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    Default Spring Has Sprung!

    The weather is getting nicer and nicer everyday and I can't help but look forward to summer! My first summer that I can actually play a real song on the uke and I can't wait to bring my uke to bbqs and vacation and everything that summer brings. SO, my question...

    What are some prototypical "summer songs" that are a must for the season? I already have Brown Eyed Girl, Margaritaville and Cheeseburger in Paradise down. Anything other ideas? What are your summer songs?

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    Pretty much anything by the Beach Boys would work. Surf and Ska are good genres to try out, as well.
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    ...fall has fell. Now it's summer and hotter than hell! Sorry, couldn't resist. I too am enjoying this nice shift in weather here in So. Cal.

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    Jingle Bells for sure.







    No, but really, Island In The Sun by Weezer is totally a Summer song.
    !N00B Alert!

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    hahaha jingle bells thats awesome

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    Apparently, if you play a Winter song during a hot Summer day, it will make the weather feel colder.
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    Some Bob Marley, people always enjoy that stuff

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    Ka'au Crater Boys' "Surf", and "Opihi Man".
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    I might have to work out a baritone ukulele version of Rocky Mountain High... just to do it.

    Summer songs... well, you mentioned Margaritaville (a classic). I always enjoy tunes with a lot of great vocals, but if you are the sole entertainer, then try working out some excellent finger-picking and vocal numbers like "Dust In the Wind" (Kansas). It is easy to play in "C" on standard tuning or "G" on a baritone. The intro on the song sounds really great on the baritone... sweet and mellow.
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    sunny afternoon - the kinks
    here comes the sun - beatles (george harrison)
    into the sunshine - julia nunes
    sunshine of your love - cream
    summer nights - grease
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