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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by StevieFan13 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:35 pm

Funny thing about the Wilsons' high school experience: Brian got an F in music. Only recently did they decide to revisit it and turn it into an A.
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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:26 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:Funny thing about the Wilsons' high school experience: Brian got an F in music. Only recently did they decide to revisit it and turn it into an A.
Yes, that's because some old fart teacher hated rock and roll.

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:13 am

Song #54 is "Little Honda" from the "All Summer Long" album in 1964. When Capitol did not issue the song as a single Mercury rushed out a cover of the song by a studio group known as the Hondells, and that version was top 10 on the Billboard singles chart. Capitol issued an EP (extended play) 45 with 4 songs from the "All Summer Long" album and a couple of the songs made the Billboard singles chart from the EP. In those days Billboard would chart songs from an EP on the singles chart, although only the most major of major acts would be able to place a song from an EP on to the chart. Beatles, Elvis , etc... So the Beach Boys version of "Little Honda" did eventually chart from the EP, peaking at #65.

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RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #53 is next, and it's been a long time since we heard one from the "Wild Honey" album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeA3Z8As_dc

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:15 am

The #53 song is "Wild Honey" from the album of the same name in 1967. Carl sings the lead vocal. It peaked at #31 on the Billboard singles chart. There is one more song still to come from the album.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Coming up now at #52 is another track from the "Sunflower" album in 1970. It features the late Daryl Dragon on the harpsichord, Dragon just died earlier today. Daryl was better known as The Captain in The Captain and Tennille. Mike Love gave him the nickname "Captain."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPe78FgI9ro

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:19 pm

Song #52 is "This Whole World" from the "Sunflower" album in 1970. It is the 5th of 7 songs from that album on the countdown, two more still to come. Brian wrote this one alone and Carl sings the lead vocal. Brian has said of the track: "A very special vocal by Carl, and the lyrics are very spiritual. The melody and chord pattern rambles but it comes back to where it started." On the lyrics, he says: "It’s about love in general. ... That song came from deep down in me, from the feeling I had that the whole world should be about love. When I wrote that song I wanted to capture that idea.'"


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #51 is next as this puts us half way through with the countdown. We go back to 1965 with another track from the "Summer Days (And Summer Nights)" album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS94YK3pscs

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:27 pm

Song #51 was "Girl Don't Tell Me" from 1965. It was on the "Summer Days (And Summer Nights)" album and also on the B side of "Barbara Ann" on the single. Brian Wilson wrote the song in early 1965 while on honeymoon with Marilyn. He recalled that "a whole song came to me. It was 'Girl Don't Tell Me.' I didn't have any way to get it down. But I just heard the whole thing up there, from start to finish, and I remembered it well enough to go later and write down the lyrics on a piece of paper."

It was one of the first songs to feature Carl Wilson as lead vocalist (his first unshared lead was on "Pom Pom Play Girl"), and is one of the few Beach Boys tracks from the era to feature no backing vocals. It was also the first recording session that Bruce Johnston participated in as a member of The Beach Boys. Beach Boys biographer David Leaf has likened "Girl Don't Tell Me" to the Beatles' 1965 single "Ticket to Ride", in terms of its guitar breaks, drum fills and vocal delivery. Brian Wilson cited this as an example of how each new Beatles release over this period inspired him as a songwriter, and how, with "Girl Don't Tell Me", "I even tried writing a Beatles song." He said that Carl's drawn-out phrasing over the words "you'll write" was taken from "Ticket to Ride". It has been claimed that Brian intended to submit "Girl Don't Tell Me" to the Beatles.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Okay, we are ready to break into the top half of the countdown with song #50. It's from the "Surf's Up" album in 1971:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz71IbuEhNM

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:33 pm

Song #50 is "Long Promised Road" from 1971. It came out first on a single and then was party of the "Surf's Up" album. The song was written by Carl and Jack Rieley. Carl also sang the lead vocal and played about 7 different instruments on the track.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #49 is next, and we stay with the "Surf's Up" album for this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp_8GKcNvdQ

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:36 am

Song #49 was "Feel Flows" from 1971. It was the second song in a row from the "Surf's Up" album, which is the band's second most critically acclaimed album after "Pet Sounds." There are still 3 more songs from that album to come as we move up the list. THis one was also written by Carl and Jack Rieley. Carl and Brian are the only members of the Beach Boys who are on the record.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #48 is next. It's another track from the "Sunflower" album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVis0FbvJsU

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:22 am

Song #48 was "All I Wanna Do" from the "Sunflower" album in 1970. It has been retrospectively cited as the earliest example of chillwave and a precursor to the shoegazing genre. In 1970, Jim Miller of Rolling Stone noted production elements made the listening experience "mind-wrenching". Matthew Greenwald called the song a lost classic, writing: "Possibly one of the most beautiful and unusual songs and recordings on the Sunflower album... Mike Love deserves high marks for his vocal and lyric contributions, which may be his most tasteful in the scope of the entire Beach Boys canon. Brian Wilson's haunting, minor-key melody and ghostly arrangement is truly bittersweet evidence that he had certainly not lost his artistic grasp." Greenwald went on to give accolades to the song's arrangement, citing the effectiveness of the piccolo snare drum and the interesting, well-executed harmonies.

Chillwave is a music microgenre that emerged in the late 2000s. It is characterized by a faded or dreamy retro pop sound, escapist lyrics about the beach or summer, psychedelic or lo-fi aesthetics, mellow vocals, low-to-moderate tempos, effects processing (especially reverb), and vintage synthesizers. The term was originally synonymous with "glo-fi" or "hypnagogic pop".


