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“I Get Around” by The Beach Boys hits #1 (1964)

“I Get Around” by The Beach Boys hits #1 (1964)

“I Get Around” is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for American rock band the Beach Boys. It was released as a single in May 1964 with “Don’t Worry Baby” as its B-side and became the group’s first number-one charting song in the United States. Coming in on the charts at number 7, it became their first top ten hit in the United Kingdom. It was included as the opening track on their studio album All Summer Long in July 1964.

The backing track for “I Get Around” was recorded on April 2, 1964, at United Western Recorders in Hollywood, along with “Little Honda”. In 2017, “I Get Around” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

 

Activity Ideas:

  • Start off with a listen to Beach Boys classics, beginning with “I Get Around” – here
  • Then move onto other classics such as, Wouldn’t It Be Nice and Good Vibrations – here and here
  • Have a go at our Beach Boys Word Search puzzle, download it here – here