All Summer Long (The Beach Boys song)

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"All Summer Long"
Song by The Beach Boys
from the album All Summer Long
Released July 13, 1964 (1964-07-13)
Recorded May 6–7, 1964
Studio United Western Recorders, Los Angeles
Genre Rock, California Sound
Length 2:06
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Brian Wilson, Mike Love
Producer(s) Brian Wilson
Audio sample

"All Summer Long" 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 as a single in the UK in February 1965.[1]


According to AllMusic, "All Summer Long" contains beguiling teen fantasy lyrics; the narrative catalogs a series of happy events enjoyed by a guy and his girlfriend during the summer and punctuates them with the observation "every now and then we hear our song/we been having fun all summer long." The cheery sentiment of the lyrics carries over to the melody whose swirling bounciness provides a solid musical backdrop for the narrative's sunny tone, while its instrumental track is driven by boogie-woogie piano lines and some xylophone hooks."[2]


Track details courtesy of session archivist Craig Slowinski.[3]

The Beach Boys
Additional session musicians and technical staff


On disc 5 of Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys, there is a version of "All Summer Long" where the backing track and the vocals are separated onto two different speakers.

Use in media[edit]

The song is featured in the 1973 film American Graffiti as the closing credits roll, although the movie is set in the summer of 1962, two years before the song's release.

It also appears as the closing credits roll on The Simpsons episode "Summer of 4 Ft. 2". The episode makes a number of American Graffiti references.


  1. ^ "Beach Boys UK single discography 1964-1966 (black label)". 
  2. ^ "All music review". Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  3. ^ Craig, Slowinski (2014). Keep an Eye On Summer 1964 (Digital Liner). The Beach Boys. Capitol Records.  Mirror

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