The Beach Boys 5 Best Songs?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by UnderTheFloorboards'66, Nov 24, 2022.

  1. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. A music and film fan. ANTI-FASCIST.

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    Don't Worry Baby
    In My Room
    'Til I Die
    Sail On Sailor
    Hawaii
     
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  2. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident

    Location:
    Graz, Austria
    Man, I love this band! Here’s my list:cool:

    1. Good Vibrations
    2. Surf‘s Up
    3. God Only Knows
    4. Heroes & Villains
    5. Please Let Me Wonder
     
  3. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Searching For Simplicity

    Location:
    Midwest
    Ooooh, now this is a tough one. It depends on my mood, time of day, the season, the weather, etc. For right now, in no particular order:

    In My Room
    I Get Around
    Breakaway
    Good Vibrations
    Surf's Up (1966 piano demo)

    2nd string:
    The Lonely Sea
    Kiss Me Baby
    God Only Knows
    Cabinessence
    Cool Cool Water (Sunflower version)

    3rd string:
    Darlin'
    Til I Die
    Friends
    Little Saint Nick (45 mix)
    Forever
     
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  4. Chartstuff

    Chartstuff Forum Resident

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Top of my head:
    Good Timin'
    Breakaway
    She Knows Me Too Well
    Don't Worry Baby
    I Get Around
     
  5. Yannick

    Yannick Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cologne, Germany
    I Get Around
    Wouldn't It Be Nice
    California Girls
    Kokomo
    Still Cruisin'

    The Still Cruisin' album needs to be reissued.

    I have a great suggestion for a bonus track that would fit that particular mold: Problem Child
     
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  6. MRamble

    MRamble Forum Resident

    No love for Ding Dang?
     
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  7. sidewinder572

    sidewinder572 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Saint Paul, MN
    Good Vibrations
    God Only Knows
    I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times
    In My Room
    I Get Around

    etc.
     
  8. Elizabeth M

    Elizabeth M Going Nowhere Fast

    Impossible Task. Favorites change daily.

    current list in no particular order:
    The Warmth of the Sun
    Surfs Up
    ‘til I Die
    All I Wanna Do
    Wouldn’t I Be Nice

    Honorable mention: In the Back of My Mind. One of the most incredible backing tracks ever.
     
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  9. oceanvibe

    oceanvibe Forum Resident

    Location:
    Sweden
    Should be released as a twofer with Summer In Paradise and the 60s songs removed from Still Cruisin'. Rock N' Roll to the Rescue and California Dreamin' could also be bonus tracks! :)
     
  10. garrincha

    garrincha Forum Resident

    Location:
    Plymouth, UK
    Surf's Up
    'Til I Die
    Feel Flows
    God Only Knows
    All I Wanna Do
     
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  11. low_line

    low_line lukewarm water

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Caroline, No
    Feel Flows
    Good Vibrations
    Marcella
    Surf's Up
     
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  12. Greg Smith

    Greg Smith Forum Resident

    Time to Get Alone
    Feel Flows
    Let Him Run Wild
    Sail on Sailor
    Till I Die
     
  13. John Manning

    John Manning #FreeFeelFlows

    Location:
    Yorkshire Dales
    God, I can’t pick five. I’ll try.

    Steamboat
    River Song
    Surf’s Up (1971)
    Day in the Life of a Tree
    Til I Die

    I’d rather pick sequences:

    Our Prayer/Cabinessence (20/20)
    Day In The Life of a Tree/Til I Die/Surf’s Up (Surf’s Up)
    From There to Back Again/Pacific Coast Highway/Summer’s Gone (That’s Why God Made the Radio)

    perfection.
     
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  14. wandique

    wandique >>> Senior Member

    God only knows ...
     
  15. Paper Shark

    Paper Shark Forum Resident

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    NJ, USA
    Surf's Up
    Til I Die
    Caroline No
    Sail On Sailor
    California Girls
     
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  16. mpayan

    mpayan Resident Mofi Shill

    Kind of surprisingly difficult for me. To me there are The Beach Boys of Cars, Surfing and Girls, and then the Beach Boys in which it was Brian soloing with the Beach Boys as his instruments. And my gosh they have at least 10 perfectly crafted pop songs. But 5 is asked and 5 it is.

    I guess Ill split it up.

    1)God Only Knows- the greatest pop song ever imo. Nothing else touches this song from the 60s for me.

    2)Surfs Up-A masterpiece of what it is like in that pre age 30 in which the fun is over and a new journey of maturity in life takes place. Western Psych Surf Music. Brians height if collaboration and depth to his writing.

    3) I Get Around- The funnest Beach Boys song. And come on, isnt that what the young Beach Boys were, fun? All boy is this song. The signature car and cruising song. Snapshot of a young man in highschool just being cool and the backing vocals and chorus are just so infectious. It has the zoom of the hot rod.

    4) Surfer Girl- Well if you are talking Beach Boys you are talking cars, surf and girls. How could I leave this homage to the beach beauties out? Sure you have Rhonda and Wendy..but this is about the one that is an ocean apparation of the perfect beach queen. And Brians vocals are perfect. My slow song holding hands pick that just edges out Warmth Of The Sun.

    5) Surfin USA- We've covered cars and girls. Can't leave surfing out can, right?Ill admit that earliest Beach Boys is very simplistic. And yes they basically coped Chuck Berry. But in such a joyous way that I just have to pick this one. Its The Beach Boys "Please Please Me". The song that started it all for them. So number five it is for me.

    Yes, I know I am crazy for leaving "Good Vibrations" off. And "California Girls". But went for a balanced overview of what they sang about and the later creative songs. I could easily replace Surfs Up with Good Vibrations. But I am sticking with the above.

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  17. scott palmiter

    scott palmiter Forum Resident

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    joliet il
    til i die
    don't worry baby
    surf's up
    caroline no
    god only knows
     
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  18. cincyjim

    cincyjim Senior Member

    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    …or…

    You Still Believe in Me
    Let Him Run Wild
    Time to Get Alone
    Surf’s Up
    God Only Knows
     
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  19. gckcrispy

    gckcrispy Forum Resident

    Wow, not easy to narrow it to five. They made some of the most beautiful music ever. But I'll go with:

    God Only Knows
    The Warmth of the Sun
    Good Vibrations
    Let's Go Away for Awhile
    The Lonely Sea
     
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  20. bRETT

    bRETT Senior Member

    Location:
    Boston MA
    It was elbowed out by Chug a Lug and Baker's Man.
     
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  21. Deja Doh

    Deja Doh QUARANTINED

    Location:
    South Pasadena, CA
    Don't Worry Baby
    Good Vibrations
    Wouldn't Be Nice
    California Girls
    Surfin' USA
     
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  22. segue

    segue Senior Abstract Member

    Location:
    Hawai'i
    No love for “I’m bugged at my old man” ?
     
  23. Diamond Star Halo

    Diamond Star Halo Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vancouver
    Don’t Worry Baby
    California Girls
    Good Vibrations
    God Only Knows
    Wouldn’t It Be Nice
     
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  24. MichaelH

    MichaelH Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Kokomo
    Good vibrations
    Forever full house version
    God only knows
    Little saint Nick
     
  25. Phil12

    Phil12 Radiant Radish

    God Only Knows (everyone practically agrees on this one)
    Heroes and Villains
    All This Is That
    Surf's Up
    The Warmth Of The Sun
     
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