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rayan
03-05-2008, 05:14 PM
What was the first song you ever played on an ukulele? I'm pretty sure mine was 'Never Gonna Give you Up' the Kapena version.

http://shylamarie.imeem.com/music/tZt3LVDn/kapena_never_gonna_give_you_up/

ukulele123
03-05-2008, 05:24 PM
mines was surf

Ukulele_Junkie
03-05-2008, 05:27 PM
you don't miss your water intro

NukeDOC
03-05-2008, 05:54 PM
ironically...

HONEY BABY

hahaha go figure.

all the san diego peeps that were at the bonfire are now smacking their foreheads and saying "that's why!" haha

k0konutz
03-05-2008, 05:56 PM
I played Bob Marley's "waiting in vain" ...2 chords for the most part. then 4 more for the bridge. super simple, but beautiful.

kyle
03-05-2008, 06:17 PM
definitely surf..then i got bored and moved onto the honey baby picking

LagunaUku
03-05-2008, 06:18 PM
Social Distortion's super easy "Ball and Chain"...three cords in the same order for the whole song! It's a great warmup tune. C G F...C G F...C G F.

Bigylittle
03-05-2008, 06:35 PM
ironically...

HONEY BABY

hahaha go figure.

all the san diego peeps that were at the bonfire are now smacking their foreheads and saying "that's why!" haha

Haha same for me, I was kina learning this and You Don't Miss Your Water around the same time.

Ndtitanlady
03-05-2008, 06:59 PM
first songs i learned on the uke was music from beirut : ]

GX9901
03-05-2008, 07:09 PM
First song I ever attempted on the ukulele was Soon Forget by Pearl Jam.

UkuLeLesReggAe
03-05-2008, 07:21 PM
Brothers Iz's somewhere over the rainbow.

davoomac
03-05-2008, 07:41 PM
I'm not sure which came first, but I learned Drop and Honey Baby around the same time. These are the classics that it seems like EVERYONE breaks out when they jam hahaha. :D

Howlie Boy
03-05-2008, 07:45 PM
The first song i learned was honey baby. But i only learned the chords to it, the first whole song i learned was a jack johnson song, "Breakdown".

Howlie Boy:cool:

FunkyPeaNutZ
03-05-2008, 08:33 PM
I think the first song I learned was brown eyed girl from the crater boys, but only the chords. To this day, I still can never get the solo. Then again, I gave up a long time ago. Damn, Troy...makes it sound so good and slow at first, then he goes buck wild, and then you want to throw your uke at the wall because you get so frustrated.

the8o8king
03-05-2008, 08:42 PM
my first song was Surf. i always watched my sister playing her uke and i decided to give it a try one time back in elementary. and when people ask me to teach them a song, i either teach them Surf or Drop Baby Drop. can't go wrong with the classics

experimentjon
03-05-2008, 10:05 PM
Five Foot Two. It was the only thing I could play for a long time. XD

http://youtube.com/watch?v=kfLZ0sRro8A

Ukeguy510
03-05-2008, 10:37 PM
With A Smile (Eraserheads)

UkuCouS
03-05-2008, 10:38 PM
Somewhere over the rainbow, IZ

BUGOY
03-06-2008, 01:23 AM
Very first song... Gently Weeps! yup, i shoot for the stars! haha!

bluesuke
03-06-2008, 02:37 AM
yellow bird

ukejon
03-06-2008, 03:13 AM
Blue, Red, and Gray by Pete Townsend.

Esy
03-06-2008, 03:35 AM
i don`t know what if first Iz's somewhere over the rainbow or bob marley's no woman no cry ::confused:

Rod
03-06-2008, 03:43 AM
Brothers Iz's somewhere over the rainbow.


Same here. I still need to make a video for that.

acabooe
03-06-2008, 03:58 AM
Mine was "Wipeout".

bjunkins
03-06-2008, 04:38 AM
Home on the Range

Easy and Cheezy but it got me over the hump. Once I could play an actual song I started practising more.

Now I put in at least an hour each day.

andrew
03-06-2008, 04:51 AM
Five Foot Two.

Same here.

hotnanas
03-06-2008, 04:59 AM
since I only need to go back a few months, this is easy to remember!

mine was a few chords of Margarittaville from brother Jimmy Buffet that my brother taught me on his kamaka. Learning those chords inspired me to go out an get a uke for myself!

