Classic rock face-off: Bohemian Rhapsody or Stairway to Heaven?
No contest. Stairway to heaven is the greatest rock n toll song ever.
That's your loss. Stairway To Heaven and Led Zeppelin are classics, the best of the best, my friend.
I remember in high school I called the "Rock-n-Roll" station and asked them if they could stop playing Stairway and start playing new music (Led Zep had been broken up 20 years by then). The DJ had a conniption, and started arguing with me. I haven't listened to Led Zep ever since...
Zeppelin has much better songs than Stairway, but Bohemian Rhapsody is the pinnacle of Queen's output. It sums up everything they were about, and its fame will likely outlast that of the band itself, like a modern folk song. Both are essential, but Bohemian Rhapsody has slightly more staying power.
Wait, did you just insult The Barenaked Ladies? They aren't all gimmicky!
Not even a contest. Rhapsody all the way
Is this a joke?...
I love both songs but if I'm forced to pick one it would be Stairway to Heaven.
Rhapsody, def. stairway is too overplayed. Sorry
Is justin bieber your idle?
Apples and oranges, cant compare the two.
No offense man but, why are you here then? Don't waste your energy on something that doesn't interest you.
I really have never cared for either of them. I never seem to enjoy older music :/
Such a tough call! Both are amazing, but I chose Stairway for the incredible memories of a certain period in time.
Stairway to Heaven. No question!
Agreed. They are both great songs but in different categories. Apples to oranges.
I'm just going to pretend I didn't see what you just said. It's ok if you voted for BR, but don't go as far as to say Led Zeppelin is overrated. I know it's your opinion, but man that hurts.
Interesting how those over 40 - those who were the generation that created these bands - are 50/50. To me, it's not a fair fight because BR is three songs with transitions, whereas StH is one complete three-part song. Stairway for sure, and yes both are overplayed.
I like both songs but Stairway takes it hands down. One of the best songs in rock history. Is it overplayed? Possibly, but for sake of this poll, it is the winner in my opinion
stairway, hands down. greatest song ever. Bohemian is a gimmick song, like a bare naked lady song.
Sorry Robert Plant but Freddie has this one hands down!
Is this the real life...... Or is this just fantasy... Caught in a land slide
Song not band. Or I'd agree with you.
Stairway is the most overrated song in Rock n Roll history. Robert Plant hated it so much that they would play it in Reggae format during sound checks just so he could get through it. Not even top 10 in Zeppelin songs. Some powerful producer somewhere had a hard on or it so it became overplayed.
Bohemian Rhapsody is ridiculously overrated
Bohemian rhapsody is adored by people who know almost nothing about true music. Kind of like Macs are adored be people with almost zero computer knowledge. When you actually know something about the field, you realize there isn't even a legitimate comparison.
Stairway to Heaven is WAY better than Bohemian Rhapsody. No competition.
Rhapsody all the way
Stairway! Zeppelin is way better than Queen, although Mercury is a slightly better singer than Plant.
Why not both? *plays Mexican music*
Stairway to Heaven is a rip-off!!
And I don't mean it sounds like or was influenced by someone else, I mean the main opening guitar riff that everyone knows it for was note for note, stolen from a lesser known band of the time.
Bohemian Rhapsody is the most epic song ever written.
Stairway is one of my least favorite zeppelin songs so I voted rhapsody. If you paired my favorite queen song with my favorite zeppelin song, zeppelin would win hands down.
They are not overrated, they are appropriately rated. One of the few bands that live up to the hype.
Both overplayed to death. But in almost every sense. Stairway is better. Musically, most definitely lyrically. It's not even close. Wayne's world is the only reason half the population even knows BR.
Stairway is a good song, the guitar solo is famous but Bohemian has it all, great instrumentals, great lyrics (everyone knows them)....opera, rock, quirkiness.
Both bands are great and it's hard to pick but I have to go with Queen.
I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy.
Stairway has been played out so many times that I can't even listen up it.
Stairway is far and away better.
Seriously?! I didn't think this would even be close! One of the greatest songs of all time against opera? I think I've lost all faith in humanity... or at least in people voting honestly here. :-)
If you guys have never listened to the band, Clutch , go check it out! Best music ever!
By the way I voted for Bohemian Rhapsody
Such a hard question...
I thought the question was classic ROCK, not classic musical soundtracks?
Not to say they're not talented, but Led Zeppelin is one of the most overrated bands of all time.
Stairway all the way!
Bohemian Rhapsody is a work of art.