Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

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Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:19 am

Best Beach Boys Songs!

Okay, let's settle this. Submit to me at least 10 and up to 50 of your favorite Beach Boys songs ranked in order. I'll tally up the numbers and present a countdown of the results. Ballots will be scored like this:

1. 75 points
2. 71
3. 68
4. 65
5. 62
6. 60
7. 58
8. 56
9. 54
10. 52
11. 50
12. 49
13. 48
14. 47
15. 46
16. 45
17. 44
18. 43
19. 42
20. 41
21. 40
22. 39
23. 38
24. 37
25. 36
26. 35
27. 34
28. 33
29. 32
30. 31
31. 30
32. 29
33. 28
34. 27
35. 26
36. 25
37. 24
38. 23
39. 22
40. 21
41. 20
42. 19
43. 18
44. 17
45. 16
46. 15
47. 14
48. 13
49. 12
50. 11

Ballots must contain at least 10 songs and must be ranked, or they will not be counted. Post your ballot in this thread.
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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Henry » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:25 am

1./Henry's all-time rank = 10. Good Vibrations
2./75. God Only Knows
3./250. California Girls
4./263. I Get Around
5./296. Sloop John B
6./326. Fun, Fun, Fun
7./472. Surfer Girl
8./577. Wouldn't It Be Nice
9./608. Surfin' USA
10./653. Help Me Rhonda
11./Surfin' Safari
12./737. Dance, Dance, Dance
13./742. Kokomo
14./823. Little Deuce Coupe
15./900. Caroline, No
16./974. Darlin'
17./1034. Don't Worry Baby
18./1217. In My Room
19./1281. When I Grow Up to be a Man
20./1507. I Can Hear Music
21./2079. Heroes and Villains
22./2101. Sail On, Sailor
23./2998. Barbara Ann
24./3111. Warmth of the Sun
25./3720. Shut Down
26./3731. It's About Time
27./3778. Bluebirds Over the Mountain
28./3820. Little Saint Nick
29./4634. Wendy
30./4933. 409
31./5068. Be True to Your School
32./5071. Surf's Up
33./5077. The Little Girl I Once Knew
34./5236. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
35./5507. You Still Believe In Me
36./5627. Please Let Me Wonder
37./5629. Forever
38./5639. Disney Girls
39./5649. Forever
40./5659. Student Demonstration Time
41./5669. Drive-In
42./5679. Carl's Big Chance
43./5689. All Summer Long
44./5699 Good Timin'
45./5959. Hushabye
46./6059. Getcha Back
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Post by StevieFan13 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:28 am

1. Good Vibrations
2. God Only Knows
3. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
4. Heroes and Villains
5. In My Room
6. I Get Around
7. Don’t Worry Baby
8. California Girls
9. Sloop John B
10. Dance Dance Dance
11. That’s Why God Made the Radio
12. Surfin’ USA
13. Surf’s Up
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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:37 am

MY BALLOT

1. I Can Hear Music
2. Little Deuce Coupe
3. Surfin' U.S.A.
4. I Get Around
5. Little Saint Nick
6. Surfer Girl
7. Good Vibrations
8. Fun, Fun, Fun
9. You're So Good To Me
10. Surfin' Safari
11. Help Me Rhonda
12. California Girls
13. Wouldn't It Be Nice
14. Don't Worry Baby
15. Sloop John B
16. The Little Girl I Once Knew
17. Shut Down
18. 409
19. Break Away
20. Do It Again
21. Catch A Wave
22. Darlin'
23. God Only Knows
24. Barbara Ann
25. In My Room
26. Dance, Dance, Dance
27. Santa's Beard
28. Good Timin'
29. When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
30. All Summer Long
31. Surfin'
32. It's O.K.
33. Heroes And Villains
34. Hawaii
35. Do You Wanna Dance
36. Little Honda
37. Wendy
38. The Warmth of The Sun
39. She Knows Me Too Well
40. Do You Remember
41. Be True To Your School
42. Come Go With Me
43. Please Let Me Wonder
44. Girls On The Beach
45. The Man With All The Toys
46. Ten Little Indians
47. Rock And Roll Music
48. Surfer's Rule
49. Cottonfields
50. Farmer's Daughter

