500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Led Zeppelin, 'Heartbreaker'
Writers: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, John Paul Jones
Released: Oct. '69, Atlantic
"Heartbreaker," like much of Led Zeppelin II, was recorded hit-and-run style on Zep’s 1969 American tour. The awesome swagger captures the debauched mood of the band’s wild early days in L.A. "Nineteen years old and never been kissed," Plant recalled in 1975. "I remember it well. It’s been a long time. Nowadays we’re more into staying in our room and reading Nietzsche."
Appears on: Led Zeppelin II (Atlantic)