The Beach Boys Cover Database

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

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(Brian Wilson / Carl Wilson / Dennis Wilson / Al Jardine)
Album: Friends (1968)
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The database contains 9 covers of "Friends".

Artist Album Year Listen Notes
The ChicksC'Mon Chicks1968Pop cover
Eliane Elias
(covered as "Our Sweet Love/Friends")
Wouldn't It Be Nice (A Jazz Portrait Of Brian Wilson)1997Medley of "Our Sweet Love" and "Friends".
Los Leos Y Johnny Dynamo
(covered as "Amigos")
Los Leos Y Johnny Dynamo EP1968Spanish language cover.
Pascal MaupeuFriends2015Youtube, OtherAcoustic guitar instrumental.
Brad Mehldau TrioSeymour Reads The Constitution!2018Youtube, SpotifyEight-minute long jazz instrumental.
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.
Trio RococoFriends1996Instrumental.
Gary UsherAdd Some Music To Your Day (A 1970 Symphonic Tribute To Brian Wilson)2001YoutubeInstrumental arrangement, recorded in 1970.
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds Live2002Bonus track on the Japanese release.

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