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That's Why God Made The Radio
Written by: Brian Wilson,Joe Thomas, Larry Millas, Jim Peterik
Produced by: Brian Wilson
Recording date: Late 2011/early 2012
Lead Vocal by: Brian Wilson
Originally appeared on: That's Why God Made The Radio
Subsequently appeared on:
It might look it was written by committee, but sometimes committee's do produce decent results especially when Brian Wilson is a member (Sail On Sailor and Isn't It Time are other examples). This song is symbolic of the 2012 Beach Boys comeback, being the first single and the title track from the comeback album.
That's Why God Made The Radio works because it is a nostalgic, heartfelt look at the classic era of pop music -it's a ballad with an understated arrangement, bar a cranked-up guitar in the middle, which may be a sop to the newer generation of listeners. And with Brian back on the lead vocals and the magic harmonies, you know that the Beach Boys are back.
Digital download and 7" vinyl
Released on: 25 April 2012
Charted on: Did not chart
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