Top Songs of 1964; #12

The next song to go to the top of the record charts in 1964 was “I Get Around” by the Beach Boys. Although the Beach Boys had a string of hit songs in 1962 and 1963, this was their first song to hit number one. The song features Mike Love on lead vocal for the verse, and Brian Wilson for the chorus plus the rest of the group on back-up vocals. The song was originally listed as being written solely by Brian Wilson but in 1992 Mike Love sued saying that he also contributed to writing the song and his name was then added as an author.

“I Get Around” was top song on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart for 2 weeks (June 28 – July 11) but only for the week of June 28 – July 4 on the Cash Box chart.

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