The Beach Boys Cover Database

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


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Alex Chilton

Member of The Box Tops (whose hit "The Letter" The Beach Boys covered) and Big Star.


Song Album Year Listen Notes
"Honkin' Down The Highway"Baton Rouge 19852017Youtube, SpotifyLive recording from 1985, with new lyrics by Chilton.
"I Wanna Pick You Up"Caroline Now! The Songs Of Brian Wilson And The Beach Boys2000Youtube, SpotifyRock cover.
"Solar System"Electricity By Candlelight NYC 2/13/972013Youtube, SpotifyLive, acoustic recording from 1997.
"Surfer Girl"Electricity By Candlelight NYC 2/13/972013Youtube, SpotifyLive, acoustic recording from 1997.
"Wouldn't It Be Nice"Electricity By Candlelight NYC 2/13/972013Youtube, SpotifyLive, acoustic recording from 1997.
Another live recording from 1977, this time with a full band, was released on 2015's Ocean Club '77 (Youtube, Spotify)