Whole Lotta Love
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin 1969 Whole Lotta Love 45

You need cooling
Baby, I`m not fooling
I`m gonna send you
Back to schooling

- the biggest hit single for Led Zeppelin -

1970
4
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970
  • single released October 22, 1969
  • peaked at No. 21 on the UK Singles chart in 1997
  • peaked at No. 64 on the UK Singles chart in 2007
  • from the album Led Zeppelin II (1969)
  • the only Top-10 hit for Led Zeppelin
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #75 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • based on the 1962 Muddy Waters record "You Need Love", written by Willie Dixon; an out-of-court settlement was won by Dixon in 1985
  • written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Willie Dixon
  • Jimmy Page: "I wanted a riff that really moved, that people would really get, and would bring a smile to their faces, but when I played it with the band, it really went into overdrive. There was this intent to have this riff and the movement of it, so it was menacing as well as quite sort of caressing."
  • produced by Jimmy Page
  • recorded May, 1969 at Olympic Studios, London, England
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