Surf City – Song Lyric Sunday – Surf/Beach/Swimming

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Surf City – Song Lyric Sunday – Surf/Beach/Swimming

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This week the theme is songs that feature beach, swimming, surf in the lyrics.

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/04/16/just-keep-swimming/

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“Surf City” is a fun kind of summer song. I like it a lot, as with many other songs about surfing I’ve heard. Seems like for awhile that’s about all we’d hear on the radio.

Such fun the songs talked about were basically foreign to me, as we did not live anywhere near a beach, and hadn’t even seen one until I was grown and married with kids. It was quite the experience to first walk on the sand, see so  much water in an ocean, and yes we did rent a surfboard, but I just floated around on it. haha.

From a Wiki article:

Surf City” is a 1963 song recorded by American music duo Jan and Dean about a fictitious surf spot where there are “two girls for every boy”.[1] Written by Brian Wilson and Jan Berry, it was the first surf song to become a national number-one hit.[2]

Interesting fact: The Beach Boys’ manager and Wilson’s father Murry was reportedly irate about the song, believing that Brian had wasted a number one record which could have gone to his group, the Beach Boys. Brian later told Teen Beat, “I was proud of the fact that another group had had a number 1 track with a song I had written … But dad would hear none of it. … He called Jan a ‘record pirate’.”[6]

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“Surf City”, by Jan & Dean, was a single from their 1963 album, “Surf City and Other Swingin’ Cities”. It was was written by Brian Wilson & Jan Berry, and is on the Liberty label.

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Two girls for every boy
I bought a ’30 Ford wagon and we call it a woodie
(Surf City, here we come)
You know it’s not very cherry, it’s an oldie but a goodie
(Surf City, here we come)
Well, it ain’t got a back set or a rear window
But it still gets me where I wanna go
And we’re goin’ to Surf City, ’cause it’s two to one
You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, gonna have some fun
You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, ’cause it’s two to one
You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, gonna have some fun, now
Two girls for every boy
They say they never roll the streets up ’cause there’s always somethin’ goin’
(Surf City, here we come)
You know they’re either out surfin’ or they got a party growin’
(Surf City, here we come)
Yeah, and there’s two swingin’ honeys for every guy
And all you gotta do is just wink your eye
And we’re goin’ to Surf City, gonna have some fun, now
You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, ’cause it’s two to one
You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, gonna have some fun
You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, ’cause it’s two to one, now
Two girls for every boy
And if my woody breaks down on me somewhere on the surf route
(Surf City, here we come)
I’ll strap my board to my back and hitch a ride in my wetsuit
(Surf City, here we come)
And when I get to Surf City I’ll be shootin’ the curl
And checkin’ out the parties for a surfer girl
And we’re goin’ to Surf City, ’cause it’s two to one
You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, gonna have some fun
You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, ’cause it’s two to one
You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, gonna have some fun, now
Two girls for every
Two girls for every boy
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Brian Douglas Wilson / Jan Berry
Surf City lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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© 2022 BS

6 responses »

  1. Damn you. Lmao, I checked to ensure Surf City hadn’t been written about and then as I was writing my post you beat me to the punch. On a positive note I know you have good taste!

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    • Thanks so much! haha! Sorry about that. You know, it’s happened lots of times to me too, and I see others post the same song some weeks. You’re right, great minds, and good taste for all! 🙂

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