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Written by: Brian Wilson
Produced by: Brian Wilson
Recording date: April 6, 1965
Master Number: #53865
Lead Vocal by: Mike
Originally appeared on: Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
Subsequently appeared on: Best of the Beach Boys; Endless Summer; Made in USA; Summer Dreams;Still Cruisin'; The Best of the Beach Boys; Good Vibrations
Probably the trademark "fun in the sun" Beach Boys song
Brian has said that the intro to this song is the greatest piece of music that he's ever written. He said he was looking for an introduction which would be totally different to the rest of the song, but would lead into it.
Mike got co-lyricist credits for this song after his suit against Brian.
David Lee Roth massacred this song in 1985.
On the soundtrack of the film "Soul Man."
0:10 The percussion instrument gets hit once too often
0:21 Someone says "It's good."
A-side with: Let Him Run Wild
Released on: July 12, 1965
Charted on: July 24, 1965
California Girls (Vocals)
Live at the Roxy version
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