Songs with The Wrecking Crew

The Wrecking Crew, as a group of session musicians, played on a vast number of songs for various bands and artists across different genres. Here are some notable songs and bands that featured the Wrecking Crew’s musicians:

  1. The Beach Boys:
    • “Good Vibrations”
    • “California Girls”
    • “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
  2. The Ronettes:
    • “Be My Baby”
  3. Frank Sinatra:
    • “Strangers in the Night”
  4. Simon & Garfunkel:
    • “Mrs. Robinson”
  5. The Mamas & the Papas:
    • “California Dreamin'”
    • “Monday, Monday”
  6. Sonny & Cher:
    • “The Beat Goes On”
  7. The 5th Dimension:
    • “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”
  8. Elvis Presley:
    • “Viva Las Vegas”
  9. Nancy Sinatra:
    • “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'”
  10. The Righteous Brothers:
    • “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'”
  11. The Monkees:
    • Many of their early recordings featured Wrecking Crew members.
  12. The Byrds:
    • “Mr. Tambourine Man”
  13. Johnny Rivers:
    • “Secret Agent Man”
  14. Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound Productions:
    • The Wrecking Crew played on many of Spector’s iconic hits, such as “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” by The Righteous Brothers.
  15. Various Film and TV Soundtracks:
    • The Wrecking Crew often played on soundtracks for movies and television shows during that era.

These are just a few examples, and the list of songs and artists that utilized the talents of the Wrecking Crew is extensive. Their ability to adapt to various musical styles and their exceptional skills as session musicians made them a crucial part of many hit recordings from the 1960s and 1970s. Their contributions played a significant role in shaping the sound of popular music during that era.

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