Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)

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"Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)"
Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman) By Led Zeppelin Japanese single.jpg
Japanese vinyl release
Single by Led Zeppelin
from the album Led Zeppelin II
A-side"Whole Lotta Love"
Released7 November 1969 (1969-11-07) (US)
Format7-inch single
Recorded1969
StudioMorgan, London
GenreHard rock[1]
Length2:40
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Producer(s)Jimmy Page
Led Zeppelin singles chronology
"Good Times Bad Times"
(1969)
"Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)"
(1969)
"Immigrant Song"
(1970)
Audio sample

"Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin from their album Led Zeppelin II, released in 1969. It was also released as the B-side of the single "Whole Lotta Love". The song is about a groupie who stalked the band early in their career.[2] A misprint by Atlantic Records resulted in the original UK pressings of Led Zeppelin II being titled "Livin' Lovin' Wreck (She's a Woman)", with the "Wreck" corrected to "Maid" and the subtitle changed on the US and later releases.[3]

This song immediately follows Heartbreaker on side 2 of Led Zeppelin II and radio stations have tradtionally played them together in succession. [4]

It is guitarist Jimmy Page's least favourite Led Zeppelin song, and was thus never performed in concert.[2] However, singer Robert Plant played it on his 1990 solo tour promoting his album Manic Nirvana.[citation needed]

Chart positions[edit]

Single[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
Japanese Singles Chart[5] 93
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 65

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Popoff, Martin (2014). The Big Book of Hair Metal. Voyageur Press. p. 11. ISBN 978-0760345467.
  2. ^ a b Dave Lewis (1994), The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin, Omnibus Press, ISBN 0-7119-3528-9.
  3. ^ "Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  4. ^ Songfacts. "Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin - Songfacts". www.songfacts.com.
  5. ^ "Top 100 Singles - 1 March 1970". Oricon. Archived from the original on 18 January 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2009.
  6. ^ "Hot 100 Singles - 4 April 1970". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2009.

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