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Le Garcons De La Plaige (the Beach Boys En Francais), Le Garcons De La Plaige, Hondells / Beach Boys, Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys, Beach Boys/Fat Boys, Beach Boys / David Lee Roth


The Beach Boys and other such groups have not attracted families and have in fact created drug and alcohol problems and other serious dangers for visitors.
- James Watt

Band Name Origins:

  • If the Pendleton story is true, and I have no reason to believe that it isn't , I would like to point out that the "Pendleton" the Beach Boys would refer to would be an outer shirt (not a sweater) made by Pendleton Woolen Mills. Standard surfer dress at the time. Submitted by: Bill
  • Before being known as the Beach Boys, the were known as Carl and the Passions, Kenny and the Cadets, and The Pendletones (which was a type of striped shirt, not sweater, that they wore). When their first single, Surfin', was released the name 'Beach Boys' was thrown on the demo tape because it was topical and the rest is history. Submitted by: Dennis

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Brian Wilson""The Beach Boys went downhill once 'SMiLE' didn't get released in 1967 and Brian Wilson wasn't even really a Beach Boy after that. Now Brian Wilson is doing much better than his other band." - Paul Warren

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Mama Says""Eat a lot, sleep a lot, brush 'em like crazy. Run a lot, do a lot, never be lazy." That's all the lyrics to this a capella song. - Paul Warren
"TM Song"T.M. is short for "transcendental meditation", which the Beach Boys mention. Neither the acronym nor the "song" is heard anywhere. - beach
"Busy Doin' Nothin'"You can tell this is Brian Wilson's down years when he couldn't even use the title in his lyrics. - Paul Warren

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The Beach MenThis must be the oldest living boys on record.oldtimer

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Help Me, Ron DeSantis""Help Me, Rhonda"Lori Tirol
"Bop A Ram""Barbara Ann"Cat
"Colon Blow""Kokomo"oldtimer
"Blow Up Your School""Be True To Your School"Beach

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Rock 'N' Roll To The Rescue,"Music doesn't perform rescues.Yvette Bristle
"Little Saint Nick,"There's no Saint named Nick.Steve
"Catch A Wave,"A wave is neither a material object nor a disease.Wanda Ruppendown
"Surfin' Safari,"A safari's an overland excursion, no-go for surfinWanda Ruppendown
"Surfin' USA,"Surfin' happens in water. USA is mostly land.Wanda Ruppendown

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Where Are You Tonight?," Tom Johnston"In My Room," The Beach Boys
"Watching T.V.," Roger Waters"Old Movie (Cuddle Up)," The Beach Boys
"Where Did You Sleep Last Night?," Nirvana"In My Room," The Beach Boys
"Joyride," Roxette"Fun, Fun, Fun," The Beach Boys
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Help Me, Honda" originally "Help Me, Rhonda"
"Help Me, Rhoda" originally "Help Me, Rhonda"
"Surfer Gil" originally "Surfer Girl"
Wendy Torrance
"Little Saint Ick" originally "Little Saint Nick"
Santa Claus isn't feeling well?
"Hut Down" originally "Shut Down"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"In My Groom" originally "In My Room"
Alyssa Jayne
"Pin My Room" originally "In My Room"
Alyssa Jayne
"Shout Down" originally "Shut Down"
Candy Welty
"Pit's O.K." originally "It's O.K."
Candy Welty
"Kit's O.K." originally "It's O.K."
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Let Him Run Wily" originally "Let Him Run Wild"
Karen Smith
"Let Him Run Wind" originally "Let Him Run Wild"
Karen Smith
"Let Him Run Mild" originally "Let Him Run Wild"
Candy Welty
"Let Kim Run Wild" originally "Let Him Run Wild"
Candy Welty
"Let Hem Run Wild" originally "Let Him Run Wild"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


