Any classic rock fan is familiar with Jefferson Airplane and their songs. Love is a familiar topic with their songs. Jefferson Airplane had plenty of love to share and so did their songs. The band was widely dissatisfied with the government and the war it had partaken in and they voiced their opinions through songs.
This San Francisco-based band founded in 1965, sang about love, drugs, and peace. They were part of a cultural shift that was happening. Listening to their songs fills your inner peace and bliss.
Check out these 5 Jefferson Airplane Songs that you can’t help but fall in love with:
5. Mexico (Have You Seen The Saucers, 1970)
When Richard Nixon assumed the office in 1969, Jefferson Airplane wasn’t pleased. What better way to express their resentment than a song? The lyrics in Mexico made it clear on how the band felt about it.
4. The Ballad of You and Me And Pooneil (After Bathing at Baxter’s, 1967)
Soulful and evocative, The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil is surprisingly inspired by Winnie the Pooh. It’s a wonderful clutter of instruments and vocals which is thoroughly needed in the decade’s music scene.
3. Volunteers (Volunteers, 1969)
Volunteers is another of Jefferson Airplane’s songs that is an anthem to the counterculture. It was performed at Woodstock and was an outright call to stand up against the US government and the war in Vietnam.
2. We Can Be Together (Volunteers, 1969)
Jefferson Airplane was starting to be aware of the growing uneasiness around them. We Can Be Together showcases their displeasure over it. It’s savage, obscene, and political. It was a call to other protesters. This song reflects the dark side of the counterculture era.
1. Somebody to Love (Surrealistic Pillow, 1967)
A monumental song that’s Jefferson Airplane’s best. Somebody to Love was a track that shot the band to stardom. The rhythm is bright and skillful, it has that raw feel of psychedelic rock. Thanks to this hit, Jefferson Airplane placed their native San Francisco in the middle of the cultural revolution.