- Brian Wilson co-wrote some of the Beach Boys songs with a DJ.
- Wilson said one of the songs they wrote together was about a car and a woman simultaneously.
- Wilson felt that this song came from his heart.
Brian Wilson co-wrote some of the Beach Boys songs with a DJ. He discussed how he felt about this DJ as a person. Additionally, Wilson said that one of the songs they co-wrote was about both a car and a woman.
Why Brian Wilson co-wrote several songs with a DJ
During a 2013 interview with Rock Cellar Magazine, Wilson talked about one of his regular co-writers: Roger Christian. “He was a disc jockey for LA radio station KFWB,” Wilson recalled. “At the end of 1963, I met him at the KFWB and he said to me, ‘Hey, I write lyrics about cars, can you add music to it?’ And I said, “Yeah,” so that’s how we started writing together and writing these car songs.
Afterwards, Wilson discussed his opinion of Christian. “He was a great guy to write songs with,” Wilson said. “He laughed a lot and made me happy. Some of the great songs we wrote together were ‘Shut Down’ and ‘Little Deuce Coupe’. Other songs Wilson co-wrote with Christian include ‘The Beach Boys Medley “, “Spirit of America” and “Dead The Curve of Man.”
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Brian Wilson said a Beach Boys song he wrote on a car came from his ‘heart and soul’
During a 2011 interview with Goldmine, Wilson discussed The Beach Boys’ “Don’t Worry Baby.” “I wrote this with Roger Christian and it took me two days to write it,” he said. “I started with the idea for the verse, then I wrote the chorus.”
Wilson revealed his thoughts on “Don’t Worry Baby.” “It was a very simple and beautiful song,” he said. “It’s really a song from the heart and soul, I really felt it in my heart.”
Wilson added that “Don’t Worry Baby” has a double meaning. “Some say it’s about a car and some say it’s about a girl, who’s right?” he said. “It’s both. It’s about a car and a woman.
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How The Beach Boys’ ‘Don’t Worry Baby’ and its parent album hit the charts in the US
“Don’t Worry Baby” became a minor hit. It peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Don’t Worry Baby” stayed on the chart for 10 weeks.
“Don’t Worry Baby” appeared on the Beach Boys album stop volume 2. The album reached number 13 on the Billboard 200. It stayed on the charts for 38 weeks.
“Don’t Worry Baby” wasn’t one of the most popular Beach Boys songs, but it has an interesting meaning.
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