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The Beach Boys are an American rock band that were formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961.[1] Initially rising to become the most popular surf rock band in the U.S. during the early 1960s, the band's mastermind and chief songwriter, Brian Wilson, took The Beach Boys' music to ever increasing levels of sophistication and artistry between 1964 and 1966. This resulted in the band becoming one of most popular international acts of the decade and arguably the only group to effectively challenge the success of The Beatles in terms of mainstream appeal and critical recognition.[1] Following a nervous breakdown, Brian retreated from the spotlight and relinquished his role as musical leader, leaving the other band members to continue on through the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s with Brian as an inconsistent participant.[1] In the 21st century, The Beach Boys continue as a touring band under the stewardship of original member, Mike Love.[1]

The Beach Boys' discography from 1961 to 1984 was originally released on the vinyl format, with the 1985 album, The Beach Boys, being the group's first CD release. Over the years, The Beach Boys catalogue has been released on reel-to-reel, 8-track, cassette, CD, MiniDisc, and most recently, as music downloads from a number of digital media vendors. This article lists all of the band's studio albums, live albums, official compilations, and singles.

Contents

Studio albums

Year Album Chart positions Certifications
US 200[2] UK[3] AUS[4] US[5] UK[6 ]
1962 Surfin' Safari 32
1963 Surfin' USA 2 17 Gold
1963 Surfer Girl 7 13 Gold
1963 Little Deuce Coupe 4 Platinum
1964 Shut Down Volume 2 13 Gold
1964 All Summer Long 4 Gold
1964 The Beach Boys' Christmas Album 6 Gold
1965 The Beach Boys Today! 4 6 Gold
1965 Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!) 2 4 Gold
1965 Beach Boys' Party! 6 3
1966 Pet Sounds 10 2 Platinum
1967 Smiley Smile 41 9
1967 Wild Honey 24 7
1968 Friends 126 13
1969 20/20 68 3
1970 Sunflower 151 29
1971 Surf's Up 29 15 32
1972 Carl and the Passions - "So Tough" 50 25 42
1973 Holland 36 20 37 Silver
1976 15 Big Ones 8 31 17 Gold
1977 Love You 53 28 90
1978 M.I.U. Album 151 70
1979 L.A. (Light Album) 100 32 70
1980 Keepin' the Summer Alive 75 54 64
1985 The Beach Boys 52 60 67
1989 Still Cruisin' 46 24 Platinum
1992 Summer in Paradise 53
1996 Stars and Stripes Vol. 1 101

Live albums

Year Album Chart positions Certifications
US 200[2] AUS[4] US[5]
1964 Beach Boys Concert 1 3
1970 Live in London 75
1973 The Beach Boys in Concert 25 29 Gold
2002 Good Timin': Live at Knebworth England 1980

Compilations

Year Album Chart positions Certifications
US[2] UK[3] AUS[4] US[5] UK[6 ]
1966 Best of The Beach Boys 8 2 2x Multi-Platinum Platinum
1967 Best of The Beach Boys Vol. 2 50 3 2x Multi-Platinum Platinum
1968 Best of The Beach Boys Vol. 3 153 9
1968 Stack-O-Tracks
1970 Greatest Hits 5
1974 Endless Summer 1 23 3x Multi-Platinum
1975 Spirit of America 7 79 Gold
1975 Good Vibrations - Best of The Beach Boys 25
1976 20 Golden Greats 1 26 Platinum
1981 Ten Years of Harmony 156
1982 Sunshine Dream 180
1983 Rarities
1983 The Very Best of The Beach Boys 1 8 Gold
1986 Made in U.S.A. 96 67 2x Multi-Platinum
1990 The Complete Beach Boys 50 Greatest Hits (3CDs)Digital Assembly by Ron McMaster
1990 Summer Dreams - 28 Classic Tracks 2 10
1993 Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys Gold
1995 The Best of The Beach Boys 25
1998 Endless Harmony Soundtrack
1999 The Greatest Hits - Volume 1: 20 Good Vibrations 95 28 2x Multi-Platinum
1999 The Greatest Hits - Volume 2: 20 More Good Vibrations 192
2000 The Greatest Hits - Volume 3: Best of The Brother Years 1970-1986
2001 Hawthorne, CA: Birthplace of a Musical Legacy
2001 The Very Best of The Beach Boys
2002 Classics Selected by Brian Wilson 159 112
2003 Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys 16 46 2x Multi-Platinum
2007 The Warmth of the Sun 40
2008 The Original US Singles Collection The Capitol Years 1962-1965
2009 Summer Love Songs

