Ukulele Video Lesson - Rockabye (Clean Bandit)

This ukulele video lesson is perfect if you want to learn Rockabye from Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne Marie. If you play ukulele, you probably already know that just about anything that features Sean Paul tends to be a great option for ukulele, and that includes this song, which also features Anne Marie, who has a unique and lovely voice.

What's this ukulele video lesson about?

If you have not heard this song before, please go and check it out. You can see the video on YouTube, or you can listen to it through just about any type of online streaming service. As soon as the song starts, you will see just how great it will be when you translate it to the ukulele. It’s a fantastic dance song that has a very upbeat sound, even though it is about single mom who is trying to give her child a better life.

The song is about doing anything that you need to do to make sure your child has what they need. In the case of this song, Grace Ghetto from Clean Bandit said it was important to illustrate this by having the mother be an exotic dancer.

When they were asked just why they chose this particular subject matter, she said that she was not sure, but that they liked to look at various types of family structures. The song is very popular, and a bit part of that likely has to do with the bouncy island feel of the song. The importance of the lyrics is just a nice bonus that you do not often see with music, especially today.

In fact, “Rockabye” is so popular that hit the top of the charts in countries all around the world including places such as Australia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the UK, as well as others. Clean Bandit also said that they were very happy to work with Sean Paul, which is something they have wanted to do for quite a long time. This turns out to be a very good pairing. 

Because it has that upbeat feel that you would expect from an island song, it really does seem to work extremely well for the ukulele. Even without seeing a ukulele video lesson for the song and just listening to the original, it is quite easy to imagine how it will sound when you play it. Many people already know the song, and it is extremely catchy. It is a fun song to sing because of the bounce to the lyrics and despite of the serious subject matter. This should certainly be a song you add to your list. When you start playing, you can be sure that quite a few people, especially the under 30 crowd, will recognize it.

One of the questions that many people have when it comes to learning any song on the ukulele, or any instrument for that matter, is just how difficult it will be. Fortunately for you, it is not too hard to play, as long as you know your fundamentals and are willing to take it slow. Just like you do with the other songs you learn with a ukulele video lesson, you should make it a point to take things one step at a time. Learn them bit by bit, and then you can put it all together. It truly is a wonderful song, and you will be very happy that you learned it!

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