This song has been considered for quite sometime to be one of the many pinnacles of what is now known as rock and roll. It has survived the most trying times since its creation and is still widely known. Like the stories of long ago it is passed on from generation to generation, and gains popularity. It contains smooth riffs that are simple yet elegant. THe vocals are top notch and classic zeppelin, and the lyrics are simply thought provoking. This song contains hidden meanings that must be found and understood to gin a more full understanding of the song. And to top it off the transition from acoustic to electric in this song, doe in classic Led Zeppelin style, is beautifully orchestrated, and seamlessly carried out. This is not a song that youll either love or hate, its more of a song that youll listen to and be drawn in by. Personal opinions of thi song vary person to person, so listen to it yourself and gain your own ideas about it.
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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 (dubbed Led Zeppelin IV). The song, running almost eight minutes, 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.
The song was voted #3 in 2000 by VH1 on its list of the 100 Greatest Rock Songs. It was the most requested song on FM radio stations in the United States in the 1970s, despite never having been officially released as a single there. In November 2007, through download sales promoting Led Zeppelin's Mothership release, "Stairway to Heaven" hit #37 on the UK Singles Chart.