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:41 am

StevieFan13 wrote:1. Good Vibrations
2. God Only Knows
3. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
4. Heroes and Villains
5. In My Room
6. I Get Around
7. Don’t Worry Baby
8. California Girls
9. Sloop John B
10. Dance Dance Dance
11. That’s Why God Made the Radio
12. Surfin’ USA
13. Surf’s Up
Thanks Stevie, your ballot has been counted.

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Dexter » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:57 am

1. God Only Knows
2. Good Vibrations
3. Don't Worry Baby
4. In My Room
5. I Get Around
6. Surfin' U.S.A.
7. Fun, Fun, Fun
8. Sloop John B
9. California Girls
10. Help Me, Rhonda
11. Surfer Girl
12. Wouldn't It Be Nice
13. Barbara Ann
14. Little Saint Nick
15. Caroline, No
16. The Warmth of the Sun
17. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
18. Little Deuce Coupe
19. I Can Hear Music
20. Sail On Sailor
21. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
22. You Still Believe in Me
23. Do It Again
24. Darlin'
25. Little Honda
26. Disney Girls (1957)
27. Girl Don't Tell Me
28. You're So Good to Me
29. Heroes and Villains
30. Catch a Wave
31. Surfin' Safari
32. Hang On to Your Ego
33. Pet Sounds
34. 'Til I Die
35. Here Today
36. Hawaii
37. Dance, Dance, Dance
38. Wonderful
39. I'm Waiting for the Day
40. Surf's Up
41. Let's Go Away for Awhile
42. Shut Down
43. That's Not Me
44. I Know There's an Answer
45. Be True to Your School
46. Forever
47. Only with You
48. 409
49. Our Prayer
50. Wind Chimes

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Jap123 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:41 pm

1) Forever (Most Underrated song ever?)
2) Surf's Up
3) Don't Worry Baby
4) God Only Knows
5) I Get Around
6) Good Vibrations
7) In My Room
8) Wouldn't It Be Nice
9) Surfin' USA
10) Caroline, No
11) Help Me, Rhonda
12) California Girls
13) Fun, Fun, Fun
14) All Summer Long
15) Sloop John B
16) That's Not Me
17) I'm Waiting For The Day
18) Do It Again
19) I Know There's An Answer
20) Barbara Ann

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Neil » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:47 pm

1. Don't Worry Baby
2. Caroline, No
3. God Only Knows
4. Surfer Girl
5. Good Vibrations
6. Wouldn't It Be Nice
7. I Get Around
8. California Girls
9. In My Room
10. Sloop John B
11. Surfin USA
12. Little Saint Nick
13. Surfs Up
14. Heroes and Villains
15. Fun Fun Fun
16. Cottonfields
17. Barbara Ann
18. Help Me Rhonda
19. Little Deuce Coupe
20. Surfin Safari

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by andyd1010 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:59 pm

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 | Caroline, No
9 | Surfer Girl
10 | Kokomo
11 | Surfin' U.S.A.
12 | I Get Around
13 | You Still Believe in Me
14 | Barbara Ann
15 | Fun, Fun, Fun
16 | In My Room
17 | Heroes and Villains
18 | I Can Hear Music
19 | Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
20 | I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
21 | I'm Waiting for the Day
22 | Then I Kissed Her
23 | I Know There's an Answer
24 | Surfin' Safari
25 | That's Not Me
26 | Do It Again
27 | 'Til I Die
28 | Sail On, Sailor
29 | Wonderful
30 | Here Today
31 | Surf's Up
32 | Disney Girls (1957)

