Hawaiian Songs to Set the Tone for Your Vacation
Everywhere you go when visiting the Hawaii, you’ll hear songs that are synonymous with the islands, many of which have been performed and listened to for years. The subtle strumming of a guitar, and the easily recognized tone of the ukulele are the sounds of Hawaii, and anytime a Hawaiian song comes on, you’re transported to the warm weather, white sand, and the magical feeling of paradise.
Hawaii has produced some very famous musicians and very well known songs, which has welcomed prominence to Hawaii’s music and the artists that call Hawaii home. Whether it is a remake of a classic like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or an up-tempo original hit played for a national audience on the Super Bowl by our very own Bruno Mars, Hawaiian music is highly regarded and is every evolving. The classics remain, but new songs are produced all the time, and each artist that is closely associated with the islands holds a special place in the art of Hawaiian music.
Music has always been part of Hawaii, and there are quite a few songs that you are likely going to hear while visiting. There are also an endless number of songs that you don't know that you will hear, whether at an authentic luau or while enjoying cocktails and the sunset at a beachside restaurant.
Some of the most popular songs by local artists include:
- Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
- Sitting, Waiting, Wishing – Jack Johnson
- Tiny Bubbes – Don Ho
- Aloha ‘Oe – Queen Liliuokalani
- Mele Kalikimaka – Various Artists
- White Sandy Beach - Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Be sure to keep your ears open for Hawaiian songs while visiting. These songs and the music of Hawaii helps to create a connection to the islands that you will carry with you forever. Once you return home, you can play a song that you’ve heard in Hawaii, close your eyes, and remember the feeling of paradise and feel the connection that music has helped you make.
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