Hans Worst Hits of the 80’s- “Kokomo”- The Beach Boys. The Beach Boys first #1 hit single since Good Vibrations in 1966. If there were a Grammy Award for Worst Single by a Legendary Group- this would have to at least be a nominee. It wouldn’t have been a hit in the first place if not for the Tom Cruise movie “Cocktail.” I hadn’t heard Kokomo until it was already a hit. I heard that The Beach Boys had a big hit and in 1988 this seemed rather odd- when was the last time they had been relevant? When I heard it I was shocked at how bad it was. Maybe America was feeling nostalgic about The Beach Boys at this point? I can’t explain it. Below I will attach a fine article on The Beach Boys in 1988 and Kokomo.
I had planned on going on a rant about Beach Boy Mike Love- but I am gong to save that for another day-