Billy Joel Cover

Great Cover on Beach Boys Classic Song
"Don't Worry Baby"

Billy Joel sings a Beach Boys favorite, Don't Worry Baby from 1964.

This Billy Joel cover of "Don't Worry Baby" is from the 2005 awesome "My Lives" box set.

The cover of the box set was painted by Joel's daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, when she was seven years old.

One thing many people may not realize is how strong a cover artist Billy Joel is. Two of his Elvis covers, "All Shook Up," and "Heartbreak Hotel," are a couple of my favorites but his cover of The Beach Boys, "Don't Worry Baby" is my favorite by far and might be the best cover Billy has done.

The song is listed in the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Top "500" songs that shaped rock and roll."

After hearing his all-time favorite record "Be My Baby," a song released by the Ronettes in August, 1963, Brian sat down with Roger Christian and wrote "Don't Worry Baby," produced by Brian Wilson and released by the Beach Boys on May 11th, 1964.

Favorite Beach Boys Songs.

Don't Worry Baby is a song about a teenager who agrees to a challenge race with a rival in order to defend his honor after bragging about his car, and his girlfriend's plea to take her love with him when he races.

I enjoy all songs by Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, but "Don't Worry Baby" and "Good Vibrations" stand out as favorites I've come to enjoy the most over the years. 

Don't Worry Baby has always been one of my favorites because it just has that "feel good, sing along" melody to it.

Billy Joel Cover of This Beach Boys Classic.
"My Lives Box Set"

Billy performed The Beach Boys' "Don't Worry Baby" at a Brian Wilson tribute concert in 2010.  Some may not know that early in his career, Billy opened for The Beach Boys at several concerts.  He did a wonderful rendition of the song as you can tell by the audience's reaction.

In reference to the box set that contains "Don't Worry Baby." This "My Lives" box set is not just a standard box set of greatest hits.

For the TRUE Billy Joel fan, this amazing collection features demo recordings of songs that would go on to be classic hits, some like "Elvis Presley Boulevard" which later became the "The Stranger" and the original version of "Only The Good Die Young" recorded as a reggae tune.

This collection really allows the diehard Billy Joel fan a glimpse into the creative process of arguably one of the finest American songwriters of his generation.

A good boxed set is always going to include a good booklet and "My Lives" is no exception. There is a detailed discography of the tracks as well as a list of awards. There also superb write-up on Billy by Anthony DeCurtis as well as some testimonials by people who knew Billy.

This "anthology"-style collection is as good as it gets. This collection not only will keep the serious Billy Joel fan happy, but even keep the casual fan entertained.

I have provided the lyrics so you can also sing along with the music. Please enjoy this great song...

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Don't Worry Baby Lyrics

Well its been building up inside of me
For oh I don't know how long
I don't know why but I keep thinking
Something's bound to go wrong

But she looks in my eyes
And makes me realize
When she says "Don't worry baby"
Don't worry baby
Everything will turn out alright
Don't worry baby

I guess I should've kept my mouth shut
When I start to brag about my car
But I can't back down now because
I pushed the other guys too far

She makes me come alive
and makes me want to drive
When she says "Don't worry baby"
Don't worry baby
Everything will turn out alright
Don't worry baby


She told me "Baby, when you race today
Just take along my love with you
And if you knew how much I loved you
Baby nothing could go wrong with you"

Oh what she does to me
When she makes love to me
And she says "Don't worry baby"
Don't worry baby
Everything will turn out alright

Don't worry baby
Everything will turn out alright
Don't worry baby

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