Led Zeppelin discography

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Led Zeppelin discography

Robert Plant with Jimmy Page during a 1977 concert in Chicago
Releases
Studio albums 9
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 4
Singles 15
Video albums 3
Box sets 4
Charted songs 3
Music downloads 7

The following is the discography of the English rock band Led Zeppelin. Formed in London in 1968, the group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bass player John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band pioneered the concept of album-oriented rock and often refused to release popular songs as singles.[1] Their debut album, Led Zeppelin (1969), released by Atlantic Records, charted at number six on the UK Albums Chart and at number ten on the United States Billboard 200. It received several sales certifications, including an 8 times multi-platinum from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Diamond from the Music Canada. Led Zeppelin's second studio album, Led Zeppelin II, recorded when the band were on tour, was released a few months after the first. It reached number one in several countries, including the UK and the US, where it was certified 12 times multi-platinum. The album produced Led Zeppelin's most successful single, "Whole Lotta Love", which peaked at several music charts in the top 10. Led Zeppelin III (1970) was a softer, more folk-based effort compared to the hard rock of the band's previous releases.[2] It also peaked at number one in the UK and in the US.

Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album, often called Led Zeppelin IV and released on 8 November 1971, is their most commercially successful album. It received a 23 times multi-platinum certification from RIAA, the third-highest of all albums.[3] The band's fifth album, Houses of the Holy, was released in 1973. Again a transatlantic chart-topper, it has received an 11 times multi-platinum certification from RIAA. In 1974, the band set up their own vanity label, Swan Song Records, which would release the rest of Led Zeppelin's studio albums. The first was the 1975 double album Physical Graffiti, which has received a 16 times platinum certification from RIAA. However, Zeppelin's seventh album, Presence (1976), did not perform as well as their previous releases, receiving a triple Platinum certification from RIAA. On 20 October 1976 Led Zeppelin released their first concert film The Song Remains the Same. The recording of the film took place during three nights of concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City, during the band's 1973 concert tour of the United States.[4] The band's eighth album, In Through the Out Door, received a sextuple platinum certification. This was the last album released by the band before Bonham died of alcohol intoxication in 1980; Led Zeppelin disbanded immediately afterwards.[5]

In 1982 Led Zeppelin released the album Coda, a compilation of outtakes from the band's previous recordings, but still considered to be a studio album. Since their break-up, the band have released numerous compilation and live albums from older concerts, including How the West Was Won, which peaked at number one on the Billboard charts, and the compilation album Mothership, which produced seven music downloads and was released on the same day Led Zeppelin's entire catalog became available in digital stores, including in the iTunes Store.[6] "Stairway to Heaven", which had never been released as an official single before, was one of these songs released in digital stores.[7] The band has sold over 300 million albums worldwide,[8] including 111.5 million certified units in the United States.[9]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[10]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[12]
CAN
[13]
FRA
[14]
GER
[15]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
NOR
[18]
US
[19]
Led Zeppelin
  • Released: 12 January 1969 (USA)
  • Released: 31 March 1969 (UK)
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
6 9 11 19 32 16 10 7+
Led Zeppelin II
  • Released: 22 October 1969
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
1 1 1 3 1 1 2 1

9+

Led Zeppelin III
  • Released: 5 October 1970
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
1 1 1 4 3 3 3 1 10+
Led Zeppelin IV[nb 1]
  • Released: 8 November 1971
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
1 2 1 2 9 7 34 3 2
  • ARIA: 9× Platinum[34]
  • BPI: 6× Platinum[21]
  • BVMI: 3× Gold[29]
  • CRIA: 2× Diamond[22]
  • IFPI SWI: 2x Platinum[23]
  • NVPI: Platinum[24]
  • RIAA: 23× Platinum[25]
  • SNEP: 2× Platinum[26]
  • PROMUSICAE: Platinum[27]
Houses of the Holy
  • Released: 28 March 1973
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
1 1 3 1 3 8 3 4 1
Physical Graffiti
  • Released: 24 February 1975
  • Label: Swan Song
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
1 2 2 1 2 17 7 3 4 1
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[34]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[21]
  • BVMI: Gold[29]
  • RIAA: 16× Platinum[25]
  • SNEP: Gold[26]
Presence
  • Released: 31 March 1976
  • Label: Swan Song
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
1 4 16 5 27 5 8 4 1
  • BPI: Platinum[21]
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[25]
In Through the Out Door
  • Released: 15 August 1979
  • Label: Swan Song
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
1 3 20 1 7 28 20 1 14 1
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[28]
  • BPI: Platinum[21]
  • RIAA: 6× Platinum[25]
Coda[nb 2]
  • Released: 19 November 1982
  • Label: Swan Song
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
4 9 3 17 43 7 18 6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

