The Beach Boys Cover Database

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


All songs:

Other songs from:
Surf's Up

"Surf's Up"

(Brian Wilson / Van Dyke Parks)
Album: Surf's Up (1971)
Listen to the The Beach Boys version: Youtube, Spotify

A Smile track, it appeared with overdubs on Surf's Up

The database contains 11 covers of "Surf's Up".


Artist Album Year Listen Notes
Rick AltizerMaking God Smile (An Artists' Tribute To The Songs Of Beach Boy Brian Wilson)2002
Jeff BeckMusicares Presents A Tribute To Brian Wilson2007YoutubeLive cover. Beck played a guitar lead, backed by Brian's band.
Clark Burroughs GroupWouldn't It Be Nice (A Jazz Portrait Of Brian Wilson)1997
Vince Gill, David Crosby and Jimmy WebbAn All Star-Tribute To Brian Wilson2001YoutubeLive recording, performed with Brian's backing band.
David Kikoski TrioSurf's Up2001Youtube, SpotifyNear-fourteen minute jazz instrumental
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".
Barry PhillipsSummer Of Cello2011Youtube, SpotifyCello ensemble instrumental
Rockabye Baby!Lullaby Renditions Of The Beach Boys2006Youtube, SpotifyInstrumental lullaby.
David Thomas And Two Pale BoysSurf's Up!2001Youtube, SpotifyEight-and-a-half minute avantgarde cover
Will C.
(covered as "Neon Bygones")
Adieu Or Die2012Youtube, OtherRemix based around "Surf's Up", with interview snippets.
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson Presents Smile2004Youtube, Spotify

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