"Shut Down" is a song written by Brian Wilson, Roger Christian and Mike Love for the US rock band the Beach Boys. The primary melody is a Twelve-bar blues. It was released on their 1963 album Surfin' U.S.A. and was also released on their 1963 album Little Deuce Coupe. It was also released as the B-side of the "Surfin' U.S.A." single. The single peaked at number 23 in the US and number 34 in the UK
The song details a drag race between a Super-Stock 413 cu. in.-powered 1962 Dodge Dart and a fuel-injected 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray and is derived from a longer poem by Christian.
The song was recorded and released by Jan & Dean on their 1982 album, One Summer Night/Live.
A live version of was released on Hawthorne, CA and the song is also part of a live medley on Endless Harmony.