Hawaiian music remains strong after generations of development. Some of the most well-known traditional songs include "Alo ha' Oe" written by Queen Lili'u Okalani (1878), "I'll Remember You" written by Kui Lee (1964) and "Honolulu City Lights" written by Keola Beamer (1978). The following is a list of other important traditional Hawaiian songs still celebrated today and have been covered by many artists. Songwriters are shown in parenthesis along with the year the work was completed.
'Akaka Falls (Helen Lindsey Parker, 1934) 'Alika (Charles Ka'apa, unknown year) Blue Hawaii (Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger, 1937) Hawai'i '78 (Mickey Loane, 1978) Hawai'i Aloha (Rev. Lorenzo Lyons, 1800s) Hawai'i Pono'i (lyrics by King David Kalakaua, 1860s-1870s) Hi'ilawe (unknown composer) Kanaka Waiwai (music by John Alameida, 1915) Kaulona na Pua (Ellen Wright Prendergast, 1893) Kawaipunahele (Keali'i Reichel, 1994) Kawika (traditional) Kawohikukapulani (Helen Desha Beamer, 1941) Ke Kali Nei Au (The Hawaiian Wedding Song)(Charles E. King, 1925) Ku'u Home o Kahalu'u (Jerry Santos, 1976) Ku'u Ipo i ka He'e Pu'e One (Princess Miriam Likelike, 1860s-1880s) Ku'u Pua i Paoakalani (Queen Lili'uokalani, 1893) Morning Dew (lyrics by Larry Kimura and music by Eddie Kamae, 1972) Pua 'Ahihi (lyrics by Mary Kawena Pukui and music by Maddy Law) Pua Hone (Dennis Kamakahi, 1977) Puamana (Sea Breezes)(words by Charles Kekua Farden, music by Irmgard 'Aluli, 1937) Sweet Leilani (Harry Owens, 1934) Waikiki (Andy Cummings, 1938)