The Five Dopiest Beach Boys Songs, Including One Where Brian Wilson Raps
2. "Busy Doin' Nothin" (1968)
Some Beach Boys fans consider Wilson's take on a lazy day where he gets nothing accomplished, "Busy Doin' Nothin," to be a brilliant concept. Others, however, note that the second verse consists of Wilson giving directions to his house. Meanwhile, a full 1/3 of the song is devoted to his trying to remember a phone number. Hey Brian, if you're that bored, maybe go to the beach?
1. "Smart Girls" (1989)
As great as the Beach Boys were at blending genres, their bizarre 1987 collaboration with The Fat Boys shows they never quite got the hang of rap music. In 1989, while under the controversial care of Eugene Landy, Brian Wilson was somehow convinced to record a rap song. Produced by Matt Dike (Beastie Boys' "Hey Ladies," Tone Loc's "Wild Thing," Insane Clown Posse's "Halls of Illusions"), the sample-laden production is more bomb than Bomb Squad and Brian's creepy rhymes give off vibrations from which no "good" can be picked up.