Singles

Date of release Title Label Chart position[7][3] RIAA certification[8]
US US AC UK AUS[4] Nor[9] Swe[10]
Oct., 1961 "Surfin'"/"Luau" X Records
Nov., 1961 "Surfin'"/"Luau" Candix Records 75
June 4, 1962 "Surfin' Safari"/ (A-side) Capitol Records 14 48 1
→ "409" (B-side) Capitol Records 76
Nov. 19, 1962 "Ten Little Indians"/"County Fair" Capitol Records 49 8
March 4, 1963 "Surfin' USA"/ (A-side) Capitol Records 3 34 12 8
→ "Shut Down" (B-side) Capitol Records 23
July 22, 1963 "Surfer Girl"/ (A-side) Capitol Records 7 17
→ "Little Deuce Coupe" (B-side) Capitol Records 15 17
Oct. 14, 1963 "Be True to Your School"/ (A-side) Capitol Records 6 78 16
→ "In My Room" (B-side) Capitol Records 23 78
Dec. 2, 1963 "Little Saint Nick"/"The Lord's Prayer" Capitol Records
Feb. 1, 1964 "Hawaii"/"The Rocking Surfer"[11] Capitol Records 9
Feb. 3, 1964 "Fun, Fun, Fun"/"Why Do Fools Fall in Love" Capitol Records 5 17
May 11, 1964 "I Get Around"/ (A-side) Capitol Records 1 7 33 19 Gold
→ "Don't Worry Baby" (B-side) Capitol Records 24 33
Aug. 17, 1964 "When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)"/"She Knows Me Too Well" Capitol Records 9 27 39
Sept. 21, 1964 "Four by The Beach Boys" (EP) / "Little Honda"/"Wendy" Capitol Records 44 11 8 1
Oct. 26, 1964 "Dance, Dance, Dance"/ (A-side) Capitol Records 8 24 52 13
→ "The Warmth of the Sun" (B-side) Capitol Records
Nov. 16, 1964 "The Man with All the Toys"/"Blue Christmas" Capitol Records
Feb. 8, 1965 "Do You Wanna Dance?"/ (A-side) Capitol Records 12 95 18
→ "Please Let Me Wonder" (B-side) Capitol Records 52
April 5, 1965 "Help Me, Rhonda"/"Kiss Me, Baby" Capitol Records 1 27 16 7
July 12, 1965 "California Girls"/ (A-side) Capitol Records 3 26 58 18
→ "Let Him Run Wild" (B-side) Capitol Records
Nov. 8, 1965 "The Little Girl I Once Knew"/"There's No Other (Like My Baby)" Capitol Records 20
Dec. 20, 1965 "Barbara Ann"/ (A-side) Capitol Records 2 3 2 1 2
→ "Girl Don't Tell Me" (B-side) Capitol Records
March 7, 1966 "Caroline No"/"Summer Means New Love"

(A "Brian Wilson" single)

Capitol Records 32
"Sloop John B"/ (A-side) Capitol Records 3 2 17 1 4
March 21, 1966 → "You're So Good to Me" (B-side) Capitol Records 17
July 11, 1966 "Wouldn't It Be Nice"/ (A-side) Capitol Records 8 17
→ "God Only Knows" (B-side) Capitol Records 39 2 17 6
Oct. 10, 1966 "Good Vibrations"/"Let's Go Away for Awhile" Capitol Records 1 1 1 2 3 Gold
May, 1967 "Then I Kissed Her"/"Mountain of Love" Capitol Records 5 14 10 4
July 24, 1967 "Heroes and Villains"/"You're Welcome" Brother Records 12 8 13 7
Aug. 28, 1967 "Gettin' Hungry"/"Devoted to You"

(A "Brian Wilson and Mike Love" single)

