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"Stairway to Heaven" is a song by the British rock band Led Zeppelin . The song was in 1971 released the album Led Zeppelin IV . The song is a frequently cited example of the genre of progressive rock and is often sought on the radio. It is also a much-heard song at funerals . From the sheet music for Stairway to Heaven are remarkably copies sold: 1.2 million.

The song is in A minor and can be roughly divided into three parts. It begins with a slow section with ostinato bass , played on an acoustic guitar and largely consisting of a chromatic descending major third a-gis-g-fis f. Gradually there will be more pace in the song and the chromatic bass exchanged for a diatonic. The percussion joins us now. In the last part, with a guitar solo begins, there is an electric guitar in the mix and change the style to hard rock .

"Stairway to Heaven" has often been covered, including by Metallica , Foo Fighters , Heart and Frank Zappa , who made ​​a parody version and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes which this made ​​a quick punk rock version. Very known is the salsa version of Orquesta Orengo. Even Pat Boone recorded a cover of the song, but without the guitar solo, where it is working toward.

Top 2000 Edit

The number is consistently in the top 5 listings in the Top 2000 , which is transmitted by NPO Radio 2 .

Number of quotation (s) 

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

'99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 Stairway to Heaven 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 3 3 3

JOE FM Hitarchief Top 2000 Edit

"Stairway to Heaven" JOE fm Hitarchief Top 2000
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Position 5 7 7 7 9
Preceded 

Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

Number 1 in the Timeless Studio Brussels 

2013 -

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