The Best Songs With Whistling

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There’s just something about a song with a whistling hook that is so contagious we just can’t help but whistle right on along with it.

This morning we’re taking a look at some of the most famous hits that incorporate a whistling melody that instantly get stuck in our heads and have us whistling at work all day long!

Take a look at some of the best whistling songs on our list below, and add any other songs you think of in the comments below!

“Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay” — Otis Redding

One of the most famous whistling tunes, Otis and guitarist Steve Cropper didn’t have the last verse written yet, so they whistled it instead. Before they could finish recording, Otis tragically died in a plane crash, so Cropper decided to leave the whistling in the finished recording, which became a posthumous No.1 hit for Otis.


“Don’t Worry Be Happy” — Bobby McFerrin

This sunny song whistled its way up to No.1 on the charts and became famous for its a Capella melody, which Bobby used only his body to record all the sounds.


“The Fishin’ Hole (The Andy Griffith Theme Song)” — Andy Griffith

You can’t think of the great outdoors and going fishing without this iconic whistling melody running through your head; made famous by the late, great Andy Griffith.


“Walk Like An Egyptian” — The Bangles

This all-girl group scored themselves a No.1 hit with this catchy tune and also launched a brand new dance craze across the country.


“Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard” — Paul Simon

Right in the middle of this upbeat tune, Paul breaks into his catchy whistling hook that we all try to whistle along with!


“Two Of Us” — The Beatles

Appearing in the movie Let It Be, John Lennon can be heard whistling as the song fades at the end.


“Brick House” — Commodores

Right from the very beginning, the Commodores break it down with that signature whistle.

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