Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" has received every inch of BBC 2 listeners' love in a new poll naming the Greatest Guitar Riff of all time.
"Whole Lotta Love" topped the fan vote, which was made from a "short" list of 100 songs pre-selected by a panel of music experts. Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine" logs in at No. 2, while the rest of the Top 10 includes: "Back in Black," AC/DC; "Smoke on the Water," Deep Purple; "Layla," Derek and the Dominoes; "How Soon is Now?," the Smiths; "Down Down," Status Quo; "Money For Nothing," Dire Straits; "You Really Got Me," the Kinks; and "Money," Pink Floyd.
Led Zep guitarist Jimmy Page tells the BBC he's "knocked out" by the honor, calling the song "menacing as well as caressing. I wanted a riff that really moved, that people would really get and would bring a smile to their faces. But when I played it with the band, it really went into overdrive." "Whole Lotta Love" hails from "Led Zeppelin II" in 1969 and reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.