Let’s be real, when you first acquired or started learning how to use the ukulele, you didn’t start using it to play some kid’s lullaby such as “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”. However, since you are just a beginner, you may sometimes find yourself stuck with those kinds of songs. It’s boring and can be quite discouraging.
That’s why in this article, we have prepared several popular songs for you that you can easily play on the ukulele. They are easy enough that even toddlers can do it, so grab your uke and let’s start playing these easy-to-play songs.
Top 10 Easy Songs to Learn on the Ukulele
If you have a ukulele, you may have heard that the uke is one of the easiest stringed instruments to learn for beginners, which may also be the reason why you got one in the first place.
The following songs below may be the easiest songs to play for beginners, but they’ll require you to learn 3 to 4 chords. Don’t worry, all the chords are easy to hit so you’ll have no problem playing the song that you like.
Here are the top 10 songs that anyone can play:
1. Stand by Me – Ben E. King
Now this song isn’t actually new, but it is a song that is worth learning for. You’ll only be using 4 easy chords throughout the whole song, which makes it perfect for beginners who want to play a decent song.
The chords that you’ll use would be the C, Am, F, and the G or G7 chord. G7 may sound complicated, but it’s actually pretty easy to use. But if you’re not comfortable with the chord, you can just play a normal G chord instead.
2. Riptide – Vance Joy
Here is another great song that beginners can learn, this song will only require to use 4 chords which are the A, G, C, and F chords. For those advanced learners, you can follow the plucking pattern of the song.
3. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz’s “I’m yours” is one of the best songs that you can play on the uke, because One, it has a nice tune, and two, it is also played on the ukulele. To play the song, the chords you’ll need would be the C, G, Am, and the F chords.
4. Hey Soul Sister – Train
This song, unlike the previous ones, would need a capo to sound more like the original. However, you can still play it without the capo but it’ll sound less like the original cover. The chords you’ll need would only be a C, G, Am, and F.
5. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
If playing a song in 4 chords a bit hard for you, then worry not, you can still play a song with just 3 chords! And it’s not just any songs, as it is one of the Bruno Mars’ popular songs. All you’ll need would be a C, A, and an F chord.
6. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Perfect by Ed Sheeran is quite popular that it already has a lot of ukulele covers on Youtube. And luckily, it also has very easy chords. The chords you’ll need would be a G, Em, C, and a D chord throughout the whole song.
7. Count on Me – Bruno Mars
Now here is another easy song from Bruno Mars that you can easily play on the uke. But this time, it will require you to use about 6 different chords which would be the C, Em, Am, G, F, and the Dm chord. You’ll only use the Dm chord on the pre-chorus and on the bridge part of the song.
8. One Day – Matisyahu
“One Day” is another great song to play on the uke. It has an easy strumming pattern, easy chords, and the song also has a good message. The chords you’ll need would be the C, G, Am, and F chords.
9. Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
If you’ve got tired with the entire C, G, Am, and F chords, then this song will give you refreshment. In this song, you’ll only use 3 chords which are the Dm, G, and the C chords.
10. Havana – Camila Cabello
Are you a fan of Camila Cabello? If it’s a yes, then you’ll surely enjoy learning the “Havana”. However, the chords that you’ll be using on this song are different from the previous songs on the list, but they are still very easy to use. The chords that you’ll be using to play the entire song are the G, Eb major, and D7 chords.
And there you have it, whether you have played the uke before or have zero experience on it, you can still play one of your favorite songs by only using 3 to 4 simple chords. Therefore, there’s no need for you to be stuck in some children’s song just to play the ukulele.
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great info and site. looking forward to using it.