Wouldn't It Be Nice
The Beach Boys
Song: Wouldn’t It Be Nice / God Only Knows
Artist: The Beach Boys
Record Label: Capitol Records 5706
Recorded: March 10 and April 11, 1966
Released: July 11, 1966
This song was first released as the opening track to The Beach Boys’ album Pet Sounds. Immediately, it identified with the public with themes of frustrations of youth and the need to have the freedom to be with anyone you liked. It peaked at No. 2 in the UK and Australia and No. 8 in the US.
It has a classic Wall of Sound feature that provides a feeling of pushing out as much music density as possible by doubling up instruments and recording in an echo chamber.