The Beach Boys Cover Database

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


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Good Vibrations

"Good Vibrations"

(Brian Wilson / Mike Love)
Album: Smiley Smile (1967)
Listen to the The Beach Boys version: Youtube, Spotify

The database contains 153 covers of "Good Vibrations".


Artist Album Year Listen Notes
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.
33ToursStereoscope2015Youtube, SpotifyIndie cover
The A.Y.U. QuartetAtomic Young Ultrasonics1996Youtube, SpotifyA cappella cover.
Russ Abbot
(covered as "Beach Boys' Medley")
I Love A Party1985SpotifyMedley of "I Get Around / "Good Vibrations" / "Barbara Ann".
AtlantaGood Vibrations single1987
Aut'Chose
(covered as "Sexe-Fiction")
Une Nuit Comme Une Autre1975YoutubePost-punk cover with French lyrics by Lucien Francoeur.
Adrian BakerSummer Of Gold2013Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
The Beach Boys Inc.Vintage Series2002
The Beach Boys
(covered as "Medley Part One: Uptempo")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981A (badly edited) medley consisting of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Little Deuce Coupe"/"Little Honda"/"Hawaii"/"409"/"Noble Surfer"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". Released as a single with Part Two (Ballads), and also a significantly shorter single version was released. This version was the B-side to the British "Wouldn't It Be Nice" re-release in 1990.
The Beach Boys
(covered as "The Beach Boys Medley")
The Beach Boys Medley singleYoutubeA (badly edited) medley of "Good Vibrations"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"I Get Around"/"Shut Down"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Barbara Ann"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun". This is in fact an edit of the much longer "Up Tempo" medley, but with half the songs. The shorter edit is in the listen links, while a slightly longer French version can be listened to here here, if for some reason you want an extra minute.
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.
The Gordon Beck QuartetExperiments With Pops1968Instrumental
The Belair-BanditsThe Bel-Air Bandits With Dean Torrence EP1982YoutubeLive recording. Features Dean Torrence on backing vocals.
Bhonus
(covered as "Beach Boys-medley")
Karibien2000Youtube, SpotifyMedley of "Barbara Ann" / "Good Vibrations" / "Surfin' U.S.A." / "I Get Around" / "Help Me, Rhonda".
The Black AngelsA Tribute To Pet Sounds2016YoutubePsychedelic rock cover.
Alex Bollard & The London Starlight OrchestraGood Vibrations (20 Golden Guitar Oldies) 1988Youtube, SpotifyGuitar-led orchestral instrumental
Michael R. BristowOcean In A Box1999Solo acoustic guitar instrumental.
Adam BrockPortland Smiles: A Tribute To The Beach Boys2013Youtube, SpotifyIndie cover.
The Brooklyn BridgeJohnny Maestro Sings His Biggest Hits With The Crests And The Brooklyn Bridge1981YoutubePop cover
California
(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".
Glen Campbell with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(covered as "Medley: Good Vibrations/Help Me, Rhonda/Surfer Girl/Surfin' U.S.A.")
Live At The Royal Festival Hall1977Youtube, SpotifyLive medley of "Good Vibrations" / "Help Me, Rhonda" / "Surfer Girl" / "Surfin' U.S.A."
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
The Chambers BrothersUnbonded1973YoutubeSoul-pop cover
The CowsillsThe Cowsills In Concert1969Youtube, SpotifyLive recording
Floyd CramerHere's What's Happening!YoutubeInstrumental (and backing vocals) with piano lead.

