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Melodious and Easy Songs to Play on the Ukulele for Beginners

Rohini Mohan Jun 30, 2019
Learning a new musical instrument can become overwhelming, especially for those who are learning on their own and without the guidance of a dedicated teacher. Here is a list of some ukulele songs that you can pick and choose from to begin your wondrous journey as a ukulelist!

Christmas Songs on Ukulele

Jingle Bells, Silent Night, Let It Snow, White Christmas, and Good King Wenceslas.
If you have been recently introduced to the ukulele, you could learn a lot by simply listening and learning to simple songs. However, the pace at which you learn will depend a lot on your song selection. To make things easier for yourself, choose songs from various genres that you enjoy listening to.
Select a handful of simple and easy-to-play songs that you can sing along or hum to. Secondly, the song must be slow or simple enough for you to understand its time-signature. As a beginner, try your hand at simple chords and gradually graduate to more complex ones once you have mastered the easier chord combinations.
It is even more important that you do not give up trying, and keep practicing even if you feel like you're not learning much or as fast as you would have liked to.
Once you understand the basic working and sound of this sweet instrument, you will be able to play uninhibited. This Melodyful guide lists some easy songs to play on a ukulele.

List of Easy Ukulele Songs for Beginners

Songs with Assorted Chords

Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Better Together - Jack Johnson
She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain - American Folk song
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
Fireflies - Owl City
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
Hey, Soul Sister - Train
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
I've Been Working on the Railroad - American Folk song
Imagine - John Lennon
I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) - The Jungle Book
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
On Top of Old Smoky - The Weavers
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
Rhythm Of Love - Plain White T's
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing - Jack Johnson
Time Of Your Life - Green Day
Trouble - Never Shout Never
The Only Exception - Paramore
We Could Happen - AJ Rafael
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Wonderwall - Oasis
You've Got a Friend In Me - Randy Newman

Songs with C, F, and G Chords

500 Miles - The Proclaimers
5 Years Time - Noah and the Whale
Another Saturday Night - Sam Cooke
A Dog At All Things - The Bobby McGee's
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers
Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
Down on the Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Did It Hurt? - Never Shout Never
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
He's Turned Emo - The Lancashire Hotpots
Hang on Sloopy - The McCoys
High Hopes - Paolo Nutini
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
I Will Never Love You More - SoKo
I'm On My Way - The Proclaimers
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
King of the Road - Roger Miller
Lookin' Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
Maybellene - Chuck Berry
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets
Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
Summer Nights - Grease
Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
Start A Fire - The Tiger Lillies
This Too Shall Pass - OK Go
The Joker - Steve Miller
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens
The Bucket - The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra/Kings of Leon

Songs with Am, Dm, and Em Chords

The Addams Family (Theme Tune) - Vic Mizzy
Cut and Run - Electrelane
Me, You and Steve - Garfunkel and Oates
Cet Air-La - Julien Doré
Dog Days Are Over - Florence and the Machine
Foundations - Kate Nash
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Into the Wild - L.P.
I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You - Black Kids
Mr. Moon - Kate Micucci
Rock Steady - Alton Ellis
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwoíole/Jason Castro
Standing Next to Me - Last Shadow Puppets
Sentimental Heart - She & Him
Wolves - Phosphorescent

Songs with C, F, G, and Am Chords

Amazing - Alex Lloyd
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Monty Python
Ain't Even Done With The Night - John Mellencamp
Africa - Toto
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
Blue Moon - Frank Sinatra
Beast of Burden - The Rolling Stones
Cryin' - Aerosmith
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
Country Roads - John Denver
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Forever Young - Alphaville
Fall For You - Secondhand Serenade
Glycerine - Bush
I'm Goin' Down - Bruce Springsteen
Heart And Soul - Hoagy Carmichael
Happy Ending - Mika
Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
If I Were A Boy - Beyoncé
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I'd Do Anything for Love - Meatloaf
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Love Will Keep Us Alive - Eagles
Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
Let It Be - The Beatles
Midnight Train - Journey
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Beatles
Octopus's Garden - The Beatles
Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Please Mr. Postman - The Beatles
Pictures Of You - The Last Goodnight
Ruby Soho - Rancid
Save Tonight - Eagle-Eye Cherry
Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
So Lonely - The Police
Take On Me - A-ha
This Magic Moment - Jay and The Americans
Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd
This Boy - The Beatles
Umbrella - Rihanna
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Where'd You Go - Fort Minor
When I Come Around - Green Day
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
With Or Without You - U2
You're Beautiful - James Blunt
You've Really Got a Hold on Me - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Beatles
Take your time because you have a whole list of songs to work with. Choose 5 - 10 of your favorites and start today!