+ denotes the 2014 reissue's peak

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[10]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[12]
CAN
[13]
FRA
[14]
GER
[15]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
NOR
[18]
US
[19]
The Song Remains the Same
  • Released: 22 October 1976
  • Label: Swan Song
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
1 8 8 6 19 6 21 2
BBC Sessions
  • Released: 11 November 1997
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
23 60 30 38 26 36 12
  • BPI: Silver[21]
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[25]
How the West Was Won
  • Released: 27 May 2003
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD, DVD-A
5 10 17 1 11 15 47 13 10 1
Celebration Day[nb 3]
  • Released: 19 November 2012
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD, DVD, Blu-ray, LP
4 3 3 4 9 1 2 1 2 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[10]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[12]
CAN
[13]
FRA
[14]
GER
[15]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
NOR
[18]
US
[19]
Led Zeppelin Remasters
  • Released: 15 October 1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
10 1 19 46 3 13 33 3 8 47
  • ARIA: 10× Platinum[28]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[21]
  • BVMI: Platinum[29]
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[30]
  • IFPI NOR: Gold [40]
  • IFPI SWI: Gold[23]
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[25]
  • PROMUSICAE: Platinum[41]
Early Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume One'[nb 4]
  • Released: 24 February 1999
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
55 23 71 71
Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume Two[nb 5]
  • Released: 21 March 2000
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
40 71 81
Mothership
  • Released: 12 November 2007
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD, LP
4 8 4 7 6 4 15 1 1 7
  • ARIA: Platinum[42]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[21]
  • BVMI: 3× Gold[29]
  • CRIA: 3× Platinum[22]
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[30]
  • IFPI SWI: Gold[23]
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[25]
  • SNEP: Gold[26]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Box sets[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[10]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[12]
CAN
[13]
FRA
[14]
GER
[15]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
NOR
[18]
US
[19]
Led Zeppelin Boxed Set
  • Released: 7 September 1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CS, CD, LP
48 46 16 18
Led Zeppelin Boxed Set 2
  • Released: 21 September 1993
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD
56 67 48 87
The Complete Studio Recordings
  • Released: 24 September 1993
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[25]
  • SNEP: Platinum[26]
Definitive Collection
  • Released: 4 November 2008
  • Label: Atlantic/Rhino
  • Format: CD

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected certifications
Title Album details Certifications
The Song Remains the Same'[nb 6]
  • Released: 20 October 1976
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Format: VHS, DVD, Blu-ray
Led Zeppelin DVD
  • Released: 26 May 2003
  • Studio: Atlantic
  • Format: DVD
Celebration Day
  • Released: 19 November 2012
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[25]

Singles[edit]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[10][44]
AUS
[45]
AUT
[12]
CAN
[46]
GER
[15]
NLD
[16]
CH
[47]
US
[19]
US Main
[19]
1969 "Good Times Bad Times" b/w
"Communication Breakdown"
64 17 80 Led Zeppelin
"Whole Lotta Love" b/w
"Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)"

1
3
4
1
5
5
4
65

Led Zeppelin II
1970 "Immigrant Song" b/w
"Hey Hey What Can I Do"
16 13 4 6 9 4 16 Led Zeppelin III
1971 "Black Dog" b/w
"Misty Mountain Hop"
9 11 22 20 6 15 Led Zeppelin IV
1972 "Rock and Roll" b/w
"Four Sticks"
51 38 13 47
1973 "Over the Hills and Far Away" b/w
"Dancing Days"
63 51 Houses of the Holy
"D'yer Mak'er" b/w
"The Crunge"
24 20
"The Ocean" 8
1975 "Trampled Under Foot" b/w
"Black Country Woman"
60 41 38 Physical Graffiti
1976 "Candy Store Rock" b/w
"Royal Orleans"
Presence
1979 "Fool in the Rain" b/w
"Hot Dog"
12 21 In Through the Out Door
1990 "Travelling Riverside Blues" 57 7 Boxed Set
1993 "Baby Come On Home" 66 4 Boxed Set 2
1997 "Whole Lotta Love" (UK re-release) 21[44] 52 BBC Sessions
"The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair" 49 4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Charted songs[edit]

List of charted songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Main
[19]
"Darlene" 1982 4 Coda
"Ozone Baby" 14
"Poor Tom" 18
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Music downloads[edit]

List of music downloads, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[10][44]
CAN
[46]
GER
[15]
CH
[47]
US Digital
[19]
"Whole Lotta Love" 2007 64 49 Mothership
"Immigrant Song" 109[48] 54 71
"Black Dog" 119[48] 59 66
"Stairway to Heaven" 37[44] 17 15 17 30
"Kashmir" 80[49] 33 64 42
"Ramble On" 66
"Fool in the Rain" 69
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The fourth Led Zeppelin album was untitled and is generally known as Led Zeppelin IV. It is also referred to as Four Symbols,[32] Runes,[32] Untitled[33] and Zoso.[33]
  2. ^ The liner notes for the Led Zeppelin Boxed Set 2 and the label attached to The Complete Studio Recordings boxed set categorise Coda as a studio album.
  3. ^ Celebration Day was released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray on 19 November 2012. The vinyl edition was released on 12 February 2013.
  4. ^ A 2CD set Early Days and Latter Days, was released in 2002, it peaked at #11 in the UK and was certified platinum by BPI. The album also peaked at #114 in the US and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
  5. ^ A 2CD set Early Days and Latter Days, was released in 2002, it peaked at #11 in the UK and was certified platinum by BPI. The album also peaked at #114 in the US and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
  6. ^ The Song Remains the Same was first released on VHS on 20 October 1976. It was issued on DVD on 21 December 1999 and an expanded edition was reissued on DVD and Blu-ray on 20 November 2007.

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