant Picked As His Favorites

With his powerful voice, charismatic stance that fascinates and unique style, Robert Plant is one of the greatest rock icons ever. Most rock and roll listeners clearly agree that he is still the most influential musician in the music scene. But, what are the greatest musician’s favorite songs of all time?

Officially beginning playing music back in 1965, Robert Plant gained international fame as a member of Led Zeppelin. Joining Jimmy Page and his fold back in 1968, the singer contributed to the band’s eight studio albums in total throughout his stint with Zeppelin. Helping the band to reach its global success in the music industry, Plant left the band after they broke up following the passing of the band’s legend John Bonham.

After he left Zeppelin, Robert Plant continued making music in rock, as well as collaborating with a few great rockers. During his ongoing solo career, the singer released eleven solo studio albums in total. When Plant‘s debut album was 1982-released Pictures at Eleven, the most recent album released by him was Carry Fire, which was released in 2017. Focusing on his collaborations, Plant worked with Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, and Alison Krauss.

Anyway, over the years, Robert Plant revealed some of his favorite songs from different legendary musicians. Let’s look at what they were.

The 5 Songs Robert Plant Picked As His Favorites

5. Faith No More – Introduce Yourself


Faith No More‘s Introduce Yourself was one of the songs that Robert Plant named some of his favorites in the past.

Released as the title track of the band’s second studio album, Introduce Yourself was released on April 23, 1987. The album consisted of 10 tracks in total and was chosen Albums of the Year in the UK in 1987.

In the production of the album, there were great names worked on it. When the album’s producers were Steve Berlin and Matt Wallace, who also appeared as an engineer, the album was mastered by John Golden. Furthermore, the album’s artwork belonged to Jeff Price and Bob Biggs.

4. Robert Johnson – Travelling Riverside Blues

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The list also featured Travelling Riverside Blues recorded by the American blues legend Robert Johnson, who is considered one of the pioneers of blues music.

Born on May 8, 1911, Johnson passed away on August 16, 1938. Started his musical career in 1929, and the musician changed the way of blues until 1938. Although he had a short stint in music, the musician made music that goes along the generations.


Focusing on the song, Robert Johnson hadn’t released it while he was making music during his career. Released on the 1961 Johnson compilation album King of the Delta Blues Singers, it was recorded during the musician’s last recording session in Dallas, Texas.

3. Ray Charles – What I’d Say


During his youth, Robert Plant followed some of Ray Charles‘ steps to become a legendary musician, as he picked Charles as his vocal idol. In the list of his favorite songs, the musician also took place Ray Charles‘s classic, What I’d Say.

What I’d Say was the hit song by Ray Charles released in 1959. Pioneered the soul music genre, the musician gained huge success with the release of the track-titled album, What I’d Say, which also marked his sixth studio album.

The album consisted of 10 songs in total, with over 30-min listening time. Getting received 3 out of 5 stars from AllMusic, the album featured some of the musician’s hit songs, such as Jumpin’ in the Mornin, Rockhouse, and My Bonnie.

2. Elvis Presley – A Big Hunk O’Love

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Elvis Presley was one of those musicians Robert Plant respected during his career, as he added A Big Hunk O’Love to the list of his favorite songs.

Appearing on the 1959 compilation album 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong, the song was released as a single on June 23, 1959. After the song was unleashed by Presley, it received positive reviews by people and topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks.


In the past, Robert Plant recalled the time he first met with Presley. He mentioned his golden moment with him: “When I met Elvis with Zeppelin, after one of his concerts in the early Seventies, I sized him up. He wasn’t quite as tall as me. But he had a singer’s build. He had a good chest — that resonator. And he was driven,” the singer said.

“So when we were leaving, after a most illuminating and funny 90 minutes with the guy, I was walking down the corridor. He swung ’round the door frame, looking quite pleased with himself, and started singing that song: ‘Treat me like a fool…’ I turned around and did Elvis right back at him. We stood there, singing to each other.”

1. Led Zeppelin – Kashmir


The list also featured a song named Kashmir that was released by Led Zeppelin, which was Robert Plant‘s formed band.

The song was the masterpiece of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham. Included on the band’s sixth studio album released in 1975, named Physical Graffiti, the song has been considered one of the two epic Zeppelin songs.

In the past, there were words Robert Plant told about Kashmir. It easily seemed that the song was the greatest song of the album according to Plant, as he said: “I wish we were remembered for Kashmir more than Stairway To Heaven.”

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