I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Pet Sounds cover

"I Just Wasn't Made For These Times"

(Brian Wilson / Tony Asher)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Pet Sounds (1966)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyCovers: 38

Studio coversLive coversSamplesBeach Boys & solo versionMedleys"Bedroom" covers
Artist Album Year ListenNotes
The AshesMint 400 Records Presents The Beach Boys Pet Sounds2013
Lisa BassengeCanyon Songs2015Youtube, SpotifyEasy listening cover
The Beachles
(covered as "I Just Wasn't Made For Good Mornings")
Sgt. Petsound's Lonely Hearts Club Band2006YoutubeMash up of The Beach Boys' "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" and The Beatles' "Good Morning Good Morning".
Blackpool Beach Boys And GirlPet Sounds1995Minimalist interpretation
Michael R. BristowOcean In A Box1999Solo acoustic guitar instrumental.
BullionSgt. Petsound's Lonely Hearts Club Band2006YoutubeRemix in the style of J Dilla.
Larry CarltonWouldn't It Be Nice (A Jazz Portrait Of Brian Wilson)1997
Gaz CoombesPet Sounds Revisited2012SpotifyRock cover.
Kat EdmonsonWay Down Low2012Youtube, SpotifyPiano-based cover
FeeldsSmiling Pets1998YoutubeIndie cover
David GarlandI Guess I Just Wasn't Made For These Times: David Garland Performs Brian Wilson1993Youtube"Chamber-style" cover, which was described by Option magazine as being "a spirited celebration of weirdness".
India Electric Co.India Electric Co. EP2015
Jim JamesTribute To 22017Youtube, SpotifyIndie cover.
Bocephus KingSaint EuniceYoutubeAcoustic cover
John LegendMusicares Presents A Tribute To Brian Wilson2007Live cover.
Peggy LiptonThe Complete Ode Collection2013YoutubePsychedelic pop cover
The Low Society Blues BandNet Sounds 32000
Sean MacreavyNet Sounds 32000
Aimee Mann and Michael PennAn All Star-Tribute To Brian Wilson2001YoutubeLive recording, performed with Brian's backing band.
Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela's Latest1967Instrumental
Carmen McRaeFor Once In My Life1967Youtube, SpotifyVocal cover with orchestral backing.
Louis Philippe with Dean BrodrickRainfall1991Youtube, SpotifyA more experimental take on the song instrumentally, consisting just of pianos and vocals.

Appeared on the Here Today! The Songs Of Brian Wilson compilation album.
Kenny Rogers and The First Edition TV show1971YoutubeLive TV medley of "Fun, Fun, Fun" / "God Only Knows" / "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" / "Caroline, No" / "Good Vibrations".
SerocellHippocamp Ruins Pet Sounds2005OtherExperimental electronic remix of the original track.
The ServantsReserved2006YoutubePreviously unreleased eighties recording
Shannon And The ClamsA Tribute To Pet Sounds2016YoutubeIndie rock cover.
Sixpence None The RicherMaking God Smile (An Artists' Tribute To The Songs Of Beach Boy Brian Wilson)2002Youtube, SpotifyPop rock cover. Later appeared on The Best Of Sixpence None The Richer.
Joe StilgoeNew Songs For Old Souls2015SpotifySwing cover
Carolyn StrihoDreams Can Be Your Friend1995
Vitamin String QuartetThe String Quartet Tribute To The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds2005Youtube, SpotifyClassical instrumental
Nick WaluskoIn My Room: A Beach Boys Tribute For The Homeless Of California1995
B.J. WardVocal EaseYoutubeEasy listening cover
Susan WernerClassics2009
Will C.
(covered as "30 Days Later")
Adieu Or Die2012Youtube, OtherRemix based around "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times".
Will C.
(covered as "Thin Air")
Adieu Or Die2012Youtube, OtherRemix based around The First Edition's live Pet Sounds medley.
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds Live2002YoutubeLive recording
Patrick WolfDo It Again: A Tribute To Pet Sounds2006YoutubeIndie cover.
ZircusZircus1999Youtube, SpotifyAlternative folk cover
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