The Beach Boys Cover Database


I Know There's An Answer
Pet Sounds cover

"I Know There's An Answer"

(Brian Wilson / Terry Sachen / Mike Love)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Pet Sounds (1966)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyCovers: 21, of which
I Know There's An Answer: 17
Hang On To Your Ego: 4

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


Studio coversAny studio recorded cover that doesn't fall into the other categories.
Live coversAny cover only performed live (including those released on live albums).
SamplesCover that samples the original track (or another cover)
Beach Boys & solo versionAny cover by The Beach Boys, either as a group or solo
MedleysCovers which are parts of medleys
"Bedroom" coversRecorded at home, for Youtube, etc.
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Artist Album Year ListenNotes
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 QuartetThe String Quartet Tribute To The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds2005Youtube, SpotifyClassical instrumental
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"
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds Live2002Live recording

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