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:07 pm

Dexter wrote:1. God Only Knows
2. Good Vibrations
3. Don't Worry Baby
4. In My Room
5. I Get Around
6. Surfin' U.S.A.
7. Fun, Fun, Fun
8. Sloop John B
9. California Girls
10. Help Me, Rhonda
11. Surfer Girl
12. Wouldn't It Be Nice
13. Barbara Ann
14. Little Saint Nick
15. Caroline, No
16. The Warmth of the Sun
17. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
18. Little Deuce Coupe
19. I Can Hear Music
20. Sail On Sailor
21. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
22. You Still Believe in Me
23. Do It Again
24. Darlin'
25. Little Honda
26. Disney Girls (1957)
27. Girl Don't Tell Me
28. You're So Good to Me
29. Heroes and Villains
30. Catch a Wave
31. Surfin' Safari
32. Hang On to Your Ego
33. Pet Sounds
34. 'Til I Die
35. Here Today
36. Hawaii
37. Dance, Dance, Dance
38. Wonderful
39. I'm Waiting for the Day
40. Surf's Up
41. Let's Go Away for Awhile
42. Shut Down
43. That's Not Me
44. I Know There's an Answer
45. Be True to Your School
46. Forever
47. Only with You
48. 409
49. Our Prayer
50. Wind Chimes
Thanks, Dexter, you're in!

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:10 pm

Jap123 wrote:1) Forever (Most Underrated song ever?)
2) Surf's Up
3) Don't Worry Baby
4) God Only Knows
5) I Get Around
6) Good Vibrations
7) In My Room
8) Wouldn't It Be Nice
9) Surfin' USA
10) Caroline, No
11) Help Me, Rhonda
12) California Girls
13) Fun, Fun, Fun
14) All Summer Long
15) Sloop John B
16) That's Not Me
17) I'm Waiting For The Day
18) Do It Again
19) I Know There's An Answer
20) Barbara Ann
Thanks Jap, you are in!

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:13 pm

Neil wrote:1. Don't Worry Baby
2. Caroline, No
3. God Only Knows
4. Surfer Girl
5. Good Vibrations
6. Wouldn't It Be Nice
7. I Get Around
8. California Girls
9. In My Room
10. Sloop John B
11. Surfin USA
12. Little Saint Nick
13. Surfs Up
14. Heroes and Villains
15. Fun Fun Fun
16. Cottonfields
17. Barbara Ann
18. Help Me Rhonda
19. Little Deuce Coupe
20. Surfin Safari
Thanks Neil, you are in!

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:18 pm

andyd1010 wrote: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 | Caroline, No
9 | Surfer Girl
10 | Kokomo
11 | Surfin' U.S.A.
12 | I Get Around
13 | You Still Believe in Me
14 | Barbara Ann
15 | Fun, Fun, Fun
16 | In My Room
17 | Heroes and Villains
18 | I Can Hear Music
19 | Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
20 | I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
21 | I'm Waiting for the Day
22 | Then I Kissed Her
23 | I Know There's an Answer
24 | Surfin' Safari
25 | That's Not Me
26 | Do It Again
27 | 'Til I Die
28 | Sail On, Sailor
29 | Wonderful
30 | Here Today
31 | Surf's Up
32 | Disney Girls (1957)
Thanks Andy, you are in!

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:13 pm

Henry wrote:1./Henry's all-time rank
28./3820. Little Saint Nick
28./4634. Wendy
36./5629. Forever
37./5639. Disney Girls
37./5649. Forever
There were some problems with your ballot (see above) but I corrected it when I tabulated it.

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Post by carlos74 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:10 pm

1 Surf's Up
2 God Only Knows
3 Wouldn't It Be Nice
4 Caroline, No
5 Don't Worry Baby
6 I Get Around
7 Good Vibrations
8 Help Me, Rhonda
9 California Girls
10 Forever
11 Surfin' USA
12 Sloop John B
13 Barbara Ann
14 In My Room
15 Fun, Fun, Fun
16 I'm Waiting For The Day
17 I Can Hear Music
18 You Still Believe in Me
19 'Til I Die
20 All Summer Long
21 That's Not Me
22 The Warmth of the Sun
23 Surfin Safari
24 Little Deuce Coupe
25 Shut Down

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:09 pm

Thanks Carlos, you are in!

