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    One of the greatest contemporary Hawaiian songs ever recorded is the song SO FREE by the KA'AU CRATER BOYS from the Making Waves album. That whole album is excellent.

    Just love, love, love that song!

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    Guy Cruz is my favorite local musician.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    What's your favorite songs? First in the Hawai'ian language. Second in English. Mines stay... 1) Wahine ili ke'a 2) You and Me
    I have a long list. Let's hope I'm not forgetting any.

    Hawaiian:
    E O Mai - Keali'i Reichel
    Ka Nohona Pili Kai - Keali'i Reichel
    Kaleohano - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Keiki O Ka 'Aina La - Robi Kahakalau
    He'e'ia - Raiatea Helm
    Alika - Raiatea's or Auntie Genoa's version
    Mokihana Lullaby - Lorna Lim's version
    Pili Aloha - Natalie Ai Kamauu's version
    Waika - Charles Ka'upu and Hapa's version
    Magic Islands - Hui 'Ohana

    English:
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Hawaii 78 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    In This Life - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Kamalani - Leilani Rivera Bond
    These Islands - Danny Couch
    I Love Hawaii - Danny Couch
    Road That Never Ends - Keali'i Reichel
    Every Road Leads Back to You - Keali'i Reichel and Robi Kahakalau
    When Pueo Flies - Robi Kahakalau
    A Part of Me, A Part of You - Moe Keale
    Aloha Is - Moe Keale
    Hawaiian Lullaby - The Brothers Cazimero
    The Snows of Mauna Kea - Jay Laren
    Ha'a Hula - Loyal Garner

    If I think of more I'll post them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akrauth View Post
    I have a long list. Let's hope I'm not forgetting any.

    Hawaiian:
    E O Mai - Keali'i Reichel
    Ka Nohona Pili Kai - Keali'i Reichel
    Kaleohano - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Keiki O Ka 'Aina La - Robi Kahakalau
    He'e'ia - Raiatea Helm
    Alika - Raiatea's or Auntie Genoa's version
    Mokihana Lullaby - Lorna Lim's version
    Pili Aloha - Natalie Ai Kamauu's version
    Waika - Charles Ka'upu and Hapa's version
    Magic Islands - Hui 'Ohana

    English:
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Hawaii 78 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    In This Life - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Kamalani - Leilani Rivera Bond
    These Islands - Danny Couch
    I Love Hawaii - Danny Couch
    Road That Never Ends - Keali'i Reichel
    Every Road Leads Back to You - Keali'i Reichel and Robi Kahakalau
    When Pueo Flies - Robi Kahakalau
    A Part of Me, A Part of You - Moe Keale
    Aloha Is - Moe Keale
    Hawaiian Lullaby - The Brothers Cazimero
    The Snows of Mauna Kea - Jay Laren
    Ha'a Hula - Loyal Garner

    If I think of more I'll post them.
    Oh, I forgot another one:
    Ka Lehua Punono - 'Ale'a and Keali'i Reichel
    'Alika

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    Quote Originally Posted by akrauth View Post
    Oh, I forgot another one:
    Ka Lehua Punono - 'Ale'a and Keali'i Reichel

    Some additionals are as follows:
    Maui Hawaiian Supah Man - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Ahi Wela/Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    For Only You - Keali'i Blaisdell
    Liholiho - Keali'i Blaisdell
    Ka Lehua O Kilauea - Keali'i Blaisdell
    From a Dancer - Ho'okena
    The Prayer - Ho'okena

    If anyone has the words for it please e-mail them or send them in a PM to me. Mahalo.

    I'm sorry they're mixed up as far as whether they're in 'olelo or English. I just put them down in the order they came to my mind.
    'Alika

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    Quote Originally Posted by akrauth View Post
    Maui Hawaiian Supah Man - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Hah, that's awesome! Great song.

    My Hawaiian earworms...

    - IZ: Margarita, just about everything on "Facing Future"
    - Keali`i Reichel: He Lei No Kamaile
    - Mark Keali`i Ho`omalu: Both of his songs on the Lilo and Stitch "island favorites" soundtrack ... Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride and He Mele No Lilo.

