Jan Berry’s Songwriting Collaborators

Jan Berry’s Songwriting Collaborators and the Songs They Wrote Together, 1958-1997
By Mark A. Moore
Author of The Jan & Dean Record

During his long career Jan Berry wrote and released songs with 41 collaborators. These writers and the songs they co-wrote with Jan are listed below, chronologically—singles, B-sides, and album cuts. In addition to co-writing the songs, Jan’s involvement is further indicated by (A) Arranger and (P) Producer. Chart positions are shown in red. The artist is JAN & DEAN unless otherwise noted.

Jan Berry
JAN BERRY in the Studio, Circa 1964 — (Courtesy Jill Gibson)
(1) ARNIE GINSBURG (1958)
  1. Jennie Lee
    (JAN & ARNIE, #3 Cash Box; #4 R&B; #8 Billboard, 1958)
    (BILLY WARD & HIS DOMINOES, #46 Cash Box; #55 Billboard, 1958)
  2. Gotta Getta Date
    (JAN & ARNIE, 1958)
  3. Gas Money
    (JAN & ARNIE, #81 Billboard, 1958)
  4. Bonnie Lou
    (JAN & ARNIE, 1958)
  5. The Beat That Can’t Be Beat
    (JAN & ARNIE, 1958)
  6. I Love Linda
    (JAN & ARNIE, 1958)
Jan & Arnie
ARNIE GINSBURG (Left) — JAN & ARNIE, 1958 — (Courtesy Joe Lubin)
(2) JOE LUBIN (1958)
  1. Gotta Getta Date
    (JAN & ARNIE, 1958)
Joe Lubin
JOE LUBIN with DORIS DAY, 1958 — (Courtesy Joe Lubin)
(3) DON ALTFELD (1958-1986)
  1. Gas Money
    (JAN & ARNIE, #81 Billboard, 1958)
  2. Bonnie Lou
    (JAN & ARNIE, 1958)
  3. The Beat That Can’t Be Beat
    (JAN & ARNIE, 1958)
  4. I Love Linda
    (JAN & ARNIE, 1958)
  5. Jeanette, Get Your Hair Done
    (1959) — A
  6. You’re On My Mind
    (1959) — A
  7. Rosie Lane (Rosilane)
    (1960) — A
  8. Cherish My Love
    (THE GLENS, 1960)
  9. Judy’s An Angel
    (1961) — A
  10. My Midsummer Night’s Dream
    (JAN BERRY solo, released as “JAN BARRY,” 1961) — A
    Midsummer Night’s Dream
    (1961) — A
  11. I’m Dying to Give You My Love
    (PIXIE, 1961) — A, P
  12. She’s Still Talking Baby Talk
    (1962) — A
  13. When I learn How to Cry
    (1963) — A, P
  14. She’s My Summer Girl
    (1963) — A, P
  15. Someday (You’ll Go Walking By)
    (1963) — A, P
  16. Philadelphia, PA.
    (1963) — A, P
  17. Schlock Rod (Part 1)
    (1963) — A, P
  18. He Don’t Love Me
    (SHELLEY FABARES, 1964)
  19. Bucket “T”
    (1964) * — A, P
    (RONNY & THE DAYTONAS, #54 Billboard; #61 Cash Box, 1964) **
    (THE WHO, Ready Steady Who EP, #1 Record Mirror EP, 1966)
  20. Rockin’ Little Roadster
    (1964) * — A, P
  21. Barons, West L.A.
    (1964) * — A, P
  22. Hey Little Freshman
    (1964) * — A, P
  23. Waimea Bay
    (1964) — A, P
  24. Down at Malibu Beach
    (1964) — A, P
  25. The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)
    (#3 Billboard; #5 Cash Box#48 Billboard Year-End,1964) * — A, P
  26. My Mighty G.T.O.
    (1964) * — A, P
  27. The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review and Timing Association
    (#50 Cash Box; #77 Billboard, 1964) — A, P
  28. Judy Loves Me
    (JOHNNY CRAWFORD, #95 Billboard, 1964) — A, P
  29. Freeway Flyer
    (#24 Cash Box “Looking Ahead,” 1965) — A, P
  30. Batman
    (#60 Cash Box; #66 Billboard, 1966) — A, P
  31. Robin the Boy Wonder
    (1966) — A, P
  32. The Joker Is Wild
    (1966) — A, P
  33. Only A Boy
    (1966-1967) — A, P
  34. Tijuana
    (JAN BERRY solo production, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1967) — A, P
  35. Fan Tan
    (JAN BERRY solo production, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1967) — A, P
  36. It’s Gotta Be True
    (JAN BERRY & THE ALOHA BAND, 1984) — A, P
  37. The National Inquirer
    (1986) — A, P
Don Altfeld
DON ALTFELD — Lower Right: DON ALTFELD (Right) with JAN & DEAN’s 1964 Road Manager VIC AMIRA. Both were fellow Medical Students with JAN BERRY at CCM — (Color photos courtesy Jill Gibson)
(4) DEAN TORRENCE (1959-1964)
  1. Jeanette, Get Your Hair Done
    (1959) — A
  2. Clementine
    (1959) — A
  3. Cindy
    (1960) — A
  4. Rosie Lane (Rosilane)
    (1960) — A
  5. Judy’s An Angel
    (1961) — A
  6. Something a Little Bit Different
    (1961) — A
  7. Philadelphia, PA.
    (1963) — A, P
  8. Schlock Rod (Part 1)
    (1963) — A, P
  9. Schlock Rod (Part 2)
    (1963) — A, P
  10. Bucket “T” (1964) * — A, P
    (RONNY & THE DAYTONAS, #54 Billboard; #61 Cash Box, 1964) **
    (THE WHO, Ready Steady Who EP, #1 Record Mirror EP UK, 1966)
  11. Old Ladies Seldom Power Shift
    (1964) — A, P
Dean Torrence
DEAN TORRENCE
(5) LOU ADLER (1961-1963)
  1. Those Words
    (1961) — A
  2. Something a Little Bit Different
    (1961) — A
  3. Honolulu Lulu
    (#10 Cash Box; #11 Billboard, 1963) — A, P
  4. Philadelphia, PA.
    (1963) — A, P
Lou Adler and Shelley Fabares
LOU ADLER with His Wife SHELLEY FABARES, 1964