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #47 is up next. We go back again to the "Surf's Up" album:

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

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Post by Henrik » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:07 pm

I made a top 30, but too late. "All I Wanna Do" would have been my #8 and "Feel Flows" my #18.

Also...
#29 | I Know There's an Answer
#30 | The Night Was So Young

I think all of my remaining 26 are in the top 46 of the poll, but I'm not sure.
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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:30 pm

Henrik wrote:I made a top 30, but too late. "All I Wanna Do" would have been my #8 and "Feel Flows" my #18.

Also...
#29 | I Know There's an Answer
#30 | The Night Was So Young

I think all of my remaining 26 are in the top 46 of the poll, but I'm not sure.

Too bad you did not get your ballot in!

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:41 pm

The #47 song is "Disney Girls (1957)" from the "Surf's Up" album in 1971. It edged out the #48 song on a tie breaker as it was on more ballots. This song was Bruce Johnston's greatest moment as a member of the group. He wrote the song and sings the lead vocal. The song is a nostalgic reflection sung from the viewpoint of a man who rejects reality in favor of the nostalgia he felt towards the fantasy world of the women in Walt Disney cartoons, songs by Patti Page and the days he made wine in his garage, enjoying lemonade in the country shade.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #46 is next. It's been a long time since we heard a track from the "Smiley Smile" album. This one is not my style, but it was listed on 7 ballots and accumulated 295 points in the balloting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zly4ilHj5eg

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:30 pm

Song #46 is "Wonderful" from the "Smiley Smile" album in 1967. The song was written by Brian and Van Dyke Parks, although Parks name is not there on the album credits for this song. The song's title derives from a pet name Brian Wilson had for his wife Marilyn.

Author Andrew Hickey wrote of the song, "If there was any justice in the world, this song would now be regarded as every bit the classic that "God Only Knows" is, as on every level that matters – musical and lyrical sophistication, beauty, the compassion that pours out of every syllable of the song – this is the superior of that song and almost every other I've heard." In 2011 Mike Love commended Parks' "marvelous job" with the lyrics and has described the piece as beautiful and sensitive, possessing ability to move listeners to tears. He told Goldmine magazine "‘Wonderful’ is an amazing, amazing piece of work. Holy shit! Van Dyke and Brian did a great collaboration on that one. It’s a really beautiful song. That’s probably my favorite thing from the Smile project.” Power pop musician Matthew Sweet praised the Smile version for its baroque feel, whereas "it gets a little more trivialized on Smiley Smile". Carl sings the lead on the version from "Smiley Smile." Brian sings the lead on the version on "The Smile Sessions."


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
046 - Wonderful -------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Up next is song #45. It's another remake of an older hit song.

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

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Post by Hymie » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:18 pm

Song #45 is "Do You Wanna Dance" from the "Today" album in 1965. It's a remake of Bobby Freeman's hit record from 1958. The Ramones later did a version of the song that seems to have been modeled on the Beach Boys version. It came out as a single before the album was released, and it is the biggest hit record by the group that features Dennis on the lead vocal.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Coming up now at #44 is a bonus track from the 1990 issue of the "Pet Sounds" CD:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chtmIJ1wYc4

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Fred » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:55 pm

It would be cool, for me at least, to have the songs 101-NNN listed as well. I don't believe it's going to spoil anything to come.

Is it easily done? Should I wait until christmas? :)

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Post by Hymie » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:40 am

Fred wrote:It would be cool, for me at least, to have the songs 101-NNN listed as well. I don't believe it's going to spoil anything to come.

Is it easily done? Should I wait until christmas? :)
I will post them at the end. #101-#104 were posted already at the start of the countdown.

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Post by Hymie » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:27 am

Song #44 is "Hang On To Your Ego." It's actually an earlier incarnation of "I Know There's An Answer" which came in at #57. At some point Mike convinced Brian to change the title and also change some of the lyrics, and they did. This version remained unissued until 1990 when was released on the "Pet Sounds" CD with bonus tracks. Our voters liked it better than the released version.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Next up at #43 is what I consider to be one of the better not hit single tracks from "Pet Sounds."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef9zt8aCRQo

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Post by Hymie » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:40 am

The #43 song is "Here Today" from the "Pet Sounds" album. It was also issued as the B side of the "Darlin'" single in late 1967. It was written by Brian with Tony Asher. Mike sings the lead vocal.

Musicologist Walter Everett notes of the song: "One of the most remarkable parts in the bass literature occurs in 1:47–2:02 ... where rapidly repeated bass notes are all sevenths, 1 appearing beneath ii, in alternation with ♭7 placed below I." In the original mono release, some studio chatter between Bruce Johnston and a photographer can be heard during the instrumental break and the subject matter was revealed to be about cameras. Then, Brian says, "Top, please," which was an instruction to the engineer to rewind the tape to the beginning of the song so the group could attempt another take of the vocals. When the 1996 stereo mix of Pet Sounds was done, this was deliberately omitted from the song at Brian Wilson's request.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Next up at #42 we are back in 1970:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tokxcbu_Uo

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Post by Hymie » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:18 pm

Song #42 is "Forever" from the "Sunflower" album in 1970. It's the last of 7 songs on the countdown from that album. It was written by Dennis Wilson and his close friend Gregg Jakobson. The lead vocal is sung by Dennis. His brother Brian declared, "'Forever' has to be the most harmonically beautiful thing I've ever heard. It's a rock and roll prayer." The violins were actually played on a Chamberlin.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #41 is next. We go back top 1964:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrId4jqily8

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Post by Hymie » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:30 pm

Song #41 is "She Knows Me Too Well." It was first released as a single on the B side of "When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)" in 1964, and it was later included on the "Today" album. It bubbled under the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #101. Brian sings the lead vocal.

