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ブライアン・ウィルソン(Brian Wilson)が自身のキャリアの中から選んだ「お気に入りの楽曲 10選」を発表。米国の男性誌Esquire Magazine企画。コメントもブライアン

●"Sail on, Sailor," Holland (1973)

"I remember writing 'Sail on, Sailor' with a guy named Ray Kennedy. I wrote the music and he wrote the lyrics. I can't remember how we got Blondie Chaplin to do it, but we got him to sing and it's a great vocal. A great performance."

●"The Warmth of the Sun," Shut Down Volume 2 (1964)

"'Warmth of the Sun' was done in 1963, right after John F. Kennedy was assassinated. We wrote it for him. That was one of my best collaborations with Mike Love."

●"In My Room," Surfer Girl (1963)

"'In My Room' was written by me and Gary Usher. That was the first really good Brian, Dennis, Carl, and Al vocal. It was absolutely great. I had just started producing. But I knew what I wanted?I learned my lessons?and I was able to get what I heard in my head."

●"I Just Wasn't Made for These Times," Pet Sounds (1966)

"It's a social statement. I felt like I didn't belong, that my ideas were ahead of the times. But it's nice to know how much people love and respect what I did back then and I'm in a better place now than I was when I was younger."

●"Do It Again," 20/20 (1969)

"I remember writing 'Do It Again' with Mike Love at his house. And we recorded it at my studio in Bel Air. I had a studio in my house, and we recorded it there. I did a version for the documentary I Just Wasn't Made for These Times, but I don't really remember it! I remember the '60s better than the '90s!"

●"Surf's Up," Surf's Up (1971)

"I remember we had a sandbox at my house, and my piano was in the sandbox. Me and (lyricist) Van Dyke Parks were sitting at the piano with our feet in the sand. Can you believe that? What was it about the sand that helped inspire me? I don't know, you know! I can't explain it. But it worked. It really did. But I can't explain how."

●"Love and Mercy," Brian Wilson (1988)

"I had a little half bottle of champagne, and I got a little woozy and wrote 'Love and Mercy.' It only took me about a half hour to write it. When I was writing that song, I did feel like, 'Wow, this is magic?I've really got something here?' And it wasn't just the champagne!"

●"God Only Knows," Pet Sounds (1966)

"I wanted [Brian's brother] Carl to sing it. I thought he had the right voice for the song. That song is very personal?it's a very personal statement?but I really wanted Carl to sing it because he was one of the greatest vocalists of all time, and a really expressive singer. So I was able to put on my producer hat rather than satisfy my ego and sing it myself."

●"Heroes and Villains," single (1967)

"'Heroes and Villains' was written in the sandbox, too. That one's one of the greatest collaborations ever done. It really was. That was me and Van Dyke again, and it feels like almost a couple of different songs put together. Do I remember coming up with the idea to put different pieces together? No, I don't. It's been too long to remember. Today's technology?Pro Tools?would have been handy, for sure, because that song was recorded several times and the record was pieced together from different takes."

●"Good Vibrations," single (1966)

"I don't think we changed pop music with 'Good Vibrations,' no. I don't think so. Other people do? Oh, okay. Good! But it sure was different at the time. The evening that we cut it at CBS?Columbia studios?I just remember the engineer saying, 'Hey, Brian, this is going to be a really good record.' But I knew, too. I knew it was going to be a good record. Did I ever have any sense that almost 50 years later I'd still be talking about 'Good Vibrations'? No. I never thought so. No way!"