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The Ultimate Collection of Easy Ukulele Songs for Beginners

Easy Ukulele Songs for Beginners

There are thousands of easy ukulele songs below - all of which are searchable by chords, genre, and even chord progression.

For example, click the RED button.

It'll run a demo search of 4-chord ukulele songs with C,F,Am,G.

Click for DEMO Search

There are a lot more search buttons below. Use them to create other song lists to bookmark and share.

You can also find ukulele music using your own beginner chords with this free Search by Chord tool.

Okay. Let’s begin.

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3-Chord Ukulele Songs for Beginners

From "Havana" by Camila Cabello to "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynrd, there are loads of songs that only use a few easy chords.

Jump ahead to see which 3-chord groups let you play the most ukulele tunes:

The 3 Most Useful Chords on the Ukulele

In a catalog of 500,000+ songs, below are the 3-chord ukulele groups that appear most often (listed in order).

Click any button to see what ukulele tunes you can play with these beginner chords.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

3-Chord Ukulele Songs by Genre

Want to see which 3 chords let you play the most ukulele songs in:

Those search buttons are down below.

You can also use genre filters when doing your own searches (if signed in as a Free User).

3-Chord Rock Songs for Ukulele

If you like Rock music, the chord groups below allow you to play the most ukulele songs.

Click any button to run a Rock-specific search.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

Top 3 Ukulele Chords for Folk Music

Is your goal to play Folk songs on the ukulele? You should start with the chord groups below.

Together, these beginner chords unlock the most ukulele Folk songs.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

Pop Songs with 3 Ukulele Chords

Wanna become a Pop star?

You won't get far without learning at least one of the 3-chord sets below.

Click any button to run a demo search of Pop ukulele songs.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

3-Chord Country Songs for Ukulele

Looking for 3-chord Country tunes to strum on the porch?

The chord sets below let you play the most music from this genre.

Click any button to see Country ukulele songs with 3 chords.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

3-Chord Ukulele Songs by Progression

Chord progressions are awesome. Once you understand how they work, you can search for and play many thousands of songs.

For example, any 3-chord ukulele song that uses C,F,G is also playable with:

  • D,G,A
  • G,C,D
  • A,D,E

You're playing the same song - but in a different key.

Below are some common chord progressions that only use 3 ukulele chords. If you'd like me to add more, let me know.

Easy Ukulele Songs
with the I-IV-V

The I-IV-V is one of the most popular chord progressions in ukulele music.

You see it everywhere - from "Blue Suede Shoes" to "Twist and Shout" to "Three Little Birds."

Click any button to see even more tunes that use the I-IV-V.

Click every button to maximize the ukulele songs you can play.

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3-Chord Uke Songs
with the ii-V-I

Also known as the "jazz" chord progression, the ii-V-I also appears in a handful of Pop and Rock songs.

"Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5 is just one example.

Click any button to see even more 3-chord ukulele songs that use the ii-V-I.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

Easy 4-Chord Ukulele Songs

4-chord songs form the basis of popular music - from the Beatles' "Let It Be" to "Where Is the Love" by the Black Eyed Peas.

Jump ahead to see which 4 chords let you play the most beginner ukulele songs:

The 4 Most Important Ukulele Chords for Beginners

Below are the 4-chord ukulele sets that appear most often (in an index of 500,000+ tunes). 

Click any button to run a demo search of easy ukulele songs.

They're listed in order, with the first button giving you the most 4-chord tunes.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

4-Chord Ukulele Tunes by Genre

Below are the 4 most important ukulele chords for playing:

You'll notice the same chord groups keep popping up genre after genre. That's because these 4-chord sets unlock a ton of easy ukulele music.

You can also use genre filters when searching your own chords (if you're signed in as a Free User).

4-Chord "Rock" Ukulele Songs

If you're a fan of Rock, below are some chord groups worth exploring.

They let you play the most music from this genre.

Click any button to run a Rock-specific search of 4-chord ukulele songs.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

Ukulele "Folk" Songs with 4 Chords

If Folk music is your thing, you should focus on the 4-chord sets below.

They let you play the most ukulele tunes from this genre.

Click any button to run a 4-chord Folk song search.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

4-Chord Ukulele Songs in "Pop"

If you wanna play Pop songs on the ukulele, the chords below are the best ones to start with.

They appear in a lot of easy ukulele songs from this genre.

Click any button to run a demo search of 4-chord Pop songs on the uke.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

"Country" Ukulele Tunes with 4 Chords

The chord sets below let you play the most Country music.