Linda, Disc Label, 1963

(6) BRIAN WILSON (1963-1964)
  1. Surf City
    (#1 Billboard; #1 Cash Box; #3 R&B; #26 UK; #26 Cash Box Year-End; #28 Billboard Year-End, 1963) — A, P
  2. Gonna Hustle You
    (1963) — A, P
  3. She’s My Summer Girl
    (1963) — A, P
  4. Surf Route 101
    (1963) — A, P
  5. Drag City
    (#10 Billboard; #10 Cash Box, 1964) — A, P
  6. Dead Man’s Curve
    (#8 Billboard; #9 Cash Box, #28 Billboard Year-End; #70 Cash Box Year-End, 1964) — A, P
  7. The New Girl in School
    (#26 Cash Box; #37 Billboard, 1964) — A, P
  8. Ride the Wild Surf
    (Columbia Pictures, Ride the Wild Surf, #16 Billboard; #23 Cash Box, 1964) — A, P
  9. Surfin’ Wild
    (1964) — A, P
  10. Move Out, Little Mustang
    (“RALLY-PACKS,” 1964) — A, P
    (1964) — A, P
    For a discussion of “Move Out, Little Mustang” and Jan’s writing credit, see “Jan Berry and Brian Wilson: The Songwriting Collaborations
  11. Skateboard Surfin’ U.S.A. (Sidewalk Surfin’ With Me)
    (JAN BERRY solo, with falsetto vocals by DEAN TORRENCE, 1978) — A, P
    (For a discussion of “Sidewalk Surfin’,” #25 Billboard, #28 Cash Boxsee “Jan Berry and Brian Wilson: The Songwriting Collaborations”)
Brian Wilson
BRIAN WILSON, Creative Leader of the BEACH BOYS

Surf City Disc Label

(7) ARTIE KORNFELD (1963-1964)
  1. I Adore Him
    (THE ANGELS, #13 R&B; #23 Cash Box; #25 Billboard, 1963)
  2. Drag Strip Girl
    (1963) — A, P
  3. Hot Stocker
    (1963) — A, P
  4. Dead Man’s Curve
    (#8 Billboard; #9 Cash Box, #28 Billboard Year-End; #70 Cash Box Year-End, 1964) — A, P
  5. Come On Let Yourself Go, Part 1 and Part 2
    (THE MATADORS, Columbia Pictures, The New Interns, 1964) — A, P
  6. Judy Loves Me
    (JOHNNY CRAWFORD, #95 Billboard, 1964) — A, P
Artie Kornfeld
ARTIE KORNFELD (Back Row Center) with SONNY & CHER and His CHANGIN’ TIMES Partner STEVE DUBOFF (Far Left), 1965 — (Courtesy Artie Kornfeld)

