Don't Worry Baby
Shut Down Volume 2 cover

"Don't Worry Baby"

(Brian Wilson / Roger Christian)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Shut Down Volume 2 (1964)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyCovers: 102

Studio coversLive coversSamplesBeach Boys & solo versionMedleys"Bedroom" covers
Artist Album Year ListenNotes
101 Strings Orchestra & The Alshire SingersPlay And Sing The Songs Of The Beach Boys1976Youtube, SpotifyOrchestral pop cover.
AirbagMondo Cretino2000Youtube, SpotifyPop-punk cover.
(covered as "Sei Gia Di Un Altro")
Sei Gia Di Un Altro single1978Youtube, SpotifyWith Italian lyrics by Pantros (Armando Sciascia).
Adrian BakerSummer Of Gold2013Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
Ed BallNet Sounds 4
Bay City RollersDedication1976Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
The Beach BoysBeach Boys' Party! Uncovered And Unplugged2015Youtube, SpotifyCalling this a cover is probably a stretch...
The Beach Boys and Lorrie MorganStars And Stripes, Vol. 11996YoutubeLorrie Morgan takes lead vocals on this country cover. Reached 73 in the US Country chart.
The Beach Boys And The Royal Philharmonic OrchestraThe Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
Beach Boyz Tribute BandBeach Boyz Tribute Band Live2018Live recording.
Big StarThank You Friends: The Ardent Story2008Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic demo. Also appears on Big Star's Complete Third album.
Les Bourgeois De Calais
(covered as "Ne T'en Fait Pas")
French 60's EP Collection1995YoutubeBonus track - recorded in 1964.
California MusicDon't Worry Baby single1974YoutubeBruce takes lead and produces. This version has some new lyrics in the verses.

The first single on Bruce's Equinox label.

Was also the B-side to the "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" single, which Brian produced.
Charlotte CooperGoes Without Saying2006David Marks and Jeffrey Foskett are credited with backing vocals for the album.
Susan CowsillBlue Rose Nuggets 92004YoutubePop cover.
Rivers CuomoAlone II: The Home Recordings Of Rivers Cuomo2008Youtube, SpotifyHome recording from 1992.
The Di Maggio ConnectionThe Route Of Time2010Youtube, SpotifyPunk cover.
Phil Dirt And The DozersClassified1998
DumpCosmic Slop1995YoutubeAcoustic cover.
Equipe 84
(covered as "Sei Già Di Un Altro")
Equipe 841965Youtube, SpotifyWith Italian lyrics by Pantros (Armando Sciascia). Released as a single.
The Everly Brothers and The Beach BoysSome Hearts...1988YoutubeThe Beach Boys contributed backing vocals. It was released as a single (in some cases with a rather odd piece of cover art), and performed "live" (quotation marks fully intended) in a medley with "Getcha Back" and the Everly's "Wake Up Little Susie" for a TV special.
Jean-Pierre Fall
(covered as "J'ai Peur De L'ete")
J'ai Peur De L'ete EP1965French cover.
Rachel FannanDon't Worry Baby single2017Youtube, SpotifyPop rock cover
Chris FarmerCalifornia Dreamin'2008Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
Bryan FerryThese Foolish Things1973Youtube, Spotify
The FirebirdsStars In Stripes2013Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
Jeffrey FoskettTributes & Rarities, Vol. 22018
The Fun And GamesElephant Candy1968YoutubePsychedelic pop cover.
Funeral AdvantageSplit EP2013
Joe GiddingsAll Themes Considered2012Youtube, OtherPower-pop cover.
Gidea ParkGidea Park1981Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover, released as a single.
Doug GillardCover Songs With Big Heads EP1985
The Good VibrationsI Get Around1978Disco cover, featuring Luther Vandross on vocals.

Released in Australia as Back Up And Boogie by Wild Honey.
GrouploveUnder The Covers2015YoutubeIndie rock cover.
Derrick HarrisMaking God Smile (An Artists' Tribute To The Songs Of Beach Boy Brian Wilson)2002
The Hollyridge StringsThe Beach Boys Song Book: Romantic Instrumentals By The Hollyridge Strings1964Youtube, SpotifyOrchestral version, arranged by Stu Philips.
Geoff HoweNet Sounds 32000
Human NatureGimme Some Lovin' (Jukebox Vol. II)2016YoutubeVocal cover
John Hunter PhillipsIt's About Time2006Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
HuntingtonsPull The Plug2005Acoustic cover.
IdaRarities: Who Were You Then2008
Os Incríveis
(covered as "Nosso Trato")
Para Os Jovens Que Amam Os Beatles, Rolling Stones E... Os Incríveis1967YoutubePortuguese cover. The lyrics by Liberty Padua are based on Pantros' Italian lyrics.
The Ivy LeagueThis Is The Ivy LeagueYoutube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
Jackass PenguinsHourglass2000Acoustic cover.
Al Jardine, Family & FriendsLive In Las Vegas2001Live recording. Lead vocal by Wendy Wilson.
Billy JoelAn All Star-Tribute To Brian Wilson2001YoutubeLive recording, performed with Brian's backing band.

