The Beach Boys: Sloop John B


This is in my all time Top Ten (currently extending to 22). The Beach Boys mainly recorded songs they wrote themselves, but on this occasion they chose a folk song from the Bahamas. This 1966 adaptation was produced and arranged by Brian Wilson and reached No 3 in the US and No 2 in the UK.

In 2011, Sloop John B was ranked at 276 on Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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