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"Surfin' U.S.A." is a song performed by the Beach Boys featuring lyrics by Brian Wilson set to the music of "Sweet Little Sixteen," written by Chuck Berry. "Surfin' U.S.A." was released as a single on March 4, 1963. It also appeared on the 1963 album Surfin' U.S.A. It debuted on network television via The Steve Allen Show broadcast two days before release with the band lip-synching it. It peaked at number two in the chart of the Music Vendor trade paper (within a year renamed Record World), number three in Billboard and Cash Box. The B-side of the single is "Shut Down". The song features Mike Love on lead vocals.

LyricsEdit

If everybody had an ocean Across the U.S.A. Then everybody'd be surfin' Like californ-I-A You'd see 'em wearin' their baggies Huarachi sandals, too A bushy bushy blonde hairdo Surfin' U.S.A.

You'd catch 'em surfin at Del Mar (Inside, outside, U.S.A.) Ventura County line Santa Cruz and Tressels, Australia's Narabine, All over Manhattan, And down Doheny way

Everybody's gone surfin' Surfin U.S.A.

We'll all be plannin' out a route We're gonna take real soon We're waxin' down our surfboards We can't wait for June We'll all be gone for the summer Were on safari to stay Tell the teacher we're surfin' Surfin' U.S.A.

At Haggerty's and Swami's Pacific Palisades San Onofre and Sunset Redondo Beach, L.A. All over La Jolla At Waiamea Bay

Everybody's gone surfin' Surfin' U.S.A.

Everybody's gone surfin' Surfin' U.S.A.

Yeah, everybody's gone surfin' Surfin' U.S.A.

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