BEACH BOYS PAGE OF LISTS, TRIVIA AND STATISTICS

Here is my page of lists, trivia and statistics about Brian and the Boys. Delve in, you should find something interesting, surprising or just plain curious.Please e-mail me at surfermoon@surfermoon.com if you have any corrections, additions or new lists to add and I will give you credit on this page.

A: 5 Beach Boys Albums Ahead Of Their Time

B: 10 Beach Boys Firsts On Their Records

C: 2 Beach Boys Number One Singles in the United Kingdom

D: 2 Beach Boys Number One Albums in the United Kingdom

E: 4 Beach Boys Number One Singles in the USA

F: 2 Beach Boys Number One Albums in the USA

G: 30 Top Brian Wilson Songs As Rated By Some High-Profile Fans in MOJO magazine

H: 10 Lead Vocalists On Beach Boys Songs

I: 11 Beach Boys And Related Songs Which Were On Movies Or TV Shows, But Not On Any Of Their Main Albums

J: 28 Beach Boy Songs From The 60s, 70s And 80s That Either Do Not Mention The Title In The Lyrics Or Only Partially Mention The Title In The Lyrics And/Or Have A Slight Deviation In The Spelling Of The Title From What Is Actually Is Spelt In The Lyrics Of The Song


A: 5 Beach Boys Albums Ahead Of Their Times

1. First Concept Album: Little Deuce Coupe (all car songs)

2. First Unplugged Album: Party!

3. First Karaoke Album: Stack o' Tracks

4. First New Age Album: Friends

5. First New Wave Album: Beach Boys Love You!


B: 10 Beach Boy Firsts On Their Records

1. First Brian Wilson lead vocal: Barbie/What Is A Young Girl Made Of? Released Spring 1962

2. First Brian Wilson production: The Revo-lution/Number One Released September 1962

3. First Dennis Wilson lead vocal: Little Girl (You're My Miss America) from Surfin' Safari album

4. First Carl Wilson composition: Surf Jam from Surfin' USA album

5. First Beach Boys album with no instrumentals: Little Deuce Coupe

6. First Dennis Wilson composition: Denny's Drums from Shut Down Volume 2

7. First Carl Wilson lead vocal: Pom Pom Play Girl from Shut Down Volume 2

8. First Al Jardine lead vocal: Christmas Day from the Christmas Album

9. First Dennis Wilson vocal composition: Little Bird from Friends

10. First Carl Wilson vocal composition: Long Promised Road from Surf's Up.


C: Beach Boys Number One Singles - United Kingdom

1. Good Vibrations

2. Do It Again


D: Beach Boys Number One Albums- UK

1. 20 Golden Greats

2. The Very Best of the Beach Boys


E: Beach Boys Number One Singles- USA

1. I Get Around

2. Help Me Rhonda

3. Good Vibrations

4. Kokomo


F: Beach Boys Number One Albums- USA

1. Concert

2. Endless Summer


G: 30 Top Brian Wilson Songs As Rated By Some High-Profile Fans in MOJO magazine

1.Til' I Die

2. Wouldn't It Be Nice

3. Don't Worry Baby

4. God Only Knows

5. Heroes And Villians

6. Surfs Up

7. California Girls

8. This Whole World

9. Guess I'm Dumb

10. Caroline No

11. Please Let me Wonder

12. Good Vibrations

13. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times

14. The Warmth Of The Sun

15. Surfer Girl

16. Cool Cool Water

17. In My Room

18. Let's Go Away For A While

19. Let Him Run Wild

20. Love and Mercy

21. Cabinessence

22. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)

23. Do It Again

24. Sail On Sailor

25. Rio Grande

26. Johnny Carson

27. Kiss Me Baby

28. Can't Wait Too Long

29. Little Girl I Once Knew

30. Still I Dream of It

In terms of the when these songs were written ,4 are pre-1965, 5 were released in 1965, 6 were from Pet Sounds, 4 were from the Smile era, 6 were from the late 60s/ear;y 70s, 2 from the Brian's Back era of the mid 70s and 2 from his solo album in 1988. Proof that many see more to Brian's genius than simply Today/Summer Days/Pet Sounds/Smile.


H: 10 Lead Vocalists On Beach Boys Songs

1. Brian

2. Dennis

3. Carl

4. Mike

5. Al

6. Bruce Johnston

7. Rikki Fataar

8. Blondie Chaplin

9. John Stamos (Forever on Summer in Paradise)

10. Jack Rieley (A Day In The Life Of A Tree)

There were all those country singers on Stars and Stripes Vol I.....


I: 11 Beach Boys And Related Songs Which Were On Movies Or TV Shows, But Not On Any Of Their Main Albums

1. Karen, from the TV show Karen (1964)

2. The Monkey's Uncle, from the movie The Monkey's Uncle (1965) (performed with Annette)

3. Almost Summer, from the movie Almost Summer (1978) (performed by Celebration)

4 .Sad, Sad Summer, from the movie Almost Summer (1978) (performed by Celebration)

5. It's A Beautiful Day, from the movie Americathon (1979)

6. (BeBop) On The Beach, from the movie The Karate Kid (written by Mike Love) (1984)

7. Chasin' The Sky, from the movie Up The Creek) (1984)

8. Let's Go To Heaven In My Car, from the movie Police Academy 4 (1987) (performed by Brian Wilson)

9. Happy Endings, from the movie Telephone (1987)

10. Daddy's Little Girl, from the movie She's Outta Control (1989) (performed by Brian Wilson)

11. Problem Child, from the movie Problem Child (1990)

Based on research done by Karen Burdoff and Mark Raphael


J: 28 Beach Boy Songs From The 60s, 70s And 80s That Either Do Not Mention The Title In The Lyrics Or Only Partially Mention The Title In The Lyrics And/Or Have A Slight Deviation In The Spelling Of The Title From What Is Actually Is Spelt In The Lyrics Of The Song

1. At My Window

2. The Baker Man

3. Ballad of Ole' Betsy

4. Belles Of Paris

5. Busy Doin' Nothin'

6. Celebrate The News

7. Cuckoo Clock

8. A Day In The Life Of A Tree

9. Do You Like Worms?

10. Games Two Can Play

11. H.E.L.P. Is On The Way

12. In The Parkin' Lot

13. I Wanna Pick You Up

14. Keepin' The Summer Alive

15. The Lord's Prayer

16. Love To Say Da Da

17. Mama Says

18. Old Folks At Home/Ol' Man River

19. Our Car Club

20. Punchline

21. She's Goin' Bald

22. Shut Down

23. Slip On Through

24. Ten Little Indians

25. T.M. Song

26. 'Til I Die- chorus says Until I die

27. South Bay Surfers-only mentions South Bay Surfer

28. The Trader-only says Trader

Submitted by Richard Rochford, this was the question in a competition on this page in October 1999.


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