For more than four decades, Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” has stood as the ultimate rock anthem. But Noisey feels it’s high time to declare a new “Stairway”—specifically, one for millennials. The website devised a March Madness-style, 16-song tournament, split evenly between American and British artists, with the stipulation that they be rock tunes (more or less) and overpoweringly emotional. Ultimately, The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” defeated Kanye West’s “Runaway” in the U.S. final en route to toppling Coldplay’s “Fix You” to win the whole thing!
What do you think? Do you agree, disagree? What song would YOU choose as The Millennial “Stairway”?