This is the most famous Hawaiian song written by the last queen of Hawaii, Queen Liliuokalani. This song became most popular while she was imprisoned in her home during the annexation of Hawaii.
This is probably one of the most special songs in Hawaii of all time. That’s because it’s all about bringing people together.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World
This is hands-down one of the most recognizable Hawaiian songs across the world. It’s been featured in tons of movies and TV shows.
Pearly Shells/Tiny Bubbles
The song Pearly Shells is a popular song for people to learn how to hula dance.
And Tiny Bubbles is all about drinking wine.
It’s the kind of song you’ll hear at just about every bar in Hawaii, especially if they have live music. It’s a crowd favorite among the older generation.
Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride
This song is played at the beginning scene of
Lilo & Stitch.
The whole song is about surfing (aka Hawaii’s version of a roller coaster ride!)
My Little Grass Shack
My Little Grass Shack is basically about someone being homesick for the Big Island and all the things that make it special.
Fish and Poi
It’s about a guy from Hawaii who is missing all his favorite foods from home. He reminisces and lists off all kinds of tasty dishes like
, Lomi Salmon, and Lau Lau.
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