Hawaiian Wedding Songs

The Ultimate Playlist: 95 Hawaiian Wedding Songs for Your Dream Island Wedding

Have you ever heard the saying, “the pineapple is an international symbol of hospitality and welcoming”? Well imagine if that greeting was backed up by some tropical steel-drum beats (say ‘aloha’ and jam your feet!) – now that’s a party!

And what better way to celebrate your destination wedding in Hawaii than with the perfect playlist? Here at Magical Day Weddings we present to you 95 of our favorite Hawaiian wedding songs!

So grab yourself a mai tai, kick up those huarache sandals, let loose…and get ready for the ultimate Hawaiian wedding playlist experience.

Embracing Culture: Traditional Hawaiian Wedding Songs to Add to Your Playlist

Traditional Hawaiian Wedding Songs

Let’s face it, when you think of Hawaii, you picture swaying palm trees, pristine beaches, and hula dancers. But what really adds that extra special touch to a Hawaiian paradise wedding? Traditional Hawaiian wedding songs, of course!

These songs have been passed down for generations and still hold their magic to this day. From the sweet melody of “Pua Hone” to the lively beat of “Ulupalakua”, these tunes will have you and your guests swaying along in pure bliss.

So, grab your mai tais and put on your leis because it’s time to celebrate the most important day of your life with some sweet melodies straight from the heart of Hawaii. Mahalo!

  1. Hi’ilawe – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  2. Akaka Falls – Keali’i Reichel
  3. Hanalei Moon – Dennis Pavao
  4. Ulupalakua – Hui Ohana
  5. Hawaiian Wedding Song – Andy Williams
  6. E Hihiwai – Eddie Kamae And The Sons Of Hawai`i
  7. Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  8. Kauanoeanuhea – Keali’i Reichel
  9. I Kona – Dennis Pavao
  10. Kainoa – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  11. Ka Pilina – Na’auao, Sean
  12. E Huli Makou – Amy Hanaiali’i
  13. I’ll Remember You – Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau
  14. Sophisticated Hula – Dennis Pavao
  15. E O Mai – Keali’i Reichel
  16. Ka Manu / Manu O’o – Na Palapalai
  17. Menehune Beach Bum Boogie – Imua
  18. E Kuu Lei – The Brothers Cazimero
  19. Drop Baby Drop – Na’auao, Sean
  20. Kamalani – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  21. Kaimana Hila – Hawaiian Style Band
  22. Pālehua – Amy Hanaiali’i
  23. Lei Ho`oheno – Weldon Kekauoha
  24. Henehene Kou ‘Aka – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  25. Ku’u Ipo I Ka He’e Pu’e One – Kapono Beamer
  26. Olinda Road – Hapa
  27. Lāʻieikawai – Hoku Zuttermeister
  28. Ku`u Hoa – Robi Kahakalau
  29. Mahai’ula / Kona Kai Opua – Weldon Kekauoha
  30. My Sweet Gardenia Lei – Na Leo
  31. Holoholo Ka’a – Willie K
  32. Maunaleo – Keali’i Reichel
  33. Aloha Ka Manini – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  34. Ipo Lei Momi – Keali’i Reichel
  35. Lahainaluna – Keali’i Reichel
  36. Lei Pikake – Hapa
  37. Pua Hone – The Brothers Cazimero
  38. Kaleohano – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  39. E Wai‘anae – Pandanus Club
  40. Kona Moon – Hui Ohana
  41. E Na Kini – Kalani Pe’a
  42. Ei Nei – Kohala
  43. Mana O Pauwalu – Kalikolehuanani
  44. The One They Call Hawaii – Na Kama Hele
  45. Ka Wai Lehua – Antion
  46. Lovely Hula Girl – Ho’okena
  47. Noho Paipai – Kaulana
  48. Ha’a Hula – Tony Conjugacion
  49. E Kailua E – Justin Young
  50. For You A Lei – Benjamin Rogers
  51. Hazel Eyes – Kolohe Kai
  52. Sweet Lady Of Waiahole – Bruddah Waltah
  53. Pua Kiele – Josh Tatofi
  54. Molokai Slide – Ehukai
  55. Perfect to Me – Josh Tatofi
  56. Browneyed Girl – Ka’au Crater Boys
  57. Stuck on You – Ekolu
  58. Ku’u Leo Aloha – Josh Tatofi
  59. You Don’t Write – Ka’au Crater Boys
  60. Still The One – Ka’au Crater Boys
  61. Honi Honi – Bula Akamu
  62. Hawaiian Lullaby – Daniele Benati
  63. The Hawaiian Way – Kapena
  64. Lei Nani – Gabby Pahinui
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Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Songs to Consider for Your Hawaiian Wedding

Contemporary Hawaiian Wedding Songs

We know what you’re thinking – “But Hawaii is all about traditional hula and ukuleles!” Sure, but who says you can’t add a little modern flair to your special day?

