Chart Position: 16

  • Originally released in 1963
  • Written by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson
  • Guitar: Bob Berryhill, Jim Fuller
  • Recorded in Cucomonga CA
  • Wipeout refers to a painful fall off a surfboard
  • Ron Wilson’s drumming helped make this one of the most popular rock & roll instrumentals of the 1960s
  • This is Surfaris biggest hit single; it reached #2 in its initial release
  • Also recorded by Saints (1963), Lively Ones (1963), Steve Allen & His Orchestra (1963), Bud Ashton & His Group (1963), Music City Five (1963), Ventures (1963), Jalopy Five (1964), Challengers (1964), Sandy Nelson (1965), Eliminators (1966), Fabs (1968), Bill Black’s Combo (1968), Incredible Bongo Band (1974), Los Valentinos (1975), Bert Weedon (1976), Ray Smith (1978), Rory Blackwell (1978), Bollock Brothers (1985), Meco (1983), Toy Dolls (1985), Blue Jeans (1986), Fat Boys w/Beach Boys (1987), Sugar Beats (1993), Seebach Band (1993), Iguanas (1995), Susan & Surftones (1998), Henning Staerk (2000), Alarm Clocks (2000), Surphonics (2000), Edgar Cruz (2002), Rockhouse Brothers (2003), Phantom Planet (2005), Jean-Pierre Danel (2006), Smashing Pumpkins (2009), Raymen (2009), Boss Jaguars (2013), Ben Woods (2014), Shaggs (2020) and many others

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