Caroline No (2:19)

Cover of The Best of the Beach Boys (disc 1)

From The Best of the Beach Boys (disc 1) and 11 other releases

“Caroline, No” is a song written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher, recorded during the Pet Sounds sessions. It was released as a solo Brian Wilson single in March 1966 in advance of the album’s release. The single was only a modest success, reaching number thirty-two in the national charts. Later in the year it appeared on a Beach Boys album as the thirteenth track on Pet Sounds despite no other members of the band appearing on the track.

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  • Bastard1

    Suggest correction to "Carol, I Know", everybody.

    1 Mar 10:45pm Reply
  • Excrono

    Brilliant closer; it's like the whole album is about a break/up and this track is him finally coming to terms with the end of the relationship.

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Abomination317

    I managed to appreciate this song a hell of a lot more when I heard the original slower version. It hits so much harder.

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • Abomination317

    "there's a comma between CAROLINE and NO. it's CAROLINE, NO. correct your tags. :)" not on the original record there isn't.

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • CypheroN

    7 May 2013 Reply
  • Desoriental

    I want to go and cry

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • shorteninbread

    The song is so sad yet so beautiful. [2]

    24 May 2012 Reply
  • magnoliamagmay

    gosh i hate that this song relates to me so much, although it is a wonderful song

    9 May 2012 Reply
  • richardneal

    Just wouldn't have worked as "Carol, I know"

    4 May 2012 Reply
  • tomvecc

    Maybe The Beach Boys have got you now With those waves singing "Caroline No" Rollin' down that empty ocean road Gettin' to the surf on time.

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    there's a comma between CAROLINE and NO. it's CAROLINE, NO. correct your tags. :)

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • pleasure-pain

    "it's so sad to watch a sweet thing die"

    5 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Harry_01

    The song is so sad yet so beautiful.

    31 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Pi_Puppids

    Who the hell tagged this "surf rock"? lol

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • sage80_wanker

    words fail...

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • TrioxxN

    Is it blasphemy to say that the Beach Boys were overrated?

    4 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ericsonolsen

    It's "Caroline, No" can we correct it?

    29 Jun 2011 Reply
  • serpentshade

    amazing song. may sound weird, but they might be giants' cover of it is also quite decent.

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • gdcman

    That's" Hartorne" to anyone who knows the area.

    28 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Pacer99

    sweet sounds of the Beach Boys!

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
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