The Beach Boys placed 12 titles on The American charts before the release of “I Get Around.” Songs such as “Surfin’ USA,””Surfer Girl,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “Be True To Your School,” and “Fun Fun Fun” all became big and memorable hits but none hit number one. “I Get Around” finally pushed The Beach Boys to the top of the charts on May 23, 1964.
This is classic up-tempo Beach Boys. The harmonies are layered and full and just wash over you. They grab you from the first note and the beat moves the song along. When exploring their catalogue it does not get much better than this song.
I find it interesting that it is not remembered as much as some of their other classics which is unfortunate as it is two minutes and twelve seconds of pure pop bliss.
It also contained one of the best flip sides in music history but that’s another story.