Surfer Girl
Surfer Girl cover

"Surfer Girl"

(Brian Wilson)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Surfer Girl (1963)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyCovers: 93

Studio coversLive coversSamplesBeach Boys & solo versionMedleys"Bedroom" covers
Artist Album Year ListenNotes
Ōsama (王様)
(covered as "浜っ子伝説")
浜っ子伝説~ビーチボーイズ 日本語直訳メドレ single1996YoutubeJapanese "direct translation" medley of "Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun"/"I Get Around"/"Surfer Girl"/"Good Vibrations"/"Little Honda"/"California Girls"/"God Only Knows"/"Wouldn't It Be Nice".
5OneGet It2006A cover of the arrangement by Rockapella.
Ai MiyakawaBeach Boys: Best Of Tribute2004
Dave AlvinWest Of The West2006Youtube, SpotifyFolk rock/country rock cover.
The AstronautsRarities1991YoutubeSurf instrumental.
Adrian BakerSummer Of Gold2013Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
The Beach Boys
(covered as "Medley Part Two: Ballads")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981YoutubeA (badly edited) medley consisting of "Surfer Girl"/"Girls On The Beach"/"Ballad Of Ole' Betsy"/"We'll Run Away"/"Caroline, No"/"The Surfer Moon"/"In My Room". Released as a single with Part One (Uptempo), and also a significantly shorter single version was released.
The BeaversMeet The Beavers Live At Doc Maynard's
BhonusKaribien2000Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover
Lucky Blondo
(covered as "Ne Pleure Pas")
Lucky Blondo1963Youtube, SpotifyFrench lyrics by Pierre Delanoë
Les Célibataires
(covered as "Ne Pleure Pas")
Ne Pleure Pas EP1963YoutubeFrench lyrics by Pierre Delanoë. Translates to "Do Not Cry".
Glen Campbell with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(covered as "Medley: Good Vibrations/Help Me, Rhonda/Surfer Girl/Surfin' U.S.A.")
Live At The Royal Festival Hall1977Youtube, SpotifyLive medley of "Good Vibrations" / "Help Me, Rhonda" / "Surfer Girl" / "Surfin' U.S.A."
The Cantina Band
(covered as "Summer '81")
Summer '81 single1981YoutubeMedley of "Surfer Girl"/"Fun, Fun, Fun"/"409"/"I Get Around"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"California Girls"/"Wouldn't It Be Nice"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"Good Vibrations". Basically an attempt to see how many choruses you can fit into 4 minutes 18 seconds, the B-side was the same medley without the 14 seconds of "Surfer Girl" at the start.
Charles E. Jordan High School Jazz Band1970-19711971
Alex ChiltonElectricity By Candlelight NYC 2/13/972013Youtube, SpotifyLive, acoustic recording from 1997.
The CoastlinersFootprints In The Sand
CocoRosieLemonade single2010Youtube, SpotifyExperimental folk cover, mainly played on percussion instruments. Bonus track on some versions of the Grey Oceans album.
Angel Corpus Christi
(covered as "Little Surfer Girl")
Accordion Pop, Vol. 11985Youtube, SpotifyAccordion cover.
CubBetti-Cola1993Youtube, SpotifyIndie rock cover.
Danny & The AcesGathering!1969
The DiamondsBandstand Boogie2013SpotifyStraightforward cover
Pat DiNizioThis Is2005Youtube, SpotifyPiano and vocal cover.
Phil Dirt And The DozersAlbum (Ten Old Rock & Roll Songs)1982This link is probably for a different recording: listen.
The Fantastic BaggysRide The Wild Surf1966
The FirebirdsRed Pack2013Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
Jeffrey Foskett
(covered as "Surfer Girl Lullaby")
The Other Takes1996YoutubeStraightforward cover
The Four Freshmen With Stan Kenton And His OrchestraLive At Butler University.1972Youtube, SpotifyLive recording. More of a jokey-bit than an actual cover.
Bill FrisellGuitar In The Space Age!2014Youtube, SpotifyGuitar-led jazz instrumental.
Don GrusinWouldn't It Be Nice (A Jazz Portrait Of Brian Wilson)1997YoutubeJazz instrumental.
HappynessTunnel Vision On Your Part EP2016Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic cover.
Harmony BeachHarmony Beach EP1984
The Hollyridge StringsPlay The Beach Boys Song Book - Vol. 21967Youtube, SpotifyOrchestral cover arranged by Mort Garson and Perry Botkin Jr.
The LeRoy Holmes Singers14 Big Hits1963
The Jalopy FiveDraggin' And Surfin'1963Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover, with female lead vocals.
Jan & DeanSilver Summer1985The album Silver Summer featured Mike Love on backing vocals and many Beach Boys sidemen on instruments.
Al Jardine, Family & FriendsLive In Las Vegas2001YoutubeLive recording. Al sings the middle-8.
The Jay Five
(covered as "Surfergirl")
Beat '661966
Johnny Jetblack And The Comeback
(covered as "Surf's Up Medley")
Johnny Jetblack And The Comeback1978Medley of "Sea Cruise" / "Sleepwalking" / "Surfer Girl" / "Surfin' U.S.A.".
John B. & The Surfin' SafarisA Tribute To The Beach Boys2002Youtube, Spotify
Juba & Lula
(covered as "Noites De Luau")
Juba & Lula O Disco1988YoutubePortuguese cover.
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".
KittsAlla Minnen1978
Little Joe Shaver And Devil DogCountry Surfin'1976
Mike LoveCatch 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.
LowA Lifetime Of Temporary Relief - 10 Years Of B-Sides & Rarities2004Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic cover.
Shelby LynneMusicares Presents A Tribute To Brian Wilson2007Live cover.
Michael Marcus & The Jaki Byard TrioInvolution1998Youtube, SpotifyJazz instrumental.
MC6Burgers, Shakes & Doo-Wop2011Youtube, SpotifyA cappella performance.
Mi-Ke太陽の下のサーフィン・Japan1992YoutubeJapanese pop cover, with English and Japanese lyrics.
Miami University Marching BandMiami Marching Band 85-861986
Moonlight Oasis
(covered as "Surfer Girl / Good Vibrations")
Down The Road1975Medley of "Surfer Girl" / "Good Vibrations"
Carli Muñoz/ Eddie GomezBoth Sides Now2003Youtube, SpotifyJazz instrumental.
The Music City FiveThen He Kissed Me singleYoutube, SpotifyFemale vocalist cover.
Papa Doo Run RunGreenifornia2008Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic cover.
Papa Doo Run RunCalifornia Project1985YoutubeStraightforward cover.
Pere UbuRay Gun Suitcase1995Youtube"Art rock" cover, which basically just means sung weirdly.
The Pettit ProjectFree Dating Service EP2006Pop-punk cover.
PhrancPositively Phranc1991An alternate mix was a B-side to the '64 Ford single.
Pickin' OnPickin' On The Beach Boys: A Bluegrass Tribute2004Bluegrass instrumental
C.J. Ramone And The MangesSurfer Girl / King Of The Surf single2015YoutubePunk rock cover
The Reckless ReefersOver The Edge2005Youtube, SpotifySurf instrumental.
Rincon Surfside BandThe Surfing Song Book1965YoutubeBasically a karaoke track - instrumental and backing vocals, but no lead.
Rockabye Baby!Lullaby Renditions Of The Beach Boys2006Youtube, SpotifyInstrumental lullaby.
RockapellaLucky Seven1996YoutubeA capella version.
Roupa Nova feat. Angélica
(covered as "Você, O Surf E Eu")
Todo Amor Do MundoYoutube, SpotifyLive recording in Portuguese.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(covered as "Overture")
Symphonic Sounds: Music Of The Beach Boys1998Orchestral medley of "California Girls"/"Sloop John B."/"Surfer Girl"/"God Only Knows/"In My Room/"Don't Worry Baby"/"Please Let Me Wonder"/"Friends"/"The Warmth Of The Sun"/"All Summer Long"/"California Girls"/"Good Vibrations.

