Are you a budding singer looking for a few easy-peasy-knock-it-out-the-park-style songs to impress your friends & family?
Well, you’ve come to the right place!
In this article, our awesome gang of musos have put together this ultimate list of 50+ super easy songs to sing (that sound impressive), along with an insight into why the song works:
50+ Easy Songs To Sing (That Sound Impressive)
1. Someone Like You (Adele)
When you hear “Adele” you may be intimidated however, Someone Like You is surprisingly simple to sing. The piano accompaniment is also straightforward and repetitive, so you can even belt along while playing the keys for that standing ovation!
2. Stay (Rihanna & Mikky Ekko)
This track allows you to add an extra impressive element: you can grab a friend who sings and perform it as a duet. There’s only one harmony on the bridge that sounds much harder than it is; nail it and you’ll impress anyone and everyone.
3. I’m Not the Only One (Sam Smith)
This one has a nice rhythm that allows the singer to stay in key easily. Plus, it allows for some falsetto notes and riffs that sound tricky, but actually aren’t. Sam Smith tracks work for both men and women because of his mixed range.
4. Skinny Love (Birdy)
Birdy sings this one in her distinct soprano voice, but it can easily be brought down a couple of octaves to suit various registers. It’s a beautiful song that will stop any audience member in their tracks.
5. Ocean Eyes (Billie Eilish)
If you’re going to sing Ocean Eyes, make sure you have an accompaniment that features the drums. They’re an essential part of this track and give it that heart-pumping emotion, so singing it without them won’t have the intended effect.
6. 1950 (King Princess)
This King Princess song is an undeniable crowd-pleaser yet, it’s very simple vocally. It stays within a relatively limited vocal range, allowing you to sing in your comfort zone and focus on the performance (although it will be hard to resist dancing along!)
7. I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You (Elvis)
If you’re looking to bring the crowd to tears, look no further than this classic Elvis tune. It can be sung in the trademark bass range or brought up a few octaves to suit any voice.
8. Royals (Lorde)
Royals is incredibly fun to sing. It lets the singer play with some unique expression & vibrato as Lorde does in its verses, before breaking out into that distinct upbeat chorus.
9. A-Team (Ed Sheeran)
One of Ed Sheeran’s sadder tracks, but it’s also beautiful and sounds more complicated than it actually is. You may need to access that falsetto in the chorus, but you can easily alter it to stay in your natural register if required.
10. Little Talks (Of Monsters and Men)
We highly recommend performing this track as a duet as the two vocal parts play off of each other very nicely. Some sections are akin to speaking, so even if you’re a beginner you can make this one sound masterful.
11. Stay with Me (Sam Smith)
So, maybe you don’t have the gospel choir in the background as Mr. Smith does, but any artist can still belt this one out even if completely solo.
12. Dancing on my Own (Robyn)
You can take this one in Robyn’s pop/dance/techno style, or in Calum Scott’s cover version which is more of a ballad. Either way, it’s an easy song with multiple moments that set any singer up to shine.
13. I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
I’m Yours is one of those tracks that everyone knows the lyrics to, despite how fast they’re sung. Bonus points if you can scat the way Jason does at the end!
14. Jar of Hearts (Christina Perri)
This dramatic ballad lets the singer hone their emotional performance. It’s full of crescendos and jumps from near whispers to full-fledged wailing, but don’t let that frighten you. It’s quite simple vocally and allows for liberties wherever you’re willing to take them.
15. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
If you’re in the market for a classic sing-along, Landslide is ideal. Though it has no overly complicated parts, it showcases any singer’s voice well. It was practically made to impress.
16. Say Something (A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera)
When this song first came out, it was hard to go anywhere without hearing it on the radio. Why? Because it puts any listener under a spell. It’s emotional and allows the artist to go between belting and soft singing without too much strain vocally.
17. Let Her Go (Passenger)
The repetition in the vocal part is what makes Let Her Go so straightforward to sing. It’s pretty much the same melody throughout with simple lyrics, so you can sing away with minimal effort.
18. Say You Won’t Let Go (James Arthur)
The melody in this James Arthur track is somewhat simple. However, it’s got ample opportunity for improvisation as well. James lets his raspy tone flourish on this track, which adds a real sense of flavor.
19. When the Party’s Over (Billie Eilish)
Billie is a legend, yet this song is surprisingly easy to sing. The vocal part is delivered very quietly for the majority of the track, allowing you to rest your voice before impressing with the choruses.
20. Teardrops on my Guitar (Taylor Swift)
Early Taylor Swift is a great way to impress the crowd without overcomplicating it. She wrote and sang this one as a mere teenager, but it still sounds amazing without being overly-complicated to sing.
21. Imagine (John Lennon)
John Lennon’s Imagine is evidence of his undeniable genius at work. However, it’s very repetitive so once you learn the first section, you know it all! Get the crowd singing with this classic.
22. Fields of Gold (Sting)
Sting may not be your first thought when you think of easy songs to sing along to. However, this track is soulful and simple, making it perfect for singers of all ages, stages, and talents.
23. Love Yourself (Justin Bieber)
Love Yourself is easy to sing for both men and women because it’s set in a mixed register with a fairly limited range. It’s also quite repetitive, making it a perfect one to add to any singer’s easy-to-sing repertoire.
