Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
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 ...more
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!
It was really hard for me to choose between this song and Bohemian Rhapsody. But I remember the first time I listened to this song, my sister wanted to play some music, I was about 10. And I asked her, "What song are you getting? " And being an electro fan, she replies, "This awesome song called Stairway to Heaven! " I sighed and let her get it. But when it started playing she had to use the bathroom. 7 minutes in, she was still in the bathroom and it was at the guitar solo. And when they were about to sing again, she came out of the bathroom and said, "Hey! This isn't the right song! " And exits the page. I was just sitting there. Amazed. I ran upstairs to listen to it on the other computer. And I did, and it was amazing. Now basically, I can't stop listening to it. It's a piece of art. Without this song, music wouldn't be the same.
Hey everyone should know that it's the greatest song in the world. I live this song.
I'm not exactly sure why BR gets first spot... its got brilliant music for the first 2 odd minutes but after that it doesn't make sense its beautiful but it feels disconnected. Stairway is the most wonderful piece of music to ever be written. Page has proved that he is one of the greatest guitarists on earth with this amazing breathtaking composition. The way the song develops in stages and just goes on... you would never want it to end. And then he plays that solo THAT SOLO... no words... plants voice modulation through the song is just magical... Bonham makes his presence felt in the later half... the last part he just gives it an extra punch which takes the song into heights no song has ever been able to reach... beyond comprehension why BR beats this one... Songs like stairway can never be made again... Too good
The song starts out with a few guitar strums and a recorder playing in the background by John Paul Jones that really brings out the heavenly aspect of this song, as you approach the stairway, you are greeted by Plant's vocals that start off as a peaceful, calm, and mellow ballad. As we progress through this "stairway to heaven", the tempo speeds up and we begin tapping our foot. Then, the next step is a 2-3 minute guitar solo by Jimmy Page shows that we have finally arrived at heaven as the next part is a rock and roll style with Bonham contributing with his crazy drumming and we end with a "and she's buying a stairway to heaven. "
A song unlike any that has ever been made. One that you've probably never heard reimagined, and that's because it can't be reimagined. There is no way to redo this song. In it's patient crescendo like raise into completely controlled chaos, it never misses a note. Every key hit, every string strummed, every drum smacked, and every word spoken is at the perfect time, in the perfect key, with the perfect passion. It isn't a song that you can just glaze through as your listening to a playlist, as when it comes on you are instantly memorized and transported down to the last word uttered. It is truly the greatest song of all time.
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.M 941
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.M 464
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.M 427
Go Led Zeppelin
Why in god's name is Bohemian Rhapsody in 1st place?! It's a good song, but it cannot compete with Stairway To Heaven. Anyone who does not at the very least appreciate or respect this song, then they have NO taste in music whatsoever. The song's true meaning is beyond that of the comprehension of the mortal mind, which is why it is never clearly stated by any of the band members. Jimmy Page is the greatest guitar player of all time, and his beautiful guitar playing only adds to the song; all the way from the soft acoustic beginning, to the intense solo, to the outro which causes all the instruments to soften again. This is the greatest song of all time, no questions asked. The fact that it is in second place is completely irrational.
A legendary song that was released in 1971, it continues to spark until today. Stairway to Heaven is, no doubt, one of the BEST Rock and Roll has to offer. Combining Robert Plant's unique and powerful vocals, Jimmy Page's guitar, John Bonham's drums, and John Paul Jones' bass, along with an atmosphere which changes as the song progresses, the result is a masterpiece that is, until now, regarded as one of the best songs ever made. I recommend this song to the ones who have not heard it yet. It truly makes you feel, ears, head, and heart, like you are in heaven. Give it a try, folks. You won't regret it.
