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THE SINGLES: 1961-2012

NOTE:  The Beach Boys started out like many other rock bands of the era - as a singles act.  Beginning on the tiny Candix label, the Beach Boys soon graduated to Capitol Records, and there had many hit singles, breaking nationwide with "Surfin' USA".  Beginning with that single (b/w "Shut Down"), the band began a tradition of double-sided hits - with both the singles' "A" and "B" sides becoming hits.  With the advent of the Beatles, and the rising tide of The British Invasion, The Beach Boys became less of a "singles" act, and concentrated more on crafting entire albums which could stand on their own.  This page is only a small percentage of their worldwide singles output - for a more complete guide, check out the book This Whole World: The Complete Beach Boys Single And EP Cover Collection

SINGLE PICTURE DATE CHART POSITION ALBUM APPEARANCE
Luau December 1961 Did not chart None
Surfin´ b/w Luau February 1962 75 Surfin' Safari
Luau February 1962 - None
Surfin´ Safari b/w 409 May 1962 14 Surfin' Safari
409 May 1962 76 Surfin' Safari
Ten Little Indians b/w County Fair November 1962 49 Surfin' Safari
County Fair November 1962 - Surfin' Safari
Surfin´ USA b/w Shut Down March 1963 3 Surfin' USA
Shut Down March 1963 23 Surfin' USA, Little Deuce Coupe
Surfer Girl b/w Little Deuce Coupe July 1963 7 Surfer Girl
Little Deuce Coupe July 1963 15 Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe
Be True To Your School b/w In My Room October 1963 6 Little Deuce Coupe (album version)
In My Room October 1963 23 Surfer Girl
Little Saint Nick b/w The Lord´s Prayer December 1963 3 Christmas Album
Lord's Prayer   December 1963 - Christmas Album
Fun, Fun, Fun b/w Why Do Fools Fall In Love February 1964 5 Shut Down, Vol. 2
Why Do Fools Fall In Love February 1964 120 Shut Down, Vol. 2
I Get Around b/w Don´t Worry Baby May 1964 1 All Summer Long
Don't Worry Baby May 1964 24 Shut Down, Vol. 2
When I Grow Up b/w She Knows Me Too Well August 1964 9 Today
She Knows Me Too Well August 1964 101 Today
Wendy / Don´t Back Down b/w Little Honda / Hushabye October 1964 44 All Summer Long
Little Honda October 1964 65 All Summer Long
Hushabye October 1964 - All Summer Long
Don't Back Down October 1964 - All Summer Long
Dance, Dance, Dance b/w The Warmth Of The Sun November 1964 8 Today
The Warmth of the Sun   November 1964 13 Shut Down, Vol. 2
The Man With All The Toys b/w Blue Christmas December 1964 3 Christmas Album
Blue Christmas December 1964 - Christmas Album
Do You Wanna Dance b/w Please Let Me Wonder February 1965 12 Today
Please Let Me Wonder February 1965 52 Today
Help Me, Rhonda b/w Kiss Me, Baby May 1965 1 Summer Days and Summer Nights (single version), Today (album version)
Kiss Me Baby May 1965 - Today
California Girls b/w Let Him Run Wild October 1965 3 Summer Days and Summer Nights
Let Him Run Wild October 1965 - Summer Days and Summer Nights
The Little Girl I Once Knew b/w There´s No Other November 1965 20 None
There's No Other November 1965 - Party
Barbara Ann b/w Girl Don´t Tell Me January 1966 2 Party
Girl Don't Tell Me   January 1966 - Summer Days and Summer Nights
Sloop John B b/w You´re So Good To Me March 1966 3 Pet Sounds
You're So Good To Me March 1966 - Summer Days and Summer Nights
Caroline, No b/w Summer Means New Love (Brian Wilson) April 1966 32 Pet Sounds
Summer Means New Love(Brian Wilson)   April 1966 - Summer Days and Summer Nights
Wouldn´t It Be Nice b/w God Only Knows July 1966 8 Pet Sounds
God Only Knows July 1966 39 Pet Sounds
Good Vibrations b/w Let´s Go Away For Awhile October 1966 1 Smiley Smile
