Did you grow up listening to the Beach Boys songs? If so, then you will have some great memories about that era. The Beach Boys was a popular American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California around 1961. The band’s original line-up included Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, along with their brother Al Jardine, and musical friend Al Jardine (vocals/guitar).
One of the most recognizable Beach Boys songs is “American Pie” (also known as the “White Room” song and the “Don’t Take Me Alive” song), which has achieved popularity worldwide. This track became a number one hit in the United States, which is still the only song in the US to reach that level. The song was written by Peter Yretchman and was recorded by John Entwistle and Neil Pert. This version is different from the version that was eventually recorded by the Beach Boys.
The first verse of this song is “Mystery Train” (not the same as the “Mystery Train” by the Who), which was written by John Entwistle. The song’s second verse is” Twist and Shout” (the same as the” Twist and Shout” by The Who). The first verse of the second verse is “I’ve a secret wish.” This particular Beach Boys song has a slightly faster tempo and uses an additional guitar called a whammy bar.
When this version was recorded, the lyrics were changed to” Twist and Shout” which were then recorded by the Who in their” Tommy” album. The words “I’ve a secret wish” were then deleted from the song and replaced with” Twist and Shout” as it was then sung by Roger Daltrey. This version also has a quicker tempo and doesn’t really contain the words “you’ve got mail”.
The first verse of the second verse is” Twist and Shout” (not the same as the “I’ve a secret wish” song by the Who), again sung by Roger Daltrey. On this song the words ” Twist and Shout” are again sung by Roger Daltrey. ” Twist and Shout” is a very catchy and fast paced track. It was later covered by The Who in their “Tommy” album. The song reached number three in the UK in its first position.
The very first verse of “Relax” by American Pie is quite unique because it contains a spoken word piece. The words of this particular song are “Relax, relax…relax”. The words are spoken by George Harrison. On the first verse the words “relax” are repeated twice. The song uses the “relax” phrase four times.
In the very first verse of Pink Floyd’s song from the Dark Side, the words “She said the war was over/The sky is falling down” are repeated three times. “She said the war was over/The sky is falling down” is also used on another track by Pink Floyd called Wish You Were Here. This track is from the album toward the end of the band’s career. “elinie” also contains these three words. “elinie” is a girl’s name, which Pink Floyd used in their song.
Not only did Pink Floyd cover a lot of beach boys songs, they also created some of their own. When the group went to their studios in the early days, they created most of their own songs. Brian Johns is credited with writing and performing the Beach Boys hit song “Relax”.
One interesting fact about Pink Floyd is that Roger Waters wrote most of the words for the song “Animals”. The words include words like “You get the best of everything”. Another interesting fact about this song is that the words “She had a pretty face” are sung by the girl on the album with a British accent. “ogs” is said to be slang for cigarettes. There is a variation of this in other songs.
“Sympathy for the Devil” contains the words “Shoot the devil” in it. The band also included other words that have different meanings. These words are: “I can’t stand the devil” and “I’m a cool devil”.
Most guys know the words to this tune, but not many people know what “ogs” is used for. Most just use “ogs” to describe someone having a bad day. Different words have different meanings depending on where you live. Beach Boys songs are very fun to listen to and they touch the lives of so many people.