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The Greatest Brian Wilson Tracks (& Some Beach Boys Favorites, Too)

July 14, 2015

"Love and Mercy"

It may have only taken Wilson half an hour to pen “Love and Mercy,” but it stands out as one of his most iconic solo hits. The powerful message and beautiful music never lose their appeal.

Heroes and Villains

Wilson counts this among one of his favorite songs that he’s ever written. The song was recorded and re-recorded for more than a year before it was deemed complete. The result: a unique hybrid of ballad and rock ‘n roll.

“Our Prayer”

This track comes off 2004’s Brian Wilson Presents Smile, which has been hailed as “the greatest record never heard.” Although the album was shelved for nearly half a century, it was worth the wait - Wilson’s solo recording of “Our Prayer” is just one of the outstanding tracks on this record. 

“Good Vibrations”

After several months in the recording studio, Brian Wilson released this #1 hit in 1966. The hard work paid off: “Good Vibrations” is in the Grammy Hall of Fame, #6 on Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time,’ and was included among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of ‘500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll’.

“The Like In I Love You”

In 2010, the estate of George Gershwin gave Wilson a selection of the composer’s unfinished works. He put his own personal spin on one of the tracks, and the result is the mellow, nostalgic “The Like In I Love You.”

Sail Away

Earlier this year, Brian Wilson released the long-awaited No Pier Pressure, his eleventh solo album. The whole album is special, but we can’t resist this one: Wilson collaborated with fellow The Beach Boys members Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin to deliver a track that is at the same time experimental and timeless.

Which Brian Wilson track do you have on repeat? There’s still time to purchase tickets to see Wilson at Spirit Mountain Casino—purchase yours today to see your favorite songs performed live!


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