#3 Fun, Fun, Fun

#3 Fun, Fun, Fun – Beach Boys

The Beach Boys were the pioneers (and major practitioners) of ‘surf’ music, of which “Fun, Fun, Fun” is  a prime example. Surf music (basically rock’n’roll with good-time lyrics about surfing, girls and cars) and surfing had become popular and a major part of the newly found teen culture, especially in California (the one in America, not Norfolk). Interestingly enough the only beach boy who could actually surf was Dennis and he drowned.

That aside, the Beach Boys were a lot more interesting and generally influential than might be sumised by the publicity photo and a comparatively lightweight track. Brian (an undoubted musical genius) drifted in and out of madness and his current life status is unknown. Dennis (who had also started to come of age as a musician) was one of the first true rock’n’rollers, taking it all the way.

Lyrics

Verse 1:
Well, she got her daddy’s car
And she cruised through the hamburger stand, now
Seems she forgot all about the library
Like she told her old man, now
And with the radio blastin’ goes
Cruisin’ just as fast as she can, now

Chorus 1:
And she’ll have fun, fun, fun
‘Til her daddy takes the T-bird away
(Fun, fun, fun, ’til her daddy takes the T-bird away)

Verse 2:

Well, the girls can’t stand her
‘Cause she walks, looks, and drives like an ace, now
(You walk like an ace, now, you walk like an ace)
She makes the Indy 500 look like
The Roman chariot race, now
(You look like an ace, now, you look like an ace)
A lot of guys try to catch her
But she leads ’em on a wild goose chase, now
(You drive like an ace, now, you drive like an ace)

[repeat chorus]

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