THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER- DAY 20 OF 95- ” WIPE OUT”-THE SURFARIS

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The Sounds Of Summer- Day 20 of 95- “Wipe Out”- The Surfaris. This instrumental by The Surfaris- a teenage band from Glendora, California went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1963- kept out of the #1 slot by Little Stevie Wonder’s “Fingertips.” It would be their only Top 40 hit- unless you count 1966’s re-release of “Wipe Out” which went to #16. “Wipe Out” has been an enduring hit though- over the years it has been featured in over 20 movies and television shows. “Wipe Out” is a surfing term of course for falling off your surfboard. The songwriters were The Surfaris- Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson. It is the bands manager-Dale Smallin who provides the opening laugh and “Wipe Out.”

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