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First Class, 'Beach Baby'
Riding a mid-'70s wave of early '60s nostalgia (see also: "American Graffiti" and the subsequent "Happy Days") "Beach Baby" was the very Brian Wilson-esque concoction of a British studio group that was recorded nowhere near California -- or any beach for that matter. What the song lacked in authenticity was more than made up for with catchy hooks, a dazzling horn section, and the irresistible appeal of an endless sonic summer.