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Mike Love

Frontman of The Beach Boys. Co-wrote and sung lead on a lot of the hits. Was also involved in Celebration.

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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"Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and David Marks Of The Beach Boys Salute NASCAR1996Re-recording with Adrian Baker. Neither David or Bruce seem to appear on the track.
"Alone On Christmas Day"Reason For The Season2018Youtube, SpotifyFirst released (in a slightly different edit) as a single in 2015.
"Ballad Of Ole' Betsy"Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and David Marks Of The Beach Boys Salute NASCAR1996YoutubeRe-recording with Adrian Baker. Neither David or Bruce seem to appear on the track.
"Be True To Your School"
(covered as "Be True To Your Bud")
Budweiser Fight Song single1982YoutubeRecorded for a Budweiser advert.
"Brian's Back"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover with Carl's original chorus vocal.
"California Girls"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover. Bruce reprises his response on the chorus.
"California Girls"Catch A Wave1996YoutubeRe-recording with Adrian Baker. Also appeared on Summertime Cruisin': The Unforgettable Favourites Of Mike Love And Bruce Johnston Of The Beach Boys, although Bruce doesn't seem to appear on the track.
"Catch A Wave"Catch A Wave1996YoutubeRe-recording with Adrian Baker. Also appeared on Summertime Cruisin': The Unforgettable Favourites Of Mike Love And Bruce Johnston Of The Beach Boys, although Bruce doesn't appear on the track.
"Daybreak Over The Ocean"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyA bit more low key production-wise than the That's Why God Made The Radio version.
"Do It Again"Catch A Wave1996YoutubeRe-recording with Adrian Baker. Also appeared on Summertime Cruisin': The Unforgettable Favourites Of Mike Love And Bruce Johnston Of The Beach Boys, although Bruce doesn't appear on the track.
"Do It Again"Beach Music Classics2016Re-recording with Charles Lloyd as producer.
"Don't Worry Baby"Summertime Cruisin': The Unforgettable Favourites of Mike Love and Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys1996Re-recording with Adrian Baker. Also appeared on Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and David Marks Of The Beach Boys Salute NASCAR. Apparently the only track Bruce actually contributed to - playing keyboard.
"Fun, Fun, Fun"Catch A Wave1996Re-recording with Adrian Baker. Also appeared on Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and David Marks Of The Beach Boys Salute NASCAR, although neither David or Bruce seem to appear on the track.
"Fun, Fun, Fun"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
"Fun, Fun, Fun"Unleash The Love2017
"Good Vibrations"Summertime Cruisin': The Unforgettable Favourites of Mike Love and Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys1996Re-recording with Adrian Baker. Bruce doesn't seem to be on the record.
"Good Vibrations"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover. Bruce performs backing vocals.
"Hawaii"Catch A Wave1996YoutubeRe-recording with Adrian Baker.
"Help Me, Rhonda"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover. Bruce on backing vocals.
"I Don't Wanna Know"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyRe-recording with Mike on lead. An earlier re-recording with a vocal by Christian Love circulates.
"I Get Around"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
"I Get Around"Catch A Wave1996Re-recording with Adrian Baker. Also appeared on Summertime Cruisin': The Unforgettable Favourites Of Mike Love And Bruce Johnston Of The Beach Boys and Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and David Marks Of The Beach Boys Salute NASCAR, although neither David or Bruce seem to appear on the track.
"Keepin' The Summer Alive"12 Sides Of Summer2019Youtube, SpotifyRock cover
"Kokomo"Summertime Cruisin': The Unforgettable Favourites of Mike Love and Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys1996Re-recording with Adrian Baker. Bruce doesn't seem to be on the record.
"Little Deuce Coupe"Summertime Cruisin': The Unforgettable Favourites of Mike Love and Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys1996Re-recording with Adrian Baker. Also appeared on Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and David Marks Of The Beach Boys Salute NASCAR, although neither David or Bruce seem to appear on the track.
"Little Honda"Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and David Marks Of The Beach Boys Salute NASCAR1996Re-recording with Adrian Baker. Neither David or Bruce seem to appear on the track.
"Little Saint Nick"
(covered as "Little St. Nick")
Reason For The Season2018Youtube, SpotifyStraight re-recording.
"Shut Down"Summertime Cruisin': The Unforgettable Favourites of Mike Love and Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys1996Re-recording with Adrian Baker. Also appeared on Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and David Marks Of The Beach Boys Salute NASCAR, although neither David or Bruce seem to appear on the track.
"Surfer Girl"Catch A Wave1996Re-recording with Adrian Baker. Also appeared on Summertime Cruisin': The Unforgettable Favourites Of Mike Love And Bruce Johnston Of The Beach Boys, although Bruce doesn't seem to appear on the track.
"Surfin'"12 Sides Of Summer2019Youtube, SpotifyPop cover
"Surfin' Safari"12 Sides Of Summer2019Youtube, SpotifyPop cover
"Surfin' Safari"Catch A Wave1996Re-recording with Adrian Baker. Also appeared on Summertime Cruisin': The Unforgettable Favourites Of Mike Love And Bruce Johnston Of The Beach Boys, although Bruce doesn't seem to appear on the track.
"Surfin' U.S.A."Catch A Wave1996Re-recording with Adrian Baker. Also appeared on Summertime Cruisin': The Unforgettable Favourites Of Mike Love And Bruce Johnston Of The Beach Boys, although Bruce doesn't seem to appear on the track.
"Surfin' U.S.A."Beach Music Classics2016Re-recording with Charles Lloyd as producer.
"Wouldn't It Be Nice"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover. Jeff Foskett on lead vocals.

Mike Love feat. John Stamos

See also Mike Love and John Stamos.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Getcha Back"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyIncludes some lyrical alterations by Mike.

Features Bruce on backing vocals.

Mike Love feat. Mark McGrath and John Stamos

See also Mike Love, Mark McGrath and John Stamos.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Do It Again"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyDo It! Do It!

Released as a single.

Mike Love feat. Ambha Love

See also Mike Love and Ambha Love.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Kiss Me, Baby"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyRe-worked as a duet. Bruce is on backing vocals.
"The Warmth Of The Sun"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover with Ambha on lead vocals.

Mike Love feat. John Cowsill and Scott Totten

See also Mike Love, John Coswill and Scott Totten.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Wild Honey"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover. Cowsill takes lead, as he does in the current Beach Boys live show.

Mike Love feat. AJR

See also Mike Love and AJR.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"Darlin'"Unleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyAJR on lead vocals. Bruce appears on the backing vocals, but according to the credits, Mike isn't actually on it.

Mike Love featuring Hanson

Also see Mike Love and Hanson.


Song Album Year ListenNotes
"It's O.K."It's OK single2018Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover. Appeared on 2019's 12 Sides Of Summer album.