The Beach Boys

Cuddle Up

Composed by Daryl Dragon / Dennis Wilson

Song Review by

Like his other outing on the Beach Boys' Carl & the Passions album, "Cuddle Up" is a somewhat top-heavy, classically influenced ballad. However, the lyrics and Dennis Wilson's excellent vocals render this an emotional masterpiece, closing the album out with style. Dennis lays his heart on the table here, and the tender and emotionally naked stance he takes in the lyrics and vocal performance is beguiling, and totally against the grain of his macho-energy-filled public persona. This song is a must for anyone curious about the talents of Dennis Wilson.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Carl and the Passions: So Tough 1972 Capitol
Carl and the Passions - So Tough/Holland 2000 Capitol 5:20
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