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Written by: Brian Wilson
Produced by: Brian Wilson
Recording date: June 12, 1963
Master Number: #50028
Lead Vocal by: Brian
Originally appeared on: Surfer Girl
Subsequently appeared on: Endless Summer; Made In USA; The Best of the Beach Boys; Good Vibrations; 20 Good Vibrations
The first ballad that Brian ever wrote and the first ballad that the Beach Boys released as a single, this song shows the maturity in Brian' s writing as early as 1963. Brian admits that the song was inspired by the Walt Disney song "When You Wish Upon A Star."
The "Surfer Girl" that this song lends it title to and begins, is the first Beach Boys album officially produced by Brian. Although it contains a fair bit of filler, the quality tracks make it an endearing document of the early Beach Boys' sound.
1:15 Talking, very soft, sounds like "Brian"
A-side with: Little Deuce Coupe
Released on: July 22, 1963
Charted on: August 3, 1963
Surfer Girl-Live 1964
Surfer Girl-Lei'd In Hawaii Rehearsal 1967
Live at the Roxy Theatre version
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