"California Girls" as written by Mike E. Love and Brian Douglas Wilson....
Well East coast girls are hip
I really dig those styles they wear
And the Southern girls with the way they talk
They knock me out when I'm down there

The Mid-West farmer's daughters really make you feel alright
And the Northern girls with the way they kiss
They keep their boyfriends warm at night

I wish they all could be California girls
I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California girls

The West coast has the sunshine
And the girls all get so tanned
I dig a french bikini on Hawaii island dolls
By a palm tree in the sand

I been all around this great big world
And I seen all kinds of girls
Yeah, but I couldn't wait to get back in the States
Back to the cutest girls in the world

I wish they all could be California girls
I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California girls

I wish they all could be California girls
I wish they all could be California girls
I wish they all could be California girls
I wish they all could be California girls
I wish they all could be California girls
I wish they all could be California girls
I wish they all could be California girls


Lyrics submitted by kevin

"California Girls" as written by Gretchen Frances N Wilson John D. Rich

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    General CommentHe's not saying California girls are the hottest - he's saying all the girls all over America are hot, and he wishes they all lived in California.
    oballon September 06, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHe's saying both: California - and it's girls - are what he likes the best because of what the 2nd verse says, but he's seen so many other hot girls all over the US he wishes they were in California too where he is (what guy in his position wouldn't).
    Certainly one of the "best of the best" for the Beach Boys (and rock-n-roll). The slow, layered intro is fantastic genius, and is electric to anyone who's heard it before.
    The Swing Kingon December 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rocks, screw all you people who don't leave notes.
    Insane_Jon September 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know, it's a good track, isn't it? I would have left a note beforehand, but it kinda never occured to me. It's certainly one of my favourite Beach Boys tracks ever.
    Bobo192on September 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI saw ontelevision once, an interview with Brian Wilson about this song. He said that he absolutely loved David Lee Roth's cover of this song. hehehe. Especially the parts where he'd yell, "I love girls." That always made me laugh
    ChaosFluro24on October 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentA long long time ago, back in the stone age, when Napster was still going, I dug up an a cappella version of this track. Turned out that you could still hear the instruments in the background. Versions such as those are the real ones which expose the brilliance of the harmonies on this track.

    As I remember, about this track, Bruce had just come into the band, and, within about ten minutes, had this thrust underneath his nose... though I can't remember all the details about this song that I should.
    Bobo192on March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMike Love wrote all or nearly all of the lyrics to this song. Credit given where credit is due.
    rarebiton June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim robert smith!
    Bertxxon October 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is true... California girls are hotter.
    allen314159on August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo.. I think he's saying california girls are the best. Why couldn't he, "wait to get back in the states
    Back to the cutest girls in the world" and then sing the chorus about california girls? He likes 'em best!
    allen314159on September 09, 2006   Link

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