Celebrate the News (Bad Luck No More)

Do you believe in LUCK?

I believe that people can be lucky or unlucky in a secular way but not to the extent that I’d try and challenge my luck let’s say in a lottery because some reading told me that I’d get lucky and the odds are in my favor specifically today. Getting lucky for me is a state of being, not some psychic phenomenon, but that’s just me.

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, the theme selected by Jim is about Fortune, Luck and Fate, with that, I chose The Beach Boys’ Song, Celebrate the News. As I have mentioned in my past entries, my music influence is my father and he’s got such great collection of records. One would think then that he’s influenced me to listen to The Beach Boys — but no, this one is from my husband’s playlist! 🙂

Dennis Wilson’s ‘Celebrate the News’ was recorded a fortnight after 20/20 was released. It was instead used on the b-side of the non-album single ‘Break Away’. The latter was written by Brian with his father Murry, and it’s a fine stab at a radio-friendly hit, evoking their early 1960s hits without being too self-consciously retro.

‘Celebrate the News’ is much more distinct – the opening section, based around an acoustic strum, is in 6/4. The second half ramps up into a more conventional 4/4 time signature, using the group’s harmonies. The quality of this live version is poor and is mostly the studio version. The live vocals are impressive, particularly Mike Love’s deep bass. Carl Wilson is on drums in the video.

Have a listen!


Celebrate the News by The Beach Boys

Hello

My luck was so bad
I thought I used up all the luck I had
Everytime I thought I’d get it on
Someone put me on
There’s been a change

Beautiful and strange
My life’s gone through a change
Somehow I know (somehow I know)
Bad luck’s in the past
All good things here at last
So now we’ll grow

There’s been a change
Mmmmm
Bad luck (no more)
No bad luck (no more)
No bad luck (no more)
No bad luck (no more)
I got news for you
There ain’t no blues
I got news for you
No bad luck (no more)
No bad luck (no more)
No bad luck (no more)
I got news for you
There ain’t no blues
I got news for you
No bad luck (no more)
No bad luck (no more)
No bad luck (no more)
I got news for you
There ain’t no blues
I got news for you
No bad luck (no more)
No bad luck (no more)

Listen to the boys loud and clear
Come on folks withstand you fears
Sail away the choice is yours you choose
Celebrate the news
There ain’t no blues
Come on, come on, come on

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