Somebody To Love
Jefferson Airplane
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When the truth is found to be lies
And all the joy within you dies
Don`t you want somebody to love
Don`t you need somebody to love
1967
5
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967
  • B-side: "She Has Funny Cars"
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #279 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • from the album Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
  • the biggest hit for Jefferson Airplane
  • on the record:
       Grace Slick- lead vocals
       Jorma Kaukonen- lead guitar
       Paul Kantner- rhythm guitar
       Jack Casady- bass
       Marty Balin- tambourine
       Spencer Dryden- drums
  • written by Darby Slick
  • the song was originally titled "Someone To Love" when Great Society guitarist Darby Slick wrote the song - he and his sister-in-law, singer Grace Slick (born Grace Wing) were members of the San Francisco Bay area band The Great Society - it was released as a single by The Great Society but had minimal success - when Grace Slick left The Great Society in 1966 for Jefferson Airplane, she brought the song to the recording sessions for Surrealistic Pillow (1967), Jefferson Airplane's second studio album
  • produced by Rick Jarrard
  • recorded at RCA Victor's Music Center, Hollywood, CA
  • RCA Victor Records label
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