24. Perfect Duet (Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé)
We understood if you just read Beyoncé and thought, “no way”. However, not all Beyoncé tunes are as hard as she makes them sound. For instance, this melodic duet is super straightforward vocally and sounds heavenly. It’s a no-brainer for any singer’s repertoire!
25. Waterloo (ABBA)
We couldn’t write a list of easy songs to impress without including at least one ABBA track. Waterloo is on the easier side and almost impossible to resist dancing along to.
26. Lego House (Ed Sheeran)
This is one of Ed Sheeran’s “rapping” debuts where he sings impressively quickly. The vocals aren’t difficult at all due to the lack of melody, so if you can nail the lyrics, you’ll blow the audience away.
27. Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Again, one aspect of a song that tends to make it easier is repetition. Jolene is repetitive both lyrically and melodically, making it ideal for a singer looking to impress without too much vocal strain.
28. Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
Rehab is straightforward as far as Amy Winehouse tracks go due to its slow delivery, repetitive nature and limited range. Plus, it’s a blast to sing!
29. Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae)
You may already know the lyrics to Put Your Records On as it’s somewhat of a girl-power anthem. It’s a great way to get the audience moving without too much work on your end.
30. Banana Pancakes (Jack Johnson)
Jack Johnson is the king of the laid-back guitar tune. Nothing about this track is overcomplicated; if you can play the guitar, we recommend strumming along.
31. The Climb (Miley Cyrus)
This motivational ballad may seem intimidating at first, but it’s far simpler than you might think. The only tricky part is the belting on the chorus, but you can easily skip that and it will still sound great.
32. July (Noah Cyrus feat. Leon Bridges)
July can be performed as a duet or solo. It’s a sweet ballad that can also be accompanied by a solo guitar. Because the song is so great, the audience won’t even notice how simple it is to sing!
33. River (Leon Bridges)
River is slow, steady, and a major crowd-pleaser. You’ll never guess how easy it is to sing until you give it a try because of its steady pace and soulful flow.
34. Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day)
If you’re looking for a rock ballad, this Green Day hit is just that and more. It’s repetitive and has no hidden flares.
35. Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
The hardest part about this one is counting and remembering how many times you’ve said the iconic, “I know”! Other than that, you’ll find it easy to sing in terms of lyrics and vocals.
36. Bubbly (Colbie Caillat)
Colbie Caillat’s Bubbly is the ideal sweet and soft ballad. There’s nothing complex about this one, but it sounds lovely and is guaranteed to impress.
37. One Call Away (Charlie Puth)
Charlie Puth’s songs are great for both men and women because of his uniquely high voice. This song in particular has some nice easy riffs that make the song sound impressive.
38. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Though the lyrics are some of the most beautiful ever written, the melody is very simple. You can even follow in Leonard Cohen’s footsteps and speak some of them.
39. Wannabe (Spice Girls)
We had to have at least one Spice Girls track on this list. Wannabe is fun, easy, and can even be sung with a group of friends!
40. Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan)
Bob Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love is a perfect choice for any lover of folk. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a ballad that sounds impressive to the listener, but doesn’t overcomplicate things.
41. Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Maybe you don’t have the same low bass register that Neil Diamond does, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock this one! Simply bring it up a key or two and sing your heart out.
42. Price Tag (Jessie J)
Price Tag’s message is to uncomplicate our lives and live according to what’s real. So, it makes sense that it’s accessible to any singer at any level. Spread the message and enjoy yourself while singing this one!
43. American Pie (Don McLean)
Most Americans can sing at least a few sections of this one. Yes, it’s a long song, but once you know it you know it for life!
44. Watermelon Sugar (Harry Styles)
Watermelon Sugar is impressive because of those few high notes, but they’re much easier to deliver than you would think! If they’re not in your range, you can simply bring them down an octave or two to add your own twist to the song.
45. You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift)
This song is super straightforward, so nearly anyone can belt it out and impress the audience. Due to its unique vocal phrasing, it sounds much more complicated than it actually is.
46. How to Save a Life (The Fray)
This track is set in the ideal mixed voice register, so both men and women can perform it. It allows for some belting here and there to make for a varied and convincing vocal performance.
47. Bad Guy (Billie Eilish)
As with other Billie Eilish tracks, Bad Guy stays in a near whisper for the majority of the song. This makes it easy, fun, and exciting to sing.
48. Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
Iris is an iconic ‘90s anthem and luckily, it sounds much harder than it is. The chorus breaks out in a great big release that sounds impressive but, is accessible to singers of any level due to the rough and raspy delivery.
49. So What (P!nk)
P!nk is exceptionally talented, making some of her songs rather complicated for most singers. o What is one of her more relaxed and easy ones, so take the opportunity to rock it out!
50. A Million Reasons (Lady Gaga)
Lady Gaga is in the same boat as P!nk in terms of vocal talent. However, A Million Reasons is far easier than it sounds. We recommend digging into your emotional side as it gives the song its impressive soul.
We hope you enjoyed our ultimate list of easy songs to sing that sound impressive! Why not check out our list of karaoke songs for bad singers next?