California Girls
Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) cover

"California Girls"

(Brian Wilson / Mike Love)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyCovers: 108

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".
101 Strings Orchestra & The Alshire SingersPlay And Sing The Songs Of The Beach Boys1976Youtube, SpotifyOrchestral pop cover.
A Taste Of HoneyThe Hits Of The Beach Boys1969
Russ Abbot
(covered as "Upper Norwood Girls")
Russ Abbot's Madhouse1983Youtube, SpotifyParody lyrics about girls from around the UK. Performed as "The Bleach Boys". Taken from a TV show sketch.
Noël AkchotéBeach Volley (Plays The Beach Boys For SATB) EP2016Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic contemporary jazz instrumental.
AlexiaDancemania Bass #72000YoutubeElectropop cover
Alvin And The ChipmunksChipmunks A Go-Go1965
(covered as "Crowd Of Foreign Girls")
Spoofernatural2000Youtube, SpotifyParody with Christian lyrics by J. John Jackson - "And the Moab girls with the way they kiss, they make their boyfriends Moabites".
ArvingarnaFör Alltid2000Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover
BagsNet Sounds II: Do It Again
Adrian BakerSummer Of Gold2013Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
The Barron-KnightsCalifornia Girls single1986Youtube, SpotifyParody of "California Girls" with elements of "Fun, Fun, Fun", "Good Vibrations" and "Then He Kissed Me".

The Spotify link is a re-recording.
The Beach Boys Inc.Vintage Series2002
The Beach BoysBeach Boys' Party! Uncovered And Unplugged2015Youtube, SpotifyAn attempt to cover the song in the Party! acoustic style. Unreleased until the 2015 Party! sessions album.
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.
The BeaversMeet The Beavers Live At Doc Maynard's
The Belair-BanditsBaked Goods2001
Better Luck Next TimeHybrid EP2008YoutubePop-punk cover.
Bodacious Surfers
(covered as "Medley")
Net Sounds II: Do It AgainMedley of "California Girls", "One For The Boys" and "All This Is That"
Scott BradokaCreate Your Own Reality2003Youtube, SpotifyGuitar instrumental.
Michael R. BristowOcean In A Box1999Solo acoustic guitar instrumental.
(covered as "Summer Fun Medley")
Summer Fun Medley single1981YoutubeMedley of "Surfin' U.S.A."/"Little Honda"/"Catch A Wave"/"Fun, Fun, Fun"/"I Get Around"/"Barbara Ann"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"California Girls"/"Good Vibrations".
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.
The CarnabeesThe Story Of The Beach Boys1978
CelebrationDisco Celebration1979Presumably a disco cover.
The ChellowsHelp! / California Girls single1965B-Side to The Jalopy Five's "Help!" single.
ChloeNorwegian Wood2011
(covered as "Groove Is In The Heart / California Girls")
Sleep Forever single2010Youtube, SpotifyAlt rock medley of "Groove Is In The Heart" and "California Girls".
Lex De AzevedoThe Bonneville Million Dollar Sound Orchestra1983Youtube, SpotifyPop orchestral cover.
Donut ManPunk Rock Show - Best Hit 80's2003
Gretchen DowsingFun, Fun, Fun
The EchoesPlugged1993
Bob FetherolfSleep Forever2010Live recording
The FirebirdsRockestra - Live In Berlin2018Youtube, SpotifyLive cover
Fuzzy LovePagan Schmalz & Other Sacrifices2000
(covered as "Beach Boys Medley")
Live At The Royal Albert Hall2005Live medley of "Fun, Fun, Fun" / "I Get Around" / "Wouldn't It Be Nice" / "California Girls" / "God Only Knows".
Gaddy MawaLe Stelle Dei '90 single1990Dance medley of "I Get Around" / "California Girls" / "Good Vibrations".
Leif GarrettLeif Garrett1977YoutubePop cover.
Gidea ParkA View To A Kill film1985Used during the opening sequence of the film.
Gidea Park
(covered as "California Gold")
Gidea Park1981Youtube, SpotifyReleased as a single. Also known as "Beach Boys Gold Part II".

Medley of "California Gold"/"California Girls"/"Wouldn't It Be Nice"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"The Little Girl I Once Knew"/"All Summer Long"/"Lovin' That Music".

A live version appears on their Live In Concert album.
The GoldfingersSanta Claus A Go Go1965
Green SchwinnThe Gift Of Green...2016
Half Japanese
(covered as "Md. Girls")
½ Live1979
The Hampton String QuartetSympathy For The Devil2000Youtube, SpotifyClassical instrumental.
David HasselhoffSings America2004Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
Horace Heidt Jr. And His All Star BandNew Heidts1987Youtube, SpotifyLounge recording
The HilltonesCatch Ya' Later, Much!1979Live recording
Hitoshi Watanabe (渡辺等)Beach Boys: Best Of Tribute2004
The Hollyridge StringsPlay The Beach Boys Song Book - Vol. 2 1967Youtube, SpotifyOrchestral cover arranged by Mort Garson and Perry Botkin Jr.
The Jalopy FiveThat West Coast SoundYoutubeReleased at some point in the 60s.
Jan & DeanSilver Summer1985The album Silver Summer featured Mike Love on backing vocals and many Beach Boys sidemen on instruments.