Brian considered the song a tribute to Burt Bacharach. According to Allmusic, "This song can essentially be called 'son of "Don't Worry Baby".' It's built around the same kinds of Spector-inspired chord changes and also has a similar sense of vulnerability."


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Okay, time to break into the top 40 now. Song #40 is another one that was not issued on a single in the USA, but was so popular that it made the Billboard Hot 100 any as part of an EP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufx2WR6s4qc

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Post by Hymie » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:00 pm

Song #40 was "Wendy," from the "All Summer Long" album in 1964. It was on that same EP that "Little Honda" was on, and almost cracked the Billboard Top 40 from there, getting to #44. "Wendy" was originally credited to just Brian Wilson. Mike Love's name was added as a result of a lawsuit filed by him against Wilson in the 1990s. Mike sings the lead in the verses, but Brian sings the falsetto lead during the choruses.

The opening chords are whole notes played on electric guitar and bass. The song begins with a minor i chord in the key of D minor, moves to a major IV, comes back to the minor i, and then moves to a major VI chord, a IV in the key of F. The song then modulates to the key of F major (the relative major of D minor) through a substituted plagal cadence, using a I-ii progression to solidify the new tonic of F.

On September 27, 1964, the group performed "Wendy" as well as "I Get Around" on The Ed Sullivan Show.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Coming up now at #39 is one that was in my personal top 10:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhMfS-vTEPA

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Post by Henrik » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:19 pm

Hymie wrote:Song #42 is "Forever" from the "Sunflower" album in 1970. It's the last of 7 songs on the countdown from that album.
No "Slip on Through"? :( Yes, it's too bad I didn't make my list in time.
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Post by Hymie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:04 am

Henrik wrote:
Hymie wrote:Song #42 is "Forever" from the "Sunflower" album in 1970. It's the last of 7 songs on the countdown from that album.
No "Slip on Through"? :( Yes, it's too bad I didn't make my list in time.
Not one mention for it.

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Post by Hymie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:07 am

The #39 song is "You're So Good To Me" from the 1965 album "Summer Days (And Summer Nights)." In 1966 it was issued as a single on the B side of "Sloop John B." The track was spearheaded by a guitar sent through a Leslie organ speaker. It gave it an eerie effect. It was written by Brian and mike, and Brian sings the lead vocal. The song "Yellow River" which was a hit by Christie in 1970 seems to have borrowed from the opening guitar riff in this song.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #38 is next, it's from 1966:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB3utoCRRAk

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Post by Hymie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:26 am

Song #38 was "I'm Waiting For The Day" from the "Pet Sounds" album in 1966. Its arrangement is characterized by its jazz chords, doo-wop progression, timpani blasts, English horn, flutes, and string section episode. There are still 8 more songs to come from that album.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #38 was listed on 9 ballots and had 342 points in the voting. Coming up now, song #37 is the first one that was listed on 10 or more ballots, and also the first one with over 400 points, as we get into the real heavyweights. Here is #37:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t99oEfp_vTE

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Post by acroamor » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:59 am

Is the entire Pet Sounds album going to show up here? I mean, if any album by any artist could, it’s definitely that one, but damn

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Post by Hymie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:56 pm

acroamor wrote:Is the entire Pet Sounds album going to show up here? I mean, if any album by any artist could, it’s definitely that one, but damn
I've already said that every song made the list. I don't see the two instrumentals as worthy, but other voters did.

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Post by Hymie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:10 pm

Song #37 is "Catch A Wave" from the "Surfer Girl" album in 1963. It's the earliest non single track by the group that became one of their well known classics. In 1990, Brian wrote of the song: "[It] was more rhythmic. The guitars were more clean and driving as if to say they didn't wanna stop. The piano was played by me and it was perfectly synchronized with the guitars. The 3 different sounds combined to make one unique sound. I was ecstatic about this." Brian and Mike both sing the lead vocal. All 6 early members of the group were on this one along with Mike's sister Maureen.

Personnel

Al Jardine – bass guitar, vocals
Maureen Love – harp
Mike Love – lead vocal
David Marks – rhythm guitar
Brian Wilson – organ, piano, lead vocal
Carl Wilson – lead guitar, vocals
Dennis Wilson – drums, vocals

In 1964 Jan & Dean had a hit with "Sidewalk Surfin'," which is the same song with different lyrics.

RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #36 is next, and we are staying in 1963:

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

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Post by Nick » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:05 pm

Hymie wrote:Song #54 is "Little Honda" from the "All Summer Long" album in 1964. When Capitol did not issue the song as a single Mercury rushed out a cover of the song by a studio group known as the Hondells, and that version was top 10 on the Billboard singles chart. Capitol issued an EP (extended play) 45 with 4 songs from the "All Summer Long" album and a couple of the songs made the Billboard singles chart from the EP. In those days Billboard would chart songs from an EP on the singles chart, although only the most major of major acts would be able to place a song from an EP on to the chart. Beatles, Elvis , etc... So the Beach Boys version of "Little Honda" did eventually chart from the EP, peaking at #65.
"Little Honda" is also responsible for one of my favorite Beach Boys covers, from indie rock favorites Yo La Tengo.

