The Beach Boys Cover Database

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


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When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)

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

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

The database contains 9 covers of "When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)".


Artist Album Year Listen Notes
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
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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