Based of the 1964 track "Thinkin' 'Bout You Baby", written by Brian and Mike for Sharon Marie.
Brian offered "Darlin'" to Redwood, before the other Beach Boys decided they wanted to release it instead.
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.
|101 Strings Orchestra & The Alshire Singers||Play And Sing The Songs Of The Beach Boys||1976||Youtube, Spotify||Orchestral pop cover.|
|A Taste Of Honey||The Hits Of The Beach Boys||1969|
|Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass||Summertime||1971||Youtube, Spotify||Instrumental. Released as a single.|
(covered as "Kesämuru")
|Ami Arvola||1977||Finnish lyrics by Matti Nummivuo|
|The Beach Boys And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra||The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra||2018||Youtube, Spotify||The original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.|
(covered as "Darling")
|The Story Of The Beach Boys||1978|
|David Cassidy||The Higher They Climb - The Harder They Fall||1975||Youtube, Spotify||Produced by Bruce Johnston and Cassidy. Backing vocals by Flo & Eddie (of The Turtles and Mothers Of Invention), who add some dance moves to this live version on on Youtube.|
Went to number 38 in Germany, number 17 in Sweden and number 16 in the UK.
|Carter Cathcart||Do It Again! Fave Beach Boys Tunes||1999||Youtube, Spotify||Straightforward cover.|
|Darlin'||Shimmies In Super 8||1993||Youtube||Guitar drenched punk instrumental.|
|Paul Davis feat. Susan Collins||Singer Of Songs - Teller Of Tales||1977||Youtube, Spotify||Has that late 70s disco beat to it. Reached number 51 in the Billboard charts.|
(covered as "Darling")
|Lekaa Otsaan||1970||Youtube, Spotify||Live recording.|
|The Good Vibrations||I Get Around||1978||Youtube||Disco cover, featuring Luther Vandross on vocals.|
Released in Australia as Back Up And Boogie by Wild Honey.
(covered as "Darling")
|Hello Makker!||1976||Danish lyrics by Carl Reno|
|John Hunter Phillips||It's About Time||2006||Youtube, Spotify||Straightforward cover. Might be the same version as on Net Sounds II.|
|Al Jardine, Family & Friends||Live In Las Vegas||2001||Youtube||Live recording. Lead vocals by Carnie Wilson.|
(covered as "Potpourri")
|Non Stop Dancing '68||1968||Youtube||Instrumental medley of "Darlin'" / "Neon Rainbow" / "Zabadak".|
|Mike Love feat. AJR||Unleash The Love||2017||Youtube, Spotify||AJR on lead vocals. Bruce appears on the backing vocals, but according to the credits, Mike isn't actually on it.|
|New Jordal Swingers||Turn On To The Music||1978|
|Paper Dolls||Paper Dolls House||1968||Youtube, Spotify||Pop cover.|
|The Pen Friend Club||Sound Of The Pen Friend Club||2014||Spotify||Straightforward cover. The stereo version is in the listen link, but also available in mono (Spotify).|
|The Persuasions||One Thing On My Mind single||1975|
|The Records||Smiles, Vibes & Harmony: A Tribute To Brian Wilson||1990||Youtube||Adds an extended guitar intro and guitar solo, to "alt-rock up" the song a bit.|
|Red Squares||People Get Ready||1998||Youtube, Spotify||Straightforward cover.|
|The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra||Symphonic Sounds: Music Of The Beach Boys||1998||Orchestral backing with Matt Jardine on lead vocals, and Mike and Bruce on background vocals. Produced by Bruce.|
|Leo Sayer||Have You Ever Been In Love||1983||Youtube, Spotify||80s pop cover. Synthesisers, no real distinction between the chorus and verse and somehow an extra two minutes of song.|
|Squares||Here We Go Again||1975||Youtube, Spotify||Straightforward cover.|
|Surf City Sounds||Surf City Sounds||1981|
|The Surfbreakers||Beach Boys Salute||1981|
|The Surfers||Hits That Made The Beach Boys||1971||Also appears on 1974's Sounds Like The Beach Boys.|
|Triumvirat||A la Carte||1978||Youtube, Spotify||Rather disappointingly, this is just a straightforward cover. I expected better from a German prog rock group.|
|Unknown||32 Top Hits||1976|
|Unknown||Homage To The Beach Boys|
|Wiking Groth||Il Volto Della Vita single||1968|
|Brian Wilson||Live At The Roxy Theatre||2000||Live recording.|
|Brian Wilson feat. Nate Ruess||Brian Wilson And Friends||2016||Youtube||Live recording, on the DVD of the concert only. Nate takes the lead vocal.|
|Tatsurō Yamashita||Big Wave||1984|
|Yipes!||A Bit Irrational||1980||Youtube||New wave cover. The single went to 68 in the Billboard Hot 100.|