The soul of music is a sea of powerful emotions that speaks for itself in its opportune time. Proving that statement true, here is a soulful rendition of a song that brought even its creator to tears. Ann and Nancy honors Led Zeppelin in this video by singing their greatest rock song of all times, ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ pairing it with a brilliant orchestra and choir. It was so brilliant, Robert Plant simply wept. The hit number, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ was sung by an English rock band, Led Zeppelin in 1971. Ever since, it has found its way into the hearts of rock music lovers over the world. The song’s genre is folk rock/hard rock and has altogether three sections. ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ starts with a rather slow acoustic melody in folk tone, backed up by recorders and followed by rendition of electric instruments. The final section soars catching an up tempo hard rock presentation highlighted by guitar solo and vocals that ends with a cappella.
The first public performance was made on 5 March, 1971 at Ulster Hall. In the same year, the world premiere of the song was recorded in 1 April, at Paris Cinema, in front of a live studio audience and was broadcasted on BBC, three days later. The band as a team has always worked and geared their efforts towards creating something immortal. With ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ perhaps they achieved their dreams and planted a milestone. The song is loved and popular everywhere till date. The song was picked at number 3 by VH1 on its list of ‘100 Greatest Rock Songs’ in 2000. ‘Stairway to Heaven’ also found its way up to number 31 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of ‘The 500 Greatest Songs of All Times.’
In the 1970s in US, the song was the most requested song on FM radio stations. It is estimated to have around 2.8 million radio station plays. The band has sold more than ten million copies worldwide. In 2007, it hit number 37 on the UK Singles chart. Till date, the song reins the rock genre like a legend and is popular among all ages.