The Beach Boys Medley

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"The Beach Boys Medley"
The Beach Boys Medley cover.jpg
Single by The Beach Boys
B-side"God Only Knows"
ReleasedJuly 1981
Songwriter(s)Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Roger Christian, Fred Fassert, Chuck Berry
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"Livin' with a Heartache"
"The Beach Boys Medley"
"Come Go with Me"

"The Beach Boys Medley" is a single containing a medley of popular Beach Boys' songs from the 1960s, edited by John Palladino. Released in mid-1981, it capitalized on a medley craze begun by the Stars on 45 medleys. "The Beach Boys Medley" reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's highest charting hit in the U.S. in over five years. The single peaked at number 8 on the Cash Box sales chart. It also reached number 4 in New Zealand.[1] "The Beach Boys Medley" was first released on an album a year later in 1982 on Sunshine Dream.

Songs in the medley[edit]

In order, the songs of the medley include:

Chart history[edit]


  1. ^ NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, 25 October 1981
  2. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc)|format= requires |url= (help). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ a b "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 1981-10-24. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  4. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". 1981-10-25. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 25.
  7. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, September 26, 1981
  8. ^ The 1981 Top 100 Singles chart is identified by the RPM Year-End article "Top 100 Singles (1981)". RPM. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  9. ^ "End of Year Charts 1979". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
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  11. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 26, 1981

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