67 Easy Ukulele Songs For Beginners 2024 With Tabs

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“The Joker” By Steve Miller Band

The opening riff to “The Joker” is often among one of the first guitarists learn, and it can be a fun one for ukulele players too.

You just need to be able to play the Bb, C, C7, and F fret to play this song. But if you don’t mind putting a little more work in, you should try learning the video version too.

Chords: UkuTabs

Learn Uke Song “Ring Of Fire” By Johnny Cash

Here’s another one of those top beginner ukulele songs, this time taught in the below video by Terry Carter from Uke Like The Pros.

Johnny Cash is beloved by grandparents everywhere, and even appreciated by the kids. Play some Cash, and you’re bound to get some grey hairs singing along.

“Ring Of Fire” is a true classic, and you can play the entire song with just C, D7, and G.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“Leaving On A Jet Plane” By John Denver

“Leaving On A Jet Plane” is another essential tune for all singer-songwriter / country / folk lovers out there, and in the version provided, all you need to learn are three easy ukulele chords – C, D, and G.

Tab: UkuTabs

Ukulele Songs For Beginners, “Brown Eyed Girl” By Van Morrison

“Brown Eyed Girl” is a ukulele songs for beginners with some sophistication, and the lead guitar is a little more than just strumming.

But to be able to hold down the underlying structure, all you need are five easy chords – C, D, D7, Em, and G. You can play most of the song with just G, C, and D!

Ukulele Chords: UkuTabs

“Sweet Home Alabama” By Lynyrd Skynyrd

The legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” is a guitar fest in the best way possible. But did you know its underlying structure is basically the same three chords over and over?

You can strum and play along with this song just by mastering your D, C, and G chords.

Once you’re ready, you should try some of the fills too.

Chords: Ukulele Tabs and Chords

“Born In The USA” By Bruce Springsteen

What if I told you that you could play the unforgettably catchy and patriotic “Born In The USA” with just two simple chords? Well, it just so happens that this is completely true. Just get a hold of those C and F chords, and you should be off to the races.

Ukulele Tab: Ultimate-Guitar.com

“Lively Up Yourself” By Bob Marley

Time to work on those syncopated reggae rhythms again, this with with Bob Marley! “Lively Up Yourself” is just C and F, so simple! One of my personal favorite ukulele songs, and Bob Marley songs at that.

If you like this, you’ll love Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.

Tab: Ultimate-Guitar.com

“Achy Breaky Heart” By Billy Ray Cyrus

There are plenty of easy country songs too, and Miley’s pop’s “Achy Breaky Heart” is just C and G.

Ukulele Chords: Ultimate-Guitar.com

“Viva La Vida” By Coldplay

“Viva La Vida” is another Coldplay favorite. The price of entry is Am, Bm, C, F, and G. Not too bad!

Chords: UkuTabs

“Hurt” By Johnny Cash

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor wrote the song, but Johnny Cash brought the “hurt” vividly to life with just five chords – Am, C, D, F, and G.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs

“Baby” By Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris

If pop is your thing, you’ll love this one.

The chord progressions are a tad tricky because of the key, though, and may require some work – Ab, Bb, Cm, and Eb.

Tab: UkuTabs

“Wild Thing” By The Troggs

Everyone needs to learn this three-chord wonder by The Troggs, as its influence on rock music simply can’t be understated.

You just need A, D, and E to rock along.

Ukulele Chords: Ukulele Cheats

“What It’s Like” By Everlast

This was one of the first songs I learned. The picking can be kind of tricky (should you want to attempt it), but at its core, it’s just three easy chords – Dm, Fmaj7, and C.

Chords: Tabs 4 Ukulele

“When I Come Around” By Green Day

When you need your punk rock fix (it’s hard to imagine a better song than “When I Come Around”) – just pick this one up with G, D, Em, C, and Am.

Ukulele Tab: Ukulele Tabs and Chords

“Fly Away” By Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz really sold this rocker in the late 90s. But you can basically play it with four chords – A, C, G, D. Just throw a B bass note in between the A and C and you should be good to go.

Ukulele Chords: Ultimate-Guitar.com

“Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” By Green Day

“Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” is a song about a relationship gone wrong, but a lot of people think of it as a graduation tune.

You can cover the basics with C, D, Em, and G.

Chords: UkuTabs

“Creep” By Radiohead

Radiohead’s creepily catchy tune is just a few chords away – B, C, Cm, and G. But see if you can learn some of the picking parts too.

Ukulele Tab: UkuTabs