Somebody to Love
Single by Queen from A Day at the Races
Released 12 November 1976
Recorded 1976 at Sarm West Studios, London
Length 4:56
Genre Progressive rock, baroque rock, gospel
Label EMI, Elektra
Writer Freddie Mercury
Musicians Mercury, May, Deacon, Taylor
Producer(s) Queen

Somebody to Love is a song by Queen. Freddie Mercury was inspired by Aretha Franklin to record this song.

Single Chronology
Last single You're My Best Friend (1975)
This single Somebody to Love (1976)
Next single Tie Your Mother Down (1976)
Last track You and I
This track Somebody to Love
Next track White Man

Video Edit

The music video was filmed in 1976 at Sarm West Studios in London.

Charts Edit

Charts (1976-77) Peak position
Australia (Kent Music Report) 15
Belgium (Ultratop 50) 2
Canada (RPM) 5
Denmark (Track Top-40) 19
France (IFOP) 54
Germany (Media Control Charts) 21
Ireland (IRMA) 6
Italy (Musica e dischi) 10
Japan (Oricon) 51
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 1
South Africa (Springbok Radio) 7
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 2
United States (Billboard Hot 100) 13
Queen - Somebody To Love (Official Video)

Queen - Somebody To Love (Official Video)


Somebody to Love is the first single of the 1976 album A Day at the Races, written by Freddie Mercury. Similar to Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love has a complex melody and deep layering of vocal tracks, only this time is based on a gospel choir arrangement. It is a rock ballad on which band members Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor multitracked their voices to create the impression of a 100-voice gospel choir.

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