But my first complete song to know was No Woman No Cry from dom's tabs, and I am still not very good at it.

julie
03-06-2008, 05:55 AM
I learned Amazing Grace within 3hrs or so of unboxing my first uke. I even made a video. It's not very good, but you get the idea ;)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=TBzZovv-oak

Regards,
Julie Strietelmeier
http://ukulelereview.com

bof
03-06-2008, 06:07 AM
I played some very simple songs first. Like only c and F chord.
I had no idea of sting instruments. Well my first real song (not only chords) was Aloha Oe

Jimmy
03-06-2008, 06:17 AM
Somewhere Over the Rainbow. It's hella uncool, but it was the only uke thing I had heard. Then Stairway to Heaven, and then the intro to Sweet Child O' Mine. *pokes Woodshed*

mossyoak
03-06-2008, 08:07 AM
Zelda's lullaby

nikolo727
03-06-2008, 08:45 AM
for me it really isnt a whole song but it was umm


something by elvis presley...i cant think of it.

but it was only like....a little bit of the song.

the actual first SONG i learned was the first song that Bob Brozman taught on his hawaiian ukulele teaching vid. lol Hi'ilawai or somthing

im in biology class right now and i really have no idea whats going on.

E-Lo Roberts
03-06-2008, 10:01 AM
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow/Wonderful World" Israel Kamakawiwoole... thanks IZ...e.lo..

BigBruddahJ
03-06-2008, 11:33 AM
"My Dog Has Fleas" of course ... but oh, man ... the next one ... my Dad taught me "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" when I was a kid. But TECHNICALLY for the first couple of months, I thought he was teaching me "Pibe Put Tooh, Ice Ub Blooh"

Landon
03-06-2008, 03:12 PM
"put a little loving" natural vibes

Fatboicorp
03-06-2008, 06:55 PM
I first learned drop baby drop.

kaeo7095
03-06-2008, 09:16 PM
Mines was On fire The troy version only the strumming

BrianB
03-07-2008, 03:50 AM
Bye Bye Love by the Everly Brothers.

david98116
03-07-2008, 06:04 AM
Over the Rainbow by Iz.

tripl3thr33
03-07-2008, 07:32 AM
mine was surf

revmykd
03-07-2008, 08:14 AM
"Bad Luck" by Social Distortion....followed by most of the Heaven and Hell album.

Cloud
03-07-2008, 10:38 AM
I played HOney Baby my first time. EveryOne was like wOOt!

AdamTheHobo
03-07-2008, 02:47 PM
mine was somwhere over the rainbow

Caspyr
03-09-2008, 09:31 AM
Over the Rainbow by Iz. Then started on Britini's version

UKESTAR
03-09-2008, 11:14 AM
Up until Aldrine's lesson on Love Song....nothing. I had just been jamming and making up my own stuff for 2+ years....picking and chord transitions etc. So..yeh...thanks Aldrine!

Minamin
03-09-2008, 01:02 PM
Spongebob Squarepants- The F.U.N. Song.

redsedge
03-10-2008, 10:07 PM
On Top of Old Smokey

studentaccount1
03-10-2008, 10:10 PM
This song that my dad made up that has no name followed by "Crazy G".

and then a bunch of Hawaiian songs.

deadeye
03-11-2008, 11:24 AM
5 foot 2 and somewhere over the rainbow

ibcruzn
03-11-2008, 11:35 AM
The first song that was taught to me was an old song that my grandpa taught me. It was called "If I Give My Heart to You" and the first song that I taught myself was "Tropical Hawaiian Day" by the Ka'au Crater Boys.

rklicsu
03-11-2008, 11:44 AM
"Yellow Bird" or "Little Grass Shack", Then "Freebird"

strongergodzilla
03-11-2008, 12:08 PM
I think my first song was im yours by jason mraz or possibly new soul by yael naim

Guting
03-11-2008, 08:34 PM
back in 94'

planting rice

CHEEEE HOOOOO!!!!!!!

4strings707
03-12-2008, 06:14 AM
As soon as i got used to playing chords.....definitely "Honey Baby"......and "Drop Baby Drop." only because the chords are the same. These songs are uke favorites man. I also tried "somewhere over the rainbow."

