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SHE'S MY GIRL

Michael Mikey Brennan's "She's My Girl" showcases a joyful, youthful, nostalgic and optimistic feel to modern pop music, combining traditional 1960s rock and roll influences, and the sound of British pop rockers The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who and The Rolling Stones, with its mellow four-chord rhythm, Buddy Holly-like rhythmic beat and hiccupy vocal style, uplifting melody and soulful Motown-inspired harmonies, with a falsetto worthy of the Bee Gees, a "na na na na" hook worthy of American bubblegum pop groups, The Monkees and The Jackson 5, and a surf rock-esque guitar solo by Aeones guitarist Alfie Smith, echoing a similar summary vibe to The Beach Boys. The first of Mikey's songs to be produced by his ACM companion, drummer and producer, DJ Azza, who channelled the drumming style of Motown and Ringo Starr, amongst other '60s drummers, and the production style of Brian Wilson, implementing Phil Spector's Wall of Sound, used in classic Pet Sounds tracks, "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and "God Only Knows".

The first of Mikey's music videos to be directed by B Side Recording. Inspired by the various Ed Sullivan Show performances of the 1950s and 1960s (Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and The Crickets, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Herman's Hermits), the "She's My Girl" video features a black and white band performance, consisting of Mikey on vocals, DJ Azza on drums, Aeones guitarist Alfie Smith (who provided the song's guitar solo) on guitar, and Brian Leslie filling in on bass for Daniel Deere-Jones, who originally played bass on the song.

"It sounds like the kind of song you'd hear being performed on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 to a load of screaming girls".

Brian Leslie 

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LYRICS

She's the sweetest thing I know

She's the fairest of them all 

She's so beautiful 

She's my girl 

She's the only one I see 

She's the only one for me

She's the only one I need 

She's my girl 

She's my girl 

I love her so so so

I love her don't you know

She's my girl 

(She, she, she's my girl)

She's my girl 

(She, she, she's my girl)

She's so precious, she's so cute

She's as sweet as a piece of fruit 

She's my girl 

She's so pretty, she's so fine

And she's all mine

She's my girl

She's my girl


I don't need no money (no no no)

She's all the riches to me 

She's my girl

She's my girl

I love her so so so

I love her don't you know

She's my girl 

(She, she, she's my girl)

She's my girl 

(She, she, she's my girl)

She's so pretty, she's so fine

And she's all mine

She's my girl

She's my girl

Na na na na na na na
She's my girl
Na na na na na na na
She's my girl
Na na na na na na na
She's my girl
Na na na na na na na
She's my girl

She's my girl 

"When you write a song called 'She's My Girl' of course you're going to get people coming to you saying, 'So who's the girl?',  'Who was it written about?'. But it wasn't written about any particular girl, or with anyone in mind. Although the subject is intended to be towards a crush or girlfriend, it could have just as easily been about a sibling or a childhood best friend. The song is more of an expression of youth, and the joyful feeling of being young and in love. It's more about being in love with the feeling of being in love, than it is about being in love with someone. It's a love letter to rock and roll. Basically, when I sing, 'I love her so so so', I'm basically saying "I love rock and roll".

Michael Mikey Brennan

REVIEWS

"Sounds like a song from Grease. I can hear Danny Zuko singing this".

Amy Rae (Noro Blue

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