Let's Go Away For Awhile   October 1966 - Pet Sounds
Heroes & Villains b/w You´re Welcome July 1967 12 Smiley Smile
You're Welcome   July 1967 - None
Gettin´Hungry b/w Devoted To You August 1967  - Smiley Smile 
Devoted To You   August 1967  - Party 
Wild Honey b/w Wind Chimes October 1967 31 Wild Honey
Wind Chimes October 1967 - Smiley Smile
Darlin´ b/w Here Today  December 1967 19 Wild Honey
Here Today December 1967 - Pet Sounds
Friends b/w Little Bird April 1968 47 Friends
Little Bird April 1968 - Friends
Do It Again b/w Wake The World July 1968 20 20/20
Wake The World July 1968 - Friends
Bluebirds Over The Mountain b/w Never Learn Not To Love November 1968 61 US33 UK 20/20
Never Learn Not To Love November 1968 - 20/20
I Can Hear Music b/w All I Want To Do February 1969 24 US/10 UK 20/20
All I Want To Do   February 1969 - 20/20
Break Away b/w Celebrate The News June 1969 63 None
Celebrate The News June 1969 - None
Add Some Music To Your Day b/w Susie Cincinnati March 1970 64 Sunflower
Susie Cincinnati March 1970 - None in 1970 but appeared later on 15 Big Ones album of 1976
Cotton Fields b/w The Nearest Faraway Place April 1970 103 20/20 (album version)
The Nearest Faraway Place   April 1970 - 20/20
This Whole World b/w Slip On Through July 1970 - Sunflower
Slip On Through July 1970 - Sunflower
Tears In The Morning b/w It´s About Time November 1970 - Sunflower
It´s About Time November 1970 - Sunflower
Cool, Cool Water b/w Forever March 1971 - Sunflower
Forever   March 1971 - Sunflower
Wouldn't It Be Nice (live)   May 1971 - Celebration (non-Beach Boys album, re-released 2000)
Long Promised Road b/w Deirdre May 1971 89 Surf's Up
Deirdre May 1971 - Surf´s Up
Till I Die b/w Long Promised Road   September 1971 - Surf's Up
Surf´s Up b/w Don´t Go Near The Water   November 1971 - Surf's Up
Don't Go Near The Water November 1971 - Surf's Up
You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone b/w Cuddle Up March 1972 - Carl and The Passions, So Tough
Cuddle Up March 1972 - Carl and The Passions, So Tough
Marcella b/w Hold On Dear Brother July 1972 - Carl and The Passions, So Tough
Hold On Dear Brother   July 1972 - Carl and The Passions, So Tough
Sail On Sailor b/w Only With You January 1973 79 Holland
Only With You   January 1973 - Holland
California Saga b/w Funky Pretty   April 1973 84 Holland
Funky Pretty   April 1973 - Holland
Surfin' USA (re-issue)   July 1974 36 Endless Summer
The Warmth of the Sun (re-issue)   July 1974 - Endless Summer
I Can Hear Music (re-issue)   August 1974 - Wild Honey
Child of Winter b/w Susie Cincinnati December 1974 - None
Susie Cincinnati   December 1974 - None in 1974 but appeared later in a different mix on 15 Big Ones album of 1976
Sail On Sailor (re-issue)   March 1975 49 Holland
Only With You (re-issue)   March 1975 - Holland
Little Honda (re-issue)   June 1975 - Spirit of America
Hawaii (originally a cut from "Surfer Girl"album)   June 1975 - None
Barbara Ann (re-issue)   July 1975 - Party
Little Honda (re-issue) July 1975 - All Summer Long
Wouldn't It Be Nice (re-issue) August 1975 - Pet Sounds
Caroline No (re-issue) (Brian Wilson)   August 1975 - Pet Sounds
Rock & Roll Music b/w TM Song June 1976 5 15 Big Ones
TM Song   June 1976 - 15 Big Ones
It´s OK b/w Had To Phone Ya September 1976 29 15 Big Ones
Had To Phone Ya September 1976 - 15 Big Ones
Susie Cincinnati b/w Everyone´s In Love With You (re-issue) November 1976 - 15 Big Ones
Everyone's In Love With You   November 1976 - 15 Big Ones
Honkin´ Down The Highway b/w Solar System June 1977 - Love You
Solar System   June 1977 - Love You
