Okay, so technically it was uke master Lyle Ritz playing in this heartwarming scene from the The Jerk, but Steve Martin — who has racked up Grammys and will receive an International Bluegrass Music Association Distinguished Achievement award for his fine banjo playing — certainly sells his strumming alongside Bernadette Peters on coronet in the 1979 movie.

“Tonight You Belong to Me” was written in 1926 by Billy Rose and Lee David, and is a favorite among ukers. Eddie Vedder covered it with Cat Power on his 2011 album Ukulele Songs.


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