I have never understood why this terrific song was not released as a single – it would have been a No 1 for sure. It was written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher for the Beach Boys’ 1966 album Pet Sounds, and produced by Wilson. It was subsequently the B-side to the 1967 single Darlin’ which reached No 19 in the US and No 11 in the UK, but it should have had a chance as an A-side.
Here is a fascinating studio track of the vocals, Mike Love on lead. Boy, could they sing.
Here is an out-take with Brian Wilson on lead vocals.