I don’t know about you, but I love a good whistle solo.
1. “Without Love” – Ben Abraham
Okay, so I know Ben Abraham was in the summer list, but, well, he likely to be in a lot of my lists. And he’s going to stay in the lists until you GO LISTEN. Not only does “Without Love” have a whistle solo, but live (the only place I’ve heard it), it has an AUDIENCE whistle solo. Perfect, no?
(Can’t find it anywhere online WITH the whistling! I’M SORRY. You’ll just have to believe me, or go check Ben out while I try to source it!) (Please accept this whistle-less version until I find one). (Actually, you can SORT OF hear a little whistling in this video *clutching at straws*)
2. “I Whistle a Happy Tune” – the King and I
This song pretty much guarantees that whistling will solve all your problems. So whistle a happy tune!
3. “Whistle for the Choir” – the Fratellis
A song like this is irresistable, haha. I’ve got to admit it, the Fratellis are one of my favourite bands. And here’s a great cover (which I actually heard before I heard the original), by Alex Day and Mhazz. Huh. They appear to have taken it down, making this whole part redundant. Oh well. Alex Day is a good whistler though.
4. “Home” – Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes
Holey moley, me oh my, I love this song haha. Many people I know call this song “that whistling song”, which is exactly why it’s on the list.
5. “Whistle in the Dark” – Mojo Juju and the Snake Oil Merchants
While the whistle solo in this song is drowned out by a TAP SOLO, I came across it by searching “whistle” in Triple J Unearthed (searching whatever words come into my head in Triple J Unearthed is my favourite way of finding new music. I came across Ben Abraham by searching “ukulele”, and look where that got us!), and thought it too cool not to share! Enjoy!
6. “Magic Moments” – Perry Como
You may know this from – I think – a crumpet ad? But you should know it to whistle along to. PS, bring back “Hay Rides” and “Halloween Hops”, yes?
7. “Georgie Girl” – the Seekers
When I asked Facebook for suggestions for this list, we had a debate as to whether this is a whistling solo. It seems to be at least some SORT of whistle, depending on the recording, and since I wasn’t specific, it makes the list! (Also, I want Judith Durham’s dress in this video)
8. “Whistle While You Work” – Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
It has come to my attention that the Disney Corporation is trying to make us think that by whistling, cleaning will be fun. NICE TRY, DISNEY. As much as I love you, and as much as I whistle, cleaning will never be fun! Your propaganda won’t work on me!
9. “Five Years Time” – Noah and the Whale
I’m gonna admit it. I’ve been told to listen to Noah and the Whale quite a few times. I’ve probably heard a few of their songs a few times, without realising that’s what I was listening to. And then I was told that this song has a whistle solo, therefore was going on the list. And I’ve fallen a bit in love. You know how I love a good ukulele!
10. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” – Bobby McFerrin
And last but not least, a little reggae with a sweet whistle solo at the beginning. Watch the video. Keep watching once the whistling’s done. It amused me. (Which I guess is the point :P)