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 .

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. (publisher; do NOT use as release label)
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 cover and live Melt‐Banana 2:34
Surfin' USA cover William Hung 2:19
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 The Beach Boys 2:21
Surfin' USA cover Rämouns 2:09
Surfin' USA The Beach Boys 2:22
Surfin' USA cover Blind Guardian 2:27
Surfin' USA cover and instrumental Gary Hoey 2:48
Surfin' USA cover Pennywise 4:46
Surfin' USA The Beach Boys 2:25
Surfin’ U.S.A. Chuck Berry 1:30
Surfin’ U.S.A. cover Fred Mollin and the Blue Sea Band 2:21
Surfin’ U.S.A. cover and instrumental Pickin' On Project 2:16
Surfin’ U.S.A. The Beach Boys 2:29
Surfin’ U.S.A. The Beach Boys 2:29
Surfin’ USA cover The Jesus and Mary Chain 2:58
Surfin’ USA The Beach Boys 2:27
Surfin’ USA (from 'Live at Knebworth' live album) live The Beach Boys 2:55
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