Watching Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Play Ukulele Never Gets Old

Add “The Rock” (aka Dwayne Johnson) playing ukulele to your list of internet treasures. You may remember the above clip from his 2012 movie Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, in which he plays a former Navy code breaker who can also bust out a mean rendition of “What a Wonderful World.”

Johnson—who has lived in Hawaii and is of Samoan heritage—plays ukulele off-screen. Watch in the hilarious clip below as he attempts to play an out-of-tune uke on the fly during a press tour to promote the film.


And as if you needed more reasons to swoon over Dwayne Johnson, check out the clip below of him singing while his mom plays ukulele live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

From the Ukulele store: The Ukulele – A Visual History traces the ukes evolution with colorful whimsy. Meet some of the world’s greatest ukulele players through profiles, photos, and more, with color photos showing more than 100 exquisite and unique ukes, vintage catalog illustrations, and witty ads that capture the craze of the 1920s and ’30s.