Info Edit

Surf pop band whose popularity helped bring the surf rock sound to the mainstream. The song Kokomo is about a fictional place, although a resort off the Florida keys (where the "Kokomo" in the song is said to be) was named for the song. The song Don't Worry Baby is about a car. The song Little Honda is about a motorcycle. The song "Surfin' U.S.A." uses the same riff as Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen". This caused controversy.

Genres Edit

Surf Rock

Pop Rock

Baroque Pop

Parody Edit

Weird Al Yankovic parodied the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean with his song Trigger Happy.

Film Edit

1980 animated film Animalympics features a character named "Dean WIlson", named for Brian Wilson and Dean of Jan and Dean.

Songs Edit

God Only Knows

Good Vibrations


Wouldn't it be Nice

Surfin' U.S.A.

I Get Around

Don't Worry Baby

Barbara Ann

Sloop John B

California Girls

Surfin' Safari

Fun, Fun, Fun

Help Me, Rhonda

In My Room

Little Saint Nick

Little Deuce Coupe

Be True to Your School

Surfer Girl

California Dreamin'