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Following with the poll from last month, in which I asked you to post your favorite The Beach Boys songs and albums in ranked lists and then compiled them, this month we will be moving on to the next artist on the list, The Beach Boys!
Please post as many songs/albums in your lists as you would like, but please at least ten songs and five albums. We'll only be doing studio albums, no live albums, so I'll post a list of eligible ones below. Thank you and have fun! Deadline will be September 30th, and I will be continuing to use the EOY Albums/Songs formula for this one.
Here are eligible albums:
01 | Surfin' Safari
02 | Surfin' U.S.A.
03 | Sufer Girl
04 | Little Deuce Coupe
05 | Shut Down Volume 2
06 | All Summer Long
07 | The Beach Boys' Christmas Album
08 | The Beach Boys Today!
09 | Summer Days (And Summer Nights!)
10 | Beach Boys' Party!
11 | Pet Sounds
12 | Smiley Smile
13 | Wild Honey
14 | Friends
15 | 20/20
16 | Sunflower
17 | Surf's Up
18 | Carl and the Passions - "So Tough"
19 | Holland
20 | 15 Big Ones
21 | The Beach Boys Love You
22 | M.I.U. Album
23 | L.A. (Light Album)
24 | Keepin' the Summer Alive
25 | The Beach Boys
26 | Still Cruisin'
27 | Summer in Paradise
28 | Stars and Stripes Vol. 1
29 | That's Why God Made the Radio
30 | The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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Albums
[Brian Wilson presents Smile]
1. Pet Sounds
2. Wild Honey

Songs
1. Good Vibrations (1966)
2. I Get around (1964)
3. Mrs. O'Leary's Cow/Fire [Smile Version] (1967)
4. Wind Chimes [Smile Version] (1967)
5. California Girls (1965)
6. I Know There's an Answer (1966)
7. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) (1966)
8. Heroes & Villains [Smile Version] (1967)
9. I Was Made to Love Her (1967)
10. Surfin' Safari (1962)
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ALBUMS

1. Pet Sounds
2. All Summer Long
3. Sunflower
4. 20/20
5. Little Deuce Coupe

SONGS

1. God Only Knows
2. Sloop John B
3. Wouldn't It Be Nice
4. Good Vibrations
5. Don't Worry Baby
6. All Summer Long
7. I Can Hear Music
8. This Whole World
9. California Girls
10. Fun, Fun, Fun
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Albums:

01 Pet Sounds (1966)
02 The Beach Boys Today! (1965)
03 All Summer Long (1964)
04 Sunflower (1970)
05 Smiley Smile (1967)
06 Surf's Up (1971)
07 Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)
08 Beach Boys' Party! (1965)
09 Love You (1977)
10 20/20 (1969)
11 Surfer Girl (1963)
12 Surfin' U.S.A (1963)
13 Surfin' Safari (1962)
14 Little Deuce Coupe (1963)
15 Friends (1968)
16 Shut Down Volume 2 (1964)
17 Wild Honey (1967)
18 Holland (1973)
19 Carl and the Passions "So Tough" (1972)
20 15 Big Ones (1976)
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Could we include the Smile Sessions as an album?
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madzong wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:55 pm Could we include the Smile Sessions as an album?
This should definitely be included.
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Holden wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:37 pm Here are eligible albums:
01 | Surfin' Safari
02 | Surfin' U.S.A.
03 | Sufer Girl
04 | Little Deuce Coupe
05 | Shut Down Volume 2
06 | All Summer Long
07 | The Beach Boys' Christmas Album
08 | The Beach Boys Today!
09 | Summer Days (And Summer Nights!)
10 | Beach Boys' Party!
11 | Pet Sounds
12 | Smiley Smile
13 | Wild Honey
14 | Friends
15 | 20/20
16 | Sunflower
17 | Surf's Up
18 | Carl and the Passions - "So Tough"
19 | Holland
20 | 15 Big Ones
21 | The Beach Boys Love You
22 | M.I.U. Album
23 | L.A. (Light Album)
24 | Keepin' the Summer Alive
25 | The Beach Boys
26 | Still Cruisin'
27 | Summer in Paradise
28 | Stars and Stripes Vol. 1
29 | That's Why God Made the Radio
30 | The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Hi Holden, could you allow Smile Sessions in the album category?
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Songs:

1. Surfs Up (Smile Sessions Version)
2. Feel Flows
3. Good Vibrations (Single Version / Smiley Smile Version)
4. Heroes And Villains (Smile Sessions Version)
5. Cabinessence (Smile Sessions Version)
6. In My Room
7. Surfer Girl
8. Vegetables (Smile Sessions Version)
9. Hang On To Your Ego
10. God Only Knows
11. Wind Chimes (Smile Sessions Version)
12. Mrs O’Leary’s Cow (Smile Sessions Version)
13. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
14. Caroline, No
15. Sloop John B
16. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
17. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
18. You Still Believe In Me
19. Do You Like Worms? (Smile Sessions Version)
20. Love To Say Dada (Smile Sessions Version)
21. Our Prayer (Smile Sessions Version)
22. Wonderful (Smile Sessions Version)
23. Sail On Sailor
24. ‘Til I Die
25. Long Promised Road
26. You’re Welcome
27. That’s Not Me
28. Let’s Go Away For A While
29. I’m Waiting For The Day
30. Pet Sounds
31. I Get Around
32. Do It Again
33. I Can Hear Music
34. California Girls
35. Wild Honey
36. Break Away
37. Tears In The Morning
38. Surfin’ USA
39. Fun Fun Fun
40. Help Me Rhonda (Single Version / Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) Version)
41. Surfin’ Safari
42. Little Deuce Coupe
43. Barbara Ann
44. Warmth Of The Sun
45. When I Grow Up To Be A Man
46. Cool Cool Water
47. You’re Welcome
48. Be True To Your School
49. Shut Down
50. All Summer Long
51. Please Let Me Wonder
52. If There Is An Answer
53. Darlin’
54. Little Saint Nick
55. With Me Tonight
56. Gettin’ Hungry
57. Here Comes The Night (Wild Honey Version)
58. Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)
59. It’s About Time
60. Disney Girls
61. Here Today
62. You’re So Good To Me
63. Cuddle Up
64. Let Him Run Wild
65. Forever
66. Little Honda
67. Then I Kissed Her
68. Do You Wanna Dance?
69. Dance Dance Dance
70. Rock And Roll Music
71. Lady Lynda
72. 409
73. Lonely Sea
74. Spirit Of America
75. Keep An Eye On Summer
76. Wendy
77. The Man With All The Toys
78. Merry Christmas Baby
79. Frosty The Snowman
80. Please Let Me Wonder
81. She Knows Me Too Well
82. Girl Don’t Tell Me
83. Let The Wind Blow
84. Friends
85. Wake The World
86. Little Bird
87. Slip On Through
88. Add Some Music To Your Day
89. All I Wanna Do
90. You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone
91. Make It Good
92. The Trader
93. Funky Pretty
94. It’s OK
95. Had To Phone Ya
96. Just Once In My Life
97. She’s Got Rhythm
98. Come Go With Me
99. Peggy Sue
100. Good Timin’
101. Sumahama
102. Baby Blue
103. Keepin’ The Summer Alive
104. Endless Harmony
105. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
106. There’s No Other (Like My Baby)
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Albums:

