Robert Plant Reveals The First Song That Gave Him Goosebumps

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Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant recently appeared as a guest on BBC Radio 6 Music and named some of his favorite tracks to be played. One of his choices was the first song that gave him goosebumps.

Robert Plant was involved in many other bands along with his solo efforts after Led Zeppelin decided to disband in 1980. He has released eleven solo studio albums so far, and the latest record entitled ‘Carry Fire‘ arrived on October 13, 2017. Apart from his solo releases, Plant also performed with a number of bands like Saving Grace, the Sensational Space Shifters, and Band of Joy.

One of his most surprising collaborations came when he teamed up with Alison Krauss in 2007. The two released a collaborative album, called ‘Raising Sand,’ in 2007, which won Album of the Year at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Recently, they supported this successful collaboration with a new album named ‘Raise the Roof,’ released on November 19, 2021. They will also embark on a tour in the summer of 2022 to support the new album.

During an interview, the singer shared some songs that have a special meaning in his life with the listeners. One of the songs he chose was ‘Serenade’ by Mario Lanza, which was involved in the soundtrack list of the 1954 film, ‘The Student Prince.’ Lanza recorded the song for this film but left the project later on. However, his record was still used in the film. Robert Plant thought about including other songs but settled on this one as it was the first song that gave him goosebumps. It looks that Plant was mesmerized by the song when he first heard it, so he wanted to share his excitement with the audience.

Robert Plant speaking on the first song that gave him goosebumps:

“It’s called ‘Serenade’ by Mario Lanza. When I was invited to do this program, I started looking at something that I would say ‘Wouldn’t be ‘Nellie the Elephant,’ wouldn’t be the ‘Runaway Train.’ It would be something that made me just stop and feel the goosebumps. This was the first song that did that to me.”

You can listen to the entire conversation and also listen to ‘Serenade’ below.