With Memorial Day 2021 in the books its safe to say that we are definitely in SUMMER (well technically its June 20th but it's hot already)! In Hawaii the temperature has risen to the 80's this past week and its been 'beachtacular'! Remember that's in Fahrenheit for you non Americans. In fact there's sand on my ankles as I just came in from the beach. Well.... after enjoying some refreshing raspberry and lychee shaved ice!
So as we kickoff the summer I thought it would be fitting to share some songs off my summer playlist. And of course tutorials on how to play them so you can spread warm vibes wherever you go!
Who hasn't heard of BTS? Arguably the biggest boyband in history. With their slick dance moves and catchy melodies these guys are unstoppable.
Chairia Tandias is an amazing teacher. Her simplistic teaching style combined with her amazing voice make this tutorial smooth like 'butter'!
Save Your Tears-The Weeknd & Ariana Grand
Okay, we all know The Weeknd is an amazing artist. Has he ever written a bad song? And adding Aria Grande to an already hot track sends this song through the stratosphere! Jam this smooth song on your ukulele and you'll have people crying while dancing to the rhythm.
What can I say about Matt from U CAN UKE teaching this tutorial? He was in my top ten ukulele influencers from last year and you will see why when you watch this tutorial. If only we could sing with his conviction.
Good 4 U-Olivia Rodrigo
This is beginning to look like the year of Olivia Rodrigo. And 'Good 4 U' is just one her hits to come out this year. The bass line thumps and sucks you into it's pop rock chorus. The perfect top down, stop at the red light banger.
Ricky Somborn knocks it out the park with his play along for 'Good 4 U'. He's on another level with the amount of amazing content he's putting out on the inter-webs. 'Good 4 U' Ricky Somborn!
Build A B*tch-Bella Poarch
From Tik Tok to the rookie of the year! Can you believe this is her first official venture into music. This song is a ton of fun and will be a summer anthem for girls everywhere!
Ricky Somborn encore? His play along of 'Build A B*tch' is fun to watch as he really gets into it. You can see him find his inner Bella Poarch... haha!
Leave The Door Open-Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak
Okay I had to do it, this song is too damn smooth. And this is just the beginning! I've heard it through the grapevine that they've collaborated on a whole album under the name Silk Sonic. I'm already hyped! Now for a deep cut. I went to elementary school (Koko Head) with Bruno Mars. We were best friends for four years. I'm being completely serious. He came over my house after school to play everyday. And to be honest, he is the same now as he was back then. Back then he was always dancing and singing on the playground.
I'm so proud of him and I love his music... always have. So I may be a little bias but seriously this song is sick!
Now this play along and cover is hilarious. A bunch of local guys crooning with their ukulele with all the swagger! Mahalo Aldrine for this awesome video!
So there you have it! 5 summer bangers for summer 2021! I know there are a ton more so leave your favorites in the comments.
Keep jamming and aloha!