Hawaiian Pop Lyrics

Hawaiian pop refers to music that is Hawaiian-tinged but rooted in another popular style. Outside influences have impacted Hawaiian music since foreign colonizers arrived on the island in the late 18th century, all bringing sounds from their homelands that would be adopted and mixed into the island's folk music. Hawaii's tourism boom of the 1930s popularized the island's music on the mainland while the 1940s and '50s found artists like Sol Hoopii crossing over to the pop charts by bringing jazz and big band music into the mix. Don Ho became the island's unofficial musical ambassador to the world with his easy-listening blend in the 1960s.