Not sure you'd like it Bruce, but here you go if you're curious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZvWf5KSZxc

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Post by Hymie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:37 pm

Nick wrote: "Little Honda" is also responsible for one of my favorite Beach Boys covers, from indie rock favorites Yo La Tengo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZvWf5KSZxc

It sounds like the Velvet Underground which makes it pretty bad IMO. "Little Honda" is not a song that works without the vocals very high in the mix.

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Post by Nick » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:39 pm

Hymie wrote:
Nick wrote: "Little Honda" is also responsible for one of my favorite Beach Boys covers, from indie rock favorites Yo La Tengo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZvWf5KSZxc

It sounds like the Velvet Underground which makes it pretty bad IMO. "Little Honda" is not a song that works without the vocals very high in the mix.
Yeah, I figured you probably wouldn't get too much out of it. Oh well! To each their own!

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Post by Hymie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:14 pm

Song #36 is "Shut Down," which was the flip side of "Surfin' USA" in 1963. It reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also included on the "Surfin' USA" album. The song was written by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian.

The song details a drag race between a Super-Stock 413 cu. in.-powered 1962 Dodge Dart and a fuel-injected 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray and is derived from a longer poem by Christian. The song is sung from the perspective of the driver of the Sting Ray who brags that he will "shut down" the 413. (In hot rod racing slang, to "shut down" someone means to beat that person in a race.) While the implication is that the Sting Ray will win the race, the song ends before the end of the race with the 413 still in the lead, with the Sting Ray closing the gap. Mike sings the lead vocal and also plays the sax on the track.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #35 is up now, and we head to 1969 for a track from the "20/20" album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA_kZR1kPug

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Post by Toni » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:19 pm

I’m loving this countdown, and also the facts behind each song! Great story about “Surfin”, Hymie!

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Post by Akhenaten » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:16 pm

Toni wrote:I’m loving this countdown, and also the facts behind each song! Great story about “Surfin”, Hymie!
Yes, me too. Superb stuff, Hymie.
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Post by Hymie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:11 pm

Toni wrote:I’m loving this countdown, and also the facts behind each song! Great story about “Surfin”, Hymie!
Yes, that was my favorite story too. The all time greatest moment!

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Post by Hymie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:30 pm

Song #35 is "Cabinessence" from the "20/20" album in 1969. It's the final song in the countdown that was was named on fewer than 10 ballots. And I have to say, I don't like it at all, I guess it's just too weird for me. The song was written by Brian and Van Dyke Parks in 1966, and originally intended for the aborted "Smile" album.

The subject of the song is said by Brian to be "about railroads," as he intended to encapsulate the image of Chinese laborers pounding rail spikes while their minds go "off on a different track" after noticing a crow flying overhead. According to journalist Nick Kent, the song "juxtaposed both highly-advanced Western and Eastern musical references" with an "oriental presence", making use of the banjo and harmonica as well as percussion in the chorus designed to emulate the sound of workers assembling train tracks.

"Cabinessence" has received much acclaim over the years as the stand-out track on 20/20. Biographer Jon Stebbins observed the song's "demonic chanting" which he believed exemplified "some of the most haunting, manic, evil-sounding music the Beach Boys ever made". MOJO described Cabinessence as "Smile in microcosm. Vast in scope, unprecedented in its ambition and as much an unsolved sonic riddle as the album it had been written for, this was the misunderstood masterpiece that caused Mike Love to crack and the project to flounder." I'm with Mike, it stinks IMO.

RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Next up at #34 is a song that is much more my style. It's from 1964:

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

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Post by Hymie » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:14 am

Song #34 is "Dance, Dance, Dance," a big hit single from 1964. It also was on the "Today" album in 1965. This one was written by Brian, Carl and Mike. This song marks Carl Wilson's first recognized writing contribution to a Beach Boys single, his contribution being the song's primary guitar riff and solo. Mike sings the lead, and Hal Blaine and Glen Campbell (among others) played on the record.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
034 - Dance, Dance, Dance ---------------11----465
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #33 is next. Other than the hit singles it's my favorite track on "Pet Sounds."

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

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Post by Hymie » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:08 am

Song #33 is "That's Not Me" from the "Pet Sounds" album in 1966. Until very recently I did not like that album much. After decades I have finally started to appreciate some of the tracks on the album aside from the hit singles. I don't think the album will ever be a favorite, and I don't like the 2 instrumentals, but I like this track a lot now.

