The Beach Boys

Wouldn't It Be Nice

Composed by Brian Wilson / Tony Asher

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Pet Sounds 1966 Capitol / Universal 2:26
Stack-o-Tracks 1968 Capitol 2:12
Live in London 1970 Import
In Concert 1973 Brother / Capitol 2:45
No Image 1973 Axis/Capitol
Beach Boys '69 1976 Capitol
20 Golden Greats 1976 Capitol
No Image 1980 Capitol
No Image 1982 Capitol
The Big Chill [Original Soundtrack] 1983
Original Soundtrack
Hip-O 2:24
The Big Chill: More Songs from the Original Soundtrack 1984
Various Artists
Motown 2:24
No Image 1985 Pioneer
Made in U.S.A. 1986 Capitol
The Rock 'N' Roll Era: The Beach Boys - 1962-1967 1988 2:24
Still Cruisin' 1989 Capitol 2:22
Concert/Live in London 1990 Capitol 1:51
Summer Dreams [1990] 1990 EMI
California Gold: The Very Best of the Beach Boys - 40 Classic Tracks 1991
The Absolute Best, Vol. 2 1991 Capitol/EMI Records
Rockin' & Rollin' Wedding Songs, Vol. 1 1992
Various Artists
Rhino 2:25
Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys 1993 Capitol/EMI Records / Capitol 2:43
Summer Dreams! [1993] 1993 Capitol
Greatest Hits [Hollywood] 1994 EMI Music Distribution 2:22
All-Time Greatest Beach Party Hits 1994 Madacy Distribution / CEMA Special Markets
So in Love [Laserlight] 1995
Various Artists
Disky 2:22
Sunny Afternoons [Polygram] 1995
Various Artists
Polygram 2:22
Perfect Harmony 1997 EMI Music Distribution / Capitol 2:35
The Pet Sounds Sessions 1997 Capitol/EMI Records / Capitol 2:33
Love Rocks, Vol. 2: Tonight's the Night 1998
Various Artists
Simitar Distribution 2:24
Unsurpassed Masters, Vol. 13 (1965-1966): The Alternate "Pet Sound" Album, Vol. 1 1998 Sea of Tunes 2:39
Capitol Years 1999 EMI Music Distribution 2:23
Greatest 1999 Import 2:25
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 1999 Capitol 2:24
Le Meilleur des Beach Boys 1999 EMI Music Distribution 2:22
No Image 2000 Capitol/EMI Records / Capitol
20 Great Love Songs 2000 Disky 2:22
Celebration: Live at Big Sur 2000
Various Artists
Essential Records 3:52
Good Vibrations [Sugo] 2000 Sugo
I Love You 2001 EMI Music Distribution / MSI Music Distribution 2:22
Goodbye Surfing, Hello God! 2001 VigoTone 2:32
The Very Best of the Beach Boys 2001 Capitol 2:25
No Image 2001
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:33
The Graduate: Music from the Broadway Comedy 2002
Broadway Cast Recording
Columbia / Columbia/Legacy 2:32
California Dreaming 2002 B.R. 2:22
Capitol Records 1942-2002 [Deluxe Box Set] 2002
Various Artists
Capitol 2:26
The Beach Boys and Other Summer Favorites 2002 Madacy Distribution / Madacy 2:24
Singers & Songwriters: 1964-1969 [2002] 2002
Various Artists
Time/Life Music
Best of the Beach Boys [Collectables] 2003 Collectables 2:24
No Image 2003 EMI Music Distribution 2:21
Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys 2003 Capitol / EMI 2:33
Time 100: Music of Our Lives 1960-1980 2004
Various Artists
WEA International 2:24
Super 60's [EMI] 2004
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:21
Their Greatest Hits 2004 Fuel 2000 2:24
I Love You [Japanese] 2004 Toshiba 2:22
Best of the Beach Boys: 10 Best Series 2005 Capitol/EMI Records 2:24
Rock Breakout Years: 1963 2005 Madacy 2:24
Pet Sounds/Smiley Smile/Wild Honey 2005 EMI Music Distribution 2:33
Platinum Collection: Sounds of Summer Edition 2005 Mixed Repertoire 2:32
Casey Kasem: Driving in the 60s 2006
Various Artists
Top Sail Productions 2:25
Summer Crush: Songs We Love to Love 2006 Hear Music 2:33
No Image 2006
Various Artists
Mixed Repertoire 2:22
101 60's Hits 2007
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:21
Les Invincibles 2007
Original Soundtrack
EMI 2:32
Hits of the Beach Boys 2007 EMI / EMI Music Distribution 2:23
Forever Beach Boys 2007 Madacy 2:33
The Best of the Beach Boys [Green Series] 2008 Capitol/EMI Records / Capitol 2:24
Classic Rock [EMI] 2008
Various Artists
EMI 2:23
Forever 2008 Edge / Immortal
Surf Me Up! 2009
Various Artists
Na?E / Naïve
The Boat That Rocked [Movie Soundtrack] 2009
Original Soundtrack
Mercury 2:23
Good Morning England 2009
Original Soundtrack
Mercury 2:23
Summer Love Songs 2009 Capitol 2:33
Pirate Radio Motion Picture Soundtrack 2009
Original Soundtrack
Universal Distribution / Universal Republic / Republic 2:23
Holidays & Hits 2009 Capitol 2:33
10 Great Songs 2010 Capitol 2:34
No Image 2012 Capitol
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 2012
Original Soundtrack
Lakeshore Records 2:32
Greatest Hits [Capitol] 2012 Capitol
The  Beach Boys 50: Live in Concert [Video] 2012 Universal
Live in Concert: 50th Anniversary 2012 Blast / SMC Records
Icon 2013 Capitol 2:33
Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour 2013 Az / Capitol / Cobalt Music/ Helladisc S.A. / EMI / Universal 2:41
Romancing the '60s [Time] 2013
Various Artists
StarVista / Time/Life Music 2:34
5 Classic Albums 2013 Capitol 2:33
20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection - 10 Great Songs: The Beach Boys: 2014 Universal 2:34
Live at the Fillmore East 1971 2016 Iconography 3:00
Ringing the Liberty Bell 2016 Gossip 2:20
Independence Day Party, 1981 2016 All Access 3:48
Graduation Day 1966: Live at the University of Michigan 2016 Capitol 2:10
No Image Capitol 2:33
Greatest Hits: The Danish Collection Capitol
No Image Spectrum Music
It's the 60's!
Various Artists
Rhino 2:21
No Image
Various Artists
2:24
Pirate Radio
Various Artists
Island/Def Jam / Universal 2:22
Rockin' Summer
Various Artists
Somerset Group 2:34
Romancing the '60s: This Magic Moment
Various Artists
StarVista 2:34
The  Sockhop Collection: Rescue Me
Various Artists
StarVista 2:32
The  Very Best of the Beach Boys: Fun, Fun, Fun EMI 2:32
No Image Capitol 2:23
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