Add Some Music to Your Day

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"Add Some Music to Your Day"
Single by The Beach Boys
from the album Sunflower
B-side "Susie Cincinnati"
Released February 23, 1970
Format Vinyl
Recorded Brian Wilson's home studio
October 28 and December 1969, January 1970
Genre Pop
Length 3:34
Label Brother/Reprise
Writer(s) Brian Wilson, Joe Knott and Mike Love
Producer(s) The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"Break Away"
(1969)
"Add Some Music to Your Day"
(1970)
"Cottonfields"
(1970)
Sunflower track listing

"Add Some Music to Your Day" is a song written by Brian Wilson, Joe Knott and Mike Love for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was first released as a single in February 1970. While making no impact overseas at all (a rarity for the band), early US orders were said to be at near-record levels for Warners[citation needed] and the song quickly entered Top 30 in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and Salt Lake City, and climbed well into the Top 20 in St Louis and Orlando. There it stopped, stalling nationally at #39 in Record World, #49 in Cash Box, #64 in Billboard, and #43 in Canada. It was then released on the band's 1970 album Sunflower.

Composer credit[edit]

According the liner notes of the 2000 re-issue of the Sunflower album, Joe Knott was not a professional songwriter. In the liner notes, Brian Wilson said of the song, "It was written by me and Mike and Joe Knott, who was a friend of mine who wasn't a songwriter but he contributed a couple of lines. But I can't remember which ones!".

Details[edit]

Musicians[edit]

The lead vocal is shared between all of the band members except for Dennis.

Live Versions[edit]

The reunited Beach Boys performing Add Some Music to Your Day in 2012.

The song was never played live until The Beach Boys 1993 tour where the lead was shared between Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine and Matt Jardine, however the song only lasted in the setlist for a few shows.

Brian Wilson performed the song regularly during his solo tours with Wilson the sole lead vocalist.

During The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour the song was played at most shows at the beginning of the 2nd set with The Beach Boys gathering around Brian Wilson's piano. The vocal was then shared by Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston.

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