The song was written by Brian and Tony Asher. The song's structure contains multiple key modulations and mood shifts. On its recording, Mike Love shares lead vocal with Brian, who plays the track's prominent, buzzing organ. Brian's brothers Carl and Dennis also contribute guitar and drums, respectively. Other band members sing backing vocals.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
033 - That's Not Me -------------------------13----510
034 - Dance, Dance, Dance ---------------11----465
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #32 is next. We go back to 1963:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSynDh_K0EE

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:02 pm

The #32 song is "Little Saint Nick" from 1963, when it was released as a single. It was later included on the "Beach Boys Christmas Album" in 1964. Billboard was not charting Christmas singles on the "Hot 100" at that time, but the single reached #3 on their Christmas chart. The idea for the song was partly inspired by record producer Phil Spector's plans to record a Christmas album. Wilson recalled: "I wrote the lyrics to it while I was out on a date and then I rushed home to finish the music." Some of its rhythm and structure derives from the group's "Little Deuce Coupe", also co-written by Wilson and released as a single six months earlier. Love was not originally listed as the co-writer of "Little Saint Nick". His credit was awarded after a 1990s lawsuit. It's not often that a rock and roll Christmas record becomes a mainstream Christmas Classic like this has.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
032 - Little Saint Nick ---------------------12-----535
033 - That's Not Me -------------------------13----510
034 - Dance, Dance, Dance ---------------11----465
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #31 is another one from "Pet Sounds."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6HOHAflx1k

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:24 pm

Song #31 was "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)" from "Pet Sounds in 1966. Another one that was written by Brian and Tony Asher. The song is about a melodic and introspective view on desperation and a crumbling romance. The song is one of three tracks on Pet Sounds where Brian is the only Beach Boy performing. The song is one of the few Beach Boys records that features no backing vocals.

"Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)" was a guitar-less ballad that featured Brian singing in a devotional high tenor about the romantic moment when words fail. A string quartet played the minor seventh chords at close intervals, while the tympani boomed and a fat-toned electric bass drifted from the expected root note to create harmonic tensions within the lush sound. When Brian sang in an intimate hush, "Don't talk; take my hand and listen to my heartbeat. Listen! Listen! Listen!" the music demanded that you listen just as closely to its throbbing pulse.

Additional musicians on the record:

Arnold Belnick – violin
Hal Blaine – drums
Norman Botnick – viola
Glen Campbell – 12-string rhythm guitar
Frank Capp – vibraphone, timpani
Al de Lory – organ
Steve Douglas – percussion
Carol Kaye – bass guitar
Lyle Ritz – upright bass
Joseph Saxon – cello
Ralph Schaeffer – violin
Sid Sharp – violin
Billy Strange – 12-string lead guitar
Tibor Zelig – violin


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
031 - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - 12-----545
032 - Little Saint Nick ---------------------12-----535
033 - That's Not Me -------------------------13----510
034 - Dance, Dance, Dance ---------------11----465
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #30 is next, and we are going with back to back "Pet Sounds" songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tXNgoWNR78

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:58 pm

We just heard song #30, "You Still Believe In Me" from the "Pet Sounds" album in 1966. Still 5 more songs to come from that album. Written by Brian and Tony Asher, the recording was produced by Brian, who also sings lead vocal, with instrumentation that includes harpsichord, clarinet, timpani, and bicycle horn. Wilson and Asher created the song's ethereal intro by plucking a piano's strings with a bobby pin. To achieve the unique sound in the introduction, Tony Asher explains: "We were trying to do something that would sound sort of, I guess, like a harpsichord but a little more ethereal than that. I am plucking the strings by leaning inside the piano and Brian is holding down the notes on the keyboard so they will ring when I pluck them. I plucked the strings with paper clips, hairpins, bobby pins and several other things until Brian got the sound he wanted."

The song is in the key of B major, and features frequent use of the ii-V-I turnaround (six uninterrupted repeats of B-C♯m-F♯7). The chorus is composed of slash chords, such as G♯m/C♯, C♯m/B, and G♯m/F♯, resolving unusually to the vi, G major, before beginning again on B.

In a David Leaf interview intended for the liner notes that would accompany Pet Sounds' first CD release in 1990, Paul McCartney discussed the impact the album had on him both personally and artistically. Of "You Still Believe in Me", McCartney stated:

""I love that melody. That kills me, that melody. [ hums the first verse, bursts into song at 'I wanna cry.' ] That's my favorite, I think. The way that's arranged, where it goes away very quietly. I was in the car the other night, and I was telling the kids, saying, 'wait, wait, here it comes.' And then it comes back, and it's so beautiful right at the end, comes surging back in these multi-colored harmonies. Sends shivers up my spine. That's one of my favorite tracks."


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
030 - You Still Believe In Me -------------14-----572
031 - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - 12-----545
032 - Little Saint Nick ---------------------12-----535
033 - That's Not Me -------------------------13----510
034 - Dance, Dance, Dance ---------------11----465
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #29 is next, something very different from what we've heard lately:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIieHL8LerI

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:34 am

Song #29 is "Kokomo" from the "Cocktail" soundtrack in 1988. It was also included on the "Still Cruisin'" album in 1989. Let's get it on for the late Mrs. Bill Bugge....it was her favorite song.

This single went all the way to number one in the USA and was a big hit in many other parts of the world. A triumphant return to the top of the charts for the Beach Boys, and they did it without any involvement from Brian. The song was written by John Phillips, Scott McKenzie, Mike Love, and Terry Melcher.

The song was first written by John Phillips and Scott McKenzie in Virginia Beach in 1986 and recorded and produced shortly after by Phillips, as a duet between McKenzie and Denny Doherty of the Mamas and the Papas. That version remained unreleased until 2010, when it appeared on a posthumous album of John Phillips' songs called Many Mamas, Many Papas, most of which were originally recorded in the 1980s for a reconstituted touring version of the Mamas and the Papas, featuring himself, Doherty, daughter Mackenzie Phillips and Spanky McFarlane of Spanky and Our Gang.
In addition to the Beach Boys' signature layered-singing style, the song's instrumentation makes heavy use of steel drums. According to "Kokomo" track sheet information supplied by engineer Keith Wechsler, the steel drums were played by musicians named Vince, Milton, and Mike (but not Mike Love). Wechsler also says that there is a percussionist by the name of Chili who played percussion in the introduction of the song. Van Dyke Parks, who had worked on some of the group's earlier albums, played accordion, while session veteran Jim Keltner played drums. Other players are Jeff Foskett (acoustic guitar), Rod Clark (bass), Joel Peskin (alto saxophone) and Ry Cooder (electric slide guitar).