    Just picked up a CD from the latter yesterday, so I'll see if I get any more from his list

    The English ones are also mostly from the L&S ST, and probably cheesy by most standards, but still fun and get stuck in your head:

    - Lahaina, The Volcanoes
    - My Little Grass Shack, Lisa Loeb
    - Coconut, Nilsson
    - The Old Hawaiian Way, Big Kahuna
    - Pineapple Princess, Annette Funicello
    - And of course I'm including the English songs on Facing Future here too...

    I should also add, the Jump5 remix of Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride. It's... different. But it's a pretty cool interpretation of the original. It's on iTunes if anyone wants to give it a listen...

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    Here are my favorite songs in Hawaiian: I have a long list so bear with me
    Kawaipunahele- Keali'i Reichel
    Kaleohanohano- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Keiki O Ka Aina La- Robi Kahakalau
    Ka Nohona Pili Kai- Keali'i Reichel
    Lei Pikake- Hapa
    Haleakala Ku Hanohano- Hapa
    Ku'u Home O Kahalu'u- Hapa
    Kalale'a- Keali'i Blaisdell
    Ho'oheno Kalama'ula- Keali'i Blaisdell
    Kipuka Ki- Keali'i Blasidell
    Kamalani-Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    He Lei Aloha Ke Keiki- Robi Kahakalau
    Ahi Wela/Twinkle Little Star- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Liholiho-Keali'i Blaisdell
    Makalei Nani- Keali'i Blasidell
    He Mele Ho'opoipo- Keali'i Blaisdell
    Ku'u Manu Hiwa- Keali'i Blaisdell
    Wailunauiaho'ano-Keali'i Blaisdell
    Hanohano Ka Lei Pikake- Keali'i Reichel
    He'eia- Raiatea Helm

    Here are my favorite songs in English: I have a long list so bear with me
    Every Child A Promise- Robi Kahakalau
    We Are Friends- C & K
    Hawai'i 78- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    In This Life- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    In My Life- Keali'i Reichel
    If We Hold On Together- Keali'i Reichel
    Wanting Memories- Keali'i Reichel
    A Son's Plea- Keali'i Blaisdell
    The Prayer- Ho'okena
    Road That Never Ends- Keali'i Reichel
    My Baby Sleeps- Keali'i Blaisdell
    White Sandy Beach- Isreal Kamakawiwo'ole
    Hawai'i We Will Return- Keali'i Blaisdell
    I Will Be Here- Keali'i Reichel
    If We Hold On Together- Keali'i Reichel
    My Baby Sleeps- Keali'i Blaisdell
    For Only You- Keali'i Blaisdell

    I have more but I'll post later....

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    Quote Originally Posted by achow View Post
    Here are my favorite songs in Hawaiian: I have a long list so bear with me
    Kawaipunahele- Keali'i Reichel
    Kaleohanohano- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Keiki O Ka Aina La- Robi Kahakalau
    Ka Nohona Pili Kai- Keali'i Reichel
    Lei Pikake- Hapa
    Haleakala Ku Hanohano- Hapa
    Ku'u Home O Kahalu'u- Hapa
    Kalale'a- Keali'i Blaisdell
    Ho'oheno Kalama'ula- Keali'i Blaisdell
    Kipuka Ki- Keali'i Blasidell
    Kamalani-Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    He Lei Aloha Ke Keiki- Robi Kahakalau
    Ahi Wela/Twinkle Little Star- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Liholiho-Keali'i Blaisdell
    Makalei Nani- Keali'i Blasidell
    He Mele Ho'opoipo- Keali'i Blaisdell
    Ku'u Manu Hiwa- Keali'i Blaisdell
    Wailunauiaho'ano-Keali'i Blaisdell
    Hanohano Ka Lei Pikake- Keali'i Reichel
    He'eia- Raiatea Helm

    Here are my favorite songs in English: I have a long list so bear with me
    Every Child A Promise- Robi Kahakalau
    We Are Friends- C & K
    Hawai'i 78- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    In This Life- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    In My Life- Keali'i Reichel
    If We Hold On Together- Keali'i Reichel
    Wanting Memories- Keali'i Reichel
    A Son's Plea- Keali'i Blaisdell
    The Prayer- Ho'okena
    Road That Never Ends- Keali'i Reichel
    My Baby Sleeps- Keali'i Blaisdell
    White Sandy Beach- Isreal Kamakawiwo'ole
    Hawai'i We Will Return- Keali'i Blaisdell
    I Will Be Here- Keali'i Reichel
    If We Hold On Together- Keali'i Reichel
    My Baby Sleeps- Keali'i Blaisdell
    For Only You- Keali'i Blaisdell

    I have more but I'll post later....

