What if the Beatles had collaborated with Led Zeppelin in the ’60s? Is this the idea that an incredible mashup proposes.
A Welsh DJ named Ben Hayes joined the songs “Helter Skelter”, released by the boys of Liverpool in 1968, and “Whole Lotta Love”, released by Zeppelin in 1969. The mashup mixes the instrumental and vocals of the songs, and got so well done that made us wish it to be true!
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“Helter Skelter” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that was released in 1968 on their self-titled double album, often known as “the White Album”. It was written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney.
The song was a product of McCartney’s attempt to create a sound as loud and dirty as possible. The Beatles’ recording has been noted for its “proto-metal roar” and is considered by music historians to be a key influence in the early development of heavy metal. Rolling Stone magazine ranked “Helter Skelter” 52nd on its list of the “100 Greatest Beatles songs”.
Whole Lotta Love
“Whole Lotta Love” is a song by English hard rock band Led Zeppelin. It is the opening track on the band’s second album, Led Zeppelin II, and was released in the United States, several countries in Europe, and Japan as a single; as with other Led Zeppelin songs, no single was released in the United Kingdom.
The US release became their first hit single, being certified Gold on 13 April 1970, having sold one million copies. It reached number one in Germany, and number four in the Netherlands. 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.