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Fifty Big Ones

Fifty Big Ones
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedOctober 9, 2012
Recorded1962–2012
GenreRock
Length134:43
LabelCapitol
ProducerBrian Wilson, The Beach Boys, Nick Venet, Bruce Johnston, James William Guercio, Steve Levine, Terry Melcher
The Beach Boys chronology
That's Why God Made the Radio
(2012)
Fifty Big Ones
(2012)
Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]

Fifty Big Ones, also referred to as 50 Big Ones, is a two-disc compilation album released by Capitol Records consisting of material from the American rock and roll band the Beach Boys. The album was released in 2012 to commemorate the band's 50th anniversary, and features some remastered mixes and stereo debuts. The track listing is similar to the setlist the band played on the 50th anniversary tour.

The name of the compilation is a reference to their 1976 album, 15 Big Ones, which included fifteen songs and commemorated their fifteenth anniversary (two songs from that album, "It's OK" and "Rock and Roll Music", are included here).

In Japan, the disc was released with a bonus, 51st track; the single version of Be True To Your School.

Track listing

All tracks written by Brian Wilson/Mike Love, unless otherwise noted.

Disc one

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."California Girls" (2002 stereo mix) Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)2:46
2."Do It Again" 20/202:19
3."Surfin' Safari" Surfin' Safari2:06
4."Catch a Wave" Surfer Girl2:11
5."Little Honda" All Summer Long1:53
6."Surfin' U.S.A."Chuck Berry, B. WilsonSurfin' U.S.A.2:30
7."Surfer Girl"B. WilsonSurfer Girl2:27
8."Don't Worry Baby" (2009 stereo mix) Shut Down Volume 22:50
9."Little Deuce Coupe"B. Wilson, Roger ChristianSurfer Girl1:41
10."Shut Down" (2003 stereo mix)B. Wilson, ChristianSurfin' U.S.A.1:51
11."I Get Around" All Summer Long2:13
12."The Warmth of the Sun" Shut Down Volume 22:53
13."Please Let Me Wonder" (2007 stereo mix) The Beach Boys Today!2:51
14."Wendy" (2007 stereo mix) All Summer Long2:21
15."Getcha Back"Mike Love, Terry MelcherThe Beach Boys3:01
16."The Little Girl I Once Knew" non-LP single, 19652:36
17."When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)" (2012 stereo mix) The Beach Boys Today!2:05
18."It's O.K." 15 Big Ones2:12
19."Dance, Dance, Dance" (2003 stereo mix)B. Wilson, Love, Carl WilsonThe Beach Boys Today!2:04
20."Do You Wanna Dance?" (2012 stereo mix)Bobby FreemanThe Beach Boys Today!2:22
21."Rock and Roll Music"Chuck Berry15 Big Ones2:28
22."Barbara Ann" (2012 stereo mix)Fred FassertBeach Boys' Party!2:13
23."All Summer Long" (2007 stereo mix) All Summer Long2:10
24."Help Me, Rhonda" (single version) Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)2:47
25."Fun, Fun, Fun" Shut Down Volume 22:16

Disc two

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Kokomo"Love, Melcher, Scott McKenzie, John PhillipsCocktail OST / Still Cruisin'3:37
2."You're So Good to Me" (2007 stereo mix) Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)2:15
3."Wild Honey" (2012 stereo mix) Wild Honey2:38
4."Darlin'" (2012 stereo mix) Wild Honey2:12
5."In My Room"B. Wilson, Gary UsherSurfer Girl2:13
6."All This Is That"Al Jardine, C. Wilson, LoveCarl and the Passions – "So Tough"3:59
7."This Whole World"B. WilsonSunflower1:57
8."Add Some Music to Your Day"B. Wilson, Love, Joe KnottSunflower3:33
9."Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)" (single version; 2001 stereo mix)Huddie Ledbetternon-LP single, 19703:15
10."I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" (1996 stereo mix)B. Wilson, Tony AsherPet Sounds3:22
11."Sail On, Sailor"B. Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, Tandyn Almer, Raymond Kennedy, Jack RieleyHolland3:18
12."Surf's Up"B. Wilson, ParksSurf's Up4:14
13."Friends"B. Wilson, C. Wilson, D. Wilson, JardineFriends2:33
14."Heroes and Villains" (2012 stereo mix)B. Wilson, ParksSmiley Smile3:36
15."I Can Hear Music"Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector20/202:37
16."Good Timin'"B. Wilson, C. WilsonL.A. (Light Album)2:13
17."California Saga (On My Way to Sunny Californ-i-a)"JardineHolland3:23
18."Isn't It Time" (single version)B. Wilson, Love, Larry Millas, Jim Peterik, Joe ThomasThat's Why God Made the Radio3:47
19."Kiss Me, Baby" The Beach Boys Today!2:44
20."That's Why God Made the Radio"B. Wilson, Millas, Peterik, ThomasThat's Why God Made the Radio3:19
21."Forever"D. Wilson, Gregg JakobsonSunflower2:41
22."God Only Knows" (1996 stereo mix)B. Wilson, AsherPet Sounds2:55
23."Sloop John B" (1996 stereo mix)Trad. arr B. WilsonPet Sounds3:03
24."Wouldn't It Be Nice" (2001 stereo mix)B. Wilson, Asher, LovePet Sounds2:33
25."Good Vibrations" Smiley Smile3:37

References

  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Review: Fifty Big Ones: Greatest Hits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 7, 2012.