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The Beach Boys Sufer Girl

The Beach Boys Surfer Girl

Vocal Surf Rock

Surf, sand, girls, boys, and cars. That’s plenty right there.”Surfer Girl,” written by The Beach Boys’s own Brian Douglas Wilson, went to #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in 1963. The flip-side, “Little Deuce Coupe,” went to #15. “Surfer Girl” was also the title track on their third album titled, you guessed it, Surfer Girl. Brian Wilson was only 19 when he composed the song, and it was his first composition. The story behind  the song  is that it was inspired by his girlfriend at the time Judy Bowles as well as “When You Wish Upon a Star” as sung by Dion and The Belmonts . Brian Wilson arranged and produced it as well. Wilson said “I put myself to the test in my car one day. I was actually driving to a hot dog stand, and I actually created a melody in my head without being to hear it on a piano.”

Brian produced the recording session as well. On the track, the vocals are by Brian Wilson on lead with Mike Love, Carl Wilson, and Dennis Wilson on background vocals. The instrumentalists are David Marks and Carl (guitar), Brian (bass), and Dennis (drums).

Here are the lyrics to “Surfer Girl” by The Beach Boys:

“Little surfer, little one
Made my heart come all undone
Do you love me, do you surfer girl?
Surfer girl, my little surfer girl

I have watched you on the shore
Standing by the ocean’s roar
Do you love me, do you surfer girl?
Surfer girl, surfer girl

We could ride the surf together
While our love would grow
In my woody, I would take you
Everywhere I go

So I say from me to you
I will make your dreams come true
Do you love me, do you surfer girl?
Surfer girl my little surfer girl
Girl surfer girl my little surfer girl
Girl surfer girl my little surfer girl
Girl surfer girl my little surfer girl”

If you are interested in other songs by The Beach Boys: “Little Deuce Coupe,” “Little Saint Nick,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Sloop John B,” “Good Vibrations,” and “Barbara Ann.”

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop music, rock and roll hits, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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1 Comment

  1. Bob Phillips says:

    Top 20..What harmony, thank God for Brian!!! My UCLA Days!!

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