1. Smile Sessions
2. Pet Sounds
3. Surf’s Up
4. Today!
5. Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
6. Sunflower
7. All Summer Long
8. Wild Honey
9. Holland
10. Smiley Smile
11. Surfin’ U.S.A.
12. 20/20
13. The Beach Boys Christmas Album
14. Friends
15. Love You
16. Shut Down Vol. 2
17. Surfer Girl
18. Little Deuce Coupe
19. Beach Boys Party!
20. Carl And The Passions - ‘So Tough’
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ALBUMS
01 | Pet Sounds
02 | The SMiLE Sessions
03 | Surf's Up
04 | Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
05 | The Beach Boys Today!
06 | Sunflower
07 | Holland
08 | Shut Down Volume 2
09 | Friends
10 | Surfer Girl
11 | All Summer Long
12 | Smiley Smile
13 | Wild Honey
14 | Surfin' U.S.A.
15 | Carl and the Passions - "So Tough"

SONGS
01 | God Only Knows
02 | Good Vibrations
03 | Don't Worry Baby
04 | California Girls
05 | Surf's Up (SMiLE Version)
06 | Wouldn't It Be Nice
07 | I Get Around
08 | Warmth Of The Sun
09 | Sloop John B
10 | Cabin Essence (SMiLE Version)
11 | Surfin' U.S.A.
12 | Heroes And Villains (SMiLE Version)
13 | Let's Go Away For Awhile
14 | Wonderful (SMiLE Version)
15 | I'm Waiting For The Day
16 | You're So Good To Me
17 | I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
18 | Feel Flows
19 | Sail On Sailor
20 | This Whole World
21 | Help Me Rhonda [Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) Version]
22 | Long Promised Road
23 | In My Room
24 | Disney Girls
25 | Dance Dance Dance
26 | Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
27 | Be Still
28 | ‘Til I Die
29 | Fun Fun Fun
30 | Passing By
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I’ll allow the Smile Sessions if people want it!
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Holden wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:26 am I’ll allow the Smile Sessions if people want it!
Great news!
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Songs

1. Good Vibrations (My 10th favorite of all time)
2. God Only Knows (75)
3. California Girls (250)
4. I Get Around (263)
5. Sloop John B (296)
6. Fun, Fun, Fun (326)
7. Surfer Girl (472)
8. Wouldn't It Be Nice (577)
9. Surfin' USA (608)
10. Help Me, Rhonda (653)
11. Surfin' Safari (687)
12. Dance, Dance, Dance (734)
13. Kokomo (738)
14. Little Deuce Coupe (819)
15. Caroline, No (896)
16. Darlin' (969)
17. Don't Worry Baby (1030)
18. In My Room (1209)
19. When I Grow Up To Be a Man (1274)
20. I Can Hear Music (1498)
21. Heroes and Villains (2076)
22. Sail On, Sailor (2101)
23. Barbara Ann (3097)
24. Warmth of the Sun (3331)
25. Shut Down (4480)
26. It's About Time (4501)
27. Bluebirds Over the Mountain (4568)
28. Little Saint Nick (4626)
29. Wendy (6001)
30. 409 (6319)
31. Girl Don't Tell Me (6327)
32. The Little Girl I Once Knew (6337)
33. Hushabye (6512)
34. Be True to Your School (6561)
35. Surf's Up (6564)
36. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (6586)
37. You Still Believe In Me (6637)
38. Carl's Big Chance (6674)
39. Please Let Me Wonder (6697)
40. Forever (6698)
41. Drive-In (6719)
42. Good Timin' (6843)
43. All Summer Long (6859)

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Albums

1. Pet Sounds (My 164th favorite of all time)
2. Sunflower (368)
3. Smiley Smile (399)
4. Today! (422)
5. Surf's Up (655)
6. All Summer Long (736)
7. Summer Days (And Summer Nights) (912)
8. Surfin' USA (1040)
9. Wild Honey (1250)
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Henry wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:25 am Albums

1. Pet Sounds (My 164th favorite of all time)
2. Heroes and Villains (276)
3. Sunflower (368)
4. Smiley Smile (399)
5. Today! (422)
6. Surf's Up (655)
7. All Summer Long (736)
8. Summer Days (And Summer Nights) (912)
9. Surfin' USA (1040)
10. Wild Honey (1250)
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Hi Henry,

