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The Beach Boys

Good Vibrations

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  • 1961
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“Good Vibrations” is a song by American rock band The Beach Boys. Composed and produced by Brian Wilson, the song’s lyrics were written by Wilson and Mike Love. Released as a single on October 10, 1966 (backed with the Pet Sounds instrumental “Let’s Go Away For Awhile”), it was The Beach Boys’ third U.S. number-one hit, reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1966, as well as being their first British chart-topper. Initiated during the sessions for the Pet Sounds album, it was not taken from or issued as a lead single for an album, but as a stand-alone single, and later placed on the album Smiley Smile eleven months after its release. Wilson’s publicist Derek Taylor described “Good Vibrations” as a “pocket symphony”. It featured instruments... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Shes giving me excitations ... oom bop bop ... oom bop bop excitations

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This song is listed #6 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from Argentina, United States, Portugal, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, Brazil, and France.


More songs by The Beach Boys (See Charts): Lookin' At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song), Transcendental Meditation, Friends, Slip On Through, It'S O.k., California Saga, That'S Why God Made The Radio, Beach Boys, Mama Says, and The Warmth Of The Sun.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing'S Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, and Nothing Else Matters.


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