Wouldn’t It Be Nice

“… Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true…”

This has to be one of my favorite the Beach Boys song… Wouldn’t It Be Nice (1966).

https://youtu.be/lD4sxxoJGkA

 

Here are the lyrics, just in case you need them.

“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”

Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older
Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long
And wouldn’t it be nice to live together
In the kind of world where we belong

You know its gonna make it that much better
When we can say goodnight and stay together

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could wake up
In the morning when the day is new
And after having spent the day together
Hold each other close the whole night through

Happy times together we’ve been spending
I wish that every kiss was neverending
Wouldn’t it be nice

Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true
Baby then there wouldn’t be a single thing we couldn’t do
We could be married
And then we’d be happy

Wouldn’t it be nice

You know it seems the more we talk about it
It only makes it worse to live without it
But lets talk about it
Wouldn’t it be nice

Good night my baby
Sleep tight my baby

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The Top 25 Songs of 1966

The Top 25 Songs of 1966, according to Billboard Magazine 

1. “I’m a Believer” – The Monkees

2. “The Ballad of the Green Berets” – Sgt Barry Sadler

3. “Winchester Cathedral” – The New Vaudeville Band

4. “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” – The Righteous Brothers

5. “Monday, Monday” – Mamas & Papas

6. “We Can Work It Out” – The Beatles

7. “Summer in the City” – The Lovin’ Spoonful

8. “Cherish” – The Association

9. “You Can’t Hurry Love” – The Supremes

10. “Wild Thing” – The Troggs

11. “Reach Out I’ll Be There” – Four Tops

12. “Paint It, Black” – The Rolling Stones

13. “When a Man Loves A Woman” – Percy Sledge

14. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” – The Supremes

15. “Hanky Panky” – Tommy James and The Shondells

16. “My Love” – Petula Clark

17. “The Sounds of Silence” – Simon and Garfunkle

18. “Paperback Writer” – The Beatles

19. “96 Tears” – ? & The Mysterians

20. “Last Train to Clarksville” – The Monkees

21. “Poor Side of Town” – Johnny Rivers

22. “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” – Nancy Sinatra

23. “Good Vibrations” – The Beach Boys

24. Good Lovin’ – The Young Rascals

25. “Strangers in the Night” – Frank Sinatra

See more at: http://www.pop-culture.us

ITunes Library: Wipe Out

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Here is another song that is in my iTunes library that I haven’t heard in a while. in 1987, the Fat Boys made a cover version of The SurfarishitWipe Out” with The Beach Boys singing back-up vocals.

I might have to put this song in my Summer 2016 play list. It’s been 19 years, but it’s still a classic!

Wipe Out by The Fat Boys

Heheheheheheee
Wipe out!

Wipin’ out wipe out
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wah wah
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wah wah wah
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wah wah wah
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wipin’ out wipe out
Hey watch out
Here we go here go
Wah wah wah
Wipin’ out wipe out

For three years straight we toured the nation
When we get through we needed a vacation
We wanted to party and get a little rest
So we packed our things and headed out west
We got the surfboards took the beachball out
Jumped in a limosuine ready to “Wipeout”

Now we’re ready to go
Here we go here we go
One one two one two one two hit it D
Here we go

We got to California I said headed for the beach
There were girls galore all within our reach
There was sand and sun and lots of fun
But when we get there the fun really begun
So we cut on the box and started to shout
It was the Beach Boys rockin’ huh huh the “Wipeout”

Oo oo
Ooo ooo
Oo
Oo
Oo oo

Wa-ah-ah-ah wawawa-ooh-oo
Wa-ah-ah-ah wawawa-ooh-oo
That’s it, that that that’s it dit dit dit dit dit
Hit it D

The sun went down and the night began
We was rapping for the people cold chillin’ my man
We was partying hard making lots of noise
When around the corner came the real Beach Boys
So we all jumped up and started to shout
“Let’s all sing the song called the ‘Wipeout'”

Wipin’ out wipe out
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wah wah wah
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wah wah wah
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wah wah wah
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wipin’ out wipe out
Hey watch out
Wah wah wah
Wipin’ out wipe out

Stay go stay go stay go
Bring it out now

Wipin’ out wipe out
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wah wah wah
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wah wah wah
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wah wah wah
Wipin’ out wipe out
Wipin’ out wipe out
Hey watch out
Wah wah wah
Wipin’ out wipe out

 

Music by: Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller, and Ron Wilson
Lyrics by: The Fat Boys

God Only Knows

There are many songs by The Beach Boys that I like.

One of my favorite songs by The Beach Boys is “God Only Knows” (1966). It has to be one of my Top 5 songs by The Beach Boys.

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“God Only Knows” is a 1966 song by American rock band The Beach Boys. It is the eighth track on the group’s 11th studio album, Pet Sounds, and one of their most widely recognized songs. “God Only Knows” was composed and produced by Brian Wilson with lyrics by Tony Asher and lead vocal by Carl Wilson. — From Wikipedia.com

There are many reasons why I like this song. But I think the number one reason I like it is because Carl Wilson is the lead singer of the song. He have always love Carl Wilson and his voice when he sang.

Just in case you want to sing along to the video.

