Don't Worry Baby (2:48)

Cover of 50 Big Ones: Greatest Hits

From 50 Big Ones: Greatest Hits and 35 other releases

“Don’t Worry Baby” is a song written by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian, produced by Wilson and first recorded by the Beach Boys. The band’s version, a tender ballad with falsetto lead vocal by Brian, was first released on their 1964 album Shut Down Volume 2. It was also released as the B-side of The Beach Boys’ first U.S. number-one hit single, “I Get Around”, managing to reach number 24 on the U.S. Hot 100 in its own right. The single was released in the United States in May 1964 through Capitol Records. It was released a month later, in June 1964, in the United Kingdom. Brian Wilson cited the song as his attempt to capture the essence of his all-time favourite record, “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes, who would later cover his song. At one time, Wilson listened to his 45 record of the song he “could never do” up to 100 times a day. John Lennon’s 1980 hit, “(Just Like) Starting Over”, is considered by some to somewhat borrow from the chorus melody of “Don’t Worry Baby”, while Garbage’s 1998 hit, “Push It”, contains an interpolation of its chorus. The song is prominently featured in the 2006 thriller, Déjà Vu. The song “Don’t Worry Baby” is part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list., and ranked as the 176th greatest song of all time in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Tony Kornheiser said that “Don’t Worry Baby” is “the best song ever.”

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  • TyreneB

    Love it! This puts me in a good place :)

    12 Oct 12:30am Reply
  • RoomForSymmetry

    By far my favorite Beach Boys tune. Wild to think it was a B-side, it has hit A-side single all over it. But it has the recognition now!

    24 Jun 6:25pm Reply
  • maru1228

    I love this music!!

    23 May 12:59pm Reply
  • hannahflorence

    I have over 300 scrobbles on here alone, nevermind all of the other times I've listened to it, and I still get goosebumps every time I hear it. All time favorite song? Probably.

    5 May 8:52am Reply
  • technozenexp

    a little beach boy zen - thanks rainbow

    29 Apr 5:29pm Reply
  • becky1936

    Don't get me wrong, but had a tragic event not happened to Jan and Dean, then these boys would have come out second best. Still enjoy the Beach Boys.

    25 Apr 10:03pm Reply
  • micky67

    gorgeous harmonies

    5 Apr 8:11pm Reply
  • auntfran8

    An encouraging song to not get consumed by worry & fear in any situation.

    23 Mar 9:18pm Reply
  • Cure1980

    Waiting for the Wave to surf on it while Beach Boys are playing..

    18 Feb 7:26pm Reply
  • TheEnchantress

    I like, thanks mr pacer XO

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    That very distinct surf guitar part (or whatever it is) at the beginning and during the instrumental break of this song always takes me to better places. Along with the amazing vocal harmonies as always.

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • savoy-truffles

    I have yet to hear a bad song by these guys.

    4 Jul 2013 Reply
  • NitaD1

    Wonderful harmonies.....as usual.

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
  • wisbech

    This is one of the best songs I've ever heard

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • hf1809

    super song

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • greenvillepa

    Sweet !

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • apod00

    My favorite Beach Boys tune

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • eins-zwei-3

    schöne alte Zeiten mit den BOYS-

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • fank19

    Harmonies.

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    you can see the beach boys for $25...

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
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