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Top 80 Easy Ukulele Songs for Beginners

July 20, 2022

Top 80 Easy Ukulele Songs for Beginners

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One of the best things about the ukulele is that it’s easy to play an awesome song in no time. In fact, beginning uke players can learn a song or two in their very first lesson! There are plenty of easy ukulele songs for beginners that will sound amazing, even if they’re simple to learn.

Check out this list of easy songs to play on ukulele for beginners, from 1 to multiple chords. We’ll share some instructions to help you out along with videos, too!

What is the Easiest Song to Play on a Ukulele?

Some of the best easy ukulele songs for beginners that you can learn in a day are ones played with one to a few chords. Knowing even just the basic chords means you can have a world of different songs at your fingertips. While playing several chords on the uke is very doable even for beginners, if you want to keep things as easy as possible, here are songs that require only 1 or 2 chords.

One Chord Ukulele Songs

(song, artist, chord)

Two Chords Ukulele Songs

(song, artist, chords)

Coconut, Harry Nilsson, C7 Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson, Dm, G7
The Beat Goes On, Sonny and Cher, F Everyday People, Sly & the Family Stone, C, G
Run Through The Jungle, Creedence Clearwater Revival, D Iko Iko, The Dixie Cups, C, F
Tomorrow Never Knows, The Beatle, C Paperback Writer, The Beatles, G7, C
Chain of Fools, Aretha Franklin, C7 Achy Breaky Heart, Billy Ray Cyrus, A, E


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80 Easy Ukulele Songs for Beginners (By Genre)

Here’s a quick list of 80 fun but basic easy songs to play on the ukulele. Keep reading for more information on each song along with videos.

  • I Make My Own Sunshine – Alyssa Bonagura
  • I Do / Falling For You – Colbie Caillat
  • Upside Down – Jack Johnson
  • Riptide – Vance Joy
  • Mele Kalikimaka – Robert Alex Anderson
  • Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
  • Tonight You Belong to Me – Prudence and Patience
  • Hey Soul Sister – Train
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  • You Are My Sunshine – Traditional
  • Clementine – Traditional
  • Our Town – Iris Dement
  • Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson
  • The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson: G, A, Am, D, C
  • Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
  • In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
  • Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
  • Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
  • I’m Gonna Be – The Proclaimers
  • Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
  • I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love With You – Tom Waits
  • Our Town – Iris Dement
  • Hey Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams
  • Take Me Home , Country Roads – John Denver
  • Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson
  • Minor Swing – Django Reinhardt
  • Everyday People – Sly & the Family Stone
  • Coconut – Harry Nilsson
  • The Beat Goes On – Sonny and Cher
  • Run Through The Jungle – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles
  • Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
  • New Year’s Day – Taylor Swift
  • Hey Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
  • Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson
  • Who We Are – Imagine Dragons 
  • Everyday – Buddy Holly
  • Everyday Clothes – Jonathan Richman
  • Particle Man – They Might Be Giants
  • I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
  • Ukulele Anthem – Amanda Palmer
  • Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – They Might Be Giants
  • Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
  • Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin
  • Bird Song – Wailin’ Jennys
  • Long Time Traveler – Wailin’ Jennys
  • Iko Iko – The Dixie Cups
  • Paperback Writer – The Beatles