Take a look at the below list of Beach Boys Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time till 2017 with new and upcoming songs 2017. Capturing carefree lifestyles, sweet stories, emotional gamuts and vocal harmonies in a song isn’t easy. However, The Beach Boys did this perfectly. The band didn’t only succeed in selling albums and singles but was also able to perform in many parts of the world. In fact, the group reminds me of the 60s music. With their music, they can influence people to dance, surf, to drive in convertible sports vehicles and to go to the beach. Their music had much to do with the Southern California.
List of Top 10 songs by Beach Boys Till 2017
10. Fun, Fun, Fun
Evidently, this song has its base on various back-stories. It is about teens who take their parents vehicles to go to the library, but instead, they decide to go out doing different things. “Fun, Fun, Fun” is a song that captures a more simple-minded era of teenagers. That different from today’s teenagers who have more complicated issues. Even though Beach Boys were about California sound, “Fun, Fun, Fun,” a 1964 song, fed into California myth (Southern California teenagers’ lives idyllic idea). What’s more, the song was perfect for singing along and dancing.
9. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Another great hit from the Beach Boys! It is track number one on the band’s seminal album “Pet Sounds.” Interestingly, the songs cover version featured in April 2015 “Orphan Black” Season 3 Premiere (a BBC America sci-fi thriller series). In the season premiere, the song opened with a dream succession of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” if life was like that. Besides, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” has formed part of a soundtrack to a documentary and films. It digs into the thought of living together instead of getting married at an early age. At the time the Beach Boys were writing this song, living together wasn’t a norm. This is the primary reason why people got married in their early 20s or immediately they left high school.
The Beach Boys exclusively recorded this song for a soundtrack (motion picture soundtrack). “Kokomo” is from film “Cocktail” that is about a Jamaican bartender. However, the only positive part of the unpopular movie is the Beach Boys song that stood at number one on Billboard Hot 100 chart. The exotic steel drums in the entire song and the intelligent islands naming formed the best part of “Kokomo.” When listening to the song, you will feel like you are part of the Caribbean.
7. Help Me Rhonda
“Fun, Fun, Fun” was a great track. But in 1965 the Beach Boys released another great song: “Help Me Rhoda.” Some of the lyrics in this song include “Help Me Rhoda, Help, Help Me Rhoda; Help me, Rhoda, yeah, Get her out of my heart.” Since the song is infectious, you won’t help but sing along to its chorus. Plainly the song is about a break-up which is not weepy and forlorn. In fact, it turns a negative situation into a positive one.
6. “In My Room”
In 1963 Beach Boys released this song: “In My Room.” The song evokes memories of the difficult teen years. If you enjoy writing or any other form of art requiring solitude, this is the song’s mode. This is one of the Beach Boys Top 10 Songs of All Time till 2017.
5. I Get Around
I Get Around’ is a great song that gave the Beach Boys a signature image. At first, it surfed, and then it progressed into girls and boys. Each time I hear “I Get Around”; I feel like I’m going back to the mid-1960s. Known for its compelling opening introductions which go into “Round, round, get around; I get around” with perfect harmonies. Perhaps, no other rock/pop group matches the extra-ordinally singing technique. The band members proved their gifted songwriting abilities, singing technique and their superb musical skills.
4. Sloop John B
Beach Boys released “Sloop John B:” as a single before releasing “Pet Sounds” album. At that time Al Jardine (a member of the band) loved folk music, and therefore he decided to introduce the song’s original version to Brian Wilson. Weavers were the first to record the traditional version of this song which is a West Indies tune. Lonnie Donegan recorded it next. The Beach Boys’ “Kokomo” song (which they recorded around 22 years later) was more like the “Sloop John B.” It had nautical and Caribbean flair.
3. California Girls
Brian Wilson wrote “California Girls” in the year 1965 after a vivid experience. This song boasts an orchestral prelude and one of the early successful verse-chorus attempts (the band sang both the verse and the chorus to different music). Today, the composition method is common in pop music.
This song’s darker lyrics marked the Beach Boys’ transition from struggling icons to American pop stars. In the song, the group was able to showcase their harmonies gentler version. The group continued to release new music and to tour after they released the songs.
1. God Only Knows
‘God Only Knows’ is a groundbreaking track for several reasons. It is the first song that said the word “God” on US radio. Considering that this was a bolder move, the group maintained that they weren’t referring to a real God. They also claimed that the song was all about a human relationship between two individuals.
Beach Boys Most Serious New Songs 2016-2017
1. The Lonely Sea
Surfers have to go home after the day has ended. The sea will keep rolling as it has always done. “It never stops for you or me.” Maybe, the girl Brian Wilson referred to in the song sang along. Regardless of whether she was a serial dater or a loner, she drowned Wilsons’ heart.
2. A Young Man Is Gone
In the 1960s teenage tragedy songs were very common. “A Young Man Is Gone” is about a boy racer who died in his car. The song has more background info about the fallen hero.
The Bands’ “Good Vibrations’ song will cool you down including after repeated plays. Possibly, the song also influenced Summer of Love sound in the year 1967. It has unusual, unique sounds and vocals, particularly the haunting harmonies. It is just a part of The Beach Boys great art.