Also appears on Joel's My Lives boxset.
Nat Johnson And The FigureheadsWonderful Emergency single2009Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
Jon featuring Jessica FolckerToday Is A Good Day (To Fall In Love)2005
Keller & WebbDon't Worry Baby single1975Cover of The Tokens version.
Steve Khan With Gabriela AndersWouldn't It Be Nice (A Jazz Portrait Of Brian Wilson)1997
Kiev Cuando NievaParece Doble2012Youtube, SpotifyLive recording, with Spanish lyrics.
Kill Guitars
(covered as "Sei Già Di Un Altro")
Rapallo Davoli TV show1966With Italian lyrics by Pantros (Armando Sciascia).
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 Kites
(covered as "Sei Già Di Un Altro")
Rapallo Davoli TV show1966With Italian lyrics by Pantros (Armando Sciascia).
Klaus & ServantsDon't Forget To Remember1977
LandaCover Sessions2015Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic jazz cover
Latte E Miele
(covered as "Restiamo Insieme")
Sto Volando Con Te single1978YoutubeWith Italian lyrics by Pantros (Armando Sciascia).
London BridgeDon't Worry Baby single
Love SocietyDon't Worry Baby single1969YoutubeSoft rock cover.
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. Apparently the only track Bruce actually contributed to - playing keyboard.
ManiacsDon't Worry Baby single1966YoutubeStraightforward cover.
MasonicToo Far. Too Fast. Too Soon2004
Koichi MatsudaLes Enfants1987Instrumental
MazesMazes Mixtape2010Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic cover
Rob McCabeNet Sounds1998
Michael McDonald and Billy PrestonMusicares Presents A Tribute To Brian Wilson2007Live cover.
Mi-Ke太陽の下のサーフィン・Japan1992YoutubeJapanese pop cover, with English and Japanese lyrics.
Keith MoonTwo Sides Of The Moon1974YoutubeThe album version has Moon singing the vocals low, and the single version had him singing the vocals high. Supposedly, hearing this version made Brian "break down".
Lorrie MorganA Picture Of Me - Greatest Hits & More2016Spotify
Muddy SuzukiStopgap2013OtherStraightforward cover.
The New TokensLittle Darlin' single1985A cover of The Tokens version.
OceanssThe Psychedelic Sounds Of TBTCI, Volume III2015Youtube, OtherNoise cover.
The Andrew Oldham OrchestraEast Meets West1965Youtube, SpotifyOrchestral cover.
Papa Doo Run RunCalifornia Project1985YoutubeStraightforward cover. Features Mike Love on the middle-8 vocals.
Andy Pratt and Mark DoyleCover Me2003
P.J. ProbyI Am P.J. Proby1964Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
ProgrammarSomaphone 2: Grammar Sings The Classics2004Youtube, SpotifyBeatboxing cover. Instrumental version here.
The Real YouBetter Now Than Never EP2009Youtube, SpotifyRock cover
Terry ReidLive In London2013SpotifyEight minute acoustic live performance.
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.
Russian TsarlagThank You For The Plastic Surgery You've Given Me2007
ScudScud EP
Fred SimonFred Simon's Interpretation Of The Beach Boys2003CD BabySolo piano version
Erica Smith and The 99 Cent DreamsSnowblind2008Youtube, SpotifyPop cover.
SoCal VoCalsThe SoCal VoCals2004
Ronnie SpectorShe Talks To Rainbows EP1999Youtube, SpotifyBrian originally wrote "Don't Worry Baby" as a follow up for The Ronettes hit "Be My Baby", but producer Phil Spector rejected it.
The Surf City AllstarsAcoustic Vibrations2009Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic cover.
B.J. ThomasB.J. Thomas1977Youtube, SpotifyIncluding new lyrics. Released as a single, which hit #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and #12 in Canada.
The TokensVintage Edition1988Youtube, SpotifyRe-recording of The Tokens cover version.
The TokensBoth Sides Now single1970Youtube, SpotifyWith lyrical alterations by The Tokens (Mitch Margo, Phil Margo, Hank Medress and Jay Siegel).

Appears on the Here Today! Songs Of Brian Wilson compilation album.
The TreetopsDon't Worry Baby singleYoutubeStraightforward cover. Appears on the No-Go Showboat - 20 Beach Boys Cover Songs compilation album.
Maurizio Vandelli
(covered as "Sei Già Di Un Altro")
29 Settembre 891989Youtube, SpotifyWith Italian lyrics by Pantros (Armando Sciascia). Released as a single.
Nello Villa
(covered as "Sei Già Di Un Altro")
Le mie cover preferite Vol. 1 - 12 successi degli anni 60 2010Youtube, SpotifyBased on the Pantros Italian lyrics.
Chris WhiteDon't Worry Baby single1977
Joseph WilliamsSmiles2007Youtube, SpotifyPiano-based cover.
Brian WilsonLive At The Roxy Theatre2000Live recording.
Brian Wilson feat. SebuBrian Wilson And Friends2016Live recording. DVD only. Sebu takes the lead.
Wilson PhillipsDedicated2012Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic cover.
WynnersMaking It1977
Tatsurō YamashitaAdd Some Music To Your Day1972YoutubeStraightforward cover.
ZedThis Little Empire2003YoutubeRock cover.
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