A Whole Lotta Lyrical Changes

I couldn’t pass up sharing this one with you.

It’s amazing to think about how often our favorites songs get changed for some of the most rediculous, yet highly entertaining reasons.

Beyond relating to an August post about live performances being altered, this one about Brit female R&B crooner and X Factor winner Leona Lewis being told to and then requesting to switch around and omit lyrics to Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” in order to avoid an insinuatingly sexual Olympic Closing ceremony was way too funny not to pass along, so says Pollstar.

And now the Olympic torch has been officially passed to London for 2012.

Here’s a link that at least has the audio so you can listen along with Lewis as she wades through the sensual waters of “Whole Lotta Love” in front of 8 billion people.

And for a background on Led Zeppelin’s history of live performance and their infamous lyrical prowess, I highly recommended picking up a copy of Stephen Davis’ Hammer of the Gods. It’s a good one.

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