Easy Beginner Guitar Songs

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Easy beginner guitar songs literally number in the hundreds and below are the Top 100. To play even simple songs on guitar, however, you need to know how to play at least a few basic chords. Most beginner guitarists start with learning the basic G D C Em chords. What’s great is there are many easy beginner guitar songs requiring only 3-4 chords. This includes your favorite campfire songs. Click any song below for the Best Free Guitar Lesson Tutorial available online now as curated by expert guitarists. *Rotate phone horizontally for best viewing.

Easy beginner guitar songs
A Horse With No NameAmericaEm D6
American PieDon McleanG D C Em
And It Stoned MeVan Morrison
G D C Am Em
AngieThe Rolling StonesAm E7 G C...
Bad Moon RisingCCRA D G
Beat ItMichael JacksonEm D C
Best Day of My LifeAmerican AuthorsG D
Blue MoonBillie Holiday
C Am F G Dm...
Bohemian RhapsodyQueenG Em Am D C
Boulevard of Broken DreamsGreen DayEm G D A C B5
BreakawayKelly ClarksonAm G F C D
Brown Eyed GirlVan MorissonG D C Em
BubblyColbie CaillatA Amaj7 D
Can You Feel The Love TonightElton John (Lion King)C G Em Am7 D...
CenterfieldJohn FogertyG C Em D Am
Counting StarsOne Republic
Am C G F
Count On MeBruno Mars
C Em Am G F...
DemonsImagine DragonsC G Am F
Down on the CornerCCRC G F
Dust in the WindKansasC G Am Dm D
Sound of Music
G D C Em Am...
Fast CarTracy ChapmanC G Em D
Folsom Prison BluesJohnny CashE A B7
Free BirdLynyrd SkynyrdG D Em F C
Free FallingTom PettyD Dsus4 Asus4
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)Green DayG Cadd9 D Em7
HallelujahLeonard CohenC Am F G E7
HallelujahJeff BuckleyC Am F G E7
Have I Told You LatelyVan Morrison/Rod Stewart
C Em F G
Have You Ever Seen The RainCCRC G FAm
Here Comes the SunThe BeatlesD G A7 F C E
Hey JoeJimi HendrixC G D A E
Hey JudeThe BeatlesD A A7 G C
Hey There DelilahPlain White T's
C Em Am G F
Hotel CaliforniaEaglesAm E7 G D F...
House of the Rising SunThe AnimalsAm C D F E
HurtJohnny CashAm C D F
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)The Proclaimers
I'm YoursJason MrazG D Em C
ImagineJohn LennonC F Am Dm G...
Island in the SunWeezerEm Am D G C
I Want It That WayBackstreet BoysEm G C D
I Won't Back DownTom PettyEm D G C
Johnny B. GoodeChuck BerryA5 D5 G5
Jumpin' Jack FlashThe Rolling StonesE G D A
King of the RoadRoger MillerD G A
Knockin' On Heaven's DoorBob DylanG D C Am
Knockin' On Heaven's DoorBob DylanG D C Am
Leaving on a Jet PlaneJohn DenverG C D
Let It BeThe BeatlesC G Am F
LuckyJason Mraz/Colbie CaillatC Am Dm G...
MargaritavilleJimmy BuffetD G A D7
Me and Bobby McGeeJanis Joplin
G G7 C D7
Nobody Knows YouEric ClaptonC E7 A7 Dm F...
No Woman No CryBob MarleyC Am F
Oh, Pretty WomanRoy OrbisonRiff
Over The RainbowJudy GarlandG Em Bm C...
Paint It BlackThe Rolling StonesDm A C F G
Peaceful Easy FeelingEaglesG D A Em
People Are StrangeThe DoorsEm Am B7 G
PerfectEd SheeranG C D Em
Puff the Magic DragonPeter Paul & MaryG Bm C Em A7
RadioactiveImagine Dragons
Am C G D
Redemption SongBob MarleyG Em C Am
Ring of FireJohnny CashG C D
RiptideVance JoyAm G C
Rocky RaccoonThe BeatlesAm7 D7 G7 C
Satisfaction (I Can't Get No)The Rolling StonesE A B7 D
Seven Bridges RoadEaglesD C G
Seven Nation ArmyWhite StripesE G D C B A
Sign of the TimesHarry StylesF Dm C C7 Bb
Sittin' On the Dock of the BayOtis ReddingG B7 C A E F
Smoke on the WaterDeep Purple
StitchesShawn MendesAm G C F
Sweet CarolineNeil DiamondA D E
Sweet Child O' MineGuns N RosesD C G A
Sweet Home AlabamaLynyrd SkynyrdD C G - Riff @ 20:55
Take It EasyEaglesG C D Em Am...
Take Me Home, Country RoadsJohn DenverG D Em C D7 F
The DanceGarth BrooksG D C Em
The First Cut Is the DeepestSheryl CrowA D E G
The WeightThe BandG Bm C D
Three Little BirdsBob MarleyA D E
Tracks of My TearsSmokey RobinsonG C D Em
UnwellMatchbox 20
G Cadd9 Em D
VincentDon McLeanG C Am D Em...
Wagon WheelDarius Rucker/Old CrowG D Em C
When I'm Gone (Cups)Anna KendrickC F Am G Dm
When You Say Nothing At AllAlison Krauss/Keith WhitleyG D C
Who'll Stop the RainCCRG C D Em Am...
Wild ThingTroggs/Jimi HendrixA D E
Wish You Were HerePink FloydEm G A C D
Wonderful TonightEric ClaptonG D C Em
WonderwallOasisEm G D A C
You Are My SunshineJohnny CashA D E
You Can't Always Get What You WantThe Rolling StonesC F D

Easy Beginner Guitar Songs

Wondering which songs are considered easier to play on guitar? Look no further than these famous hits listed above. These chart-toppers are relatively simple to play in terms of required chords and strumming patterns. They’re also fun, especially on guitar! In fact, when you meet up with fellow guitar players and other musicians, chances are they’ll already know many of these same songs. Also, whether you wish to play these easy beginner songs on acoustic or electric six-string guitar makes no difference. They’re played the same way.

When you start learning to play guitar, you probably don’t know what songs are good for beginners unless of course you play another instrument like piano for example. Knowing how to play virtually any other musical instrument will certainly lend itself to your ability to learn guitar. In other words, it all helps, especially when it comes to applying music theory to guitar-playing.

Most beginner guitar players first learn to play the chords G C D and Em (minor). With these relatively easy chords you’ll be able to play hundreds of song. While lots of songs entail more chords, when strting out it’s okay to ignore some of the more difficult chords temporarily. Many times doing so doesn’t affect the integrity of a song. The song just won’t sound as good as it could.