Tuesday, July 17, 2012

141 – Neil Sedaka – Stairway to heaven (1960)


Escrita por Neil Sedaka e Howard Greenfield, Stairway to Heaven estava no album Neil Sedaka Sings little devil and His Other Hits. Quando foi lançada em compacto simples pela RCA Victor, teve como lado B a música Forty winks away. 
 
Se tornou um hit pra Sedaka depois de Oh, Carol! e em 1960, repetiu a performance de Oh, Carol! chegando ao número 9 dos charts pop americanos.

A música não tem nada a ver com a Stairway to heaven do Led Zeppelin, que foi lancada em 1971 e foi escrita por Jimmy Page e Robert Plant. Apenas os nomes são similares.

A letra:

Climb up, way up high
Climb up, way up high
Climb up, way up high

Well a, well a, well a, heavenly angel
I want you for my girl
When I kissed your sweet, sweet lips
I knew that you were out of this world

I'll build a stairway to heaven
I'll climb to the highest star
I'll build a stairway to heaven
Cause heaven is where you are

Well a, well a, well a, over the rainbow
That's where I'm gonna climb
Way up high where the bluebirds fly
I'm gonna love you all the time

I'll build a stairway to heaven
I'll climb to the highest star
I'll build a stairway to heaven
Cause heaven is where you are

I'll build a stairway to heaven
I'll climb to the highest star
I'll build a stairway to heaven
Cause heaven is where you are

Well a, well a, well a, I gotta be going
Gonna leave the world behind
Every day in a heavenly way
You're gonna drive me outta my mind

I'll build a stairway to heaven
I'll climb to the highest star
I'll build a stairway to heaven
Cause heaven is where you are

I'll build a stairway to heaven
Cause heaven is where you are

Clim up, way up high
Clim up, way up high
Clim up, way up high...

A versão original de Sedaka, somente áudio:



Neil Sedaka ao vivo em 1980, no Chile:



Blue Diamonds com Stairway to heaven:

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