Surf Music Bands | List of Best Surf Music Artists/Groups ...

During the early years of rock music, surf bands provided the soundtrack to people's perception of what California was like through bright driving riffs. The best surf bands, at their peak, topped the charts and their catchy tunes remain popular today. The sound remains highly influential on genres like punk, rock and even rockabilly. Surfer music may have seemed light and fun when it came out, but the surf bands' influence can't be understated.

Dick Dale & The Del Tones "Misirlou" 1963

Taken from the film "A Swingin Affair" released in 1963.

Cassie Muniz
"Misirlou" is a traditional song from the Eastern Mediterranean region. It gained popularity through Dale's surf rock cover.

Beach Boys - Surfin' USA

"Surfin' USA" by The Beach Boys

Cassie Muniz
The Beach Boys are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time.
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