A live version appeared on 1982's One Summer Night / Live.
John B. & The Surfin' SafarisA Tribute To The Beach Boys2002Youtube, Spotify
Jose And PattiHappy Two Gather2015Youtube, SpotifyIndie pop cover
Juba & Lula
(covered as "Meu Chapa")
Jula & Lula O Disco1988YoutubePortuguese cover.
The KingsParty Live In '851999SpotifyLive rock 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".
Leningrad Cowboys and The Alexandrov Red Army EnsembleHappy Together1994Youtube, SpotifyRock cover sung by a choir of Russian soldiers. Also appears on their live album Nokia Balalaika Show.
Little Joe Shaver And Devil DogCountry Surfin'1976
Mike LoveUnleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover. Bruce reprises his response on the chorus.
Mike LoveCatch A Wave1996YoutubeRe-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.
Bob Lowden
(covered as "Beach Boys Medley")
Bob Lowden's Concert Band Simplicity Series1985Medley of "California Girls" / "Help Me, Rhonda" / "Wouldn't It Be Nice".
Ricky MartinAn All Star-Tribute To Brian Wilson2001YoutubeLive recording, performed with Brian's backing band.
Hank MarvinHank2014Youtube, SpotifyGuitar instrumental.
(covered as "Medley")
Magic Jukebox1986Medley of "California Girls" / "Bye Bye Baby" / "Beach Baby" / "True Blue".
(covered as "Vamos Voar Os Dois Amiguinho")
É demais!1991
Motel Westcoast
(covered as "The Beach Boys Medley")
Motel Westcoast2007Medley of "God Only Knows" / "Good Vibrations" / "California Girls".
The MoveThe BBC Sessions1998Live BBC session, recorded in 1968.
Ohara RevivalNet Sounds1998
P.K. And The Sound ExplosionThe Beach Boys Songbook1977
Papa Doo Run RunGreenifornia2008Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic cover.
Papa Doo Run RunCalifornia Project1985YoutubeStraightforward cover.
Pickin' OnPickin' On The Beach Boys: A Bluegrass Tribute2004YoutubeBluegrass instrumental
Proprietary Mark!Roadtrip 20172017
RangzenLive2008Live recording.
Red SquaresLive + 31998Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward live version.
Tony Rizzi & Pacific!Surfin' Pacific With Tony Rizzi1982
David Lee RothCrazy From The Heat EP1984Youtube, SpotifyCarl Wilson sings backing vocals. The single went to number 3 in the Billboard Hot 100. This version went on to be used in the film Down And Out In Beverly Hills. The single also contained a remix.
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.
Rick Ruskin & Lewis RossSounds Familiar - Popular Instrumentals for the Acoustic Guitar1985
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".
Nancy SinatraCalifornia Girl2002Youtube, SpotifyFeaturing Brian Wilson and Jeffery Foskett.
Sinfonico HonoluluAbsolutely Live2011Live recording.
Bob Snyder
(covered as "California Girls / Help Me Rhonda")
The Music Box Dancer1979Medley of "California Girls" and "Help Me, Rhonda".
Sol De México
(covered as "Acapulco Girls")
Acapulco Girls1998YoutubeMariachi cover with Spanish lyrics. Features Mike Love on backing vocals.
Die Strandjungs
(covered as "Zurück Zu Dir")
Sommer, Sonne... Strandjungs1985Youtube, SpotifyGerman lyrics by Guntmar Feuerstein.
The StrangersStraightforward cover.
The Surf City AllstarsAcoustic Vibrations2009Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic cover, with Al on lead vocals.
Live version with Al appears on 2014's Live In Concert (Spotify, Youtube). A live version without Al is on 2006 album Live In Concert (Spotify, Youtube).
Surf City SoundsSurf City Sounds1981
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 SurfarisIt Ain't Me, Babe1965
The SurfbreakersBeach Boys Salute1981
The SurfersHits That Made The Beach Boys1971Also appears on 1974's Sounds Like The Beach Boys.
The SurfsidersThe Surfsiders Sing The Beach Boys Songbook1965YoutubeNotoriously bad cover.
TätäräNext Show2000Youtube, SpotifyBig band instrumental.
Thomas And Turpin
(covered as "Marietta Girls")
Marietta Girls single1985
(covered as "Beachboys Medley")
Något Som Hände1978Medley of "California Girls"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"In My Room"/"The Warmth Of The Sun"/"Help Me, Rhonda".
Trygve Thue
(covered as "Tenk Om")
Jeg - En Beach Boy1994Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover, Norwegian lyrics by Gustav Lorentzen.
TravoltasTravoltas' Party!2003Youtube, SpotifyBeach Boys' Party! style cover.
The Troupadours
(covered as "Beach Boys Medley")
The Troupadours1975Medley of "Good Vibrations" / "California Girls" / "Fun, Fun, Fun" / "Surfer Girl" / "Barbara Ann".
UnknownHomage To The Beach Boys
Vince Vance & The Valiants
(covered as "Medley")
Double Aluminum1977Medley of "California Girls" and "Good Vibrations".
Wakey!Wakey!Wakey!Wakey! Wednesdays2008
Scott Williams & Bob SakerThe Levi's Story
Brian WilsonLive At The Roxy Theatre2000Live recording.
Brian Wilson with Al JardineBrian Wilson And Friends2016Youtube, SpotifyLive recording, on the CD of the concert only. Brian takes lead.
Wishful ThinkingLive Vol: 11967
Danny WrightHot Summer Nights1996Youtube, SpotifyPiano medley of "California Girls" and "In My Room".
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