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:40 pm

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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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:48 pm

Thanks Phoenix, you're in!

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Miguel » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:10 pm

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. Getcha Back
10. 'Til I Die
11. Susie Cincinnati
12. Feel Flows
13. Good Vibrations
14. Do it Again
15. Still Cruisin’
16. Don't Go Near The Water
17. I Get Around
18. It’s Ok
19. Surf's Up
20. Surfin' U.S.A.
21. Marcella
22. Little Honda
23. Barbara Ann
24. Cabinessence
25. She Knows Me Too Well
26. Time to Get Alone
27. That's Not Me
28. Deirdre
29. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
30. Caroline No
31. This Whole World
32. Pitter-Patter
33. Heroes and Villains
34. In My Room
35. Passing Friend
36. Help Me, Ronda
37. I'm Waiting For The Day
38. Darlin’
39. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
40. Aren't You Glad
41. Hey Little Tomboy
42. Please Let Me Wonder
43. Beaches in Mind
44. I Know There's An Answer
45. Our Sweet Love
46. In My Car
47. My Diane
48. Here Comes The Night
49. Do You Wanna Dance?
50. Let Him Run Wild

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:27 pm

Thank you Miguel. That's what I like to see, a full 50!

I counted "Here Comes The Night" as the 60s version. If you were voting for the 1979 version, let me know.

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Miguel » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:23 pm

Yes, it's the 60s version.

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Fred » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:39 am

... 25th of december... Project grew bigger, sorry... Think Cottonfields was bigger in Sweden for some reason... also appreaciating Good Vibrations more now after seeing the "Love And Mercy" movie.

1. Surf’s Up (Surf’s Up, 1971)
2. Caroline No (Pet Sounds, 1966)
3. This Whole World (Sunflower, 1970)
4. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Pet Sounds, 1966) [Holy Moses, what a HIT!!]
5. Break Away (20/20, 1969)
6. Good Vibrations (Smiley Smile, 1967)
7. Let’s Go Away For A While (Pet Sounds, 1966)
8. California Saga: The Beaks Of Eagles (Holland, 1973)
9. Cabinessence (20/20, 1969)
10. Cottonfields (20/20, 1969)
11. Feel Flows (Surf’s Up, 1971)
12. Time To Get Alone (20/20, 1969)
13. You Still Believe in Me (Pet Sounds, 1966)
14. Lookin’ At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) (Surf’s Up, 1971)
15. ’Til I Die (Surf’s Up, 1971)
16. Diamond Head (Friends, 1968)
17. I Can Hear Music (20/20, 1969)
18. Kokomo (single, 1988)
19. Darlin' (Wild Honey, 1967)
20. It’s About Time (Sunflower, 1970)
21. Little Bird (Friends, 1968)
22. Old Folks At Home/Ol’ Man River (20/20, 1969)
23. California Girls (Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), 1965)
24. I Get Around (All Summer Long, 1964)
25. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) (Pet Sounds, 1966)
26. Pet Sounds (Pet Sounds, 1966)
27. God Only Knows (Pet Sounds, 1966)
28. The Warmth Of The Sun (Shut Down Volume 2, 1964)
29. Forever (Sunflower, 1970)
30. Surfin' USA (Surfin’ U.S.A., 1963)
31. Fun, Fun, Fun (Shut Down Volume 2, 1964)
32. With Me Tonight (Smiley Smile, 1967)
33. Our Prayer (20/20, 1969)
34. Celebrate The News (20/20, 1969)
35. Do It Again (20/20, 1969)
36. All Summer Long (Smiley Smile, 1967)
37. I Know There’s An Answer (Pet Sounds, 1966)
38. Still I Dream Of It (unreleased, 1977)
39. Little Deuce Coupe (Surfer Girl, 1963)
40. Long Promised Road (Surf’s Up, 1971)
41. I’m Waiting For The Day (Pet Sounds, 1966)
42. Surfer Girl (Surfer Girl, 1963)
43. I Went To Sleep (20/20, 1969)
44. Sloop John B (Pet Sounds, 1966)
45. Vegetables (Smiley Smile, 1967)
46. Aren’t You Glad (Wild Honey, 1967)
47. Don't Worry Baby (Shut Down Volume 2, 1964)
48. The Nearest Faraway Place (20/20, 1969)
49. Don’t Go Near The Water (Surf’s Up, 1971)
50. Disney Girls (1957) (Surf’s Up, 1971)