Judy Loves Me, Jan Berry, Johnny Crawford

(8) ROGER CHRISTIAN (1963-1986)
  1. Honolulu Lulu
    (#10 Cash Box; #11 Billboard, 1963) — A, P
  2. Surfin’ Hearse
    (1963) — A, P
  3. Schlock Rod (Part 1)
    (1963) — A, P
  4. Schlock Rod (Part 2)
    (1963) — A, P
  5. Surf Route 101
    (1963) — A, P
  6. Hot Stocker
    (1963) — A, P
  7. Drag City
    (#10 Cash Box; #10 Billboard, 1964) — A, P
  8. Dead Man’s Curve
    (#8 Billboard; #9 Cash Box, #28 Billboard Year-End; #70 Cash Box Year-End, 1964) — A, P
  9. The New Girl In School
    (#26 Cash Box; #37 Billboard, 1964) — A, P
  10. Three Window Coupe
    (1964) — A, P
    (THE RIP CHORDS, #28 Billboard; #29 Cash Box, 1964)
  11. Bucket “T”
    (1964) * — A, P
    (RONNY & THE DAYTONAS, #54 Billboard; #61 Cash Box, 1964) **
    (THE WHO, Ready Steady Who EP, #1 Record Mirror EP, 1966)
  12. Rockin’ Little Roadster
    (1964) * — A, P
  13. Hey Little Freshman
    (1964) * — A, P
  14. The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)
    (#3 Billboard; #5 Cash Box; #48 Billboard Year-End,1964) * — A, P
  15. My Mighty G.T.O.
    (1964) * — A, P
  16. Ride the Wild Surf
    (#16 Billboard; #23 Cash Box, 1964) — A, P
  17. The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review and Timing Association
    (#50 Cash Box; #77 Billboard, 1964) — A, P
  18. Waimea Bay
    (1964) — A, P
  19. Surfin’ Wild
    (1964) — A, P
  20. Down at Malibu Beach
    (1964) — A, P
  21. The Submarine Races
    (1964) — A, P
  22. Move Out, Little Mustang
    (“RALLY-PACKS,” 1964) — A, P
    (1964) — A, P
    For a discussion of “Move Out, Little Mustang” and Jan’s writing credit, see “Jan Berry and Brian Wilson: The Songwriting Collaborations
  23. Freeway Flyer
    (#24 Cash Box “Looking Ahead,” 1965) — A, P
  24. You Really Know How to Hurt a Guy
    (#27 Billboard; #42 Cash Box, 1965) — A, P
  25. Folk City
    (1965) — A, P
  26. A Beginning from An End
    (#109 Billboard, 1966) — A, P
  27. Tijuana
    (JAN BERRY solo production, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1967) — A, P
  28. I Know My Mind
    (JAN BERRY solo production, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1968) — A, P
  29. Laurel and Hardy
    (JAN BERRY solo production, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1968) — A, P
  30. Mulholland
    (JAN BERRY solo production, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1968) — A, P
  31. Carnival of Sound
    (JAN BERRY solo production, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1968) — A, P
  32. Tinsel Town (Hitch-A-Ride To Hollywood)
    (JAN BERRY solo, released as “1JAN1,” 1974) — A, P
  33. Skateboard Surfin’ U.S.A. (Sidewalk Surfin’ With Me)
    (JAN BERRY solo, with falsetto vocals by DEAN TORRENCE, 1978) — A, P
    (For a discussion of “Sidewalk Surfin’,” #25 Billboard, #28 Cash Boxsee “Jan Berry and Brian Wilson: The Songwriting Collaborations”)
  34. Rock City
    (JAN BERRY & THE ALOHA BAND, 1984) — A, P
  35. It’s Gotta Be True
    (JAN BERRY & THE ALOHA BAND, 1984) — A, P
  36. The National Inquirer
    (1986) — A, P
Roger Christian
ROGER CHRISTIAN
(9) JERRY FULLER (1963)
  1. Just For Tonight
    (JUDY & JILL, 1963) — A, P
Jerry Fuller
JERRY FULLER
(10) GARY ZEKLEY (1963)
  1. Ace of Hearts
    (THE MATADORS, 1963) — A, P
Gary Zekley
GARY ZEKLEY
 (11) VIC DIAZ (1963)
  1. Ace of Hearts
    (THE MATADORS, 1963) — A, P
  2. La Corrida
    (THE MATADORS, 1963) — A, P
 (12) TONY MINICHIELLO (1963)
  1. La Corrida
    (THE MATADORS, 1963) — A, P
 (13) MANUEL SANCHEZ (1963)
  1. La Corrida
    (THE MATADORS, 1963) — A, P