KAWIKA27
03-12-2008, 09:31 AM
SURF!!!!!!!! ooooOOOOOOOOO WAAAAaaaaa ooooooooooo

seeso
03-12-2008, 11:18 AM
I don't remember! It was something I plucked out at the store right before I bought it, but the first song I really sat down and figured out was "A Whiter Shade of Pale."

pakiboy949
03-12-2008, 11:29 AM
somewhere over the rainbow :D

ukulelemike
03-14-2008, 11:59 AM
Little Brown Jug--still a favourite

russ_buss
03-14-2008, 12:35 PM
"five foot two".

my dad taught it to me when i was a kid. hadn't touched a ukulele since then. glad to have one back in my life.

jello
03-14-2008, 12:39 PM
ha, the first & ONLY song I know right now is "anyone else but you" from the movie Juno. haha.

I saw the movie just before I started playing... 2 chords.. really easy. :p

mcarreon89
03-14-2008, 09:28 PM
"put a little loving" natural vibes


put a little lovin is a great song.....wonderful....my first was


im yours jason mraz

tribal_theory1
03-15-2008, 10:02 PM
it was either "surf" or "drop baby, drop"

strike that. it was most definitely "surf"

dakine2009
03-27-2008, 06:55 PM
surf...
i thought that was the universal first ukulele song that everyone plays...
i guess not.
lol.

UkeBoy916
03-27-2008, 07:56 PM
I played Bob Marley's "waiting in vain" ...2 chords for the most part. then 4 more for the bridge. super simple, but beautiful.

co-sign, song is very easy to play

mr_dust
03-30-2008, 11:22 AM
My first song was the swedish song "Vill du dela ett äpple med mig?".
It means "Do you want to share an apple with me?"

great beginner song! =P

Poi Dog
03-31-2008, 03:54 PM
My FIRST song on ukulele?! Wow... I'm not sure I can remember that far back (showing my age yeah?) LOL

I'm pretty sure it was Aloha 'Oe, that or Hawai'i Pono'i in Intermediate School (1982).

drubin
03-31-2008, 04:29 PM
Postcards from Italy, by Beirut. That was the song that made me want to learn ukulele. By ear at first and then with some help from Woodshed's fantastic website Ukulelehunt. :D That was the beginning of this year and I've been hooked on the ukulele ever since. ;)

Phatzo
03-31-2008, 05:20 PM
Forgetfull lucy from Adam Sandler

elemenohpee
03-31-2008, 05:45 PM
SURF

then the drop baby drop riff

titoboy5
04-02-2008, 01:10 PM
i toooooo old fo remember! i know was a hawaiian song.

buzzy
04-02-2008, 01:26 PM
Way back when I was a kid...might have been "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."

My first one as an adult trying to re-learn ukulele was "Amazing Grace."

salukulady
04-02-2008, 01:43 PM
You guys are all too cool.....mine was Happy Birthday.

14twelve
04-02-2008, 02:38 PM
Aldrine's version of "I'm Yours".

Although I'm still trying to get the muting bit to sound right, so the first one I can play properly is Aldrine's version of "Zelda's Lullaby".

keonepax
04-02-2008, 03:29 PM
"Michael Row the Boat Ashore" is one of the earliest I can remember. Maybe "Pearly Shells."

Blueukulele
04-02-2008, 07:49 PM
Somewhere over the rainbow-Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (R.I.P)

tad
04-07-2008, 08:38 PM
Late to the game, I know. But-- Radiohead's Creep.

I'd seen Amanda Palmer's video on youtube shortly before getting my first uke, and I was basically like, "damn, that's an easy song!"

Three months later, it's one of like three or four songs I can play passably.

Plainsong
04-07-2008, 11:16 PM
Sloop John B, and I even added a chord, a C - go me, I rule. I wanted the easy version of White Sandy Beach to be the first, but that Bb chord kicked my butt a bit. Still kind of does. I do the easy version still, but I changed it a little to do an easy-version finger-picking. It's not the actual version, but for now it's close enough for jazz.

CYNICALifornia
04-08-2008, 05:24 AM
First song I played, or first song I played well?

It'd have to be Knockin' on Heaven's Door.

Digital SQRATCH
04-09-2008, 12:58 PM
maroon 5's sunday morning from aldrine's tutorial.

berylbite
04-09-2008, 04:31 PM
"The Wind Cries Marry" by Jimi Hendrix

virginia_barkley
04-10-2008, 11:20 AM
I think it was "Walkin' After Midnight"

tad
04-11-2008, 06:40 AM
I think it was "Walkin' After Midnight"

I play that one all the time. It's nice and easy and sounds more impressive than it actually is.

