The song was written by John Phillips & Michelle Phillips and was first recorded by Barry McGuire. However, the best-known versions were recorded by ‘The Mamas & the Papas’ & ‘The Beach Boys’ (our style is more based on the Beach Boys version). The song lyrics express the narrator's longing for the warmth of Los Angeles during a cold winter in New York City. "California Dreamin'" was certified as a Gold Record by the Recording Industry Association of America in June 1966 and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001.
The Beach Boys recorded their cover version of "California Dreamin'" in 1986 for their greatest hits compilation ‘Made in U.S.A.’. It was produced by Terry Melcher and featured Roger McGuinn from The Byrds on 12-string guitar. The song reached No 8 in the US charts helped by a music video that saw heavy play on MTV.
You will find this new style in under our 'Keyboard Software' section. Just look for your instrument brand (Yamaha Styles, Korg Styles, Ketron Styles or Roland Styles) and the 'Single Styles' section!