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Everybody's Gone Surfin': The Beach Boys Lyrics Quiz
by Staff
It wasn't all surfing, girls and cars for the Beach Boys. Well, maybe in the beginning it was, but they got into a lot more. How much do you know about Beach Boys lyrics?

This Hawaiian beach was the No. 1 surf spot in the world when the Beach Boys name-checked it on "Surfin' USA."

  • Waimea Bay
  • Banzai Pipeline
  • Sunset Beach

This Australian surf beach also made it into the song.

  • Bondi Beach
  • Narrabeen
  • Torquay

"Surfin' USA" is a grocery list of hot surf breaks in southern California, but NOT this one.

  • Del Mar
  • Doheny
  • Ventura County line
  • Topanga
  • San Onofre
  • Pacific Palisades

This is the preferred footwear of the surfers in "Surfin' USA."

  • huarache sandals
  • flip-flops
  • tennis shoes

This legendary artist demanded songwriting credit on "Surfin' USA" because he felt it ripped off one of his songs.

  • Carl Perkins
  • Elvis Presley
  • Chuck Berry

Which fellow '60s artist co-wrote the 1988 Beach Boys hit "Kokomo"?

  • James Taylor
  • John Phillips
  • Donovan

What kind of car is the "Little Deuce Coupe"?

  • Ford
  • Chevrolet
  • Dodge

How fast can it go, according to the song?

  • 100 miles per hour (161 kilometers per hour)
  • 120 miles per hour
  • 140 miles per hour

"Just a little deuce coupe with a flathead mill." What's that?

  • the engine
  • the carburetor
  • the hood ornament

What kind of engine is the "409"?

  • Ford
  • Chevrolet
  • Dodge

What kind of car does "she" drive in "Fun, Fun, Fun"?

  • Ford Thunderbird
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Ford Mustang

And where did she cruise through?

  • the drive-in
  • the hamburger stand
  • the malt shop

What color is Santa's sleigh in "Little Saint Nick"?

  • hot rod red
  • fire engine red
  • candy apple red

Name the Beach Boys song by the opening line: "A diamond necklace played the pawn."

  • "Surf's Up"
  • "Isn't It Time"
  • "Don't Fight the Sea"

Name the Beach Boys song by the opening line: "Where did your long hair go?"

  • "Darlin'"
  • "Caroline, No"
  • "Don't Worry, Baby"

Name the Beach Boys song by the opening line: "Well it's been building up inside of me for oh I don't know how long."

  • "Don't Worry Baby"
  • "Sail On Sailor"
  • "Lady Lynda"

Name the Beach Boys song by the opening line: "Well, since she put me down I've been out doin' in my head."

  • "Help Me, Rhonda"
  • "Wild Honey"
  • "I'm Waiting for the Day"

Name the Beach Boys song by the opening line: "I may not always love you, but long as there are stars above you."

  • "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
  • "God Only Knows"
  • "I Get Around"

Name the Beach Boys song by the opening line: "I love the colorful clothes she wears."

  • "Good Vibrations"
  • "I Get Around"
  • "Wouldn't It Be Nice"

According to "California Girls," the East Coast girls are …

  • pretty
  • hip
  • cool

Fill in the lyric: "And the Southern girls, with the way they ____, they knock me out when I'm down there."

  • punch
  • kiss
  • talk

Fill in the lyric: "and the Northern girls, with the way they ____, they keep their boyfriends warm at night."

  • kiss
  • hug
  • love

Which song's lyrics did the Beach Boys fear were too simplistic for radio play?

  • "Surfin' Safari"
  • "Barbara Ann"
  • "Help Me, Rhonda"

This was one of the first Beach Boys hits not about girls, surfing or cars. Paul McCartney called it the greatest song ever.

  • "God Only Knows"
  • "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
  • "This Whole World"

In this song, the title is sung 41 times.

  • "Help Me, Rhonda"
  • "Barbara Ann"
  • "Surfin' USA"

This tropical location is NOT referenced in "Kokomo."

  • Antigua
  • Key Largo
  • Bermuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Montego Bay

Which Beach Boy sued to have his name added to the songwriting credits?

  • Dennis Wilson
  • Carl Wilson
  • Mike Love

Which song is about Brian Wilson's agoraphobia?

  • "That's Why God Made the Radio"
  • "Never Learn Not to Love"
  • "In My Room"

Which Beach Boys song did Charles Manson co-write?

  • "She's Goin' Bald"
  • "Never Learn Not to Love"
  • "Sloop John B"

Which song features cheerleaders chanting "push 'em back! Way back!"?

  • "Be True to Your School"
  • "When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)"
  • "I'm Waiting for the Day"