Surfin’ USA – Trio level 2.5

This is a really simple arrangement – I wrote it for the fun and ease!!! SO have fun!! Yes – there is another arrangement of this song – I posted last summer – the only difference – is this solo – has the tag ending like the trio. SOOO you could play the Solo along with the Trio.


  1. Typical rock style speed – 120
  2. Swing Counting – Swing Counting to Notes
  3. 3rd Accordion has the LH and most of the rhythm
    1. The entire song is “IN SIDE OUT SIDE U S A” pattern
    2. Don’t forget the cha-cha on the 4th count chord
    3. Swing the counting for your chords in #30 & #35
  4. 2nd – Swing the counting for the chords
    1. Measure #18 – swing the counting
    2. Fingering for the little run – GO UNDER WITH THUMB after the flat

About the Song:

Surfin’ U.S.A.” is a song with lyrics by Brian Wilson set to the music of “Sweet Little Sixteen,” written by Chuck Berry. It was first recorded by Wilson’s band the Beach Boys and released as a single on March 4, 1963, then appearing as the title track to their album Surfin’ U.S.A. Also produced by Wilson, the single peaked at number two in the chart of the Music Vendor trade paper (within a year renamed Record World) and at number three on the Billboard and Cash Box charts. It was backed with “Shut Down”.

Billboard ranked “Surfin’ U.S.A.” the number 2 song of 1963. It has since become emblematic of the California Sound. The song “Surfin’ U.S.A.” is part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list. In 1977, it was revived by teen idol Leif Garrett for a top 20 hit in the United States.