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Songs that Mention "The Beach Boys"

on Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:32 am
This is a list I had been compiling at our previous home of songs whose lyrics mention "the Beach Boys". The last title to be listed before we arrived here is "Beach Boys" by Weezer. Names marked with an asterisk are of songs that mention "Beach Boys" only (no "the"), as these are bound to be of interest to others less anal-retentive than yours truly. That said, I'm truly dumbfounded by the number of songs that namecheck the collective Boys.

The current total stands at:

97

"Round The Bend"----The Beta Band
"Long May You Run"----The Stills-Young Band
"Sycamore Bay"----The Vinyl Kings
"Punk Rock Girl"----The Dead Milkmen
"(Here They Come) From All Over The World"----Jan & Dean
"Surfside Motel"----The Doleful Lions
"Perfect Summer Day"----Andi
"Jamie"----Weezer
"Scrapbook"----Chicago
"455 Rocket"----Gillian Welch
"7-11"----The Ramones
"Losing My Edge"----LCD Soundsystem
"I Love L.A."----Randy Newman
"High Time"----Daniel Tashian
"I Hate The Beach Boys"----The Bobs
"I Kept The Beach Boys"----Tullycraft
"Beach Boys Britain"----Alan Boyd
"I Hate California"----Jonathan Coulton
"Summertime Thing"----Chuck Prophet
"Hot Rod U.S.A."----The Rip Chords
"Surfin's Back Again"----The Fantastic Baggys
"The Day I Wrote The Book"----Jackdaw4
"A Tribute To The Beach Boys (1976)"----The Sands of Time
"Goodbye Marlon Brando"----Elton John
"Perfect Lovesong"----The Divine Comedy*
"Love Will Destroy Us In The End"----Hefner
"I'm Just A Girl"----Deana Carter*
"Pop Tarte"----Baby Lemonade
"Three Brothers, A Garden And Love"----Veeder van Doorn
"Miss Delaney"----Jack's Mannequin
"Caroline's Radio"----Bubblegum Lemonade*
"Love Those Beach Boys"----The Sea Shells*
"The Scavenger"----Gary Paxton
"The Story Of The Rockers"----Gene Vincent
"So Many Electric Guitars"----The Young Fresh Fellows
"Thou Shalt Always Kill"----Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip
"Pacific Ocean Blue"----The Electric Prunes*
"The Record's Over"----The Russians
"Real Summer"----Future Bible Heroes
"Surfin' Santa"----Lord Douglas Byron and the Continentals*
"The Moronic Inferno"----The Dictators*
"Rockollection"----Laurent Voulzy
"Gonna Take A Lot To Stay"----The Churchills*
"Celebrity Roast"----Goretex
"Hot California Nights"----P.J. Proby
"Huntingtons At The Beach----The Huntingtons*
"Trash"----The Pale Pacific*
"Mom In Love, Daddy In Space"----Kashmir*
"M.I.L.F."----Judith Holofernes*
"Victoria"----Nazareth
"All The Fun"----Mathilde Santing
"Frat House"----Slaughterhouse*
"Ethylene"----John Hiatt*
"Big Wet Rag"----Rockapella*
"Road To Nowhere"----Turin Brakes
"Big Red Boat"----Grey Eye Glances
"Chain Me Free"----The Matches
"California Girls" [parody]----The Barron Knights
"Eroika"----Kool A.D.
"Yuppie Rap"----Kid Addotta
"I Told Santa Claus I Want You"----The Surf Boys
"Vader Bach Och Beach Boys"----Gals and Pals [reworking of "God Only Knows"]*
"Who Will Be There"----In the Face of War*
"Nothin' Like A Southern Girl"----Griffin Layne*
"Cȏte D'Azur"----The Richies
"King Of The Beach"----Sack
"No More Beach Boys"----Cult Maniax*
"Guitar Born In America"----Michel Montecrossa
"She's So California"----Adam Gregory
"Shotgun"----M.A.D.*
"Painted On Horse"----Sam Draper
"Ode To The Beach Boys"----Andrew and the North American Grizzly
"Endless Summer"----G-Eazy ft. Erika Flowers
"Church Street In Ruins"----Bangers
"Writing You A Song"----Jonny Diaz
"Lips Of Love"----Princess Superstar
"She Talks About The Beach Boys"----Trolley
"Hot Summer Nights/Let's Go Surfin'"----Panther Pride Chorus
"Maybe In The Midwest"----Army of Freshmen
"Heartbeat"----David Elon Preston
"Ocean Girl"----Dawn of the Dude
"Never Gone Surfing"----The Detractions
"Car Party"----The Sunrays
"Santa's Gone Surfing"----Gene Mitchell
"I Want To Rock You"----American Lesley Jane
"Where Did The Music Go?"----Brian Gari
"The California Dream"----Brian Gari
"Drag Strip USA"----The Flagmen
"Beach Boys Gold"----Gidea Park
"Hello, Hello, Hello"----Guillaume Cantillon
"California Sunrise"----Jon Pardi*
"Cannonball"----Grouplove
"Beach Boys"----Weezer
"Get Away"----Vertigo
"Whatever Happened To The Beach Boys"----The Beached Boy
"California Gurls"----Alex Goot
"Calipopicana"----Kylie Hughes


