41 Best Ukulele Love Songs 2021 With Chords – Get Your Romance On

Looking for a great song to play for your partner?

Trying to find a little inspiration?

Then you’ve certainly found yourself in the right place at the right time.

In this guide, we’ll be looking at the best ukulele love songs to help you get your romance on. It’s time to learn!

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“Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

Chords in this song: Bb, Dm, F

Contrary to what you may think, every human being, no matter how handsome or beautiful, feels self-conscious at times.

Which is one of the reasons Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are” is so effective. In essence, it’s saying, “you don’t have to dress up or put on make up to look beautiful – you’re amazing just as you are.”

With just three chords, this is a great song for beginners to tackle.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

Chords in this song: C, D, Em, G, G7

Eric “Slowhand” Clapton may well be considered God in guitar circles, but this gentle, beautiful ballad is easy enough for even beginner ukulele players to pick up and play in the safety of their own homes.

That might be a bit of a different story if you choose to tackle the licks, but even those aren’t beyond the reach of mere mortals.

For a night on town, your significant other is sure to appreciate “Wonderful Tonight.”

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison

Chords in this song: C, D, D7, Em, G

Another excellent tune for all ukulele players to tackle, “Brown Eyed Girl” is a tribute to young hormone-fueled love.

The chords aren’t overly challenging, and you can certainly get away with strumming through the whole song.

It can’t hurt to pick up the main riff to the song though. It’s not that hard to play.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

Chords in this song: G, Em, C, D

Modern pop ballad “Perfect” couldn’t get much more bare bones. The song builds gradually with just Sheeran’s guitar and voice, and then finger snapping, bass, backing vocals, strings, and eventually drums.

If you know your G, Em, C, and D chords, this one should not prove a problem. The chords are played in different orders in different parts of the song, but once you’ve gotten the hang of the structure, it shouldn’t throw you off.

For all those times you’ve met that “perfect” someone.

Ukulele Tab: Ukulele Tabs and Chords

“I Just Called To Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder

Chords in this song: A, Am, Ab, Bm, Bbm, C, D, Dm, Dm7, Db, F, G, Gb

Do you even need a reason to call someone?

With all the ways we can stay connected these days – chat, texts, emails, and more – we don’t get on the phone as much as we used to.

But everyone likes a surprise, especially when it’s from someone they care about.

Stevie Wonder’s original, with its drum machines and keyboards, seems to evoke images of sitting at a Denny’s, all dressed up and nowhere to go. But hey, the song became a huge hit, and that might have something to do with its happy vibes, which translate well to the ukulele.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt

Chords in this song: C, G, Am, F

Banish from your mind images of a wet, shirtless James Blunt singing passionately at the camera… unless those images help you learn this song.

Okay, so I admit this is not my favorite number. But with just four chords (the same four chords that undergird most pop songs), it’s an easy one to learn, and you might just be able to impress your significant other with it.

So, why not add it to your repertoire?

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“Yellow” by Coldplay

Chords in this song: Am, C, F, G, Gm

With lyrics like “Look at the stars / Look how they shine for you,” Coldplay’s “Yellow” couldn’t be anything other than romantic. Besides, lead signer Chris Martin even said the song was inspired by the “yellow” energy he felt coming off someone at the studio.

It’s a slow, soft rock tune, maybe a little sappy and sentimental. But it’s also the kind of song you can have a lot of fun jamming on – especially the post-chorus section.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley

Chords in this song: C, Em, Am, F, G, B7, A7, Dm

Elvis “The King” Presley songs always seem to lend themselves well to the ukulele, and “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” incidentally, was on Presley’s 1961 album Blue Hawaii.

This song had multiple writers and the melody was based on a classical French love song. In this case, the tune didn’t suffer from “design by committee.”

The chord work might seem a lot to take on, but it’s really what makes the song. If you struggle with the changes, just take your time, and build up your speed gradually.

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“Earth Angel” by The Penguins

Chords in this song: Am, C, D, Em, G

When I think of The Penguins’ “Earth Angel,” of course I can’t help but think of the movie, Back to the Future, where protagonist Marty McFly ends up playing guitar at a school dance in the 50s.

“Earth Angel” is the perfect song for a romantic slow dance, and its simplicity is truly what makes it.

Five chords are not bad all told, and I can’t imagine you’ll struggle with them.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“God Only Knows” by Beach Boys

Chords in this song: A, B, B7, Bm, Bm7, C, D, Dbm, E, E7, Em6, Ebm7, F, G, Gbm

Whimsical though it may seem, the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” is no ordinary pop song. Here, I must admit, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Given that it’s a song off one of their most inspired and innovative albums, Pet Sounds, I supposed this news shouldn’t come as a surprise.

