This week our WPPB TBT celebrates the 50th anniversary of "Good Vibrations!”
The Beach Boys biggest hit gave Americans good vibes half a century ago, making us feel closer now through the Thanksgiving / Christmas holiday season of 1966. A smash seller scoring massive radio air play for months...a certified platinum single..."Good Vibrations" also received immediate critical acclaim, becoming a transcendent feel good anthem for an emerging baby boom generation.
Over the decades since its initial release, the record has been recognized for its influence on pop music's artistic and technical development. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked "Good Vibrations" at number 6 in their "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time." As of 2016, "Good Vibrations" is Acclaimed Music's number 4 song of all time in their ongoing aggregation of critic's lists.
So come with me to a blossom world.
Softly smile and let the sunlight play upon your hair.
Hear the sound of a gentle word.
For the time is now to once again share good vibrations.