Artist Countdown: Beach Boys Top 70 Hits 6pm ET @radiomax @TheBeachBoys

BeachBoysThe Beach Boys are an American rock band, formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group’s best known lineup consisted of Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. Initially managed by the Wilsons’ father Murry, the Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records in 1962. The band’s early music gained popularity across the United States for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a Southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance. By the mid-1960s, Brian Wilson’s growing creative ambition and songwriting ability would dominate the group’s musical direction. The primarily Wilson-composed Pet Sounds album and “Good Vibrations” single (both released in 1966) featured a complex, intricate and multi-layered sound that represented a departure from the simple surf rock of the Beach Boys’ early years.

Starting in 1967, Wilson gradually abdicated control to the rest of the band, assuming a reduced level of input due to mental health and substance abuse issues. Though the more democratic incarnation of the Beach Boys recorded a string of albums in various musical styles that garnered international critical and commercial success, the group struggled to reclaim their commercial momentum in America despite once being seen as the primary competitors to the Beatles. Since the 1980s, there has been much legal-wrangling among the group members over royalties, songwriting credits, and use of the band’s name. Dennis Wilson drowned in December 1983, and Carl died of lung cancer in February 1998. After Carl’s death, a number of versions of the band, each fronted by a surviving member of the original quintet, continued to tour into the 2000s. In 2012, the surviving Beach Boys put aside their differences, recorded a new album, and embarked on a full-scale reunion tour.
The Beach Boys have often been called “America’s Band”, and Allmusic has stated that their “unerring ability … made them America’s first, best rock band.” The group have had over eighty songs chart worldwide, thirty-six of them United States Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band), four of those reaching number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Beach Boys have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide and are listed at number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. The core quintet of the three Wilsons, Love and Jardine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Good Vibrations
2 Barbara Ann
3 Sloop John B
4 Do It Again
5 Kokomo
6 Heroes and Villains
7 I Can Hear Music
8 Cottonfields
9 California Girls
10 Help Me, Rhonda
11 I Get Around
12 Surfin’ U.S.A.
13 Darlin’
14 Dance, Dance, Dance
15 Little Honda
16 Beach Boys Medley
17 Wild Honey
18 Then I Kissed Her
19 God Only Knows
20 Still Cruisin’
21 When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
22 Break Away
23 Rock and Roll Music
24 Getcha Back
25 Bluebirds over the Mountain
26 Do You Wanna Dance?
27 Wouldn’t It Be Nice
28 Surfin’ Safari
29 Be True to Your School
30 Wipe Out (with the Fat Boys)
31 Come Go with Me
32 Good Timin’
33 It’s O.K.
34 Lady Lynda
35 California Dreamin’
36 Friends
37 Here Comes the Night
38 Surfer Girl
39 Fun, Fun, Fun
40 Peggy Sue
41 Little Girl I Once Knew
42 Sail On, Sailor
43 Little Deuce Coupe
44 Ten Little Indians
45 Hot Fun in the Summertime
46 California Saga: California
47 Rock ‘n’ Roll to the Rescue
48 In My Room
49 It’s Gettin’ Late
50 Add Some Music to Your Day
51 Hawaii
52 Tears in the Morning
53 Marcella
54 She Believes in Love Again
55 You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone
56 That’s Why God Made the Radio
57 Problem Child
58 Long Promised Road
59 Don’t Worry Baby (with the Everly Brothers)
60 It’s a Beautiful Day
61 Long Tall Texan
62 Surfin’
63 Goin’ On
64 Slip On Through
65 Happy Endings (with Little Richard)
66 Isn’t It Time
67 Crocodile Rock
68 Tell Me Why
69 Forever (with John Stamos)
70 Under The Boardwalk

 

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