Best Hawaii Songs
Are you are counting down the days to your Hawaii Vacation and want to set the mood? Are you missing Hawaii and need some music to listen to while you reminiscence about your Hawaii Activities? Either way this is the playlist for you! This Ultimate Hawaiian Music Playlist includes 10 of the best Hawaii Songs.
1. Tiny Bubbles – Don Ho
Don Ho is a Hawaii legend so it seems right to start off the list with his most famous song.
2. Over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole
Just a few notes of this song can take you back to Hawaii if only for a few moments.
3. Aloha Friday No Work Till Monday! – Kimo Kahoano & Paul Natto
Wear your Hawaiian shirt and celebrate! If you are in Waikiki you can celebrate Aloha Friday with Friday Night Fireworks.
4. Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride – Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu and the Kamehameha School Children’s Chorus
Many Television Shows and Movies have been filmed in Hawaii. You can even go on Kauai Movie Tours or see film locations at Oahu’s Kualoa Ranch. Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride from the Disney movie Lilo and Stitch captures the beauty and spirit of Hawaii and will make you want to reserve Hawaii Surf Lessons!
5. Fish and Poi – Sean Na’auao
After hearing this song you will be ready for a Hawaii Luau! Be sure to try the poi!
6. Shave Ice – Loyal Garner
“Try it every way! It hits the spot!” I am ready to go to Ululani’s Shave Ice after I listen to this song!
7. Hawaiian Wedding Song – Elvis Presley
This love song was written in 1926 by Charles E. King. It was a Billboard hit for Andy Williams. My favorite version is the one Elvis Presley sang for his 1961 film Blue Hawaii. If you are on Oahu be sure to attend Chief’s Luau for an evening of fun, laughter and a version of the Hawaiian Wedding Song you won’t forget!
8. Hi’ilawe – Gabby Pahinui
Hi’ilawe is another Hawaii classic. If it sounds familiar you may recognize it from the George Clooney film, The Descendants.
9. Can’t Keep – Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder performs a ukulele version of the Pearl Jam hit in this beautiful video. The video makes me want to return to Kauai’s Na Pali Coast.
10 . I Got You – Jack Johnson
This is a beautiful song and gorgeous video featuring the sights of Oahu!
Bonus I could not narrow it down to 10 best Hawaii Songs so here are two bonus songs!
White Sandy Beach – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole
I already have one IZ song on the list but all of his music is amazing. White Sandy Beach is one of my personal favorites. On a Hawaii Helicopter Tour with Sunshine Helicopters I remember hearing this song as we flew over the stunning beaches. It was a magical moment that has stuck with me for years.
Little Grass Shack – Don Ho’s version
A list of best Hawaii Songs would not be complete without Little Grass Shack! This popular song was written for the July 4th canoe races in Kona in 1933.
Which Best Hawaii Songs would you add to the Ultimate Hawaiian Music Playlist?