301 – The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Written by Brian Wilson, Tony Asher and Mike Love
Produced by Brian Wilson
Label – Capitol
Surely there can’t be a list of greatest songs that doesn’t include this? From conception and composition to arrangement and production, Brian Wilson’s ability to embrace the rapidly advancing recording technology of the 1960s and to expertly blend his new baroque pop model with velvety harmonies and sensitive melodies is an incredible achievement.