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Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Stairway to Heaven
Get it on
The poetic storytelling nature of Robert Plant's lyrics combined with Jimmy Page's brilliant musical composition places "Stairway To Heaven" as the number one rock song of all time. Mr. Page's arrangement of a dramatic crescendo type development with the song passing through stages along the way lend to his (and John Paul Jones) influence by classical music. His guitar solo in this song is one of his greatest played with undeniable passion and ease. "Stairway To Heaven" is a legendary song composed and performed by the greatest rock musicians of all time, Led Zeppelin.
This is an incredible song! It's so great that it's becoming the theme song for my school's prom. Led Zeppelin is like no other classic.
I wanted to select something from Beatles or something from Radiohead, but this is the best song in Rock history. Fantastic guitar. Great vocals. Amazing lyrics.
Despite the fact that this is "Most Played Song on Radio" Stairway To Heaven. Is the greatest song in not only Heavy Metal & Hard Rock History it transcends far beyond that genre. The song didn't sell out it's heavy metal/hard rock style like Metallica did (Nothing Else Matters) to bring in newer audiences that weren't accustom to Zeppelin's pioneering Heavy Metal Sound, but it showed their progressive ideas within the bands artwork. Jimmy Page one of the first guitar heroes, along with Ritchie Blackmore, Jimmy Hendrix & Eric Clapton, had wrote one of the most iconic guitar solos of all time. Plants vocals were amazing as they were progressive. The progression of the song is what most sticks out as it schizophrenically transitions from smooth, calming folk music to extremely emotional & groundbreaking hard rock/heavy metal. Led Zeppelin the most innovative blues hard rock band who helped create along with Black Sabbath a new genre of music Heavy Metal. Led Zeppelin has created the most iconic song in the history of radio
From first notes to finished version 45 minutes. As the story goes as John Paul Jones and John Bonahm were going to the local store to grab some pints to bring back to the castle/cottage(Allister Crowley') Robert Plant & Jimmy Page were starting on a new little diddy, Robert hummed the lyrics Jimmy started playing riffs, when the guys got back the song was essentially written. The version you here on the album was recorded write there on the spot, the only things added in the post production were some elemental reverbs and the flutolo. Amazing considered the impact. I love that there is back masking, but also reverse speach. Amazing song, definitely proof of their work with the devil.
On a side note, screw the Egles, they litterally stole all the music including the solo from Jethro Tull. The song in question from Tull was only ever played live on one tour, the very tour that the Egles opened for Jethro Tull. Not hard to figure out people.
This is the best song ever! None of the other song can compare to it, it's incredible! I think one of the MANY reasons why is so terrific is because it's constant climbing song, it's starts out soft, and then at the end Jimmy just takes over with the best guitar solo in the history... I also think that "Bohemian Rhapsody" is also excellent, but Led Zeppelin is so much better than Queen, sadly Queen has more fans, but still Led Zeppelin are better musicians, you can't deny that! And also this is also a big reason why I think this is the greatest song of all time, is because I never listened to this song without getting major chills or goosebumps, I think that's the indicator of greatness of Led Zeppelin!
Listen, I'm a 13 year old girl and I could have organized this list better. Although Led Zeppelin is only my second favorite band (Aerosmith is my first), Stairway to Heaven is the BEST song of all time. It should seriously be number one. Period. It's a great song and anyone who disagrees is insane. The whole band did a beautiful job on this song and Robert Plant's voice really moves me, especially because of the lyrics of this song. I love Stairway to Heaven.
(I also feel Dream On should at least be on this list, but that's probably just my love for the awesomeness of Aerosmith speaking. )
dude this has to be the best song ever , i'm only 14 years old and havn't heard every song in the world but as a drummer and huge fan of the band, bonzo is the best drummer of all time and the rest, although bellow him (in my veiws) are out of anyone elses leaugue in terms of everything about them. they should deffinetly be no 1 by a longshot. about 27 years after the breakup of the band the are having a concert and heres an amazing fact. out of the 2000 or so seats available there were 2,000,000 ticket applications sent in. i for one dont think there will ever be a better band or song in my lifetime.
I don't know how this song could be anywhere but on the top of the greatest songs of all time. the song is beautifully song that I normally can't help myself but cry when I here it. I live my whole life by this song. Plant and Page deserve a lot better than number two on this list. for everyone who says its not number one, go listen to it again and actually listen to the lyrics, here what it is telling you. that with the amazing talent of the great jimmy page, and the best solo of all time, puts this song above any other song ever realized.
What a wonderful song by Zeppelin! Metallica, Maiden, Judas, GNR or etc... There all big bands and nobody can say something worse about those groups and their songs they have a lot of song we sing clearly and everybody is effected by some of their songs different ways or their music choice (emotional or hard) but there is no song better than this one. Both solos and rhythms are the best.. Especially the solo, one of the best solos in the world. God bless all of the bands who make a good music
This to me is the best song of all time because it appeals to everyone. This song is a true masterpiece and sounds like something you would hear in heaven. I'm a fan of most genres so I'm not being bias'd. Trust me this is a song everyone needs to hear, it may not be your favourite when you listen to it but it will surely stun you. This is like the king of all songs, everything falls under it. I just love how it has a mix of all emotions, the start is so slow and sad then towards the end it picks up and becomes loud.
