Friends (The Beach Boys song)
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|Single by The Beach Boys|
|from the album Friends|
|Released||April 8, 1968|
|Writer(s)||Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine|
|Producer(s)||The Beach Boys|
|The Beach Boys singles chronology|
"Friends" is a song written by Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson and Al Jardine for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1968 album Friends. It was also released as a single, with the B-side of the single being "Little Bird". The single peaked at #47 in the U.S. and #25 in the U.K. The song was recorded in March 1968.
Brian once stated, "The cut 'Friends' was, in my opinion, a good way to keep waltzes alive. Carl had sung...before and now he spearheaded this cut with a heavy vocal performance."
As Peter Reum, a Beach Boys historian, stated "'Friends' is a waltz, and it's been used at the Berklee College of Music to teach students how to write in 3/4 time."
Someone can be heard sneezing in the track at 2:01.
Its a cappella mix is sold temporarily as analog single with Al Jardine's Beach Boys reunion song "Don't Fight The Sea" for the charity of 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in April 2011.
- Carl Wilson: lead vocals
- Brian Wilson: vibraphone, backing vocals
- Al Jardine: guitar, backing vocals
- Bruce Johnston: piano
- Dennis Wilson: drums, backing vocals