I got a kiss from you and it’s my lucky day Soap and water in it gonna wash it away I’m gonna keep your lipstick on my cheek And I ain’t gonna wash for a week, a-no no!

“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   Read More …

“A Lover’s Concerto” is a pop song written by American songwriters Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell and recorded in 1965 by The Toys (photo). Their version of the song was a major hit in both the United States and the UK during 1965. It peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #2. Linzer and   Read More …

These words were lifted up in the air on a huge sign, in the middle of the concert, by some fans in the first row. From the third row, I agreed: breathtaking music, miraculous sounds and stunning atmosphere, reviving the joy of the first Beach Boys years. Definitely, the beach, the car radio and the   Read More …

“You’re Sixteen” is a song written by the Sherman Brothers, firstly performed by the American singer Johnny Burnette, whose version peaked at no 8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in December 1960 and number 3 in the U.K. in 1961. In January 1974, a cover version by British musician Ringo Starr hit number one.   Read More …

From May 1-12, over 250,000 votes were cast from fans in over twenty countries to compile the first-ever U.S. fan-voted album by Elvis Presley. The voting was part of the “I AM AN ELVIS FAN” campaign launched by Legacy Recordings in conjunction with Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE). The top-voted songs will now comprise the tracklist   Read More …

“(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave” is a 1963 hit single made popular by Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas. It was originally released in July 1963, on the Motown subsidiary label Gordy, peaking at no 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and no 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart. Produced and composed   Read More …

“Be My Baby” is a 1963 single written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich, performed by The Ronettes and produced by Spector. When released as a single, the song reached no 2 on the U.S. Billboard Pop Singles Chart and  no 4 on the UK’s Record Retailer. “Be My Baby” is one of   Read More …