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Subject: Brian Wilsons' 'sweetest melody'

Written By: Trimac20 on 02/20/06 at 8:46 am

I hesitate to use the word 'sappy', but one the Beach Boys' many songs (mostly written by Brian) which do you think is the most 'saccharine' (in a good way)? I mean, which of Wilson's melodies moves you most? Forget the lyrics, just concentrate on the music.

For me it would be a tough one, but Caroline No would probably be it. It stuck in my head the FIRST TIME I LISTENED TO IT, which is a very rare thing for me.


Subject: Re: Brian Wilsons' 'sweetest melody'

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 02/20/06 at 5:58 pm

I voted for 'In My Room'.

Subject: Re: Brian Wilsons' 'sweetest melody'

Written By: La Sine Pesroh on 02/21/06 at 9:44 am

Other- "Don't Worry Baby." In my opinion, one of the most beautifully crafted pop songs ever recorded. Nowhere near as complex as the Pet Sounds or SMiLE material, but for me this was Brian Wilson's finest moment.

Subject: Re: Brian Wilsons' 'sweetest melody'

Written By: gmann on 02/22/06 at 12:57 pm

I'll second the nomination for "In My Room". The song's theme is pretty deep, especially when one considers the time in which it was issued. 

Subject: Re: Brian Wilsons' 'sweetest melody'

Written By: Webstor on 02/22/06 at 6:42 pm

"God Only Knows"

Subject: Re: Brian Wilsons' 'sweetest melody'

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 02/24/06 at 8:11 pm

"God Only Knows" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice"....

Subject: Re: Brian Wilsons' 'sweetest melody'

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/06 at 3:51 am

Other:

God Only Knows

Subject: Re: Brian Wilsons' 'sweetest melody'

Written By: Paul on 02/25/06 at 6:55 am

Other: 'God Only Knows'...quite breathtakingly awesome...

Subject: Re: Brian Wilsons' 'sweetest melody'

Written By: gemini on 02/25/06 at 7:56 am

I went with other also, "God Only Knows". . . . beautiful  :)

Subject: Re: Brian Wilsons' 'sweetest melody'

Written By: Trimac20 on 02/26/06 at 6:41 am

I've always though God Only Knows was overrated...a bit like Strawberry Fields Forever was for the Beatles. It might be technically a good song, but it lacks the ability to move you emotionally. In other words, it lacks soul.

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