|Song by The Beach Boys from the album All Summer Long|
|Released||July 13, 1964|
April 2, 1964
April 10, 1964
|Genre||Surf rock, pop rock|
|All Summer Long track listing|
"Little Honda" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1964 album All Summer Long, and it was also featured on their EP, Four by The Beach Boys. It was covered by The Hondells, whose recording peaked at #9 on the U.S. pop singles chart, and later by Jan & Dean, and Yo La Tengo. The song pays tribute to the small Honda motorcycle and its ease of operation, specifically the Honda Super Cub.
"Little Honda" peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the Beach Boys but became an international favorite, rising to #1 in Sweden and #8 in Norway in early 1965 as cited by a contemporary issue of Billboard, #15 on Canada's national RPM chart, and concurrently #44 in Germany.
In regional North American charts the Beach Boys' recording was particularly popular in Los Angeles, Washington DC and Minneapolis (all #2), Vancouver (#3), Richmond (#4), Montreal (#6), San Jose (#8), and came close to top ten in Miami, Cincinnati, Winnipeg and in Springfield and Manchester in New England.
- Written by: Brian Wilson/Mike Love
- Album: All Summer Long
- Time: 1 min 52 sec
- Produced by: Brian Wilson
- Al Jardine: Vocals
- Brian Wilson: Vocals
- Carl Wilson: Vocals
- Dennis Wilson: Vocals
- Mike Love: Lead Vocals
- The Hondells, single "Little Honda" (1964)
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