Produced by Bruce Johnston. Arranged by Bob Alcivar.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(covered as "The Water Planet Suite")
Symphonic Sounds: Music Of The Beach Boys1998A 23 minute long orchestral medley of "Heroes And Villains"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"Wouldn't It Be Nice/"God Only Knows"/"Surfer Girl"/"In My Room"/"The Warmth Of The Sun"/"All Summer Long"/"You Still Believe In Me"/"Caroline, No"/"Good Vibrations".

Arranged by Bob Alcivar, produced by Bruce Johnston.
Maxime Saury Et Son Orchestre
(covered as "Surfer Girl (Ne Pleure Pas)")
Surf EP1963YoutubeClarinet-based instrumental.
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 SentinalsSurfer Girl1963Youtube, SpotifyInstrumental surf cover.
Doc SeverinsenDoc Severinsen's Closet1970
Fred SimonFred Simon's Interpretation Of The Beach Boys2003CD BabySolo piano version
Paul SimonAn All Star-Tribute To Brian Wilson2001YoutubeLive recording, acoustic arrangement.
Sonny And The SunsetsImagine single2013Youtube, SpotifyIndie cover.
Special FeatureStreet Sounds2003SpotifyBarbershop version.
Stanford MendicantsClean-Cut And Slightly Frayed1981SpotifyA capella (and acoustic guitar) performance by the 1980 or 1981 lineup.
Stanford MendicantsThe Mendicants Of Stanford 19771977SpotifyA capella performance by the 1977 lineup. They may be cheating on the a capella bit, because I can hear an acoustic guitar in the mix.
Die Strandjungs
(covered as "Kleines Surfer Girl")
Auf Nach HawaiiYoutube, SpotifyGerman lyrics by Bernd Morawitz. A capella mix also available (Spotify).
The Surf City AllstarsAcoustic Vibrations2009Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic cover, with Al on lead vocals
Surf Punks
(covered as "Surf's Up Medley")
Surf's Up Medley single1981YoutubeMedley of "Surf City" / "Surfin' U.S.A." / "Help Me, Rhonda" / "Wouldn't It Be Nice" / "California Girls" / "Pipeline" / "Catch A Wave" / "I Get Around" / "Surfer Girl".
The Swing KidsField Of Dreams2017SpotifyPart Japanese, part English, punk cover.
Tøn Def
(covered as "Bathroom Suite: Ducky Rubber Surfer Girl")
Net Sounds1998
David Thomas And Two Pale Boys
(covered as "Surfer Girl / Around The Fire")
MeadvilleYoutube, SpotifyA ten-minute long experimental track, that at the very least starts with "Surfer Girl".
The TrashmenSurfin' Bird / Surfer Girl single
The Troupadours
(covered as "Beach Boys Medley")
The Troupadours1975Medley of "Good Vibrations" / "California Girls" / "Fun, Fun, Fun" / "Surfer Girl" / "Barbara Ann".
Union Transfer BandNet Sounds 32000
The VenusLove Potion1981
The Vineyard SoundIllumination2003SpotifyA capella, by the 2003 version of the group.
The Vineyard SoundThe Keepers2013Youtube, SpotifyA capella, by the 2012 lineup of the group.
The WanderersNet Sounds1998
Brian WilsonLive At The Roxy Theatre2000Live recording.
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