Kira
04-11-2008, 07:46 AM
I think it was "Lost Woods' one of the zelda melodies

Renaissance-Man
04-11-2008, 03:03 PM
We watched the DVD of the Concert for George. Paul played Something on the uke. Two weeks later, I bought a uke. Within an hour, I was playing Something.

Vroom
04-11-2008, 06:21 PM
Bubbly Toes by Jack Johnson.

JoeyJr858
04-16-2008, 05:01 PM
well... my first Kanikapila jam... we played like 20 songs in 1 key... LOL
all C, Am, F, G7

gotta love it.. it's like SUPAH REMIX!
;)

davoomac
04-16-2008, 05:03 PM
well... my first Kanikapila jam... we played like 20 songs in 1 key... LOL
all C, Am, F, G7

gotta love it.. it's like SUPAH REMIX!
;)

LOL right on!

JumpingPulgas
04-16-2008, 07:53 PM
I love the songs of Kaau Crater Boys, so it was definitely Surf :D

Howlin Hobbit
04-17-2008, 06:45 AM
My first uke song was "Five Foot Two," back when I was five years old. I'm almost 50 now (in about two months).

And no, I haven't played uke steadily (http://howlinhobbit.com/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=247&t=staticpage_template.html) for all that time. If I had, I'd be good by now.

At least in theory.

davoomac
04-17-2008, 12:26 PM
My first uke song was "Five Foot Two," back when I was five years old. I'm almost 50 now (in about two months).

And no, I haven't played uke steadily (http://howlinhobbit.com/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=247&t=staticpage_template.html) for all that time. If I had, I'd be good by now.

At least in theory.

Ah cool! I've been to pike place. Theres tons of interesting performers there. I had my uke with me I almost wanted to set up shop hehe.

uke142464
04-17-2008, 01:07 PM
somwhere over the rainbow by israel kamakawiwo'ole

angeles206
04-17-2008, 05:16 PM
i started off with surf & drop baby drop. thanks to my cousin teaching me. :D

Howlin Hobbit
04-18-2008, 09:41 AM
Ah cool! I've been to pike place. . .I had my uke with me I almost wanted to set up shop hehe.

You have to get a permit. $30/year. When you're going to be in town again, drop me an email and I'll give you all the details. We should have a strum.

Email is:

http://www.howlinhobbit.com/external/hhgmail.jpg

davoomac
04-18-2008, 10:37 AM
You have to get a permit. $30/year. When you're going to be in town again, drop me an email and I'll give you all the details. We should have a strum.

Ohh, yeah I remember my sis mentioning something about a permit. Yeah we should definitely get together if I come through the area. :)

Hey you know, just last night I heard that song five foot two! I was like oh thats the song Howlin Hobbit learned on his uke when he first started!

Howlin Hobbit
04-18-2008, 10:39 AM
Hey you know, just last night I heard that song five foot two! I was like oh thats the song Howlin Hobbit learned on his uke when he first started!

It's a silly song but I still play it sometimes.

CYNICALifornia
04-18-2008, 10:41 AM
Awesome.

Oddly enough my secret second motive for learning the Uke was to preform on Hollywood Blvd.

I've always wanted to do that . . .

SMillette92
04-26-2008, 03:34 PM
As cliche as this is, I played Stairway to Heaven... :rolleyes:

Ame
04-26-2008, 03:43 PM
Meg & Dia - Setting Up Sunday

One of those easy 4 chord progressions, C-G-Am-F. haha good times.

jongre
04-26-2008, 04:27 PM
Late to the game, I know. But-- Radiohead's Creep.

I'd seen Amanda Palmer's video on youtube shortly before getting my first uke, and I was basically like, "damn, that's an easy song!"

Three months later, it's one of like three or four songs I can play passably.

Pretty much same story with me, except it was my second song I learned, though seeing her play it was one of the things that made me want to get a uke.

First song was Float On by Modest Mouse, which I picked up from a really helpful tutorial of YouTube. Its an incredibly easy song to play, and one of my favorites in general.

Valerie
04-26-2008, 04:40 PM
I played the riff to A Soalin' for the April contest here on the site. And that was the first thing I played on a uke ever.

