Annotation

Brian Wilson allegedly admitted he copied the music from Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen" in this song. As the result of legal action, Chuck Berry and Arc Music now hold all copyrights to the song (as such Brian Wilson's name does not appear in BMI's database on the song).

Annotation last modified on 2014-06-22 22:14 UTC.

Relationships

composer: Chuck Berry
lyricist: Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder)
publisher: Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher)
Isalee Music Publishing Company
Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd.
SecondHandSongs: http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/1432 [info]
Songfacts: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1244 [info]
Wikidata: Q1089109 [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/The_Beach_Boys:Surfin'_USA [info]
is based on: Sweet Little Sixteen
later parody versions: Search And You'll Get Saved
later translated versions: サーフィンU.S.A.
サーフィン・U.S.A.

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1966 Medley: Surfin' Safari / Fun, Fun, Fun / Shut Down / Little Deuce Coupe / Surfin' U.S.A. (live, 1966) live and medley The Beach Boys 3:31
1974-06-14 Surfin' U.S.A. live The Beach Boys feat. Elton John & Paul Simon 2:50
1985-07-13 Surfin' USA (live, 1985-07-13: Live Aid 1985) live The Beach Boys ?:??
1998-11-06 Surfin' USA (live, 1998-11-06: Rome, Italy) cover and live Blind Guardian 2:39
1999-07-26 Surfin' USA cover and live Melt‐Banana ?:??
Beach Boys Medley cover, instrumental and medley Florida State University Marching Chiefs 2:10
Ich geh' heut' surfen (live) cover and live Mike Krüger 1:46
Medley medley The Beach Boys 4:13
Surfin USA cover Pennywise 1:53
Surfin' U.S.A. (from 'Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour' live album) live The Beach Boys 3:00
Surfin' U.S.A. The Beach Boys 2:20
Surfin' U.S.A. cover M.O.D. 2:33
SURFIN' U.S.A. cover FLOW 3:26
Surfin' USA The Beach Boys 2:25
Surfin' USA cover William Hung 2:19
Surfin' USA The Beach Boys 2:21
Surfin' USA cover Pennywise 4:46
Surfin' USA cover and live Melt‐Banana 2:34
Surfin' USA cover Papa Doo Run Run 2:30
Surfin' USA cover Pennywise 1:53
Surfin' USA cover French Frith Kaiser Thompson 2:19
Surfin' USA cover Aaron Carter 2:46
Surfin' USA cover Pennywise 1:44
Surfin' USA cover Rämouns 2:09
Surfin' USA cover Blind Guardian 2:27
Surfin' USA The Beach Boys 2:22
Surfin' USA cover and instrumental Gary Hoey 2:48
Surfin’ U.S.A. cover Fred Mollin and the Blue Sea Band 2:21
Surfin’ U.S.A. The Beach Boys 2:29
Surfin’ U.S.A. The Beach Boys 2:29
Surfin’ U.S.A. Chuck Berry 1:30
Surfin’ U.S.A. cover and instrumental Pickin' On Project 2:16
Surfin’ USA The Beach Boys 2:27
Surfin’ USA (from 'Live at Knebworth' live album) live The Beach Boys 2:55
Surfin’ USA cover The Jesus and Mary Chain 2:58
Surfin’ USA (part of “Grandmaster Party” dj-mix) The Beach Boys 0:44
Surfin’ USA cover Leif Garrett 2:23
Surfin’ USA (April outtake) cover The Jesus and Mary Chain 2:58
Surfin’ USA (Summer mix) cover The Jesus and Mary Chain 3:30