The Beach Boys: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
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|1. Surfin' Safari|
|3. Surfin' U.S.A.|
|4. Shut Down|
|5. Surfer Girl|
|6. Little Deuce Coupe|
|7. Catch A Wave|
|8. Be True To Your School|
|9. Fun, Fun, Fun|
|10. I Get Around|
|11. Dance, Dance, Dance|
|12. Do You Wanna Dance?|
|13. Help Me, Rhonda|
|14. California Girls|
|15. Barbara Ann|
|16. Sloop John B.|
|17. Wouldn't It Be Nice|
|18. God Only Knows|
|19. Good Vibrations|
This career-crossing comp rides from '62 ( Surfin' Safari ) to '88 ( Kokomo ). In between: Be True to Your School; Little Deuce Coupe; Fun, Fun, Fun; I Get Around; Surfin' U.S.A.; Help Me, Rhonda; California Girls; Barbara Ann; Wouldn't It Be Nice; Sloop John B , and more!
The three-volume Good Vibrations series is designed with the hits-hungry fan in mind. Eschewing a strict chronological approach, the best-of sets are arranged according to charting position. Thus the initial collection is laden with the group's trademark tunes, ranging from the California boys' first top 10 charter, 1962's "Surfin' Safari," to their last, 1988's "Kokomo," a stray, post-Brian Wilson success. "Kokomo" is by far the newest selection included here; nothing else dates past 1966's No. 1 smash, "Good Vibrations." With the likes of "Fun, Fun, Fun," "I Get Around," "California Girls," and the incandescent "God Only Knows" rounding out the set, Greatest Hits Volume 1 is the ideal first pick for anyone looking for the Beach Boys at their commercial peak. --Steven Stolder
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Admittedly, I'd be lying if I said I hated these songs. Every song here is classic, and are actually all top 40 hits, the exception being the long - forgotten "409". However, many of the songs here are, as I stated before, are on tons of other compillations. I'm talking about numbers like "Good Vibrations", "Surfin' USA", and "Fun Fun Fun". And incidentally, doesn't seem like the three songs I just mentioned are always on every '60s Beach Boy scompillation. And show the lengths Capitol will go to get the real money off these hits, he saboatges the whole "early years" concept of the album by including "Kokomo", which is a great song but doesn't seem right for this album and should have been included on the far more superior "Greatest Hits, Volume 3 : The best Of The Brother Years".
I enjoyed every song here, but I think that next time out, the folks at Capitol should strive for something a little more new, like the long hoped for "Smile" boxed set or even my dream, a Beach Boys live boxed set featuring live performances from the '70s to the '90s. Until then, we're stuck with these recycled hits that are still nonetheless some of the greatest hits of all time, but are on the border of being overplayed.
Instead, Brian Wilson's music is formulaic, but brilliantly so, a superb if sugary confection of great tunes, easy, sing-along lyrics, and a pronounced beat. It was rock and roll, produced for commercial success, and it was wildly successful. From "Surfing USA" to "In My Room", from "Fun, Fun, Fun" to "I Get Around", From "Wendy" to "Don't Worry Baby", this is great music, fun to listen to, and something you find yourself humming all day after hearing it on the radio. My favorites here are "California Girls" and "Good Vibrations". This is an album you will want to keep around for background music, for it is a wonderful sound and reminds us all of a more wonderful time in our long lost youth. Enjoy!
Lastly, the music is great, and that's the main thing.
Most recent customer reviews
It has all the songs that I loved when I was a teenager and a few newer ones. I love itPublished on June 13 2014 by Suzanne L. Mcgee
Loved the record (LP) so it was an welcome addition to my collection. Also allowed me to donload to my IPod.Published on Nov. 7 2013 by John Crocker
Everyone loves the Beach Boys, but not everyone can be a fanatic. For those of us who are casual fans and don't need to own every album, but love to tap our toes and sing along to... Read morePublished on July 10 2004 by Annonymous
The Beach Boys 1960s biggest hits are included with the exception of "Kokomo" from 1988. Their well-known songs from appoximately 1962-1966 are included and sound great. Read morePublished on May 18 2004
These guys are Domestic and just purely better then the Beatles
they are so underrated Here is my Review for the Boys. Read more
In 1999-2000, Capitol Records put out three separate volumes of the Beach Boys greatest hits. For the casual fan who didn't want to shell out for the box set GOOD VIBRATIONS, this... Read morePublished on March 13 2004 by Steve Vrana
As the editorial reviewer already pointed out, Capitol designed this cd with fans who crave nothing but the hits in mind. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2004 by anthony nasti