Shut Down
Surfin' U.S.A. cover

"Shut Down"

(Brian Wilson / Roger Christian)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Surfin' U.S.A. (1963)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyCovers: 22

Studio coversLive coversSamplesBeach Boys & solo versionMedleys"Bedroom" covers
Artist Album Year ListenNotes
Alex Y Los Findes
(covered as "Attention! Accident")
Alex Y Los Findes Vol-11985Youtube, SpotifySpanish cover. Most likely a 60s recording, but can't find an earlier release date for it.
The Beach Boys
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
The Beach Boys
(covered as "The Beach Boys Medley")
The Beach Boys Medley singleYoutubeA (badly edited) medley of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". This is in fact an edit of the much longer "Up Tempo" medley, but with half the songs. The shorter edit is in the listen links, while a slightly longer French version can be listened to here here, if for some reason you want an extra minute.
The CompetitorsHits Of The Street And Strip History1963
(covered as "Hoinăresc")
Coral EP1970YoutubeRomanian lyrics by Ion Mărgărint.
The DelltonesSurf 'n Stomp1964YoutubeStraightforward cover.
Les Gam's
(covered as "Attention! Accident (Sur L'autoroute De L'ouest)")
C'Est Bien Fait Pour Toi1963Youtube, SpotifyFrench cover, translated by Jean Setti and Gilbert Guenet. Released as a single.
The Hollyridge StringsThe Beach Boys Song Book: Romantic Instrumentals By The Hollyridge Strings1964Youtube, SpotifyOrchestral version, arranged by Stu Philips. One of the more interesting arrangements from the album.
Jan & DeanOne Summer Night / Live1982
Al Jardine, Family & FriendsLive In Las Vegas2001Live recording. Lead vocal by Al.
Chuck Kirkpatrick
(covered as "Surf's Up")
Surf's Up single1981YoutubeMedley of "Little Deuce Coupe"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"California Girls"/"Good Vibrations"/"In My Room"/"Surfer Girl"/"Don't Worry Baby"/"Wendy"/"I Get Around"/"Barbara Ann"/"Shut Down"/"409"/"Catch A Wave"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun".
The Lively OnesThe Great Surf Hits!!1963Youtube, SpotifyInstrumental
Mike LoveSummertime 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.
Los Mabber's
(covered as "Baja Ya")
Surfin' Con Los Mabber's1963Youtube, SpotifySpanish-language Mexican surf cover. Lyrics by Lolita De La Colina.
(covered as "Fun³ Medley")
太陽の下のサーフィン・Japan1992Japanese cover.

Medley of "Fun, Fun, Fun"/"Shut Down"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surf City".
The QuadsHot Rod City1963Youtube, SpotifyNote-by-note cover, with a car engine intro à la "409".
RämounsRockaway Beach Boys2009Youtube, SpotifyPunk cover, in the style of the Ramones.
The Rip ChordsHey Little Cobra And Other Hot Rod Hits1964Youtube, SpotifyRather straight-forward cover, features a pre-Beach Boys Bruce Johnston.
The RoadrunnersThe New Mustang And Other Hot Rod Hits1964Gary Usher takes lead vocals.
Sea Cruise
(covered as "Beach Boys Medley")
Sea Cruise1978Youtube12 minute disco medley, consisting of "Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Do You Wanna Dance"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"I Get Around"/"Wendy"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"Surfer Girl"/"Fun, Fun, Fun"/"Good Vibrations"/"Little Honda"/"Shut Down"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"California Girls"/"Summer Finale".
The TokensWheels1964
Yo La TengoFuckbook2009Youtube, SpotifyReleased under the name "Condo Fucks". Indie rock cover with a bit of a punk-y feel.
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