Beach Boys US album sales 1962-2014
1: 100,000+
#
Year Label Album
Sales
Soundscan
SS date
1
1966 Capitol Best Of The Beach Boys
3,500,000
1,200,000
11/08
2
1974 Capitol Endless Summer
3,225,000
   792,000
8/12
3
2003 Capitol Sounds Of Summer
3,150,000
3,080,000
7/13
4
1967 Capitol Best Of The Beach Boys Volume 2
2,500,000
 
 
5
1995 Capitol 20 Good Vibrations: The Greatest Hits
2,200,000
1,460,000
8/12
6
1986 Capitol Made In USA [2LP]
2,150,000
 
 
7
1966 Capitol Pet Sounds
1,600,000
   520,000
8/12
8
1963 Capitol Little Deuce Coupe
1,150,000
  
 
9
1963 Capitol Surfin' USA [1]
1,075,000
 
 
10
1989 Capitol Still Cruisin'
1,050,000
 
 
11
1964 Capitol The Beach Boys Christmas Album
   925,000
   219,000
2/12
12
1964 Capitol Beach Boys Concert
   900,000
 
13
1989 Capitol CEMA Greatest Surfing Songs
   875,000
   696,000
8/03
14
1963 Capitol Surfer Girl
   850,000
1965 Capitol The Beach Boys Today !
   850,000
1975 Capitol Spirit Of America [2LP]
   850,000
17
1964 Capitol All Summer Long
   700,000
 
1976 Brother-Reprise 15 Big Ones
   700,000
19
1965 Capitol Summer Days (... And Summer Nights !!)
   650,000
20
1964 Capitol Shut Down Volume 2
   590,000
21
1962 Capitol Surfin' Safari
   400,000
22
1965 Capitol Beach Boys Party
   375,000
23
1967 Capitol Wild Honey
   350,000
 
1999 Capitol 20 More Good Vibrations: The Greatest Hits Volume 2
   350,000
25
1975 Brother-Reprise Good Vibrations - Best Of The Beach Boys
   300,000
1986 Delta* Merry Christmas From The Beach Boys [cassette] [2]
300,000
102,000
5/12
27
1971 Brother-Reprise Surf's Up
   275,000
28
1967 Capitol Smiley Smile
   250,000
 
1973 Brother-Reprise Holland
   250,000
 
1985 Caribou The Beach Boys
   250,000
 
1978 Ronco* Super Hits
250,000
32
2010 Capitol Ten Great Songs
225,000
33
1969 Capitol 20/20
   200,000
 
 
1970 Brother-Reprise Sunflower
   200,000
 
 
1972 Brother-Reprise Carl And The Passions: So Tough/Pet Sounds [2LP]
   200,000
 
 
1973 Brother-Reprise The Beach Boys In Concert [2LP]
   200,000
 
 
1976 Capitol Beach Boys '69 - Live In London
   200,000
 
 
1977 Brother-Reprise The Beach Boys Love You
   200,000
 
 
1991 Capitol The Absolute Best Volume 1
   200,000
 
 
2012 Capitol That's Why God Made The Radio
   200,000
   160,000
12/12
41
1980 Caribou Keepin' The Summer Alive
   180,000
 
 
42
1968 Capitol Friends
   175,000
 
 
 
1979 Caribou LA (Light Album)
   175,000
 
 
 
2000 Capitol The Greatest Hits Volume 3 - Best Of The Brother Years
   175,000
   160,000
 
45
2007 Capitol The Warmth Of The Sun
   150,000
     55,000
7/07
 
1970 Wand Greatest Hits 1961-1963 [3]
   150,000
 
47
1991 Capitol The Absolute Best Volume 2
   140,000
 
 
48
1978 Brother-Reprise MIU Album
   135,000
 
 
49
2004 Capitol Christmas With The Beach Boys [4]
135,000
106,000
2/12
50
1993 Capitol Good Vibrations: 30 Years Of  The Beach Boys [5CD]
   130,000
   117,000
12/03
51
1981 Caribou Ten Years Of Harmony [2LP]
   125,000
 
1970 Capitol Good Vibrations
125,000
1974 Pickwick Surfer Girl
125,000
1975 Capitol American Summer [2LP]
125,000
55
1986 Time-Life The Beach Boys 1962-1967
120,000
56
1975 Brother-Reprise 20/20 & Wild Honey [2LP]
   100,000
 
 
1982 Capitol Sunshine Dream
   100,000
 
 
2002 Capitol Beach Boys Classics Selected By Brian Wilson
   100,000
 
1976 Pickwick Little Deuce Coupe
100,000
1983 Heartland Beach Boys Forever
100,000
2006 Starbucks Summer Crush
100,000
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1
Although this album is listed here as having sold over a million copies, it hasn't been officially ratified as a
Platinum Disc by the RIAA.
2
Comprising nine tracks from the 1964 seasonal release.
3
Sales figures include the Sceptre and Orbit releases, which are exactly the same album.
4
A reissue of Ultimate Christmas less one track, "Christmastime Is Here Again".