The Very Best of The Beach Boys

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The Very Best of the Beach Boys
Very Best of The Beach Boys cover.jpg
Greatest hits album by The Beach Boys
Released 30 June 2001
Recorded 1961–2001
Genre Rock
Length 1:17:58
Label EMI
Producer Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys chronology
Greatest Hits Volume Three: Best of the Brother Years 1970–1986
(2000)Greatest Hits Volume Three: Best of the Brother Years 1970–19862000
The Very Best of The Beach Boys
Hawthorne, CA
(2001)Hawthorne, CA2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

The Very Best of the Beach Boys is an album released by the American rock and roll band The Beach Boys. The album was released by EMI in 2001 and features 30 of their greatest hits digitally remastered. The album is the first compilation of The Beach Boys that makes a full retrospective of their career, displaying their greatest hit songs, during their 40-year career. Other compilations had already been released throughout the years, but only focusing on certain time periods of the band, or focusing on their complete career, but with several volumes.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Good Vibrations" – 3:37 (from Smiley Smile)
  2. "California Girls" – 2:43 (from Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!))
  3. "I Get Around" – 2:14 (from All Summer Long)
  4. "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher, Love) – 2:25 (from Pet Sounds)
  5. "Surfin' Safari" – 2:07 (from Surfin' Safari)
  6. "Fun, Fun, Fun" – 2:20 (from Shut Down Volume 2)
  7. "Surfin' U.S.A." (Brian Wilson, Chuck Berry) – 2:29 (from Surfin' U.S.A.)
  8. "Help Me Rhonda" – 2:47 (from Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!))
  9. "Don't Worry Baby" (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian) – 2:50 (from Shut Down Volume 2)
  10. "When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)" – 2:04 (from Today!)
  11. "Little Deuce Coupe" (Brian Wilson, Christian) – 1:38 (from Surfer Girl)
  12. "Dance, Dance, Dance" (Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Love) – 2:00 (from Today!)
  13. "Little Honda" – 1:52 (from All Summer Long)
  14. "Do You Wanna Dance?" (Bobby Freeman) – 2:21 (from Today!)
  15. "Surfer Girl" (Brian Wilson) – 2:27 (from Surfer Girl)
  16. "Then I Kissed Her" (Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry) – 2:16 (from Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!))
  17. "God Only Knows" (Brian Wilson, Asher) – 2:50 (from Pet Sounds)
  18. "Caroline, No" (Brian Wilson, Asher) – 2:19 (from Pet Sounds)
  19. "Sloop John B" (Traditional, Brian Wilson) – 2:55 (from Pet Sounds)
  20. "Barbara Ann" (Fred Fassert) – 2:06 (from Beach Boys' Party!)
  21. "Heroes and Villains" (Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks) – 3:38 (from Smiley Smile)
  22. "Do It Again" – 2:19 (from 20/20)
  23. "Darlin'" – 2:13 (from Wild Honey)
  24. "Wild Honey" – 2:38 (from Wild Honey)
  25. "Break Away" (Brian Wilson, Murry Wilson) – 2:56 (non album single)
  26. "Rock and Roll Music" (Berry) – 2:28 (from 15 Big Ones)
  27. "I Can Hear Music" (Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry) – 2:37 (from 20/20)
  28. "Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)" (Huddie Ledbetter) – 3:02 (single version, original version on 20/20)
  29. "Lady Lynda" (Alan Jardine, Ron Altbach) – 3:58 (from L.A. (Light Album))
  30. "Kokomo" (Love, Scott McKenzie, Terry Melcher, John Phillips) – 3:37 (from Still Cruisin')


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Review: The Very Best of The Beach Boys". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 August 2009.