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Show Of Hands October 25th, 2012 12:00am

Classic rock face-off: Bohemian Rhapsody or Stairway to Heaven?

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cato Santa Barbara, California
10/25/12 10:50 pm

No contest. Stairway to heaven is the greatest rock n toll song ever.

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blutuesday California
10/25/12 10:47 pm

That's your loss. Stairway To Heaven and Led Zeppelin are classics, the best of the best, my friend.

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kc10
10/25/12 10:04 pm

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...

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Planoneck Guam
10/25/12 9:59 pm

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.

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arborfamilia on top of the hill
10/25/12 9:58 pm

Wait, did you just insult The Barenaked Ladies? They aren't all gimmicky!

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opie123 Washington
10/25/12 9:53 pm

Not even a contest. Rhapsody all the way

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annalinbryant Houston, TX
10/25/12 9:47 pm

Is this a joke?...

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centexken Republic of Texas
10/25/12 9:47 pm

I love both songs but if I'm forced to pick one it would be Stairway to Heaven.

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dflem Arizona
10/25/12 9:44 pm

Rhapsody, def. stairway is too overplayed. Sorry

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satiricalnick meh
10/25/12 9:33 pm

Is justin bieber your idle?

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satiricalnick meh
10/25/12 9:32 pm

Apples and oranges, cant compare the two.

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rastamonsta
10/25/12 9:29 pm

No offense man but, why are you here then? Don't waste your energy on something that doesn't interest you.

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andrewv SC
10/25/12 9:26 pm

I really have never cared for either of them. I never seem to enjoy older music :/

Carabella State of Bliss
10/25/12 9:17 pm

Such a tough call! Both are amazing, but I chose Stairway for the incredible memories of a certain period in time.

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BlackBenz Northwest Arkansas
10/25/12 8:57 pm

Stairway to Heaven. No question!

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rastamonsta
10/25/12 8:54 pm

Agreed. They are both great songs but in different categories. Apples to oranges.

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rastamonsta
10/25/12 8:52 pm

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.

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Drathic Over Yonder
10/25/12 8:49 pm

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.

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rastamonsta
10/25/12 8:48 pm

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

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redrocker Idaho
10/25/12 8:44 pm

stairway, hands down. greatest song ever. Bohemian is a gimmick song, like a bare naked lady song.

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dabrat East Coast
10/25/12 8:37 pm

Sorry Robert Plant but Freddie has this one hands down!

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opinoner homaha
10/25/12 8:31 pm

Is this the real life...... Or is this just fantasy... Caught in a land slide

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newman987
10/25/12 8:26 pm

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.

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scalyandt
10/25/12 8:26 pm

Bohemian Rhapsody is ridiculously overrated

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manrub08 Abilene, TX
10/25/12 8:26 pm

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.

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Liberty2016
10/25/12 8:18 pm

Stairway to Heaven is WAY better than Bohemian Rhapsody. No competition.

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laziie
10/25/12 8:17 pm

Rhapsody all the way

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kateXcore Dark side of the moon
10/25/12 8:16 pm

Stairway! Zeppelin is way better than Queen, although Mercury is a slightly better singer than Plant.

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Dave1212
10/25/12 8:09 pm

Why not both? *plays Mexican music*

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NotQuiteWhite Earth
10/25/12 8:05 pm

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.

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/25/12 8:02 pm

Bohemian Rhapsody is the most epic song ever written.

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anonymom Virginia
10/25/12 8:02 pm

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.

hippiechick North Carolina
10/25/12 8:01 pm

They are not overrated, they are appropriately rated. One of the few bands that live up to the hype.

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ncbuc Get Over It
10/25/12 8:00 pm

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.

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snafu Washington
10/25/12 7:59 pm

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.

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annoyingvoice
10/25/12 7:42 pm

I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy.

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kc10
10/25/12 7:42 pm

Stairway has been played out so many times that I can't even listen up it.

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polster2 US
10/25/12 7:40 pm

Stairway is far and away better.

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wstanley
10/25/12 7:38 pm

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. :-)

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softball1? Florida
10/25/12 7:38 pm

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

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elcondor Rural Southern Indiana
10/25/12 7:28 pm

I thought the question was classic ROCK, not classic musical soundtracks?

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golutes
10/25/12 7:24 pm

Not to say they're not talented, but Led Zeppelin is one of the most overrated bands of all time.

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tc ohio
10/25/12 7:22 pm

Stairway!

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Bolide
10/25/12 7:13 pm

Bohemian Rhapsody is a work of art.

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