Top Ten Beginner Piano Songs For Adults That Are Popular
Beginner piano songs for adults include 1. Believer by Imagine Dragons, 2. Havana by Camila Cabello, and eight more.
Musicians, either professionals or amateurs, are bound to come across a piano at some point in their journey.
The instrument acts like a magnet for music lovers as it requires minimum handling (as opposed to a guitar) and doesn't come with the initial pain in the fingertips most guitarists go through.
Further, its melodious sound and easy-shifting chords make it an attraction among music lovers.
While you can always take a professional course to learn piano from the basics, it takes much more time that an adult may not have. Instead, you can start with songs that use only a few chords and are easy to play.
1) Believer by Imagine Dragons
Believer is surely one of the most famous songs of the Las Vegas-based pop rock band, Imagine Dragons.
Released on February 1, 2017, the song has over 2.3 billion views on YouTube and an almost equal number of streams on Spotify. Its lyrics were written by Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee, Dan Reynolds, Mattman & Robin, Justin Tranter, and Daniel Platzman.
Believer is an easy song for learning to beginners; it is suitable for playing repeated, rapid notes. Primarily based in the Bb minor, it was composed in the 12/8 time signature.
The track has an uplifting positive vibe due to which it remains a favorite among millions of music listeners.
2) Havana By Camila Cabello
Havana is 2017 single by Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello featuring rapper Young Thug.
The song was released on Camila's self-titled debut album and immediately peaked at the Billboard Hot 100. The lyrics was composed as a collaboration between Camilla Cabello, Brittany Hazzard, Pharrell Williams, Andrew Watt, Jeffery Williams, and more.
Havana is inspired by salsa, Latin heritage, and R&B beats. Best described as a Latin Fusion, the song is easy to play on the piano.
The chorus has a repeated left-hand pattern, whereas the right hand has a few chords on repeat.
3) Hallelujah By Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah is a masterpiece of Leonard Cohen originally released in the 1984 album Various Positions.
The song wasn't a success initially but became a chartbuster after Jeff Buckley covered it in 1994. The Buckley version of the song became a huge success and was also included in the list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time at number 259 in 2004.
Hallelujah is a cult classic among adult listeners as mostly every English speaker has heard at least one version of the song.
The song was composed in a time signature of 12/8, and the chord progression goes C, F, G, A minor, and F.
4) Blinding Lights By The Weeknd
Blinding Lights is a 2019 song by Canadian musician The Weeknd.
The artist composed the song in collaboration with musicians like Max Martin, Oscar Holter, Belly, and DaHeala. The lyrics credit goes to Abel Tesfaye, Jason Quenneville, Ahmed Balshe, Oscar Holter, and Max Martin.
Blinding Lights was released on November 29, 2019, by Republic Records and XO. It later featured as the second track from The Weeknd's fourth album After Hours.
The song premiered on YouTube on January 21, 2020, and currently has 670 million on the platform.
The Bill Withers' track was composed in the F Dorian key along with a tempo of 171 beats per minute.
5) Ain't No Sunshine By Bill Withers
Ain't No Sunshine is a 1971 song by Bill Withers. The track first featured in Bill's album Just As I Am, produced by Booker T Jones.
The song also featured musicians like Donald "Duck" Dunn, Al Jackson Jr, and Stephen Stills playing bass guitar, drums, and guitar, respectively.
Withers got his breakthrough with the single as it went to reach no. 3 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart and no. 6 in the US R&B chart.
Ain't No Sunshine is one of the simplest yet most powerful songs to play on the piano. Known for its short and sweet bluesy melody, the song can be played with one hand at a time.
6) All Of Me By John Legend
All of Me is a song by professional American singer John Legend. It was released on August 12, 2013, as the third single of Legend's fourth album, Love In the Future.
The song's official video has over 2.2 billion views on YouTube and is surely one of the most famous songs of John Legend. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three consecutive weeks and also reached no. 1 on six domestic charts in the US. It is one of the best-selling singles of all time worldwide.
As melodious and powerful as this love song is, it is also exceptionally easy to play on the piano. All of Me only requires little hand movement and has a simple beat with the melody on repetition.
7) Hey There Delilah By Plain White T's
Hey There Delilah is a 2006 song by the American band Plain White T's.
It was released on May 9, 2006, as an EP from the band's third album, All That We Needed. The song was re-released as a single in their fourth album, Every Second Counts. Though the song was initially unsuccessful, it eventually became a sleeper hit and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2007.
Plain White T's frontman Tom Higgenson got inspired to write the lyrics after meeting former American distance runner Delilah DiCrescenzo in 2002. Though the two never dated in real life, DiCrescenzo attended the 2008 Grammy Awards alongside Tom, where the song was nominated for the Song of the Year.
You can play Hey There Delilah on the piano in two ways. The first way is to play it based on the official chords, whereas the second is to play it using the left hand's broken chords. The second way can help replicate the fingerpick-styled part as in the original song.
As the single requires only three chords, it is a suitable option for beginners, especially if they want to impress their significant others.
8) The Scientist By Coldplay
The Scientist is a 2002 song by the English rock band Coldplay. It was released in the UK as a single in the band's second album A Rush of Blood to the Head on November 11, 2002.
The song reached no. 11 in the UK music chart and reached no. 18 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart after it was released in the US on April 15, 2003. It was written through a collaboration of all the members of Coldplay.
The Scientist has been listed as one of the best songs of all time by several magazines, including Blender, Consequence, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and more.
The song is easy to play on the piano as it requires only four major chords (Bb, Dm7, F, and Fsus2). It is one of the best songs for beginners as it helps in learning the basic chords due to repetition.
9) Just The Way You Are By Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Are is another romance-themed song on this list. It is the debut single of American singer Bruno Mars and probably one of his successful works.
Released on August 10, 2010, as the lead single of Mars' debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans, the song was written by the singer in collaboration with Ari Levine, Philip Lawrence, Needlz, and Khalil Walton. It was produced by Bruno Mars, Ari Levine, Philip Lawrence, and Needlz as the Smeezingtons.
The song currently has over 1.7 billion views on YouTube and over 1.4 billion streams on Spotify. It helped Mars win his first Grammy Award in the category of Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Just The Way You Are is a must-play for any piano enthusiast. It is easy to play and requires only three chords (C, G, and Em) In fact, it is one of the few songs that can be played using only the white keys.
10) Can't Help Falling In Love With You By Elvis Presley
Can't Help Falling In Love With You is the ultimate love song for any couple. Elvis Presley's classic song was first in his 1961 album Blue Hawaii and subsequently in his movie of the same name.
The song's melody is inspired by the French song Plaisir d'amour, which was composed by Jean-Paul-Egide Martini in 1784.
The Elvis Presley version was listed by Rolling Stone as the 403rd greatest song of all time in its 2012 edition. Despite getting released over 60 years ago, the single is still a favorite among music listeners and was labeled the best song for a newly-wedded couple for their first dance by OnBuy.
The official audio of the song has over 363 million views on YouTube and over 639 million streams on Spotify.
Can't Help Falling in Love is a must-play for beginners as it only has four chords to learn. It helps piano-learners to get accustomed to the major chords and practice their fingering.
Related: 15 Easy To Play Songs On Guitar
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