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6 Most Romantic Ukulele Movie Moments

6 Most Romantic Ukulele Movie Moments

Posted by Duke of Uke on 14th Feb 2019

Get inspired by the iconic romantic scenes featured in these classic movies and serenade your sweetheart on Valentines Day! 

Own That Uke: Duke of Uke gives the lowdown on the closest available matches to the ukuleles featured on the big screen...

Blue Valentine (2010)

Ryan Gosling entertains Michelle Williams in the now famous ' Blue Valentine' dance scene. 'You Always Hurt The Ones You Love' a 1959 hit and pop standard covered by multiple artists over the years, gets the ukulele treatment! It's not immediately clear what ukulele Ryan is playing in the movie. 

Song - 'You Always Hurt The Ones You Love' performed by Ryan Gosling

Own That Uke: We think the classic entry level Makala MK-S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele is the closest match to the ukulele he is most often pictured holding! See below to find out more.


The Jerk (1979)

Comedy legend and virtuoso Banjo player Steve Martin plays ukulele in 'The Jerk'. The studio recording of 'Tonight You Belong To Me' used in the movie was originally performed by Lyle Ritz. One of the all time Ukulele greats, played various sizes of Martin ukulele over his career. C.F. Martin & Company produced some of the most highly sought after ukuleles during the 1930s and 1940s. Kiwaya Japan make a truly exceptional modern replica of the original Martin all solid Mahogany concert. 

Song - 'Tonight You Belong to Me' performed by Steve Martin

Own That Uke: The Kiwaya KTC-2 Mahogany Concert Ukulele isour pick to capture the Lyle Ritz sound! See below to find out more. 


Blue Hawaii (1961)

Elvis Presley played the ukulele at the height of his popularity and this now iconic scene from 'Blue Hawaii' is a perfect snapshot of that era! 'Ku-you-i-po' is the song featured, played on a traditional looking Mahogany Soprano Ukulele. 

'Ku-you-i-po' performed by Elvis Presley

Own That Uke: For a an excellent Mahogany Soprano in the vintage style, a Duke DUSVB Vintage Burst Mahogany Soprano is a great mid-century styled easy player! See below to find out more. 


Joe vs The Volcano (1990)

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan featured in four romantic comedies together, and the ukulele featured in one of them too. In 'Joe vs The Volcano' Tom sweetly serenades a sleeping Meg Ryan under the moonlight. 

'The Cowboy Song' performed by Tom Hanks

Own That Uke: For a similar water ready instrument, check out the Kala Waterman Soprano Ukulele, available in a range of bright colours and completely waterproof! See below to find out more.


50 First Dates (2004)

Adam Sandler sings silly self penned number 'Forgetful Lucy' in '50 First Dates'. Accompanying himself on a ukulele with a sound deeper than traditional high G tuning, a Baritone Uke tuned in D G B E would be the closest sounding to the ukulele Adam plays here. 

'Forgetful Lucy' performed by Adam Sandler

Own That Uke: Why not try a Kala KA-BEM Exotic Mahogany Baritone Ukulele. See below to find out more.


Her (2013)

Joaquin Phoenix strums along to Karen O's 'The Moon Song' in this more unconventional romantic scene. 

Song - 'The Moon Song' performed by Joaquin Phoenix

Own That Uke! The ukulele featured looks remarkably like a Cordoba 15-TM Mahogany Series Ukulele, featuring the same white binding on the fingerboard and body.