Sep 24
a parody of "Surfin' U.S.A." by The Beach Boys
Obama needs his own TV show cause he keeps showing up at primetime. Is a restraining order necessary?
YouTube: (mpg)
Feb 19
a parody of "Kokomo" by Beach Boys
A salute to everyone's favorite Mexican fast food restaurant, done Beach Boys style! (Mp3)
Aug 26
a parody of "California Girls" by The Beach Boys
David Letterman's #1 Arnold Schwarzenegger campaign promise: "Speak directly to the voters in clear, honest, broken English." - Robert Lund (MP3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Sloop John B""Old Joe B"G_RandomPerson
"Surfer Girl""1ers Hurl"grin reaper
"Merry Christmas Baby""Merry Headloss Baby"card
"Fun Fun Fun""Guns Guns Guns"DTNRA
"God Only Knows""Dogs Only Know"eel deal
"God Only knows""Lord, Heaven Knows"Glynn Leaney
"God Only Knows""God Only Knows"Glynn Leaney
"Barbara Ann""Bomb Ukraine"Immoral Liberal
"Merry Christmas Baby""Merry Headloss Baby"grin reaper

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
California GirlsPlastic SurgeryThatAwesomeGuy
Little HondaHonda MotorcyclesPaul Warren
I Get AroundHarley DavidsonNoah McKelvie
Fun, Fun, FunChuck E. Cheese'sJohn C
Surfer GirlRon Jon's Surf ShopEd
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Sloop John BCruise LineTin Ear
I Wanna Go Homecruise ship lines, travel agencies, hotels, etcSarah
I Just Wasn't Made For These TimesSimon Cowell's answering machinePickle
Good VibrationsEarthquake Warnings/ReliefDiddims
Catch A WaveTsunami Relief Hotlinedeirde
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Tell Her About It
   Billy Joel
   Beach Boys
Tell Her Friends About It
   Britney Spears
   The Beach Boys
Toxic Friends
Jacynthia Maries
Kites Are Fun
   The Free Design
Fun, Fun, Fun
   Beach Boys
Kites Are Fun, Fun, Fun
Swingin' Safari
   Billy Vaughn
Surfin' Safari
   The Beach Boys
Swingin' Surfin' Safari
Alicia Sturdivant
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Beachstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys combined with The Beach Boys
A mixture of The Beach Boys and Backstreet Boys. The Beach Boys are from California. Backstreet Boys are from Florida. They are beaches apart from each other, on opposite ends of the U.S.
Submitted By: Brandon Reina
The Beach House Boys
Beach House combined with The Beach Boys
Submitted By: Edward
Figures On The Beach Boys
Figures On A Beach combined with The Beach Boys
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Pebble Beach
Pebbles combined with The Beach Boys
An unincorporated city in Monterey County, California, that is home to a famous golf course, where the PGA Tour and Champions Tour play annual events.
Submitted By: nally

There are additional Beach Boys Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Surfin' USA"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody kann surfen...
Original Lyrics:
Everybody's gone surfin'...
"Fun, Fun, Fun"
Misheard Lyrics:
And she'll have a pun, pun, pun
Original Lyrics:
And she'll have fun, fun, fun
"Little Deuce Coupe"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's my little moose goose
Original Lyrics:
She's my little deuce coupe
"The Man with All the Toys"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's the mare with all the toys
Original Lyrics:
He's the man with all the toys
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Surfin' USA"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody kann surfen...
Original Lyrics:
Everybody's gone surfin'...

Story about this misheard lyric by: George D.

Not knowing the word "gone" in my childhood- i am native german, i`ve heard "Everybody kann surfen" which means "Everybody can surf" in English. Come to think of it, it would also make sense in that context.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Fun Fun Fun"
Better Lyrics:
So tired of guns guns guns causing misery in every state
So sick of guns guns guns killing people, even in Maine
Original Lyrics:
And she'll have fun fun fun
'Til her daddy takes the T-bird away
(Fun fun fun 'til her daddy takes the T-bird away)
Submitted by: eel deal
Better Lyrics:
Alberta, Montana, Hey I've got a plan

We'll see Nebraska, Dakota, the lakes of Minnesota

Wisconsin, Ohio, Why don't you and I go?


