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02-24-2013, 03:57 AM
Hi All,

What is your favorite song or songs you have played in a group setting that you think works well in a larger group of 10 or more players, playing simultaneously?

Thanks for the input!

02-24-2013, 04:38 AM
Christmas songs are great for this because everyone knows them well to sing.

I think the songs we do "best" as a group at my local Ukulele Club are Folsom Prison Blues, Country Roads, Wagon Wheel, and Help Me Ronda.

02-24-2013, 06:08 AM
Our meetup group regularly plays 500 Miles (I'm Gonna Be) by The Proclaimers and Stray Cat Strut by The Stray Cats. And IZ's Somewhere Over The Rainbow / Wonderful World mashup (when we play outdoors, people seem to expect it) and Puff The Magic Dragon (when we play outdoors, we try to play this song when kids are watching).

02-24-2013, 06:48 AM
Waterfalls by TLC. No question.


02-24-2013, 09:06 AM
Sweet Pea. The old one.

02-24-2013, 08:04 PM
The old Morcombe and Wise theme song "Bring Me Sunshine"

02-25-2013, 02:59 AM
The group I'm in has a theme song to end the night. It goes to the tune of "Move It On Over" but lyrics to fit our group, and even a harmonica solo (if our harmonica player shows up, otherwise, we use kazoo:)) It's a fun song to play, and usually I have it going through my head the whole way home.


02-25-2013, 03:10 AM
Waterfalls by TLC. No question.

Seeso, are you going to come out to the SF meet up and do the rap part for us?

02-25-2013, 04:00 AM
Seeso, are you going to come out to the SF meet up and do the rap part for us?

You do it! It'll take you no time at all to learn that rap.

02-25-2013, 07:34 AM
The two groups I have been involved with
have a good time playing 'Doctor Jazz' (for
the oldie/standard vibe) or 'Up Around The
Bend' for the thrash of a Creedence tune
done for fun!

02-25-2013, 08:12 AM
An old favourite of my uke club is Country Roads. Always a good way to start a session and I Will Survive is a great song about mid-way through to keep enthusiasm high, and we usually end with Take On Me. I sound like a stretched balloon by the end of this however

02-25-2013, 08:22 AM
You ain't going nowhere (b. Dylan)

Four chords and a catchy chorus.

Hippie Dribble
02-25-2013, 09:25 AM
Down By The Riverside
Lonesome Valley
Old Time Religion

3 chords, lots of room for harmonies and improvised verses = FUN :)

02-25-2013, 12:25 PM
For something different to start a meeting with some pep, try Your Sixteen, Bring It On Down To My House, Shady Grove, I'll Flyi Away, maybe I Want To Be Just Like You, Octopus Garden, SF Bay Blues, Hey Good Looking. Finish with Happy Trails

02-25-2013, 01:03 PM
This Land Is My Land...I think it should be our national anthem...

02-27-2013, 05:43 PM
Great stuff, keep it coming. I am making a list to pick some songs for the upcoming Ukulele Jay's UKEJAM by the Bay so I can prepare some music for everyone to jam to. Some really good songs here.

02-27-2013, 06:06 PM
Stand By Me
House Of The Rising Sun
Knockin' On Heaven's Door

02-27-2013, 06:47 PM
We always start our monthly uke jam (Turlock Uke Jamz) with Iko Iko. An easy 2 chord warm up and non-threatening to first timers. We always end with This Land. In between we like to mix genres and avoid key of C overload.

02-27-2013, 08:04 PM
Only three songs??

Because we have all skill levels in our uke club, the songs where everyone can play along are the easier ones.

White Sandy Beach, On Moonlight Bay, and Music, Music, Music are often requested.

The song that is turning into our club's 'anthem" is Joe Brown's "I Like Ukuleles". Go to our club's Song Book (http://sanjoseukeclub.org/song_book.html) to download/print the song sheet.


02-27-2013, 09:03 PM
The old Morcombe and Wise theme song "Bring Me Sunshine"
MikeOn of my all round uke favourites, that.....

02-27-2013, 09:05 PM
If I had to pick just one - Delilah -

02-28-2013, 05:00 AM
Brown Eyed Girl. Easy, and everyone knows the lyrics.

02-28-2013, 12:56 PM
Wagon Wheel - OCMS
Frankie's Gun - Felice Bros
The Weight - The Band

And so many more...