Ukulele players, unite! February 2 is World Ukulele Day! Now’s the best time to whip out your wooden jumping flea and play your favourite tunes to entertain your family and friends!
In celebration of this awesome day of plinking music on this four-stringed instrument that has since resurfaced from falling out of favour decades ago, we present to you 9 songs that sound just as awesome when played on the ukulele–WITH CHORD CHARTS TO BOOT, so you can learn and play along!
Special thanks to Happy Music Ukulele Philippines group for producing these covers for INQPOP! Click or tap here to get to know them more.
Let’s begin! Uke on, guys!
1.) LIKE I’M GONNA LOSE YOU
Original song by Meghan Trainor
Ukulele cover by Pao Gumba and Twinkle Ompoco
3.) PARA SA AKIN
Original song by Sitti Navarro
Ukulele cover by Alvin Alvarez and Carla Alvarez
Original song by Eraserheads
Ukulele cover by Benny James Giron of the BennyBunnyBand
Original song by Moonstar 88
Ukulele cover by Cheantel Daints Caro
Original song by Bamboo
Ukulele cover by Allain Paulo Dizon
7. LOVE YOURSELF
Original song by Justin Bieber
Ukulele cover by Reema Delim, Rani Sison, Pia Santos
8. KALEIDOSCOPE WORLD
Original song by Francis Magalona
Ukulele cover by Franco Camano and Mary Palag
A bonus performance for all of you:
Originally performed by Up Dharma Down
Covered by Ukulele Philippines Ensemble
Happy Play Your Ukulele Day, people! <3