"It's O.K." is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love of the American rock band the Beach Boys, released on their 1976 album 15 Big Ones. It was issued as a single on August 9, 1976 (with B-side "Had to Phone Ya") and climbed to number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[1] The track later reappeared as the B-side to the 1985 single "It's Gettin' Late".

"It's O.K."
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Single by The Beach Boys
from the album 15 Big Ones
B-side"Had to Phone Ya"
ReleasedAugust 9, 1976
FormatVinyl
Recorded1974/1976
GenreRock
Length2:12
LabelBrother/Reprise
Songwriter(s)Brian Wilson, Mike Love
Producer(s)Brian Wilson
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"Rock and Roll Music"
(1976)
"It's O.K."
(1976)
"Everyone's in Love with You"
(1976)

The single was the highest-charting original song that the Beach Boys would have in the 1970s, unless one counts "Almost Summer", a song written by Wilson, Love, and Al Jardine for the sidegroup Celebration, which peaked at number 28.[1]

CompositionEdit

In 1995, Brian commented: "That was written inside Brother Studios in Santa Monica. At the end, where Dennis goes (sings) "Find a ride", we put two of his voices on there, and it sounded fan-tas-tic! Fuckin' fantastic from Dennis."[2] On another occasion, he praised Mike Love's lyrics, but said that the song "doesn't bring back real pleasant memories."[1]

PersonnelEdit

Per 2000 liner notes.[3]

The Beach Boys

Additional musicians and production staff

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Dillon, Mark (2014). Fifty Sides of the Beach Boys: The Songs That Tell Their Story. ECW Press. p. 430. ISBN 978-1-77090-198-8.
  2. ^ Benci, Jacopo (January 1995). "Brian Wilson interview". Record Collector. UK (185).
  3. ^ Diken, Dennis; Buck, Peter (2000). 15 Big Ones/Love You (booklet). The Beach Boys. California: Capitol Records. p. 2.