Skipped these: I Just Wasn't Made For These Days, In My Room, Sail On Sailor. Feel free to endure the pain. New discoveries: Still I Dream Of It, thanks sonofsamiam) and California Saga: The Beaks Of Eagles. Also upping Forever. Diamond Head is good because of the last part... sticks like "Caribou" or "Dead Souls" in my mind.
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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:21 am

Thanks Fred. You listed several that had not been mentioned yet. I am up to 30 ballots with 165 different items mentioned already.

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Post by sonofsamiam » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:52 pm

1. Surf's Up
2. God Only Knows
3. 'Til I Die
4. Good Vibrations
5. Heroes and Villains
6. Wouldn't It Be Nice
7. Caroline, No
8. The Warmth of the Sun
9. Don’t Worry Baby
10. Cabinessence
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
12. I Get Around
13. Still I Dream of It
14. Little Bird
15. Sail On, Sailor
16. Forever
17. She Knows Me Too Well
18. Disney Girls (1957)
19. Feel Flows
20. In My Room
21. California Girls
22. Long Promised Road
23. California Saga: Big Sur
24. Here Today
25. This Whole World
26. Do It Again
27. Surfer Girl
28. All I Wanna Do
29. Hang On to Your Ego
30. Guess I'm Dumb
31. Johnny Carson
32. Girl Don't Tell Me
33. Vegetables
34. A Day in the Life of a Tree
35. Please Let Me Wonder
36. Sloop John B
37. Wonderful
38. Our Sweet Love
39. Wild Honey
40. Soulful Old Man Sunshine
41. You Still Believe in Me
42. Little Saint Nick
43. Don't Go Near the Water
44. Meant for You
45. Our Prayer
46. Tears in the Morning
47. Wind Chimes
48. Bluebirds Over the Mountain
49. Fun, Fun, Fun
50. Help Me, Rhonda

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:32 pm

sonof, thanks for the full top 50 with several first timers!

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Post by Akhenaten » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:25 am

1. God Only Knows
2. 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] (I Can Hear Tutting)
40. Let's Go Away For A While
41. The Man With All The Toys
42. All Summer Long
43. Friends
44. Long Promised Road
45. The Trader
46. Cottonfields (The Cotton Song)
47. Kokomo
48. Wild Honey
49. Forever
50. The Warmth Of The Sun

I prefer Hang On Your Ego to I Know There's An Answer, so left that off.
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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:38 pm

Thanks Akh. Believe it or not yours was the first mention of "Friends" so far.

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Post by Bruno » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:26 pm

1. Good Vibrations
2. God Only Knows
3. California Girls
4. Don't Worry Baby
5. I Get Around
6. Wouldn't It Be Nice
7. Surfin' U.S.A.
8. In My Room
9. Surf's Up
10. Fun, Fun, Fun
11. Caroline, No
12. Help Me Rhonda
13. Heroes and Villains
14. Surfer Girl
15. Kokomo
16. I Can Hear Music
17. Sloop John B.
18. Darlin'
19. Sail On, Sailor
20. 'Till I Die
21. Feel Flows
22. Do It Again
23. Wild Honey
24. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
25. You Still Believe in Me
26. Barbara Ann
27. The Warmth of the Sun
28. When I Grow Up to Be a Man
29. Little Deuce Coupe
30. Surfin' Safari

