Smiley Smile cover


(Brian Wilson / Van Dyke Parks)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Smiley Smile (1967)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyCovers: 15

This Smile track was refactored for Smiley Smile, replacing one verse with what can best be described as the sounds of drugs.

Studio coversLive coversSamplesBeach Boys & solo versionMedleys"Bedroom" covers
Artist Album Year ListenNotes
Alison AblesPortland Smiles: A Tribute To The Beach Boys2013Youtube, SpotifyIndie cover.
Adventures In StereoSmiling Pets1998YoutubeLo-fi cover
Allan Browne, Marc Hannaford & Sam AnningShreveport Stomp2011YoutubeExtended jazz instrumental
Brian GariBrian Sings Wilson2002Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
David GarlandI Guess I Just Wasn't Made For These Times: David Garland Performs Brian Wilson1993
Jacob Fred Jazz OdysseyThe Sameness Of Difference2005Instrumental
Dan Lega
(covered as "Wonderful / He Gives Speeches")
Net Sounds 32000Medley of "Wonderful" and "He Gives Speeches".
Sean MacreavyDumb Angel1994
Cameron Michael ParkesA Tribute To Brian Wilson2004
Sports GuitarSmiling Pets1998YoutubeRock cover
Nikki Sudden & The Mermaids
(covered as "Wonderful / Whistle In")
Smiles, Vibes & Harmony: A Tribute To Brian Wilson1990YoutubeA cover of "Wonderful", with "Whistle In" as both the middle-8 and the outro.
Glenn Tilbrook2020Youtube
Rufus Wainwright
(covered as "Medley From Smile: Wonderful/Song For Children")
War Child Presents Heroes2009Youtube, SpotifyMedley of "Wonderful" and "Song For Children". This version is based on the Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE recording.
Brian WilsonI Just Wasn't Made For These Times1995Youtube, Spotify
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson Presents Smile2004Youtube, SpotifyUnlike the Smiley Smile version, this is a more straightforward interpretation - not that it is a bad thing. Also features an additional verse. The single release reached number 29 in the UK single charts.
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