Appears on the No-Go Showboat - 20 Beach Boys Cover Songs compilation album.
The DaltonsThe Daltons1973
Daniel DanielliHoney For Bears1978
Nancy DeeGood Vibrations1987YoutubeSynth-pop cover
Roberto Delgado & His OrchestraVibraphon1973
Kate DimblebyGood Vibrations1995Youtube, SpotifyJazz vocal cover.
Phil Dirt And The DozersClassified1998
Disco On 33
(covered as "Disco On 33")
Disco On 33 single1981Disco medley of "Disco In 33" / "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" / "Let's Spend The Night Together" / "Get Off Of My Cloud" / "Sloop John B" / "Good Vibrations" / "Cotton Fields" / "Up Around The Bend" / "Down On The Corner" / "Who'll Stop The Rain" / "Oh Happy Day" / "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" / "In My Father's House" / "The House Of The Rising Sun" / "Disco On 33".
Steve DouglasReflections In A Golden Horn1969Instrumental.
Drew's FamousLuau Dance Party Favorites1996Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
The Duke's Men Of YaleD.O.O.X.2006
The Electric Piano PlaygroundPsychedelic Seeds1967Youtube, SpotifyPsychedelic rock instrumental.
Ernos
(covered as "Kaikki Hyvin")
Rutto Ja Romu1968Youtube, SpotifyReleased as a single in 1967. Finnish lyrics by Matti Vattulainen.
Chris FarmerCalifornia Dreamin'2008Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
The Vic Ferrari BandSymphony On The Rocks2010
The Flaming LipsGood Vibrations2015
FleshhouseShut Up Kitty - A Cyber-Based Covers Compilation1993YoutubeIndustrial cover.
FMTonight1987Youtube, SpotifyPop rock cover. Released as a single.
ForumInternational Dance party Vol. 21989
The Four BagsThe Four Bags2000Youtube, SpotifyInstrumental
Freeway PhilharmonicSonic Detour1995Youtube, SpotifyInstrumental.
The Freshmen
(covered as "Surfin' USA Medley")
Irish Showbands; The Greatest Hits Collection2011YoutubeLive, medley of "Surfin' U.S.A." / "Swanee River" / "God Only Knows" / "Good Vibrations / "Sloop John B".
Jonna Gault And Her Symphonopop SceneWatch Me1968Youtube, SpotifyPop cover
Gidea ParkLive In Concert2013SpotifyLive recording.
Gidea Park
(covered as "Beach Boy Gold")
Gidea Park1981Youtube, SpotifyReleased as a single, which went to #11 in the UK charts.

Medley of "Graduation Day"/"Catch A Wave"/"Surfin' U.S.A"/"I Get Around"/"Little Old Lady From Pasadena"/"Fun, Fun, Fun"/"Sloop John B"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)"/"Good Vibrations.

A live version appears on their Live In Concert album, with different songs (only "Surfin' U.S.A" and "Fun, Fun, Fun" remaining from the studio version).
The Good VibrationsI Get Around1978Disco cover, featuring Luther Vandross on vocals.