In Upstate New York

There is a place called Buffalo

That's where you want to go

In the thick of it all

Sliding on the ice

It's a snow lover's paradise

We'll be falling in love

In the city where the wings have spice

Up in Buffalo
Original Lyrics:
Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya

Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama

Key Largo, Montego

Baby, why don't we go?


Off the Florida Keys

There's a place called Kokomo

That's where you wanna go

To get away from it all

Bodies in the sand

Tropical drink melting in your hand

We'll be falling in love

To the rhythm of a steel drum band

Down in Kokomo
Submitted by: David Shobe
"Surfing U.S.A."
Better Lyrics:
Everybody's protesting

Fascist U.S.A.
Original Lyrics:
Everybody's gone surfing
Surfing U.S.A.
Submitted by: Portland Moms - Unite, Resist and Fight!
There are additional parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"The Warmth Of The Sun"
The Funny Lyrics:
I'll dream of her arms
And though they're not real
Why They're Funny:
Suggests a woman with prosthetic arms. Creepy!
Submitted by: Steve
"Wouldn't It Be Nice?"
The Funny Lyrics:
I wish that every kiss was never-ending
Why They're Funny:
Uh, yeah. But how could one kiss begin in the first place if the last one hasn't ended yet?
Submitted by: Mike Hack
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Good Vibrations"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Good, Good, Good, Good Vibrations, Yeh
Why They're Repetitive:
Early Take, available on Smiley Smile album, except for the verses, this is the only lyric in the whole song
Submitted by: Bobo
"Help Me Rhonda"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Help me Rhonda, Help help me Rhonda
Why They're Repetitive:
This unfortunately is the chorus/refrain and is repeated 6 or 7 times _ What? They thought I wouldn't get the words the second time?
Submitted by: Bill

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Surfin' Safari"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I tell you surfing's mighty wild.
It's getting bigger every day,
From Hawaii to the shores of Peru.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Between Hawaii and Peru, there's mostly open ocean. That's not where folks typically surf. I'm pretty sure that neither when the song came out, nor at any other time, all that open ocean was a place where surfing could be said to be "getting bigger every day", nor was it an any sense "mighty wild." That being said, did the group ever need to change its name from "The Beach Boys" to "The Open Ocean Boys"?
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"Little Saint Nick"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
With a half a dozen deer with Rudy to lead.
Why They're Nonsensical:
I thought Santa had 9 reindeer?? 'Half a dozen' is only 6. Maybe they failed math? (By the way, Rudy is short for Rudolph, so don't question that part.)
Submitted by: Quyjibo
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Getcha Back"
The Insincere Lyrics:
He may have money and a brand new car May even treat you like a movie star Ain't no matter what he ever do for you He can never love you like I do
Why They're Insincere:
At the time this song was made (1984) it's singer & lyricist Mike Love was a 43 year old, long time millionaire. What's saddest about it is not it's insincerity, but Love's inability (with a few exceptions) to write from any perspective more recent than the Kennedy administration.
Submitted by: Jeffrey

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Don't Worry, Baby"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
take along my love with you
...nothing could go wrong with you
Why They're Misrhymed:
It would have been so easy to move the word 'along' so it would become 'take my love along with you,' which would then rhyme with 'nothing could go wrong with you.' Just a mistake during the recording session?
Submitted by: PhiskPhan
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
And when the dj tells me that the surfin' is fine

That's when I know my baby will have a good time
Why They're Misrhymed:
The word 'fine' doesn't exactly rhyme with the word 'time'.
Submitted by: C.C.
There are additional misrhymed lyrics available.