    Whoa, you and I together would probably fill up a million pieces of paper with songs we both like... lol...
    'Alika

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    Some additional that I forgot:
    E Ku'u Morning Dew- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Hene hene Kou Aka- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Hawai'i Aloha- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    For the First Time- Keali'i Reichel
    Hanohano 'O Maui- Keali'i Reichel
    Pupu A'o 'Ewa- Keali'i Reichel
    Friends- Na Leo
    Everlasting Place- Tani Lynn Fujimoto
    So Amazing- Bruddah Sam and Lina Girl

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    I have only one song here with me. Because it makes me all happy and reminds me of home.. didnt have time to burn many on my own CDs..

    anyhoos the song is Fish and Poi by Sean Na'auao... I love it.. its so happy and the tunes good and catchy... also makes me a bit hungry everytime I listen to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *pinao* View Post
    I have only one song here with me. Because it makes me all happy and reminds me of home.. didnt have time to burn many on my own CDs..

    anyhoos the song is Fish and Poi by Sean Na'auao... I love it.. its so happy and the tunes good and catchy... also makes me a bit hungry everytime I listen to it.
    That's a good song I forgot about that one. I love the song Fish and Poi by Sean Na'auao too..

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    I love it because he names like all my fave foods in it..

    I like my fish and poi, Im a big boy, lomi salmon, pipikaula, extra large lilikoi, squid or chicken luau, dont forget the laulau, beef or tripe stew just a name a few, oh yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by *pinao* View Post
    I have only one song here with me. Because it makes me all happy and reminds me of home.. didnt have time to burn many on my own CDs..

    anyhoos the song is Fish and Poi by Sean Na'auao... I love it.. its so happy and the tunes good and catchy... also makes me a bit hungry everytime I listen to it.

    Aloha,

    You just reminded me of another one:
    Eating of the Poi - Teresa Bright
    Hahaha!
    'Alika

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    English: C&K "Sunday Party"
    Hawaiian: Gabby Pahinui "Hiilawe"
    Don't be mean,
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    ooo I love Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride from the Lilo and Stitch soundie..

    http://lightfantastic.org/imr/extras...ercoaster.html

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    I forgot these ones:

    Hawaiian:
    Kawaipunahele - Keali'i Reichel
    Kalale'a - Keali'i Blaisdell
    Hilo - Keali'i Blaisdell
    Lei Wai'ale'ale - Keali'i Blaisdell
    Ku'u Manu Hiwa - Keali'i Blaisdell

    English:
    It's Aloha Friday, No Work Till Monday - Kimo Kahoano
    E Ola Pono - Kaukahi
    'Alika

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    Ka'au Crater - you dont write & ANYTHING by The Barefoot Natives!
    Kalua Pig is where the heart is......
    www.thetikiterrace.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakaP View Post
    ANYTHING by The Barefoot Natives!
    Their publicist tells me that their 2nd CD will come out a little later this year, and they plan to do a live one as well (they have been recording many of their shows.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alohagirl777 View Post
    Mahalo for the first verse!
    Aloha!
    I do not know if you are still around, but I have been looking for this song for over a dozen years too!

    I recently found (thanks to some very wonderful people online) that I had been looking in the wrong direction for it!
    The title of the song is actually "Bottles & Cans", and it wasn't by Osorio and Borden (although they might have a version too, I don't know)... but the hit version I listened to over and over in Hanalei and Honolulu was by Ron Kuala'au...wow! So now you should be able to find it online too ^_^

    And here are the lyrics you were looking for also:

    written by Thomas Merrill
    performed by Ron Kuala'au

    Bottles and cans, old pots and pans
    Even a half jug of wine
    Humpty-back jugs, unlimited junk
    Today the Makawao Dump is fine

    He comes down before daybreak, in dim and misty haze
    Browsing through moments of old yesterdays
    ...for the good times, and bad times
    ...old times, and sad times
    ...sometime in your life, you may hear Louie say:

    Bottles and cans, old pots and pans
    Even a half jug of wine
    Humpty-back jugs, unlimited junk
    Today the Makawao Dump is fine

    To those who are passing by, it's merely a sin
    Full of castaway nothings, all worthless to them
    ...but to Louie they are treasured things
    ...valuable, pleasures of things
    ...all things, with no strings, just ask, and he will lend

    Bottles and cans, old pots and pans
    Even a half jug of wine
    Humpty-back jugs, unlimited junks
    Today the Makawao Dump is fine ...

