Best Ukulele Songs
Ukulele is certainly one of those rare types of musical instruments, which is capable of instantly lighting up the mood in any place. Couple of chords you play and everyone has a smile on their faces. Improving your skill on a uke may take time, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be boring. On the contrary, you can have the best time developing your skills of playing uke by learning new and exciting songs. Today we are going to introduce you to some of the best songs to play on ukulele, which will be challenging as well as gratifying. Prepare your pen and paper and note us down as you may. Before we get started, it’s important to go through some warm-up steps. First thing first, make sure the ukulele you use is properly tuned and make corrections where necessary. If you are planning to practice singing as well, we advise you do a proper vocal warm-up routine. With that being said, let’s dig into some top ukulele songs!
1.Israel Kamakawiwo’ole: Somewhere over the Rainbow
What better song to start ukulele off with, than this whole masterpiece by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. The reason why this composition is one of the best beginners’ songs for ukulele doesn’t have that much to do with the original song Israel put together, but rather more the way he did it. Kamakawiwo’ole took the world of Harold Arlenand Bob Thiele and combined it with his own magic. Learning how to play this magical piece on ukulele would take some time, but the song will definitely teach you a lot of the basic strumming chords and patterns.
Moana: How Far I’ll Go
If you want to include Disney songs, it would be a sin not to discuss Moana – the first Hawaiian, Disney princess. This fun song is about a young girl being in love with the ocean and her true calling of life. It’s very upbeat and fairly easy to play, so it’s a great option for all those beginners.
3. Mike Hind songs :
Bermudian ukulele artist Mike Hind songs are popular in island .His album Plan E, released 18 April 2016 two glasses one bear. He sings classical romance tunes to the catchiest pop songs.
4.Tangled: At Last I See the Light
Well, this one is my personal favorite. Another Disney song, originally played on the guitar, is also an excellent choice for ukulele players. Tough it can be a little more challenging due to the finger picking and quick transitions, but in the end, it’s definitely worth taking the time to learn. Bonus tip: this is a duet, so take a friend too for singing along with you!
5.Elton John: Sacrifice
Now, if you are feeling a bit romantic, I could fill this list with Elton John songs. ‘Sacrifice’ is an amazing song which talks about how when you are in with love someone, you are willing to sacrifice everything for them, and this doesn’t seem like a ‘sacrifice’ at all. It’s one of the 1989 hit songs and sounds really great on the ukulele.
6.One Republic: Counting Stars
And finally, if you are in the mood to impress your audience, One Republic just has the right song for you. ‘Counting Stars’ sounds amazing with the ukulele, capable to wow all your audience with its first bit.
These songs have different flavors that will soothe your roaming mind. Plus, this combo forms up a great repertoire which will aid you to entertain your friends and loved ones whenever the occasion arises. So continue wow’ing people with your skill and performance. Happy Ukulele Days!