The Beach Boys Cover Database

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


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Somewhere Near Japan

"Somewhere Near Japan"

(Bruce Johnston / Mike Love / Terry Melcher / John Phillips)
Album: Still Cruisin' (1989)
Listen to the The Beach Boys version: Youtube

Started out as (then unreleased) song by The Mama's and The Papa's John Philips called "Fairy Tale Girl", about his daughter Mackenzie's honeymoon (and her drug addiction). The Beach Boys reworked it.

The database contains 2 covers of "Somewhere Near Japan".


Artist Album Year Listen Notes
John Hunter PhillipsDiamonds On The Beach2000SpotifyStraightforward cover.
John Phillips
(covered as "Fairy Tale Girl")
Many Mamas, Many Papas2010YoutubeThe original demo version.

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