Someone to Love (Fountains of Wayne song)

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"Someone to Love"
Single by Fountains of Wayne
from the album Traffic and Weather
B-side "Sense into You"
Released February 13, 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Power pop
Length 4:06
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Chris Collingwood, Adam Schlesinger
Fountains of Wayne singles chronology
"Someone to Love"
"'92 Subaru"

"Someone to Love" is the first single from the album Traffic and Weather by Fountains of Wayne. It was released February 13, 2007. The song tells the story of two lonely New Yorkers, lawyer Seth Shapiro and graphic artist Beth McKenzie. It seems to hint that they may find each other, but in the last verse McKenzie cuts off Shapiro as he tries to hail a taxi, leaving him alone on the curb.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the single is directed by Adam Neustadter and stars comedian Demetri Martin and actress Faryl Amadeus in the respective song character roles of Seth Shapiro and Beth McKenzie.

Guest appearances[edit]

The track includes backing vocals from Smashing Pumpkins and Hole bassist Melissa Auf der Maur.[2]


  1. ^ Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
  2. ^ NME Online [1], January 19, 2007.