Heroes and Villains might be on the wrong list?
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Songs:
1. This Whole World (Sunflower, 1970)
2. Break Away (20/20, 1969)
3. Caroline No (Pet Sounds, 1966)
4. Cottonfields (20/20, 1969)
5. California Saga: The Beaks Of Eagles (Holland, 1973)
6. Feel Flows (Surf’s Up, 1971)
7. Surf’s Up (Surf’s Up, 1971)
8. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Pet Sounds, 1966)
9. Good Vibrations (Smiley Smile, 1967)
10. Cabinessence (20/20, 1969)
11. Let’s Go Away For A While (Pet Sounds, 1966)
12. Diamond Head (Friends, 1968, Edit)
13. Old Folks At Home/Ol’ Man River (20/20, 1969)
14. Time To Get Alone (20/20, 1969)
15. You Still Believe in Me (Pet Sounds, 1966)
16. Lookin’ At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) (Surf’s Up, 1971)
17. Little Deuce Coupe (Surfer Girl, 1963)
18. I Get Around (All Summer Long, 1964)
19. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) (Pet Sounds, 1966)
20. It’s About Time (Sunflower, 1970)
21. ’Til I Die (Surf’s Up, 1971)
22. I Can Hear Music (20/20, 1969)
23. Kokomo (single, 1988)
24. Darlin' (Wild Honey, 1967)
25. Little Bird (Friends, 1968)
26. California Girls (Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), 1965)
27. God Only Knows (Pet Sounds, 1966)
28. Pet Sounds (Pet Sounds, 1966)
29. The Warmth Of The Sun (Shut Down Volume 2, 1964)
30. Forever (Sunflower, 1970)
31. Surfin' USA (Surfin’ U.S.A., 1963)
32. Fun, Fun, Fun (Shut Down Volume 2, 1964)
33. With Me Tonight (Smiley Smile, 1967)
34. Our Prayer (20/20, 1969)
35. Celebrate The News (20/20, 1969)
36. Do It Again (20/20, 1969)
37. All Summer Long (All Summer Long, 1964)
38. I Know There’s An Answer (Pet Sounds, 1966)
39. Long Promised Road (Surf’s Up, 1971)
40. I’m Waiting For The Day (Pet Sounds, 1966)
41. I Went To Sleep (20/20, 1969)
42. Vegetables (Smiley Smile, 1967)
43. Aren’t You Glad (Wild Honey, 1967)
44. The Nearest Faraway Place (20/20, 1969)
45. Don’t Go Near The Water (Surf’s Up, 1971)
46. Disney Girls (1957) (Surf’s Up, 1971)
47. Add Some Music To Your Day (Sunflower, 1970)
48. Deirdre (Sunflower, 1970)
49. Trader (Holland, 1973)
50. Sail On Sailor (Holland, 1973)
51. Busy Doin’ Nothing (Friends, 1968)
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Albums:

1. Pet Sounds
2. The Smile Sessions
3. The Beach Boys Today!
4. Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
5. Surf’s Up
6. Smiley Smile
7. Friends
8. All Summer Long
9. Wild Honey
10. Shut Down Volume 2
11. Surfin’ U.S.A.
12. Holland
13. Sunflower
14. Surfin’ Safari
15. Surfer Girl
16. Little Deuce Coupe
17. Beach Boys' Party!
18. Love You
19. The Beach Boys' Christmas Album
20. 20/20
21. Keepin' the Summer Alive
22. Carl and the Passions - "So Tough"
23. L.A. (Light Album)
24. Still Cruisin’
25. The Beach Boys
26. That’s Why God Made the Radio
27. M.I.U. Album
28. Summer in Paradise
29. 15 Big Ones
30. The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
31. Stars and Stripes Vol. 1

Songs:

1. Wouldn’t it Be Nice
2. Good Vibrations
3. Don’t Worry Baby
4. God Only Knows
5. I Get Around
6. Heroes and Villains
7. Caroline, No
8. I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times
9. Child is Father of the Man
10. In My Room
11. Barbara Ann
12. Help Me, Rhonda
13. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
14. Surf’s Up
15. Dance, Dance, Dance
16. That’s Not Me
17. Surfer Girl
18. Surfin’ U.S.A.
19. Sloop John B
20. I Know There’s an Answer
21. Let’s Go Away For Awhile
22. We’ll Run Away
23. I’m Waiting For the Day
24. You Still Believe in Me
25. Sail On, Sailor
26. Vega-Tables
27. All Summer Long
28. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
29. Look (Song for Children)
30. California Girls
31. Then I Kissed Her
32. Fun, Fun, Fun
33. Wind Chimes
34. Our Prayer
35. Friends
36. The Warmth of the Sun
37. Here She Comes
38. Here Today
39. I Can Hear Music
40. Feel Flows
41. I Wanna Be Around/Workshop
42. Little Deuce Coupe
43. Surfin’ Safari
44. Cuddle Up
45. Cabin Essence
46. Love to Say Dada
47. Do it Again
48. Pet Sounds
49. ‘Till I Die
50. Gee
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The Beach Boys had one of the oddest careers among widely acclaimed artists. Among the top 20 or so artists on AM, they might be the only one that has only one album in the "albums that you have to listen to when you're getting into music" category: Pet Sounds (I wish I could put Smile Sessions in this category too, but it's probably too much to ask for from an archival release). They are widely known among the public, but really only for their early surf rock era career and select singles like Good Vibrations and Wouldn't It Be Nice. Many people that lived through that era of music, like my parents, still view them more as a novelty act than as a group to take seriously. This attitude makes Pet Sounds one of the most rewarding listens when you first start getting into music; the obvious greatness of that album compared to the band's reputation among the public makes you feel that you're being let in on a secret. But for some reason, many people stop listening to the group at Pet Sounds, even those who enjoy it (for example, the number of ratings for Pet Sounds on RYM is 5x that of any of their other albums). The group's post-Pet Sounds output lacked a singular masterpiece, sure, but it was much higher quality and consistently interesting than its reputation among critics would indicate, and there are so many gems buried in the lesser-known albums. I wonder how the band's reputation would several of their shorter albums from the late 60s/early 70s had been combined into one double album that was a major "statement" album.
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1. God Only Knows
2. I Know There's An Answer (Hang On To Your Ego)
3. Do It Again
4. Heroes And Villains
5. You're So Good To Me
6. Good Vibrations
7. Wouldn't It Be Nice
8. You Still Believe In Me
9. Surf's Up
10. California Girls
11. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
12. I Get Around
13. That's Not Me
14. I'm Waiting For The Day
15. Surfin' U.S.A.
16. Fun Fun Fun
17. Little Deuce Coupe
18. I Can Hear Music
19. Barbara-Ann
20. Then I Kissed Her
21. Help Me Rhonda
22. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
23. Sloop John B.
24. When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
25. Caroline, No
26. Vegetables
27. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
28. Little Honda
29. Little Saint Nick
30. Don't Worry Baby
31. Break Away
32. California Saga, Part Three
33. Here Today
34. Darlin'
35. 409
36. In My Room
37. Til I Die
38. Surfer Girl
39. Wipeout [with The Fat Boys]
40. Let's Go Away For A While
41. The Girl From New York City
42. The Man With All The Toys
43. All Summer Long
44. Friends
45. Long Promised Road
46. The Trader
47. Cottonfields (The Cotton Song)
48. Kokomo
49. Wild Honey
50. Forever
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Songs

1. Don't Worry Baby
2. Caroline, No
3. God Only Knows
4. Good Vibrations
5. California Girls
6. Little Saint Nick
7. Surfer Girl
8. In My Room
9. Surf's Up
10. Do It Again
11. I Get Around
12. Surfin' U.S.A.
13. Sloop John B
14. Heroes and Villians
15. Wouldn't It Be Nice
16. Kokomo
17. Help Me Rhonda
18. Fun Fun Fun
19. Cottonfields
20. I Can Hear Music
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Albums:
1. Pet Sounds
2. some version of Smile (I generally know it from Brian Wilson's 2004 version, and the excerpts from the band's 1993 box set)
3. All Summer Long
4. Little Deuce Coupe
5. The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album
6. The Beach Boys Today!
7. Smiley Smile
8. Shut Down Volume 2
9. Wild Honey
10. Surf’s Up
11. Surfin’ U.S.A.
12. The Beach Boys Love You
13. Summer Days (And Summer Nights!)
14. Surfer Girl
15. Holland
16. Sunflower
17. Surfin’ Safari

These guys sometimes show up in the AM Top Artists top ten, and I've tried at times to listen to all the albums in that top ten, but 30 Beach Boys albums is just way too much for me.

