View Full Version : Favorite Israel Kamakawiwo'ole song

02-06-2008, 02:31 PM
Well I was just driving today, in the rainy and gloomy ass west side washington weather, and i decided to listen to some IZ on my ipod to lighten up the mood. Probably my favorite song would be "Henehene kou'aka". So just decided make a thread to see what everyone else's is. Aloha!

E-Lo Roberts
02-06-2008, 03:26 PM
Dude, I sometimes like to play his version of "Somewhere over the rainbow/Wonderful world" to my little girl at bedtime. She digs it and that makes me feel good...thanks IZ for the love. Miss ya....e-lo....

02-06-2008, 05:25 PM
Hawaii 78'...my all time favorite!

02-06-2008, 06:38 PM
this is so impossible. there is no way i can only pick one.

its a toss up between in this life, over the rainbow, and white sandy beach.

02-06-2008, 06:39 PM
somewhere over the rainbow. white sandy beach

02-06-2008, 10:07 PM
hawaiian supa man. dig the horns in that song.

02-07-2008, 08:14 PM
hawaiian supa man. dig the horns in that song.

yeah thats up there too. also country road, take me home

02-07-2008, 08:25 PM
The moment Bruddah IZ passed on, In Dis Life played on the radio. Thats my favorite.

Much luv Bruddah, shine and fly up there...

02-08-2008, 04:46 PM
I'd have to go with White Sandy Beach, with Somewhere Over the Rainbow a close second.

02-09-2008, 05:58 PM
Hawaii 78' is good.

But im gonna have to stick with Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World.

Yes I will admit it. I cry almost EVERY time I listen to that song.

IZ is also my Hero

02-11-2008, 02:40 PM
PAKALOLO! old school

02-11-2008, 07:22 PM
ok its gotta be hawaiian supaman no questions asked

02-11-2008, 08:08 PM
^ good song...

hes song are so relaxing. :3 << whats that sign mean?

02-11-2008, 08:11 PM
my guess, :3 is a weird kine happy face.

02-12-2008, 01:48 AM
I like every one of Braddah Iz songs, but for me, I think it is a tie between Hawai'i 78 and Somewhere over the rainbow/ what a wonderful world.
But, every song he does rocks.
wish I could play like him:(


10-31-2008, 01:03 PM
My fav IZ song is probably Men Who Ride Mountains.

But they are all great!

10-31-2008, 02:03 PM
For me it's these two songs; "Kaleohano" written by “Moon” Kauakahi and "In Dis Life" by by Mike Reid and Allen Shamlin. One good tune everybody can jam on is Margarita .. .. ..

Aldrine Guerrero
10-31-2008, 02:21 PM
^ good song...

hes song are so relaxing. :3 << whats that sign mean?

It's a cat face

My faves are White sandy beach and He Hawaii au

Janita K
10-31-2008, 05:45 PM
"Ka Huila Wai" got me hooked on the uke. I had the chords, the Facing Future CD and I was playing along with Bruddah Iz in my lounge room in Hervey Bay Australia! (I really recommend it for beginners!!)
It taught me my uke is one tough little instrument, coz I thrash the poor thing when playing that song.
"Hawai'i 78" is one of those rare songs that implants itself deeply in your brain after one listening and will not leave. Leaves me with a fluttery feeling in my stomach.
There's a little bit of Hawai'i in my neighbourhood now! Got an industrial strength subwoofer too....that helps..:D:D:D

10-31-2008, 06:04 PM
I like Hokule A, Star of Gladness. The whole project.

10-31-2008, 09:14 PM
hene hene.

11-01-2008, 01:32 AM
Mines would be in this order:

Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a wonderful world
Hawaii '78
White Sandy Beach
'Ama 'Ama
Henehene Kou 'Aka
In Dis Life

11-01-2008, 09:00 AM
Just a little FYI .. .. During Iz's performance of Kaleohano during the 1996 Hoku Awards, he was reunited with his former bandmates, the Makaha Sons (John, Jerome and Moon). It was a very emotional reunion and would be the last time they would perform together. For those who want to know more, here are some sites about Iz. Enjoy

11-01-2008, 12:35 PM
Hawaii 78'...my all time favorite!


that and white sandy beach.

also you have to love SWOTRB/WAWW.

have you heard the hawaii 78' introduction on the facing future album?

(i think thats what album it is^)

brings tears to mah eyes :)

11-04-2008, 04:17 AM
Hard to pick just one, but mine would have to be "Tengoku Kara Kaminari" or "Thunder from Heaven" from his "E Ala E" CD. Love that song.


Also like Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Hene Hene Kou Aka.


11-04-2008, 04:53 AM
Star of Gladness.....one of my bandmates brought it to the table for us to try and cover and it has become one of my favs......you can hear our rendition of it at the link in my sig line.

11-04-2008, 06:54 AM
Well i gotta say it's Iz's cover of Ka Pua Ui...da best.

11-04-2008, 01:44 PM
In Dis Life and Somewhere over the rainbow are all favorites. But I also have to give it to Kamalani. Something abot that song just relaxes me.

11-04-2008, 02:56 PM
I would have to go with White Sandy Beach... I love Somewhere over the Rainbow/Wonderful World, however white sandy beach is much better I think... (IMO)

11-04-2008, 05:34 PM
I really love his version of Mona Lisa. Also Ama ama is great. To be truley honest theres no IZ song I DONT love.

Kaneohe til the end
11-04-2008, 06:56 PM
all of his songs are great, but out of curiosity, did anyone else hate pearl jam's hawaii 78 cover?

11-04-2008, 06:59 PM
"The Fly" (this song just cracks meh up)

11-04-2008, 07:22 PM
all of his songs are great, but out of curiosity, did anyone else hate pearl jam's hawaii 78 cover?

no add up ah you meant?

Kaneohe til the end
11-05-2008, 04:44 PM
no add up ah you meant?

yea, hate is kinda strong, but its like comparing mahalo to kamaka

11-05-2008, 06:42 PM
no add up ah you meant?

wow.. this had me starring at the screen for 10 minutes, until i looked at the post below

hawaiian lingo?

Kaneohe til the end
11-06-2008, 09:11 PM
wow.. this had me starring at the screen for 10 minutes, until i looked at the post below

hawaiian lingo?

it means like it cant compare to the original