If I had to choose just 1 band or artist to listen to for the rest of my life it would be without doubt The Beach Boys, I could listen to those guy's beautiful harmonies all day long. There are a lot of SMiLE bootleg versions of songs here because in my opinion a lot of those versions are better, usually because they sound less polished compared to their later re-worked versions.
50 - AT MY WINDOW - SUNFLOWER
49 - LITTLE HONDA - ALL SUMMER LONG
48 - YOU'RE SO GOOD TO ME - SUMMER DAYS (AND SUMMER NIGHTS!!)
47 - BE HERE IN THE MORNING - FRIENDS
46 - HOLIDAY - SMILE (VIGOTONE)
Maybe just a mess around for SMiLE but something about it just makes me wish SMiLE was released.
45 - I WENT TO SLEEP - 20/20
44 - DON'T GO NEAR THE WATER - SURF'S UP
43 - SAIL ON SAILOR - HOLLAND
42 - FRIENDS - FRIENDS
41 - LET HIM RUN WILD - SUMMER DAYS (AND SUMMER NIGHTS!!)
40 - VEGETABLES - (SMILEY SMILE)
39 - GIRLS DON'T TELL ME - SUMMER DAYS (AND SUMMER NIGHTS!!)
38 - OUR SWEET LOVE - SUNFLOWER
37 - I'D LOVE JUST ONCE TO SEE YOU - WILD HONEY
36 - ALL I WANNA DO - SUNFLOWER
35 - WOULDN'T IT BE NICE - PET SOUNDS
34 - THE WOODSHOP SONG - SMILE (VIGOTONE)
I don't know why a song full of noises of nails being hammered and wood being sawn would sound good but it does here, another example of the playful and unusualness of the stuff being recorded on SMiLE.
33 - PASSING BY - FRIENDS
32 - ANNALEE, THE HEALER - FRIENDS
31 - WHISTLE IN - SMILEY SMILE
30 - CHILD IS THE FATHER OF MINE - SMILE (VIGOTONE)
29 - KISS ME BABY - THE BEACH BOYS TODAY
28 - I GET AROUND - ALL SUMMER LONG
27 - PLEASE LET ME WONDER - THE BEACH BOYS TODAY
26 - THE TRADER - HOLLAND
25 - BLUEBIRDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN - 20/20
I think this is the only cover on this list.
24 - WIND CHIMES - SMILE (VIGOTONE)
Like the rest of SMiLE, this version is a lot less polished than the Smiley Smile version.
23 - CAN'T WAIT TOO LONG - UNRELEASED
This song was never actually ever finished and ultimately never released on any albums other than as a bonus on later re-issues, no idea why, it's beautiful.
22 - CALIFORNIA GIRLS - SUMMER DAYS (AND SUMMER NIGHTS!!)
21 - BUSY DOIN' NOTHIN' - FRIENDS
20 - IN THE BACK OF MY MIND - THE BEACH BOYS TODAY
19 - LONELY SEA - SURFIN' USA
18 - YOUR SUMMER DREAM - SURFER GIRL
17 - AREN'T YOU GLAD - WILD HONEY
16 - SLOOP JOHN B - PET SOUNDS
15 - ALL SUMMER LONG - ALL SUMMER LONG
14 - HELP ME RHONDA - SUMMER DAYS (AND SUMMER NIGHTS!!)
13 - THE SURFER MOON - SURFER GIRL
12 - FEEL FLOW - SURF'S UP
11 - DON'T TALK (PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER) - PET SOUNDS
10 - GOOD VIBRATIONS - SMILEY SMILE
9 - LONG PROMISED ROAD - SURF'S UP
Carl's best song.
8 - OUR PRAYER - 20/20
Another SMiLE song that ended up somewhere else.
7 - IN MY ROOM - SURFER GIRL
6 - 'TIL I DIE (ALTERNATIVE VERSION) - SURF'S UP
5 - HEROES & VILLAINS - SMILE (VIGOTONE)
The thing with this song is that I don't think anyone other than Brian or Van Dyke Parks actually know how this was supposed to sound. The version on Smiley Smile is a nice pop song but there are elements in this Vigotone SMiLE version that make me believe that SMiLE really could have been the greatest album ever made.
4 - I JUST WASN'T MADE FOR THESE TIMES - PET SOUNDS
3 - SURF'S UP - SMILE (VIGOTONE)
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The main reason I prefer this version over the Surf's Up version is it sounds a lot rawer and closer to the live performance Brian did which is my favourite version of this song.
2 - FOREVER - SUNFLOWER
Dennis showing he could write something just as beautiful as Brian.
1 - GOD ONLY KNOWS - PET SOUNDS
Not only the best Beach Boys song but in my opinion the greatest song of all time.