The boy band known as The Beach Boys produced a string of hit songs over the course of two decades, starting in the 1960s and ending with their last major hit “Kokomo” from the 1988 album Cruisin. Their prior chart toppers came off of several albums that made the group’s classic, beach sound a favorite with fans all over the world.
The 1962 release of “Surfin USA” produced a hit by the same name. The next year, “Surfer Girl” and “Little Deuce Coupe” topped the charts from the album entitled Surfer Girl. The band put out two albums in 1964 that shot
“Fun, Fun, Fun,” from Shut Down Volume 2 and “I Get Around,” from All Summer Long, to the top of the charts. Following in those footsteps, three albums from 1965 earned the band spots at the top of record surveys: “Help Me Rhonda,” from The Beach Boys Today, “California Girls” from Summer Days (And Summer Nights) and “Barbara Ann” from Beach Boys Party. The hits continued in 1966 with the release of Pet Sounds, the album containing the hits “God Only Knows” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” and “Good Vibrations” from a second album released under the name Smiley Smile.