Best of The Beach Boys is the first compilation album by The Beach Boys, released in the summer of 1966 just two months after Pet Sounds. It includes many of their most popular songs from 1963 to 1965. The album reached #8 on U.S. charts and soon went gold. Brian Wilson is said to have been irritated by the label's decision to release a compilation of the group's older material at a time when the group's music was rapidly becoming more complex and sophisticated.
The UK edition of the album, with a revised track order, was issued later in the year, reaching #2 on British charts.
Although Best of The Beach Boys is currently certified double platinum in the US, it is now out of print, supplanted by more comprehensive compilation albums.