Kokomo (song)

Number 1 hit song by the Beach Boys released in 1988

"Kokomo" is a song written by John Phillips, Scott McKenzie, Mike Love, and Terry Melcher and recorded by American rock band the Beach Boys.

It was released as a single on July 18, 1988 by Elektra Records and became a No. 1 Hit in the United States, Japan, and Australia (where it topped for about two months). It was written for the 1988 movie Cocktail.

It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1988, but lost to Phil Collins' "Two Hearts".[1] "Two Hearts" and Carly Simon's "Let the River Run" from Working Girl together beat it for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.


  1. "Grammy Award". metrolyrics.com. Archived from the original on August 21, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2010.