"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 on the 'Billboard' Hot 100 chart (number seven on the United Press International chart published in newspapers), 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.