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Nerdiest video of the '80s might be this forgotten Beach Boys hit

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March

There is nothing more American than The Beach Boys and today we tackle The Beach Boys in the '80s with Getcha Back.

If you think the only hit The Beach Boys had in the '80s was Kokomo, you would be mistaken. Believe it or not, The Beach Boys had five Top 40 hits in the '80s, which is two more Top 40 hits than they had in the '70s. In 1985, The Beach Boys made Getcha Back their very first video to promote their new self-titled album, which was the first album the singing group recorded since the drowning death of Dennis Wilson.

The video for Getcha Back is played for laughs with a nerd trying to reunite with his childhood sweetheart Wendy played by Katherine Kelly Lang, who has played the long-standing character Brooke Logan in The Bold and the Beautiful soap opera while the band appears here and there in nerd support. Getcha Back was also remade by Sugar Ray and featured in the Herbie: Fully Unloaded reboot with Lindsey Lohan.

The Beach Boys endlessly tour although fewer and fewer original Beach Boys remain in the band as Mike Love has more or less commandeered The Beach Boys legally away from his cousins, The Wilsons. 

[Last modified: Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:10am]

    

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