20 Best and Easy Ukulele Songs for Beginners

Ukulele is one of the easiest instruments to learn and we definitely recommend it for beginners. We have shared the details about the reasons in our What Is the Easiest Instrument to Learn guide. You can also refer to that article for more information.

In this guide, we have compiled some of the best and easy ukulele songs for beginners. You may not want to miss your chance to check these out.

How Did We Pick the Best and Easy Ukulele Songs for Beginners?

We have picked all these following songs by considering four criteria. First of all, all these songs have four or fewer chords. So that any beginner can easily get used to them in a short time. Secondly, all these chords require the use of three or fewer fingers to provide convenience while playing the ukulele.

Thirdly none of these songs use barres or needs a capo. Lastly, they are quite easy songs, which anyone can easily learn and play without challenge. So, now let’s take a look at these amazing songs we have picked for you. Before starting, you may also be interested in our How to Hold Ukulele guide for more efficient practice sessions.

20 Easy Ukulele Songs for Beginners

Here are some amazing songs that we have promised. We bet you are going to love most of these songs and enjoy your time while playing them.

Koke’e by Rev. Dennis Kamakahi

Chords: C, F, G7

This is one of the modern classics that you can start playing with your ukulele as soon as you hold it. It includes three chords and is the ideal choice for many beginners.

Kaulana Na Pua by Ellen Prendergast

Chords: C, F, G7

This resistant song can also be an amazing choice for those who want to reflect their rebellious side in their music. We bet you are going to love it a lot.

I Kona by James Kelepolo

Chords: C, G7

This two-chord ukulele song is one of the best options for complete beginners. You can easily master this song by simply playing it several times.

Haleakala Hula by Alice Namakelua

Chords: C, F, G7

This song is about the famous mountain in Maui. Although it has easy chords, the speed can be challenging for some beginners.

E Huli Makou by David Chung

Chords: F, G7, C7

We can also recommend this great song for those who want to start with something really simple. You can master the song in a few hours.

Ku’u Home O Kahalu’u by Olomana

Chords: C, F, G7

If you are looking for a nostalgic song to play with your ukulele, then this song is for you. You are going to love it a lot.

Island Style by John Cruz

Chords: C, F, G7

In general, this is the first song that is recommended to beginners. You are going to enjoy this song a lot and remember its melody even when you are not playing anymore.

Heartache by One Groove

Chords: C, F, G

This Hawaiian reggae song can also be an amazing choice for many beginners. It is a simple yet very fun song to play with your ukulele.

Cane Fire by the Peter Moon Band

Chords: Am, G, F

Cane Fire is a legendary ukulele song and is considered to be one of the classics. You need to learn to play it as soon as possible.

Shine On by John Cruz

Chords: C, G7

This simple two chords ukulele song is also a good idea to start with.

Happy Birthday

Chords: C, F, G7

It will be a shame for you in case you cannot play traditional songs such as happy birthday with your ukulele.

Amazing Grace

Chords: C, F, G7

If you are looking for a gospel song, then we can recommend Amazing Grace, which has only three chords to play.

What I Got by Sublime

Chords: D, G

Those who want to express an attitude while playing ukulele can prefer this amazing classic.

Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

Chords: A, D, E7

Here is the song of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley. We assure you you are going to love playing this song with your ukulele.

Red, Red Wine by UB40

Chords: G, C, D

If you are looking for a song to practice in your free time, then we can recommend this amazing classic for you too.

One Love by Bob Marley

Chords: C, F, G, Am

Timing of the notes can be quite tricky in this song. This is why you may want to leave it for the last.

One Day by Matisyahu

Chords: C, G, Am, F

You can also prefer this modern reggae song, which you can play for your friends and family members to prove your skills. We also believe that you are personally going to love this powerful song too.

Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash

Chords: G, C, D

Johnny Cash is a legend, and it will be a shame for you if you will not play any of his songs. This can be an ideal choice to start with.

Leaving On a Jet Plane by John Denver

Chords: C, F, G

This song has only three chords, but it is quite powerful. Without a doubt, you are going to love it a lot too.

Jambalaya by Hank Williams

Chords: C, G7

If you are a total beginner, then this song can be the best option for you. It has a single tune, which makes it quite beginner-friendly.


All these above-mentioned songs are some of the most beginner-friendly options you can find. They are also considered to be the best songs for any instrument to learn. You can pick any of them and start practicing. Once you master your skill on one song, you can start practicing the other one. You can also check our Top 20 Easiest Instruments to Learn guide to find more instruments. These songs can also be played with most of the instruments mentioned in that guide.