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Title: Beach Boy’s Favorites
Post by: BananaLouie on May 11, 2021, 07:13:06 AM
I’m curious what the individual band member’s favorite Beach Boys songs are? I’ve read that Dennis loved Surfer Girl and Let Him Run Wild the most. Also curious what Murry and Audree’s favorite Beach Boys songs were?


Title: Re: Beach Boy’s Favorites
Post by: louielouie on May 11, 2021, 07:32:10 AM
Brian has singled out California Girls on several occasions. In The Beach Boys Concert album, Carl mentions Caroline No as one of his favorites Brian’s tunes.


Title: Re: Beach Boy’s Favorites
Post by: phirnis on May 11, 2021, 12:38:59 PM
Brian has also singled out Surfer Girl on several occasions, as well as God Only Knows. Other than that he's mentioned Marcella and Darlin' as favorites over the years.

Mike I think might be a big fan of Kokomo, but that's only a guess.


Title: Re: Beach Boy’s Favorites
Post by: RubberSoul13 on May 11, 2021, 06:59:20 PM
I think there's an interview from C50 where each member is asked while all together. I remember Brian saying "California Girls" and Bruce saying "The Warmth of The Sun". I don't remember if every member actually got to answer the question.


Title: Re: Beach Boy’s Favorites
Post by: BananaLouie on May 12, 2021, 08:16:06 AM
Thanks everybody!

Although not Beach Boys other fellow artists favorites include

David Crosby - In My Room
Keith Moon - Don't Worry Baby
Keith Richards - I Get Around
Ron Wood - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times


Title: Re: Beach Boy’s Favorites
Post by: Rocker on May 12, 2021, 09:05:40 AM
IIRC Dennis' said one of his favorite fade-outs on a Beach Boys song was "Let him run wild".
I think Mike usually mentions "Good Vibrations".
Brian mostly goes with "California Girls", "Good Vibrations" or "God only knows". He released a CD compilation along that topic btw (Classics: Selected by Brian Wilson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classics_Selected_by_Brian_Wilson)).


Title: Re: Beach Boy’s Favorites
Post by: Bicyclerider on May 12, 2021, 09:28:32 AM
Alan has mentioned California Girls as one of his favorites, saying it was the perfect combination of commerciality and musical experimentation, or words to that effect.


Title: Re: Beach Boy’s Favorites
Post by: BananaLouie on May 12, 2021, 11:35:00 AM
Alan has mentioned California Girls as one of his favorites, saying it was the perfect combination of commerciality and musical experimentation, or words to that effect.

Makes sense, there's the similar melody on his own California Saga (California) composition, maybe a tribute to his love of Brian's 1965 classic.

Also just read some of Brian's proudest Beach Boys works, including Surfs Up, Do It Again and Sail On Sailor.