The Beach Boys Cover Database


When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
The Beach Boys Today! cover

"When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)"

(Brian Wilson / Mike Love)
The Beach Boys song
Album: The Beach Boys Today! (1964)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyCovers: 10

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
Backstreet BoysMusicares Presents A Tribute To Brian Wilson2007YoutubeLive pop cover.
Gidea Park
(covered as "Beach Boy Gold")
Gidea Park1981Youtube, SpotifyReleased as a single, which went to #11 in the UK charts.

Medley of "Graduation Day"/"Catch A Wave"/"Surfin' U.S.A"/"I Get Around"/"Little Old Lady From Pasadena"/"Fun, Fun, Fun"/"Sloop John B"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)"/"Good Vibrations.

A live version appears on their Live In Concert album, with different songs (only "Surfin' U.S.A" and "Fun, Fun, Fun" remaining from the studio version).
Sean Macreavy with The Landys and Gidea ParkDumb Angel1994
Ohara RevivalNet Sounds 32000
Michel Paje
(covered as "La Ronde Des Heures")
Michel Paje EP1965YoutubeFrench lyrics by Michel Paje.
The Pen Friend ClubSound Of The Pen Friend Club2014SpotifyStraightforward cover. The stereo version is in the listen link, but also available in mono (Spotify), a capella (Spotify) and instrumental (Spotify).
Red Squares
(covered as "When I Grow Up")
It's Happening1967Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
The RoamersWhen I Grow Up (To Be A Man) single
Bruce SpringsteenLive performance1985YoutubeLive cover, available on various bootlegs.
The SurfsidersThe Surfsiders Sing The Beach Boys Songbook1965YoutubeNotoriously bad cover.

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