Colpx Records, Jan Berry

The Matadors, Colpix Records
THE MATADORS (Colpix Records) — TONY MINICHIELLO (R), VIC DIAZ (L), and MANUEL SANCHEZ (C) — Harmony Vocalists for JAN & DEAN

The Matadors, Jan Berry, 1963

(14) JILL GIBSON (1964-1967)
  1. He Don’t Love Me
    (SHELLEY FABARES, 1964)
  2. My Mighty G.T.O.
    (1964) * — A, P
  3. Waimea Bay
    (1964) — A, P
  4. Skateboarding, Part 1
    (1964) — A, P
  5. Walk On the Wet Side
    (1964) — A, P
  6. Skateboarding, Part 2
    (1964) — A, P
  7. You Really Know How to Hurt a Guy
    (#27 Billboard; #42 Cash Box, 1965) — A, P
  8. The Universal Coward
    (1965) — A, P
    (JAN BERRY, 1965) — A, P
  9. I Can’t Wait to Love You
    (1965) — A, P
    (JAN BERRY, 1965) — A, P
  10. Robin the Boy Wonder
    (1966) — A, P
  11. The Joker Is Wild
    (1966) — A, P
  12. Hawaii
    (JAN BERRY solo production, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1967) — A, P
  13. Fan Tan
    (JAN BERRY solo production, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1967) — A, P
  14. Love and Hate
    (JAN BERRY solo production, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1967) — A, P
Jill Gibson
JILL GIBSON, Jan Berry’s Girlfriend and Songwriting Partner
(15) GEORGE TIPTON (1965-1966)
  1. The Universal Coward
    (1965) — A, P
    (JAN BERRY, 1965) — A, P
  2. I Can’t Wait to Love You
    (1965) — A, P
    (JAN BERRY, 1965) — A, P
  3. A Beginning from An End
    (#109 Billboard, 1966) — A, P
(16) FRED WIEDER (1966-1967)
  1. Batman
    (#60 Cash Box; #66 Billboard, 1966) — A, P
  2. The Joker Is Wild
    (1966) — A, P
  3. Only A Boy
    (1966-1967) — A, P
(17) CLEVE HERMANN (1966)
  1. A Beginning from An End
    (#109 Billboard, 1966) — A, P
Cleve Hermann
CLEVE HERMANN — (“Cleve Hermann at Large In L.A.”)
(18) JAN HIRSCH (1967)
  1. Love and Hate
    (JAN BERRY solo production, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1967) — A, P
 (19) PAUL FRESSE (1968)
  1. Girl, You’re Blowing My Mind
    (JAN BERRY solo production, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1968) — A, P
(20) STEVE GAINES (1968)
  1. Girl, You’re Blowing My Mind
    (JAN BERRY solo production, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1968) — A, P
(21) DAVID WEISS (1968)
  1. Carnival of Sound
    (JAN BERRY solo production, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1968) — A, P
(22) JOAN JACOBS (1969-1975)
  1. Flight Number Nine (Cheyenne)
    (JAN BERRY, Unreleased, 1969) — A, P
    Alternate Title: “Natural High”
  2. Mother Earth
    (JAN BERRY, 1972) — A, P
  3. Tinsel Town (Hitch-A-Ride To Hollywood)
    (JAN BERRY solo, released as “1JAN1,” 1974) — A, P
  4. Totally Wild
    (JAN BERRY solo, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1975) — A, P

