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"Good Vibrations" is a song composed by Brian Wilson with lyrics by Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys, of which both were members. Released on October 10, 1966, the single was an immediate critical and commercial hit, topping record charts in several countries including the US and UK. Characterized by its complex soundscapes, episodic structure and subversions of pop music formula, it was the costliest single ever recorded at the time of its release. "Good Vibrations" later became widely acclaimed as one of the finest and most important works of the rock era. Also produced by Wilson, the title derived from his fascination with cosmic vibrations, as his mother would tell him as a child that dogs sometimes bark at people in response to their "bad vibrations". He used the concept to suggest extrasensory perception, while Love's lyrics were inspired by the nascent Flower Power movement. It was written as it was recorded and in a similar fashion to other compositions from Wilson's Smile period. The song was issued as a standalone single backed with the Pet Sounds instrumental "Let's Go Away for Awhile". "Good Vibrations" was to be included on Smile before the project's collapse and instead appeared on the substitute LP Smiley Smile (1967). 


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I, I love the colorful clothes she wears. 
And she's already
Workin' on my brain. 
I, I only looked in her eyes, but I picked
Up something I just can't explain. 

I'm pickin' up good vibrations, 
She's giving me excitations. 

Good, good, good - good vibrations. 

I, I bet I know what she's like. 
And I can feel how right she'd be for me. 

It's weird, how she comes in so strong. 
And I wonder what she's pickin' up from me? 


I don't know where but she sends me there - 
Ah my my, what a sensation!
Ah my my, what an elation!

Gotta keep those lovin' good
Vibrations a-happenin' with her. 

Ah  good, good, good, good vibrations.

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Brian Wilson

Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, best known as the leader and chief songwriter of the group The Beach Boys. On stage, Wilson provided many of the lead vocals, and often harmonized with the group in falsetto. Early during his on-stage career, Wilson primarily played bass guitar on stage, but gradually transitioned to primarily playing piano/keyboards. Besides being the primary composer in The Beach Boys, he also functioned as the band's main producer and arranger. After signing with Capitol Records in mid-1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits including "Surfin' Safari", "Surfin' USA", "Shut Down", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Be True to Your School", "In My Room", "Fun, Fun, Fun", "I Get Around", "Dance Danc… more »

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Written by: Brian Douglas Wilson, Mike E. Love

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