10 Best Beach Boys Songs

The Beach Boys emerged from Hawthorne California, with Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, along with their cousin Mike Love. Their first top ten hit was ‘Surfin’ USA’, derived from Chuck Berry’s ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’, but the group’s ornate harmonies oozed with musicality. Brian Wilson soon developed into an outstanding composer and producer, culminating in 1966’s acclaimed Pet Sounds. The pressure of success affected Wilson, and his output after the legendary Smile album was abandoned became more sporadic. Other members of the band, particularly Dennis and Carl Wilson, stepped up creatively, while Wilson still enjoyed sporadic bursts of genius. The Beach … Continue reading 10 Best Beach Boys Songs