The Beach Boys Cover Database

Make It Big
Still Cruisin' cover

"Make It Big"

(Mike Love / Bill House / Terry Melcher)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Still Cruisin' (1989)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: YoutubeCovers: 1

Based on the hook of House's song "You Can Make It Big". Melcher adapted it and it featured on a Doris Day TV show (see the Doris Day and Terry Melcher version below). Mike then added new lyrics for the Still Cruisin' album.

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)
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MedleysCovers which are parts of medleys
"Bedroom" coversRecorded at home, for Youtube, etc.
Artist Album Year ListenNotes
Doris Day & Terry MelcherDoris Day's Best Friends TV show1985YoutubeEarly version of the track by co-writer Melcher and his mother Day. Lacks some of the lyrics Mike would later add. Unreleased outside of the TV show it appeared on.

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