God Only Knows
By The Beach Boys

I may not always love you
But long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
Ill make you so sure about it

God only knows what I’d be without you

If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me

God only knows what I’d be without you

God only knows what I’d be without you

If you should ever leave me
Well life would still go on believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me

God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows
God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows
God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows
God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows
God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows
God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows
God only knows what I’d be without you

Side notes:
From Songfacts.com

Brian Wilson planned to sing the lead vocal himself, but decided that his brother Carl was better suited for the track. “I was looking for a tenderness and a sweetness which I knew Carl had in himself as well as in his voice,” said Brian.

According to The Guardian’s 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear, Brian Wilson and Tony Asher took only 15 minutes to compose this number.

The Beatles’ “Here, There And Everywhere” was inspired by this song. John Lennon and Paul McCartney heard Pet Sounds at a party and went back to Lennon’s house to write it. Paul McCartney once called “God Only Knows” “The greatest song ever written.”

16 Songs Everyone Over 50 Must Own

You know how much I love my music and list, this is the perfect thing for me. I’m not 50 yet (in a couple of more years), but I can’t wait to get my AARP membership form in the mail. Generation X is fast approching “the 50’s” age range and now it seems to be cool to be in your 50’s!

So, if you are over 50, do you have these songs in your music library?

16 Songs Everyone Over 50 Must Own
See if your favorite tracks made it on best-selling author Jacquelyn Mitchard’s list
by: Jacquelyn Mitchard | from: AARP | March 23, 2012

Music stokes my mood, keeps me spinning, on the bike and in life, and recalls for me irreplaceable moments we get to experience once, if we’re lucky. So I’ve compiled a list of favorites from every genre, each of which speaks in some important way to our generation.

#16 In My Life (The Beatles, 1965)
As we reach the September of our lives, we hear it a new way. “There are places I remember, all my life, though some have changed …”

#15 Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley, 1957)
The King never did it better.

#14 God Only Knows (Beach Boys, 1966)
Paul McCartney drove his children crazy playing this song over and over, calling it the most perfect of all pop songs and bemoaning the fact that he hadn’t written it.

#13 Crazy (Patsy Cline, vocals; Willie Nelson, lyrics; 1962)
Patsy Cline said she couldn’t sing it, but this song became one of her signature pieces.

#12 For What It’s Worth — Stop, Hey What’s That Sound (Buffalo Springfield, 1967)
Written by Stephen Stills, this haunting anthem of the risks of the Vietnam protest movement still cuts deep.

#11 He Stopped Loving Her Today (George Jones, 1980)
“He Stopped Loving Her Today” refers to George Jones’ love for country queen Tammy Wynette. Its gentle dignity touches your heart.

#10 C’est La Vie — You Never Can Tell (Vocals by Emmylou Harris, 1977)
Chuck Berry wrote this song while in prison. If this song doesn’t put you in a good mood, well, I’m not sure there’s anything that would. The duchess of country pop does it better than anyone.

#9 You Shook Me all Night Long (AC/DC, 1980)
From the great album Back in Black, this is a song about … well, if I have to explain what it’s about, being over 50 still holds a big surprise for you!

#8 Hotel California (Eagles, 1977)
Don Felder, Don Henley and Glenn Frey wrote, “You can check out anytime you like/But you can never leave.” What, exactly, did the Eagles mean by “Hotel California”? It remains a great mystery of rock ’n’ roll—and one of the eeriest rock songs ever.

#7 Landslide (Stevie Nicks, 1975)
If it hadn’t been for Stevie Nicks’ lousy relationship with her co-band member Lindsey Buckingham, we’d have missed one of the most poignant pop songs of regret from this or any era.

#6 Gangsta’s Paradise (Coolio, 1995)
If you never got into rap, listen to these words, some taken from an arrangement of Stevie Wonder’s “Pastime Paradise,” all speaking of the desperate sadness of lifelong badness.

#5 Little Green (Joni Mitchell, 1971)
One of the most intimately confessional, forthright songs ever written, performed by a lyricist whose poetry arguably compares with Stephen Sondheim’s. It’s from the album Blue, which was the one to cry to in high school or college. If you can get through “A Case of You” without remembering the one that got away, you’re a better dingo than I am.

#4 A House Is Not a Home (Dionne Warwick, 1964)
Warwick asserted that this was not her favorite song from her legendary collaboration with Burt Bacharach and Hal David. OK. For my money, this is a torch song that out-blazes Julie London’s “Cry Me a River.”

#3 Lately (Stevie Wonder, 1980)
“Lately,” written and sung by Stevie Wonder, may be one of the master’s most complex and enthralling melodies, a song of infidelity. It’s stunning to recall that the inimitable Stevie had already, by this time, recorded the album Songs in the Key of Life. He was just 30 years old.

#2 Harvest Moon (Neil Young, 1992)
Both written and sung by Neil Young, “Harvest Moon” is one of the most beautiful waltzes about the September years.

#1 Once Upon a Time (Frank Sinatra, 1965)
People say that the definitive version was sung by Bobby Darin. He’s great, but this cut, recorded as Ol’ Blue Eyes turned 50, makes us ache for all the sweet byroads of our lives.

I have all of these songs, I just have to create a song list for my iPod. Most of the songs are pretty good. But I have always had a minor dislike for any and all of Neil Young songs. Not sure why, but I do.

Probably my favorite songs on this list are:

  • God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
  • Crazy by Patsy Cline
  • A House Is Not a Home by Dionne Warwick
  • Latelyby Stevie Wonder

I would love to see a 50+ person rocking out to “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio. That would be a site to see

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