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 54
1995 I Just Wasn't Made for These Times 59[1]
Orange Crate Art (with Van Dyke Parks)
1998 Imagination 88 30[1]
2004 Gettin' In Over My Head 100 53[1]
Brian Wilson Presents Smile 13 7[1]
2005 What I Really Want for Christmas
  • Released: October 18, 2005
  • Label: Arista
2008 That Lucky Old Sun
  • Released: September 2, 2008
  • Label: Capitol
21 37[2]
2010 Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin 26 55
2011 In the Key of Disney
  • Released: October 25, 2011
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
83 190
2015 No Pier Pressure
  • Released: April 7, 2015
  • Label: Capitol
28 25

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions
2000 Live at the Roxy Theatre
  • Released: June 2000
  • Label: Brimel
2002 Pet Sounds Live 107[1]
2016 Brian Wilson and Friends


Year Album details Chart positions
2017 Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology
  • Released: September 22, 2017
  • Label: Rhino


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
"This Could Be The Night" For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson
"In My Moondreams" (with Andy Paley) Pulp Surfin'
1997 Monday Without You, Miracle, Til I Die, Everything I Need 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)
"Believe In Yourself" Duck Dodgers Cartoon
2006 "You Are So Beautiful" (with Carnie Wilson) A Mother's Gift: Lullabies from the Heart
"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
2014 "Wanderlust" The Art of McCartney
2016 "My Sweet Lord" (Live) George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison
2018 "Dirty Computer" (with Janelle Monáe)[3] Dirty Computer


  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. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Dirty Computer". Qobuz.