Whole Lotta Love (5:33)

Cover of Led Zeppelin II

From Led Zeppelin II and 209 other releases

“Whole Lotta Love” is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin. It is featured as the opening track on the band’s second album, Led Zeppelin II, and was released in the US (and Japan) as a single. The US release became their first hit single, it was certified Gold on 13 April 1970, when it sold one million copies. As with other Led Zeppelin songs, no single was released in the UK, but singles were released in Germany (where it reached number one), the Netherlands (where it reached number four), Belgium and France.

In 2004, the song was ranked number 75 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and in March 2005, Q magazine placed “Whole Lotta Love” at number three in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. It was placed 11 on a similar list by Rolling Stone. In 2009 it was named the third greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. The guitar solo is ranked number 38. on Guitar World’s “100 Greatest Guitar Solos”.

“Whole Lotta Love” was recorded at various studios in New York and Los Angeles during the band’s second concert tour of the United States and assembled by Jimmy Page at Olympic Studios in London. Already part of their live repertoire, it saw its first official release on the LP Led Zeppelin II on 22 October 1969 (Atlantic LP #8236).

The song has been widely covered by many artists. It was famous in the United Kingdom for having been the theme music for the long-running television programme Top of the Pops during the 1970s and 1980s.


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  • lordi58

    Nie vergessen die Zeit, mit Bonzo

    13 Feb 4:15pm Reply
  • Sophia_Pantlv


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  • AlterJohn

    Wahnsinn !!!!!!!!

    31 Jan 1:17pm Reply
  • deathsdemise123

    When Bonham unleashes that drum break...wow.

    24 Jan 11:42pm Reply
  • GreenSplendor

    if the song is sex then 3.06 - 3.19 is the climax.

    22 Jan 9:18pm Reply
  • Wealthy1000


    14 Jan 10:11pm Reply
  • ghismmbb

    ouf, ça remet les idées en place!

    11 Jan 8:51pm Reply
  • pitrafilla

    impresionante guitarra... me marco para siempre...

    4 Jan 1:08pm Reply
  • unclejimbo1320

    They'll still be playing this on the radio 100 years from now

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bojay

    I'd describe this as a classic, but that wouldn't do it justice.....

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Gellies

    Great to hear some really good classic rock!

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • hollyheer

    Ah, the good old days when music was good :)

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • wiseblood-

    One of the greatest songs of ALL TIMES!

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • RAY7654321

    Listening to the 2nd studio album "Led Zeppelin II" released in October 1969 and produced by Jimmy Page. First album with the incredible skills of sound engineer Eddie Kramer. 12 X Platinum. Considered one of the most influential Rock albums of the 60's-70's era. Good speakers or headphones, some good drugs, some good friends, some good wine, and this album took you anywhere you wanted to go.

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Moonlight_Dawn

    this song is pure sex [2]

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    this song is pure sex

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • MarioSila

    In this topic Whole Lotta Love if the sex is impliced but not explicit , igdore them and pratice the sex with a ligue, wiht you patner, but best ingroup

    25 Oct 2014 Reply
  • RAY7654321

    This track ruled in 1969 and still does. One of the best early uses of stereo. Over night DJ Michael Tearson on WXPN-FM University of Pennsylvania radio.

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ghismmbb

    le top!!!!!

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
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