Drag City (song)

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"Drag City"
Drag City James and Dean.jpg
Single by Jan and Dean
from the album Drag City
B-side"Shlock Rod" (Part 1)
ReleasedNovember 8, 1963
RecordedOctober 1963
GenreCar song[1]
LabelLiberty Records
Songwriter(s)Jan Berry, Roger Christian, Brian Wilson
Producer(s)Jan Berry for Screen Gems, Inc.
Jan and Dean singles chronology
"Honolulu Lulu"
"Drag City"
"Dead Man's Curve"

"Drag City" is a 1963 song by Jan and Dean, written by Jan Berry, Roger Christian, and Brian Wilson.[2] It describes the narrator's trip to a drag racing strip and borrows heavily from an earlier Jan and Dean song "Surf City," also co-written by Berry and Wilson.

"Drag City" was released as the title track from the album of the same name. It was the first of the duo's seven hit songs in 1964, and charted in the top ten in January.[2]


The musicians on the session included:


  1. ^ Hoffmann, Frank W.; Bailey, William G. (1990). Arts & Entertainment Fads, Volume 1. Binghampton: Haworth Press. pp. 61–62. ISBN 9780866568814.
  2. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Drag City". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
  3. ^ Scherman, Tony, Backbeat: The Earl Palmer Story, forward by Wynton Marsalis, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1999 p. 176

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