Mike and Carl sing the lead vocal. The final recorded and released "Kokomo" background vocals are sung by Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and Al Jardine. Terry Melcher's and Jeff Foskett's background vocals (on the demo) were erased and replaced by Carl Wilson's and Al Jardine's background vocals. The only active Beach Boys member not involved with the recording was Brian Wilson, who was given short notice of the recording session and unable to attend. He would later appear as a backing vocalist on a Spanish version of the song and was also appears on live recordings of the song, including a live concert filmed for the television show Full House (episode 028) and the 2013 live album Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour.

Mike Love and Terry Melcher's major contribution to the song was a re-write of Phillips and McKenzie's existing chorus and the addition of the "Aruba, Jamaica…" lines. The Beach Boys version of the song also retained the melody of the Phillips and Mackenzie original. All four shared co-writing credits on the song.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
029 - Kokomo --------------------------------12-----575
030 - You Still Believe In Me -------------14-----572
031 - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - 12-----545
032 - Little Saint Nick ---------------------12-----535
033 - That's Not Me -------------------------13----510
034 - Dance, Dance, Dance ---------------11----465
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #28 is next, and guess which album we are going back to for this one:

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

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:44 am

Song #28 is "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times," from the "Pet Sounds" album in 1966. It was written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher for American rock band the Beach Boys about depression and social alienation. Also produced and sung by Brian, he described it as "about a guy who was crying out because he thought he was too advanced, and that he'd eventually have to leave people behind." Its chorus features Spanish-sung background vocals: "Oh, ¿cuándo seré? Un día seré" (When will I be? One day I will be)." Its instrumentation includes harpsichord, muted bass guitar, and a theremin soundalike instrument called the Electro-Theremin. It is the first instance of an Electro-Theremin being used in popular music and the first in rock music to feature a theremin-like instrument.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
028 - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times --------- 13-----588
029 - Kokomo --------------------------------12-----575
030 - You Still Believe In Me -------------14-----572
031 - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - 12-----545
032 - Little Saint Nick ---------------------12-----535
033 - That's Not Me -------------------------13----510
034 - Dance, Dance, Dance ---------------11----465
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #27 is next. We go way back to 1962 for the first of the band's legendary "Car Songs."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mMq8QdIqwE

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:20 pm

Song #27 was "409," which was the flip side of "Surfin' Safari" in 1962. It was also included on the "Surfin' Safari" album in that same year. It was on to the Billboard Hot 100 for one week at #76. It was written by Brian, Mike and Gary Usher. was inspired by Gary Usher's obsession with hot rods. Its title refers to an automobile fitted with Chevrolet's 409-cubic-inch-displacement "big block" V8 engine. The song's narrator concludes with the description "My four speed, dual-quad, positraction four-oh-nine." This version of the engine - at 409hp, achieving 1hp per cubic inch - featured twin "D" series Carter AFB (Aluminum Four Barrel) carburetors ("dual-quads"). It was offered in new vehicles (Impala SS ["Super Sport"]; Bel Air; Biscayne) and as replacement units in the 1962 model year.

The group's treatment of this song, one of their first major releases recorded April 1962 (released June 4), reflects the influence of black R&B acts popular on Los Angeles radio stations at the time and shows a more raw approach to rock and roll than their much more polished releases continuing in 1963.

Personnel

Mike Love – lead vocals
David Marks – rhythm guitar, background vocals
Brian Wilson – bass guitar, background vocals
Carl Wilson – lead guitar, background vocals
Dennis Wilson – drums, background vocals


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
027 - 409 --------------------------------------15-----600
028 - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times --------- 13-----588
029 - Kokomo --------------------------------12-----575
030 - You Still Believe In Me -------------14-----572
031 - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - 12-----545
032 - Little Saint Nick ---------------------12-----535
033 - That's Not Me -------------------------13----510
034 - Dance, Dance, Dance ---------------11----465
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Moving on now to song #26, it's the most recent recording left in the countdown, from 1973:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx6dgEgbMNU

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:11 pm

Song #26 is "Sail On Sailor" from the "Holland" album in 1973. There's only two more songs left in the countdown from after the 1960s. It was written by Brian Wilson, Ray Kennedy, Tandyn Almer, Jack Rieley, and Van Dyke Parks. It was released as a single in 1973, backed with "Only with You", and peaked at number 79 on the American singles charts. A 1975 reissue (also backed with "Only with You") charted higher, at number 49.

When the Beach Boys submitted the original version of Holland to Warner Brothers in October 1972, the album was rejected by the company for lacking a potential hit single. After discussion among Warner executives, Parks (who was then director of audio-visual services at the label) mentioned "Sail On, Sailor", and suggested that the song could be recorded as the album's lead track. The label then enjoined the Beach Boys to drop what the company perceived as the weakest track ("We Got Love") and replace it with the song.