But I don't think I'd call that my first song... I did strum out the chords to Joe Purdy's Wash Away Reprise. (Strumming, not the fingerpicking he does...)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YTdCzIduUb4

Very simple: C, F, G, F, C Repeate.

Then for the bridge you switch to Dm, C, G repeate

Tada! four chords in all

Kaneohe til the end
04-26-2008, 04:48 PM
my dog has fleas, nah, surf, and leaving on a jet plane

deach
04-26-2008, 05:11 PM
I wanna grow old with you - Adam Sandler

robha
04-26-2008, 06:24 PM
Mine was White Sandy Beach

JennyJo
04-26-2008, 06:45 PM
I think it was "The Book of Love" by The Magnetic Fields.

degracia
04-26-2008, 07:01 PM
Always had to be Honey Baby back in 7th grade.

sukie
04-27-2008, 04:43 AM
Don't laugh -- Tiny Bubbles. I took lessons on a cruise ship and the class performed it at the talent show on the last night of the cruise. Been hooked on the Uke since since the first lesson.

Snow
04-27-2008, 06:47 AM
"Let's Dance".

UKESTAR
04-27-2008, 07:20 AM
I played the riff to A Soalin' for the April contest here on the site. And that was the first thing I played on a uke ever.

But I don't think I'd call that my first song... I did strum out the chords to Joe Purdy's Wash Away Reprise. (Strumming, not the fingerpicking he does...)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YTdCzIduUb4

Very simple: C, F, G, F, C Repeate.

Then for the bridge you switch to Dm, C, G repeate

Tada! four chords in all

Very cool song.....thanks for that one!

Nelson
04-27-2008, 09:56 AM
Beirut - Postcards from Italy

laurahi808
04-27-2008, 10:15 AM
first song i learned was one night stand by kekai boys then honey baby.

Simsim
04-28-2008, 08:22 AM
Mine would be "All I Have To Do is Dream" made famous by The Everly Brothers.

FrankNoCal
04-28-2008, 10:39 AM
Like a whole song all the way through? I've never done that. But the first song I was taught and I guess I can play it all the way through if I had to is Hi'ilawe.

Cloud
04-28-2008, 03:31 PM
First song I played on a uke would be the Trigun opening song,
if anyone knows what that is.

=]

jongre
04-28-2008, 06:33 PM
First song I played on a uke would be the Trigun opening song,
if anyone knows what that is.

=]

Could you maybe post a video of that? I'd love to see it. And it made me think of a ukulele version of The Slaughter Song from Trigun, which I think would just be hilarious.

Rubbertoe
05-04-2008, 05:42 PM
the first song i learned to play was Iz's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful world" and I learned to play it for a girl (she's gone but the uke stayed... i got the better end of the deal). The chords weren't too hard to learn but the strum pattern still gives me the sweats sometimes (couldn't figure them out until I found Aldrine's tutorial on Iamhawaii). I was actually extremely proud of myself until I read in The Guiness Book of World Records that the ukulele is the easiest musical intrument in the world to learn... then I was only very proud of myself (lol).

jaggtmolina
05-04-2008, 09:41 PM
close to you - carpenters. :)

Captain Google
03-03-2009, 09:39 AM
The first full song I've played was Alphaville's "Forever Young", followed by The Pillows' "Little Busters".

SmokeyStubbs
03-03-2009, 12:31 PM
The first song I ever played on ukulele was the classic '5 foot 2'. My sister was learning ukulele at stage school so I thought I'd have a go too. Then I didn't play again for fifteen years and when I bought my first uke I found that I still rememberd the chords. So it was my first song twice. ;)

Sahko
03-03-2009, 02:47 PM
First song I learned to play was "Love Song", by The Cure. But I could only play the chords.
The first song I could sing and play was "Leaving on a Jet Plane" by John Denver.

Both learned through UU :D

h-drix
03-03-2009, 02:50 PM
Pints of Guiness Makes You Strong by against me!

Waterguy
03-03-2009, 02:53 PM
5 foot 2. For some reason I wanted to go traditional.

DeG
03-03-2009, 03:10 PM
Sponge Bob Square pants - Campfire Song Song. (don't ask ):)

NoLine
03-03-2009, 03:24 PM
first song i learned before anything else was...

