A Sub-Culture Of Its Own
Surf Rock originated in Southern California during the early ’60s. Surfing was considered a sport and the young people of Southern California followed the trend the led to becoming a sub-culture of its own.
Dick Dale, a surfer, was the one who originated the sound in 1961 with his instrumental song, “Let’s Go Trippin.”
Below are the 10 greatest Surf Rock Songs of All Time.
1. Surfin’ U.S.A. – The Beach Boys
Fun Fact: Never in the life of Brian Wilson did he tried surfing.
2. Wipe Out – The Surfaris
That one surf song you always hear.
3. Pipeline – The Chantays
This is their only UK chart single that peaked at no. 16 in 1963.
4. Misirlou – Dick Dale & the Del-Tones
The great king of surf rock, he was also an underrated guitarist.
5. Surfer Girl – The Beach Boys
After Surfing in the USA, they now talked about a surfer girl who was so innocent and romantic.
6. Surf City – Jan & Dean
Where is this Surf City? Really, two girls for every boy?
7. Let’s Go Trippin’ – Dick Dale & the Del-Tones
He started the thing and this was the first surf instrument sounding.
8. Surfin’ Safari – The Beach Boys
They weren’t called the Beach Boys for nothing.
9. Walk-Don’t Run ’64 – The Ventures
A song that sounds like it was recorded within a day.
10. Penetration – The Pyramids
A song that brings back some great memories.