"Kiss Me, Baby" is one of the true wonders of one of the Beach Boys' finest albums, Today. By 1965, group leader Brian Wilson was getting tired of the fun-in-the-sun aesthetic that had come to dominate the sound of his group and, chiefly inspired by both the Beatles and the great Phil Spector, he moved to create dense, multi-layered confessional songs, with adult themes and exploring issues previously only developed by performers such as Bob Dylan. "Kiss Me Baby" is clearly a product of this new sophistication, which, although containing somewhat childish lyrics from Mike Love, contains a wonderful vocal arrangement, and a gorgeous, tuneful melody that Wilson seemed to knock off effortlessly during this period. In particular, the final coda ("Kiss a little bit/Fight a little bit/Kiss a little bit/Fight a little bit") is a huge leap for the Beach Boys, and the use of harmony was brought up to new levels. Undoubtedly one of the best songs on Today, it is also one of the hidden treasures of the group's entire catalog, although as with much of the group's output it does not lend itself to cover versions, and there have been no notable ones to comment upon.