I will follow you into the dark by DeathCab for Cutie

Stackabones
03-03-2009, 04:12 PM
Hound Dog -- Big Mama Thornton/Elvis

Luna
03-03-2009, 04:54 PM
"Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" "Scarborough Fair" and "The Man Who Never Returned."

katreetrunk
03-03-2009, 05:48 PM
"Nantes" - Beirut

and then "Three Little Birds" - Bob Marley


wooo

meletui
03-03-2009, 11:28 PM
only fools rush in, elvis

Hooligooner
03-04-2009, 12:04 AM
First was Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, followed by 5 years time by Noah and the Whale.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRX5kH6IrkY&feature=related

lisaxy424
03-04-2009, 07:12 AM
"Santeria" by Sublime...oh man did I feel AWESOME, LOL :D

dirk.li
05-18-2009, 04:06 AM
Hey guys,

first song I ever played on an ukulele was "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" by Smokie. Actually I hate this song (that's probably why I never made a recording). But it's fairly easy to play (you only need 4 chords: C, G, F, Am).

If anyone wants to give it a try, here's a link to the lyrics & chords (http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.lindesign.se/uwp/guitar/t/teenage_fanclub/have_you_ever_seen_the_rain.crd?=&1944-06-06=always&transpose=5&tuning=GCEA).

shibumi
05-18-2009, 04:16 AM
Stand By Me / Every Breath You Take

ksquine
05-18-2009, 07:45 AM
The first song I played was D'yer Maker by Led Zeppelin.
Not a traditional uke band but that song sounds great on it.

DapperDan
05-18-2009, 08:17 AM
a crude version of over the rainbow by IZ

RangerRingor
06-02-2009, 08:43 PM
ironically...

HONEY BABY

hahaha go figure.

all the san diego peeps that were at the bonfire are now smacking their foreheads and saying "that's why!" haha

Sadly Mr. NukeDOC, the first song I learned was Girl Let Me Know - The NukeDOC version (never even heard the original when I learned it). I learned it from watching your YouTube video. Then I left a comment asking for the chords. Then I watched the video over and over until I learned it. :)


So there we go...the song I first ever played and learned in the uke in a nutshell. :nana:

casetone2514
06-02-2009, 10:56 PM
I wanna Be Like You (King Of The Swingers) from The Jungle Book. I bought a Ukulele specifically to play that ONE song. Now look what's happened. Playing the Uke is worse than an addiction to Crack Cocaine - once you start you just can't stop. Can you get patches to wean you off?

Bratset
06-02-2009, 11:00 PM
Hedwigs theme was the first one I learned :-)

casetone2514
06-02-2009, 11:01 PM
Hedwigs theme was the first one I learned :-)

Whassat?

Did you do a vid?

Bratset
06-02-2009, 11:04 PM
Whassat?

Did you do a vid?

Didn't acctually, don't know why :p
Will se if I still rember it, and make a vid when I get home

Myala509
06-03-2009, 05:52 AM
Same here. I still need to make a video for that.
Me three. .

grownupboy
06-03-2009, 06:02 AM
my first real song was ring of fire. the second was gay boyfriend by the ukes of hazard. i emailed the band and asked them for the chords for the song and much to my amazement they replied!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QaZGofqRCA

oh, i know.

k

Roy Jovero
06-03-2009, 07:16 AM
Um... I learned Smoke On The Water, Free by Donovan Frankenreiter, and the beatboxing part of Justfriends by Musiq Soulchild all in the same day. Don't remember the order in which I learned them though.

mealfrog41
06-03-2009, 07:30 AM
All Along the Watchtower in Waikiki:music:

cpatch
06-03-2009, 08:30 AM
I wanna Be Like You (King Of The Swingers) from The Jungle Book. I bought a Ukulele specifically to play that ONE song.
Love your version!

Bender
06-03-2009, 08:57 AM
Wish You Were Here. I was thinking about picking up ukulele and saw Seeso's version on Youtube and I had to give it a try. Found the tabs and was able to learn it pretty quickly, it's not that hard (at least the chords aren't hard) and you can strum it a number of different ways. It's a great campfire song.

If anyone has tabs to other Pink Flod songs let me know. There are lots of covers out there but not a lot of tabs.

I'm surprised to see so many who learned Drop Baby Drop first. I know it's a classic but when I looked at the tabs a few weeks back, I thought the chords looked hard! I'll have to take a look at them again since it is definitely a song I would like to learn.

ukulelebadass
06-03-2009, 09:18 AM
"Take Me Home Country Roads" by John Denver. I was such a dorky kid!

