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So, what counts as The Beach Boys covering The Beach Boys? In the eyes of this database, either radically different remakes or team ups with other artists.

The Beach Boys are Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, Bruce Johnston, Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar.

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Studio coversAny studio recorded cover that doesn't fall into the other categories.
Live coversAny cover only performed live (including those released on live albums).
SamplesCover that samples the original track (or another cover)
MedleysCovers which are parts of medleys
"Bedroom" coversRecorded at home, for Youtube, etc.
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Song Album Year ListenNotes
"409"
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
"Ballad Of Ole' Betsy"
(covered as "Medley Part Two: Ballads")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981YoutubeA (badly edited) medley consisting of "Surfer Girl"/"Girls On The Beach"/"Ballad Of Ole' Betsy"/"We'll Run Away"/"Caroline, No"/"The Surfer Moon"/"In My Room". Released as a single with Part One (Uptempo), and also a significantly shorter single version was released.
"California Girls"Beach Boys' Party! Uncovered And Unplugged2015Youtube, SpotifyAn attempt to cover the song in the Party! acoustic style. Unreleased until the 2015 Party! sessions album.
"Caroline, No"
(covered as "Medley Part Two: Ballads")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981YoutubeA (badly edited) medley consisting of "Surfer Girl"/"Girls On The Beach"/"Ballad Of Ole' Betsy"/"We'll Run Away"/"Caroline, No"/"The Surfer Moon"/"In My Room". Released as a single with Part One (Uptempo), and also a significantly shorter single version was released.
"Dance, Dance, Dance"
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
"Do It Again"Do It Again single2011YoutubeRe-recorded to preempt the 50th anniversary reunion. Features Brian, Mike, Al, Bruce and David. Brian takes the lead on the bridge, while Mike takes the rest of his original lead. Jeff Foskett does falsetto vocals.
"Don't Worry Baby"Beach Boys' Party! Uncovered And Unplugged2015Youtube, SpotifyCalling this a cover is probably a stretch...
"Don't Worry, Bill"
(covered as "Wonderbill")
Endless Harmony Soundtrack1998Youtube, SpotifyLive medley, with the second-half of "Don't Worry, Bill" surrounded by "Wonderful". Recorded in 1972.
"Fun, Fun, Fun"
(covered as "The Beach Boys Medley")
The Beach Boys Medley singleYoutubeA (badly edited) medley of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". This is in fact an edit of the much longer "Up Tempo" medley, but with half the songs. The shorter edit is in the listen links, while a slightly longer French version can be listened to here here, if for some reason you want an extra minute.
"Fun, Fun, Fun"
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
"Girls On The Beach"
(covered as "Medley Part Two: Ballads")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981YoutubeA (badly edited) medley consisting of "Surfer Girl"/"Girls On The Beach"/"Ballad Of Ole' Betsy"/"We'll Run Away"/"Caroline, No"/"The Surfer Moon"/"In My Room". Released as a single with Part One (Uptempo), and also a significantly shorter single version was released.
"Good Vibrations"
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
"Good Vibrations"
(covered as "The Beach Boys Medley")
The Beach Boys Medley singleYoutubeA (badly edited) medley of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". This is in fact an edit of the much longer "Up Tempo" medley, but with half the songs. The shorter edit is in the listen links, while a slightly longer French version can be listened to here here, if for some reason you want an extra minute.
"Hawaii"
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
"Help Me, Rhonda"
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
"Help Me, Rhonda"
(covered as "The Beach Boys Medley")
The Beach Boys Medley singleYoutubeA (badly edited) medley of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". This is in fact an edit of the much longer "Up Tempo" medley, but with half the songs. The shorter edit is in the listen links, while a slightly longer French version can be listened to here here, if for some reason you want an extra minute.
"Here Comes The Night"L.A. (Light Album)1979Youtube, SpotifyEleven-minute long disco remake of the song, produced by Bruce Johnston and Curt Boettcher (California Music, Sagittarius). There are five different edits, the shortest being an almost bearable 3:18. However, I am not merciful and have linked the full 10:51 version here. It reached #48 in the US Disco chart.