An ever-so-slight edge over Bohemian Rhapsody for me, but I have absolutely no qualms with the fact that Bohemian Rhapsody is at the pole position. As long as both are in the top five, all is well. I don't think I need to explain my reasoning behind why I think this is the greatest song of all time, but I will. That irresistible riff, the buildup, the addition of subtle changes with every verse, Bonzo's amazing drumming coming in halfway through the song, and of course, my God, that guitar solo!
Led Zeppelin is beyond greatness. It's a band that achieved what any band can ever hope to achieve: being unique. This song is the best song ever because it reunites all that a song should be:
- It should impact you since the first time you listen it (whether you like it or not)
- It should be different from anything you've ever heard.
- It should be something you'll never forget.
The best song, with the best lyrics, with the most epic guitar solo and from the best rock band ever. THE BEST.
The greatest rock song of all time, hands down. Robert Plant's story of a woman being called by God just before the tribulation period couldn't have been better written. The slow build of the song from the lullaby guitar and flute to the thunderous climax, then ending with a whimper could only have been done by this most talented group. Remember people, as Plant says, "to be a rock, and not to roll". Don't roll people.
Tremendous virtuosity on all instrumentation, the perfect cohesion between the lyrical nature of the song and the harmonic structure, simply one of the most melodic guitar solos of all-time, and finally the grandeur that makes the song feel as epic as Homer.
This is such a simple-put power song. Sometimes I will burst out crying to this song. That's how emotinal the lyrics are to me.
I don't know about yall, but sometimes to fall asleep I play the 10 minute one and it immediately has me aslseep. It's such an incedible song, I love queens rhapsody, but I love stairway to heaven way more.
I think this should've came first place without competition!
HELP GET STAIRWAY TO NUMBER1, AND ONCE IT'S THERE, VOTE TO KEEP IT NUMBER 1!
Stairway to Heaven is SO above bohian rhapsody! Bohemian rhapsody is cool, but Led Zeppelin is out of this universe, and they song is more than a masterpiece. The lyrics are the most pure and echanting poetry, the rhytmn is so overwhelming and that guitar! , long live to James Page. It has the most orgasmic solo ever, only reached on its greatness by other zeppelin songs. Whats wrong with the people, how could this not be winning by far?
Bohemian Rhapsody is good but stairway to heaven is from another planet, the song has great lyrics great guitar playing and simply the best solo of all time as far as I know it is probably the only song to be played continuously for 24 hours in a radio. This song was not expected to become this popular because it was not released as a single so at that time people had to dig deep into the album to find it, and still it became this popular.
I thought that the best band is Bon Jovi but then I heard Led Zeppelin and it changed my taste in music. It is undoubtedly one of the best bands ever and stairway to heaven just sends a shiver to my bone. I go in a state of trance whenever I hear it. Awesome music. Awesome Solo. Awesome variations and Awesome song
I am fifteen years old, and this is by far the best song I have ever heard. It's the most played song in phone and PC, and I listen to it most everyday. The intro guitar and the slow rhythmic is pure genius, and the vocals are amazing. The ending is pure genius. This is the best rock songs in all of history, no music like this is ever made today. I simply love this song!
I love this song. Every time I here this song I cry because it was my moms favorite song I was like her own national anthem and now she's gone but the memory of her will always be here because of this song. This song brings tears to my eyes. This song is one of the best songs of its decades and idc what anyone says I will tell them that n if they say that its no I will fight to the death that dis song is great.
This is the number one song of all time in Britain -another plus to this opinionated vote. Also this song made me shed tears for a long time while hearing it because it is a sad song and a shocking release due to their history of metal music and almost scary beats so I believe this song slightly passes bohemian rhapsody in my opinion but they won fair and square P.S. robert Plant Rocks on!
Masterpiece. Now that is an understatement to the grandeur of this epic song. Deserves No. 1. Bohemian Rhapsody is amazing, but Stairway... Nothing is comparable with the emotion, the power, the talent of John Bonham's drums, Jimmy Page's guitar, Robert Plant's voice, and John Paul Jones' ability to actually keep up with Jimmy. This is more than just a mere classic rock song.
musical composition places "Stairway To Heaven" as the number one rock song of all time. Mr. Page's arrangement of a dramatic crescendo type development with the song passing through stages along the way lend to his (and John Paul Jones) influence by classical music. His guitar solo in this song is one of his greatest played with undeniable passion and ease.
This song is definitely the best. It has the perfect beat to everything. You can imagine the rest of the song because the beat is perfectly on time. The lyrics are just as amazing. It shows pride and love for passion. This is the number 1 song ever in my list. It is actually rated -1 top song its so good. At my funeral this song is being played all the way.
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