Songs:
1. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
2. Good Vibrations
3. Don't Worry Baby
4. All Summer Long
5. California Girls
6. Kokomo
7. Surf’s Up
8. Little Saint Nick
9. I Get Around
10. When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
11. I’m Waiting for the Day
12. I Know There’s An Answer
13. I'll Be Home for Christmas
14. God Only Knows
15. Wind Chimes
16. A Young Man Is Gone
17. I Can Hear Music
18. Caroline, No
19. Wendy
20. Surfin’ U.S.A.
21. Fun, Fun, Fun
22. Surfer Girl
23. Sail On, Sailor
24. Sloop John B
25. You Still Believe in Me
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ALBUMS w/comments/rationale
29 | Summer in Paradise | 1992
Truly abysmal. Only "Strange Things Happen" is tolerable.
28 | Stars and Stripes Vol. 1 | 1996
Not sure I count this as a BB album since they do backing vocals on all these. Best track is a decent Willie Nelson take on "Warmth of the Sun". Not sure why she's here because she's far from country but Kathy Troccoli on "I Can Hear Music" is the other highlight.
27 | Carl and the Passions - ""So Tough"" | 1972
I will never understand the apologists for "Marcella". Far away the best track is also the BB only GOOD track about Transcendental Meditation. ("All This is That")
26 | Holland | 1973
This may be the only album where the Brian Wilson contributions are the worst thing on it (other than "Sail On Sailor"). "Steamboat" is pretty trippy for the band.
"Sail" is best cut.
25 | 15 Big Ones | 1976
I've started to appreciate this more with the passage of time. Their version of Spector's "For Once in My Life" has some passion.
24 | Still Cruisin' | 1989
Best NEW cut is "Somewhere Near Japan". "Kokomo" is decent. I don't really think of this as a proper album either, more of a compilation with "Kokomo" tacked on for people who didn't want the COCKTAIL soundtrack.
23 | Keepin' the Summer Alive | 1980
This one gets a lot of hate for the country tinge to some of the songs. Nothing absolutely essential here but "Endless Harmony" is underrated.
22 | That's Why God Made the Radio | 2012
Honestly I haven't heard this one very much. It's mostly pretty slick which will probably keep it from becoming a favourite but there's nothing embarrassing and it seems like there's enough catchy cuts that it could grow on me.
21 | M.I.U. Album | 1978
Hot take: "Hey Little Tomboy" is actually OK if not the most feminist song in the world. Best cut is the underrated "My Diane".
20 | Surfin' U.S.A. | 1963
The titular Chuck Berry ripoff is the star here.
19 | Shut Down Volume 2 | 1964
All car songs album. Best is "409".
18 | Little Deuce Coupe | 1963
More car songs. "Don't Worry Baby" gets the nod over "Fun, Fun, Fun"
17 | Surfin' Safari | 1962
Top track:"409".
16 | Surfer Girl | 1963
Top track "In My Room"
15 | The Beach Boys | 1985
My first "hot take". Yes, this is undeniably an 80s album sonically. Produced by Steve Levine, who was also responsible for at least one Culture Club album, there are synths, Fairlights and electronic drums. Because of this it gets shit on as "dated" which is a tired critic's code for "I would prefer keys and digidrums never existed" rather than any attempt to engage with the actual music contained therein. The band's last really good album. Best tracks: "She Believes in Love Again" and "Where I Belong".
14 | Beach Boys' Party! | 1965
This album is a lie. Presented as a Beach Boys party recorded live in the studio, it was in fact pieced together out of multiple takes and the "party" is calculated. (Listen to the album called THE BEACH BOYS PARTY! UNCOVERED AND UNPLUGGED (2015) and you can hear earnest discussions about "It seems like someone should cough there? Anyone want to cough?") But the fact is that the lie SOUNDS convincing much like a "live" concert album that uses spliced in studio overdubs to cover up flubs. Some of that is likely due to the fact that the participants were a bit drunk and/or "recreationally enhanced" at the time making the performances sound loose. Best tracks: "There's No Other (Like My Baby)", a rare tribute to Brian's idol Phil Spector and a somewhat raw vocal from Dennis on the Beatles "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" as well as the manically sung "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow".
13 | L.A. (Light Album) | 1979
This one attracts a lot of ire for the disco cut ("Here Comes the Night") but I suspect it has less to do with critical dismay that it is bad disco than an assumption that there is no such thing as "good disco". Solid album with trademark BB harmony on several cuts. Highlights:"Full Sail" and "Goin' South".
12 | Wild Honey | 1967
The Beach Boys R&B album. As such, it is rawer vocally than most of their output and there are few group harmonies. Nevertheless it is often good to great if you can get past that. Best ones: "Here Comes the Night" (yes, this is the same one they disco-ized above), the haunting "Let the Wind Blow" and the title track.
11 | Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) | 1965
1965 is when the BB began to cha-cha toward PET SOUNDS...a couple steps forward then one back. So while you get the trio of "California Girls", "Let Him Run Wild" and "Help Me Rhonda" you also get throwback filler like "Amusement Parks U.S.A." which is what keeps this from rising higher.
10 | Smiley Smile | 1967
Undoubtedly the trippiest album the BB ever made. Cobbled together after SMILE fell apart, it was described as a "bunt instead of a grand slam". Taken on its terms instead of comparing it to the SMILE that never was though, I think "double" is more apt. Best cuts "Wonderful", "Good Vibrations" (natch) and "Heroes and Villains".
9 | 20/20 | 1969
An odds and sods collection basically rather than necessarily conceived/written as an album but a lot of good stuff. Best tracks: a gorgeous remake of "I Can Hear Music" that bests Spector at his own game, SMILE acappella castoff "Our Prayer" and "Time to Get Alone" which was written for the band that became Three Dog Night. Album also contains a curiosity, "Never Learn Not to Love", which was brought to the band by a hippie commune leader, one Charles Manson. (Originally titled "Cease to Exist"). It begins with an eerie backmasked cymbal before moving into standard BB territory.
8 | The Beach Boys Love You | 1977
This is probably their most polarizing album. It's full of analog synthesizers, the voices are deeper with little falsetto and the lyrical choices "quirky". Best cuts:"The Night Was So Young", "I Wanna Pick You Up" and "Johnny Carson".
7 | Sunflower | 1970
Probably the most underrated BB album in the U.S. at least. One of the most balanced albums in terms of song contributions revealed that Dennis in particular had some great material to offer. Best cuts: raison d'etre tune "Add Some Music to Your Day", Dennis' gentle "Forever", Bruce's tearjerker "Tears in the Morning" and rocker "It's About Time".
6 | Surf's Up | 1971
This one just eked out Sunflower largely due to the title track. Best cuts: "Surf's Up", somber "'Til I Die", Bruce's paean to youthful innocence "Disney Girls (1957)" and the inspirational "Long Promised Road"
5 | All Summer Long | 1964
A major leap forward for the BB as heard on tracks like "Wendy", "I Get Around" and their reinvigoration of the Mystics' "Hushabye". There are other treasures to be found, too, such as the underrated "Girls on the Beach".
4 | The Smile Sessions | 2011
I honestly feel a bit disingenuous ranking this so highly because it is still, in the end, a group of outtakes from something that never happened. But the pieces are so exquisite from the shattered pottery that was SMILE that it gets a pass. If you want to learn more about the greatest lost album ever, I highly recommend "Look, Listen, Vibrate, Smile" by Domenic Priore which compiles all sorts of news clippings and quotes from the era about the rabid experimentation and eventual implosion. Priore has also written "Smile: The Story of Brian Wilson's Lost Masterpiece" which is newer and easier to find but I can't personally recommend it only because I haven't read it. I am assuming though that it will contain the same information that made "Look!" wonderful (no pun intended). Best cuts: "Good Vibrations", "Wonderful" and "Surf's Up".
3 | Friends | 1968
Brian has been quoted at times as saying this was his favourite BB album. This is probably because it was during a relatively "relaxed" time for the band. In the aftermath of SMILE, the cognoscenti of rock were no longer touting an artistic race for supremacy between the BB and Beatles. But that is not only the only reason. The album is the aural equivalent of a sigh you make upon collapsing into a comfy chair at the end of a day's toil. Best cuts: the waltzing title track, soaring "Be Here in the Morning", Dennis' meditative "Little Bird" and a hymn to puttering around the house, "Busy Doin' Nothing".
2 | The Beach Boys Today! | 1965
Side B is packed with charming ballads that point the way firmly toward PET SOUNDS. Only the sore thumb filler "Bull Session with Big Daddy" ruins the flow.
1 | Pet Sounds | 1966
I don't know what to say about this album other than to say Brian and his collaborators wrote my heart.