Released in Australia as Back Up And Boogie by Wild Honey.
GreengageGreengage1979
Gary GriffinSympathetic Vibrations2017
Gym Class HeroesThe Road Mix: Music From The Television Series One Tree Hill: Volume 32007YoutubeAlt hip-hop cover
Nina HagenStreet1991Youtube, SpotifyNew wave cover.
The Hampton String Quartet ‎What If Mozart Wrote "Born To Be Wild"1989Youtube, SpotifyClassical interpretation
The Hampton String QuartetWhat If Mozart Wrote "Born To Be Wild"1989Youtube, SpotifyClassical instrumental in the style of Mozart.
Heart, Jubilant Sykes and The Boys Choir Of HarlemAn All Star-Tribute To Brian Wilson2001YoutubeLive recording, performed with Brian's backing band.
Dan Hill
(covered as "Medley")
Music To Watch Girls By1967Medley of "Work Song" / "Happy" / "Good Vibrations".
The Hollyridge StringsPlay The Beach Boys Song Book - Vol. 2 1967Youtube, SpotifyOrchestral cover arranged by Mort Garson and Perry Botkin Jr.
Jan & DeanOne Summer Night / Live1982
Los Javaloyas
(covered as "Buenas Vibraciones")
Buenas Vibraciones EP1967YoutubeSpanish lyrics
Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers
(covered as "Here Comes The Summer / Good Vibrations / Summer Holiday")
Jive Bunny Triple Tracker: Here Comes The Summer / Good Vibrations / Summer Holiday single2010Youtube, SpotifyMedley of "Here Comes The Summer"/"Good Vibrations"/"Summer Holiday".
Jive Bunny And The MastermixersBeach Party1998YoutubePop cover.
Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers
(covered as "Barbara Ann / Here Comes The Summer / Good Vibrations")
Jive Bunny Triple Tracker: Barbara Ann / Here Comes The Summer / Good Vibrations single2010Youtube, SpotifyMedley of "Barbara Ann"/"Here Comes The Summer"/"Good Vibrations".
Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers
(covered as "Good Vibrations / Summer Holiday / Beach Baby")
Jive Bunny Triple Tracker: Good Vibrations / Summer Holiday / Beach Baby single2010Youtube, SpotifyMedley of "Good Vibrations"/"Summer Holiday"/"Beach Baby".
John B. & The Surfin' SafarisA Tribute To The Beach Boys2002Youtube, Spotify
Kaptajn Klyde med Svend Erik Kedeligs Kvartet
(covered as "Fede Vibrationer")
Paa Brædderne1978Danish lyrics by Jesper Klein
Phil KeaggyMaking God Smile (An Artists' Tribute To The Songs Of Beach Boy Brian Wilson)2002Youtube, SpotifyPop cover. Appeared on the 2012 album The Cover Of Love.
The Anita Kerr SingersMy Colouring Book1973Youtube, SpotifyEasy listening cover
The King's SingersGood Vibrations1993Youtube, SpotifyA cappella cover.
The KingReturn To Splendor2000
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 Peter Knight SingersVoices In The Night1967
Steve KujalaThe Arms Of Love1989YoutubeJazz-pop cover
The Lady KillersBlack Is Black2009YoutubeLive recording.
The Langley Schools Music ProjectInnocence & Despair2001Youtube, Spotify60-child choir singing. Originally recorded (and released) in 1977.
James Last
(covered as "Potpourri")
'67 Non Stop Dancing1967YoutubePop jazz instrumental medley of "I'm A Believer" / "Good Vibrations" / "Have A Drink On Me".
Linie 3
(covered as "The Beach Boys")
Hvor Er De 2 Andre!!?1994YoutubeLive medley of "Kokomo" / "Good vibrations" / "Surfin' U.S.A." / "Help Me, Rhonda" / "I Get Around" / "Still Cruisin'" / "Heroes And Villains" / "Barbara Ann".
Little Joe Shaver And Devil DogCountry Surfin'1976
Mike LoveSummertime Cruisin': The Unforgettable Favourites of Mike Love and Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys1996Re-recording with Adrian Baker. Bruce doesn't seem to be on the record.
Mike LoveUnleash The Love2017Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover. Bruce performs backing vocals.
The Gino Marinello OrchestraDigital Melodies - 16 Synthesizer Melodies1988Instrumental
MAXX Factor
(covered as "Beach Boys Medley")
The Sing-Off - Beach Boys Medley single2009Medley of "God Only Knows" / "Wouldn't It Be Nice" / "Good Vibrations".
Lincoln MayorgaLincoln Mayorga & Distinguished Colleagues1971Youtube, SpotifyJazz instrumental
MC Erik & BarbaraSecond1996YoutubeEurodance cover, with rapped verses
Charlie McCoyThe World Of Charlie McCoy1968
Mi-Ke太陽の下のサーフィン・Japan1992Japanese cover.
The Mighty EchoesA Cappella Cool2006SpotifyA cappella cover
MiniStars
(covered as "Feira Popular É O Que Está A Dar")
Ela É Tão Bonita1991
Fred Mollin And The Blue Sea BandDisney's Beach Party - Surf Sound2006Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover. Co-produced by Mark Linnett and features Darian Sahanaja and Jeff Foskett on backing vocals. Introduction by Goofy and Minnie Mouse.
Hugo MontenegroGood Vibrations1969Youtube, SpotifyEasy listening cover.