Your wedding is about what makes you and your honey happy, so why not crank up the volume and get your dance on? Get ready to shimmy and shake those grass skirts because we’ve got some contemporary songs that will make your Hawaiian wedding a party to remember!

  1. Sea of Love – Cat Power
  2. Adore You – Harry Styles
  3. White Sandy Beach Of Hawai’i – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  4. Flightless Bird, American Mouth – Iron & Wine
  5. Confirmation – Justin Bieber
  6. ocean eyes – Billie Eilish
  7. Yellow – Kina Grannis
  8. Iris – Kina Grannis
  9. Kiss Me – Kina Grannis
  10. Lover – Taylor Swift
  11. Wildest Dreams – Duomo
  12. In Case You Didn’t Know (Live) – Maoli
  13. Koke’e – Kawika Kahiapo
  14. Kipahulu – Jim “Kimo” West
  15. Island Style – John Cruz
  16. Little Grass Shack – Jim “Kimo” West
  17. Wai Ulu – Keola Beamer
  18. Until I Found You – Stephen Sanchez
  19. Turning Page – Sydney Rose
  20. The Night We Met – Lord Huron
  21. Bring It On Home to Me – Sam Cooke
  22. Love and Happiness – Al Green
  23. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Haley Reinhart
  24. Beautiful Kaua’i – Bryan Tolentino
  25. Blue Hawaiian Moonlight – Gabby Pahinui
  26. Little Brown Gal – Lei Momi Sweethearts
  27. Unchained Melody – Norah Jones
  28. XO – John Mayer
  29. Turning Page – Sleeping At Last
  30. Millionaire – Chris Stapleton
  31. Rhythm Of The Islands – Felix Mendelssohn
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What makes Hawaiian wedding songs so special?

A: Hawaiian wedding songs have a unique blend of traditional melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and soothing rhythms that create a magical atmosphere for your dream island wedding. They evoke the spirit of Aloha and transport you and your guests to a tropical paradise.

Q: Can I mix traditional Hawaiian songs with contemporary hits in my wedding playlist?

A: Absolutely! Mixing traditional Hawaiian songs with contemporary hits adds variety and keeps the energy flowing throughout your celebration. It’s a great way to pay homage to the rich Hawaiian culture while also incorporating your favorite modern tunes.

Q: Are there any Hawaiian love songs that are perfect for the first dance?

A: Yes, there are many beautiful Hawaiian love songs that would be perfect for your first dance. Some popular choices include “Ku’u Lei Aloha” by Josh Tatofi, “Pua Kiele” by Josh Tatofi, and “E Kailua E” by Justin Young. These songs capture the essence of love and romance in their lyrics and melodies.

Q: What are some upbeat Hawaiian songs to get the party started at the reception?

A: To get your guests up and dancing, consider adding some upbeat Hawaiian songs like “Molokai Slide” by Ehukai, “Browneyed Girl” by Ka’au Crater Boys, and “Stuck on You” by Ekolu. These lively tunes will have everyone grooving and celebrating your special day.

Q: Can I include Hawaiian instrumental music in my wedding playlist?

A: Definitely! Hawaiian instrumental music is a great way to set a relaxing and romantic ambiance during your ceremony or cocktail hour. Songs like “Ei Nei” by Kohala and “Mana O Pauwalu” by Kalikolehuanani showcase the beauty of Hawaiian melodies without lyrics, allowing your guests to enjoy the soothing sounds of the islands.

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Q: Are there any Hawaiian songs that are suitable for the processional or recessional?

A: Yes, there are several Hawaiian songs that would be perfect for the processional or recessional. For example, “Hawaiian Lullaby” by Daniele Benati and “The Hawaiian Way” by Kapena are both beautiful choices that will add a touch of island charm to your ceremony.

Remember, the key to creating the ultimate Hawaiian wedding playlist is to choose songs that resonate with you and your partner, and that will transport your guests to the enchanting world of the Hawaiian Islands. Happy planning!

Conclusion

Congratulations! We may have just helped you create the perfect soundtrack to your Hawaiian Wedding. From the upbeat, traditional favorites to slow and soulful love songs, this is a collection of 95 of the best Hawaiian wedding songs out there.

These beautiful tunes make for an unforgettable ceremony that will be sure to get your guests on their feet and provide you with everlasting memories to cherish with your new spouse. Hopefully we’ve made saying “I do” a little bit easier by giving you an amazing playlist that speaks to the spirit of joy and love that any wedding should bring. Aloha!

Carol Chatham