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Single by The Mystics
B-side"Adam and Eve"
ReleasedApril, 1959
Songwriter(s)Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
The Mystics singles chronology
"Don't Take The Stars"

"Hushabye" is a song that was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman in 1959 for the doo-wop vocal group the Mystics.[1] It is based on the lullaby "All the Pretty Horses".[citation needed] It spent sixteen weeks on Billboard Hot 100 (nine of those in the top 40), reaching #20 at its peak.[2] Personnel on the original recording included Al Caiola and Bucky Pizzarelli on guitars and Panama Francis on drums. Disc jockey Alan Freed featured "Hushabye" as the closing tune on his televised Saturday night "Big Beat Show".[3]

The Beach Boys version[edit]

The song was covered by the Beach Boys on their 1964 album All Summer Long, featuring Brian Wilson and Mike Love on lead vocals. In 1993, two new versions of the song appeared on the Beach Boys' Good Vibrations box set, one live version and the other a split track with vocals in one channel and instruments in the other.

Other versions[edit]


  1. ^ "Doc Pomus Biography". Retrieved 2008-03-26.
  2. ^ "The Mystics Awards". Retrieved 2013-01-13.
  3. ^ "The Mystics". Retrieved 2013-01-13.

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