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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man
    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
    Pua Lilia, when sung by the Cazimeros, can make me cry on the spot. It can be either stalkingly erotic or gut-rippingly forlorn. And both their original version w/Sunday Manoa or their recent "Some call it aloha" version offers that same pull. Perfect for weddings and funerals, I tell ya.

    English songs? Its somewhere along the lines of
    -Lively Up
    -Redemption Song,
    -and the live version of No Woman No Cry.

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    Lei Pikake - Hapa
    Island Style - John Cruz


    Don't know if they're my favorite, but they're two I never get tired of hearing.

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    Keali`i Reichel: Hanohano Ka Lei Pikake
    Kalapana: Nightbird

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    The Kamehameha Waltz: Emma Veary (I wish I could sing like her!)
    Hawaiian Soul: Jon Osorio and Randy Borden
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    Waikiki......Brother Caz's

    Pretty Red Hibiscus.....Brother Caz's

    Honolulu City Light's....Keola Kapono Beamer!(Mahalo, Kimo!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastCoastTropics
    Hawaiian Soul: Jon Osorio and Randy Borden
    You should've heard that one when it was sung at Randy's funeral... chickenskin to da max.

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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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    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!
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    English: C&K "Sunday Party"
    Hawaiian: Gabby Pahinui "Hiilawe"
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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
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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!
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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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    Thanks, Pohaku!
    I play well by ear, but some songs have so much going on with their vocal harmonies, I can't figure out the primary melody's notes. Sigh! Practice = perfect!
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