10 Awesome Ukulele Covers


For some reason, it seems like we’ve been seeing ukuleles everywhere lately. Maybe it’s their portability, maybe it’s their dulcet luau tones, maybe it’s just that rap songs sound pretty awesome when accompanied by them, but one thing’s for sure: Ukuleles are swiftly becoming the instrument of choice for off-kilter cover artists. From MGMT to the Talking Heads to Flo Rida, it seems like there’s nothing you can’t turn into a rousing ukulele jam. Our picks for the best ukelele covers on the internet, after the jump.

Aidan Laprete Powell — “Hey, Soul Sister” (Train)

The Be Arthurs — “Toxic” (Britney Spears)

Gus and Fin Rock’n’Roll Radio Ukelele Show — “Blitzkrieg Bop” (The Ramones)

“House of the Rising Sun” (Reggae Version)

“Low” (Flo Rida)

“Men in Black Theme” (Will Smith) (Why yes, that is Smith himself guest rapping…)

Neutral Uke Hotel — “King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1” (Neutral Milk Hotel)

The Ooks of Hazard — “Kids” (MGMT)

“Paparazzi” (Lady Gaga)

The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain — “Psycho Killer” (Talking Heads)