5 Easy Piano Songs You Will Love to Play

Fun and Easy Piano Songs

You don’t have to be an expert piano player to learn and play great songs. Most of the songs you love can actually be re-arranged for “easy” piano. Others really are quite simple in their most popular form. Either way, there is a wealth of songs available to even the most rudimentary players.
To give you some idea as to what is available out there, here are five songs to try. They range from hits by legendary performers to recent chart-toppers. We hope you will find a few that pique your interest.

Fly Me to the Moon

Written by Bart Howard and originally called “In Other Words,” this jazz classic was first released by Kaye Ballard in 1954. Over 100 versions have been recorded. Perhaps the best-known version was recorded by Frank Sinatra on his 1964 album IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SWING, accompanied by Count Basie and his orchestra.

Hey Jude

Many of the great songs by The Beatles are deceptively simple in their composition, and this is a prime example. This was written by Paul McCartney (though credited to Lennon-McCartney as was the band’s custom), and was the debut single on their Apple Records label. It ran for over 7 minutes, which was unusual at the time, and topped the British charts for 16 weeks in 1968. It has sold 4 million copies in the US alone.

Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)

This acclaimed 2001 hit by Train featured production by Brendan O’Brien, who has also worked with Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, and many others. The song portrays a man wondering whether a woman’s journey to find herself still leaves room for him, whom she had left behind. Lead singer Patrick Monahan has stated that the song was inspired by his late mother, who had died after a struggle with cancer, and that the opening lines “came to [him] in a dream.”

All About That Bass

One of the catchiest hits of the mid-10s, this song was sung and co-written by Meghan Trainor. It was one of the biggest hits of 2014, spending a total of 8 non-consecutive weeks at number one. The lyrics, although controversial, were intended by Trainor to be a callout to embrace inner beauty, and to promote a positive body image and self-acceptance.

Billie Jean

Michael Jackson was already a huge star before “Billie Jean” was issued, but this 1983 single’s release, accompanied by a legendary live performance at the Motown 25 TV special and a groundbreaking music video, shot him into the stratosphere and cemented his status as one of the true superstars of music.

The song was produced by Quincy Jones, who also had worked with Sinatra and Basie during the “Fly Me to the Moon” sessions.

Have fun!

As you can see, songs of virtually any genre can be easily adapted into a simple piano arrangement. With practice, you can master the songs you love on piano.