67 Easy Ukulele Songs For Beginners 2024 With Tabs

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“California Gurls” By Katy Perry

Kids love this song! Katy Perry’s sunshine and candy infused “California Gurls” is fun to play and hard to resist. The price of admission is just five chords – Bb, C, Dm, F, and G. I love the chord progression on this one.

Chords: UkuTabs

“I Gotta Feeling” By Black Eyed Peas

It’s hard to a imagine a better song to listen to on a night on the town. It’s a three-chord wonder though – C, Em, and G are all you need.

Ukulele Chords: UkuTabs

“Say My Name” By Destiny’s Child

Largely considered one of the easiest songs to sing, “Say My Name” isn’t too hard to play either. You just need to be able to play Em, C, Am, D, and Gm.

Ukulele Tab: Ultimate-Guitar.com

“Spiderwebs” By No Doubt

No Doubt epitomized the quickly passing trend of ska in the 90s, and regardless of genre, “Spiderwebs” still stands as a massive accomplishment. I mean, the song is just… so… good! If you like it, you may also enjoy Riptide by Vance Joy.

Just master Bb, F, Gm, Eb and add a bit of a syncopated flavor to your strumming pattern for full effect. Not a hard ukulele song to play, but it’ll definitely help you practice your fret game.

Tab: Ukulele Tabs and Chords

“Blurred Lines” By Robbin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell

“Blurred Lines” was a bit of a controversial, misogynistic hit, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from learning it, right?

Besides, it’s kind of lazy with just two chords – D and G.

Ukulele Chords: UkuTabs

“The Scientist” By Coldplay

A popular ukulele song often taught in online lessons. This one is a little more nuanced than “Yellow,” but it’s just Bb, C, Dm, F, and Fsus2. You can do it.

Chords: UkuTabs

“Need You Now” By Lady Antebellum

For all those times you just can’t stop thinking about your ex – just play F, Am, C, Em, and G.

Ukulele Tab: Ukulele Tabs

“Red, Red Wine” By UB40

Slow, reggae grooves always go so well with a bottle of red wine…

You’ve got to learn a few flat chords to get into this one, but just three – Ab, Db, and Gb.

Tab: UkuTabs

“Paperback Writer” By The Beatles, One Of My Top Easy Ukulele Songs

You can’t call yourself a musician without knowing some Beatles, right? An easy one for the adults.

“Paperback Writer” isn’t too bad – just F, C, Am7, and C7.

Ukulele Chords: Ultimate-Guitar.com

“Break On Through” By The Doors

One of the easiest songs on this list, “Break On Through” is just two chords – Em and D.

Ok we’re around halfway through, let’s look at some more easy uke songs.

Chords: Ultimate-Guitar.com

“Eleanor Rigby” By The Beatles

Okay, so there are easier and more advanced ways to play this song (check out virtuoso Jake Shimabukoro’s version in the video – it’s excellent).

But if you want to start out by strumming along, you just need C and Em with a few variations on the same chords – Cmaj7, Em6, and Em7.

Another Beatles song to check out is Octopus’s Garden.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“House Of The Rising Sun” By The Animals

Ukulele songs don’t get much better or fun than this, here’s a classic every uke player has got to learn!

All you need is Am, C, D, Em, and F. Once you’ve sorted that out, work on your picking.

Tab: UkuTabs

“Bad Moon Rising” By Creedence Clearwater Revival

You can count on John Fogerty to write simple tunes, and this one is no exception – A, D, and G.

Ukulele Chords: UkuTabs

“A Horse With No Name” By America

I’m a big fan of the folk-rock vibes of the 70s, and America is one of several bands that owned it.

This tribute to a nameless horse only has two chords – Em and F#m. It’s very doable.

Chords: Ultimate-Guitar.com

“Love Me Do” By The Beatles

Here’s some more Beatles for fun – C, D, F, G, and G7. They sure do love their 7 chords, huh? But it’s the chord progression which gives them their signature sound.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“Have You Ever Seen The Rain” By Creedence Clearwater Revival

Learn easy ukulele songs for beginners

Why stop at one CCR tune when you can pick up another for minimal effort?

Just learn your Am, C, F, and G for this one – it’s easy! Hence why it’s on our list of easy ukulele songs. 😉

Tab: UkuTabs

“Spirit In The Sky” By Norman Greenbaum

Abstract, fun, groovy, and slow, the hardest part of “Spirit In The Sky” isn’t the chords but the groove (refer to the video for help).

You can start strumming along with A, C, D, and E.

Ukulele Chords: UkuTabs

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