I Get Around (2:13)

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“I Get Around” is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for The Beach Boys. The song features Love on lead vocal for the verse, and Wilson for the chorus. It is noteworthy for its back to front structure - it starts with a chorus and has two short verses. It was a single which was released in 1964 through Capitol Records; the B-side of the single was “Don’t Worry Baby”, which itself charted at number 24 in the United States. “I Get Around” was The Beach Boys’ first number-one hit song in the United States. The single also charted at number seven in the United Kingdom, which was the band’s first top ten single there. The song’s first album release was on All Summer Long in 1964.

In November 1969, the Wilson’s father Murry Wilson, sold the copyrights to the band’s songs to Irving Almo for approximately $700,000.[1] Many years later in April 1992, just after Brian Wilson had won a lawsuit which recovered many of the copyrights to his songs, Mike Love filed a lawsuit against Brian Wilson claiming that he had not been given credit, and therefore hadn’t received royalties, on over thirty of the band’s songs, many of them hit singles.[2] One of these songs was “I Get Around”. The original credit only credited Wilson, but Love insisted that he had a hand in writing the lyrics.


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