why did the beach boys wrote kokomo?
- HoneyBunnyLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
In 1988, they unexpectedly scored their first #1 hit in 22 years with the song "Kokomo" which was written for the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail, becoming their biggest-selling hit ever. It was written by John Phillips (former leader of "The Mamas and the Papas"), Scott McKenzie (who had a hit single in 1967 singing "San Francisco," also written by Phillips), Mike Love, and Terry Melcher (son of Doris Day). Riding on "Kokomo"'s steam, the Beach Boys quickly put out the album Still Cruisin', which went gold in the U.S. and gave them their best chart showing since 1976.
- Lana HLv 51 decade ago
So Mike Love could keep exploiting an amazing band and make a joke out of Brian Wilson's work from 20+ years before just to make a buck and prove he could "make it" without his cousin.
"Because of the attitude of a few mental dinosaurs intent on exploiting our initial success, Brian's huge talent has never been fully appreciated in America and the potential of the group has been stifled.... If the Beatles had suffered this kind of misrepresentation, they would have never got past singing 'Please Please Me' and 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' and leaping around in Beatle suits."
.................................. Dennis Wilson, 1970
- 1 decade ago
for the movie "cocktail."