Appeared on the Here Today! The Songs Of Brian Wilson compilation album.
Moonlight Oasis
(covered as "Surfer Girl / Good Vibrations")
Down The Road1975Medley of "Surfer Girl" / "Good Vibrations"
Motel Westcoast
(covered as "The Beach Boys Medley")
Motel Westcoast2007Medley of "God Only Knows" / "Good Vibrations" / "California Girls".
The New HappinessMellow Yellow single1967
The New SurfsidersKokomo single2012YoutubeHilariously awful.
The New Surfsiders
(covered as "SMiLE Medley")
SMiLE Medley single2012YoutubeHilariously awful medley of "Heroes And Villains"/"Do You Like Worms"/"Cabin Essence"/"Child Is Father Of The Man"/"Surf's Up"/"Vega-Tables"/"Fire"/"Good Vibrations".
New Symphonic OrchestraNew Symphonic Orchestra Plays The Beach Boys1999Youtube, SpotifyMuzak cover.
Noriyuki Makihara (槇原敬之)Beach Boys: Best Of Tribute2004YoutubePop cover
P.K. And The Sound ExplosionThe Beach Boys Songbook1977
Papa Doo Run RunCalifornia Project1985YoutubeStraightforward cover. Features Mike Love on backing vocals.
Pickin' OnPickin' On The Beach Boys: A Bluegrass Tribute2004YoutubeBluegrass instrumental
Preuteleute
(covered as "Nieuwe Vibrator")
Ostensche Pretensche2005YoutubeWest Flemish comedy cover, about a guy buying his girlfriend a vibrator.
Psychic TVThe Magical Mystery D Tour EP1986Youtube, SpotifySeven-minute long experimental/post-punk cover.
RangzenLive2008Live recording.
Red SquaresLive + 31998Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward live version.
Les Reed OrchestraThe International Pop Proms1976
The Rock & Roll CircusAt Last1984
Kenny Rogers and The First EditionRollin'1973Youtube
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.
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.
Todd RundgrenFaithful1976Youtube, SpotifyDeliberate attempt to record an identical version. Released as a single, which went to number 34 in the US and number 28 in Canada.
Rick RuskinUnbonded1977
Rick Ruskin & Lewis RossSounds Familiar - Popular Instrumentals for the Acoustic Guitar1985
Sanatogen All Stars
(covered as "Disco On 33")
Sanatogen All Stars single1982Medley of "Disco On 33"/"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"/"Let's Spend The Night Together"/"Get Off My Cloud"/"Good Vibrations"/"Cottonfields"/"Stars On 33"/"Up Around The Bend"/"Down On The Corner"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water"/"Cecilia"/"Disco On 33".
Frank SchöbelFrank International1980Youtube, SpotifyPop cover
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".
Secret Chiefs 3Smiling Pets1998YoutubeIndie cover. Uses the original Tony Asher verse lyrics.

