The Beach Boys Cover Database


The Surfer Moon
Surfer Girl cover

"The Surfer Moon"

(Brian Wilson)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Surfer Girl (1963)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyFirst version released: Bob & Sheri (1961)Covers: 4

First written for Brian's roommate Bob Norberg and his girlfriend. Also rewritten as "Summer Moon". See below for these.


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
The Beach Boys
(covered as "Medley Part Two: Ballads")
The Beach Boys Medley single1981YoutubeA (badly edited) medley consisting of "Surfer Girl"/"Girls On The Beach"/"Ballad Of Ole' Betsy"/"We'll Run Away"/"Caroline, No"/"The Surfer Moon"/"In My Room". Released as a single with Part One (Uptempo), and also a significantly shorter single version was released.
Bob & SheriThe Surfer Moon single1961Youtube, SpotifyThe first recording of the song. Produced by Brian.
Vicki Korcher and Bob Norberg
(covered as "Summer Moon")
The Big Beat 19632013YoutubeRecorded in 1963. New lyrics by Brian, and I assume produced by him too. This uses the same backing track as The Beach Boys version.
Ohara RevivalNet Sounds 4

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