Mother Earth

(23) MBU CHINT (1974)
  1. Blow Up Music
    (JAN BERRY solo, released as “1JAN1,” 1974) — A, P
(24) JIM PEWTER (1975-1976)
  1. Fun City
    (1975) — A, P
  2. Sing Sang A Song
    (JAN BERRY, 1976) — A, P
Jim Pewter
JIM PEWTER — (Courtesy Armed Forces Radio)
(25) ALAN WOLFSON (1975-1986)
  1. Fun City
    (1975) — A, P
  2. Totally Wild
    (JAN BERRY solo, released as “JAN & DEAN,” 1975) — A, P
  3. Sing Sang A Song
    (JAN BERRY, 1976) — A, P
  4. That’s the Way It Is
    (JAN BERRY, 1977) — A, P
  5. It’s Gotta Be True
    (JAN BERRY & THE ALOHA BAND, 1984) — A, P
  6. Hot Lookin’ Lady
    (1986) — A, P
  7. The National Inquirer
    (1986) — A, P
Jan Berry, Alan Wolfson, and Jim Pewter, 1975
JAN BERRY (C) with ALAN WOLFSON (L) and JIM PEWTER (R), Writing “FUN CITY” in Hollywood, 1975 — (Courtesy Jim Pewter and Playground Productions)
(26) TOM SUMNER (1977)
  1. That’s the Way It Is
    (JAN BERRY, 1977) — A, P
(27) W. BERRY SR. (1978)
  1. Skateboard Surfin’ U.S.A. (Sidewalk Surfin’ With Me)
    (JAN BERRY solo, with falsetto vocals by DEAN TORRENCE, 1978) — A, P
(28) KEN KAHN (1978)
  1. How-How I Love Her
    (JAN BERRY, 1978) — A, P

Jan Berry, A&M Records, 1978

(29) DAVID LOE (1984)
  1. Rock City
    (JAN BERRY & THE ALOHA BAND, 1984) — A, P
(30) W. B. BERRY (1986)
  1. Hot Lookin’ Lady
    (1986) — A, P
(31) JAMES ARMSTRONG (1986)
  1. Hot Lookin’ Lady
    (1986) — A, P
 (32) GARY SNYDER (1986)
  1. Hot Lookin’ Lady
    (1986) — A, P
(33) DAVE DUNCAN (1986)
  1. Hawaiian Mirage
    (1986) *** — A, P
(34) RANDEL KIRSCH (1986)
  1. Hawaiian Mirage
    (1986) *** — A, P
  2. The Best Love Ever
    (1986) — A, P
  3. Just One Of Those Days
    (1986) — A, P
(35) DALLAS TAYLOR (1986)
  1. The Best Love Ever
    (1986) — A, P
(36) SHAWN BRYANT (1986)
  1. The Best Love Ever
    (1986) — A, P
(37) CAMERON MICHAEL PARKES (1986)
  1. Just One Of Those Days
    (1986) — A, P
(38) ROB KUROPATWA (1997)
  1. Get That Girl
    (JAN BERRY, 1997) — A, P
  2. Spring Break
    (JAN BERRY, 1997) — A, P
  3. Love Her Tonight
    (JAN BERRY, 1997) — A, P
  4. Oh, The Love Inside Me
    (JAN BERRY, 1997) — A, P
  5. So Here I Go Again
    (JAN BERRY, 1997) — A, P
  6. 31 Flavors, 31 years
    (JAN BERRY, 1997) — A, P
(39) JEFF SOLOMAN (1997)
  1. Love Her Tonight
    (JAN BERRY, 1997) — A, P
  2. So Here I Go Again
    (JAN BERRY, 1997) — A, P
(40) SANDY ST. JOHN (1997)
  1. She’s Dancing, Dancing
    (JAN BERRY, 1997) — A, P
(41) GERTIE BERRY (1997)
  1. Oh, The Love Inside Me
    (JAN BERRY, 1997) — A, P
  2. So Here I Go Again
    (JAN BERRY, 1997) — A, P

* Reflects Jan Berry’s legally restored songwriting credits. Jan lost writing credit for these songs as a result of the Screen Gems lawsuit and settlement agreement in June-July 1964. Jan’s writing credits were legally restored in January 2002.

** Reflects Jan Berry’s correct original Berry-Christian songwriting credit for “Bucket ‘T’.”

*** “Hawaiian Mirage” was re-released as “Hawaiian Isles” on Jan Berry’s solo album Second Wave in 1997.

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