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Surfer Girl vs. This Boy
30 November 2019
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Has anyone else noticed that the Beach Boys song "Surfer Girl" (released in July of 1963) is similar in some ways to "This Boy ," (released in November of that year)? They're both in 6/8 time, among other things.

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30 November 2019
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Same key of D and Brian and John both have beautiful solo bridges in the middle too. Glad to see I'm not the only one who's wondered about the similarities between these two great songs! ahdn_john_08_gif One of the two biggest Beach Boys fans on the forum speaking here (the other is @sir walter raleigh)! 

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1 December 2019
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Here's an exquisite version from Simon..It's from  Brian Wilson tribute show......Somehow all alone he conjures up Beach Boy harmonies.....

https://youtu.be/sXHsARkfDbw

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Oh my @Wigwam that is beautiful a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

It verges from the sublime to the ridiculote

Silly-Girl-2016.png Silly-Girl-2017.png bbbadge2018.jpg

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1 December 2019
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Surfer Girl is a better song.

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Expert Textpert said
Surfer Girl is a better song.

  

Agreed! john-lennon-salute_gif

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2 December 2019
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So here's a ukulele version of "Surfer Girl," sung by a teenage girl in her room...

2 December 2019
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Yeah, I have to say I like "Surfer Girl" more as well. I'm only a mild BBs fan, but I suspect Brian Wilson probably had more compositional talent than even Paul (until "Smile" broke his brain)

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2 December 2019
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Two great songs, I personally prefer This Boy , but my real hot take is that I prefer Yes It Is to both of them ahdn_paul_02

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3 December 2019
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My thoughts too.......

4 December 2019
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Very similar same sort of doo-wop type of chord progression.  Surfer Girl is a little more complex and a better song, IMO.  

I've always said that when Brian Wilson was young, he had the voice of an angel.  Also one of the few people I regard as a musical genius (along with John and Paul, of course).

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