Who Sang Don't Back Down? The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys All Summer Long cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Michael Love, Brian Wilson
Release Date: 1964-7-13
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Surf/Rock & Roll/Pop Rock
length: 1:44
producer: Brian Wilson
membranophone: Dennis Wilson
piano: Brian Wilson
lead vocals: Brian Wilson and Mike Love
background vocals: Carl Wilson, Al Jardine and Dennis Wilson
bass guitar: Brian Wilson
guitar: Al Jardine and Carl Wilson
Lyrics
The girls dig the way the guys get all wiped out
With their feet in the air you can hear 'em shout
They're not afraid (don't back down, don't back down)
Not my boys (don't back down, don't back down)
They grit their teeth, (a-oo) they don't back down

Don't back down
You gotta be a little nuts
Don't back down
But show 'em now who's got guts
Don't back down
Don't back down from that wave

With their feet full of tar and their hair full of sand
The boys know the beach like the palm of their hand
They're not afraid (don't back down, don't back down)
Not my boys (don't back down, don't back down)
They grit their teeth (a-oo) they don't back down

Don't back down
You gotta be a little nuts
Don't back down
But show 'em now who's got guts
Don't back down
Don't back down from that wave

When a twenty-footer sneaks up like a ton of lead
And the crest comes along and slaps 'em upside the head
They're not afraid (don't back down, don't back down)
Not my boys (Don't back down, don't back down)
They grit their teeth (a-oo) they don't back down

Don't back down
You gotta be a little nuts
Don't back down
But show 'em now who's got guts
Don't back down
Don't back down from that wave

Don't back down...

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Get Around
  • 2 All Summer Long
  • 3 Hushabye
  • 4 Little Honda
  • 5 We'll Run Away
  • 6 Carl's Big Chance
  • 7 Wendy
  • 8 Do You Remember?
  • 9 Girls on the Beach
  • 10 Drive-In
  • 11 Our Favorite Recording Sessions
  • 12 Don't Back Down

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin