The Beach Boys Cover Database

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


All songs:

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Busy Doin' Nothin'

"Busy Doin' Nothin'"

(Brian Wilson)
Album: Friends (1968)
Listen to the The Beach Boys version: Youtube, Spotify

Brian's only(?) attempt at bossa nova music.

The database contains 8 covers of "Busy Doin' Nothin'".


Artist Album Year Listen Notes
Bully PulpitBeyond Elysium And Into The 7th Layer1994Youtube, SpotifyIndie cover
CampingCaroline Now! The Songs Of Brian Wilson And The Beach Boys2000Youtube, SpotifyElectropop cover
Brian GariBrian Sings Wilson2002Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
Pascal MaupeuFriends2015OtherAcoustic guitar instrumental.
Lenny SuperaIn My Room: A Beach Boys Tribute For The Homeless Of California1995
The TapesBits And Pieces single1981
Trygve Thue
(covered as "Travelt Med Ingenting")
Jeg - En Beach Boy1994Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover, Norwegian lyrics by Gustav Lorentzen.
Gary UsherAdd Some Music To Your Day (A 1970 Symphonic Tribute To Brian Wilson)2001YoutubeInstrumental arrangement, recorded in 1970.

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