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treehuggerkris
10-19-2010, 06:14 PM
alright so, i've been playing the ukulele for a year & consider myself a decent player. recently, i've been going with a group of friends to a local open mic where i love to play. but, theres this one guy who also plays there who i think is cute who i often duet with.

so basicly my question is: what song(s) would a guy find the most adorible for a girl to sing & play on her uke solo? anything specifically heart melting you know of? (& any success stories? haha)

:) i'd much rather ask this question here than yahoo answers, where i'd just get bombarded with people telling me to play somewhere over the rainbow or hey soul sister. blargh.

Chris Tarman
10-19-2010, 06:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnX7oXuOJKU

Not my version so much, but the original one. If a girl sang that to me it would melt me.

mackie
10-19-2010, 06:29 PM
wow! that Falling Slowly song is beautiful. i would like that sang to me too.

ricdoug
10-19-2010, 06:41 PM
Just tell him, Kris. We men don't do well with subtle hints. Ric

Chris Tarman
10-19-2010, 06:47 PM
Just tell him, Kris. We men don't do well with subtle hints. Ric

Good point. I missed a lot of subtle hints back when they would have mattered, I think. Some of them I didn't pick up on until YEARS later!

Michael_
10-20-2010, 12:06 AM
I agree. The hint shouldn't be too subtle. Try that "gently" song by TenaciousD and keep eye contact while singing. That should do.

TicToc
10-20-2010, 02:20 AM
Falling Slowly works very well on Ukulele, and it's a lovely song. If my girlfriend were to play me that song I'd simply melt. Also, I'd like for you to know that it may not seem that big of a deal to you, but if he likes you at all it will make him feel like the greatest man alive. I played Five Foot Two for my girlfriend over 2 weeks ago and she's still walking around with the word 'Five' on her hand in memory of it, and told me on multiple occasions that it's the most loving act anyone has ever done for her. Playing someone a song can make them feel fantastic and could change the way they think of you forever.

seeso
10-20-2010, 05:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmzDYqaihNY

Mandarb
10-20-2010, 05:45 AM
Just let him know how you feel - good luck.

mitchchang
10-20-2010, 05:56 AM
Pick a song that YOU love and adore and can pour your heart into when you perform it

chiefnoda
10-21-2010, 10:21 AM
Is he a geeky nerdy type? You can say, instead of playing, "I love that song you played. Can you show me how you played it?" And then, "If you would come over to my place, I can feed you whatever and then you can show me".

Sounds like you played with him before, so you can say "I would love to play xxxxx (Falling Slowly, for example), asnd I think it would song better if you can join me". And then, "If you would come over to my place, I can feed you whatever and then we can practice".

Just some ideas (I wish these things had happened to me.......)
Chief

JT_Ukes
10-21-2010, 10:22 AM
if you play "when i think about you i touch myself" while looking at him just might give him the hint

hoosierhiver
10-21-2010, 10:39 AM
couldn't resist..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtxdbPOMxIc

rasputinsghost
10-21-2010, 10:46 AM
Dream a Little Dream of Me!

http://ukulelehunt.com/2008/01/29/mama-cass-dream-a-little-dream-of-me/

DAPuke
10-21-2010, 10:56 AM
Here's a cute song I've been meaning to learn. It's called, "Summer's Gone" by Aberfeldy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MgPN-3ChS0 Good luck w/cutie boy! :)
DAP

SailingUke
10-21-2010, 11:26 AM
If you were not still in high school, I would say drop his a!! and run-a-way with me. :) :)
Actually just do a song you like and do well, and dedicate it to him.
Good Luck

slaming
10-21-2010, 12:15 PM
That probably would work but may give a bad impression. But that song is pretty great!

Edit: was re when I think about you I touch myself.

VODI
10-21-2010, 02:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnX7oXuOJKU

Not my version so much, but the original one. If a girl sang that to me it would melt me.

Whoa man, do you have that song tabbed out, that sounds awesome. Great cover for the uke!

-Jared

Faricelli
10-21-2010, 02:42 PM
Chris you just melted me.

Chris Tarman
10-21-2010, 07:20 PM
Whoa man, do you have that song tabbed out, that sounds awesome. Great cover for the uke!

-Jared

I don't have it tabbed. I got the ukulele chords from http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.ultimate-guitar.com/print.php?what=tab&id=450492&1944-06-06=always&transpose=&tuning=GCEA (or some similar site), and I just worked out the melody lines myself.

Chris Tarman
10-21-2010, 07:20 PM
Chris you just melted me.

Awwwww, shucks!

nickman2
10-21-2010, 07:47 PM
being a dude who absolutely loves really cute songs I would probably write my own really cute song so it make since. but some really cute songs that are really fun to play on the ukulele would be you and I by Ingrid Michaelson, oh it is love by Hellogoodbye, you are my favorite by Sophie Madeline, or any really cute song by Nevershoutnever because NSN is my favorite. I hope this helps and good luck with this. I'll be sending you positive vibes.

treehuggerkris
10-26-2010, 09:17 PM
thanks for the help everyone!! :) I actually played You & I the week before, as a duet with this guy... haha. but anyhow, this week I played Such Great Heights - Postal Service & The Bucket - Kings of Leon, and am working on some of these suggestions + Creep by Radiohead.

I actually made some kind of progress! haha unfortunately, it was with the wrong guy. I guess I stole the heart of some other guitar player at open mic instead, who asked for my number. darnit, wrong guy! oh well, at least I know its somewhat working! I'll keep you guys updated on the progress!