Big Log

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"Big Log"
Robert Plant - Big Log.jpg
Single by Robert Plant
from the album The Principle of Moments
B-side "Messin' with the Mekon" (UK)
"Far Post" (US)
Released July 1983
Recorded 1983 at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales
Length 5:03
  • Robert Plant
  • Benji LeFevre
  • Pat Moran
Robert Plant singles chronology
"Pledge Pin"
"Big Log"
"In the Mood"
The Principle of Moments track listing
"Stranger Here... Than Over There"
"Big Log"

"Big Log" is a song by English recording artist Robert Plant from his second solo studio album, The Principle of Moments (1983). It was the first single from the album and became his first Top 40 solo hit, peaking at No. 11 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song also reached No. 6 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart.

Bassist Viktor Krauss recorded a cover of "Big Log" on his 2004 album Far From Enough. Krauss' sister Alison, who would record the album Raising Sand with Plant three years later, sang lead vocals on the track.

The song is featured in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V on the in-game radio station Los Santos Rock Radio.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was filmed on location in various areas around California and Nevada, including the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel in Death Valley Junction, California, the Calico Ghost Town in California, the Glass Pool Inn in Las Vegas, and in Crystal, Nye County, Nevada.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK 7" Single

A: "Big Log" (Plant, Blunt, Woodroffe) – 5:03
B: "Messin' with the Mekon" (Plant, Blunt, Paul Martinez) – 4:40

  • US 7" Single

A: "Big Log" (Plant, Blunt, Woodroffe) – 5:03
B: "Far Post" (Plant, Blunt, Woodroffe) – 4:44

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 23
Belgian Singles Chart[3] 5
Dutch Top 40[4] 5
New Zealand Singles Chart[5] 7
UK Singles Chart[6] 11
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 20


  1. ^ Kurp, Josh (2013-10-03). "Here's Every Single Song In 'Grand Theft Auto V'". Uproxx. 
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Belgian charts portal". Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch charts portal". Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "ChartArchive - The Chart Archive". Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Robert Plant - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 

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