The Beach Boys Cover Database

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


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Yo La Tengo

American indie rock band. The kind that critics love. Also the kind that covers Beach Boys songs a lot.

Also see Dump.


Song Album Year Listen Notes
"A Day In The Life Of A Tree"Super Kiwi single2013Youtube, SpotifyShimmering is how I would describe the music in this version. Perhaps an odd cover, befitting an odd song. Also appears as a bonus track on deluxe version's of album Fade
"Ding Dang"
(as "Ding Dang / Interplanetary Music")
Is Murdering The Classics2006Youtube, SpotifyMedley of "Ding Dang" and "Interplanetary Music". The "Ding Dang" cover is less than serious.
"Farmer's Daughter"Upside Down EP1992Youtube, SpotifyA laid-back cover.
"Girl Don't Tell Me"
(as "Chantilly Lace + Medley")
Murder In The Second Degree2016Rock medley of "Chantilly Lace" / "Waterloo Sunset" / "Yo Yo Bye Bye" / "Fame" / "Another One Bites The Dust" / "Afternoon Delight" / "At Last I Am Free" / "Now You Know You're Black" / "Girl Don't Tell Me" / "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" / "I'll Keep It With Mine" / "Plea For Tenderness" / "Ode To Billy Joe" / "MacArthur Park" / "Tattooed Love Boys" / "The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)" / "Boogie Wonderland" / "Ain't That Nothing" / "The Star-Spangled Banner".
"God Only Knows"
(as "Shotgun + Medley")
Yo La Tengo Is Murdering The Classics2006YoutubeRock medley of "Shotgun" / "My Sharona" / "Mr. Apollo" / "Sonic Reducer" / "God Only Knows" / "If And When / The Summer Sun" / "Schizophrenia" / "Another Girl, Another Planet" / "Bedazzled".
"Little Honda"I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One1997Youtube, SpotifyA cover drenched in guitar distortion. Title track of an 1997 EP, which also contained a live version.
"Shut Down"Fuckbook2009Youtube, SpotifyReleased under the name "Condo Fucks". Indie rock cover with a bit of a punk-y feel.
"Shut Down, Part II"Fuckbook2009Youtube, SpotifyReleased under the alias Condo Fucks.