Song list still to come..
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And now songs:

100 | The Nearest Faraway Place
99 | Matchpoint of Our Love
98 | Devoted to You
97 | Be True to Your School
96 | Catch a Wave
95 | Endless Harmony
94 | Little Honda
93 | Wake the World
92 | Just Once in My Life
91 | Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
90 | My Diane
89 | Slip on Through
88 | Kiss Me Baby
87 | Getcha Back
86 | Shut Down
85 | Leaving This Town
84 | Little Deuce Coupe
83 | The Warmth of the Sun
82 | Don't Back Down
81 | Surfin' Safari
80 | The Trader
79 | Where I Belong
78 | I'll Bet He's Nice
77 | Johnny Carson
76 | Girl Don't Tell Me
75 | Full Sail
74 | Let Us Go on This Way
73 | Cotton Fields
72 | All This is That
71 | 409
70 | Surfer Girl
69 | There's No Other (Like My Baby)
68 | Here Comes the Night
67 | She Believes in Love Again
66 | Goin' South
65 | Bluebirds Over the Mountain
64 | Darlin'
63 | I Wanna Pick You Up
62 | Take a Load Off Your Feet
61 | I Went to Sleep
60 | Sail On Sailor
59 | Surfin' U.S.A.
58 | Wild Honey
57 | It's About Time
56 | Anna Lee, the Healer
55 | Dance, Dance, Dance
54 | Let the Wind Blow
53 | Barbara Ann
52 | Cool, Cool Water
51 | When a Man Needs a Woman
50 | Fun, Fun, Fun
49 | Let Him Run Wild
48 | Don't Worry Baby
47 | Don't Hurt My Little Sister
46 | Time to Get Alone
45 | Help Me, Rhonda
44 | Forever
43 | Our Prayer
42 | This Whole World
41 | Feel Flows
40 | The Night Was So Young
39 | Tears in the Morning
38 | In My Room
37 | Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)
36 | Girls on the Beach
35 | Busy Doin' Nothin'
34 | All Summer Long
33 | Be Here in the Morning
32 | Good to My Baby
31 | Little Bird
30 | Hushabye
29 | I Get Around
28 | California Girls
27 | I Can Hear Music
26 | Long Promised Road
25 | Add Some Music to Your Day
24 | Wendy
23 | Heroes and Villains [Smile Sessions]
22 | Til I Die
21 | Cabin Essence
20 | Disney Girls (1957)
19 | She Knows Me Too Well
18 | Vega Tables [Smile Sessions]
17 | Friends
16 | I'm Waiting for the Day
15 | I'm So Young
14 | When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
13 | Please Let Me Wonder
12 | Wonderful
11 | I Know There's an Answer
10 | Here Today
9 | That's Not Me
8 | Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
7 | I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
6 | Sloop John B.
5 | Wouldn't it Be Nice?
4 | Caroline No
3 | Good Vibrations
2 | Surf's Up
1 | God Only Knows
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This was a fun poll to participate in because most of the group's albums are under 30 minutes long and most of their songs are under 3 minutes long, so I was able to do a lot of listening to some of their less famous material. They are so ridiculously good on the songs side; my top 20 below are all in my all-time songs list (second only to the Kinks).

