The Beach Boys Cover Database

An attempt to collect together all the covers of Beach Boys songs in one place.


All songs:

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I Know There's An Answer

"I Know There's An Answer"

(Brian Wilson / Terry Sachen / Mike Love)
Album: Pet Sounds (1966)
Listen to the The Beach Boys version: Youtube, Spotify

Originally recorded with different lyrics as "Hang On To Your Ego" (Youtube, Spotify).

The database contains 21 covers of "I Know There's An Answer".


Artist Album Year Listen Notes
The AshesMint 400 Records Presents The Beach Boys Pet Sounds2013
The Beachles
(covered as "I Know There're Sixty-Four Answers")
Sgt. Petsound's Lonely Hearts Club Band2006YoutubeMash up of The Beach Boys' "I Know There's An Answer" and The Beatles' "When I'm Sixty-Four".
Scott Bennett & The Dotted LineThe Dotted Line2004YoutubeRock cover
Blackpool Beach Boys And GirlPet Sounds1995Minimalist interpretation
Christian Bland & The RevelatorsA Tribute To Pet Sounds2016YoutubePsychedelic rock cover.
Michael R. BristowOcean In A Box1999Solo acoustic guitar instrumental.
BullionSgt. Petsound's Lonely Hearts Club Band2006Remix in the style of J Dilla.
Duke SpecialLittle Revolutions2008Youtube, SpotifyPop rock cover
Black Francis
(covered as "Hang On To Your Ego")
Frank BlackYoutube, SpotifyAlt-rock cover. Released as a single.
The Levellers
(covered as "Hang On To Your Ego")
What A Beautiful Day single1997YoutubePop rock cover.
The LimiñanasPet Sounds Revisited2012Youtube, SpotifyIndie pop cover.

Also appears on the (I've Got) Trouble In Mind and Down Underground compilations.
MazarinDo It Again: A Tribute To Pet Sounds2006
My Latest NovelWhen We Were Wolves single2006
Dan PeekCross Over1987
PlasticfleshHippocamp Ruins Pet Sounds2005OtherExperimental electronic remix of the original track.
Sonic YouthSmiles, Vibes & Harmony: A Tribute To Brian Wilson1990Youtube, SpotifyNoise rock cover. Also on deluxe reissues of 1990s Goo album.
Aaron Sprinkle
(covered as "I Know There's An Answer / Hang On To Your Ego")
Making God Smile (An Artists' Tribute To The Songs Of Beach Boy Brian Wilson)2002YoutubeIndie cover. A live version appeared on The Boy Who Stopped The World (Live).
The UFO Club
(covered as "Hang On To Your Ego")
A Tribute To Pet Sounds2016YoutubeRock cover.
Vitamin String Quartet
(covered as "Hang On To Your Ego")
The String Quartet Tribute To The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds2005Youtube, SpotifyClassical instrumental based around "Hang On To Your Ego"
Vitamin String QuartetThe String Quartet Tribute To The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds2005Youtube, SpotifyClassical instrumental
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds Live2002Live recording

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