You're So Good to Me

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"You're So Good to Me"
Single by The Beach Boys
from the album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
A-side "Sloop John B"
Released July 5, 1965 (album)
Format 7"
Recorded May 24, 1965[1]
United Western Recorders and CBS Columbia Square. Hollywood
Genre Rock, soul,[2]
Length 2:16
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Brian Wilson/Mike Love
Producer(s) Brian Wilson
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"Barbara Ann"
"Sloop John B"
"Wouldn't It Be Nice"/"God Only Knows"
Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) track listing
Endless Summer track listing

"You're So Good to Me" is a song by American rock band The Beach Boys. It was originally released on June 5, 1965 by Capitol Records, on the album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!). The track was later included as the B-side of the group's single "Sloop John B", which was released on March 21, 1966. MOJO later wrote that the song was the closest the group had come to northern soul.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

The A-side "Sloop John B" entered the Billboard "Hot 100" on April 2, 1966. It remained on the chart for eleven weeks, peaking at #3 in the U.S. on May 7, 1966.


The basic track for "You're So Good to Me" was recorded at Western Studios in early May 1965. Take 24 was used as the master. On May 24, the lead and backing vocals for the song were recorded at Columbia Studios.[4]


The Beach Boys
Additional musicians

Alternate versions[edit]

In 2007, the compilation The Warmth of the Sun released the first stereo remix of "You're So Good to Me". Previously, the song was only available in monophonic and duophonic capacities.[5]

Cover versions[edit]

Live versions[edit]

The song has been played live many times throughout the years. Given Brian Wilson's frequent absence from the touring group, Al Jardine has sung the lead vocals on the song during its live history. However, during the band's 50th Anniversary Tour, Wilson sang the lead vocals on the song. He had previously sung the song live on his solo tours, although infrequently.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Leaf, David (1990). Today/Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (Media notes). The Beach Boys. California: Capitol Records. 72435-27945-2-2. 
  2. ^ Hickey, Andrew (2011). The Beach Boys On CD vol 1: 1961 - 1969. 
  3. ^ Mojo Staff (April 24, 2015). "The Beach Boys’ 50 Greatest Songs". MOJO. 
  4. ^ Doe, Andrew G. (2012). "GIGS65". Retrieved October 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ Doe, Andrew G. (2012). "MONOSTEREO". Retrieved October 26, 2012. 

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