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Auld Lang Syne"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
And if you happen to be listening to this album right now
Why They're Inappropriate:
At the end of the Beachboys Christmas album, there is a message spoken by Dennis Wilson while Auld Lang Syne is being sung. It includes the above phrase which is very redundant. If you are hearing these words, obviously you're listening to the album. He should have left this out, especially since he goofed up on the word "happen."
Submitted by: JD
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Remember, 'only you can prevent forest fires'
Why They're Inappropriate:
This is Smokey Bear's signature slogan. What does it have to do with drive-in movies??
Submitted by: Suzanne
There are additional inappropriate lyrics available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"All Summer Long"
The Dated Lyrics:
T-shirts, cut-offs, and a pair of thongs
Why They're Dated:
Back then, "thongs" referred to thong sandals, or "flip-flops". Some people may still use the term in that sense, but for the most part people are likely to think really skimpy underpants (if you can even call it that) or a really skimpy bikini bottom.
Submitted by: christie
"When I Grow Up To Be A Man"
The Dated Lyrics:
Will my kids be proud or think their old man is really a square?
Why They're Dated:
They might... if you keep talking like that.
Submitted by: Donteatacowman
There are additional dated lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Disney Girls"
The Lyrics:
Oh reality, it's not for me
And it makes me laugh
Oh, fantasy world and Disney girls
I'm coming back
Who They Mention:
Walt Disney
Submitted by: beach

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

The Lyrics:
shes real fine my 409
Product Brand Name:
409 was a chevrolet v8 engine
Submitted by: dean merritt
"All Summer Long"
The Lyrics:
Sittin' in my car outside your house
Remember when you spilled Coke all over your blouse?
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: christie
There are additional product lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Barbara Ann"
The Song Lyrics:
Tried Peggy Sue
Song They Mention:
"Peggy Sue" by Buddy Holly
Submitted by: Alan the Ottoman
The Song Lyrics:
Afternoon delight
Song They Mention:
"Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band.
Submitted by: nally

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"All I Wanna Do"
Opening Lines:
All I wanna do is always bring good to you.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Bluebirds Over The Mountain"
Opening Lines:
Bluebirds over the mountain, seagulls over the sea
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"It's Get Tin Late" originally "It's Gettin' Late"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Surf In" originally "Surfin"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Surf In Safari" originally "Surfin' Safari"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Cat Chaw Ave." originally "Catch A Wave"
'Chaw' as in an alternative spelling of 'chew'.
Submitted by: Son Of A Beach
"Surf In U.S.A." originally "Surfin' U.S.A."
What to do on very rainy, storm days?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

The Lyrics:
Well, since she put me down, I've been out doin' in my head
Doin' WHAT exactly?
Submitted by: Harrp
" I Get Around "
The Lyrics:
My buddies and me are gettin' real well known
Should be -- "My buddies and I are getting really well known--" They're really well known for the way they butcher the English language.
Submitted by: Jim S.

Band Name Anagrams:

Teaches Hobby Submitted by: PJ
The Case Hobby Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
The Cabby Shoe Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
The Aces' Hobby Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
The Baby's Echo Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Help Men, Rhoda" originally "Help Me, Rhonda"
Submitted by: Frank
"I Call For Raising" originally "California Girls"
Submitted by: Jeffrey
"Stun Dopes" originally "Pet Sounds"
Yes, the Beach Boys' 1966 album had a title track.
Submitted by: Evan
"Why No Idle?" originally "Wild Honey"
Submitted by: Jennifer
"Irony, Mom." originally "In My Room"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Sloop John B."
The Lyrics:
We come on the sloop John B My grandfather and me Around Nassau town we did roam Drinking all night Got into a fight Well I feel so broke up I want to go home
Nassau, in the Bahamas is mentioned in the first verse
Submitted by: Rick
The Lyrics:
There's a place called Kokomo. That's where we want to go.
Kokomo, as referenced here, is not calling out Kokomo, Indiana, but Kokomo Island, now known as Sandals Cay, in the Caribbean (Jamaica). The new name of the island derives from it's private owner, Sandals Royal-Caribbean All Inclusive Resort.
Submitted by: Tom Land
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Songs That Are Banned:

