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SONG OF THE DAY - "Whole Lotta Love"

Led Zeppelin
70s
Rock
Album of the Day
Led Zeppelin

Kicking off LED ZEPPELIN II in terrific fashion, "Whole Lotta Love" helped put the U.K. quartet at the forefront of heavy metal and became their first hit single. Jimmy Page came up with a signature guitar riff and, with the help of engineer Eddie Kramer, plenty of echo effects to give the recording its devastating power. The song's blues influence was undeniable (given its similarities to "You Need Love," Chess great Willie Dixon wound up with a co-writing credit), and in concert its spacey midsection was occasionally a launching pad for bits of R&B favorites. VH1, Rolling Stone and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have all named "Whole Lotta Love" one of the greatest rock songs ever, and in honor of singer Robert Plant's 70th birthday, its our Song of the Day.

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