There is no song, as far as I know, that manages to be as beautiful and deep as Stairway to Heaven. The lyrics may seem random when you listen them for the first time, but after hearing this song 2 or 3 times you will surely understand the meaning of this masterpiece. Apart from the soft yet powerful lyrics, the music is among the best compositions ever played on a guitar, with a lot of different styles in the same song, which all feel extremely well made and natural. Overall, Led Zeppelin is not my favorite band, but Stairway to Heaven is the greatest song ever made.
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. - jnormanii
The way this song builds up; the way the guitar just leads the way and everything else comes in as the story is being told; the way it captivated so many people back then and even today. This song defied the rules of what a song is supposed to be. Every band wants something people will remember them by, and Stairway to Heaven was it. This song is the anthem for a whole generation. I don't see how any other song can come any where close at all.
Zeppelin is my favorite band of all time, and the way Page captures you with the acoustic intro to Plant's iconic first words, "There's a lady who's sure, all that glitters is gold, and she's buying the stairway to heaven." This song has now been played more times on radio stations than any other rock song! Zeppelin are legends and what they accomplished with this one song is more than what most musicians today will ever accomplish! - therootbeer
Stairway to heaven, the best song with best guitar solo, deepest lyrics, by best rock band: Led Zeppelin, containing best guitarist : Jimmy page, best drummer: John bonham, best vocalist: Robert plant and one of the best bassists: John paul jones. Simply a perfection made by hard rock makers and gods. AMAZING! I like bohemian rhapsody very much, but this deserves NUMBER 1
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!
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 Song is truly... Unparalleled. It is not only musically and lyrically the best song ever, but it also defines Led Zeppelin in total. The folky beginning, showing the softer side of Led Zep that was extremely Prominent on their third album, the wonderful and mystical lyrics which Robert Plant does so well, the powerful driving rhythm of John Paul Jones and Bonzo at the end, and of course, the solo by Page. Bohemian Rhapsody is just Freddy Mercury, Freddy Mercury, and more Freddy Mercury. Please, please vote for Stairway to Heaven, undeniably the greatest Song of all time
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.
Bohemian Rhapsody and Stairway are good, but March of the Black Queen and Kashmir are from another planet. - chevygolderado
Stairway to heaven is good but Bohemian Rhapsody is from another planet - ilper
To me, what makes this song incredible is that it starts out slow, and slowly speeds up adding drums and eventually a kickass guitar solo and the greatest, best, most hard rocking outro/final verse in any song ever. But with Plant's final line, you remember that it was slow at one point. This song is the complete opposite of linear, it goes places where no other song has gone or will ever go. You don't care about what you just heard or what you're about to hear. You only care about what you're hearing at that one moment, because every moment in this song is a masterpiece.
How can this not be the number one pick? It is simply the most beautiful piece of musical genius ever recorded, and anyone who doesn't think so needs to climb out of the hole they are in. I mean seriously... You Raise Me Up? It hardly even counts as a rock song, and even if it did, it still doesn't come anywhere near Zeppelin's masterpiece. - XXcheckplzXX
What a wonderful song by Zeppelin! Metallica, Maiden, Judas, Guns N' Roses 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
It's got it all! The greatest guitar rift, the best vocals, incredible lyrics...it's magic! Yes 8 minutes of magic unleashed and at the end it blasts off into a supernova that will curl your hair and give you goose bumps on a hot day in July. This is definitely one of best ways to spend 8 minutes of your life!
Stairway to Heaven is a complete and utter musical masterpiece. The entire song is 100% flawless, the lyrics, the guitar work, everything. Jimmy Page's unparalleled playing is unlike anything else in the universe. The song also features what is probably the best guitar solo ever. Every single band member gives their all in this song, and the combination is pure divinity to the ears and the soul.
Stairway is one of those songs that is so good that every time you listen to it you have to admit that it REALLY IS THAT GOOD even though it is overplayed and overhyped. But, is it really OVER hype if it is the best song? I do love Queen, too... but Bohemian Rhapsody shouldn't even be on this list, unless we are talking about best Karaoke songs.