From '' Take A Sad Song... ''
Label: Atlantic -- SD 7219
Format: Vinyl, LP
A1 Hey Jude
A2 Dance To The Music
A3 Purple Haze
A4 Proud Mary
A5 Let It Be
B1 Honky Tonk Woman
B2 Whole Lotta Love
B4 Them Changes
B5 Mercy Mercy Mercy
B6 Hey Jude
"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 United States 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 United Kingdom, 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.
"Whole Lotta Love" was recorded at Olympic Studios in London and mixed at A&R Studios in New York.
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.
It also featured in the closing ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing on 24 August 2008, in a rewritten version with Jimmy Page on guitar and Leona Lewis providing the vocals.
Both Lewis and the organisers requested that some of the lyrics be changed, notably "I'm gonna give you every inch of my love". Lewis felt that the line made little sense coming from a female singer.
1970: CCS (C.C.S.)
1971: King Curtis (Live at Fillmore West)
1971: The Ventures (New Testament)
1975: Tina Turner (Acid Queen)
1978: Temple City Kazoo Orchestra (Some Kazoos)
1984: Barón Rojo (Barón al rojo vivo)
1990: Dread Zeppelin (Un-Led-Ed)
1990: The Bobs (The Bobs Sing the Songs Of...)
1991: Andy Prieboy (Montezuma Was a Man of Faith EP)
1992: Michael White & The White (The White)
1994: Robert Plant ("29 Palms" CD single)
1995: Hampton String Quartet (Sympathy for the Devil)
1996: Goldbug (Now That's What I Call Music! 33)
1997: Jason Bonham Band (In the Name of My Father - The Zepset)
1997: The Moog Cookbook (Ye Olde Space Bande)
1997: Tragic Mulatto (Let There Be Singles [recorded 1983])
1997: London Symphony Orchestra (Symphonic Rock: The British Invasion)
1999: Coalesce (There Is Nothing New Under the Sun EP)
1999: Perry Farrell (Rev)
1999: Big Jim Sullivan (Ultimate Rock Guitar)
1999: Kevin DuBrow (The Song Remains Remixed: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin)
1999: The String Quartet (The String Quartet Tribute to Led Zeppelin)
2000: Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes (Live at the Greek)
2000: Reckless Kelly (Acoustic: Live at Stubbs)
2001: Ben Harper (Live from Mars)
2002: Blue Mink (Good Morning Freedom: Anthology [recorded 1971])
2003: Prince (Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas)
2003: Mägo de Oz (The Music Remains the Same: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin)
2003: Candye Kane (Whole Lotta Love)
2005: Hayseed Dixie (A Hot Piece of Grass)
2005: Beth Hart (Live at Paradiso)
2005: Iron Horse (Whole Lotta Bluegrass: A Bluegrass Tribute to Led Zeppelin)
2005: Sly and Robbie (The Rhythm Remains the Same: Sly & Robbie Greets Led Zeppelin)
2006: Pussycat Dolls (Only sung live, part of the PCD World Tour)
2007: Lez Zeppelin (Lez Zeppelin)
2007: Electric Skychurch (The Many Faces of Led Zeppelin [remix])
2008: Tori Amos (Live at Montreux 1991/1992 [recorded live 1992])
2008: The Duhks (This Fall - EP)
2008: Leona Lewis (Unreleased Demo)
2008: Pat Travers (Led Box: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute)
2008: Prince (Indigo Nights [recorded live 2007])
2009: Gabriella Cilmi (live from Sound Relief, 14 March 2009)
2009: Gandhi, (live at the Antigua Aduana, 22 May 2009)
2009: Alfredo Naranjo y El Guajeo con Horacio Blanco (Venezuela), "En La Via" (free Latin jazz version).
2010: Mary J. Blige, (Stronger withEach Tear [International Edition])
2010: Adam Lambert, live acoustic performance, Fantasy Springs, 27 Feb 2010
2010: Carlos Santana feat. Chris Cornell (Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time)
2010: Treyc Cohen (X Factor 2010)
2011: StillWell (Dirtbag).
1990: Sandra ("Hiroshima" extended club mix)
1991: Son of Bazerk ("One Time for the Rebel")
1994: The Prodigy ("Rhythm Of Life")
1995: No Remorze ("Dark Malice '95")
1998: The Coup ("Busterismology")
2001: Nikka Costa ("Hope It Felt Good" Mark Ronson remix)