Fifty Big Ones

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Fifty Big Ones
50 Big Ones.jpg
Greatest hits album by The Beach Boys
Released October 9, 2012
Recorded 1962–2012
Genre Rock
Length 134:43
Label Capitol
Producer Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys, Nick Venet, Bruce Johnston, James William Guercio, Steve Levine, Terry Melcher
The Beach Boys chronology
That's Why God Made the Radio
(2012)That's Why God Made the Radio2012
Fifty Big Ones
Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour
(2013)Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]

Fifty Big Ones, also referred to as 50 Big Ones, is a two-disc compilation album released by Capitol Records consisting of material from the American rock and roll band The Beach Boys. The album was released in 2012 to commemorate the band's 50th anniversary, and features some remastered mixes and stereo debuts. The track listing is similar to the setlist the band played on the 50th anniversary tour.

The name of the compilation is a reference to their 1976 album, 15 Big Ones, which included fifteen songs and commemorated their fifteenth anniversary (two songs from that album, "It's OK" and "Rock and Roll Music", are included here).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Brian Wilson/Mike Love, unless otherwise noted.

Disc 1

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "California Girls" (2002 stereo mix)   Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) 2:46
2. "Do It Again"   20/20 2:19
3. "Surfin' Safari"   Surfin' Safari 2:06
4. "Catch a Wave"   Surfer Girl 2:11
5. "Little Honda"   All Summer Long 1:53
6. "Surfin' U.S.A." Chuck Berry, B. Wilson Surfin' U.S.A. 2:30
7. "Surfer Girl"   Surfer Girl 2:27
8. "Don't Worry Baby" (2009 stereo mix)   Shut Down Volume 2 2:50
9. "Little Deuce Coupe" B. Wilson, Roger Christian Surfer Girl 1:41
10. "Shut Down" (2003 stereo mix) B. Wilson, Christian Surfin' U.S.A. 1:51
11. "I Get Around"   All Summer Long 2:13
12. "The Warmth of the Sun"   Shut Down Volume 2 2:53
13. "Please Let Me Wonder" (2007 stereo mix)   The Beach Boys Today! 2:51
14. "Wendy" (2007 stereo mix)   All Summer Long 2:21
15. "Getcha Back" Mike Love, Terry Melcher The Beach Boys 3:01
16. "The Little Girl I Once Knew"   non-LP single, 1965 2:36
17. "When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)" (2012 stereo mix)   The Beach Boys Today! 2:05
18. "It's O.K."   15 Big Ones 2:12
19. "Dance, Dance, Dance" (2003 stereo mix) B. Wilson, Love, Carl Wilson The Beach Boys Today! 2:04
20. "Do You Wanna Dance?" (2012 stereo mix) Bobby Freeman The Beach Boys Today! 2:22
21. "Rock and Roll Music" Berry 15 Big Ones 2:28
22. "Barbara Ann" (2012 stereo mix) Fred Fassert Beach Boys' Party! 2:13
23. "All Summer Long" (2007 stereo mix)   All Summer Long 2:10
24. "Help Me, Rhonda" (single version)   Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) 2:47
25. "Fun, Fun, Fun"   Shut Down Volume 2 2:16

Disc 2

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Kokomo" Love, Melcher, Scott McKenzie, John Phillips Cocktail OST / Still Cruisin' 3:37
2. "You're So Good to Me" (2007 stereo mix)   Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) 2:15
3. "Wild Honey" (2012 stereo mix)   Wild Honey 2:38
4. "Darlin'" (2012 stereo mix)   Wild Honey 2:12
5. "In My Room" B. Wilson, Gary Usher Surfer Girl 2:13
6. "All This Is That" Al Jardine, C. Wilson, Love Carl and the Passions – "So Tough" 3:59
7. "This Whole World" B. Wilson Sunflower 1:57
8. "Add Some Music to Your Day" B. Wilson, Love, Joe Knott Sunflower 3:33
9. "Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)" (single version; 2001 stereo mix) Huddie Ledbetter non-LP single, 1970 3:15
10. "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" (1996 stereo mix) B. Wilson, Tony Asher Pet Sounds 3:22
11. "Sail On, Sailor" B. Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, Tandyn Almer, Raymond Kennedy, Jack Rieley Holland 3:18
12. "Surf's Up" B. Wilson, Parks Surf's Up 4:14
13. "Friends" B. Wilson, C. Wilson, D. Wilson, Jardine Friends 2:33
14. "Heroes and Villains" (2012 stereo mix) B. Wilson, Parks Smiley Smile 3:36
15. "I Can Hear Music" Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector 20/20 2:37
16. "Good Timin'" B. Wilson, C. Wilson L.A. (Light Album) 2:13
17. "California Saga (On My Way to Sunny Californ-i-a)" Jardine Holland 3:23
18. "Isn't It Time" (single version) B. Wilson, Love, Larry Millas, Jim Peterik, Joe Thomas That's Why God Made the Radio 3:47
19. "Kiss Me, Baby"   The Beach Boys Today! 2:44
20. "That's Why God Made the Radio" B. Wilson, Millas, Peterik, Thomas That's Why God Made the Radio 3:19
21. "Forever" D. Wilson, Gregg Jakobson Sunflower 2:41
22. "God Only Knows" (1996 stereo mix) B. Wilson, Asher Pet Sounds 2:55
23. "Sloop John B" (1996 stereo mix) Trad. arr B. Wilson Pet Sounds 3:03
24. "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (2001 stereo mix) B. Wilson, Asher, Love Pet Sounds 2:33
25. "Good Vibrations"   Smiley Smile 3:37


  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Review: Fifty Big Ones: Greatest Hits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 7, 2012.