AnnaUK
06-03-2009, 10:19 AM
My first song was "Mr Jones" by the Counting Crows, (just because I had it in my head when I was travelling home from the music store with my first uke.)

Happy times :)

MangoMon
06-03-2009, 10:33 AM
Steve Vai's ... Just kidding. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.

Kyle787
06-03-2009, 10:39 AM
mine was Surf as well

ukebrudder
06-03-2009, 07:15 PM
"I'm yours" by you already know who.

Apfelkuch3n
06-03-2009, 07:31 PM
Noah and the Whale - 5 Years Time

(:

iamdanielle
06-03-2009, 07:41 PM
What was the first song you ever played on an ukulele? I'm pretty sure mine was 'Never Gonna Give you Up' the Kapena version.

http://shylamarie.imeem.com/music/tZt3LVDn/kapena_never_gonna_give_you_up/

Mine was "Grow Old With You" by Adam Sandler.

JT_Ukes
06-03-2009, 07:46 PM
Margaritaville, 'caus I roll like that

nikolo727
06-03-2009, 08:23 PM
bob brozmans version of Hi'ilawe

Spooner
06-03-2009, 08:42 PM
I've been racking my brain to figure out what the first song was (aside from original music).

Nik's post just reminded me.

The first one I learned was Waikiki - Keahiwai style/inspired.

Spooner
06-03-2009, 08:48 PM
I've been racking my brain to figure out what the first song was (aside from original music).

Nik's post just reminded me.

The first one I learned was Waikiki - Keahiwai style/inspired.


Just in case no one has heard their version here is a link to it on YouTube...not kuch of a video except for the lyrics posted but the entire song....just so friggin beautiful!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHFm_NaYuU0

nikolo727
06-03-2009, 08:52 PM
Just in case no one has heard their version here is a link to it on YouTube...not kuch of a video except for the lyrics posted but the entire song....just so friggin beautiful!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHFm_NaYuU0



just listened to it and loved it!!!

ukulele2544
06-03-2009, 09:11 PM
What was the first song you ever played on an ukulele? I'm pretty sure mine was 'Never Gonna Give you Up' the Kapena version.

http://shylamarie.imeem.com/music/tZt3LVDn/kapena_never_gonna_give_you_up/
I like that song

Srenji
06-04-2009, 03:21 AM
Island in the sun
<3 UU

ukulelemotion
06-04-2009, 08:37 AM
i started on aldrine's first uke lesson sunday morning but moved to harana and when that got to hard i moved to my very first song that i started and finished was stuck on you. haha.

supergokou
06-05-2009, 05:32 AM
Faith- George Michael. Had a video of it with me doing my George Michael moves. The guitar was pretty prominent in the George video, so I thought it would be interesting with a ukulele instead.

DJ ukulele
06-17-2009, 11:34 AM
2 years to eternity by pauhana was my first song

cpatch
06-17-2009, 12:00 PM
Just in case no one has heard their version here is a link to it on YouTube...not kuch of a video except for the lyrics posted but the entire song....just so friggin beautiful!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHFm_NaYuU0
I love this song and have had this version on my iPod for a while (along with Andy Cumming's original). It goes really well with this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGrvX770Sx8

Craig
06-17-2009, 12:24 PM
It's hard to remember, since I suffer from CRS (can't remember...stuff).;). I think it was, "Something" by the Beatles. Then I plunged into Ohta-San's purple book.

BBcakes
06-17-2009, 12:30 PM
Haven't put a 100% into playing yet, but started with Jammin - Bob Marley.

Spooner
06-17-2009, 12:42 PM
I love this song and have had this version on my iPod for a while (along with Andy Cumming's original). It goes really well with this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGrvX770Sx8

Yeah..this is one of my favorite versions....and I could stare at that girl all day long. :D

Playscool39
06-17-2009, 01:26 PM
Any song with "C", "F", "G(7)". My mom always sing songs with these chords, so I'played and she sang. She mostly had to tell me when to switch chords:o

bnicholas26
06-18-2009, 05:02 PM
Tonight You Belong to Me (as performed by steve martin and bernadette peters in the movie "the jerk")........also because i'm a trumpet player and also play the horn part at the end, fun stuff

dropdavid
11-23-2009, 05:53 AM
mine was "elephant gun" by Beirut^^


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-mqhkuOF7s