Ukulele Video of the Year 2012: Nominations

Last year was another golden year for ukulele music. And it’s time again to spread the love for your favourites in this year’s vote.

For the first stage, everyone gets to nominate up to 5 videos – leave them in the comments (click here for the comments section if you reading by email or RSS). From those nominations, I’ll cobble together a list of ten (ish) that will be voted on in the next round. Use whatever criteria you like. I went with whichever videos/songs I enjoyed most.

The Rules

The rules remain as ramshackle as ever:

– There has to be a ukulele in there.
– Videos must have been originally uploaded in 2012.
– Videos must be publicly available online.
– Maximum of five nominations per person.
– Post your nominations in the comments.
– Nominations close midnight Tuesday 5th February.
– Ten(ish) acts with the most nominations go into the final vote with their most nominated song going forward.
– No prize. Just the love and admiration of the heaving masses.
– No sucking up by nominating me.

Don’t panic if your comments don’t show up right away. First time commenters and comments contains a few links can get held back for spam checking.

My Nominations

Ali Ingle – Ribcage
Keston Cobblers’ Club – For, Words
Mike Love – No Regrets
Laura Marling – Not Done Travelling
Ukulollo – The Earth Under My Feet

Videos You May Like

To jog your memory, here are some more videos that have caused a stir in the comments, on the net or in my pants:

Eddie Vedder – Sleeping By Myself
Wilfried Welti – Gymnopedie No. 1
Walk off the Earth – Red Hands
Walk off the Earth – Gang of Rhythm
James Hill – Heart Shaped Tattoo
Glen Hansard – Come Away To The Water
Stephin Merritt – Andrew in Drag
Jake Shimabukuro – Island Fever Blues
Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Faith in a Man
MrJnobianchi – The Dumber They Come
Carly Rae Jepsen, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots – Call Me Maybe
sanfordandsong – Classical Gas
Svavar Knútur og Markéta Irglová – Baby, Would You Marry Me?
Daniela Andrade – Places We Should Be
War Jacket – Pour Traverser
Ewan Wardrop – In Da Club
Ali Ingle – Tornado
UkuleleTim – Tim’s Jig
Catey Shaw – Family
OK Go – Needing/Getting
Le Royal Boudoir Orchestra – Digga Digga Do
Elof & Wamberg – Øresundsreel
Krabbers – Stuff Ain’t Good
Lisa Hannigan – Somebody That I Used to Know
Sophie Madeleine, Jocelyn Mackenzie & Emily Hope Price – Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
The Vespers – Flower Flower
Jessica Latshaw – Ain’t My Friend
McFly – Love Is Easy
Ben Torres & Camryn Wessner – Banjo
Herman Vandecauter – Ukulele Blossoms
Joy Ike – Movin’ On
Elizabeth Mitchell – Froggie Went a Courtin’
LP – Wasted Love
Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra – This Charming Man
Ukulollo and Craig – Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Nicholas Abersold – Love Me For My Money
Peter Delaney – Pariah Chimes
The Staves – The Motherlode
Leftover Cuties – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman – Psycho

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