The Waikikis

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The Waikikis were a Belgian studio band, mostly known for their single "Hawaii Tattoo", released in the U.S. in 1964, on Kapp Records. "Hawaii Tattoo" was recorded in 1961 in Belgium and spent two months in the Belgian chart. It was a huge hit in Germany, spending 21 weeks in the Top Ten and also reached the Top Fifty in the U.S., Canada and the UK.

The album Hawaii Tattoo reached the number 93 spot in the Billboard Hot 200 in 1965.

Behind the scenes, record producer Horst Fuchs promoted the band’s career and pulled the strings. Composers such as Jo van Wetter, Willy Albimoor, Hans Blum and Michael Thomas (Martin Böttcher) created songs like "Hawaii Tattoo", "Carnival of Venice", "Mein Hut der hat drei Ecken", "Aloha Parade", "Honolulu Parade" and "Waikiki Welcome". The Waikikis sold their gramophone records by the millions, and some of their own creations like "Hilo Kiss" or "Hula-Hochzeit" ("Hawaii Honeymoon") made their way into the charts in several countries.[citation needed]

In 2004 the song "Hawaiian March" was used for the ‘Prince Paul's Bubble Party’ track on the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie film soundtrack.

Discography[edit]

Christmas In Hawaii

  • "Christmas In Hawaii"
  • "Road To Waikiki"
  • "Carnival In Honolulu"
  • "The Shadows"
  • "Tiki Tiki Puka"
  • "Es gibt kein Bier auf Hawaii"
  • "The Third Man"
  • "Tahiti Tamoure"
  • "Hula Hochzeit"
  • "Remember Boa Boa"
  • "Carnival Of Venice"
  • "Palisa"
  • "Vive La Liberte"
  • "White Christmas"

Hawaii Tattoo

  • "Aloha Parade"
  • "I'll Remember Sweet Hawaii"
  • "Tiki Tiki Puka"
  • "Carnival Of Venice"
  • "Hilo Kiss"
  • "Tahiti Tamoure"
  • "Mauna Loa"
  • "March Of The Beachcomber"
  • "Pacific Punch"
  • "Honolulu Rag"

Midnight Luau

  • "Yesterday"
  • "Eleanor Rigby"
  • "Girl"
  • "Hawaiian Soul"
  • "Nowhere Man"
  • "Michelle"
  • "You Like Me Too Much"
  • "Golden Apple"
  • "Here There & Everywhere"
  • "Surfing Girl"

Moonlight On Diamond Head

  • "Moonlight on Diamond Head"
  • "Far Away Places"
  • "Lovely Hula Hands"
  • "Hawaiian Punch"
  • "Yellow Bird"
  • "Bali Ha'i"
  • "Pagan Love Song"
  • "Now Is the Hour"
  • "Hula Eyes"
  • "The Moon of Manakoora"
  • "Aloha Oe (Farewell to Thee)"

A Taste Of Hawaii

  • "Love Me With All Your Heart"
  • "Strangers In The Night"
  • "Dear Heart"
  • "True Love"
  • "Young At Heart"
  • "Imagination"
  • "Waikikis On Parade"
  • "Girl From Hawaii"
  • "Last Train To Aloha City"
  • "Hawaiian Drums"
  • "Hawaiian Gigilo"
  • "On Kawai Beach"

Hawaii Beach Party

  • "Hawaii Beach Party"
  • "Farewell Hawaii"
  • "Hawaiian Fair"
  • "A Little Bit Of Heaven In Hawaii"
  • "Rags Of Rags"
  • "Lanai Island"
  • "Waikiki Parade"
  • "Coral Girl"
  • "Beach Umbrella"
  • "Waikiki Ki Hu La Hu"
  • "Boeing Meets Girl"
  • "Home In Hawaii"

Greatest Hits

  • "Beyond The Reef"
  • "Aloha Oe"
  • "Bali Hai"
  • "Hawaiian Wedding Song"
  • "Sweet Leilani"
  • "Pearly Shells"
  • "Lovely Hula Hands"
  • "Now Is The Hour"
  • "Tiny Bubbles"
  • "Song Of The Islands"
  • "Moon Of Manakoora"

Pearly Shells From Hawaii

  • "Sweet Leilani"
  • "Pearly Shells"
  • "Hawaiian Wedding Song"
  • "Hawaiian Fever"
  • "Blue Hawaii"
  • "Beyond The Reef"
  • "Na Lei O Hawaii"
  • "Tiny Bubbles"
  • "Moonlight & Shadows"
  • "Honey Sweet"
  • "Hawaiian March"
  • "I'll Remember You"

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