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by acroamor » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:21 pm

1. Let's Go Away for A While
2. Forever
3. Wouldn't It Be Nice
4. God Only Knows
5. You Still Believe in Me
6. Heroes and Villains
7. Surf's Up
8. Summer's Gone
9. Help Me, Rhonda
10. Barbara Ann

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Post by Rdwdbob » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:05 pm

1. God Only Knows
2. Sloop John B
3. All Summer Long
4. Wouldn't It Be Nice
5. Don't Worry Baby
6. I Can Hear Music
7. Fun Fun Fun
8. Good Vibrations
9. Add Some Music To Your Day
10. This Whole World
11. Do It Again
12. California Girls
13. It's OK
14. Good Timin'
15. The Warmth Of The Sun

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Post by Hymie » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:54 pm

Okay, Rdw, acro and Bruno, you're in!

Up to 35 ballots now with about half of those from this forum.

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Post by Nick » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:31 pm

1. Good Vibrations
2. God Only Knows
3. Don’t Worry Baby
4. I Get Around
5. California Girls
6. Heroes and Villains
7. Surf’s Up
8. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
9. Sloop John B
10. Surfin’ U.S.A.
11. In My Room
12. Help Me, Rhonda
13. Long Promised Road
14. Caroline, No
15. Fun, Fun, Fun
16. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
17. That’s Not Me
18. Barbara Ann
19. Be True to Your School
20. Surfin’ Safari

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Post by Hymie » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:05 pm

You're in, Nick!

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Post by Cold Butterfly » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:54 pm

1.Good Vibrations
2.God Only Knows
3.Don't Worry Baby
4.Caroline, No
5.Wouldn't It Be Nice
6.In My Room
7.I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
8.The Warmth Of The Sun
9.She Knows Me Too Well
10.Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
11.'Til I Die
12.All I Wanna Do
13.Surf's Up
14.California Girls
15.Heroes And Villains
16.I Get Around
17.Wendy
18.Lookin' At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
19.That's Not Me
20.Surfin' U.S.A.
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Post by Hymie » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:36 pm

Thank you, CB.

This poll will be closing on Sunday at midnight ET.

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Post by CupOfDreams » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:42 am

1) Wouldn't It Be Nice
2) Good Vibrations
3) God Only Knows
4) Don't Worry Baby
5) Sloop John B
6) I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
7) Hang On To Your Ego
8) Heroes and Villains
9) In My Room
10) Caroline, No
11) I Get Around
12) Surf's Up
13) You Still Believe In Me
14) Dance, Dance, Dance
15) California Girls
16) Cabinessence
17) Feel Flows
18) Surfin' U.S.A.
19) Country Air
20) Fun, Fun, Fun
21) All I Wanna Do
22) Surfer Girl
23) Gettin' Hungry
24) Help Me, Rhonda
25) You're So Good To Me
26) Wild Honey
27) Little Honda
28) I Know There's An Answer
29) I Can Hear Music
30) Catch A Wave
31) Deirdre
32) All Summer Long
33) Barbara Ann
34) When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
35) Here Today
36) Long Promised Road
37) The Little Girl I Once Knew
38) That's Not Me
39) Do It Again
40) Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
41) Little Duece Coupe
42) Pet Sounds
43) Surfin' Safari
44) Friends
45) Little Pad
46) Let Him Run Wild
47) Vegetables
48) The Warmth of the Sun
49) Darlin'
50) Cool, Cool Water

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:03 pm

Thanks, Cup, you're in!

