“God Only Knows” is a song by The Beach Boys in May 1966 on the group’s album Pet Sounds. The song was interesting in that most pop songs during that time period never had the word ‘God’ or references to any religion/higher power in the title. Brian Wilson and Tony Asher wrote the song together. Wilson said that he and Asher’s intentions for the song was to create the feeling of “being blind but in being blind, you can see more.”
The song was voted 25th in Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” It was also ranked by Pitchfork as the greatest song of the 1960s. The tune continues to be timeless through old, vintage recordings that continue to surface onto the Internet.
“God Only Knows” continues to be a hit to this day
“Paul McCartney says this is the most beautiful love ballad ever written. Now, THAT is high praise, indeed,” one fan comments on the video. Another says, “Pet Sounds and Sgt Pepper are the 2 best albums of all time. Difficult to choose but Carl’s vocals on this wonderful song just about swings it for the California lads.”