Australian singles charts:
Good Vibrations entered the Kent charts on 12 November 1966 and was a #1 hit. The song was #13 on the Top 100 of 1966.
The making of Good Vibrations was unprecedented for any kind of recording. Building upon his approach for Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson recorded a surplus of short, interchangeable musical fragments with his bandmates and a host of session musicians at four different Hollywood studios from February to September 1966, a process reflected in the song’s several dramatic shifts in key, texture, instrumentation and mood. Over 90 hours of tape was consumed in the sessions.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Vibrations
Brian Wilson told Rolling Stone magazine: “My mother used to tell me about vibrations. I didn’t really understand too much of what she meant when I was a boy. It scared me, the word ‘vibrations’ – to think that invisible feelings existed. She also told me about dogs that would bark at some people, but wouldn’t bark at others, and so it came to pass that we talked about good vibrations.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-beach-boys/good-vibrations
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