Still Cruisin' (song)

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"Still Cruisin'"
Single by The Beach Boys
from the album Still Cruisin'
B-side "Kokomo"
Released July 7, 1989
Format Vinyl
Recorded 1988
Genre Rock
Length 3 min 35 sec
Label Capitol Records
Writer(s) Mike Love, Terry Melcher
Producer(s) Terry Melcher
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"Kokomo"
(1988)
"Still Cruisin'"
(1989)
"Somewhere Near Japan"
(1990)

"Still Cruisin'" is a song written by Mike Love and Terry Melcher for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1989 album Still Cruisin' and reached number 11 in Austria, number 28 in Australia and number 93 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Recording[edit]

The song includes the vocals of Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Bruce Johnston. The only then-active Beach Boys member not included in the recording was Brian Wilson. The main recording was done at Al Jardine's Red Barn Studios in Big Sur, Calif. The guitars, bass & solo were played by Los Angeles studio musician, Craig Trippan Fall. The programming, including drums/keyboards were done by Keith Wechsler, who also was the engineer on the Still Cruisin' album, and the Summer in Paradise album.

Promotional video[edit]

VH-1 participated in the development of the promotional video for "Still Crusin'" to help promote a Corvette giveaway for their then-young cable channel. The video included four members of the Beach Boys singing the song at a concert with cutaways to several versions of the Corvette. Although Brian Wilson did not participate in the recording of "Still Crusin'", he did make a brief cameo appearance in the video: during the lyrics "...paradise by the sea...", Brian is sitting on the oceanside and turns to the camera.

Live versions[edit]

During the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour Al Jardine took over on Carl Wilson's original "When We Go Crusin'.." line.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[1] 28
Austrian Singles Chart[2] 11
US Billboard Hot 100 93

References[edit]

  1. '^ "australian-charts.com The Beach Boys – Still Cruisin" (ASP). Hung Medien (in English). Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  2. '^ "austriancharts.at The Beach Boys – Still Cruisin" (ASP). Hung Medien (in German). Retrieved April 14, 2013.