If you can’t imagine being without your partner, though, there is no substitute that will do.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“My Girl” by The Temptations

Chords in this song: A, A7, C, D, Dm, Em, F, G, G7, Gbm7

The trademark walking guitar riff opens this impossibly catchy and memorable Motown hit.

“My Girl” is all about how that special someone makes you feel and is masterfully delivered by the talented vocal group The Temptations, backed by a stunning musical arrangement rarely if ever heard in today’s pop music.

Which, of course, is reflected in the chords. But it’s not as complicated as you might think. The main reason you need so many chords is because of the modulation that happens later in the song.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“Baby, I Love Your Way” by Peter Frampton

Chords in this song: G, D, Em, C, F7, Bm, E7, Am, D7

“Baby, I Love Your Way” is one of Peter Frampton’s signature, romantic tunes, and in the mid-70s, it was kind of a big deal.

The chord changes are a little unexpected, but mostly in a good way. It makes the song sound a little jazzy.

My favorite part, besides the lead guitar, is probably the harmonies in the chorus.

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“Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer

Chords in this song: Am, C, C7, Cmaj7, Dm, Em, F, G

“Kiss Me” is a late 90s essential that epitomizes the sound of the time. The lyrics are evocative and poetic, and the mood of the upbeat ballad is decidedly innocent and romantic.

The chord changes are somewhat reminiscent of Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” and are essential learning for all ukulele players.

If you’re planning to accompany yourself on your uke while playing this cute song, though, just remember that the lyrics are a bit of a mouthful. Some practice is probably par for the course.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith

Chords in this song: A, Bm, Bb, C, D, Dm, E, Em, F, G

Through the decades, 70s rock band Aerosmith remained popular and prolific. In the late 90s, they graced us with another chart-topper in the form of “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” Which was either a blessing or a curse, depending on your taste for the song.

Songwriter Diane Warren reportedly said she saw “Celine Dion or somebody like that” performing it. Which does make sense. But would it have reached the top without Aerosmith claiming it as their own? Hard to say.

There are quite a few chord changes in this song, so keep practicing, and try to keep up!

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“You’re Still The One” by Shania Twain

Chords in this song: D, G, A, Em

The Grammy Award-winning “You’re Still The One” was co-written and recorded by Canadian singer Shania Twain, who experienced some solid crossover success thanks to this tune.

Although the song never quite made it to the top, it is one of Twain’s most recognizable. And it’s quite an easy to play ukulele song!

This song is all about the melody, though.

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“You Make Loving Fun” by Fleetwood Mac

Chords in this song: Gm, F, Eb, Bb, Em, D, C, G

The groovy “You Make Loving Fun” may not be a popular pick for the ukulele, but I say, “why not?”

With lyrics like “I never did believe in miracles / But I’ve a feeling it’s time to try / I never did believe in the ways of magic / But I’m beginning to wonder why,” it’s clear the intent of this song is romantic.

The chord changes may seem a little weird at first, but for the most part, they aren’t that hard.

Ukulele Tab: Ultimate-Guitar.com

“Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden

Chords in this song: C, G, F

Although the popularity of Australian pop duo Savage Garden started fading after the release of their eponymous 1997 album, we certainly can’t call them a one hit wonder. After all, this release spawned four chart-topping singles, including “Truly Madly Deeply.”

Upon its release, this song made teenage girls everywhere swoon, and to this day it remains a romantic staple.

If you want to play it, it’s all yours for the price of just three chords.

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“In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel

Chords in this song: A, Bm, D, E, G

This song was immortalized in the 1989 film Say Anything. The world music vibe offers a nice rhythm for all ukulele players to tap into.

The song also features a great build in the chorus. See if you can duplicate those dynamics on your ukulele for full impact.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“You’re The Inspiration” by Chicago

Chords in this song: C, G, Am, Am/G, F, A#, E, D, A, B, G#m7, Dsus4, Gsus4, D/G, F#, C

With Pete Cetera at the helm, and unforgettable ballads like “You’re The Inspiration,” Chicago firmly cemented itself in the adult contemporary genre in the 80s.

And this was certainly for good or for ill, depending on who you ask. Their earlier, harder rocking days were obviously favored by fans who followed them from the start.

But needless to say, “You’re The Inspiration” spawned multiple imitators worldwide, because the impact of the song was simply undeniable. Recently, it even made its way into The Karate Kid reboot series Cobra Kai.

For all romantics, this is an essential.

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“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

Chords in this song: A, Am, Abm, B, D, Dm, E, Gb, Gbm

This dramatic declaration of unconditional love may have started with Dolly Parton, but the definitive version, the version that most of us remember, is Whitney Houston’s. To be fair, though, one wouldn’t exist without the other, and they are both amazing.

