The Led Zeppelin Hit Song That Robert Plant Hates

Throughout their musical career, Led Zeppelin accomplished many impressive milestones, capturing the attention of fans across the globe. Led Zeppelin is known worldwide as one of the most iconic rock bands in history, with a unique discography containing over 45 songs across eight studio albums. The English rock band consisted of Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant.

Plant was responsible for some of the band's best work, including writing the lyrics for hits likeĀ Heartbreaker, Kashmir, Going to California, and more. However, Plant wasn't always proud or fond of all of Led Zeppelin's songs. One song, in particular, Plant has publicly said he dislikes, and it just might surprise you which one it is: Stairway to Heaven.

Stairway to Heaven: "That wedding song"

Plant and Page co-wrote the song, which was released in 1971 on the album Led Zeppelin IV. Even though it's widely considered one of the greatest rock and roll songs of all time, Plant said he hated it because he got sick and tired of playing it over the years.

"I'd break out in hives if I had to sing that song in every show, Plant told the Los Angeles Times in a 1988 interview.

He has widely dubbed Stairway to Heaven as "that bloody wedding song" and has refused to play it live since the 1980s. Plant even went so far as to donate $1,000 to a public radio station in Portland in 2002 after he heard the DJ say he would never play the song again if they got enough donations, according to The Oregonian.

Although, most would have to disagree with Plant when it comes to Stairway to Heaven. The song is an eight-minute-long number with an impressive guitar solo that Rolling Stone once called "a furious Page solo that storms heaven's gate." It never reached popularity on Billboard charts, but it does have the title as the most played rock song of all time, even if Plant no longer likes to play it.