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Post by fasbjd » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:19 pm

1. Good Vibrations
2. 'Til I Die
3. God Only Knows
4. Feel Flows
5. Wouldn't It Be Nice
6. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
7. Heroes and Villains
8. Surf's Up
9. Cabinessence
10. Here Today
11. Never Learn Not To Love
12. Hang On To Your Ego
13. Our Sweet Love
14. Be Still
15. Little Bird
16. It's About Time
17. Be With Me
18. Our Prayer
19. Sloop John B
20. The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)
21. Wild Honey
22. Wonderful
23. Disney Girls (1957)
24. All This Is That
25. The Night Was So Young

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:14 pm

Thanks fasbjd, you're in!

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Elder » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:55 am

1 God Only Knows
2 Surf's Up (Demo)
3 That's Not Me
4 Don't Worry Baby
5 'Til I Die
6 Hang On to Your Ego
7 Wouldn't It Be Nice
8 Good Vibrations
9 Caroline, No
10 Long Promised Road
11 Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
12 The Warmth of the Sun
13 In My Room
14 Heroes and Villains
15 Disney Girls (1957)
16 You Still Believe in Me
17 I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
18 Cabinessence
19 Sloop John B
20 Don't Go Near the Water
21 Fun, Fun, Fun
22 Darlin'
23 When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
24 I'm Waiting for the Day
25 Forever
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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:49 pm

Thanks Elder.

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by starchman46 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:03 am

1. Cabinessence
2. Good Vibrations
3. God Only Knows
4. Don't Worry Baby
5. Heroes and Villains
6. Wouldn't It Be Nice?
7. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
8. I Get Around
9. Surf's Up
10. Wonderful

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:23 am

You're in Starch!

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Honorio » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:52 pm

Is there a deadline for this? Because I would like to do an extensive re-listening...

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Post by Hymie » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:40 pm

Honorio wrote:Is there a deadline for this? Because I would like to do an extensive re-listening...
It was posted in the thread, deadline is tonight at midnight ET.

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Post by Honorio » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:17 pm

Oops, too late...

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:20 am

Time to present the results of the Best Beach Boys Songs survey. We had 44 different people submit ballots of their favorite Beach Boys Songs. Over 180 different tracks got mentioned. Only songs that were on at least 2 ballots are listed in the results. Ties were broken first by how many ballots the song was on, and second by the highest individual ranking.

We're gonna count down our 100 favorite tracks. Before we get to #100, here are 4 items that bubbled under the top 100, just missing the list by a point or two.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
101 - Spirit Of America --------------------- 2 ----- 72
102 - Wind Chimes --------------------------- 3 ----- 71
103 - Susie Cincinnati ----------------------- 2 ----- 71
104 - Let the Wind Blow -------------------- 2 ----- 71


And now, the countdown begins.

Here is #100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw5CjWnHbaE
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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:55 pm

Song # 100 was "Santa's Beard," from the Beach Boys Christmas Album in 1964. I was happy to see this make the list as I was one of the two people who had it on my list. It's the first of 3 songs from the Christmas album to make the top 100. It's also the first of 16 songs on the list from 1964. That's the most songs from any year. Can't find any details on the recording, but that's Mike Love on the lead vocal I believe.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
100 - Santa's Beard ---------------------------2 --------73


Coming up now at # 99 we have another song from 1964. This one is the first of 8 tracks from the "All Summer Long" album that made our top 100:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ5tJY9551A

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:12 pm

Song #99 was "Drive-In" from the "All Summer Long" Album in 1964. Once again it was Mike Love on the lead vocal. This is one of several songs that was originally listed as being written solely by Brian Wilson, but many years later, after a lawsuit, this song and several others now show Mike Love as a co-writer. "Drive-In" won the tie breaker over "Santa's Beard" as each song had 73 total points in the balloting.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2--------73


Coming up next at #98 is a song that the Boys did two very different versions of with the second version coming 12 years after the first version. The one that made our countdown is the first song from 1967 to appear on our countdown:

Here is #98!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JQM1f9PvAs

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs

Post by Hymie » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:28 pm

BTW, more than half of the ballots from this survey came from this forum, so the album oriented taste of the folks in this forum will show up throughout the results as we count them down. And don't worry, the top album on this site is well represented in our top 100!

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