Hemric and Styner wrote songs for all seven Beach Party films. Some of the songs were sweet romantic bubblegum (e.g., "A Boy Needs a Girl") or twistin' party music ("Beach Blanket Bingo"). But my two favorite songs are: "It Only Hurts When I Cry," a first-rate pop tune performed by Donna Loren in Beach Blanket Bingo and "Follow Your Leader," a smart comic classic sung by Harvey Lembeck in Bingo and reprised in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (in the clip below, the song starts about a minute into the scene) .
Guy Hemric moved to L.A. in 1952 and held numerous jobs before breaking into the music business. In addition to Styner, he also worked with other composers such as Mike Curb (who became a Lieutenant Governor in Califronia). Hemric co-wrote a big French hit for Petula Clark called "Ne Joue Pas" (aka "What Good Does it Do Me"). He died from colon cancer in 1993 at age 61.