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"I Can Hear Music" is a pop song that was written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector and originally performed by the Ronettes (1966). It was later covered by the Beach Boys (1969), then by Larry Lurex, which was the pseudonym of Freddie Mercury (1973), and José Hoebee in (1983).

Beach Boys version

"I Can Hear Music"
Single by The Beach Boys
from the album 20/20
Released February 24, 1969
Format Vinyl
Recorded October 1, 1968
Genre Pop
Length 2:36
Label Capitol
Producer Carl Wilson
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"Bluebirds over the Mountain"/"Never Learn Not to Love"
"I Can Hear Music"/"All I Want to Do"
"Break Away"/"Celebrate the News"

"I Can Hear Music" was covered by the American pop band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1969 album 20/20 with Carl Wilson on lead vocals.

With Brian Wilson increasingly losing interest in producing for the Beach Boys, his younger brother Carl took over the role of producer and lead Beach Boy. "I Can Hear Music" is considered by many to be Carl Wilson's first taste at being the "leader" of the group. Still, more than matching its top twenty peaks in the US charts of Record World and Cash Box, it placed No. 5 in Sweden, No. 6 in Holland and Malaysia, No. 7 in Poland, No. 10 in the UK, No. 13 in Germany and in Australia's Go Set chart, and No. 15 in Ireland.

Within the US it entered the top 10 playlists in Boston (#5), New York and Chicago (both #7), San Diego, Seattle, Houston and Vancouver in order of success; #12 Los Angeles, Columbus and Indianapolis; #14 Detroit.

In 1996, The Beach Boys re-recorded the song, with contemporary Christian singer Kathy Troccoli on lead vocals, for their country album Stars and Stripes Vol. 1. That recording was released as a single, and hit #16 on the US Adult Contemporary singles chart.


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