Barbara Ann – Beach Boys

June 26, 2022

“Barbara Ann” was officially released in 1961 from the album Barbara-Ann. The Beach Boys version of the song was released on December 20, 1965. Below are some fun facts about the single hit song and the Beach Boys.

Fun Facts

  • Originally, “Barbara Ann” was recorded by The Regents and released in 1961.
  • The song was later re-recorded on September 23, 1965, by the Beach Boys.
  • Louis Cicchetti played the producer’s role, and Fred Fassett wrote the lyrics. The Beach Boys had Brian Wilson as a producer.
  • The Beach Boy’s version of “Barbara Ann” was released in the Beach Boys’ Party album.
  • The beach boy band recorded the song in Western Studio in Hollywood.
  • Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Bruce Johnstone make up the Beach Boy Band.
  • “Barbara Ann” entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the week of January 1, 1966. It peaked at #2 after My Love by Petula Clark.

Lyrics

A Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann

Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann

Take my hand

Barbara Ann

You got me rockin’ and a rollin’

Rockin’ and a reelin’

Barbara Ann

Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann

Went to a dance, looking for romance

Saw Barbara Ann, so I thought I’d take a chance on

Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann

Take my hand

Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann

Take my hand

You got me rockin’ and a rollin’

Rockin’ and a reelin’

Barbara Ann

Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann

Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann

Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann

Take my hand

Barbara Ann

You got me rockin’ and a rollin’

Rockin’ and a reelin’

Barbara Ann

Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann

Tried Peggy Sue

Tried Peggy Lou

Tried Mary Lou

But I knew she wouldn’t do

Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann

Take my

Barbara Ann

Take my hand

You got me rockin’ and a rollin’

Rockin’ and a reelin’

Barbara Ann

Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann

Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann

Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann

Take my hand

Barbara Ann

You got me rockin’ and a rollin’

Rockin’ and a reelin’

Barbara Ann

Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann, Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann

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