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The hard truth is that there is probably 30 - 40 of their songs that are properly top ten material. Some years back I decided to make it easier on myself and allow more than ten songs into my top ten. I do the same with movies. There are probably fifteen bands that I just can't cull some of their songs out of the "Top Ten".
When it comes to songs like Kashmir, Stairway, Whole Lotta Love, et al, being of a certain age and listening to years of "Classic Rock", some of these are just played out (for me). It's unfair, but that's why it's good to have a top ten of 30 or so. I'll never forget circa 1974 at my sisters house in Pismo Beach, slipping on those headphones, and listening to Heartbreaker/Living Loving for the first time. Having older brothers and sisters, I was already blessed with The Beatles and everything else from the sixties / early seventies. But this was .... This was something else. Life changing is probably too dramatic, but Got Damn. That said, it's not often that I will select it/them for a playlist.
Similarly, when I queue Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream into Foobar, more times than not I cull Cherub Rock from the playlist, even though that was THE song that pulled me into the band. Saturday Night Live, it was the sound that I had been searching for without realizing it. So I'll drop the song from the playlist, but there's no way in hell I would categorize it anything less than "Top Ten".