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The 15 Best Whistling Songs of All Time

Our picks include 'Patience,' 'Dock of the Bay' and 'Young Folks'
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Otis Redding - 'Dock of the Bay' (1968)

Recorded just days before Redding's death in an airplane crash in 1967, this song topped the R&B chart when released the following year. A breathy, imperfect whistle ends the song and sounds casual and unselfconscious, as if blown to while away the time.

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