Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My Beach Boys Page of Lists

Over the past month you have been given an overload of music from The Beach Boys on this blog. In addition to the ongoing countdown (finishing up tomorrow & Friday) of my 55 favorite songs, there have been mentions of countless others. There are more than 300 songs Beach Boys songs currently on my iPod, plus I have a number of others still on CD. Fortunately for you, I cannot tell you about all of them. Fortunately for me, I can tell you about a few more here today. So without further delay, here is My Beach Boys Page of Lists!  All of these lists are composed of songs that failed to make the top 55 - but that doesn't mean I love them any less!

5 Weird Songs

  1. She's Goin' Bald from the album Smiley Smile
  2. Take a Load Off Your Feet from the album Surf's Up
  3. "Cassius" Love vs."Sonny" Wilson from the album Shut Down Vol. 2
  4. Amusement Park U.S.A. from the album Summer Days (and Summer Nights!)
  5. Here Comes the Night (10+ minute disco version) from L.A. (Light Album)
More Favorite Car Songs
  1. 409 from the album Little Deuce Coupe
  2. This Car of Mine from the album Shut Down Vol. 2
  3. Shut Down from the album Little Deuce Coupe
  4. Little Honda from the album All Summer Long
  5. Spirit of America from the album Little Deuce Coupe
More Favorite Surfing Songs
  1. Catch a Wave from the album Surfer Girl
  2. Girls On the Beach from the album All Summer Long
  3. Surfin' from the album Surfin' Safari
  4. Don't Back Down from the album All Summer Long
  5. Hawaii from the album Surfer Girl
Instrumental Classics
  1. The Nearest Faraway Place (from the album 20/20)
  2. Pet Sounds (from the album of the same name)
  3. Carl's Big Chance (from the album All Summer Long)
  4. Summer Means New Love (from the album Summer Days & Summer Nights!)
  5. Let's Go Away For Awhile (from the album Pet Sounds

More Favorite Love Songs
  1. Hushabye from the album All Summer Long
  2. Caroline, No from the album Pet Sounds
  3. Livin' With a Heartache from the album Keepin' the Summer Alive
  4. Deirdre from the album Sunflower
  5. Aren't You Glad from the album Wild Honey
  6. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) from the album Pet Sounds
  7. Baby Blue from the L.A. (Light Album)
  8. Wild Honey from the album of he same name
  9. Why Do Fools Fall In Love? from the album Shut Down Vol. 2
  10. The Night Was So Young from the album Love You
More Great Songs from the Early Days
  1. Girl Don't Tell Me from the album Summer Days (and Summer Nights!)
  2. Drive-In from the album All Summer Long
  3. Be True To Your School from the album Little Deuce Coupe
  4. When I Grow Up To Be a Man from the album The Beach Boys Today!
  5. Dance, Dance, Dance from the album Beach Boys Today!
5 Great Songs from 1985 - Present
  1. Kokomo from the Cocktail movie soundtrack
  2. That's Why God Made the Radio from the album of the same name
  3. Still Crusin' from the (currently out of print) album of the same name
  4. Getcha' Back from the album The Beach Boys
  5. Beaches In Mind from the album That's Why God Made the Radio
My Favorite Solo Songs by Beach Boys
  1. What You Do To Me by Carl Wilson from the album Youngblood
  2. Love & Mercy by Brian Wilson from the album Brian Wilson
  3. One Kind of Love by Brian Wilson from the album No Pier Pressure
  4. Pacific Ocean Blue by Dennis Wilson from the album of the same name
  5. Sail Away by Brian Wilson from the album No Pier Pressure
7 Obscure Delights!
  1. The Trader from the album Holland
  2. Vegetables from the album Smiley Smile
  3. Let the Wind Blow from the album Wild Honey
  4. Everyone's In Love With You from the album 15 Big Ones
  5. Time To Get Alone from the album 20/20
  6. We've Got Love from the album Beach Boys in Concert
  7. Mountain of Love from the album Beach Boys Party!
So there you have it- a plethora of bonus tunes to get you warmed up and ready for the final two days of my countdown. I'm still taking guesses on what will be #1? Anyone? Anyone?


  1. Anonymous7/29/2015

    WOW!!! That's a lot of songs I love and A BUNCH I've never heard of! I have work to do! - Katie D.

    1. Good! My goal was to make people feel those very emotions!

  2. Anonymous7/29/2015

    Glad to see Deirdre made a list- great song! And Hushabye; oh my goodness what an amazing song! - Dave Matkinson

    1. You have great taste, my friend! Both of those could have easily made the top 55.

  3. Anonymous7/29/2015

    Let me get this right... These are NOT on your top 55? So "Caroline, No" didn't make the cut? I'm sorry to have to do this, but I'm now scoffing in your general direction. It just had to be done. -Steve

    1. Steve I knew that was coming- and I assumed it would be from you! What can I say? It didn't make the cut. Haters gonna' hate, hate, hate , hate... LOL

    2. Anonymous7/29/2015

      Steve is absolutely right. Without Caroline, No your list becomes impotent. Just telling it like it is! - Carson Castro

  4. Anonymous7/29/2015

    In your defense, cutting to 55 is tough. I like your lists above by category. Great way to look at their songs. Sometimes you want Fun, Fun Fun and sometimes you want Surfer Girl. Hard to compare them side by side. -Steve

    1. It was tough, and you are so right. Different songs hit me on different days, and comparing is really tough. The 55 would probably look different if I wrote it today. The lists above helped me include some stuff I love without starting all over again.

  5. Anonymous7/29/2015

    As you probably guessed it would, your lists have me searching for the weird songs. Who knew they could be weird? ~Chris Cooper

  6. Anonymous7/30/2015

    I have always thought that "Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)" was one of the most beautiful songs ever written. I love all of "pet Sounds" but there is just something about that song that moves me every time. - Kevin G.

    1. It is another Brian Wilson masterpiece without question, Kevin. As I mentioned here a few weeks ago, I probably should have just put the entire "Pet Sounds" album at #1 on my countdown and saved myself some grief. Thanks for stopping by,


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