Albums
1 | Pet Sounds
2 | The Smile Sessions
3 | Surf's Up
4 | Sunflower
5 | The Beach Boys Today!
6 | Wild Honey
7 | 20/20
8 | All Summer Long
9 | Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
10 | Friends

Songs
1 | Surf's Up
2 | God Only Knows
3 | Wouldn't It Be Nice
4 | Don't Worry Baby
5 | Heroes And Villains
6 | 'Til I Die
7 | Caroline No
8 | Good Vibrations
9 | All I Wanna Do
10 | Slip On Through
11 | I'm Waiting For The Day
12 | Feel Flows
13 | I Get Around
14 | Girl Don't Tell Me
15 | Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
16 | That's Not Me
17 | Cabinessence
18 | The Warmth of the Sun
19 | Forever
20 | California Girls
21 | I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
22 | She Knows Me Too Well
23 | I Know There's An Answer / Hang Onto Your Ego
24 | Disney Girls (1957)
25 | Wonderful
26 | Here Today
27 | Help Me, Rhonda
28 | Busy Doin' Nothin'
29 | Please Let Me Wonder
30 | Wind Chimes
31 | Little Saint Nick
32 | Lookin' At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
33 | Let's Go Away for a While
34 | Sloop John B.
35 | Long Promised Road
36 | Dierdre
37 | Hushabye
38 | It's About Time
39 | You're So Good to Me
40 | This Whole World
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Pretty huge omission in my list! Fixed it.

Good Time,unfortunately, drops off. Caroline No in at 4.
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Albums:

1 | Pet Sounds
2 | The Beach Boys Today!
3 | Surf’s Up
4 | Sunflower
5 | The Smile Sessions
6 | Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
7 | Smiley Smile
8 | Wild Honey
9 | All Summer Long
10 | Friends
11 | Surfer Girl
12 | Holland
13 | Little Deuce Coupe
14 | 20/20
15 | Surfin’ U.S.A.

Songs:

1 | Wouldn't It Be Nice
2 | Good Vibrations
3 | God Only Knows
4 | Surf's Up
5 | Caroline, No
6 | California Girls
7 | Don’t Worry Baby
8 | All I Wanna Do
9 | Please Let Me Wonder
10 | Cabinessence
11 | I Get Around
12 | In My Room
13 | I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times
14 | Surfer Girl
15 | Help Me, Rhonda
16 | Surfin’ U.S.A.
17 | Do You Like Worms?
18 | Fun, Fun, Fun
19 | She Knows Me Too Well
20 | The Warmth of the Sun
21 | Heroes and Villains
22 | Little Bird
23 | Slip On Through
24 | Sloop John B
25 | 'Til I Die
26 | Sail On, Sailor
27 | Kiss Me, Baby
28 | Darlin'
29 | Let Him Run Wild
30 | Do It Again
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Songs

1. God Only Knows
2. Sloop John B
3. Breakaway
4. The Trader
5. Wouldn't It Be Nice
6. Long Promised Road
7. Disney Girls (1957)
8. California Saga, Part Three: California
9. 'Til I Die
10. Good Vibrations
11. Susie Cincinnati
12. Getcha Back
13. Feel Flows
14. Don’t Worry Baby
15. Do it Again
16. Still Cruisin’
17. Don't Go Near The Water
18. I Get Around
19. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
20. Surf's Up
21. Cabinessence
22. Little Honda
23. Barbara Ann
24. It’s Ok
25. Surfin' U.S.A.
26. She Knows Me Too Well
27. Time to Get Alone
28. That's Not Me
29. Deirdre
30. Marcella
31. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
32. Caroline No
33. This Whole World
34. Pitter-Patter
35. In My Room
36. Beaches in Mind
37. Heroes and Villains
38. Kokomo
39. Help Me, Ronda
40. Darlin’
41. You Still Believe in Me
42. Passing Friend
43. Aren't You Glad
44. I'm Waiting For The Day
45. California Girls
46. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
47. Isn't It Time
48. Hey Little Tomboy
49. Wendy
50. Please Let Me Wonder
51. Our Sweet Love
52. In My Car
53. I Know There's An Answer / Hang on to Your Ego
54. My Diane
55. Here Comes The Night (1967)
56. Barnyard
57. Slip On Through
58. Our Prayer
59. Wonderful
60. California Saga, Part Two: The Beaks of Eagles
61. Do You Wanna Dance
62. Wind Chimes
63. It’s Gettin’ Late
64. Friends
65. Sweet Sunday Kinda Love
66. Livin’ with a Heartache
67. Johnny Carson
68. Gettin’ Hungry
69. Let Him Run Wild
70. Peggy Sue
71. Add Some Music to Your Day
72. Daybreak Over the Ocean
73. Male Ego
74. The Little Girl I Once Knew
75. Soul Searchin'
76. Here Today
77. Good Timmin’
78. Wake the World
79. Vega-Tables
80. When Girls Get Together
81. Kona Coast
82. Santa Ana Winds
83. Belles of Paris
84. All I Wanna Do
85. Had to Phone Ya
86. Let Us Go on This Way
87. California Saga, Part One: Big Sur
88. Tears in the Morning
89. Little Deuce Coupe
90. A Day in the Life of a Tree
91. Forever
92. The Warmth of the Sun
93. Be Here in the Mornin’
94. Surfer Girl
95. Don’t Hurt My Little Sister
96. Dance, Dance, Dance
97. Little Bird
98. Looking at Tomorrow (Welfare Song)
99. Catch a Wave
100. Fun, Fun, Fun,

101. I Went to Sleep
102. Spring Vacation
103. Child is the Father of the Men
104. Loop de Loop
105. Busy Doin’ Nothin’
106. All Summer Long
107. Anna Lee, the Healer
108. When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
109. Here She Comes
110. Hawai
111. 409
112. Steamboat
113. Good to My Baby
114. You’re So Good to Me
115. Surfin’
116. The Night Was So Young
117. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
118. Let the Wind Blow
119. Be True to Your School
120. Sail On, Sailor
121. Little Saint Nick
122. The Girl from New York City
123. I Was Made to Love Her
124. That’s Why God Made the Radio
125. Then I kissed Her


Albums

1. Surf's Up
2. Pet Sounds
3. Sunflower
4. The Beach Boys Today!
5. The SMiLE Sessions
6. M.I.U. Album
7. Friends
8. Smiley Smile
9. Holland
10. Wild Honey
11. That's Why God Made the Radio
12. 20/20
13. The Beach Boys
14. Sufer Girl
15. The Beach Boys Love You
16. 15 Big Ones
17. Still Cruisin'
18. Summer Days (And Summer Nights!)
19. All Summer Long
20. Keepin' the Summer Alive
21. Shut Down Volume 2
22. Surfin' U.S.A.
23. Little Deuce Coupe
24. Surfin' Safari
25. Carl and the Passions - "So Tough"
26. Beach Boys' Party!
27. The Beach Boys' Christmas Album
28. L.A. (Light Album)
29. The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
30. Summer in Paradise
31. Stars and Stripes Vol. 1
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Excellent list everyone! But let me point to the great ones by Father2theMan and Miguel (not by chance the ones with Beach Boys related avatars).