Later included on the album Path Of Most Resistance.
The ShadowsRockin' With Curly Leads1973Youtube, SpotifyInstrumental
Silver BlueSilver Blue1978YoutubeDisco cover. 7 minute long single mix in the listen link.
Tim Souster
(covered as "Surfit")
Swit Drimz1977YoutubeExperimental piece, containing elements of "Good Vibrations", "Heroes And Villians", "Whistle In" and "Let's Go Away For Awhile", ans well as Brian Wilson interviews.
The South African MoonlightsAll Along The Moontower2015YoutubeRock cover
Jarrod Spector
(covered as "When I Was Your Man / Faith / Good Vibrations")
A Little Help from My Friends - Live at 54 BELOW2014SpotifyLive medley of "When I Was Your Man" / "Faith" / "Good Vibrations".
Stanford MendicantsPretending To Care1987SpotifyA cappella performance.
The StrangersBest Of The Strangers1999
Sugarpie & The CandymenWaiting For The One2014Youtube, SpotifySwing cover.
Peter Sunday And His Birds Of Fire
(covered as "Medley")
Fly Me Up1973Medley of "Good Vibrations" / "Go, Tell It On The Mountains" / "Walking Through The Country".
The Surf City AllstarsLive In Concert2014Youtube, SpotifyLive version.
Surf City SoundsSurf City Sounds1981
The SurfbreakersBeach Boys Salute1981
The SurfersSounds Like The Beach Boys1974
Swingle II
(covered as "Beach Boys Medley")
No Time To Talk1979Medley of "God Only Knows", "Disney Girls" and "Good Vibrations".
Trio RococoFriends1996YoutubeClassical instrumental.
The TroggsThe Troggs1975YoutubeStripped down version. Changes the opening lyric to "I like the clothes she almost wears".
The Troupadours
(covered as "Beach Boys Medley")
The Troupadours1975Medley of "Good Vibrations" / "California Girls" / "Fun, Fun, Fun" / "Surfer Girl" / "Barbara Ann".
TUKUOLive In Concert 20132013YoutubeLive ukulele orchestra cover
UnknownHomage To The Beach Boys
Gary UsherAdd Some Music To Your Day (A 1970 Symphonic Tribute To Brian Wilson)2001YoutubeInstrumental medley of "Fall Breaks And Back To Winter", "Good Vibrations" and "Heroes And Villains", recorded in 1970.
Die ValendrasOldie Time Is Goldie Time1983
Vince Vance & The Valiants
(covered as "Medley")
Double Aluminum1977Medley of "California Girls" and "Good Vibrations".
Vocal SixSecond To None2006Youtube, SpotifyA cappella cover
Laurent Voulzy
(covered as "Rockollection 008")
Recollection2008Youtube, SpotifyFrench medley of "Da Doo Ron Ron"/"I Want To Hold Your Hand"/"Ticket To Ride"/"No Milk Today"/"What A Girl Like You"/"Oh, Pretty Woman"/"Paint It, Black"/"Ruby Tuesday"/"Jumpin' Jack Flash"/"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"/"Turn! Turn! Turn!"/"L'Amour Avec Toi"/"Massachusetts"/"How Deep Is Your Love"/"Night Fever"/"More Than A Woman"/"Eleanor Rigby"/"Good Vibrations"/"Substitute"/"Penny Lane"/"Sunny Afternoon"/"California Dreamin'".

French lyrics by Alain Souchon. Released as a single.
Will C.
(covered as "My Prayer")
Adieu Or Die2012Youtube, OtherRemix based around "Good Vibrations" and "Don't Go Near The Water", with interview snippets.
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson Presents Smile2004Youtube, SpotifyThis version uses Tony Asher's original draft lyrics for the verses, keeping Mike Love's lyrics for the rest of the song. This version reached number 30 in the UK singles chart.
Brian WilsonLive At The Roxy Theatre2000Live version - unlike the Brian Wilson Presents Smile version, this features the original lyrics.
Brian Wilson with Al JardineBrian Wilson And Friends2016Youtube, SpotifyLive recording. Brian takes the lead vocal.
Brian Wilson with Cliff Richard, Emma Bunton and Atomic KittenParty At The Palace2002YoutubeRecorded live at the Queen's Golden Jubilee concert.
Wilson PhillipsDedicated2012Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
Eric Winston & His OrchestraSupersonic Sounds1972
The Young-Holt UnlimitedThe Beat Goes On1967Youtube, SpotifyJazz instrumental
Die Zwei
(covered as "45 Boys On The Beach Part 1")
U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!1984Medley of "Barbara Ann" / "Heroes And Villains" / "Dance, Dance, Dance" / "Do You Wanna Dance" / "Good Vibrations" / "I Get Around" / "Sloop John B" / "Graduation Day" / "Salt Lake City".

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