500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Led Zeppelin, 'Black Dog'
Writers: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones
Released: Nov. '71, Atlantic
12 weeks; No. 15
A dog meandering the grounds outside Zeppelin’s studio in rural England inspired the title, but the subject was honey-dripping sex. "Things like 'Black Dog' are blatant let’s-do-it-in-the-bath-type things," Plant said, "but they make their point."
Appears on: Led Zeppelin IV (Atlantic)