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Led Zeppelin

Stairway To Heaven

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“Stairway to Heaven” is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band’s untitled fourth studio album (often referred to as Led Zeppelin IV). It is often referred to as one of the greatest rock songs of all time. The song, running eight minutes and two seconds, is composed of several sections which increase in tempo and volume as the song progresses. The song begins as a slow acoustic-based folk song accompanied by recorders before electric instrumentation is introduced. The final section is a high-tempo hard rock section highlighted by an intricate guitar solo by Page and Plant’s wailing vocals, ending with Plant’s a cappella delivery of the final line: “And she’s buying a... Read on...

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This song is listed #31 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from United States, Argentina, India, United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, Germany, Turkey, Portugal, and Brazil.


More songs by Led Zeppelin (See Charts): I’m Gonna Crawl, Dancing Days, I Can't Quit You Baby, Trampled Underfoot, For Your Life (Reference Mix), Poor Tom, That's The Way, Celebration Day, Hats Off To (Roy) Harper, and Sick Again.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Beat It, Wish You Were Here, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing's Changed, Hotel California, Nothing Else Matters, and Imagine.


unclegilly wrote on January, 26th 2016 at 2:00am:
without doubt the most overrated song ever it's not even that good of a song never mind the opening being lifted from " Taurus" by the band Spirit .

ilp wrote on January, 24th 2016 at 4:48pm:
Many songs are better than that. Even LZ songs Black dog Immigrant song etc.Good solo but plagiarized as number if LZ song too.

Chief wrote on December, 5th 2015 at 11:08pm:
There is no song that compares.Just put on some good headphones,close your eyes, and the rest becomes obvious.

Roberto wrote on January, 11th 2014 at 2:55am:

Anonymous wrote on October, 16th 2010 at 5:18pm:
Great not one of their best or the best song ever.

Anonymous wrote on July, 14th 2010 at 9:56pm:
This deserves to be #1. Amazing song.

Anonymous wrote on May, 10th 2010 at 8:44pm:
Please make this song #1! Its the greatest song of all time.

Anonymous wrote on May, 10th 2010 at 12:03am:
Best song ever, no contest. This song is legendary. I dont like todays music...

Anonymous wrote on November, 4th 2009 at 6:46pm:
best song ever

Anonymous wrote on October, 18th 2008 at 7:05pm:
Like it or not as a musician I will tell you that it deserves the number 1 spot!

Anonymous wrote on September, 8th 2008 at 5:03pm:
keith YOU R WRONG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous wrote on September, 7th 2008 at 4:41pm:
This is exactly where it should be : #1.

Anonymous wrote on May, 9th 2008 at 7:11am:
Anyone who grew up in the 70's absolutly loved this song when it first came out but the radio stations played the S%$! out of it to the point that I still change stations when it's played.

Georrge wrote on April, 20th 2008 at 7:41pm:
It's really overrated, when you think about it.

EpicFailGuy wrote on April, 20th 2008 at 7:17pm:
i could do a better song

dj mad clarke wrote on April, 20th 2008 at 4:11pm:
awsome what can you say the best song ever . being a dj this i one song i come across is the one

Anonymous wrote on April, 20th 2008 at 3:26pm:
>We all need to be fair and acknowledge that other people have their views.

Obvious troll is obvious! Rick should win merely because he was the only song we didn't vote down.

Anon wrote on April, 20th 2008 at 1:16pm:
Great song. Ah well, I did my duty so now voted for this as well

Anonymous wrote on April, 20th 2008 at 1:03pm:
We all need to be fair and acknowledge that other people have their views. Please 4Chan, be kind to everyone's feelings.

Michael wrote on April, 20th 2008 at 11:59am:
>This song is literally, a perfect song, but there are better Led songs.

Then it is not a perfect song.

Dillon wrote on April, 18th 2008 at 6:42pm:
This song is literally, a perfect song, but there are better Led songs.

Manuel Recinos wrote on April, 18th 2008 at 5:25pm:
This is a wonderfull song, but I was blown of my mind wheb I found out, and tried myself that has a subliminl message when you play it backwards, it actually mentions Satan!!!!

keith wrote on April, 18th 2008 at 9:53am:
this has to be the best song of all time. EVER

Josh Duncan wrote on February, 28th 2008 at 8:49pm:
This song blows. G-Spot's songs should be in the top 10!

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