500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Jefferson Airplane, 'Somebody to Love'
Writer: Darby Slick
Producer: Rick Jarrard
Released: Feb. '67, RCA
15 weeks; No. 5
"Somebody" was about "doubt and disillusionment," according to Darby Slick, who wrote it in the Great Society. His sister-in-law Grace brought the song to the Airplane, whose hard-edged rendition became one of the S.F. scene’s first hits. The Airplane made buttons that read jefferson airplane loves you; Great Society countered with ones that said the great society really doesn’t like you much at all.
Appears on: Surrealistic Pillow (RCA)