The Beach Boys Cover Database

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


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Caroline, No

"Caroline, No"

(Brian Wilson / Tony Asher)
Album: Pet Sounds (1966)
Listen to the The Beach Boys version: Youtube, Spotify

Released as a solo Brian Wilson single. Brian's voice is sped up to sound younger.

The database contains 53 covers of "Caroline, No".


Artist Album Year Listen Notes
The Aluminum GroupCaroline Now! The Songs Of Brian Wilson And The Beach Boys2000Youtube, SpotifyIndie pop cover.
AmericaBack Pages2011Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover
The B-GirlsBeach Boys: Best Of Tribute2004
The Beach Boys
(covered as "Medley Part Two: Ballads")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981YoutubeA (badly edited) medley consisting of "Surfer Girl"/"Girls On The Beach"/"Ballad Of Ole' Betsy"/"We'll Run Away"/"Caroline, No"/"The Surfer Moon"/"In My Room". Released as a single with Part One (Uptempo), and also a significantly shorter single version was released.
The Beach Boys and Timothy B. SchmitStars And Stripes Vol. 11996YoutubeTimothy B. Schmidt takes lead vocals.
The Beachles
(covered as "A Day In The Life Of Caroline")
Sgt. Petsound's Lonely Hearts Club Band2006Mash up of The Beach Boys' "Caroline, No" and The Beatles' "A Day In The Life".
Blackpool Beach Boys And GirlPet Sounds1995Minimalist interpretation
Michael R. BristowOcean In A Box1999Solo acoustic guitar instrumental.
BullionSgt. Petsound's Lonely Hearts Club Band2006YoutubeRemix in the style of J Dilla.
Eric CarmenWinter Dreams1997YoutubeStraightforward cover.
CarolineGarden Parti / Caroline, Yes!2011SpotifyExperimental jazz/rock cover
Carter CathcartDo It Again! Fave Beach Boys Tunes1999Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
Dori CaymmiWouldn't It Be Nice (A Jazz Portrait Of Brian Wilson)1997
Central City Music CompanyReverend Gordy Of The Cosmic Suicide Mission Squad2010Youtube, SpotifyUpbeat lo-fi cover
CosomonautsA Tribute To Pet Sounds2016YoutubePsychedelic cover.
Ronnie D'AddarioDon't Wait For Yesterday 1986-20172017Youtube, SpotifyInstrumental
Dark MarkUnder The Covers Voluime II2016OtherIndie cover
Nick DeCaro And OrchestraHappy Heart1969Youtube, SpotifyPiano-based ballad.

Appeared on the Here Today! The Songs Of Brian Wilson compilation album.
DM3Smiling Pets1998YoutubeIndie cover
DoopeesDoopee Time1995YoutubeExperimental pop cover
Steve DouglasReflections In A Golden Horn1969Instrumental.
The Duke Of NorfolkMint 400 Records Presents The Beach Boys Pet Sounds2013
Elliot EastonSounds Of Wood & Steel 21999Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic guitar instrumental
Glenn FreyAfter Hours2012Youtube, Spotify
Brian GariBrian Sings Wilson2002Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
Here We Go MagicPet Sounds Revisited2012Indie cover.
The Hollyridge StringsPlay The Beach Boys Song Book - Vol. 2 1967Youtube, SpotifyOrchestral cover arranged by Mort Garson and Perry Botkin Jr.
El Hombre BurbujaPopstock2002
Kid MingusHippocamp Ruins Pet Sounds2005OtherExperimental electronic remix of the original track.
Frank Lenz & Richard SwiftMaking God Smile (An Artists' Tribute To The Songs Of Beach Boy Brian Wilson)2002
The Charles Lloyd QuartetMirror2010Youtube, SpotifyJazz instrumental. An 11 minute long live version is on Youtube.
Sean Macreavy with The Honey GrooveDumb Angel1994
MaggotronThe Invasion Will Not Be Televised (Cos We Don't Have A Video)1989YoutubeElectro cover
Ian McNabbGreat Dreams Of Heaven single1993Youtube, SpotifyIndie rock cover. Bonus track on the re-release of Truth And Beauty.
The Morning BendersThe Bedroom Covers2008
Owusu & HannibalLiving With...2006Youtube, SpotifyHip hop cover
Ken PeplowskiMaybe September2013Youtube, SpotifyExtended jazz instrumental
Anthony RiversInto The Great Unknown2002Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover. Released as a single.
Rockabye Baby!Lullaby Renditions Of The Beach Boys2006Youtube, SpotifyInstrumental lullaby.
Kenny Rogers and The First Edition TV show1971YoutubeLive TV medley of "Fun, Fun, Fun" / "God Only Knows" / "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" / "Caroline, No" / "Good Vibrations".
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(covered as "The Water Planet Suite")
Symphonic Sounds: Music Of The Beach Boys1998A 23 minute long orchestral medley of "Heroes And Villains"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"Wouldn't It Be Nice/"God Only Knows"/"Surfer Girl"/"In My Room"/"The Warmth Of The Sun"/"All Summer Long"/"You Still Believe In Me"/"Caroline, No"/"Good Vibrations".

Arranged by Bob Alcivar, produced by Bruce Johnston.
Rebecca StormWe Never Said Goodbye1996Youtube, SpotifyVocal cover
SunshaftColourclimax1994
The Surf City AllstarsAcoustic Vibrations2009Youtube, SpotifyAcoustic cover.
SymphonyDo Not Kiss2002SpotifyElectronic instrumental
They Might Be GiantsIndestructible Object EP2004Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover
Trio RococoFriends1996Instrumental.
Gary UsherAdd Some Music To Your Day (A 1970 Symphonic Tribute To Brian Wilson)2001YoutubeInstrumental arrangement, recorded in 1970.
Vitamin String QuartetThe String Quartet Tribute To The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds2005Youtube, SpotifyClassical instrumental
James WarrenJim's Special Edition Easy Listening Christmas Album1999
The Wedding PresentDo It Again: A Tribute To Pet Sounds2006
Will C.
(covered as "Thin Air")
Adieu Or Die2012Youtube, OtherRemix based around The First Edition's live Pet Sounds medley.
Brian WilsonI Just Wasn't Made For These Times1995Youtube, SpotifyLive versions would later appear on Live At The Roxy Theatre and Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds Live (the latter is the source of the Youtube link).

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