Hawaii (The Beach Boys song)
|Single by The Beach Boys|
|from the album Surfer Girl|
|B-side||"The Rocking Surfer"|
|Released||September 16, 1963|
|Recorded||July 1963 |
|Writer(s)||Brian Wilson, Mike Love|
"Hawaii" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys. It was recorded in July 1963 and released on their 1963 album Surfer Girl. It is one of the first Beach Boy songs that Hal Blaine drummed on instead of Dennis Wilson. In January 1964, it was released as a single in Australia, becoming a top-10 hit. This song was also sung by Al and Matt Jardine on Al Jardine's live album released in 2001. In 1978, part of this song was referenced in the Beach Boys song "Kona Coast" off the M.I.U. Album.
"Hawaii" was released in Australia as a single, where it charted at number nine during 1964.
- The Beach Boys
- David Marks – harmony and backing vocals; rhythm guitar
- Mike Love – lead, harmony and backing vocals
- Brian Wilson – lead, harmony and backing vocals; bass guitar
- Carl Wilson – harmony and backing vocals; lead guitar
- Dennis Wilson – lead, harmony and backing vocals; drums