View Full Version : BBQ Summer Songs Contest

07-14-2009, 10:39 AM
So I am having friends over for BBQ on Saturday, and I want to learn maybe 10-20 new easy/moderate songs by hearth so that I don't need to look at the chords while I play :)

The little, contest sort of thing I'm gonna do then is:

You write in up to ten suggestions of summer tunes, that I can learn for the BBQ
I will pick a winner on Saturday, and within a few days I will make the winning song a YT video!

Not much of a contest but I though it would be fun, like a request contest

Ukulele JJ
07-14-2009, 12:40 PM
Summertime (The Gershwin song, not the one by the Jamies :p)
California Girls, or Surfin' USA, or pretty much any other easy Beach Boys
I Can See Clearly Now
Under the Boardwalk
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
Summertime Blues
Take it Easy
Jammin', or Stir it Up, or any other easy Bob Marley


07-14-2009, 12:55 PM
While the Music is Playing (Dan Zanes)
Goodnight, Irene
Loch Lomond
Octopus's Garden
Yellow Submarine
Wander in the Summer Wind (Dan Zanes again)
This Message (Krabbers)
Sloop John B.
Puff the Magic Dragon
Hey Jude

Ukester Brown
07-14-2009, 04:08 PM
Happy Birthday
How much is that doggy in the window

How good are you at memorizing?

07-14-2009, 04:34 PM
How good are you at memorizing?
good question! if bad, there will be no youtubie... :D

07-15-2009, 12:49 AM
How good are you at memorizing?

Good.... I don't like bragging... but good :p
(Been telling my kid brother the Harry Potter books when he goes to be recently without reading them lol :p)

07-15-2009, 06:19 AM
An easy early favorite of mine:
Simple chords and lyrics
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight"


07-15-2009, 10:18 PM
No mention of "Soak up the Sun - Sheryl Crow" yet? IT'S SUMMER

07-16-2009, 01:11 AM
Me and Bobby McGee, I think it's 3 chords and the changes are pretty obvious (makes it easy to memorize). I don't know about your people, but my friends know all the words. Was one of the hits of my singalong. (Do yourself a favor, plan to memorize, but pack some kind of clip light) Have fun!

07-16-2009, 02:39 AM
creep by radiohead - cause so many people know it and it's super easy to learn
inaudible melodies by jack johnson
jammin - bob marley

07-16-2009, 07:31 AM
"Anyone Else But You" - From the Movie Juno (it's only 2 chords)
"Tree Hugger" -Kimya Dawson (it's pretty silly)
"I'm Yours" - Jason Mraz
"Country Roads" - John Denver
"I Shot the Sheriff" - Bob Marley
"On Top of Spaghetti" (??? I don't know, I think it's funny ???)
"Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue"

07-16-2009, 08:37 AM
* summer in the city (joe cocker)
* all along the watchtower (bob dylan)
* free falling (tom petty)
* no woman no cry (bob marley) (there is a good and easy tab on dominators website)
* californication (red hot chilli peppers) (maybe not an easy one, but would be very cool, this song is ultimate summer-feeling)
* sitting on the dock of the bay (otis redding)
* ain't no sunshine (bill withers)
* oye como va (santana) if you want to keep it instrumental (i found tabs for this one I think on this website)
* paradise city (guns 'n roses) (easy chords and good for sing-alongs)
* and finally any song of the beach boys would indeed spice up your bbq-party big-time :)

I have figured out an instrumental version of "free falling" & "sitting on the dock of the bay" myself, check out my you-tube

learned them for myself one day for accompany my bbq's while camping

enjoy your BBQ! the best thing to do in summer :
BBQ, playing ukulele and smoking big cigars :)



07-16-2009, 03:48 PM
here's some RANDOM songs I think would be good, haha. hope you likey.

* Hey Ya ! (Outkast)
* Love Letter (Katchafire)
* My Girl (The Temptations)
* Kung Fu Fighting (?)
* Memory Lane (Adeaze)
* Naughty Girl OR Sweet Darlin (Fiji)
* Who Let The Dogs Out (Baha Men) <--haha
* She's A Bad Mamajama (carl Carlton)
* Shores of Waiehu ('Ekolu)
* Rock N Roll (Eric Hutchinson)


07-19-2009, 04:22 AM
* no woman no cry (bob marley) (there is a good and easy tab on dominators website)

This was my favoritte suggestion, and one of the songs that became most popular with my friends!
Thanks for all the suggestions.
here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3MX_pAmhuo) is the video, although very sloppy :p I was kinda tired when recording! :rock:

Ukulele JJ
07-19-2009, 05:56 AM
* Hey Ya ! (Outkast)

Good one! That always reminds of summer for some reason.