The Beach Boys Cover Database


Busy Doin' Nothin'
Friends cover

"Busy Doin' Nothin'"

(Brian Wilson)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Friends (1968)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyCovers: 9

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


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.
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Artist Album Year ListenNotes
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.
Francis GreeneNet Sounds1998
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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