"Surfin' USA"

Uptempo song by the Beach Boys, released in 1963. Head Beach Boy Brian Wilson wrote the lyrics, name-checking more than a dozen popular surf breaks, and set the words to Chuck Berry's 1958 single "Sweet Little Sixteen"—Berry and Wilson share songwriting credits. Mike Love sang lead vocal. Hedging their bets, the Beach Boys released "Surfin' USA" as a single with "Shut Down," a hot rod song, on the...

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