Editors’ Notes Corralling the most important tunes by an American institution isn't easy, but this collection comes pretty close to perfection. Celebrating a half-century of music, the 50-track 2012 anthology covers everything from early-'60s surf-rock anthems like "Surfin' Safari" to such baroque-pop masterpieces as "God Only Knows," and it runs all the way through to "That's Why God Made the Radio," the 2012 hit that marked the eagerly awaited reunion between the long-estranged Brian Wilson and Mike Love. Along the way, covers of Leadbelly's "Cotton Fields" and The Ronettes' "I Can Hear Music" serve as reminders that The Beach Boys were more eclectic than many realize.

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California Girls
1
2:46
 
Do It Again
2
2:18
 
Surfin' Safari
3
2:06
 
Catch a Wave
4
2:11
 
Little Honda
5
1:53
 
Surfin' U.S.A.
6
2:30
 
Surfer Girl
7
2:27
 
Don't Worry Baby
8
2:50
 
Little Deuce Coupe
9
1:41
 
Shut Down
10
1:51
 
I Get Around
11
2:16
 
The Warmth of the Sun
12
2:53
 
Please Let Me Wonder
13
2:51
 
Wendy
14
2:22
 
Getcha Back
15
3:01
 
The Little Girl I Once Knew
16
2:35
 
When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
17
2:05
 
It's O.K.
18
2:12
 
Dance, Dance, Dance
19
2:04
 
Do You Wanna Dance?
20
2:22
 
Rock and Roll Music
21
2:29
 
Barbara Ann
22
2:13
 
All Summer Long
23
2:10
 
Help Me, Rhonda
24
2:47
 
Fun, Fun, Fun
25
2:15
 
Kokomo
1
3:36
 
You're So Good to Me
2
2:16
 
Wild Honey
3
2:38
 
Darlin'
4
2:12
 
In My Room
5
2:14
 
All This Is That
6
3:59
 
This Whole World
7
1:57
 
Add Some Music to Your Day
8
3:33
 
Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)
9
3:15
 
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
10
3:22
 
Sail On, Sailor
11
3:18
 
Surf's Up
12
4:14
 
Friends
13
3:00
 
Heroes and Villains
14
3:39
 
I Can Hear Music
15
2:37
 
Good Timin'
16
2:13
 
California Saga (On My Way to Sunny Californ-i-a)
17
3:23
 
Isn't It Time
18
3:47
 
Kiss Me, Baby
19
2:44
 
That's Why God Made the Radio
20
3:19
 
Forever
21
2:41
 
God Only Knows
22
2:55
 
Sloop John B
23
3:03
 
Wouldn't It Be Nice
24
2:33
 
Good Vibrations
25
3:38
 

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