Top 100+ Easy Guitar Songs – BEST List For Beginners (Part 1: Chord Songs)

As a musician, learning songs for whichever instrument you are playing is one of the best exercises. Not only do you get to practice your chops but you also get to learn exactly how a particular song is played. As a beginner/intermediate guitar player, learning songs is all about knowing where to put your fingers on the fretboard, listening to the strumming patterns used, and taking note of any special techniques or chord combinations. Being aware of these things as you learn songs will help you become a better guitar player and composer.

However, as a new/intermediate guitar player, you may be looking for a list of easy songs to learn. That’s why I’ve created a 2-part series of the 100+ best easy guitar chord and tab songs. This is the first part of the series and includes 50+ awesome guitar chord songs. If you’re more interested in learning songs with licks which are more guitar tab-focussed, check out part 2 of the top 100+ easy guitar songs. In the song list below, you’ll notice that for every song I’ve included a link to the:

  • Song/Artist (linked to YouTube)
  • Ultimate Guitar Chords/Tabs
  • Guitar Pro Tabs

I’d highly recommend using a piece of software such as Tux Guitar (free) or Guitar Pro (paid, however much more comprehensive) to open the Guitar Pro tab files below. Be aware that some GP tabs are for version 6 of Guitar Pro which won’t open in Tux Guitar.

Have fun and happy guitar playing!

Easy Chord Songs

For the first part of this easy guitar songs list, the guitar portion of the tune primarily consists of chords. They usually don’t have too much else in terms of riffs or picking – they are mainly strumming-based songs.

Song / Artist Ultimate Guitar Chords Guitar Pro Tabs
1. T.N.T – AC/DC Chords GP Tabs
2. Bad Moon Rising – CCR Chords GP Tabs
3. Free Fallin – Tom Petty Chords GP Tabs
4. Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel Chords GP Tabs
5. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? – CCR Chords GP Tabs
6. Love Me Do – The Beatles Chords GP Tabs
7. Time Of Your Life – Green Day Chords GP Tabs
8. Ring Of Fire –  Johnny Cash Chords GP Tabs
9. Ho Hey – The Lumineers Chords N/A
10. Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams Chords GP Tabs
11. Hey, Soul Sister – Train Chords N/A
12. Let it be –  The Beatles Chords GP Tabs
13. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen Chords GP Tabs
14. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz Chords GP Tabs
15. Little Talks – Of Monsters And Men Chords N/A
16. Born In The U.S.A. – Bruce Springsteen Chords GP Tabs
17. Walk Of Life – Dire Straits Chords GP Tabs
18. Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel Chords N/A
19. Yellow – Coldplay Chords GP Tabs
20. No Rain –  Blind Melon Chords GP Tabs
21. Closing Time – Semisonic Chords GP Tabs
22. All Right Now – Free Chords GP Tabs
23. Times Like These – Foo Fighters Chords GP Tabs
24. 3AM – Matchbox Twenty Chords GP Tabs
25. Run-Around – Blues Traveler Chords N/A
26. Mr. Jones – Counting Crows Chords GP Tabs
27. She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks Chords GP Tabs
28. Rolling in the Deep – Adele Chords GP Tabs
29. Sitting, Waiting, Wishing – Jack Johnson Chords GP Tabs
30. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley Chords N/A
31. 500 miles – The Proclaimers Chords N/A
32. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves Chords N/A
33. Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash Chords GP Tabs
34. Pumped up Kicks – Foster The People Chords GP Tabs
35. Otherside – Red Hot Chili Peppers Chords GP Tabs
36. Creep – Radiohead Chords GP Tabs
37. A Horse with No Name – America Chords GP Tabs
38. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond Chords GP Tabs
39. Band On The Run – Wings Chords GP Tabs
40. Simple Song – The Shins Chords N/A
41. Take It Easy – The Eagles Chords GP Tabs
42. Let It Go – James Bay Chords N/A
43. Hey Ya! – OutKast Chords GP Tabs
44. Jumper – Third Eye Blind Chords GP Tabs
45. Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil Chords GP Tabs
46. Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show Chords N/A
47. Stay With Me – Sam Smith Chords N/A
48. The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars Chords N/A
49. Rockin’ In The Free World – Neil Young Chords GP Tabs
50. Wonderwall – Oasis Chords GP Tabs
51. Lick It Up – Kiss Chords GP Tabs
52. I’m a Believer – The Monkees Chords GP Tabs
53. Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd Chords GP Tabs
54. Drive – Incubus Chords GP Tabs
55. Mother – Pink Floyd Chords GP Tabs

Check Out Part 2!

If you liked part 1 of this series, you’ll likely also want to check out part 2 which includes another 50+ easy guitar tab songs. The songs in part 2 may be a bit more challenging as they tend to require more picking and faster finger movement but if you’re up for the challenge check it out.

If you have any questions or comments about any of the guitar chord songs listed above or have any songs you think would fit in well, don’t forget to leave a comment below.

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