"I Get Around"
(covered as "The Beach Boys Medley")
The Beach Boys Medley singleYoutubeA (badly edited) medley of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". This is in fact an edit of the much longer "Up Tempo" medley, but with half the songs. The shorter edit is in the listen links, while a slightly longer French version can be listened to here here, if for some reason you want an extra minute.
"I Get Around"
(covered as "Medley: I Get Around / Little Deuce Coupe")
Beach Boys' Party!1965Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic medley of "I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe", with some "humorous" lyrical adjustments. A version without the party overdubs can be found on Beach Boy's Party! Uncovered And Unplugged (Spotify).
"I Get Around"
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
"In My Room"
(covered as "Medley Part Two: Ballads")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981YoutubeA (badly edited) medley consisting of "Surfer Girl"/"Girls On The Beach"/"Ballad Of Ole' Betsy"/"We'll Run Away"/"Caroline, No"/"The Surfer Moon"/"In My Room". Released as a single with Part One (Uptempo), and also a significantly shorter single version was released.
"Lady Lynda"
(covered as "Lady Liberty")
California Dreamin' single1986YoutubeA patriotic rewrite. Sounds like it was thrown together in half an hour, as they needed a B-side.
"Little Deuce Coupe"
(covered as "Medley: I Get Around / Little Deuce Coupe")
Beach Boys' Party!1965Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic medley of "I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe", with some "humorous" lyrical adjustments. A version without the party overdubs can be found on Beach Boy's Party! Uncovered And Unplugged (Spotify).
"Little Deuce Coupe"
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
"Little Honda"
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
"Noble Surfer"
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
"Shut Down"
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
"Shut Down"
(covered as "The Beach Boys Medley")
The Beach Boys Medley singleYoutubeA (badly edited) medley of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". This is in fact an edit of the much longer "Up Tempo" medley, but with half the songs. The shorter edit is in the listen links, while a slightly longer French version can be listened to here here, if for some reason you want an extra minute.
"Surfer Girl"
(covered as "Medley Part Two: Ballads")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981YoutubeA (badly edited) medley consisting of "Surfer Girl"/"Girls On The Beach"/"Ballad Of Ole' Betsy"/"We'll Run Away"/"Caroline, No"/"The Surfer Moon"/"In My Room". Released as a single with Part One (Uptempo), and also a significantly shorter single version was released.
"Surfin'"Summer In Paradise1992A 90s remake of their first single. To this day people are still trying to work out why it was necessary.
"Surfin' Safari"
(covered as "The Beach Boys Medley")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981YoutubeA (badly edited) medley of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". This is in fact an edit of the much longer "Up Tempo" medley, but with half the songs. The shorter edit is in the listen links, while a slightly longer French version can be listened to here here, if for some reason you want an extra minute.
"Surfin' Safari"
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
"Surfin' U.S.A."
(covered as "The Beach Boys Medley")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981YoutubeA (badly edited) medley of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". This is in fact an edit of the much longer "Up Tempo" medley, but with half the songs. The shorter edit is in the listen links, while a slightly longer French version can be listened to here here, if for some reason you want an extra minute.
"Surfin' U.S.A."
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
"The Surfer Moon"
(covered as "Medley Part Two: Ballads")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981YoutubeA (badly edited) medley consisting of "Surfer Girl"/"Girls On The Beach"/"Ballad Of Ole' Betsy"/"We'll Run Away"/"Caroline, No"/"The Surfer Moon"/"In My Room". Released as a single with Part One (Uptempo), and also a significantly shorter single version was released.
"We'll Run Away"
(covered as "Medley Part Two: Ballads")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981YoutubeA (badly edited) medley consisting of "Surfer Girl"/"Girls On The Beach"/"Ballad Of Ole' Betsy"/"We'll Run Away"/"Caroline, No"/"The Surfer Moon"/"In My Room". Released as a single with Part One (Uptempo), and also a significantly shorter single version was released.

