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The Beach Boys, 'Good Vibrations'
The Beach Boys' first million-selling single was ironically released in the month of October, so people weren't exactly hitting the beach when this groovy slice of symphonic summer pop hit the radiowaves. Nevertheless, the high-register harmonies and spacey Electro-Theremin-tinged choruses here effortlessly evoked a perfect day spent frolicking in the California surf.
- Chris Eggertsen