The basic track to be recorded by Carl and ex-Flame and then-Beach Boys members Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin. The lead vocal was first attempted by Dennis Wilson, who sang the vocal once before leaving to go surfing. Carl was the next to attempt a vocal, but he then suggested that Chaplin make an attempt. After two takes, Carl decided that Chaplin's vocal would feature as the lead. Brain was not doing well at this time, and he later acknowledged himself being "grossly incompetent" with the song, failing to show up at its backing vocals session, but giving some instructions by phone.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
026 - Sail On Sailor -------------------------15-----615
027 - 409 --------------------------------------15-----600
028 - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times --------- 13-----588
029 - Kokomo --------------------------------12-----575
030 - You Still Believe In Me -------------14-----572
031 - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - 12-----545
032 - Little Saint Nick ---------------------12-----535
033 - That's Not Me -------------------------13----510
034 - Dance, Dance, Dance ---------------11----465
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


We are ready now to break into the top 25, as YOU voted them!

At #25 we have one of several Beach Boys anthems:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Tz-OlwpVk

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:23 am

Song #25 is "All Summer Long" from the album of the same title in 1964. There are still 5 songs remaining from 1964, but just one from the "All Summer Long" album. The song is featured in the 1973 film American Graffiti as the closing credits roll, although the movie is set in the summer of 1962, two years before the song's release. The song was included in the film to be a metaphor for the end of the time period that the movie celebrates.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
025 - All Summer Long ---------------------15----628
026 - Sail On Sailor -------------------------15-----615
027 - 409 --------------------------------------15-----600
028 - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times --------- 13-----588
029 - Kokomo --------------------------------12-----575
030 - You Still Believe In Me -------------14-----572
031 - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - 12-----545
032 - Little Saint Nick ---------------------12-----535
033 - That's Not Me -------------------------13----510
034 - Dance, Dance, Dance ---------------11----465
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Coming up next at #24 is one of the remaining songs from 1964:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3E0TSyu-Gg

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:27 am

The #24 song was "When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)" from 1964. It was also included on the "Today" album in 1965, and it's the highest ranking song on this list from that album. The single made the top 10 in the USA and got to number one in Canada.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
024 - When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) ---16-----640
025 - All Summer Long ---------------------15-----628
026 - Sail On Sailor -------------------------15-----615
027 - 409 --------------------------------------15-----600
028 - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times --------- 13-----588
029 - Kokomo --------------------------------12-----575
030 - You Still Believe In Me -------------14-----572
031 - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - 12-----545
032 - Little Saint Nick ---------------------12-----535
033 - That's Not Me -------------------------13----510
034 - Dance, Dance, Dance ---------------11----465
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #23 is next, and it's one of the two remaining songs from the 1970s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46IQu0yuJzU

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:46 pm

Song #23 is "'Till I Die" from the "Surf's Up" album in 1971. The song was written by Brian alone. With autobiographical lyrics about death and hopelessness, it is one of the few songs in which both the words and music were written solely by him.

Biographer Jon Stebbins wrote: "''Til I Die' proves that Brian could not only write beautiful music, but that he had the ability to communicate honestly and artfully with his lyrics as well. The track is decorated with a haunting vibraphone and organ bed, which frames the strong harmony vocal arrangement perfectly.

Bruce Johnston has praised the song on several occasions by calling it the last great Brian Wilson song as well as describing it as Wilson's "heaviest song." Johnston has also stated that "the words absolutely fit his mindset". Wilson also felt this was the case when he stated that "the song summed up everything I had to say at the time." He later recalled that Mike Love's reaction to the song was: "What a fucking downer." In 2015, Love named the lyrics of "'Til I Die" his favorite of any written solely by Wilson, although he admitted, "I don’t like the line 'it kills my soul' but I understand what he’s saying."


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
023 - 'Til I Die --------------------------------14-----682
024 - When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) ---16-----640
025 - All Summer Long ---------------------15-----628
026 - Sail On Sailor -------------------------15-----615
027 - 409 --------------------------------------15-----600
028 - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times --------- 13-----588
029 - Kokomo --------------------------------12-----575
030 - You Still Believe In Me -------------14-----572
031 - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - 12-----545
032 - Little Saint Nick ---------------------12-----535
033 - That's Not Me -------------------------13----510
034 - Dance, Dance, Dance ---------------11----465
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Next up is song #22, and this one was number one on my ballot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0ZGnwVfX4o

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:49 pm

Song #22 is "I Can Hear Music" from the "20/20" album in 1969. It's my favorite Beach Boys record, and also my favorite overall record from 1969. If you look at the standings below you will see that this record was on a lot more ballots, and accumulated a lot more points than the #23 song, as we break into the real heavyweights on the survey. This one and the next 4 songs all are within 20 points. Then we will have another big jump with song #17.

"I Can Hear Music" was a minor hit by the Ronettes in 1966. It made the Billboard Hot 100 for one week at #100. The Beach Boys version got to #24 in the US and was top 10 in the UK. The song was written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector. Carl sings the lead vocal, and with Brian Wilson increasingly losing interest in producing for the Beach Boys, Carl took over the role of producer and lead Beach Boy. "I Can Hear Music" is considered by many to be Carl Wilson's first taste at being the "leader" of the group. I don't think Brian is even on the record.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
022 - I Can Hear Music ---------------------19-----866
023 - 'Til I Die --------------------------------14-----682
024 - When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) ---16-----640
025 - All Summer Long ---------------------15-----628
026 - Sail On Sailor -------------------------15-----615
027 - 409 --------------------------------------15-----600
028 - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times --------- 13-----588
029 - Kokomo --------------------------------12-----575
030 - You Still Believe In Me -------------14-----572
031 - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - 12-----545
032 - Little Saint Nick ---------------------12-----535
033 - That's Not Me -------------------------13----510
034 - Dance, Dance, Dance ---------------11----465
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Song #21 is next, and we go back again to 1967:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXhB2uETzP0

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Re: Best Beach Boys Songs - RESULTS!