Depending on the key you pick for this song, it can be quite the task to sing. Keep that in mind if you’re looking to show off your vocal prowess.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden

Chords in this song: D, Em7, F#m7, G, A, G2, Bm, D#, Fm7, G#, A#

It’s the second Savage Garden tune on the list, but what can we say? They knew how to hit all the right notes romantically, and Darren Hayes’ sultry smooth voice didn’t hurt one bit.

When you feel like it’s destiny, this is a good song to bust out for your girlfriend or boyfriend. Otherwise, you might opt for a different tune that seems more applicable to your situation.

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“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli

Chords in this song: C, Cmaj7, C7, F, Fm, D, Dm, A, Dm7, G, Am7

What stands out in Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” is generally the horns. So, you might assume that it would be a hard song to play on the uke. The truth is, the chord progression is well-suited to the instrument, and is totally worth learning!

If you want to communicate that special “in-love” feeling with your partner, they probably won’t be able to get enough of this song.

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“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye

Chords in this song: Bm, E, G, A, Bm7, F#7, B6, A#7, Cm, D#, A#, Cm7, Dm7, G#

If, for some reason, you haven’t heard “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” first, are you an alien (see, it’s funny because to be an alien, you would have to have come from higher than a mountain… never mind)?

Look, love can be difficult. Making a relationship work can be a challenge. But when it’s with the right person, it’s worth it.

If there’s nothing you wouldn’t do for your partner, they’re sure to appreciate this sentiment.

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“Endless Love” by Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

Chords in this song: C, F, G, B, Am, Em, Em7, Dm7, E, Am7, F7, F#

You might remember this tune – oddly enough, from one of the all-time best comedy films, Happy Gilmore. That said, unlike some songs on this list, “Endless Love” tends to transcend whatever media it is placed with.

The ladies almost always go crazy for a little Lionel Richie, so gentlemen, “Endless Love” is an essential song to add to your repertoire.

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“Something” by The Beatles

Chords in this song: F, Eb, C, Cmaj7, C7, D7, G, Am, A, F#m, D

The Beatles had their share of bubblegum pop like “She Loves You,” “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Love Me Do,” and so on. They’re great tunes, and a lot of fun, but virtually no one would say that they were bursting with romance. Puppy dog love, or teen infatuation maybe, but not romance.

But “Something” is a little different. Here we find the narrator waxing poetic, expressing both the elation, fear, and vulnerability that often accompanies love:

“Somewhere in her smile she knows / That I don’t need no other lover.”

The song arrangement isn’t a slouch, either, but as with most Beatles songs, it’s still a great one to learn!

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“Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers

Chords in this song: Am, C, C7, Em, Eb, F, Fm, G

This song earned the title “Unchained Melody,” with its flawless vocal performance and unforgettable melody.

This romantic number has a strong rhythmic emphasis on two and four, so keep that in mind as you’re playing along.

The chords shouldn’t give you too much trouble!

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“By Your Side” by Sade

Romantic uke tunes

Chords in this song: C, Am, G, F, Gm, Fm

Sade’s signature smooth contralto voice is practically synonymous with “sexy time.” It’s unmistakable.

There’s usually a bit of an exotic vibe to her music too, but “By Your Side” features what most of us would consider more of a “typical,” cheerful pop arrangement. The minimal instrumentation does leave plenty of room for her trademark voice to cut through though.

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“Faithfully” by Journey

Chords in this song: Am, C, Dm, F, G

As legend has it, the lyrics to “Faithfully” were scribbled onto a napkin while the band was on the road missing their significant others.

The music video hasn’t exactly aged well and is even cheesier than you might remember. A mullet-topped and mustachioed Steve Perry is not an image that you can easily get out of your head, like it or not.

That keyboard riff though… So good.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“Keep On Loving You” by REO Speedwagon

Chords in this song: F, G, Am, C

I’ve always found the vocal delivery in “Keep On Loving You” a little unusual. That said, the song has got a bit of a unique arrangement to it, so maybe that’s par for the course. To me, the best part is the chorus.

If you keep on loving the 80s, then you’ll find this an easy song to play and sing for your partner.

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“Crazy” by Aerosmith

Chords in this song: A, Bm, D, Dm, Dbm, E, G, Gbm

The bluesy tone of “Crazy” makes it the perfect tune for “setting the mood.”

Of course, Steven Tyler’s vocals are often imitated, rarely duplicated. If you’re planning to sing this one, you might need to find your own way with it.

