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Whole Lotta Love
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Whole Lotta Love

Led Zeppelin
Album:
Led Zeppelin II

Song Meaning and Background of Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin


Led Zeppelin's members first came up with their signature sound while jamming on blues tunes and hallucinogenic orgies.


Based on Willie Dixon's "You Need Love," a Muddy Waters record from 1962 (but Robert Plant also included phrases from songs Dixon penned for Howlin' Wolf), "Whole Lotta Love" was an homage to the Chicago blues musician. T


he copyright disputes weren't resolved until 1985, when Dixon filed a lawsuit and won the rightful portion of the credit for "Whole Lotta Love."


"[Jimmy] Page's riff was Page's riff," Plant remarked. "I simply pondered, 'Well, what am I going to sing?'" A nick, that was all. finally paid for with joy. "Usually my riffs are pretty damn original," Page said. How shall I begin?


Lyrics of Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin


You need cooling, baby, I'm not fooling

I'm gonna send you back to schooling

Way down inside, honey, you need it

I'm gonna give you my love

I'm gonna give you my love

 

Want a whole lotta love

Want a whole lotta love

Want a whole lotta love

Want a whole lotta love

 

You've been learning, baby, I've been yearning

All them good times, baby, baby, I've been learning

Way, way down inside, honey, you need it

I'm gonna give you my love

I'm gonna give you my love

 

Want a whole lotta love

Want a whole lotta love

Want a whole lotta love

Want a whole lotta love

 

You've been cooling, baby, I've been drooling

All the good times baby I've been misusing

Way, way down inside, I'm gonna give you my love

I'm gonna give you every inch of my love

Gonna give you my love

 

Yeah! All right! Let's go

 

Want a whole lotta love

Want a whole lotta love

Want a whole lotta love

Want a whole lotta love

 

Way down inside... woman... you need... love

 

Shake for me, girl

I wanna be your backdoor man

Keep it cooling, baby

Keep it cooling, baby

Keep it cooling, baby

Keep it cooling, baby

Release Date

1969

Songwriter/s

John Bonham, Willie Dixon, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

Producer/s

Jimmy Page

Label/s

Atlantic

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