Music Monday – Good Vibrations

by TSGal on Mon, October 22nd, 2012 at 9:00 am

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!

~TSGal

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