Ok, so the whole inspiration for this quick study of 4-chord songs was the following video by Australian comedy rock band Axis of Awesome:

They play their epic 4-chord song in the key of E, which is a bit tough on the uke, but if we shift it to the key of C, you've got the first 4 basic chords we've learned on the uke so far: C - G - Aminor - F.

The videos below are of songs that feature these 4 chords, and sometimes sneak some other chords, too, that will help us start to expand our chord repertoire. Enjoy!

Download the 4-chord song packet here: 


1. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

2. Stand By Me - Ben E. King


3. Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver) 

Video #1 - Learn to Play


Video #2 - Play Along

4. Let it Be (Lennon/McCartney)


5. Wagonwheel (Old Crow Medicine Show)

6. I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)

7. Over the Rainbow (Israel Kamikawiwo'ole)

8. I Will (Lennon/McCartney)