Good Vibrations (4:34)

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  • aknightdream

    I know this has been said but this is one of the best songs ever. The Beach Boys were my parent's band but me and my 2 sisters loved them too. Good Vibrations was always my favorite. ADVICE: If you are sad, listen to the Beach Boys!

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • therhapsody

    Some parts of the harmonies are definitely more nuanced and beautiful, but on the whole, I think the old one is the better version.

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    Crackin' pop song . . . I love both versions, but the 60s version obviously is so well known that there would be a predictable reaction, with vociferous differences of opinion. At least it's not like Madonna doing a cover of American Pie (though perhaps that's not the worst example of cover versions?)

    13 Nov 2012 Reply
  • crimsonking93

    I prefer the orginal. Just sayin'...

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • KidAInLimbo

    LOL, arguments over preference. How rational.

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    STFU and enjoy the song already!

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • BowieFreak

    What is wrong with you, this version is definetly not better. [2]

    7 Jan 2012 Reply
  • WiseJake237

    The original may sound better because it's The Beach Boys in 1966, obviously. But of the recreations on Wilson's 2004 Smile album, I find this to be one of the best. Does the sound and feel of the original quite a bit of justice, and I like Wilson's preferred lyrics better than those in the single version or on the new Smile Sessions release. However, I don't expect the 1966 Beach Boys 45 rpm single of Good Vibrations to grace my turntable any less.

    20 Nov 2011 Reply
  • zackasaurusrex

    It's definitely better. Also, this is my favorite Animal Collective song.

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    What is wrong with you, this version is definetly not better.

    17 Nov 2010 Reply
  • dragon-dude

    This version is about 2.3X better than the original. I don't even listen to the original anymore, it leaves me very dissatisfied. The tone on the theremin is so thin on the Smiley Smile version, and I think the cello and well, basically every other instrument sounds better on this version, too! Plus the ending fades out longer, and it just makes me want to listen to it again!

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Dejital

    Love the tone of the theremin on this one.

    23 Sep 2010 Reply
  • bongrouge

    I prefer this version. Mainly because it's stereo.

    4 May 2010 Reply
  • wetwillies

    One of my top 10 songs of all-time...Beach Boys version or not. This one is just as great.

    22 Apr 2010 Reply
  • ImKuuler

    I FEEL SO GOOD!!!...oh wait

    14 Apr 2010 Reply
  • rcaz

    this version is so musch better

    27 Jan 2010 Reply
  • oneeyedcunt

    mike love wrote the lyrics for the single version. these are tony asher's lyrics with Love's intro and chorus retained.

    5 May 2009 Reply
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    25 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Don_Diego

    Good, good, good, goodbye Brescia!

    3 Dec 2008 Reply
  • JakeJustice

    this is the real version, I'm pretty sure Mike Love didn't like the original lyrics heard on the version, and had Brian rewrite them so as they were less overtly psychedelic. Brian can't do his falsetto singing 40 years later, but this is still a fucking class tune.

    21 Jun 2008 Reply
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