Brother Records
Oct. 23, 1967 "Wild Honey"/"Wind Chimes" Capitol Records 31 29 25
Dec. 11, 1967 "Darlin'"/"Here Today" Capitol Records 19 11 28
April 8, 1968 "Friends"/"Little Bird" Capitol Records 47 25
July 15, 1968 "Do It Again"/"Wake the World" Capitol Records 20 1 2 5 8
Dec. 2, 1968 "Bluebirds over the Mountain"/"Never Learn Not to Love" Capitol Records 61 33 90
Feb. 24, 1969 "I Can Hear Music"/"All I Want to Do" Capitol Records 24 10 10 15
June 23, 1969 "Break Away"/"Celebrate the News" Capitol Records 63 6 83
Feb. 23, 1970 "Add Some Music to Your Day"/"Susie Cincinnati" Brother Records 64
April 20, 1970 "Cottonfields"/"The Nearest Faraway Place" Capitol Records 103 5 1 1 2
June 29, 1970 "Slip On Through"/"This Whole World" Brother Records
Nov., 1970 "Tears in the Morning"/"It's About Time" Brother Records
Feb., 1971 "Cool, Cool Water"/"Forever" Brother Records
April, 1971 "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (live)/"The Times They Are a-Changin'" Ode Records
May 24, 1971 "Long Promised Road"/"Deirdre" Brother Records
Oct. 11, 1971 "Long Promised Road"/"'Til I Die" Brother Records 89
Nov. 8, 1971 "Surf's Up"/"Don't Go Near the Water" Brother Records
Jan. 31, 1972 "Student Demonstration Time"/"Don't Go Near the Water" Stateside Records 62
May 15, 1972 "You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone"/"Cuddle Up" Brother Records
June 26, 1972 "Marcella"/"Hold On Dear Brother" Brother Records 110
Jan. 29, 1973 "Sail On, Sailor"/"Only with You" Brother Records 79
April 16, 1973 "California Saga: California"/"Funky Pretty" Brother Records 84 37
Aug. 17, 1974
(US chart date)
"Surfin' USA" Capitol Records 36 66
Dec. 23, 1974 "Child of Winter"/"Susie Cincinnati" Brother Records
March 10, 1975 "Sail On, Sailor"/"Only with You" Brother Records 49
May 24, 1976 "Rock And Roll Music"/"The TM Song" Brother Records 5 36 35
Aug. 9, 1976 "It's O.K."/"Had to Phone Ya" Brother Records 29 33
Nov. 1, 1976 "Everyone's in Love with You"/"Susie Cincinnati" Brother Records
May 30, 1977 "Honkin' Down the Highway"/"Solar System" Brother Records
Aug. 28, 1978 "Peggy Sue"/"Hey, Little Tomboy" Brother Records 59 46 97
Feb. 19, 1979 "Here Comes the Night"/"Baby Blue" Caribou Records 44 37 90
April 16, 1979 "Good Timin'"/"Love Surrounds Me" Caribou Records 40 12
June, 1979 "Lady Lynda"/"Full Sail" Caribou Records 39 7 54
Sept., 1979 "It's a Beautiful Day"/"Sumahama" Caribou Records 45
March 11, 1980 "Goin' On"/"Endless Harmony" Caribou Records 83
May 20, 1980 "Livin' with a Heartache"/"Santa Ana Winds" Caribou Records
Oct., 1981 "The Beach Boys Medley" Caribou Records 12 20 16
Nov. 2, 1981 "Come Go with Me"/"Don't Go Near the Water" Caribou Records 18 11
Sept. 1984 "East Meets West" (with The 4 Seasons) FBI Records
May 8, 1985 "Getcha Back"/"Male Ego" Caribou Records 26 2 81
July 17, 1985 "It's Gettin' Late"/"It’s O.K." Caribou Records 82 20
Oct. 2, 1985 "She Believes in Love Again"/"It's Just a Matter of Time" Caribou Records 26
June 9, 1986 "Rock 'n' Roll to the Rescue"/"Good Vibrations" (Live in London) Capitol Records 68 79
Sept. 1, 1986 "California Dreamin'"/"Lady Liberty" Capitol Records 57 8
July 1987 "Wipe Out" (with The Fat Boys) Tin Pan Apple Records 12
Nov., 1987 "Happy Endings" (with Little Richard) /"California Girls" Critique Records
July 18, 1988 "Kokomo"/"Tutti Frutti" (with Little Richard) Elektra Records 1 5 25 1 Platinum
December 1988 "Don't Worry Baby" (with The Everly Brothers) Capitol Records
Aug. 7, 1989 "Still Cruisin'"/"Kokomo" Capitol Records 93 9 33
Jan., 1990 "Somewhere Near Japan"/"Kokomo" Capitol Records
June, 1990 "Wouldn't It Be Nice"/"The Beach Boys Medley" Capitol Records 58
July, 1990 "Problem Child"/"Tutti Frutti" (with Little Richard) RCA Records 38
July, 1992 "Hot Fun in the Summertime"/"Summer of Love" Brother Records 17
Dec. 28 1992 "Forever (with John Stamos)" Brother Records 97
Aug., 1996 "I Can Hear Music" (w/Kathy Troccoli) River North Records 16
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