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ukehero
08-14-2008, 06:54 AM
Hi all,

A bit of a fun challenge for you here:

I'm trying to compile a list of 50 rock and pop songs featuring a ukulele. Only one per artist, please. I'll start things off with two recent ones:

1. Noah and the Whale - Five Years Time
2. Beirut - Postcards From Italy

How many can we get?!

Paul

Nuke-ulele
08-14-2008, 07:01 AM
3. Jack Johnson - Breakdown
4. Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
5. Elvis Costello - Scarlet Tide (I have seen him play this on a uke or on a guitar with a capo at the fifth fret)

virginia_barkley
08-14-2008, 07:16 AM
Portishead-Deep Water
Panic at the Disco-I Have Friends in Holy Spaces

tad
08-14-2008, 07:22 AM
I want a Magnetic Fields song up there, but I'm not sure which one...

The Night You Can't Remember?

freedive135
08-14-2008, 09:13 AM
Eric Stone's - Humuhumunukunukuapua'

http://boatsongs.com/lyrics/cd2song2.htm

GForce83
08-14-2008, 10:46 AM
The King Blues - We Ain't Never Done

h-drix
08-14-2008, 02:28 PM
The King Blues - Under the fog

fix'd :D

as to contribute to this thread...i cant

drmathprog
08-14-2008, 02:50 PM
Ram On - Paul McCartney
Something ("Concert for George" version) - Paul McCartney and Friends

tad
08-14-2008, 04:54 PM
Oh-- another good one--

The Who-- "Blue Red and Grey"

tad
08-14-2008, 05:00 PM
Also...

Dent May and his Magnificent Ukulele-- "Pierce Avenue"
Folk Uke-- "Mother****er Got ****ed Up"
Ukulele Girls-- "Gangsta's Paradise"
Share-- "Shangri-La"
The Bastard Fairies feat. the Uncle Lincoln Ukulele Club-- "Brand New Key"
Tom Milsom-- "Internet Love Song"


These can all be found on my uke muxtape:
http://retius.muxtape.com/

ukehero
08-14-2008, 10:08 PM
Some good ones there, although I should have specified that they need to be original versions of songs that feature a uke, not uke cover versions, so I'm afraid stuff like Ukulele Girls doing Gangsta's Paradise is not allowed!

Here are some hints - how about something by Kate Bush, Jens Lekman, Patrick Wolf, Queen or Pearl Jam?!

VermontUke
08-15-2008, 03:21 AM
I am pretty sure that the Uke is used in the begining of this song atleast

Suzie Blue by Ben Harper

remy
08-15-2008, 10:10 AM
Rilo kiley- Ripchord

LoMa
08-15-2008, 10:42 AM
Los Abandoned playing Los Ojos.

A band from Los Angeles.
I think it's a ukulele being played on this one...

Gaby
08-17-2008, 12:53 AM
Raul Malo - I said I love you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjCm0aW1vMQ

freedive135
08-17-2008, 02:42 AM
Donavon Frankenreiter - Free

Jack Johnson plays ukulele on this song so it may not count, it was written by both but its on Donavan's CD.

UkeCanDoIt!
08-17-2008, 10:09 AM
I love Raul Malo! I liked him when he was with The Mavericks too!