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Best Song Hoku Awards

The "Song of the Year" Na Hoku Hanohano award is awarded to a composer for writing the best first-time recorded song. Winners of this award must be Hawaii state residents. Here are all of the winners of the Na Hoku Hanohano Best Song Awards, since the very first awards ceremony in 1978.

2008
Ka Lehua Ula Featuring Weldon Kekauoha
COMPOSER: Weldon Kekauoha
SONG: "Ka Lehua Ula"
ALBUM: Ka Lehua Ula
LABEL: Ohelo Records
Buy the "Ke Lehua Ula" CD at Amazon.com

2007
SONG TITLE: Life in These Islands,
COMPOSER: Kawika Kahiapo
FROM ALBUM: Life in These Islands
ARTIST: Kaukahi
LABEL: OneHawaii

2006
SONG TITLE: Good People
COMPOSER: Jack Johnson
ALBUM TITLE: "In Between Dreams,"
ARTIST: Jack Johnson
LABEL: Brushfire

2005
SONG TITLE: "Ala Anuhea"
SONG ARTIST: Robert Cazimero
FROM THE ALBUM: "Some Call It Aloha ... Don't Tell,"
ALBUM ARTISTS: Brothers Cazimero
PRODUCER: Mountain Apple

2004
SONG TITLE: "Ka Nohona Pili Kai"
COMPOSERS: Keali'i Reichel and Puakea Nogelmeier
ALBUM TITLE: "Ke'alaokamaile,"
ARTIST: Keali'i Reichel
PRODUCER: Punahele

2003
SONG TITLE: "E Apo Mai"
ARTIST: Nathan Aweau
ALBUM TITLE: "E Apo Mai"
COMPOSER: Nathan Aweau
PRODUCER: B.P. Music Arts

2002
SONG TITLE: "Aloha"
COMPOSER: Danny Kennedy
ALBUM TITLE: "Spread A Little Aloha"
ARTIST: The Mana'o Company
PRODUCER: Dan Pa/A Guava Ding Thing

2001 (tie)
SONG TITLE: "Kapilina"
COMPOSER: Frank Kawai Hewett
ALBUM TITLE:"Neutralize It"
ARTIST: Sean Na'auao
PRODUCER: Poi Pounder

2001 (tie)
SONG TITLE: "Saving Forever"
COMPOSER: Lehua Kalima
ALBUM TITLE: "A Pocketful of Paradise"
ARTIST: Na Leo Pilimehana
PRODUCER: Na Leo Pilimehana

2000
SONG TITLE: "I Miss You, My Hawai'i"
SONG WRITER: Kenneth Makuakane
ALBUM TITLE: "I Miss You, My Hawai'i"
ARTIST: Na Leo
PRODUCER: Na Leo Pilimehana

1999
SING TITLE: "Palehua"
ARTISTS: Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom and Willie Kahaiali'i
ALBUM TITLE: "Hanaiali'i"
PRODUCER: Mountain Apple

1998
SONG TITLE: "Rest of Your Life"
COMPOSER: Lehua Kalima
ALBUM TITLE: "Colours"
ARTIST: Na Leo Pilimehana

1997
SONG TITLE: "Molokai Slide"
ARTIST: Ehukai
ALBUM TITLE: "Don't Cry 'Oe"

1996

"Flying With Angels"
by Lehua Kalima

1995
SONG TITLE: "Opihi Man"
COMPOSER: Craig Kamahele - Composer
ALBUM TITLE: "On Fire!"
ARTISTS: Ka'au Crater Boys

1994
SONG TITLE: "Lei Pikake"
COMPOSERS: Barry Flanagan and Ki'ope Raymond
ALBUM TITLE: "Hapa"
ARTISTS: Hapa

1993
SONG TITLE: "Brown Man Blues"
COMPOSER: Del Beazley
ALBUM TITLE: "Night and Day"
ARTIST: Del Beazley

1992
ALBUM TITLE: "Broken Promise"
COMPOSER: Henry Kapono
ARTISTS: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Henry Kapono, Cyril Pahinui and Roland Cazimero

1990
SONG TITLE: "Poliahu"
COMPOSER: Frank Hewett - Composer
ALBUM TITLE: "Self Portrait"
ARTIST: Teresa Bright

1989
SONG TITLE: "Good Times Together"
COMPOSER: Cecilio Rodriguez
ALBUM TITLE: "Good Times Together"
ARTISTS: Cecilio and Kapono

1988
SONG TITLE: "Uwehe, Ami and Slide"
COMPOSERS: Teresa Bright and Steve Mai`i
ALBUM TITLE: "Intimately"
ARTISTS: Teresa Bright and Steve Mai'i

1987
SONG TITLE: "Aloha Is"
COMPOSERS: Pilahi Park and Jay Larrin
ALBUM TITLE: "Aloha Is A Part Of Me, A Part Of You"
ARTIST: Moe Keale

1986
SONG TITLE: "Ka Beauty A`o Manoa"
COMPOSER: Tony Conjugacion - Composer
ALBUM TITLE: "Hawaiian Passion"
ARTIST: Tony Conjugacion

1985
SONG TITLE: "From My Heart"
COMPOSERS: Lorraine Ka`ai and Danny Couch
ALBUM TITLE: "From My Heart"

1984
SONG TITLE: "Lovers and Friends"
COMPOSER: Audy Kimura - Composer
ALBUM TITLE: "Looking for The Good Life"
ARTIST: Audy Kimura

1983
SONG TITLE: "Cane Fire"
COMPOSER: Leo Anderson Akana
ALBUM TITLE: "Cane Fire"
ARTIST: The Peter Moon Band

1982
SONG TITLE: "Come To Me Gently"
COMPOSER: Jerry Santos
ALBUM TITLE: "Come To Me Gently"
ARTIST: Olomana

1981
SONG TITLE: "Hawaiian Eyes",
COMPOSERS: Jon Osorio and Randy Borden,
ALBUM TITLE: "Hawaiian Eyes"
ARTISTS: Jon Osorio and Randy Borden

1980
"Waimea Lullabye"
Patrick Downes - Composer
from the single "Honoruru Hawai`i" b/w "Waimea Lullaby"
Frank DeLima

1979
SONG TITLE: "Honolulu City Lights"
ALBUM TITLE: Honolulu City Lights
ARTISTS: Keola and Kapono Beamer

1978
SONG TITLE: "E Ku'u Morning Dew / Alone Again Once More"
ARTIST: Melveen Leed

See also:
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Category
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Artist
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Year



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