The Beach Boys Cover Database

An attempt to collect together all the covers of Beach Boys songs in one place.


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Jan & Dean

The Beach Boys were close to Jan & Dean. Brian cowrote some of their hit songs (including their number 1 hit "Surf City"). Dean sang co-lead vocals on "Barbara Ann" and later designed some of the bands album covers.


Song Album Year Listen Notes
"Be True To Your School"Silver Summer1985The album Silver Summer featured Mike Love on backing vocals and many Beach Boys sidemen on instruments.
"California Girls"Silver Summer1985The album Silver Summer featured Mike Love on backing vocals and many Beach Boys sidemen on instruments.

A live version appeared on 1982's One Summer Night / Live.
"Dance, Dance, Dance"One Summer Night / Live1982
"Fun, Fun, Fun"Silver Summer1985The album Silver Summer featured Mike Love on backing vocals and many Beach Boys sidemen on instruments.
"Fun, Fun, Fun"Their Greatest Hits1977Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover from this "greatest hits" album, that is actually an album of new recordings from 1977, and is more of a solo project by Dean Torrence than an actual Jan & Dean recording.
"Good Vibrations"One Summer Night / Live1982
"Help Me, Rhonda"Their Greatest Hits1977Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover from this "greatest hits" album, that is actually an album of new recordings from 1977, and is more of a solo project by Dean Torrence than an actual Jan & Dean recording.
"I Get Around"Their Greatest Hits1977Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover from this "greatest hits" album, that is actually an album of new recordings from 1977, and is more of a solo project by Dean Torrence than an actual Jan & Dean recording. A live version (featuring both Jan & Dean) was included on 1965's Command Performance live album (Youtube, Spotify).
"I Get Around"Silver Summer1985The album Silver Summer featured Mike Love on backing vocals and many Beach Boys sidemen on instruments.
"Little Deuce Coupe"Drag City1963Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover
"Little Deuce Coupe"Their Greatest Hits1977Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover from this "greatest hits" album, that is actually an album of new recordings from 1977, and is more of a solo project by Dean Torrence than an actual Jan & Dean recording.
"Little Deuce Coupe"Silver Summer1985The album Silver Summer featured Mike Love on backing vocals and many Beach Boys sidemen on instruments.
"Little Honda"Command Performance1965Youtube, SpotifyLive performance.
"Shut Down"One Summer Night / Live1982
"Surfer Girl"Silver Summer1985The album Silver Summer featured Mike Love on backing vocals and many Beach Boys sidemen on instruments.
"Surfin'"Jan & Dean Take Linda Surfin'1963Youtube, SpotifyFeatures The Beach Boys on the backing track and the backing vocals.
"Surfin' Safari"Jan & Dean Take Linda Surfin'1963Youtube, SpotifyFeatures The Beach Boys on the backing track and the backing vocals.
"Surfin' Safari"Silver Summer1985Re-recording. The album Silver Summer featured Mike Love on backing vocals and many Beach Boys sidemen on instruments.
"Surfin' U.S.A."Silver Summer1985YoutubeThe album Silver Summer featured Mike Love on backing vocals and many Beach Boys sidemen on instruments.
"Vegetables"Vegetables single1967YoutubeReleased under the artist "The Laughing Gravy", this is actually Jan & Dean. There is a version from 1974 with vocal overdubs by Brian and American Spring.
"Vegetables"Gotta Take That One Last Ride1974With vocal overdubs by Brian and American Spring.