All I Want to Do (The Beach Boys song)

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"All I Want to Do"
All I Want to Do - The Beach Boys (20-20).jpeg
The Spanish single release of the song
Song by The Beach Boys
from the album 20/20
ReleasedFebruary 10, 1969
RecordedBrian Wilson's home studio
November 21, 1968
tag: Capitol Studios; November 12, 1968
GenreGarage rock, protopunk, hard rock
Songwriter(s)D. Wilson/Stephen Kalinich
Producer(s)Dennis Wilson

"All I Want to Do" is a song written by Dennis Wilson. It was recorded by American rock band The Beach Boys for their 1969 album 20/20. It was later released as the b-side to "I Can Hear Music", a single which charted at #24 in the U.S. and at #10 in the U.K..


The song is a savage fast-paced rocker with blazing guitars and a creditable vocal from Mike Love, unlike anything else in the Beach Boys' catalog. The song is seen as very controversial compared to other Beach Boys songs, with sexual noises in the background on the fade-out; a woman in the throes of passion, screaming and calling out "oh boy". Dennis Wilson can also be heard in the fade-out.[1][2]

A live version of the song was recorded in 1968 for Live in London but not included on the 1970 album. The version was, however, released on Rarities in 1983.



  1. ^ All I want to do review,
  2. ^ Keith Badman, "The Beach Boys: The Definitive Diary of America's Greatest Band on Stage and in the Studio" ISBN 0-87930-818-4, p.230.