Easy 1, 2, and 3 Chord Songs for Teens and Adults

As someone who does adapted lessons and also taught ukulele classes before everything switched online, I have done my fair share of googling to find the best 1, 2, and 3 chord songs to teach my classes. Since everyone on the internet has helped me so much, I thought I would spread the wealth and share some of my favorite 1, 2, and 3 chord songs to teach teens and adults. 

One Chord Songs

  • You Put the Lime in the Coconut by Harry Nilsson

Two Chord Songs

  • Singing in the Rain by Gene Kelly
  • Love Somebody, Yes I Do by Doris Day
  • Clementine – Traditional 
  • Give Peace a Chance by John Lennon
  • Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles

Three Chord Songs

  • Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash
  • I Have a Dream by ABBA
  • Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
  • Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • The Middle by Jimmy Eat World
  • Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty
  • All the Small Things – Blink 182