“Good Vibrations” (The Beach Boys), was composed and produced by Brian Wilson, the song’s lyrics were written by Wilson and Mike Love.

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”, and their first British chart-topper.

Wilson’s publicist Derek Taylor described “Good Vibrations” as a “pocket symphony”. It featured instruments unusual for a psychedelic rock/pop song, including prominent use of the cello and an electro-theremin. It is no 6 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Wilson recounted the genesis of the title “Good Vibrations”: when he was a child, his mother told him that dogs could pick up “vibrations” from people, so that the dog would bark at “bad vibrations”. Wilson turned this into the general idea of vibrations (and Mike Love putting “good” in front of vibrations), and developed the idea of people being able to do the same with emotions.

Source: Wikipedia

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