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Popular Piano Songs

Popular Piano Songs

Playing the piano is a favorite hobby of many music enthusiasts and this article presents some popular songs that one would love to play.
Kundan Pandey
There are innumerable paths of creative expression and for many people, music is the closest one. The immortal compositions of Beethoven and Mozart always leave us in admiration and evokes strong emotions within us. Such is the tremendous power of music, that it stirs the soul. Though piano is an instrument that is generally, not easily portable, and is expensive too, piano music is always a treat to the ears and soul. Learning to play famous compositions is a good way to start, as they can be heard frequently and practiced. Without understanding the basics of playing this instrument, we can just play one or two songs. So, instead of just rehearsing one or two songs, one must learn the basics of playing a piano.
Popular Piano Songs for Beginners
Learning to play the piano requires effort and hard work. Initially, one must ensure that he/she starts learning piano songs that are meant for beginners. This will help them to build confidence and set the stage for playing . For beginners, repetitive songs are always easier to practice as the fingers and hands get used to the keys. Also, repetitive music helps in getting habituated to the song so that it can be practiced easily. Classic piano music, Chopsticks, is a very popular piano waltz, that is recommended in the initial years of practice.
For kids, some of the easy piano songs like "Ode to Joy" and "Row, Row, Row your Boat" are considered the first step for beginners. Children's poems like "Mary Had a Little Lamb" or "Jingle bells" are also popular. Many beginners are surprised when they're told that they can even try Bach's piano music, which was composed by legendary musician John Sebastian Bach. Interestingly, many compositions of Bach are simple in structure and they make a good learning base for students to learn more complex songs. Some songs that are easy to play on piano are:
Fur Elise ~ Beethoven
Sonatina in C ~ Muzio Clement
When the Saints go Marching in ~ A US gospel hymn
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean ~ Scottish folk song
Songs without Words. ~ Felix Mendelssohn
The Pink Panther
Scarborough Fair ~ Simon Garfunkel
Greensleeves ~ Popular English ballad
Au Claire De Lune ~ French folksong
Most Popular Piano Songs of All Time
Dearly Beloved ~ Kingdom Hearts
The Heart Asks for Pleasure First ~ Michael Nyman
Can You Feel the Love tonight ~ Elton John
Sacrifice ~ Elton John
The Rain Must Fall ~ Yanni
Reflections of Passion ~ Yanni
Hung Up ~ Madonna
Wait for You ~ Elliott Yamin
The Yellow Submarine ~ The Beatles
One's Man Dream ~ Yanni
All I Ever Wanted ~ James Brickman
I Don't Feel Like Dancin' ~ Scissor Sisters
When I Need You ~ Albert Hammond and Carole Bayer Sager
Listen ~ Beyonce Knowles
I Can See Clearly Now ~ Johnny Nash
You Light up My Life ~ recorded by Kasey Cisyk
Nothing Else Matters ~ Metallica
The Entertainer- Scot Joplin
Don't Get Around Much Anymore ~ Duke Ellington
The Night Chicago Died ~ Paper Lace
The compositions of Beethoven, Mozart, John Elton, Yanni, the Bee Gees, Kenny Rodgers, James Brickman, and various other composers are great choices. You can play some songs that are timeless classics, once you become an expert in playing the piano.