Uke Hunt is Fifteen

Uke Hunt turned 15 years old a few months ago. Meaning it’s lasted 14 years longer than I expected. According to WebMD a 15 year olds may, “Get taller and more muscular.” Which is something to look forward to.

A massive shoutout to everyone who has generously supported the site via Patreon over the last year. Not only are they the reason the site is still up and running, they’ve also suggested almost all the tabs I’ve done (and 100% of the popular ones).

Here’s a round-up of my favourite tabs and the goings-on of the last year.

May 2021

– Ukuleles had the largest percentage increase in sales of sales of any instrument during the pandemic.

In tabs: Phil Collins’s In the Air Tonight, Cat Stevens’ Morning Has Broken, U2’s With or Without You and, if you’re feeling fancy, Schumann’s Vanitas Vanitatum Mit Humor

Patreon tab: Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You

June 2021

In tabs: A very folk/country month with Bob Dylan, Iris Dement and Ryan Adams and some TV stuff with Parks and Rec and Taskmaster.

Patreon tab: Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats

July 20201

– The Big Chord Quiz 7
Sam and Fred Kamaka got Congressional Medals and Biden nominates Jake Shimabukuro.
Best videos of the year so far.

In tabs: R.E.M. – Losing My Religion, Travis – Why Does It Always Rain on Me?, Beyonce – Halo and a medley of Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World and Sam Cooke’s Wonderful World

Patreon tab: Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb

August 2021

Seven Movies About Music You Haven’t Seen.

In tabs: The Beatles – Till There Was You,
Portishead – Glory Box, Sufjan Stevens – Casimir Pulaski Day and Guns N’ Roses – Patience

Patreon tab: Nina Simone – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free

September 2021

– SpaceX launch a ukulele into orbit.

In tabs: A David Lynch double bill with In Heaven from Eraserhead and Roy Orbison’s Crying (from Mulholland Drive). Plus David Bowie – Space Oddity and Frank and Nancy Sinatra – Something Stupid.

Patreon tab: Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven

October 2021

In tabs: For the spooky season: Zombie by The Cranberries and The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme. And a Dolly double bill of Jolene and I Will Always Love You.

Patreon tab: The Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight

November 2021

In tabs: Red Hot Chili Peppers – I Could Have Lied Somewhere from West Side Story and Childish Gambino – Redbone.

Patreon tab: Cavatina from The Deer Hunter

December 2021

– My ukulele favourites of 2021.

In tabs: Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time, Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire and The Temptations – My Girl

Patreon tab: The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York

January 2022

In tabs: Thank You for Being a Friend (Golden Girls Theme), The La’s – There She Goes and The Fray – How to Save a Life.

Patreon tab: Commodores – Easy

February 2022

In tabs: Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now, Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees and The Cranberries – Linger.

Patreon tab: Pearl Jam – Jeremy

March 2022

In tabs: A very 90s month with Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit, Blind Melon – No Rain, Marcy Playground – Sex and Candy and some Britpop riffs.

Patreon tab: Nina Simone – I Put a Spell on You

April 2022

– Luthier, Rick Turner passed away.

In tabs: Foo Fighters – My Hero, David Bowie – The Man Who Sold the World and The Monkees – Daydream Believer.

Patreon tab: Toto- Africa

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