The Beach Boys and Junior Brown

Also see The Beach Boys and Junior Brown.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"409"Stars And Stripes Vol. 11996Youtube

John Stamos with The Beach Boys

Also see: The Beach Boys, John Stamos.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Forever"Summer In Paradise1992YoutubeAlso released as a single. Stamos had previously sung the show multiple times in sitcom Full House.

The Beach Boys and Lorrie Morgan

Also see The Beach Boys, Lorrie Morgan.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Don't Worry Baby"Stars And Stripes, Vol. 11996YoutubeLorrie Morgan takes lead vocals on this country cover. Reached 73 in the US Country chart.

The Beach Boys and James House

Also see The Beach Boys, James House.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Little Deuce Coupe"Stars And Stripes Vol. 11996YoutubeCountry cover with James House on lead vocals. Went to 69 in the US country charts and 41 on the Canadian country charts.

The Beach Boys and Sawyer Brown

Also see The Beach Boys, Sawyer Brown.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"I Get Around"Stars And Stripes Vol. 11996YoutubeCountry cover with Sawyer Brown on lead vocals.

The Beach Boys and Toby Keith

Also see The Beach Boys, Toby Keith.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Be True To Your School"Stars And Stripes Vol. 11996YoutubeCountry cover with Toby Keith on vocals.

The Beach Boys and Ricky Van Shelton

Also see The Beach Boys, Ricky Van Shelton.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Fun, Fun, Fun"Stars And Stripes Vol. 11996YoutubeCountry cover with Ricky Van Shelton on lead vocals.

The Beach Boys and T. Graham Brown

Also see The Beach Boys, T. Graham Brown.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Help Me, Rhonda"Stars And Stripes Vol. 11996YoutubeCountry cover with Ricky Van Shelton on lead vocals.

The Beach Boys and Willie Nelson

Also see The Beach Boys, Willie Nelson.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"The Warmth Of The Sun"Stars And Stripes Vol. 11996YoutubeCountry cover with Willie Nelson on lead vocals.

The Beach Boys and Timothy B. Schmit

Also see The Beach Boys, Timothy B. Schmit.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Caroline, No"Stars And Stripes Vol. 11996YoutubeTimothy B. Schmidt takes lead vocals.

Status Quo with The Beach Boys

See also Status Quo and The Beach Boys.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Fun, Fun, Fun"Don't Stop1996Youtube, SpotifyRecorded with The Beach Boys, including a new verse sang by Mike Love. Also released as a single, and has appeared on Beach Boys compilation albums.

The Everly Brothers and The Beach Boys

See also The Everly Brothers and The Beach Boys.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Don't Worry Baby"Some Hearts...1988YoutubeThe Beach Boys contributed backing vocals. It was released as a single (in some cases with a rather odd piece of cover art), and performed "live" (quotation marks fully intended) in a medley with "Getcha Back" and the Everly's "Wake Up Little Susie" for a TV special.

The Beach Boys And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Also see The Beach Boys and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"California Girls"The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
"Darlin'"The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
"Disney Girls (1957)"
(covered as "Disney Girls")
The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
"Don't Worry Baby"The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
"Fun, Fun, Fun"The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
"God Only Knows"The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
"Good Vibrations"The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
"Help Me, Rhonda"The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
"Here Today"The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
"Heroes And Villains"The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
"In My Room"The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
"Kokomo"The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
"The Warmth Of The Sun"The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
"Wouldn't It Be Nice"The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
"You Still Believe In Me"The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.

The Beach Boys & Rodney Crowell

Also see The Beach Boys and Rodney Crowell.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Sail On, Sailor"Nashville Sounds1996YoutubeA live rehearsal appears on this DVD.