The Beach Boys Song "Darlin'" Gets Newfound Attention Thanks to The Big Bang Theory

Posted by Billyjam, December 11, 2015 09:51am | Post a Comment

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song "Darlin'" has garnered overnight newfound attention after being featured in last evening's  broadcast of The Big Bang Theory.  The Sheldon character (Jim Parsons), who rarely takes an interest in music, hums the melody of the unknown song throughout the latest episode entitled The Earworm Reverberation of TBBT, until finally figuring out that it is a song by The Beach Boys. "Darlin'" was originally a 1967 single (b-side "Here Today") taken from The Beach Boys album Wild Honey  of that same year. It has since been included on such collections as The Very Best of The Beach Boys: Sounds of Summer and The Very Best of The Beach Boys.   [Spoiler Alert!] The Beach Boys song acted the main story arc in the ongoing on-off relationship of Sheldon and Amy (Mayim Bialik).

Throughout the episode Sheldon kept humming and gargling and mumbling the song's melody in trying to figure out what exactly it was. Guesses include the SpongeBob SquarePants song, the theme from Footloose, and Aretha Franklin's "Respect." Sheldon even call The Rock And Roll Of Fame for assistance in identifying the mystery song, but to no avail. Then after finally determining the exact identity of the song, Sheldon confides in Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) that,  “It’s about Amy.....It’s about how she made my life better.” He references lines like "I love the way you soften my life with your love." He then  goes to tell Amy  how he loves her and wants to reignite their relationship.

Since the tenth episode of the current ninth season aired Thursday evening on CBS people have been searching for the song, many on YouTube and posting comments like "Sheldon brought me here." The song that can be found at Amoeba including a copy the original 1967 single on Capitol Records.

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