Justify a Whole Lotta Love: Madonna’s Justify My Love meets Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love in this mashup (VIDEO).

Madonna’s “Justify My Love” Meets Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” in This Sensual Mashup

Madonna’s “Justify My Love” Meets Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” in This Sensual Mashup

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June 16 2015 9:26 PM

Madonna and Led Zeppelin Make a Startling, Sensual Pairing in “Justify a Whole Lotta Love”

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Madonna’s career is packed with provocations, but few inspired outrage like “Justify My Love,” the 1990 single that came with a grainy, art-house music video of the singer indulging in some taboo ménage à trois. MTV deemed the video too explicit to air, and the subsequent scandal overshadowed how good, and ahead of its time, the song really was. But what happens when you pair its innovative, trip-hop production with some Led Zeppelin power chords?

The folks at Wax Audio grafted Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” onto Madge’s controversial, spoken-word classic, and the result is a surprisingly good and extremely sensual piece of music. Enjoy.

Sharan Shetty is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter