We’ve been loving Selena Gomez‘s new single and its effortlessly cool, smooth whistle hook.
That got us to thinking. Quite a few artists have made good use of a nifty whistle hook over the years and, when done right, it can be super catchy and effective. Here’s some of our ultimate faves:
Flo Rida – ‘Whistle’
What list of whistle songs would be complete without Flo Rida‘s tribute to a good ol’ blow 😂.
Adam Lambert – ‘Ghost Town’ 😈
This is the song which all but revived Adam Lambert‘s solo career. ‘Ghost Town’ is a ghoulishly delightful, witch house-inspired dance song which became one of Glambert’s biggest hits, mostly thanks to the simple, yet haunting whistle hook.
Hilary Duff – ‘Sparks’
Such is Hilary Duff‘s love for a good whistle that she chose to base her big comeback single around it. Must have worked because it became her seventh US Billboard Chart hit!
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes – ‘Home’
One to play whenever you’re missing home 😁.
Flo Rida feat. Robin Thicke – ‘I Don’t Like It, I Love It’
Flo Rida again! He just loves a good whistle hook, doesn’t he?
Peter, Bjorn & John – ‘Young Folks’
This song just makes us oh so chilled out. Nothing bad could happen to you while listening to Peter, Bjorn and John.
Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg – ‘Wiggle’
Jason Derulo has us all whistle wigglin’ with this saucy jam.
Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera – ‘Moves Like Jagger’
Maroon 5 proved that everyone loves a whistle when this Xtina-assisted jam became one of the biggest selling singles EVER.
Bobby McFerrin – ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’
Aaaand… just be happy ’cause that’s what whistles do 😎.
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