I usually include archival albums on my lists but the only one I'm going to include is "The Smile Sessions" because the other archival albums could fall into the category of compilations with few unreleased songs ("Endless Harmony" and "Hawthorne, CA") or documents of the sessions of previously released albums, like a collection of an album bonus tracks (chronologically "Lost and Found (1961-1962)," "The Pet Sounds Sessions," "Keep an Eye on Summer," "Beach Boys' Party! Uncovered and Unplugged," "Sunshine Tomorrow," "Wake the World" and "I Can Hear Music"). I also haven't included two official albums because no new songs are included and are particularly uninspired projects that would have ended at the bottom of my list: "Stars and Stripes Vol. 1" (re-recording of Beach Boys hits in country key) and "The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" (not even re-recordings, only undistinguished new orchestral arrangements were added).



Albums:

1. Pet Sounds (1966, my #10 album of all-time)
Brian Wilson left aside the glorification of Californian life, the beaches, surfers, cars and girls that characterized the lyrical universe of the Beach Boys till then. In Brian Wilson's own words: "I was not trying to entertain people, I was expressing my feelings straight from the heart." It was the time to talk about inner feelings, dreams ("Wouldn't it Be Nice"), maladjustment ("I Just Wasn't Made for These Times"), spiritual love ("God Only Knows") or the loss of innocence ("Caroline No": "Where did your long hair go / Where is the girl I used to know / How could you lose that happy glow?"). Best album ever? Well, why not?

2. Surf's Up (1971)
The Beach Boys arrived too late to counterculture. But when they embraced it they did it with an awesome selection of songs.

3. The Smile Sessions (2011)
Unpopular, I know, but I prefer the Brian Wilson 2004 solo album, it feels more finished. Anyway the 2011 album is magical.

4. The Beach Boys Today! (1965)
My favourite pre-"Pet Sounds" album, the first after Brian resigned from touring. Side two (ballads-side) sounds like heaven.

5. Sunflower (1970)
When mental issues exhausted Brian creativity, other members stepped up, with the blossoming of Dennis and Carl talents.

6. 20/20 (1969)
7. Smiley Smile (1967)
8. The Beach Boys Love You (1977)
9. All Summer Long (1964)
10. Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)

11. Holland (1973)
12. Friends (1968)
13. Surfer Girl (1963)
14. Wild Honey (1967)
15. Carl and the Passions "So Tough" (1972)
16. Surfin' USA (1963)
17. That's Why God Made the Radio (2012)
18. L.A. (Light Album) (1979)
19. Shut Down Volume 2 (1964)
20. Beach Boys' Party! (1965)
21. 15 Big Ones (1976)
22. Surfin' Safari (1962)
23. The Beach Boys' Christmas Album (1964)
24. Little Deuce Coupe (1963)
25. M.I.U. Album (1978)

26. Keepin' the Summer Alive (1980)
27. The Beach Boys (1985)
28. Still Cruisin' (1989)
29. Summer in Paradise (1992)




Songs:

1. God Only Knows (1966, my #4 song of all time)
If someone would ask me about my favourite minute of music (although why the hell somebody would ask me that) I would choose without hesitation the last minute of "God Only Knows." Musically there are a lot of things happening in the song, the chamber pop arrangements, the Christmas percussions, the sweet Carl Wilson vocal… But it's in this last minute where the vocal harmonies of the boys from the beach goes intertwining and intertwining forming a spiral that elevates (you) to heaven.

2. Good Vibrations (1966, #28)
Brian Wilson made a titanic effort to obtain what many people consider the best song ever. Seven months of recordings in three different recording studios (with the Wrecking Crew as session musicians and the superb harmonies of the Beach Boys), creating small musical fragments later placed in a meticulous sound collage, complex but accessible, innovative but addictive, luminous, magical, exciting. But now we know that this creative effort left the unstable Brian exhausted and disturbed.

3. I Get Around (1964, #136)
The acclaim came when the Beach Boys began to use complex harmonies and arrangements but their early songs no less creative and complex. A song like "I Get Around" condenses in little more than 2 minutes incredible vocal arrangements (how not?) and also a great instrumental backing with vibrant stop/start dynamics, and all that with that contagious fun, fun, fun attitude of their early days. The A-side of probably one of the best singles ever released because on the flip-side there was…

4. Don't Worry Baby (1964)
The best of the early ballads, sang by Brian Wilson with his sweet falsetto. He tried to surpass Phil Spector and arguably did it.

5. Surf's Up (1971)
It only took 5 years for Brian Wilson to go from "Surfin'" to "Surf's Up," probably the best example of a truly amazing evolution.

6. Caroline, No (1966)
7. Break Away (1969)
8. California Girls (1965)
9. Disney Girls (1957) (1971)
10. Their Hearts Were Full of Spring (1990)
11. Surfin' USA (1963)
12. Darlin' (1967)
13. Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)
14. 'Til I Die (1971)
15. Heroes and Villains (1967)
16. Surfer Girl (1963)
17. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) (1966)
18. Feel Flows (1971)
19. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times (1966)
20. Meant for You (1968)
21. In My Room (1963)
22. Cabinessence (1969)
23. The Warmth of the Sun (1964)
24. Wonderful (1967)
25. Barbara Ann (1965)

26. Surfin' Safari (1962)
27. Solar System (1977)
28. All I Wanna Do (1970)
29. Fun, Fun, Fun (1964)
30. Do It Again (1968)
31. I Can Hear Music (1969)
32. Had to Phone Ya (1976)
33. When I Grow Up (To Be a Man) (1965)
34. Forever (1970)
35. Time to Get Alone (1969)
36. Surfin' (1961)
37. Help Me, Ronda (1965)
38. Vegetables (1967)
39. That's Why God Made the Radio (2012)
40. California Dreamin' (1986)
41. I Wanna Pick You Up (1977)
42. You Still Believe in Me (1966)
43. Please Let Me Wonder (1965)
44. Sail On, Sailor (1973)
45. The Night Was So Young (1977)
46. Add Some Music to Your Day (1970)
47. The Trader (1973)
48. She Knows Me Too Well (1965)
49. Here Today (1966)
50. Long Promised Road (1971)

