20 Golden Greats (The Beach Boys album)

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20 Golden Greats
Greatest hits album by The Beach Boys
Released June 1976
Genre Rock, Surf rock, Sunshine pop, Psychedelic rock
Length January 31, 1963 – April 23, 1969
Label Capitol
Producer Nick Venet, Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys chronology
Good Vibrations – Best of The Beach Boys
(1975)
20 Golden Greats
(1976)
15 Big Ones
(1976)

20 Golden Greats is a 1976 greatest hits album by the Beach Boys that was released in the UK by EMI's newly created TV advertising division.[1] It became the second biggest selling album of the year, spending a total of 86 weeks on the UK Albums Chart and peaking at number one in July 1976, where it remained for 10 weeks.[1][2][3]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Year Originally Released Length
1. "Surfin' U.S.A."   Brian Wilson, Chuck Berry 1963 2:28
2. "Fun, Fun, Fun"   B. Wilson, Mike Love 1964 2:03
3. "I Get Around"   B. Wilson, Love 1964 2:13
4. "Don't Worry Baby"   B. Wilson, Roger Christian 1964 2:48
5. "Little Deuce Coupe"   B. Wilson, Christian 1963 1:38
6. "When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)"   B. Wilson, Love 1965 2:03
7. "Help Me, Rhonda"   B. Wilson, Love 1965 2:46
8. "California Girls"   B. Wilson, Love 1965 2:38
9. "Barbara Ann"   Fred Fassert 1965 2:05
10. "Sloop John B"   Trad. Arr. B. Wilson, Al Jardine 1966 2:56
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Year Originally Released Length
1. "You're So Good to Me"   B. Wilson, Love 1965 2:16
2. "God Only Knows"   B. Wilson, Tony Asher 1966 2:51
3. "Wouldn't It Be Nice"   B. Wilson, Asher, Love 1966 2:22
4. "Good Vibrations"   B. Wilson, Love 1967 3:39
5. "Then I Kissed Her"   Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry 1965 2:15
6. "Heroes and Villains"   B. Wilson, Van Dyke Parks 1967 3:37
7. "Darlin'"   B. Wilson, Love 1967 2:12
8. "Do It Again"   B. Wilson, Love 1969 2:25
9. "I Can Hear Music"   Jeff Barry, Greenwich, Phil Spector 1969 2:38
10. "Break Away"   B. Wilson, Murry Wilson 1969 2:55

Chart positions and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Album Chart History – 1976". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on April 14, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ Brown, Tony. (2000). The Complete Book of the British Charts. Omnibus Press. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-7119-7670-2. 
  3. ^ 1976 Number 1 Albums at theofficialcharts.com
  4. ^ "Number 1 Albums – 1970s". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on February 9, 2008. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (The Beach Boys; '20 Golden Greats')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  6. ^ "Austrian album certifications – The Beach Boys – 20 Golden Greats" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter The Beach Boys in the field Interpret. Enter 20 Golden Greats in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  7. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (The Beach Boys; '20 Golden Greats')". Hung Medien. 
  8. ^ "British album certifications – The Beach Boys – 20Golden Greats". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter 20Golden Greats in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  9. ^ "Certified Awards Search". Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
Preceded by
A Night on the Town by Rod Stewart
UK Albums Chart number-one album
July 24 – October 2, 1976
Succeeded by
The Best of the Stylistics Volume II by The Stylistics