This classic 1980s video of Ralph Giese clearly demonstrates that he is the best whistler in the world (or at least in the 80s).
In case you've never seen or heard of him before, Ralph Giese (also known as the "Mullet Whisler" thanks to his famous 80s haircut) made the rounds onThe Tonight Show (where this video was taken) and other talk shows to demonstrate his talent for whistling. Ever wondered just HOW someone could learn how to do that? Ralph Giese performs what is known as "throat whistling," which allows him to reach all those crazy notes and melodies. It might look bizarre, but the sound the comes out is downright amazing.
While there may have been whistlers after Ralph Giese rose to fame, we doubt there are any that can whistle a song quite like he does. Ralph Giese became so well-known in the whistling world that is wasn't that long ago that parody videos of him whistling surfaced, mostly with a terrible singing voice dubbed over the whistling parts (like the video below). While those are funny in their own right, if you ask us nothing beats listening to the original. We think it's pretty amazing what one guy can do!
Watch the second video below to see someone's funny take on the original whistle video.