Click any button to see 4-chord ukulele songs from this genre.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

4-Chord Ukulele Songs by Progression

Once you understand how chord progressions work, you can play a lot more ukulele songs.

You might need a capo to play in the right key. But any tune that uses C,G,Am,F is playable with G,D,Em,C.

Right now, there are 2 chord progressions down below - the I-V-vi-IV and the Andalusian Cadence.

If you'd like me to add other common chord progressions, let me know.

4-Chord Ukulele Songs
with the I-V-vi-IV

From bubble gum Pop to 1950's Doo-Wop to classic Country...

...You can find the I-V-vi-IV pretty much everywhere.

Click any button to see 4-chord songs that use this common progression.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

4-Chord Ukulele Songs
with the vi-V-IV-III

Also known as the Andalusian Cadence, the vi-V-IV-III is a staple of Spanish guitar music.

But it's also made its way into popular music too.

Ray Charles's "Hit the Road Jack" is a classic example.

Click any button below to find even more 4-chord ukulele tunes with the vi-V-IV-III.

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5-Chord Ukulele Songs for Beginners

The amount of music explodes when you move from 4-chord ukulele songs to 5-chord tunes.

You'll start to see a lot more variety across artists, styles, and years.

Skip ahead to see which 5 chords unlock the most ukulele songs:

The Top 5 Chords in Ukulele Music

In a database of 500K songs, below are the 5-chord groups that appear together most often.

Click any button to run a demo search.

The first button has the most 5-chord ukulele tunes - followed by the second.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

5-Chord Ukulele Songs by Genre

Below are 5-chord ukulele songs organized by genre.

Skip ahead to see which chords let you play the most ukulele music in:

As a Free User, you can also filter by genre and decade when searching your own chords.

Easy Rock Songs with 5 Chords

Like Rock music?

The chord groups below let you play the most songs from this genre.

Click any button to see 5-chord ukulele Rock tunes.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

5-Chord Ukulele Tunes in Folk

The chord groups below will take you far on the ukulele.

This is especially true if you like Folk music.

Click any button to see 5-chord ukulele songs from this genre.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

Pop Ukulele Songs with 5 Chords

The next batch of chords are the most useful if you like Pop music.

Want to see what ukulele tunes you can play from this genre?

Click any button to run a demo search of 5-chord Pop songs.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

5-Chord Country Songs for the Uke

There are no 5-chord sets that unlock more Country music than the ones below.

So start with these first.

Click any button to do a Country-specific song search.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

5-Chord Ukulele Songs by Progression

Understanding how chord progressions work allows you to play a lot more ukulele tunes.

That's because any song with C,G,Am,Em,F is also playable with G,D,Em,Bm,C.

You'll just be playing in a different key (or with a capo).

There's only 1 chord progression below - the I-V-vi-iii-IV.

If you know of other 5-chord progressions worth adding, ping me.

Easy Ukulele Songs
with the I-V-vi-iii-IV

One of the earliest examples of the I-V-vi-iii-IV is Pachelbel's "Canon in D."

One of the most famous is "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley.

Click to see other 5-chord ukulele songs with this progression.

Run DEMO Search

Click for songs.

6-Chord Ukulele Songs and Beyond

If you already know 6+ chords, you’re no longer playing easy ukulele songs.

You’ve moved onto harder material. 

In theory, you could use pre-made search buttons to keeping finding music.

For example, the 6 chords below let you play the most ukulele songs (in a database of 500,000+ tunes).

Click for 6-Chord Songs

Run a DEMO search of C,F,Am,G,D,Em.

But you’re better off doing your own Song Searches - complete with Genre & Decade filters. 

And when you’re ready for slightly harder ukulele songs, use the Next Best Chord or Wildcard feature to find tons of 7-chord tunes within easy reach.

Bonus Tip

Add Guitar to Your Ukulele Song Searches

So far, we’ve only searched for beginner songs on the ukulele.

But any tune you can strum on the guitar is also playable on the ukulele. To see why, read this.

So you should add guitar songs to your searches.

You’ll find a lot more easy tunes to play on the ukulele.

To see what I mean, compare the 3 buttons below.

Compare 3 Demo Searches

Click to search chords by "instrument."

Opens in new tab.

To see the most "ukulele" songs possible, be sure to set your instrument preferences to "Both" when running searches.

Find Easy Ukulele Songs Using Your Own Chords

easy beginner songs for the ukulele

You don’t need a lot of chords to play awesome music. So whenever you're ready, visit the Search Page and start finding your own easy ukulele songs.

Mahalo. And happy strumming.

-Austin

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