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Rank this week: 30 (↑13)
Duration: 1:47 
Release Date: 1963  (sav-man) 
Lyrics By: Brian Wilson & Roger Christian (sav-man) 
Music By: Brian Wilson & Roger Christian (sav-man) 
Produced By: Nick Venet (sav-man) 
Released By: Capitol Records (sav-man) 
Licensing: BMI  #1335985 
  • It was also released by Capitol on the Beach Boys' LITTLE DEUCE COUPE album (in October 1963)! (sav-man)
  • Originally released on the Beach Boys' second album, 1963's SURFIN' U.S.A. (sav-man)
  • "Shut Down" earned enough airplay to reach #23 on the Billboard charts in April 1963 ("Surfin' U.S.A." had reached #3 in March). (sav-man)
  • Was the B-side to the Beach Boys' 1963 smash hit "Surfin' U.S.A." (sav-man)
  • One of the Beach Boys' best (and toughest) "hot rod" songs. Features a rare saxaphone "solo" from lead singer Mike Love! (sav-man)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Tach it up, tach it up
    Buddy gonna shut you down
    It happened on the strip where the road is wide
    (Oooo rev it up now)
    Two cool shorts standin' side by side
    (Oooo rev it up now)
    Yeah, my fuel injected Stingray and a four-thirteen
    (Oooo rev it up now)
    Revvin' up our engines and it sounds real mean
    (Oooo rev it up now)
    Tach it up, tach it up, tach it up
    Buddy gonna shut you down
    Declinin' numbers at an even rate
    (Oooo movin' out now)
    At the count of one we both accelerate
    (Oooo movin' out now)
    My Stingray is light the slicks are startin' to spin
    (Oooo movin' out now)
    But the four-thirteen's really diggin' in
    (Oooo movin' out now)
    Gotta be cool now power shift here we go
    Superstock Dodge is windin' out in low
    But my fuel injected Stingray's really startin' to go
    To get the traction I'm ridin' the clutch
    My pressure plate's burnin' that machine's too much
    Pedal's to the floor hear the dual quads drink
    (Oooo pump it up now)
    And now the four-thirteen's lead is startin' to shrink
    (Oooo pump it up now)
    He's hot with ram induction but it's understood
    (Oooo pump it up now)
    I got a fuel injected engine sittin' under my hood
    (Oooo pump it up now)
    Shut it off, shut it off buddy now I shut you down
    Shut it off, shut it off buddy now I shut you down
    Shut it off, shut it off buddy now I shut you down
    Shut it off, shut it off buddy now I shut you down
    Shut it off, shut it off buddy now I shut you down
    (I B Emerson)
    Current Rating 0.0 (0 votes)
    Played on 1 show:
    05-29-83, #83-22
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