Led Zeppelins Whole Lotta Love voted Greatest Guitar Riff
The first time I heard Led Zeppelin's song Whole Lotta Love was in this dodgy alternative club in Johannesburg on the wrong side of town. I was standing in the corner puffing on a joint and looking over the masses as they moved around to music that was not mainstream. Then suddenly, boom, the guitar riff of Whole Lotta Love spilled out of the sound system. It was addictive, catchy and groovy. And that is where my love for Led Zeppelin started. Now, in the UK, listeners to the radio station BBC 2 voted that song as the song with the Greatest Guitar Riff. Digital Spy reports that fans have been voting for the top 100 riffs since July, choosing from a selection put together by a panel of music critics, record producers, and BBC Radio DJs. The report also stated "'Whole Lotta Love' was followed by Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine' in second, AC/DC's 'Back in Black' in third, Deep Purple's 'Smoke on the Water' in fourth and 'Layla' by Derek And The Dominoes at five. The Smiths, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits and Status Quo also appeared in the top ten. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said that he was "knocked out" by the result. "I'm knocked out by this, because I didn't expect that to happen," he said.