Ukulele Video Lesson - Oh Girl

How would you like to learn how to play “Oh Girl” with a ukulele video lesson? Chances are good that you’ve heard the song “Oh Girl” plenty of times, and you probably love it like the rest of the world does. If you don’t think you’ve heard the song, you probably just don’t know the title. As soon as the music starts, you will remember and it will bring back some fond memories.

It was one of the most famous songs of the early 70s, and it has a truly timeless sound to it. It’s a beautiful and sad song from the Chi-Lites about a relationship that’s getting to the point of where the couple might break up.

When you first hear the song, you might not be thinking, “I bet that would sound great on ukulele …  but it really does. It works remarkably well with the sound of the uke, and it’s not as difficult to play as you might imagine at first.

As with all songs you are trying to learn, you just need to take it slowly. Listen to the original to get an idea of how the song flows, and then start learning the rest of the song piece by piece. It won’t take long before you can start stringing those sections together. It’s a very fun song to play, despite the sad subject matter. Once you learn to play the basic song, make sure you try singing along too.

History Behind This Ukulele Video Lesson

When the Chi-Lites released “Oh Girl” in 1972 as a single, it was also included on their album entitled A Lonely Man. Though the Chi-Lites were extremely talented, this was their only song to go to the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It also went to number one on the R&B Singles chart, and number 14 in the UK.

It is easy to see that “Oh Girl” has been popular since its release thanks to all of the people who have covered it and all of the times that it has been used in media. In 1979, Leo Sayer did a cover version of the song for his album entitled Here. In 1982, Con Hunley, a country music recording artist, covered the song, which went all the way to number 12 on the Billboard of Hot Country Singles. In 1990, Paul Young covered the song for his album called Other Voices. It went all the way to the top spot on the Adult Contemporary list and was up to number eight on the Hot 100 list.

Seal covered the song, and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes did a punk rock version in 2003. As you can see, it’s been recorded in a number of different styles and it always sounds great. Just imagine how incredible it will sound when you start to learn how to play this song on ukulele!

If you love the song, it’s time that you used a ukulele video lesson to learn how to play it on your favorite little instrument!

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