Switched on Summer: Getting Around with the Beach Boys

Our Switched on Summer throwback mini-series begins in the heart of the 1960s, with the Beach Boys’ perennial school’s-out jam “I Get Around.”

We explore how every aspect of Brian Wilson’s two-minute-long masterpiece is perfectly calculated to literally “get around”—harmonically, melodically, and lyrically—creating that unbeatable feeling of cruising all over town with the top down on a hot summer’s night.