Ahead of The Beatles, Queen and The Who...
Scott Colothan

13:59 19th April 2010

Led Zeppelin's seminal 1971 classic 'Stairway To Heaven' has been named as the UK's favourite rock anthem.

The prog-rock epic is one of three Led Zep songs to make it into the top ten in a listeners' poll conducted by radio station Absolute Classic Rock.

The thousands of listeners also placed 'Whole Lotta Love' in fourth spot and 'Rock n' Roll' at six.

'Won't Get Fooled Again' by The Who narrowly missed out on the top spot, while Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsaody' came in at number three.

Deep Purple, Free, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles also appeared in the top ten.

The top ten was as follows:

1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
4. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
5. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
6. Baba O'Riley - The Who
7. Rock 'n' Roll - Led Zeppelin
8. All Right Now - Free
9. Revolution - The Beatles
10. Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones

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