Sherry She Needs Me
Made In California cover

"Sherry She Needs Me"

(Brian Wilson / Russ Titelman)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Made In California (2013)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyFirst version released: Will Brison and The Shocking Shrinks (1995)Covers: 4, of which
Sherry She Needs Me: 3
Sandy She Needs Me: 1

First recorded in 1965 as "Sandy She Needs Me" (or just "Sandy") during the Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) sessions. (Youtube).
Rewritten and new lead vocals recorded in 1976 as "Sherry She Needs Me" during the Love You sessions.
Rewritten and rerecorded as "Tricia" for Mike Love's unreleased First Love album.
Rewritten as "Terry She Needs Me" during the Brian Wilson sessions in 1988.

After yet another rewrite, this time with new lyrics by Carole Bayer Sayer, "She Says That She Needs Me" became the first version of the song to make it to release, on Brian's solo album Imagination (see below).
A version was released on the 2013 Made In California boxset which took a 1965 backing track and the 1976 lead vocal (see listen links).

Studio coversLive coversSamplesBeach Boys & solo versionMedleys"Bedroom" covers
Artist Album Year ListenNotes
Will Brison and The Shocking Shrinks
(covered as "Landy You Need Me")
In My Room: A Beach Boys Tribute For The Homeless Of California1995Released as a single. Lyric changes by Will Brison (Lee Dempsey).
(covered as "Sandy, She Needs Me")
Net Sounds 4
The Pen Friend ClubWonderful World Of The Pen Friend Club2017Youtube, SpotifySounds - musically and arrangement-wise - more 60s Beach Boys then the Made In California version of the song. The stereo version is in the listen link, but also available in mono (Spotify).
Brian Wilson
(covered as "She Says That She Needs Me")
Imagination1998Youtube, SpotifyNew lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager.
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