Best Beach Boys Songs
The Top Ten
I read a comment that said this was the Beach Boys version of Bohemian Rhapsody, but really, Bohemian Rhapsody was the Queen version of Good Vibrations. - Idontreallycaretoomuch
This song is AMAZING.
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 - iTunesJunkyV 23 CommentsUListen to Sample
I am not making this up at all. I have that Beach Boys song before it was on the Toy Story 4 trailer.
Used to think the Beach Boys were really annoying. When I heard this song, my mind was changed. - AlexZoraj
Best Beach Boys song? God only knows! They're all good. - BritgirlV 15 CommentsUListen to Sample
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!V 8 CommentsUListen to Sample
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 - RecklessGreedUListen to Sample
Great 60's pop tune. - JCHOW
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.V 5 CommentsUListen to Sample
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 hahaahaUListen to Sample
How the hell is Kokomo above Surf's Up? Mike Love trying to be relevant vs. Brian Wilson on his absolute musical peak creating harmonies far beyond human?
This is just sad. Though I wouldn't agree, I'm fine with Good Vibrations, God Only Knows, Wouldn't It Be Nice, and California Girls being above this one, but Kokomo? What is wrong with this list?
It's to AWESOME to describe
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. - PetSoundsV 3 CommentsUListen to Sample
Ugh my absolute favorite and kinda sad to see people dog on this song for no reason. It feels like the perfect vacation song honestly for cruise goers
This is probably their best song from the 80's. - GehennaTheSecond
Every time I hear this tune, bring on Summer, the beach and tropical drinks
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!V 11 CommentsUListen to Sample
It's my dad's favorite but no songs are my favorite
Catchy, quick and fun, fun fun!UListen to Sample
Lyrics crafted off an American Folk song, but if we are being fair minimal of the Beach Boys music remains pertinent in terms of lyric meaning. The tune and construction a far more important - which makes it top 3 (in my opinion of course).
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 usV 2 CommentsUListen to Sample
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
The best song of Beach Boys.
This should be on the top beautifulV 2 CommentsUListen to Sample
Best surfing song it's real funky
Awesome song. Love it
It's just a happy little ditty! I dunno, but somehow it's my favorite Beach Boys tune! - higgsboson2142UListen to Sample
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 CommentUListen to Sample
My "go to" song for Karaoke. A happy sing-a-long song. I'm a baseball PA announcer & often play it for 7th-inning stretch. It has such universal appeal & is so much fun that everyone's singing along. Great job, Alan!
Al Jardine's moment in the sun! (He should have had a LOT more! )
A phenomenal job on lead vocals by Al Jardine!
Should be higher!V 1 CommentUListen to Sample
Excellent vocals, especially in the outro, a psychedelic journey, this has to be one of the greats. The trouble is, pet sounds created so many epic songs.
The best song on Pet Sounds in my opinion.
Really underrated, even among fans. It's definitely in my top ten--maybe even five. - PetSounds
So much underrated!
An explosion of perfect sounds...
A pure classic. listened to it over and over during my tween years in Santa Cruz. Got my first kiss from my "girlfriend" at the Friday night dance.
Nice song. Should be higher!UListen to Sample
This is hands down the best songUListen to Sample
My personal favorite, I have no idea why this song was not in top 10
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.UListen to Sample
Reminds me of the girl I dated, Barbara Ann Buckler...
So catchy...my personal favorite
I love the song because it reminds me of my best friend's Aunt.
It's also uplifting feel good song.
Their finest song ever, no arguments...
Should be #1!UListen to Sample
JFK was assassinated as Brian Wilson and Mike Love were writing this song. It took on a whole new meaning. - PetSoundsUListen to Sample
How can this song be so under-rated? This song has to be the greatest love song ever written.Mesmerising vocals by Dennis Wilson and a very godly harmony vocals in this song.Even Brian Wilson admits that this son has the best harmony in all of the Beach Boys songs.
Man what a beautiful songUListen to Sample
Simple but effective.
What! How can this be ranked so low. It should be 2nd just behind Good Vibrations.
Great song with best hook of any of their recordings.UListen to Sample
Wow this song isn't even on the list?!?! This should be up in the top 10/15 easily.UListen to Sample
This song gets lost somehow, but is the 2nd best song on Pet Sounds. The first time I heard this it was unlike anything I'd ever heard...UListen to Sample
Their best song prior to Pet Sounds in my opinionUListen to Sample
One of Carl Wilson's greatest songsUListen to Sample
Might be they're second best song I thinkUListen to Sample
Discovered this wonderful song watching "Almost Famous" - Thanks Cameron Crowe :-)
"Werewolves of London" used the piano lick from this song. - PetSounds
One of my favorite songs of all timeUListen to Sample
Awesome opener on SunflwoerUListen to Sample
Discovered this from Mad Men, should be way higher
A deep and powerful song
Seriously emotional ballad into Brian's mental issues. Underrated song!UListen to Sample
Incredible song harmonies are lush right up there with the best beach boys songsUListen to Sample
I am voting this mainly because it is so low in this chart. However, it is among my top 10 – probably not the first, yet one of the very best.UListen to Sample
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