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A cover of the song by the Replacements appears on their well-known 1987 bootleg, Puttin' on the Ritz, recorded during a New York City concert on the "Pleased to Meet Me" tour.
A cover in Portuguese called "Sol da Caparica" (Caparica Sun) was launched in Portugal in 1989 by the Portuguese band Peste & Sida.
The song was used as a theme for advertising the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It has also recently[when?] been covered and used by K-Swiss in televised advertisements in both the USA and the United Kingdom.
In 1991, it was used by Pepsi in their Summer Chill Out television commercials.