Little Deuce Coupe (song)

Little Deuce Coupe (song)


Surfer Girl track listing
12 tracks
Side one
  1. "Surfer Girl"
  2. "Catch a Wave"
  3. "The Surfer Moon"
  4. "South Bay Surfer"
  5. "The Rocking Surfer"
  6. "Little Deuce Coupe"
Side two
  1. "In My Room"
  2. "Hawaii"
  3. "Surfer's Rule"
  4. "Our Car Club"
  5. "Your Summer Dream"
  6. "Boogie Woodie"
Little Deuce Coupe track listing
12 tracks
Side one
  1. "Little Deuce Coupe"
  2. "Ballad of Ole' Betsy"
  3. "Be True to Your School"
  4. "Car Crazy Cutie"
  5. "Cherry, Cherry Coupe"
  6. "409"
Side two
  1. "Shut Down"
  2. "Spirit of America"
  3. "Our Car Club"
  4. "No-Go Showboat"
  5. "A Young Man Is Gone"
  6. "Custom Machine"
Beach Boys' Party! track listing
12 tracks
Side one
  1. "Hully Gully"
  2. "I Should Have Known Better"
  3. "Tell Me Why"
  4. "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow"
  5. "Mountain of Love"
  6. "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"
  7. "Devoted to You"
Side two
  1. "Alley Oop"
  2. "There's No Other (Like My Baby)"
  3. "Medley: "I Get Around" / "Little Deuce Coupe"
  4. "The Times They Are a-Changin'"
  5. "Barbara Ann"

"Little Deuce Coupe" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian. The song first appeared as the b-side to The Beach Boys' 1963 single "Surfer Girl". It was released on the Surfer Girl album and then again as the title track of the album Little Deuce Coupe.

"Surfer Girl" reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, while "Little Deuce Coupe" became The Beach Boys' highest charting b-side, making it to #15. It was the first of the Beach Boys' b-sides to receive a million spins on US radio. Internationally, it was reported by a French internet publication to be the 20th biggest hit of 1963 in that country.

According to author Jon Stebbins in his book The Lost Beach Boy, while the group was on tour in July 1963 Mike Love hit on the idea to use short instrumental segments of the song in the Beach Boys' live set as a way to introduce the bandmembers to the audience, starting with Dennis Wilson on drums, then adding David Marks (and later Al Jardine) on rhythm guitar, Carl Wilson on lead guitar, and finally Brian on the bass, before launching the song from the top.

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Little Deuce Coupe (song) - Alternative Versions
... Al Jardine included this songon his solo album Live in Las Vegas ... Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the songfor their TV series episode "Carsick." It was also recorded as part of a medley with "I Get Around" on Beach Boys. 1, the Beach Boys re-recorded this songwith country music artist James House ...