Music Monday – Good Vibrations

Exactly 46 years ago today, the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” made its debut on the US singles chart.  Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, the track was recorded over 6 weeks in four different Los Angeles studios, at a cost of over $16,000.  Released as a single on October 10, 1966, it was The Beach Boys’ third U.S. number-one hit after “I Get Around” and “Help Me, Rhonda.”  Wilson’s publicist Derek Taylor described “Good Vibrations” as a “pocket symphony.”  It featured instruments unusual for a pop song, including prominent use of the cello and an electro-theremin.  It is number six on Rolling Stone‘s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” (“The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-09-21).  Here is “Good Vibrations.”

Hope your day is filled with good vibes!