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Re: Songs that Mention "The Beach Boys"

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:39 pm
And here we go with the first new entry. Vertigo hail from Brisbane.  
Their mention of TBB is at 1:13 ("Get around like the Beach Boys):




http://somethingyousaid.com/2016/12/21/video-premiere-vertigo-get-away/

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Re: Songs that Mention "The Beach Boys"

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:51 pm
^^^

Interesting.

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Re: Songs that Mention "The Beach Boys"

on Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:09 am
Here comes another: "Whatever Happened To The Beach Boys?" by (ahem!) The Beached Boy. You can hear it here.

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Re: Songs that Mention "The Beach Boys"

on Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:29 pm
This is an excellent version of that song by Alex Goot. I missed this somehow. Perhaps it's
because the lyric about The Beach Boys (here at 1:39) is not included in Katy P's original.




Katy Perry's version:
"Sex on the beach
We don't mind sand in our stilettos
We freak
In my jeep
Snoop doggy-dog on the stereo oh oh"

Alex Goot's cover:
"Sex on the beach
We got sand in our stilettoes
We freak
In my jeep
We got the beach boys on the stereo"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Goot

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Re: Songs that Mention "The Beach Boys"

on Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Mr. K wrote:This is an excellent version of that song by Alex Goot. I missed this somehow. Perhaps it's
because the lyric about The Beach Boys (here at 1:39) is not included in Katy P's original.




Katy Perry's version:
"Sex on the beach
We don't mind sand in our stilettos
We freak
In my jeep
Snoop doggy-dog on the stereo oh oh"

Alex Goot's cover:
"Sex on the beach
We got sand in our stilettoes
We freak
In my jeep
We got the beach boys on the stereo"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Goot

A good version.

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Re: Songs that Mention "The Beach Boys"

on Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Very occasionally I come across a mention of "the beach boys" in lyrics which is clearly not about the band. This one in "Calipopicana" by
Kylie Hughes almost fell into that category, except that it makes no sense that the girls on the beach would waste time listening to the boys on the beach play, hahaha. Other hints, apart from some gorgeous sun-drenched harmonies, include the riff of "You're So Good To Me" at the start and the sung line "Don't worry baby, god only knows" at the end. And to cap it all, who should appear in the closing seconds of the video?!        

"It started in the sand made in the shade
Where the beach bunnies listen to the beach boys play
Yeah it traveled out west that whole new tune
A kinda rock Americana that the cowboys croon"



"Calipopicana" comes from Kylie Hughes's six-song EP of that name released in October 2014 by Shrimp Toast Entertainment

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