This is the ultimate list of easy guitar songs for the beginner. If you don’t know any chords yet, check out the basic guitar chords.

There are literally thousands of easy guitar songs out there, but we feel like we got you covered with a solid base of songs that should keep you busy for a long time.

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How to Use this List

The best way to learn guitar is learn the songs you love. When you see a song you like, click on it to open a new tab that contains the song’s video lesson, lyrics and chords all in one page.

Easy Guitar Songs with Only Open Chords

  1. Wild Thing – The Troggs
  2. Knocking on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
  3. Heart of Gold – Neil Young
  4. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  5. Viva la Vida – Coldplay
  6. I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
  7. The Boxer – Mumford & Sons
  8. Times like These – Foo Fighters
  9. Wonderwall – Oasis
  10. Disarm – The Smashing Pumpkins
  11. Nutshell – Alice in Chains
  12. Lucky Man – The Verve
  13. Under the Milky Way – The Church
  14. Wheat Kings – Tragically Hip
  15. House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
  16. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater
  17. Slide – Goo Goo Dolls
  18. Zombie – The Cranberries
  19. A Horse with No Name – America
  20. Lady in Black – Uriah Heep
  21. Rockin in the Free World – Neil Young
  22. I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
  23. Stand by Me – Ben King
  24. Songbird – Oasis
  25. Talk Tonight – Oasis
  26. Let Her Cry – Hootie and the Blowfish
  27. Leaving on a Jet Plane – John Denver
  28. Good Riddance – Green Day
  29. Closing Time – Semisonic
  30. The Sound of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel
  31. American Pie – Don McLean
  32. Price Tag – Jessie J ft. B.o.B
  33. Fucking Perfect – P!nk
  34. Introducing Me – Nick Jonas
  35. Superman – Five For Fighting
  36. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
  37. Demons – Imagine Dragons
  38. Someone Like You – Adele
  39. We Found Love – Rihanna
  40. Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
  41. Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Easy Guitar Songs with Barre Chords

  1. What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes
  2. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
  3. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  4. Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day
  5. Big Me – Foo Fighters
  6. Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
  7. Karma Police – Radiohead
  8. Angel of Harlem – U2
  9. Island Song (Adventure Time Song) – Misc Cartoons
  10. Free Falling – Tom Petty
  11. Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  12. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  13. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  14. Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri
  15. Where is the Love – Black Eyed Peas
  16. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
  17. Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
  18. Hey Soul Sister – Train
  19. Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus


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  1. Sarah

    November 11, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Wow thanks for this! This is the best compilation I’ve ever came across, with chords and video lesson included? That’s what I really needed and it’s all here. Thank you so much for this… saved me so much time from compiling and researching myself. This will indeed keep me busy, as I’ve started learning a few songs here and it’s been fun so far!

    • Jeff Barkley

      November 12, 2017 at 8:10 am

      Hey Sarah, thank you for your kind words. I’m glad you found this helpful! If you need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out!

    • Edward Luby

      January 27, 2018 at 1:38 am

      Yes looks great

  2. Gary Holden

    December 8, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I love most of the songs here, you have a great taste in music 😉 Anyway, I’m glad I found this resource because I thought my favorite songs sounded too hard to learn on guitar for my level of playing, until I actually saw their chords (thanks to you). I can’t believe I didn’t bother Googling them (face palm). I guess I was intimidated by how great they sounded that I thought they were hard to play. I learned my lesson, and I can’t wait to get home and try all these songs out! Yes, I’m challenging myself to learn all these songs, even the ones I don’t know. Wish me luck!

    • Jeff Barkley

      December 8, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      Hey Gary, I’m excited for you too! Well I’m glad you learned your lesson 😉 I would wish you luck but honestly, luck has nothing to do with it. Just have fun and practice and play every single day. Let me know how it’s been so far, and if you have any questions in the future, you can ask me right here 😀

    • Sean Hays

      December 9, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Man I’m on the same boat as you. I tried learning my favorite songs first but I got frustrated cause I couldn’t play them right. Now I see the same songs listed here as “easy guitar songs” and that challenged me once again. The simplified chords and video lessons will hopefully make a difference this time. Last time I didn’t know what I was doing lol

      • Jeff Barkley

        December 9, 2017 at 10:59 am

        Hey Sean, glad to know this list encouraged you to try again! Promise me not to give up this time. And yes, the simplified chords and video lessons will help a great deal here. What specific songs here do you plan on learning? Keep us posted!

        • Sean Hays

          December 11, 2017 at 9:54 am

          Almost every song actually. The classics. Gotta love them! I’m actually in the middle of learning American Pie. I think I’ll learn Wonderwall next

  3. J Skip

    December 30, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Great compilation. Many thanks to a beginner level guitar player.

    • Jeff Barkley

      December 31, 2017 at 4:47 am

      Hey J, you’re very much welcome. Have fun!

  4. FirstMilo

    January 1, 2018 at 3:23 am

    I see you don’t monetize your website, don’t waste your traffic, you can earn additional cash every month because you’ve got high quality content.

  5. Brittany

    May 2, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Great site. Thanks alot! Excited to learn most of these songs!


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