Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia

This arrangement of "Aloha Oe" (Farewell to Thee) was composed by George K, and licensed and released to Selected Sounds (APM Music) by Hans Haider. It was originally released in 1969 and remastered by Haider in 1985. The song was written by Hawaii's last monarch, Queen Liliʻuokalani, after her arrest and imprisonment, and has become perhaps the most famous song of Hawaiian composition. In the context of SpongeBob, it seems to be semi-associated with the morning and characters sleeping.


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Trivia

  • This was initially the first-used APM track in the series, as the original airing of "Help Wanted" did not have a title card since the ending of the 1999 Kids' Choice Awards (which preceded the series premiere of SpongeBob SquarePants) was followed by the opening of the episode. However, a title card was added in subsequent broadcasts of the episode, making "Hawaiian Train" the first-used APM track.
  • Between "SB-129" and "Good Neighbors", this track took almost 6 years to return.
  • "Giant Squidward" is the only season 6 episode to use this track.
  • "Jellyfishing" and "Summer Job" are the only episodes to play the first 20 seconds of the track.