"God Only Knows"
Banned from radio at the time of release for containing the word "god." Stupid, isn't it?
Submitted by: dxman
"Wouldn't It Be Nice"
I've heard that lines like "You know its gonna make it that much better / When we can say goodnight and stay together" caused many radio stations to decline to play the song when it was new. The thought was that the lyrics were suggestive of a couple sharing a bed, with sex implied. Defenders have often pointed out how it is elsewhere indicated in the lyrics that the singer is thinking about a time when the couple are married, and that would mean that the sex envisioned is entirely within the bounds of wedlock and in no way "illicit".
Submitted by: Jane Farnsworth

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"Barbara Ann"
The Lyrics:
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
They pronounce Barbara as "bobber"
Submitted by: Isac
"Surfin' USA"
The Lyrics:
Then everybody'd be surfin'
Like Californ-I-A
The boys intentionally pronounced the Golden State's name "Californ-EYE-AY" so that it rhymes with the half-verse before it: "If everybody had an ocean across the U.S.A.".
Submitted by: Chowder
There are additional Lyrics Pronunciation available.

Super Short Pop Songs:

"I'm in Great Shape" Length: 0:28
Submitted by: Evan
"Never Learn Not to Love" Length: 2:33
Submitted by: Evan
"You Still Believe in Me" Length: 2:31
Submitted by: Evan
"TM Song" Length: 1:39
The first part is a heated discussion among the Boys, followed by a brief musical explanation of the term "transcendental meditation"
Submitted by: Frosty The Cat
"You're Welcome" Length: 1:17
This was the flip side of the 1967 45 Heroes And Villains. Its short length and the fact that it wasn't put on an LP make it one of the most obscure Beach Boys songs.
Submitted by: Jeffrey

There are additional Super Short Pop Songs available.

Song Title Acrostics:

GO: "Goin' On"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Nod Only Goes" originally "God Only Knows"
Submitted by: Faith Spencer
"Set Pounds" originally "Pet Sounds"
Submitted by: Sonya Raynos
"Set Pounds" originally "Pet Sounds"
Submitted by: Sonya Raynos
"Kittle Loose Dupe" originally "Little Deuce Coop"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Be Screw To Your Tool" originally "Be True To Your School"
Submitted by: Adrienne Ramseur

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Here Today"
The Lyrics:
Keep in mind, love is here today and it's gone.
Tomorrow it's here and gone so fast.
One of the many reasons 'Pet Sounds' wasn't that successful in 1966 was because there were so many depressing songs or upbeat yet depressing songs. This song has a great bass solo, a heavy horn section, but this song is about a woman who left this man and he tells his friend to be careful.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Song Lawsuits:

"Surfin' U.S.A."
The Beach Boys' hit song "Surfin' U.S.A." is set to the melody of Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen," but Chuck Berry had never given the Beach Boys permission to use his song. Years after the song's initial release, Chuck Berry successfully sued the Beach Boys, causing all subsequent releases of "Surfin' U.S.A." on compilation albums to credit Berry alongside Brian Wilson, who wrote the new lyrics.
Submitted by: Raphael

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"California Girls"
The Lyrics:
Well, east coast girls are hip.
I really dig those styles they wear.
Well, east ghost curls are hip.
I really rig those dials they stare.
Submitted by: Sir Ron Norris
There are additional Lyrics Spoonerisms available.

Band Name Spoonerisms:

The Beach Toys originally "The Beach Boys"
I actually did this once... xD
Submitted by: Ashley
The Botch Bees originally "The Beach Boys"
Submitted by: oldsongs

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

While Brian Wilson was attempting to make the album "Smile" (Which came out 34 years after being dormant), he wrote a song for an album which only contained carrots, celery, a juice jug, and bass playing by Paul McCartney.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Relation to an NBA All-Star"
Mike Love's nephew is NBA player Kevin Love.
Submitted by: JeReMy
In most Beach Boys songs, they use four-part harmonies. Though this was used in Doo-Wop, The Beach Boys perfected it in Surf Music during the 60's.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Surfing U.S.A.
Submitted by: I Dig Them California Girls!
California tourism
they're from California
Submitted by: I Dig Them California Girls!
Submitted by: Rychendroll
Beach Blankets
Submitted by: Travis

There are additional Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name available.

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