Peggy Sue b/w Hey Little Tomboy August 1978 59 M.I.U. Album
Hey Little Tomboy   August 1978 - M.I.U. Album
Here Comes The Night b/w Baby Blue April 1979 44 L.A. Light Album
Baby Blue   1979 - L.A. Light Album
Good Timin´ b/w Love Surrounds Me June 1979 40 L.A. Light Album
Love Surrounds Me   1979 - L.A. Light Album
Lady Lynda b/w Full Sail 1979 6 UK L.A. Light Album
Full Sail   1979 Unknown L.A. Light Album
Sumahama   October 1979 45 UK L.A. Light Album
Keepin´ The Summer Alive b/w When Girls Get Together 1980 - Keepin' The Summer Alive
When Girls Get Together   1980 - Keepin' The Summer Alive
Livin´ With A Heartache b/w Santa Ana Winds 1980 - Keepin' The Summer Alive
Santa Ana Winds 1980 - Keepin' The Summer Alive
Goin´ On b/w Endless Harmony April 1980 83 Keepin' The Summer Alive
Endless Harmony April 1980 - Keepin' The Summer Alive
It´s A Beautiful Day b/w Sumahama  1980  unknown  Soundtrack "Americathon" 
The Beach Boys Medley October 1981 12 Sunshine Dream, Rarities
Come Go With Me b/w Don´t Go Near The Water 1982 18 M.I.U. Album
Chasin´ The Sky    1983 unknown  Soundtrack "Up The Creek", USA 1983
East Meets West (with the Four Seasons)  1984 unknown   
Getcha Back b/w Male Ego May 1985 26 The Beach Boys 1985
Male Ego   May 1985 - None
She Believes In Love Again / It´s Just A Matter Of Time 1985 - The Beach Boys 1985
It's Just A Matter Of Time 1985 - The Beach Boys 1985
It´s Gettin´ Late b/w It´s OK August 1985 82 The Beach Boys 1985
California Girls w/David Lee Roth  1986 2 Best of David Lee Roth
Rock´n´ Roll To The Rescue b/w Good Vibrations (Live In London) July 1986 68 Made In USA
Good Vibrations (live version)   1986 - Live In London
California Dreamin´ b/w Help Me, Rhonda October 1986 57 Made In USA
Help Me, Rhonda   1986 - Made In USA, Summer Days and Summer Nights
Happy Endings (with Little Richard) 1987 - The Telephone movie soundtrack
Wipe Out w/Fat Boys September 1987  12 Still´ Cruisin 
Don´t Worry Baby (with the Everly Brothers) b/w Help Me Rhonda 1988 - The Everly Brothers´ Some Hearts album
Kokomo b/w Little Richard "Tutti Frutti" September 1988 1 Still Cruisin', "Cocktail" Soundtrack
Still Cruisin´ b/w Kokomo August 1989 93 Still Cruisin'
Somewhere Near Japan 1989 - Still Cruisin'
Crocodile Rock 1991 Unknown Two Rooms, Celebrating The Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin
California Dreamin´ b/w Kokomo (Spanish) 1991 - California Gold
Forever 1992 - Summer In Paradise
Hot Fun In The Summertime b/w Tears in the Morning 1992 - Summer In Paradise
Under The Boardwalk 1992 - Summer In Paradise
Summer Of Love 1992 - Summer In Paradise
Do It Again (Brian Wilson) 1995 - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times [Soundtrack]
Don´t Worry Baby  1996 73 (Country Charts) Stars and Stripes
I Can Hear Music  1996 unknown Stars and Stripes
Long Tall Texan   1996 69 (Country Charts) Stars and Stripes
Little Deuce Coupe 1996 69 (Country Charts) Stars and Stripes
Fun, Fun, Fun (with Status Quo) 1997 - Status Quo
Sounds Of Summer Singles May 2003 - Sounds of Summer
Good Vibrations (Brian Wilson) Dec 6, 2004 - Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE
Walking Down The Path Of Life (Brian Wilson) Nov 11, 2005 - None
Good Vibrations (40th Anniversary CD Single) Jun 27, 2006 - None
Good Vibrations b/w Heroes & Villains 78 rpm LP Single Apr 16, 2011 - None

Don't Fight The Sea b/w Friends (A Capella)

Apr 19, 2011

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None

That's Why God Made The Radio

April 26, 2012

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That's Why God Made The Radio


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