On This Day: ‘I Get Around’ by The Beach Boys and their surfer style

When you’re part of a band in the ’60s, you will usually write about two topics—love in all its many forms or a hatred for the establishment. If you’re the Beach Boys, you’d instead write about well, the beach and what makes a day there groovy (cars! surfing! women!). However, there was one particular single called ‘I Get Around‘ that hit #1 on the radio waves 60 years ago which might interest you.

It’s not because of its ‘Good Vibrations’ or because ‘God Only Knows’ but because its hook was about a problem still faced today — “I’m gettin’ bugged driving up and down the same old strip” — and how the Beach Boys brought a look into the cultural consciousness when they performed it on The Ed Sullivan Show: surfer style that feels situationally appropriate. Read more at Lifestyle Asia.

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