Shut Down (The Beach Boys song)

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"Shut Down"
Single by The Beach Boys
from the album Surfin' U.S.A. and Little Deuce Coupe
A-side "Surfin' U.S.A."
Released March 4, 1963
Format Vinyl
Recorded January 5, 1963
Genre Surf rock, pop rock
Length 1:54
Label Capitol Records
Writer(s) Brian Wilson, Roger Christian, Mike Love
Producer(s) Nik Venet
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"Ten Little Indians"
"Surfin' U.S.A."
"Surfer Girl"
Surfin' U.S.A. track listing
Little Deuce Coupe track listing
Endless Summer track listing

"Shut Down" is a song written by Brian Wilson, Roger Christian and Mike Love for the US rock band the Beach Boys. The primary melody is a Twelve-bar blues.[1] It was released on their 1963 album Surfin' U.S.A. and was also released on their 1963 album Little Deuce Coupe. It was also released as the B-side of the "Surfin' U.S.A." single. The single peaked at number 23 in the US on the 'Billboard' Hot 100 chart (number seven on the United Press International chart published in newspapers), and number 34 in the UK

The song details a drag race between a Super-Stock 413 cu. in.-powered 1962 Dodge Dart and a fuel-injected 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray and is derived from a longer poem by Christian.

The song was recorded and released by Jan & Dean on their 1982 album, One Summer Night/Live.



A live version of was released on Hawthorne, CA and the song is also part of a live medley on Endless Harmony.


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