Our favorite part of the whole thing is the music video featuring a frolicking Alicia Silverstone and Liv Tyler, though.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo

Chords in this song: Dm, C, G, Am, F, Em

K-Ci & JoJo’s soulful performance of “All My Life,” in its time, tended to transcend genre-based allegiances.

Sure, it was sappy and maybe even a little over the top. But it featured excellent harmonies and a hook you’ll be hard pressed to banish from your mind.

This is the perfect song to practice a bit of picking on (no, not pickup lines, fingerpicking).

Ukulele Tab: Ultimate-Guitar.com

“Your Song” by Elton John

Chords in this song: A, Asus4, Bm, D, Dsus4, Em, G, G6, Gmaj7, Gb, Gbm

Elton John is a rare talent who captured the imagination of many generations. “Your Song” is oft cited one of his most romantic songs, and who are we to disagree?

Whether it’s lyrically or musically, you can’t expect an Elton piece to be straightforward and I wouldn’t exactly call this a typical love song either.

But if you’re looking to pay tribute to your partner in a song, this is probably the optimal choice.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“When A Man Loves A Woman” by Percy Sledge

Chords in this song: C, G, Am, F, G7, C7, D7

Percy Sledge delivered an unforgettable, passionate performance on the 6/8-time slow dance classic, “When A Man Loves A Woman.”

For good or for ill (some would certainly say ill), the song has been perpetuated by a shaggy haired and ear pierced Michael Bolton. But when the song is this good, you can’t blame the ladies for swooning.

Ukulele Tab: Ultimate-Guitar.com

“Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” by Air Supply

Chords in this song: G, Em, C, D, F, Am, Bm

You will often find “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” at the top of most romantic rock song lists.

The lyric itself almost seems like it was chosen because it sounded good, not because the song is telling a story of creating love out of thin air… Get it? Thin air? The band is called Air Supply

Yeah, anyway… If you can’t see yourself with anyone else, it would be worth getting this song under your belt.

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“Baby Love” by The Supremes

Chords in this song: C, C7, Am, Dm, F, G

The Supremes’ vocal performance on “Baby Love” was impeccable, and their bobs impossibly tall. It’s part of what made them something of a cultural phenomenon though.

The lyrics tell the story of a one-sided love, or at the very least, a love that used to be good, and is now going through some challenges.

Its bouncy beat and happy chord progression are what leave you with a positive feeling.

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“I Love You Always Forever” by Donna Lewis

Chords in this song: C, Em, Am, F, G

Welsh singer Donna Lewis’ soft voice and poetry captivates in “I Love You Always Forever,” a staple in mid- to late-90s easy listening radio.

It’s not a bad tune for setting the mood, and it’s not a hard one to pick up besides.

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“Open Arms” by Journey

Chords in this song: A, Bm, Cadd9, D, Em, G

This power ballad was (somewhat) ironically on the Heavy Metal soundtrack, as well as Journey’s own 1981 album Escape.

As with “Baby Love,” it’s a song about trying to renew a relationship that’s starting to drift apart. Fun fact – Mariah Carey covered the song in 1996, and her version is considered the definitive version in the United Kingdom.

Not a hard one to play, but not the easiest to sing! A strong vocal performance is really what makes this tune.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“I’ll Be There” by The Jackson 5

Chords in this song: F, C, Dm, Am, Bb, Ab, Eb

“I’ll Be There” is a Jackson 5 classic. What you might not remember is the harpsichord intro – something you would simply not hear in today’s pop music.

If you want to reassure your love of your devotion and friendship, “I’ll Be There” is a great choice.

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“Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor

Chords in this song: A, Bb, C, Dm, Eb, F

In the hands of a buzzcut Sinead O’Connor, this Prince song became an unforgettable romantic classic.

Prince being no mere mortal, the song is anything but a run of the mill pop song. If anything, it’s a little quirky, and plenty dramatic. But it’s fun once you get the hang of it!

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams

Chords in this song: C, G, F, Dm, Bb, Eb, D, Em

Bryan Adams is kind of like the Canadian Def Leppard, and Def Leppard, of course, built much of their fan base on the back of their own brand of power ballads.

The sentiment of “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” is clear, so I don’t think we need to say much about that. But it is unmistakably romantic.

Ukulele Tab: Ultimate-Guitar.com

“I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher

Chords in this song: D, G, A, Em, Bm, C

You can tell that Sonny and Cher were once madly in love from this song alone.

This is a great song to play as a duet (especially because of the harmonies), but it can work solo too.

Ukulele Tab: Ultimate-Guitar.com

Best Ukulele Love Songs, Final Thoughts

You should now have more than a few songs to cut your teeth on. Have plenty of fun and enjoy your partner’s face when you bust out a magical song just for them.

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