Reaches no. 6 on the Billboard charts and no. 4 in the UPI chart survey for newspapers. It does best in Los Angeles, spending 3 weeks at no. 1. Mike Love states:
You can feel the influence of Chuck Berry in songs like ‘Surfin’ U.S.A.’ which is patterned after ‘Sweet Little Sixteen,’ and songs like ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ and ‘Be True To Your School,’ so many of the songs that have the lyrical impulse that Chuck Berry would put into his songwriting.