Tiki Island Party


The right music is crucial for creating the “retro swank jungle” vibe you’re looking for at a Tiki Party. There are many classics from the Exotica sound of the 1950s which often included actual jungle sounds and wild animal calls (check out the songs of Martin Denny, below). Add any other kitchy tropical numbers you like from the 50s or 60s such as Harry Belafonte, Don Ho and even the great Lenord Nemoy. Swing Baby!

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Song List

Jungle Madness – Martin Denny

Soul Bossa Nova – Quincy Jones

The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens

Banana Boat Song (Day-O) – Harry Bellafonte

Music to Watch Space Girls By – Leonard Nemoy

The Girl from Ipanema – Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim

The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room – Fulton Burley, The Mellomen

Trumpet Cha Cha Cha – Billy Mure

Jump the Line – Harry Belafonte

Mais Que Nada – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66

Quiet Village – Martin Denny

O Morro Nao Tem Vez – Stan Getz, Luiz Bonfa

Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai) – Ella Fitzgerald

Polynesian Village Love Theme – The Tikiyaki Orchestra

Love Goddess – Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited

Showman Twang Tiki Gods – The Dustaphonics

Misirlou – Martin Denny

(Put the Lime in the) Coconut – Tropical Hawaiian Party

Agua De Beber – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66

Pagen Love Song – Duke Kamoku and his Islanders

Gouveneur – Tiki Men

The Hukilau Song – Don Ho

Love Dance – Martin Denny

The Enchanted Sea – Martin Denny

Theme from “The Apartment” – Tito Rodriguez

Eden’s Cove – Eden Ahbez

Coronation – Martin Denny

So Danco Samba – Wanda De Sah

Chinese Surfer – Kava Kon

No, Mr. Bond. I Expect You to Surf – The Nematoads

Lovely Hula Hands – The Hit Nation