A Beatles versus. The Beach Boys debate takes hold on Twitter
While The Beatles are widely regarded as the best and / or most important band of the ’60s, there are a lot of people who would rather swear allegiance to the Beach Boys. Well, it was argued on Twitter that the former was a better group than the latter prompted both groups to adopt a trend due to the discussion surrounding this claim.
Last night reporter Emily Brooks tweeted, “My husband came out with a hot shot: The Beach Boys are better than the Beatles. Immediately after hearing this, I was shocked. He said to me: ‘Put it in the Twitterverse, I bet I get the love.’ ”
This received a response from beloved The Roots drummer Questlove, who wrote: “Welp: without Pet Sounds we never would have had Sgt Peppers [shrugging emoji]. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon responded to this tweet with an emoji of a hand pointing left, indicating his support for Questlove’s point of view.
My husband came out with a hot take: The Beach Boys are better than the Beatles. Immediately after hearing this, I was shocked. He said to me, “Put it in the Twitterverse, I bet I get the love.”
– Emily Brooks (@emilybrooksnews) December 31, 2021
Welp: without Pet Sounds, we would never have had Sgt Peppers 🤷🏾♂️
– Certified? Uestlover (@questlove) December 31, 2021
Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson replied that Animal sounds/Sgt. Peppers point before. In a recent interview, for example, we asked him what’s his favorite album, and he said, “I have to say Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Group. Obviously, I love the Beatles and we’ve always had mutual love and respect. They say he was born from hearing Animal sounds… I don’t know… but I love this album.
Meanwhile, while it would be fair for Paul McCartney to pick the Beatles in this debate, he has nothing but love for the Beach Boys. In fact, in a 2007 interview, McCartney said of a Animal sounds prominently, “’God Only Knows’ is one of the few songs that brings me to tears every time I hear it. It’s really just a love song, but it’s brilliantly done. It shows Brian’s genius. In fact, I played it with him and I’m afraid to say that during the balance I cracked. It was just too much to stand there singing that song that takes my mind, and stand there singing it with Brian.
On a related note, in an interview with Uproxx earlier this month, It’s always nice in Philadelphia‘s Glenn Howerton said, “I don’t like fucking Beatles, man. […] I got a little nudge about The Beatles because I feel like they made a lot of really cool music, and they were obviously incredibly innovative and stuff. But I think there were a lot of bands out there around the same time that just weren’t played enough. And I’m just sick of hearing about The Beatles. Like, Jesus Christ, shut the fuck up. “
Check out a few more Beatles vs Beach Boys tweets below.
On what metric?
Brian Wilson was a genius, but on every imaginable measure the Beatles are far superior.
– n ° 1 of the albums
– N ° 1 for singles
– Cover versions of their songs
– Range of music types.
– etc etc etc.
– MiscreantMe (@MiscreantMe) December 31, 2021
What’s the Beach Boys got better than Come Together, Here Comes the Sun and I wanna hold your hand?
– Nicole Sugar (@NicoleSugarYT) December 31, 2021
Pet Sounds> Any individual Beatles album.
Career of the Beatles> Career of the Beach Boys
– 🎧 (@BRAVESARECHAMPS) December 31, 2021
The Beatles are better, but mentioning the Beach Boys with them in the same conversation is by no means disrespectful. The two groups held each other in high regard.
– Price of reason (@priceoreason) December 31, 2021