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( December 2014)
I Can Hear Music" is a song written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector for American  girl group the Ronettes (credited as The Ronettes Featuring Veronica) in 1966. This version spent one week on the Billboard Pop chart at number 100. In early 1969,  the Beach Boys released a cover version as a single from their album (1969), peaking at number 24 in the US.
said that "Ronnie sings a strong lead throughout the teen-oriented, emotion filled tune which is effectively backed by throbbing sounds." Cash Box
The Beach Boys version
"I Can Hear Music" was covered by the
American rock band the Beach Boys, released on their 1969 album with 20/20 Carl Wilson on lead vocals. This version peaked at No. 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song did best in Europe, reaching number 10 in the United Kingdom.
Within the US and Canada, it peaked on playlists in the top 5 in Boston, Houston and Dallas; No. 7 in New York and Chicago (
WCFL); No. 8 in Toronto and San Diego, No. 9 in Seattle; No. 10 in Vancouver and Indianapolis; No. 11 in Los Angeles, Louisville, Providence, and Chicago ( WLS); No. 12 in Milwaukee and Columbus.
Partial credits from Craig Slowinski.
Larry Lurex version
Larry Lurex, the solo stage name of Freddie Mercury, recorded "I Can Hear Music." His version peaked at #115 on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart.
Kathy Trocolli version
In 1996, the Beach Boys rerecorded the song, with
contemporary Christian singer Kathy Troccoli on lead vocals, for their country album .
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