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Stairway to Heaven is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin released in late 1971. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the bands untitled fourth studio album (often referred to as Led Zeppelin IV). It is often referred to as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.The song running eight minutes and two seconds is composed of several sections which increase in tempo and volume as the song progresses. The song begins as a slow acoustic-based folk song accompanied by recorders before electric instrumentation is introduced. The final section is an uptempo hard rock section highlighted by an intricate guitar solo by Page and Plants wailing vocals ending with Plants a cappella delivery of the final line: And shes buying a Stairway to Heaven.Stairway to Heaven was voted #3 in 2000 by VH1 on its list of the 100 Greatest Rock Songs and was placed at number 31 on Rolling Stone magazines list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was the most requested song on FM radio stations in the United States in the 1970s despite never having been officially released as a single there. In November 2007 through download sales promoting Led Zeppelins Mothership release Stairway to Heaven hit No. 37 on the UK Singles Chart.