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    Love this sweet Fijian goodbye song called "Isa Lei".
    YouTube
    Sing along with it!

    Isa Lei Lyrics
    Isa Isa vulagi lassa dina
    Nomu lako au na rarawa kina
    Cava beka ko a mai cakava,
    Nomu lako au na sega ni lasa.

    Isa Lei, na noqu rarawa,
    Ni ko sana vodo e na mataka
    Bau nanuma, na nodatou lasa,
    Mai Suva nanuma tiko ga.

    Vanua rogo na nomuni vanua,
    Kena ca ni levu tu na ua,
    Lomaqu voli me'u bau butuka
    Tovolea ke balavu na bula.

    Isa Lei, na noqu rarawa,
    Ni ko sana vodo e na mataka
    Bau nanuma, na nodatou lasa,
    Mai Suva nanuma tiko ga.

    Domoni dina na nomu yanuyanu,
    Kena kau wale na salusalu,
    Mocelolo, bua, na kukuwalu,
    Lagakali, maba na rosi damu.

    Isa Lei, na noqu rarawa,
    Ni ko sana vodo e na mataka
    Bau nanuma, na nodatou lasa,
    Mai Suva nanuma tiko ga.


    ENGLISH TRANSLATION
    Isa, Isa you are my only treasure;
    Must you leave me, so lonely and foresaken?
    As the roses will miss the sun at dawning,
    Every moment my heart for you is yearning.

    Isa Lei, the purple shadow falling,
    Sad the morrow will dawn upon my sorrow;
    O, forget not, when you're far away,
    Precious moments beside dear Suva.

    Isa, Isa, my heart was filled with pleasure,
    From the moment I heard your tender greeting;
    'Mid the sunshine, we spent the hours together,
    Now so swiftly those happy hours are fleeting.

    Isa Lei, the purple shadow falling,
    Sad the morrow will dawn upon my sorrow;
    O, forget not, when you're far away,
    Precious moments beside dear Suva.

    O'er the ocean your island home is calling,
    Happy country where roses bloom in splendour;
    O, if I could but journey there beside you,
    Then forever my heart would sing in rapture.

    Isa Lei, the purple shadow falling,
    Sad the morrow will dawn upon my sorrow;
    O, forget not, when you're far away,
    Precious moments beside dear Suva.
    Life is either an adventure... or you're not doing it right!!!

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    The 'wash your hands' jingle currently going around has me hoping for a full CD release soon.

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    One of my Hawaiian language favorites is "Ka Wai Lehua A'ala Ka Honua" by Kawai Hewett but only his version. Nobody else has the kind of magic he has in that song with his halau, Aaron Mahi on bass and Haunani Apoliona on slack key.

    Another one sort of both is the Kahumoku Bros. "Ho'kupu Kama Pua'a". Such a well written song.

    Gabby's "Pu'uanahulu" is another awesome song.

    I mostly prefer Hawaiian language songs.

    English ... "Waimanalo Country Song" - Jerry Santos

    "Maui Mountain Home" - Sons of Hawai'i

    I'm kind of stuck on titles at the moment.

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    Ka Huila Wai - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

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    Bump!
    Im a violinist/violist, and its time for me to learn some popular classic Hawaiian music! Id love some recommendations for songs that arent too difficult, Thanks!
    ~ This is the strangest life I've ever known ~

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    I've been listening closer and rediscovering my old Hawaiian language favorites--songs you know from hearing them all the time but never bothered to follow. That's been a pleasure. It's a good excuse to learn how to bang em out on the uke, too. I hope you have fun adding the violin to that, turtlegirl.

    For Island music sung in English, J Boog's "Backyard Boogie" has been treating me pretty well so far this year...

    Also, Makawao Dump/Bottles and Cans fans: thanks for the memories of that great social scene. What's Upcountry for "swap meet," eh?

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