500 Greatest Songs of All Time
The Beach Boys, 'In My Room'
Writers: Brian Wilson, Gary Usher
Released: Sept. '63, Capitol
11 weeks; No. 23
"Brian was always saying that his room was his whole world," said Usher, who wrote the lyrics based on Wilson's idea. The three-part harmony on the first verse that Wilson sang with his brothers Carl and Dennis recalled the vocal bits that Brian taught them when they shared a childhood bedroom. As the Beatles had done with some hits, the Boys cut a version in German.
Appears on: Surfer Girl/Shut Down, Volume 2 (Capitol)