“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” Is one of the Beach Boys’ most famous and well-loved songs. Written by Brian Wilson, Tony Asher, and Mike Love, the song was released as the opening track of their 1966 album Pet Sounds. But have you ever heard the a cappella version?
It was released in 1997 when a vocals-only version of Pet Sounds was released under the name Stack-O-Vocals (named in the same vein as their 1968 backing-tracks album, Stack-O-Tracks), and when you listen to it we guarantee that it’ll give you goosebumps. Brian Wilson once said that you should listen to Pet Sounds using earphones in the dark, so kick back, dim the lights, and turn up the volume. (h/t: twistedsifter)