The Beach Boys’ Biggest Album

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The Beach Boys were an influential and successful band of the ‘60s. The band’s reputation was built on songs that celebrated surfing, the Golden State, and the ladies. A few of their albums went straight to number one. What, though, was their most well-liked option?

The band shot to fame after the publication of Surfin’ Safari, their debut album, in 1962. The songs “Surfin’ Safari” and “Surfin’ U.S.A.” became huge hits. The band’s first number-one single, however, didn’t appear until 1964, with “I Get Around.” The Beach Boys had several hits that remained at the top of the charts. It was a different scenario with their records, though. There were just two albums by the Beach Boys that reached the top of the charts during their whole tenure: the first was the Beach Boys’ In Concert live album from 1964. Later, in 1974, they released Endless Summer, a greatest hits album.

Moreover, it’s generally agreed that the band’s early efforts and compilation albums are among its most beloved and widely known. One of their albums, however, is now widely regarded as a classic despite receiving less acclaim when it was first released. Pet Sounds, hailed by many as one of the greatest albums of all time, only placed the 10th spot on the Billboard Top LPs chart. Pet Sounds won praise for its bold execution, high-quality music, and heartfelt lyrics. The album became the home for several classic Beach Boys songs, such as “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “You Still Believe in Me,” “That’s Not Me,” and “God Only Knows.”