Will Smith and Stefan Raab – Men in Black

The video of Will Smith singing Men in Black with Stefan Raab on the ukulele has been knocking around the net for quite a while, but there’s been a spate of people posting about it. No doubt one of the big boys posted about Men in Black on the ukulele and all the two-bit bloggers without a single original thought drifting around the cacophonous wasteland that they seem to think constitutes a brain decide to do a post about Men in Black on the ukulele. So here’s my post about Men in Black on the ukulele.

There are only two chords in it: C#m7 and F#7. When you’re strumming, keep a constant up, down rhythm but hold and release the chords to get some short chord strums along with plenty of funky clicking.

Requested by edi.

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  1. Cakemaster September 14th, 2008 6:02 pm

    lol @ talk show host man.

  2. Cardboardfrog September 14th, 2008 7:05 pm

    stefan raab has a brilliant interview with angus young somewhere on youtube too, which also involves his delightful ukulele playing

  3. edi September 15th, 2008 4:22 am

    wow thanks a lot!

  4. phredd September 15th, 2008 1:45 pm

    This is brilliant. Great sounding uke too, and Stefan is better than a clutch of backup singers. Go Will Smith knowing lyrics to a song you haven’t rapped for a time!!!

  5. Mary-Anne September 15th, 2008 2:14 pm

    Even though I saw it was Will Smith, I still thought maybe it would be the Stranglers. Alas, no.

    But fun!

  6. Ed September 15th, 2008 4:06 pm


  7. Jeff September 15th, 2008 5:18 pm

    I sent this to friends about a year ago. Thanks for linking us up again it is fun. I have a request that perhaps will get on your blog as one of the repetitive questions you get. I would like to get ukulele chord diagrams that I can paste onto MS Word files or Excel files that I can use in postings on my blog. I would actually like to find blank chord diagrams so that I can create some unusual patterns taught by an old-timer from our club.


  8. Woodshed September 15th, 2008 7:22 pm

    Cakemaster: He’s a funny guy (for a German).

    cbf: Indeed he does. It’s at the bottom of my rock gods on the ukulele post.

    edi: You’re welcome.

    Phreed: That’s nothing. I can remember all the words to Fresh Prince of Bel Air!

    Mary-Anne: Sorry to disappoint.

    Ed: Indeed!

    Jeff: I shall hopefully get a post up about it before too long.

  9. Woodshed September 15th, 2008 7:54 pm

    Here you go, Jeff.

    And here’s a black chord. Hope that’s what you were after.

  10. little bites II « Little Bites with Bigwood December 17th, 2008 7:45 am

    […] Uke Hunt – Oh my. What a find. My righteous dude stumbled across this video, of Will Smith singing Men In Black with Stefan Raab playing the Ukelele. I loved it. It made me smile on the inside. It made me feel nostalgic of Fresh Prince Days… and it was all-in-all, a great find.  So I looked up on the google, and came across this website.  Cute.  […]

  11. angus August 23rd, 2010 9:52 am

    haha funny that, i stumbled upon this on youtube and googled the chords for it, I ended up here, again, this is a great site! I havent been able to find one as quality for normal acoustic yet, which is wierd….

  12. Woodshed August 24th, 2010 5:09 pm

    angus: I know what you mean. There don’t seem to be sites for acoustic guitar like there are for ukulele. Not sure why that would be.

  13. kars September 23rd, 2010 12:44 pm

    is it me or is the F#7 a complete other chord than the one in de video? the C#m7 is the same but the F sounds horrible on my ukelele

  14. Brent January 3rd, 2011 7:15 pm

    I agree. That F#7 is a bit weird. Time to try and find a new chord.

  15. Megan February 9th, 2011 9:05 pm

    I found this video on my own originally on youtube, and then some months later, when I started dating a sweet guy from Berlin, he sent it to me again, because it turned out he’s a fan of Stefan Raab.

    Stefan Raab apparently had a comedy bit where he’d ambush celebrities (German or otherwise) and play the ukulele for them.

    Apparently he once spent 5 hours in a parking lot to catch an uptight local newscaster who didn’t want to ambushed.

    I also highly recommend the video of him in Vegas with Sigfried and Roy. He chases after a baby tiger with his uke. Hilarious.

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