Brian Wilson discography

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This discography lists the recordings Brian Wilson has released as a solo artist.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions
1988 Brian Wilson
  • Released: July 12, 1988
  • Label: Sire Records
  • Tracks: Love And Mercy; Walkin' The Line; Melt Away; Baby Let Your Hair Grow Long; Little Children; One For The Boys; There's So Many; Night Time; Let It Shine; Meet Me In My Dreams Tonight; Rio Grande
1995 I Just Wasn't Made for These Times 59[1]
Orange Crate Art (with Van Dyke Parks)
  • Released: October 24, 1995
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Tracks: Orange Crate Art; Sail Away; My Hobo Heart; Wings of A Dove; Palm Tree And Moon; Summer In Monterey; San Francisco; Hold Back Time; My Jeanine; Movies Is Magic; This Town Goes Down At Sunset; Lullaby
1998 Imagination
  • Released: June 16, 1998
  • Label: Giant Records
  • Tracks: Your Imagination; She Says That She Needs Me; South American; Where Has Love Been?; Keep an Eye on Summer; Dream Angel; Cry; Lay Down Burden; Let Him Run Wild; Sunshine; Happy Days
88 30[1]
2004 Gettin' in Over My Head
  • Released: June 22, 2004
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Tracks: How Could We Still Be Dancin'?; Soul Searchin'; You've Touched Me; Gettin' In Over My Head; City Blues; Desert Drive; A Friend Like You; Make A Wish; Rainbow Eyes; Saturday Morning In The City; Fairy Tale; Don't Let Her Know She's An Angel; The Waltz
100 53[1]
Brian Wilson Presents Smile 13 7[1]
2005 What I Really Want for Christmas
  • Released: October 18, 2005
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Tracks: The Man with All the Toys; What I Really Want For Christmas; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; O Holy Night; We Wish You a Merry Christmas; Hark the Herald Angels Sing; It Came Upon a Midnight Clear; The First Noel; Christmasey; Little Saint Nick; Deck the Halls; Auld Lang Syne; On Christmas Day; Joy to the World; Silent Night
2008 That Lucky Old Sun
  • Released: September 2, 2008
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Tracks: That Lucky Old Sun; Morning Beat; narrative: Room with a View; Good Kind of Love; Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl; narrative: Venice Beach; Live Let Live; Mexican Girl; narrative: Cinco de Mayo; California Role; narrative: Between Pictures; Oyxgen to the Brain; Can't Wait Too Long (excerpt); Midnight's Another Day; Going Home; Southern California
21 37[2]
2010 Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin
  • Released: August 17, 2010
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • Tracks: Rhapsody in Blue (Intro); The Like in I Love You; Summertime; I Loves You, Porgy; I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'; It Ain't Necessarily So; 'S Wonderful; They Can't Take That Away from Me; Love Is Here to Stay; I've Got a Crush on You; I Got Rhythm; Someone to Watch Over Me; Nothing But Love; Rhapsody in Blue (Reprise)
26 55
2011 In The Key Of Disney
  • Released: October 25, 2011
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • Tracks: You’ve Got a Friend In Me; Bare Necessities; Baby Mine; Kiss the Girl; Colors of the Wind; Can You Feel the Love Tonight?; We Belong Together; I Just Can’t Wait to Be King; Stay Awake; Heigh-Ho/Whistle While You Work; When You Wish Upon a Star
83 190

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions
2000 Live at the Roxy Theatre 199[1]
2002 Pet Sounds Live 107[1]


Sources: Billboard and

Date of release Title Label UK US Hot 100 US AC US Rock
March 1966 "Caroline, No"/"Summer Means New Love" Capitol Records 32
August 28, 1967 "Gettin' Hungry"/"Devoted to You" (with Mike Love) Brother Records
April 1987 "Let's Go to Heaven in My Car"/"Too Much Sugar" Sire Records
July 11, 1988 "Love and Mercy"/"He Couldn’t Get His Poor Old Body To Move" Sire Records 40
January 19, 1989 "Melt Away"/"Being With The One You Love" Sire Records
November 24, 1995 "Do It Again"/"'Til I Die"/"This Song Wants To Sleep With You Tonight" MCA Records
May 19, 1998 "Your Imagination"/"Happy Days" Giant Records 103 20
September 20, 2004 "Wonderful"/"Wind Chimes" Nonesuch Records 29[1]
2004 "Good Vibrations"/"In Blue Hawaii" Nonesuch Records 30[1]
2004 "Good Vibrations"/"Our Prayer" (Live)/"Good Vibrations" (Live) Nonesuch Records
2004 "Our Prayer" (Freeform Reform mix) Nonesuch Records 124[1]
December 5, 2005 "What I Really Want For Christmas"/"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"/"Brian's Christmas Message" Sony BMG 66[1] 29
December 5, 2005 "Deck the Halls" 8
August 19, 2008 "Midnight's Another Day"/"That Lucky Old Sun"/"Morning Beat" Capitol Records
July 2009 "What Love Can Do" 429 Records
August 13, 2010 "They Can't Take That Away From Me " Parlophone
October 7, 2014 "God Only Knows" (with The Impossible Orchestra) BBC Music 20

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1988 "Goodnight, Irene" Folkways: A Vision Shared
1995 "Sweets for My Sweet" Till The Night is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus
1995 "This Could Be The Night" For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson
1995 "In My Moondreams" (with Andy Paley) Pulp Surfin'
1997 various The Wilsons
2002 "California Feelin'" Classics Selected by Brian Wilson
2004 "Rodney On the Roq" Mayor of the Sunset Strip (Original Soundtrack to the Motion Picture)
2006 "You Are So Beautiful" (with Carnie Wilson) A Mother's Gift: Lullabies from the Heart
2006 "The Spirit of Rock & Roll" Songs from Here & Back
2007 "Live Let Live" Arctic Tale (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture)
"Country Feelings" Every Child Deserves a Lifetime
2008 "Speed Turtle" (by Sandra Boynton) Blue Moo
2010 "California Sun" Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey (Music from the Motion Picture)
2010 "When Love is Dying" The Union (by Elton John and Leon Russell) Choral arrangement
2011 "Listen to Me" Listen to Me: Buddy Holly
2012 "Surfin' U.S.A." (Live) The Bridge School Benefit: 25th Anniversary Edition


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Zobbel (June 16, 2007). "Chart Log UK". Zobbel. Retrieved September 10, 2008. 
  2. ^ "The Official Album Chart for the week ending September 13, 2008". ChartsPlus (Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd) (368): 5–8.