Livin' with a Heartache

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"Livin' with a Heartache"
Livin' with a Heartache cover.jpg
Single by The Beach Boys
from the album Keepin' the Summer Alive
B-side "Santa Ana Winds"
Released May 21, 1980
Format Vinyl
Recorded August–December 1979
The Barn, Lynden WA
Genre Pop, country
Length 3:05 (single)
4:06 (album)
Label Caribou Records
Writer(s) Carl Wilson, Randy Bachman
Producer(s) Bruce Johnston
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"Goin' On"
"Livin' with a Heartache"
"The Beach Boys Medley"

"Livin' with a Heartache" is a song written by Carl Wilson and Randy Bachman for the American rock band the Beach Boys, one of two collaborations between the two writers.[1] It was recorded from August 27–29 at Bachman's home studio known as "The Barn" in Lynden, Washington with two further sessions at Rumbo Studios in November and December 1979.[2] "Livin' with a Heartache" was released on the Beach Boys' 1980 album Keepin' the Summer Alive and was subsequently released with a truncated 3:05 mix as a single backed with "Santa Ana Winds" which failed to chart in the US.



  1. ^ "Livin' With a Heartache - The Beach Boys | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  2. ^ "GIGS79". Retrieved 2016-10-16. 

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