51. Let Him Run Wild (1965)
52. I Know There's an Answer (1966)
53. Little Deuce Coupe (1963)
54. Cuddle Up (1973)
55. Tears in the Morning (1970)
56. All Summer Long (1964)
57. Sloop John B (1966)
58. The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow) (2011)
59. California Feelin' (2013)
60. Girls on the Beach (1964)
61. Summer's Gone (2012)
62. Be With Me (1969)
63. Endless Harmony (1980)
64. Do You Like Worms? (1993)
65. Little Bird (1968)
66. Cool, Cool Water (1970)
67. Then I Kissed Her (1965)
68. A Day in the Life of a Tree (1971)
69. Deirdre (1970)
70. California Saga (California) (1973)
71. Sweet Sunday Kinda Love (1978)
72. Wind Chimes (1967)
73. This Whole World (1970)
74. Cotton Fields (1969)
75. Friends (1968)

76. Girl Don't Tell Me (1965)
77. With Me Tonight (1967)
78. Mona (1977)
79. It's About Time (1970)
80. Steamboat (1973)
81. Baby Blue (1979)
82. Wendy (1964)
83. (Wouldn't It Be Nice to) Live Again (2013)
84. I'll Bet He's Nice (1977)
85. Trombone Dixie (1990)
86. Marcella (1972)
87. Child Is Father of the Man (2011)
88. Let's Go Away for Awhile (1966)
89. A Time to Live in Dreams (2001)
90. Can't Wait Too Long (1990)
91. Getcha Back (1985)
92. Goin' On (1980)
93. Good Timin' (1979)
94. Busy Doin' Nothin' (1968)
95. Catch a Wave (1963)
96. You're So Good to Me (1965)
97. From There to Back Again (2012)
98. Just Once in My Life (1976)
99. All This Is That (1972)
100. Slip on Through (1970)

101. Still Cruisin' (1989)
102. Little Saint Nick (1963)
103. The Lord's Prayer (1963)
104. Little Honda (1964)
105. Do You Wanna Dance? (1965)
106. Honkin' Down the Highway (1977)
107. My Diane (1978)
108. Wake the World (1968)
109. In the Back of My Mind (1965)
110. Fallin' in Love (2009)
111. Where Is She? (2013)
112. 4th of July (1993)
113. You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone (1972)
114. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) (1971)
115. Love Surrounds Me (1979)
116. Shut Down (1963)
117. Where I Belong (1985)
118. It's OK (1976)
119. Fairy Tale Music (1993)
120. Your Summer Dream (1963)
121. 409 (1962)
122. Keep an Eye on Summer (1964)
123. Isn't It Time (2012)
124. Don't Go Near the Water (1971)
125. Smile Backing Vocals Montage (2011)

126. Aren't You Glad (1967)
127. Somewhere Near Japan (1989)
128. Leaving This Town (1973)
129. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (1965)
130. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow (1964)
131. All Alone (1998)
132. Wild Honey (1967)
133. The Little Girl I Once Knew (1965)
134. In the Parkin' Lot (1964)
135. Good to My Baby (1965)
136. Roller Skating Child (1977)
137. Spirit of America (1964)
138. I'm Going Your Way (2019)
139. Soul Searchin' (2013)
140. Let the Wind Blow (1967)
141. Kiss Me, Baby (1965)
142. It's Gettin' Late (1985)
143. It's a Beautiful Day (1979)
144. Don't Back Down (1964)
145. Our Car Club (1963)
146. Think About the Days (2012)
147. We'll Run Away (1964)
148. Devoted to You (1965)
149. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (2013)
150. Stoked (1963)

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Miguel wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:42 am
3. Breakaway
Feeling lazy but I should have found room for this single. Nice list. Very little I would quibble with for being there.
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Honorio wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:36 am Excellent list everyone! But let me point to the great ones by Father2theMan and Miguel (not by chance the ones with Beach Boys related avatars).

Songs:

7. Break Away (1969)
126. Aren't You Glad (1967)
133. The Little Girl I Once Knew
I should have shoehorned these in as well. You're clearly a huge fan. I see lots of obscurities on here. I'm guessing you have the "Living Doll" flexi-disc. 😛
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Just songs this time:

1 | God Only Knows
2 | Good Vibrations
3 | Wouldn't It Be Nice
4 | Don't Worry Baby
5 | Help Me Rhonda
6 | Sloop John B
7 | California Girls
8 | Surfer Girl
9 | Caroline, No
10 | Kokomo
11 | Surfin' U.S.A.
12 | I Get Around
13 | You Still Believe in Me
14 | In My Room
15 | Barbara Ann
16 | Fun, Fun, Fun
17 | Surf's Up
18 | I Can Hear Music
19 | 'Til I Die
20 | Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
21 | Heroes and Villains
22 | I'm Waiting for the Day
23 | I Know There's an Answer
24 | I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
25 | Then I Kissed Her
26 | Surfin' Safari
27 | That's Not Me
28 | Do It Again
29 | Sail On, Sailor
30 | When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
31 | Here Today
32 | Wonderful
33 | Disney Girls (1957)
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Hi everyone! Today is the last day for this poll. My apologies that we won’t see the results for maybe a few weeks, I’m gonna take a little break after the All-Time poll, and then I still have the Prince results to do. Thank you all for your patience and participation!
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Father2TheMan wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:30 pmYou're clearly a huge fan. I see lots of obscurities on here. I'm guessing you have the "Living Doll" flexi-disc. 😛
Thank you, Father2TheMan! Well, count me as a huge fan, of course!
And I don't have that flexi-disc, no :D. But, of course, I've listened to the song in YouTube. P.S. for the not-as-huge fans: it was a flexi-disc included in a California Barbie doll in 1987...

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Actually now that I think about it, I should have made room for "Still I Dream of It" as well.
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Father2TheMan wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:20 pm
Miguel wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:42 am
3. Breakaway
Feeling lazy but I should have found room for this single. Nice list. Very little I would quibble with for being there.
Thank you so much. I have to say that Breakaway Break Away is not just one of my favourite Beach Boys songs. It was even my favourite of them for many years.
Honorio wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:36 am Excellent list everyone! But let me point to the great ones by Father2theMan and Miguel (not by chance the ones with Beach Boys related avatars).
Thank you very much, Honorio. Yes, Surf's Up is my favourite album, not just from The Beach Boys discography. As I already mentioned to you once, Pet Sounds is, surely, a much superior album in every way. But the other one is more of a "personal weakness". For a time in my life it was a kind of soundtrack that accompanied me at certain times, and that makes me have a very special affection for it.
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