For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound)
Buffalo Springfield

There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967
  • from the album Buffalo Springfield (1967)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #63 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the biggest hit for Buffalo Springfield and the group's only Top-40 single
  • lead vocals: Stephen Stills
  • written by Stephen Stills - "I started writing the song with the bassline.  I'd been working on something else, a shout-out to the guys on the line in Vietnam.  Then I came upon this stupid situation on Sunset Boulevard in L.A.  I turned the car around and went back to my house and finished the song in the time it took me to write the lyrics."
  • the song was not written about the Kent State shootings (May 4, 1970); it was written and recorded in 1966, four years earlier
  • produced by Charles Greene, Brian Stone
  • recorded December 5, 1966 at Columbia Recording Studio, Hollywood, California

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