1432 God Only Knows – The Beach Boys (1966)

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Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson.

This song was written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher in 1966. It was first recorded by The Beach Boys in 1966 and was released on their album Pet Sounds. Paul McCartney owned a copy of the album and God Only Knows was his favourite track from the album. In the UK the song was released as a single with Wouldn’t It Be Nice on the B-side. The single reached number two on the UK Singles chart. In America the song was the B-side to Wouldn’t It Be Nice. The single reached number eight on the Billboard chart. The song inspired The Beatles’ 1966 song Here, There And Everywhere from their album Revolver. Paul McCartney picked the song when he appeared on BBC Legends in 2007. Paul McCartney performed the song live with Brian Wilson in 2002.

Now Hear This: Here, There And Everywhere – The Beatles (1966)

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