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
20 Golden Greats
15 Big Ones

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.TitleWriter(s)Year Originally ReleasedLength
1."Surfin' U.S.A."Brian Wilson, Chuck Berry19632:28
2."Fun, Fun, Fun"B. Wilson, Mike Love19642:03
3."I Get Around"B. Wilson, Love19642:13
4."Don't Worry Baby"B. Wilson, Roger Christian19642:48
5."Little Deuce Coupe"B. Wilson, Christian19631:38
6."When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)"B. Wilson, Love19642:03
7."Help Me, Rhonda"B. Wilson, Love19652:46
8."California Girls"B. Wilson, Love19652:38
9."Barbara Ann"Fred Fassert19652:05
10."Sloop John B"Trad. Arr. B. Wilson, Al Jardine19662:56
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Year Originally ReleasedLength
1."You're So Good to Me"B. Wilson, Love19652:16
2."God Only Knows"B. Wilson, Tony Asher19662:51
3."Wouldn't It Be Nice"B. Wilson, Asher, Love19662:22
4."Good Vibrations"B. Wilson, Love19663:39
5."Then I Kissed Her"Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry19652:15
6."Heroes and Villains"B. Wilson, Van Dyke Parks19673:37
7."Darlin'"B. Wilson, Love19672:12
8."Do It Again"B. Wilson, Love19692:25
9."I Can Hear Music"Jeff Barry, Greenwich, Phil Spector19692:38
10."Break Away"B. Wilson, Murry Wilson19692:55

Chart and certifications[edit]

See also[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')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  8. ^ "British album certifications – The Beach Boys – 20Golden Greats". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Enter 20Golden Greats in the search field and then press Enter.
  9. ^ "Certified Awards Search". Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. Retrieved 11 May 2013.