Post by Hymie » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:08 am

First #22 "I Can Hear Music" and then #21 "Darlin,'" two great Carl Wilson leads. "Darlin'" was released on a single late in 1967 and peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was also on the "Wild Honey" album, the highest ranking song on this list from that album. It was written by Mike and Brian. The song is also known by different lyrics and structure as "Thinkin' 'Bout You Baby", also written by Wilson and Love, and first recorded by singer Sharon Marie in 1964.

Initially Brian had planned to give this song and "Time to Get Alone" to Three Dog Night, then called "Redwood", as Danny Hutton was a friend of his. Hutton laid claim to inspiring the title for "Darlin'", it being frequent in his vocabulary at the time. Redwood only got as far as recording a guide vocal before Mike Love insisted that Brian focus his attention on producing the song for the Beach Boys.


RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS
021 - Darlin' ----------------------------------19-----869
022 - I Can Hear Music ---------------------19-----866
023 - 'Til I Die --------------------------------14-----682
024 - When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) ---16-----640
025 - All Summer Long ---------------------15-----628
026 - Sail On Sailor -------------------------15-----615
027 - 409 --------------------------------------15-----600
028 - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times --------- 13-----588
029 - Kokomo --------------------------------12-----575
030 - You Still Believe In Me -------------14-----572
031 - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - 12-----545
032 - Little Saint Nick ---------------------12-----535
033 - That's Not Me -------------------------13----510
034 - Dance, Dance, Dance ---------------11----465
035 - Cabinessence --------------------------9-----460
036 - Shut Down ----------------------------10-----448
037 - Catch A Wave ------------------------10-----419
038 - I'm Waiting For The Day -------------9-----342
039 - You're So Good To Me ----------------8-----333
040 - Wendy -----------------------------------9-----332
041 - She Knows Me Too Well --------------9-----329
042 - Forever ----------------------------------8-----326
043 - Here Today ------------------------------9-----316
044 - Hang On To Your Ego ------------------7-----314
045 - Do You Wanna Dance ------------------7-----298
046 - Wonderful --------------------------------7-----295
047 - Disney Girls (1957) ---------------------8-----285
048 - All I Wanna Do --------------------------6-----285
049 - Feel Flows -------------------------------6-----284
050 - Long Promised Road -------------------8-----282
051 - Girl Don't Tell Me ----------------------7-----276
052 - This Whole World ----------------------5-----260
053 - Wild Honey ------------------------------8-----258
054 - Little Honda -----------------------------8-----255
055 - Be True To Your School ----------------9-----249
056 - The Little Girl I Once Knew ----------8-----246
057 - I Know There's An Answer ------------7-----239
058 - Let's Go Away For Awhile -------------5-----224
059 - Surfin --------------------------------------6-----220
060 - Break Away -------------------------------5-----218
061 - Please Let Me Wonder -----------------6-----199
062 - Rock And Roll Music --------------------4-----168
063 - Getcha Back ------------------------------4-----167
064 - Good Timin' -------------------------------6-----159
065 - Cottonfields (The Cotton Song) ------5-----157
066 - Still Cruisin' -------------------------------3-----153
067 - Kiss Me, Baby -----------------------------3-----149
068 - Girls On The Beach ----------------------4-----147
069 - The Trader ---------------------------------3-----146
070 - Then I Kissed Her -------------------------3-----145
071 - It's O.K. -------------------------------------4-----143
072 - Time To Get Alone -----------------------3-----137
073 - Little Bird ----------------------------------3-----132
074 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe --------------------3----131
075 - Pet Sounds ---------------------------------4-----130
076 - Do You Like Worms? ----------------------3-----128
077 - Add Some Music To Your Day -----------2-----125
078 - California Saga (California) ------------3-----124
079 - It's About Time ----------------------------3-----122
080 - Vegetables ---------------------------------5-----116
081 - Hawaii --------------------------------------3-----106
082 - All This Is That ----------------------------2-----105
083 - Don't Go Near The Water ---------------3-----104
084 - Our Prayer ---------------------------------4-----102
085 - The Man With All The Toys ------------4 -----102
086 - Let Him Run Wild ------------------------3-------97
087 - Looking At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 3----96
088 - Hushabye ----------------------------------3-------95
089 - Cool Cool Water --------------------------3-------94
090 - The Night Was So Young ----------------2-------90
091 - We'll Run Away ---------------------------2--------90
092 - A Young Man Is Gone --------------------2-------89
093 - Our Sweet Love --------------------------3--------87
094 - California Saga (Big Sur) ---------------2--------85
095 - Country Air --------------------------------2--------77
096 - Summer's Gone ---------------------------2--------76
097 - With Me Tonight --------------------------2--------76
098 - Here Comes The Night ------------------2 -------75
099 - Drive-In -------------------------------------2 -------73
100 - Santa's Beard ------------------------------2 -------73


Okay, let's break into the top 20 Beach Boys songs, as we voted them. Every song in the top 20 was named on at least 20 of the 44 ballots. Song #20 was listed on 22 ballots:

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

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