Discover 63 easy piano songs for beginners (or not so beginners!)

easy piano songs

Are you looking for beautiful and easy piano songs for beginners?


You don’t need to play boring or ugly tunes when you start the piano.

Or pieces for kids.

I mean, as an adult, even if you are a parent, you may want to play the music you love, right?

Good news, there are beautiful and easy piano songs for beginners that you can enjoy playing in a few days.

I believe that making music is not a dream accessible only for people having practiced for 10 years or more.

Music is for all.


That said, there are difficult songs that will take a few (or many) years of piano practice to start to learn.

And even the simplest ones need work to play them with ease and emotion.

Also, don’t be misled by the fact that I classified them as piano songs for beginners.

They need some dedication and focus to master.

If you want to get better on the piano and be able to play all the songs you want, you need to practice consistently.
It can be tough and I struggled for years before finding the formula to become able to practice regularly.
I am pleased to share with you the complete framework I created to help you be unstoppable on the piano!


Play each note with intent, a focused mind… and love!

It will make the difference between you and a piano technician.

Some won’t agree, but even if you are a beginner, you can bring more emotion than a very experienced player.

If you play a simple song with your heart and full intent.


Don’t get me wrong: super technical pieces can bring emotions as well if they are played well, with the heart (after years and years of daily long hard work!).

See for example this amazing and beautiful rendition of La Campanella by Liszt from Paganini Etude No 3:

Anyways.

Here is a selection amongst hundreds of songs that you may be able to learn.

This is a selection based on piano songs that I find beautiful or fun. Or so famous that they have to be there because it is likely that you love them!

I sorted them roughly by style. Don’t call me on this: first, I am bad at defining music styles. Second, I don’t really care, which explains the first I suppose!

Here are the categories (you can jump directly to the one you want by click on it):

Before you start, two things to have in mind:

  • These songs may be altered versions to make them easier to play. I paid attention to find beautiful versions though. Because you can also find crap versions of them, trust me!
  • You can usually find a slower version of them on the same YouTube channel (also a criterion for my choice). I put here a link to the ’normal’ speed, but to learn you will need to start slowly.

Small tip: on YouTube you can change the speed of the videos, which can be quite useful to start learning a new song.

If you want to learn how to play more songs on the piano, I deeply recommend you to read our review of the best online piano lessons.
Most of them can be tried for free, so you don’t have anything to lose, but a lot to gain from them.


Enjoy!

Pop/Modern

Because it is so cool to play these beautiful and famous songs!

1. Clocks – Coldplay

Clocks – Coldplay by Leon Montealegre



2. Faded – Alan Walker

Alan Walker – Faded by Bruno Morsch



3. Let it be – The Beatles


4. Yesterday – The Beatles


5. Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Perfect Ed Sheeran Easy Piano by Nicki_Allan



6. Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen



7. Leave a light on – Tom Walker

Leave a Light On – Tom Walker by GuestinPiano



8. We are the champions – Queen


9. Get lucky – Daft punk

Get Lucky – Daft Punk by GuestinPiano



10. Stand by me – Ben E. King

Stand by me by Damir 442



11. What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong

What a Wonderful World by Manfred Rodenbeck



12. Someone like you – Adele

Adele – Someone Like You (Piano Accompaniment) by Faskem



13. Hey Jude – The Beatles


14. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody Updated by Eidric Da Cool



15. Apologize – One Republic

Apologize – One Republic by annika0801



16. In The End – Linkin Park

In the End – Linkin Park – Piano by niclas35



17. Africa -Toto

Toto – Africa by Gabby Miller



18. Lose yourself – Eminem


19. Mad World – Gary Jules

Mad World – Gary Jules by Ezrabock



20. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

Seven Nation Army by Etienne Birling



21. Take On Me – A-ha

Take on Me – a-ha by yayforeffie



22. Wind of change – Scorpions

Wind of Change – Scorpions by anthenius



23. Rolling in the deep – Adele

Rolling in the Deep – Adele by Adele_1



24. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John


25. Imagine – John Lennon

John Lennon – Imagine by Rodila



26. Whenever, Wherever – Shakira

Whenever Wherever/Suerte (A Cappella) by Snfreweh



27. No One – Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys No One by Rudy Mukendi



28. Hello – Adele

Adele – Hello by ZakuraMusic



29. Imagine Dragons – Believer

Believer – Imagine Dragons by Joshua Hall



30. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Can’t Stop the feeling by Gustav Klingbiel



31. Ho Hey – Lumineers


32. Take me to the church – Hozier

Take me to church Hozier by Anne Morilhat



33. Marry Me – Bruno Mars


34. La vie en rose – Edith Piaf

La vie en rose – Piano (Intermediate) by HéctorPye




Classical music

Because these piano pieces are so well written that they travel through time!

35. A Little Night Music, 1st Movement- Mozart


36. Prelude in C Major – Bach


37. Für Elise – Beethoven


38. Ode to joy – Beethoven


39. Ave Maria – Schubert


40. Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky


41. Hungarian Dance No 5 – Brahms


42. Air on the G String – Bach


43. Canon in D – Pachelbel


44. Moonlight sonata – Beethoven


45. Lullaby – Brahms


46. Liebestraum No. 3 – Liszt



Movies&TV series

Because who doesn’t like a good film or TV series?

47. Mission Impossible


48. Forrest Gump


49. Titanic


50. Let it go


51. The pink panther


52. F.R.I.E.N.D.S.


53. Star Wars – The Force


54. Star Wars – Imperial March


55. Harry Potter


56. James Bond (Skyfall- Adele)



Traditional

Because these are intemporal tunes that will last for decades or centuries!

57. Happy birthday


58. Frere Jacques


59. Loch Lomond


60. Oh my darling Clementine


61. Red River Valley


62. Auld Lang Syne


63. Jingle Bells


CONCLUSION

We have seen here a good list of 63 easy piano songs for beginners.

I hope you enjoyed it and you have found a few you want to learn.

As a bonus, you have now a list of the best YouTube channels to learn easy piano songs (and more!)

I may update it if I find other nice songs to add or if you have suggestions, so come back from time to time.

Now, pick one and start to play it.

Start slowly, one hand first, then the other, then both together.

In no time, you will play your first (or 10th!) piano song. And share it with family, friends, the World!

If you want to get better on the piano and be able to play all the songs you want, I deeply recommend you to read our review of the best online piano lessons.
Most of them can be tried for free, so you don’t have anything to lose, but a lot to gain from them.

And if you want more movie piano songs, check out here!


What is your favorite song from this list? Do you have other songs you are looking for a piano version?

More importantly, is there something you struggle with on the piano? Let me know in the comments below and let’s start the discussion!

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Pam

    Wonderful

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