Friday, January 20, 2023

Whistle Me A Tune (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3


Whistle Me A Tune (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

Whistling without the use of an artificial whistle is achieved by creating a small opening with one's lips, usually after applying moisture and then blowing or sucking air through the space. The air is moderated by the lips, curled tongue, teeth or fingers to create turbulence, and the curled tongue acts as a resonant chamber to enhance the resulting sound by acting as a type of Helmholtz resonator. By moving the various parts of the lips, fingers, tongue and epiglottis, one can then manipulate the types of whistles produced. (Wikipedia)

Whistling is an art indeed. It is used not only as a way to sound music but also as a language. When talking about whistling music mainly, it is something everyone and anyone might have witnessed. People whistle casually, and whistling is music in itself. Artists have created the most famous music by just unconsciously whistling.

Whistling adds a little extra to a song. Some songs lean in to open a song, some songs have prominent whistling throughout and others are found midway through a song while others like to end a tune. Whether it’s for dramatic effect or simply that the singer wants to create a sound that unites us, whistling has shown itself to be a useful embellishment that the songwriter has at their disposal. 

Whistling is one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful noise made by a human’s humble vocal cords. Whistling is like a kiss for sound. There is practically a whistling song for every aspect of life. Many artists have integrated songs with melodious whistling. Our hearing senses are delighted by this sound its musicality to keep us entertained. 

Here are a bunch of tracks that contain whistling in Rock and Pop music that you will love to whistle to. If not, just sing along. Enjoy!


Pt.1      Pt.2 


Track lists


01 Elvis Presley A Whistling Tune 3:18

02 Taj Mahal Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie (Any Mo') 7:23

03 Gilbert O'sullivan Clair 3:01

04 Roger Whittaker Finnish Whistler 2:07

05 Goldfrapp Lovely Head 3:46

06 Dick Hyman Moritat 2:16

07 Pj Olsson The Whistle Song 3:22

08 Guns 'n' Roses Patience 5:56

09 Scorpions Wind Of Change 5:10

10 Perry Como Magic Moments 2:41

11 Bobby Mcferrin Don't Worry Be Happy 4:49

12 Loose Fur The Ruling Class 3:35

13 Kimya Dawson Tire Swing 3:07

14 Jack Johnson I Got You 2:59

15 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Home 5:06

16 Glenn Yarbrough The Honey Wind Blows 2:29

17 Orville Peck Take You Back (The Iron Hoof Cattle Call) 3:27

18 Boy And Bear Part Time Believer 4:12

19 New Vaudeville Band Winchester Cathedral 2:24

20 Peter Bjorn & John Young Folks 4:38

21 Beck Sissyneck (Extended Version) 3:57

22 Bernard Herrmann Twisted Nerve 5:37

23 Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra The Good, The Bad And The Ugly 2:46


01 Billy Joel The Stranger 5:10

02 Lauren Mann I Lost Myself 3:30

03 She & Him I Thought I Saw Your Face Today 2:50

04 Royal Deluxe It Don't Get Better Than This 3:31

05 Meat Puppets Maiden's Milk 3:19

06 Keith Mansfield Morning Broadway 2:04

07 Angus Stone Wooden Chair 3:25

08 Roy Orbison Here Comes The Rain, Baby 2:54

09 Highwaymen Michael 2:44

10 John Lennon & Paul Mccartney Jealous Guy 4:16

11 Wild Child Crazy Bird 3:58

12 Lucksmiths I Don't Want To Walk Around Alone No More 3:09

13 Bangles Walk Like An Egyptian 3:24

14 Paul Mccartney The End Of The End 2:57

15 M. Ward Lullaby + Exile 2:46

16 Paul Simon Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard (Col4-45585) [3-72] 2:44

17 Sakamoto Kyu Sukiyaki 3:05

18 Lovin' Spoonful Daydream 2:21

19 Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger 3:21

20 Tom Verlaine 5 Hours From Calais 4:31

21 Paper Kites Bloom 3:30

22 Tom Waits Mockin' Bird 3:27

23 Monty Python Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life 3:58


01 Professor Longhair Big Chief - Pt. 1 2:10

02 Toots Thielemans Bluesette 2:50

03 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay 2:42

04 Beatles Two Of Us 3:36

05 Xtc Generals and Majors 3:41

06 Pat Boone Love Letters In The Sand 2:16

07 Henry Hall & Orchestra Whistling Rufus 3:18

08 Clash Jimmy Jazz 3:57

09 Simon & Garfunkel Punky's Dilemma 2:17

10 Ennio Morricone The Good, The Bad And The Ugly 2:39

11 Never Shout Never Peace Song 3:59

12 Neil Young + Promise Of The Real Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop 5:20

13 Wilco Red-Eyed And Blue 2:45

14 Paul Simon Rewrite 3:49

15 Mark Burgess & The Sons Of God Up On The Hill 4:55

16 Meade Lux Lewis Whistlin' Blues 3:31

17 Monkees Tapioca Tundra 3:06

18 Moby Grape It's A Beautiful Day Today (1968) 3:08

19 Jet Eleanor 3:34

20 Beabadoobee Coffee 1:57

21 Air Alpha Beta Gaga 4:41

22 Pat Benatar Love Is A Battlefield 4:09

23 Professor Longhair Big Chief Part 2 2:30




  1. 'Singin' the Blues' by both Guy Mitchell and Tommy Steele and the Steelemen has a great deal of whistling too! Nice set, Many thanks, Paul

    1. Hi Paul. There are lots of great whistling songs and another volume should be made at a later date.
      I hope you like the sequencing. Thanks for the suggestion.

  2. I've always said whistling and handclapping make a song, two more if there is a vol 2 Who Takes Who Home - You Am I and Mellow Doubt Teenage Fanclub, such a great compilation, thanks

    1. Thanks mark i.
      There is definitely room for more volumes. Lot of songs also combine whistling and hand clapping.
      Nice choices.

  3. The beginning and end of Jungle Love by Steve Miller...

  4. I'm just finally getting around to listening to your cowbell collection and this one will be next. Was there a handclapping one?

    1. Hi Berni,
      Enjoy your time listing to the cowbells set and then this one.
      The Handclapping set can be found here.

    2. Thanks! So much awesome content, it can be hard to keep track.

  5. Replies
    1. Thanks Domenic.
      Lots of fine tunes on this compilation, rock to easy listening.

  6. THE affordable musical instrument (with finger drumming accompaniment, of course!) Nice set, BB

    1. How true efredd.
      I'm whistling now and foot tapping.