Paste put together this revealing infographic of Beach Boys lyrics from their formidable 60s iconic Pacific pop run, in prep for tomorrow’s drop of the band’s 29th studio album That’s Why God Made the Radio. Turns out The Beatles were wrong, all you need is the word “now,” in the language of pop, anyhow. Brian Wilson and crew used it 446 times over the course of the decade. “Love” was the runner-up. While “America” came in last with a count of 36. How “beach” didn’t chart has us puzzled, though. Or “sun.” So we’d like to take a moment to showcase the Boys “Girls on the Beach,” that utilizes both of those wonderful words in one salt-kissed harmony stride. Because summer’s right around the corner. And just as it was back in the 60s, it ain’t a summer without the Beach Boys. What’s your favorite Beach Boys lyric, otherwise?

 

The girls on the beach

On the beach you’ll find them there
In the sun and salty air
The girls on the beach
Are all within reach
If you know what to do

How we love to lie around
Girls with tans of golden brown
The girls on the beach
Are all within reach
And one waits there for you
(Girls on the beach)

The sun in her hair
The warmth of the air
On a summer day

As the sun dips out of sight
Couples on the beach at night
The girls on the beach
Are all within reach
And with the boys tonight
(Girls on the beach)

Girls on the beach, girls on the beach
Girls on the beach, girls on the beach