"Whole Lotta Love" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It is the opening track on the band's second album, Led Zeppelin II, and was released as a single in several countries; as with other Led Zeppelin songs, no single was released in the United Kingdom. In the United States, it became their first hit and was certified gold. Parts of the song were adapted from Willie Dixon's "You Need Love", recorded by Muddy Waters in 1962; originally uncredited to Dixon, a lawsuit in 1985 was settled with a payment to Dixon and credit on subsequent releases.


"Whole Lotta Love" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It is the opening track on the band's second album, Led Zeppelin II, and was released as a single in several countries; as with other Led Zeppelin songs, no single was released in the United Kingdom. In the United States, it became their first hit and was certified gold. Parts of the song were adapted from Willie Dixon's "You Need Love", recorded by Muddy Waters in 1962; originally uncredited to Dixon, a lawsuit in 1985 was settled with a payment to Dixon and credit on subsequent releases.

Jimmy Page came up with the guitar riff for "Whole Lotta Love" in the summer of 1968, on his houseboat on the River Thames at Pangbourne, Berkshire, England. John Paul Jones has stated that Page's famous riff probably emerged from a stage improvisation during the band's playing of "Dazed and Confused". Page denied that the song originated onstage and that he had the riff and the rest took it from there.





Lyrics


You need cooling Baby I'm not fooling I'm gonna send ya Back to schooling

A-way down inside A-honey you need it I'm gonna give you my love I'm gonna give you my love

Want to whole lotta love Want to whole lotta love Want to whole lotta love Want to whole lotta love

You've been learning Um baby I been learning All them good times baby, baby I've been year-yearning

A-way, way down inside A-honey you need-ah I'm gonna give you my love, ah I'm gonna give you my love, ah oh

Whole lotta love Want to whole lotta love Want to whole lotta love Want to whole lotta love

You've been cooling And baby I've been drooling All the good times, baby I've been misusing

A-way, way down inside I'm gonna give ya my love I'm gonna give ya every inch of my love I'm gonna give ya my love

Hey! Alright! Let's go!

Whole lotta love Want to whole lotta love Want to whole lotta love Want to whole lotta love

Way down inside Woman, you need, yeah Love

My, my, my, my My, my, my, my Lord Shake for me girl

I wanna be your backdoor man Hey, oh, hey, oh Hey, oh, hey, oh Ooh Oh, oh, oh, oh

Cool, my, my baby A-keep it cooling baby A-keep it cooling baby Ah-keep it cooling baby Ah-keep it cooling baby Ah-keep it cooling baby




Songwriters: Robert Anthony Plant / John Bonham / John Paul Jones / James Patrick Page

Whole Lotta Love lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc