Editors’ Notes Every summer, countless Americans don floral shirts, put umbrellas in their cocktails, and meet their friends at a backyard tiki party. How does a tiki host set the perfect mood? First by decking out the lawn with as much thatch as possible, then by cueing up a few hours of Hawaiian classics, trippy exotica, and surf rock so enthralling that some of the guests may try to catch a wave in the backyard pool. You can’t go wrong with The Beach Boys, and this playlist combines their good vibrations with the guitar heroics of Dick Dale, the psychedelic garage rock of The 13th Floor Elevators, and the unmistakable ukulele of Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. And don’t be surprised if the party’s soundtrack also includes some recent country music of the laidback, Jimmy Buffett variety—sounds that are perfect not for surfing the pool but for passing out on a chair beside it.

SONG
ALBUM
Soul Bossa Nova
2:46
 
Surf City
2:43
 
Good Vibrations
4:15
 
Up On the Roof
2:37
 
Theme from "the Endless Summer"
2:50
 
Spill the Wine (Extended Stereo Version)
5:01
 
Psychotic Reaction (Rarities Version)
3:09
 
Surfin' Bird
2:23
 
Mai Tais On the Moon
2:11
 
The Girl from Ipanema (feat. Astrud Gilberto & Antônio Carlos Jobim) [Single Version]
2:47
 
Pearly Shells
2:01
 
Can't Help Falling In Love
3:05
 
Hang on Sloopy
3:01
 
Changes
3:38
 
You're Gonna Miss Me
2:30
 
1:35
 
E Le Ka Lei Lei (Beach Party Song) [Remastered Version]
2:27
 
Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World
5:07
 
Wipe Out (Rerecorded)
2:46
 
California Sun (feat. Dave Alvin)
2:33
 
Psycho
2:17
 
Pineapple Princess
2:23
 
Scorpion Rider
3:01
 
Spy Vs. Spy
3:36
 
Quiet Village
2:58
 
Hilo March
3:12
 
Surfin'
2:10
 
Haunted Hula
3:22
 
Disintegration
2:26
 
(Bop Bop) On the Beach
2:44
 
Poison Clam
2:17
 
Babalu
2:50
 
Wild Thing
2:35
 
2:06
 
2:18
 
2:47
 
Tiny Bubbles
2:42
 
3:02
 
Chega de Saudade (feat. Antônio Carlos Jobim)
2:01
 
Coronation
4:30
 
Walking Happy
2:11
 
Swingtime in Honolulu
3:46
 
3:00
 
Blue Hawaii
2:37
 
Shangri-La
2:09
 
Blue Mist (Of Bora Bora)
3:19
 
Coconut Water
2:46
 
Bustin' Surfboards (Remastered)
2:29
 
Under the Boardwalk
2:41
 
Do You Wanna Dance? (2012 Stereo Mix)
2:37
 
Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin'
3:01
 
2:34
 
K-39 (LP Version)
2:13
 
Mr. Moto
2:10
 
The Creature From The Lava Lagoon
2:27
 
Midnight to Six Man
2:19
 
Sea of Glory
3:26
 
3:23
 
Surfer Joe (Hit Version)
2:31
 
Maximum Radiation Level
1:52
 
C'mon Do the Laika!
2:01
 
Bang the Drum All Day
3:38
 
Bongo Bongo Bongo
2:09
 
3:50
 
Medley of Hulas
3:01
 
Surf Boogie
3:42
 
Pushin' Too Hard
2:39
 
Rock-A-Hula Baby
2:03
 
2:17
 
2:36
 
Swingin' Congo Bird
2:32
 
Dry Martinis and Wet Bikinis
3:08
 
Margaritaville
4:10
 
The Old Boat
2:36
 
Rockaway Beach
2:06
 
Let's Go Trippin'
2:12
 
Taboo
4:38
 
A-Bone
2:08
 
2:12
 
A Minha Menina
4:45
 
Bird of Paradise
2:59
 
2:25
 
My Little Red Book
2:30
 
1:57
 
California Sun
2:26
 
3:03
 
Banzai
2:03
 
Beach Baby
5:16
 
Take Me Down to Lover's Row
2:35
 
Hula Blues
2:56
 
Home in the Islands
3:09
 
Chove Chuva
3:04
 
Carolina
5:53
 
Twist of Lyman
3:14
 
You Ku'uipo
4:44
 
Surf Lyre
2:20
 

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