These days I usually just change the station because, really, I don't need to "listen" to "Stairway to Heaven." I could easily call it up from the memory banks if I had to-- every note, every word, complete. Needless to say, I don't often feel the urge. I guess habituation, de-sensitization, etc. are a kind of curse, because the song hasn't changed at all since the first time I heard it. No, the only thing that's changed is me.
Anyway, enough of this philosophical cud-chewing!
There's a website that has 101 different versions of "Stairway to Heaven."
There's the "backwards" version, complete with lyrics:
There's the "Beatles" version:
There are versions done in the style of famous composers. Here's Glenn Miller's "version":
What if it had been performed by The Doors?
Here's a version performed by Frank Zappa:
"Stairway to Heaven" is the biggest selling sheet music in the history of rock, is still played thousands of times every year on FM stations all over the world, and is consistently voted the "greatest song of all-time."
How long can this go on? Maybe we should ask this kid...