The Beach Boys – God only knows

Written by on August 27, 2021

August 27, 1966: The Beach Boys peaked at #2 on the UK singles chart with “God Only Knows.” In America, Capitol Record executives were nervous about a song with the word “God” in it, so the song was released as the B-side to “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”; while the A-side would make it to #8 on the US charts, “God Only Knows” would barely crack the Top 40 and peak at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100. To this day, Brian Wilson considers it the greatest song he ever wrote.

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