Barbara Ann
Composer Fred Fassert
Leadvocals Brian/Dean Torrence
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Highest Charting Position and Date Charted 1.1.66 #2
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Additional Infos Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean dropped by the studio to visit his buddies and suggested they cut the Regents "Barbara Ann" (a 1961 #13 hit). Unbelievably, as Brian began work on his most complicated productions Pet Sounds), an edited version of this completely "unproduced" Party LP cut went to the top of the charts in early 1966. Dean's presence on a Beach Boys hit was only fair play, as Brian sang falsetto on a number of Jan and Dean records including two of their biggest hits, "Surf City" and "Dead Man's Curve" .
The lyric in the middle of the song is: "Al and his famous ashtray".

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