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songs in the key of uke!

August 25, 2010

summer love #2: driving with the windows down and the music up

but not just any music. i can be fairly particular about good summer music. there is a certain sound of summer, you know? certain instruments and melodies just sound like summer to me and put a smile on my face when the weather is oh so sunny and warm. songs that make you want to go on a road trip or read in a hammock or float down some river in a canoe…so this summer love post i dedicate to you, ukulele.

the ukulele is definitely one of those summer instruments. hands down. when i hear the quirky tones of a uke in a relaxed song i think summer. plus i just have a love for all not-your-average-joe instruments. so in honor of a start to botswana summer, i give you 10 song suggestions featuring the lovable uke:

1. take your love with me (the ukulele song) / sophie madeleine

2. i’ll see you in my dreams / joe brown

3. lover gone / peggy sue

4. elephant gun / beirut

5. hold on / darren hanlon (feat. cory gray & mark monnone)

6. you and i / ingrid michaelson

7. breakdown / jack johnson

8. lingering still / she & him

9. just you and me / zee avi

10. somewhere over the rainbow / iz

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lesli permalink
    August 25, 2010 11:08 pm

    5 words for you: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. :o)

  2. jtharp permalink
    August 27, 2010 1:25 am

    This is great! I’ve never heard of Sophie Madeleine, and she’s great. Good post, dear. Plus, reading in the hammock… love it.

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