Best Beach Boys Songs

The Top Ten

1 Good Vibrations

I would honestly consider it a candidate for being the greatest song off all time! - BKAllmighty

Its so better and different than their other songs. Its surprising - iTunesJunky

90 hours of tape recording. $50,000 put into the recording - worth about $200,000 nowadays. A masterful combination of multiple instruments and harmonies to make a truly universally happy song.


V 21 Comments
2 God Only Knows

I have warm memories as a child listening to this great song and thought that it was the greatest thing I've ever listened to. Now it's a song I would play in the car during a date. - Windowstcm1988

One of the greatest songs ever made - pure genius!

This is Paul McCartney's favorite song from his favorite album of all time, so it must be pretty damn great

One of the most beautiful songs of all time. Good Vibrations is nice but God Only Knows truly touches the heart.

V 8 Comments
3 Wouldn't It Be Nice

I'd love to wake up to this song every morning. It's just so amazing. Most definitely deserves number one spot.

Those opening chimes at the beginning...that wistful bit of melancholy you feel as you listen to it...THE perfect song on a day in late August as summer is ending watching a beautiful girl walking along the beach with a bit of autumn chill creeping in!

This song describes the joy of looking forward and daydreaming so beautifully. - beatles

Wouldn't It Be Nice is easily the obvious choice here. Good Vibrations is a good song (no pun intended), but it is the cliche choice for number 1.

top three are:

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
2. I Get Around
3. Kokomo

V 6 Comments
4 California Girls

One of the greatest songs of all time, especially since I live in California and near the beach where they truly are the best honeys in the world.

So happy, upbeat, and just overall an amazing song and just so happens to be my most favorite song of all time.

Yes, just yes

The song is ok, but the opening section is the most beatiful thing I have ever heard - RecklessGreed

5 I Get Around

Such energizing song. It's great!

I love this one it always makes me happy and gives me such a great feeling because it makes me think of all the times I was watching " Look Who's Talking" with my mom.

This song just makes you wanna dance!

The Beach Boys walked into a bar and said: "Round round, get a round, I get a round"... - Britgirl

V 3 Comments
6 Surfin' USA

WOW so under-rated. It should be easy in the top ten. Its easily in my top 3. Great song, common guys rate it up!

How is this not number 1 so good

:0 So great, it's amazing!

Surfin usa is fun is they say beer not pier hahaaha

7 Kokomo

I am 16 and I LOVE the Beach Boys. With a pure pride and joy. I know every last word to every single song. This mean I am committed to really decide a good song. This song, and many others on this list are AMAZING! However, this one frosts the cake by far. Its light and upbeat and it really gets your imagination go wild!

We may think it's stupid now, but back in the day you couldn't stop loving it. The Beach Boys made a great come back song.

Brilliant song, a timeless classic! Vocals are flawless, and instrumental harmony impeccable! Molto bene, or as the Italians say, Molto bene! KOKOMO! Gracias...

The #1 rule being a beach boys fan is: you hate kokomo
rule #2 is brian wilson is god, and mike love is satan - RecklessGreed

V 6 Comments
8 Sloop John B.

My favourite. I know the lyrics are basic but the tune is irresistible. A timeless classic

Powerful song, impeccable instrumentation throughout... Mike Love's vocals in the middle are the weak spot, though what do you expect.

Cause its funny and a fun song for us

Good one at first impretion

V 1 Comment
9 Surf's Up

This song is beautiful and the vocals of brian in it are unique it should be 3 behind good vibrations and god only knows

I'm so glad to see it in the top ten where it belongs. - PetSounds

Such a great song how is this number?! Piano is amazing.

A masterpiece

10 Fun, Fun, Fun

It's my dad's favorite but no songs are my favorite

Catchy, quick and fun, fun fun!

The Contenders

11 Don't Worry Baby

I get tearful every time I hear this. So beautifully sung and makes me think of Summer. *Sigh* - Britgirl

One of the greatest songs of all time

This should be on the top beautiful


V 2 Comments
12 Heroes and Villains

It sounds great and it's a perfect song, but doesn't seem as experimental as some of the other stuff. Just a great song.

It's different from all the others. It has a little something that makes it more than a song. It's an experience.

Excellent it's like a psychedelic barbershop quartet.

"Excelent choice"

V 1 Comment
13 Surfin' Safari

Best surfing song it's real funky

It's just a happy little ditty! I dunno, but somehow it's my favorite Beach Boys tune! - higgsboson2142

V 1 Comment
14 Darlin'

Grew up listening to this song blasting in the car while I sat in my car seat, grew up having my dad sing this to me. My favorite Beach Boys song, hands down.!

How on earth can this song be so far off the top 5 songs I've no idea. Personally I love this song a lot.

15 Barbara Ann

I love the song because it reminds me of my best friend's Aunt.
It's also uplifting feel good song.

V 1 Comment
16 Surfer Girl

Nice song. Should be higher!

17 Help Me, Rhonda

A phenomenal job on lead vocals by Al Jardine!

Should be higher!

I love this song

18 Little Deuce Coupe
19 You Still Believe In Me

Really underrated, even among fans. It's definitely in my top ten--maybe even five. - PetSounds

So much underrated!
An explosion of perfect sounds...

20 All I Wanna Do
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Songs Between The Beach Boys, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones Best Songs from The Beach Boys' Album Pet Sounds Top Ten Beatles Songs That Sound Like Beach Boys Songs Most Beautiful Beach Boys Songs Best Songs from The Beach Boys' That's Why God Made the Radio

List Stats

1,000 votes
94 listings
12 years, 17 days old

Top Remixes (30)

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
2. You Still Believe In Me
3. God Only Knows
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
2. Good Vibrations
3. California Girls
1. Surfin' USA
2. California Girls
3. Surfer Girl

View All 30


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.