Fifty-five years ago (May, 1966), The Beach Boys dazzled the world with their groundbreaking artistic masterpiece, “Pet Sounds” — Rolling Stone magazine ranks it  number two on their “Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time,”  eclipsed only by Marvin Gaye’s classic “What’s Goin’ On.”

In a 2019 interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader  Beach Boys vocalist/musician Al Jardine opined that “God Only Knows,” one of “Pet Sounds” most famous singles, is “probably one of the best written songs of all time, you know, one of Paul McCartney’s favorites.

The song, co-written by Brian Wilson and lyricist Tony Asher, has stood the test of time.